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With stunningly grand architecture and seeping history from every pore, London is a capital city with a lot to see and experience. With superb shopping and stunning theatre shows it has all the entertainment you need to keep any tourist happy.

London isn’t the cheapest city in the world but you can find some great cuisine on offer. Soho and surrounding China Town offers some interesting options for eating and drinking, whilst those really scratching beneath the surface should head to London’s famous markets such as Borough Market, Brick Lane and Portobello Market.

On a sunny day London is all about its parks, try Hampstead Heath, Primrose Hill or even Richmond Park.

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    Borough Market

    One of the oldest and largest food markets in London is an amazing experience. It can be pretty busy with tourists on a weekend but there is plenty of food and produce on offer from all over the world. It's a great place to spend an afternoon. Great for foodies and anyone looking to sample some interesting cuisine. There are also plenty of quality pubs, restaurants and coffee shops in the area.

    Where: 8 Southwark St, London SE1 1TL
    Nearest Tube: London Bridge
    Opening hours: Saturday/Thursday 8am - 5pm, Fri 12pm - 6pm, Sun - Closed, Mon-Wed 10am - 3pm
    June 13th 2013
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    Carnaby St Bars

    Carnaby street may be best known for its shops, but there are plenty of great pubs and bars on and around this small Soho road as well. Perfect for post shopping drinks or a night out. Best enjoyed from 5pm on a Friday when all the people who work in the area have a few beers and the atmosphere in the pubs is great.
    June 16th 2013
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    Secret Cinema

    You won't find this on the usual list of tourist attractions but you won't find anything like Secret Cinema anywhere else in the world. It's an evening where you watch a film but also become part of the film. Set in a secret location that only ticket holders know about, Secret Cinema is a mixture between a movie and a huge theatrical production which you're a part of. Don't worry, you don't need to 'perform' but you'll be told to wear a certain outfit and will be forced into a certain character and you can't help but play along.

    The best thing about Secret Cinema is that it's all pretty secret so I won't give too much away but I will tell you that it's one of the best ways to spend an evening in London and you'll find out how crazy the city can be.

    Website Secret Cinema Website

    June 20th 2013
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    St Pauls Cathedral

    I've been working near to St Paul's Cathedral for a while now and it's such an impressive historical sight to walk past every day. The Cathedral dates from the 17th century, it's well known for being the place where Princess Diana married Prince Charles in 1981, but also for Margaret Thatcher's funeral in 2013.

    You can make the climb up to the top of the dome of the Cathedral where the Whispering Gallery has amazing acoustics, you can hear people talking on the other side of the room.

    Well worth a visit.
    June 16th 2013
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    Warner Bros Studio London

    When London is mentioned there are many things that may come to mind but perhaps not Warner Bros Studio. This is one of the greatest tourist destinations that you can find as a film fanatic. Warner Bros Studio London offers you a unique opportunity to learn abut the great actors and actresses legends of this country. Harry Potter Studio Tour is also a great place to visit for any Potter fans and should also be entertaining for those who aren't.
    June 23rd 2013
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    Find A Rooftop Bar With A View Of The City

    There are numerous rooftop bars around London where you can get a great view of the city.

    Try the SkyLounge on the 12th floor of the DoubleTree by Hilton at Tower Hill or Madison at One New Change overlooking St Paul's Cathedral.

    There's plenty of choice when it comes to rooftop bars and terraces in London that'll give you a great view of an iconic skyline.

    Website Time Out - Roof Top Bars of London

    August 23rd 2013
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    Kayaking The Thames at Night

    An incredible way to see the city lights at night, without the noise and traffic in the city centre. Kayaking down the Thames past the tall buildings of Canary Wharf and past old ships en route to Greenwich. Make sure you make a stop off at a local pub before the energising kayak back home.

    Blog Post Kayaking The Thames at Night.

    August 11th 2013
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    Canalway Cavalcade at Little Venice

    On the first bank holiday in May each year, Little Venice (near Warwick Avenue) comes alive with dozens of decorated narrowboats.

    The area is full to bursting with people enjoying the 'old English' feel, and it does have the atmosphere of a really weird school fete. Anyone who's anyone in the narrowboating world docks up and shouts banterful abuse at each other over pimms and lemonade. What ho!

    Those landlubbers amongst us are free to wander around the banks of the canal, looking at little food and souvenir stalls and having a few pimms of our own. It's free to enter and is yet another reason why I love my home town of London.

    Blog Post Canalway Calvalcade at Little Venice

    August 15th 2013
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    Jet Boating on the Thames

    City Cruises, normally associated with genteel dinner cruises on the Thames, has just launched ThamesJet. Burn up the river on this exhilerating ride! Check out the video: WOOO HOOOO!

    Blog Post Thames Jet Video

    August 21st 2013
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    Food Tour in East London

    What better way to discover a culture than through it's food? Take this 3.5 hour walking tour through London's East End and you're sure to come away with a full belly and a whole lot of random historical tidbits about London's most interesting neighborhood.

    Blog Post Taste East End - London Food Tour

    August 26th 2013
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    Visiting The Sherlock Holmes Museum

    Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson lived at 221b Baker Street between 1881-1904, according to the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.The house is protected by the government due to its “special architectural and historical interest”, while the 1st floor study overlooking Baker Street is still faithfully maintained for posterity as it was kept in Victorian Times - Sherlock Holmes Website

    Blog Post Visiting The Sherlock Holmes Museum

    September 17th 2013
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    Exolore Granary Square, Kings Cross & St Pancras Station

    If you're getting a train from Kings Cross or St Pancras and have some time to play with, check out the newly developed Granary Square area, just behind Kings Cross station. You'll find a number of street food stalls during the week, plus a number of quality restaurants, such as the canteen-style Caravan and quirky South American diner Shrimpy's. London's newest square is also home to the new Central St Martin's art school building and the Guardian newspaper, with a special 'google site' also in the works.

    The former railway warehouses around the canal have been tastefully converted with a sharp eye for aesthetics - with bright green astroturf covering the steps and multi-coloured illuminated fountains encouraging you to dwell in what was - not so long ago - a place you would hurry to escape! In St Pancras itself, make sure you check out the Lover's Statue, and that of John Betjeman, who was instrumental in saving the beautiful and historic station building from the wrecking ball, along with various temporary public art installations in the rafters above the docked Eurostar trains. And if you're still stuck after that, you could always have a tinkle on the ivories of one of several pianos dotted about the concourse! It really is a station we can be proud of.

    Blog Post Review of St Pancras Renaissance Railway Hotel

    September 24th 2013
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    London Fields Brewery

    Right next to London Fields in Hackney is a great small brewery serving lots of special cask ales and beers.

    It's a great little place to chill out and taste some of their many beers. They also do a tour of the brewery and have a festival outside in the summer.

    Well worth seeking out if you're a beer lover.

    Blog Post London Fields Brewery

    October 28th 2013
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    Have Breakfast At Borough Market

    Breakfast in Borough Market. Walking around the market whilst spotting the glimmering Shard peering through the roof openings of the market in what is now a blend of old meets new you can see tourists and locals blending into one cosmopolitan blend of what now beautifully represents London. All strolling around taking in the scents of all that is on offer from the sellers at the market. Almost every country is represented here. From American cheese cakes good enough to make a New York into believing they were tasting Brooklyn finest sweet stuff, to Parisian macaroons in the sweetest colours, to Turkish patisseries, Israelis humus severed with warm flat breads. The smell of Spanish paella being cooked in massive pans. Each time I travel I make every effort to see that markets abroad so its always great to take my senses on a journey without jetting off to another country.


    February 8th 2014
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    Views of London - The Sky Garden at Walkie Talkie building

    Looking for a awesome view of London? Try the Sky Garden at the Walkie Talkie (nickname) building for 360 degree views across London. Not as high as the Shard but it's free! Just book on their website well in advance.

    There's a bar at the top as well as a few restaurants.

    Blog Post Video of the Sky Garden (YouTube)

    July 9th 2015
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    Get Your Voice Heard At Speakers Corner

    If you fancy a bit of open-air public speaking head over to Speakers Corner in Hyde Park. It's in the north-east corner of the park and speakers come along to speak on any topic as long as it's lawful.

    You'll see some colourful characters venting their opinions here and more often that not you'll see a good old heated debate going on between the crowd and speaker. Free and interesting, what more could you want?
    June 25th 2013
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    Things To Do In Little Venice

    Little Venice is a little village in the borough of Westminster where Regent's Canal meets Grand Junction Canal. It's cut between Paddington, Maida Vale and Warrick Avenue. Lined with beautiful Georgian and Victorian town houses, willow trees and canal waterways. Beautiful architecture, some of which was designed by John Nash who designed the beautiful Regents Park. Now, you won't find gondolas here and the whole village doesn't float on water like Venice, but nonetheless Little Venice has a certain charm about it. You can take canal boat trips and navigate through the picturesque routes along Regents Canal in this affluent part of London. Its a haven for beautiful architecture, restaurants offering dinning with views of canal boats floating by. With its close proximity to Abbey Road recording studios don't be too surprised if you spot a musician or two in the area.

    Blog Post Little Venice Guide | Canals, Boat Trips, Restaurants and More

    September 16th 2014

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