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Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Queen Victoria in London

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Queen Victoria in London

Two thousand nineteen marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth. One of the most prominent British monarchs, Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert left an important legacy in London that can still be discovered today. Here’s how to celebrate the many achievements and lasting influence of one of Britain’s most popular queens in the city of London. ... Read More

Supermarket Sweep: Edible London Souvenirs To Buy In The Grocery Store

Supermarket Sweep: Edible London Souvenirs To Buy In The Grocery Store

British grocery stores are an unexpected but surprisingly great place to do some souvenir shopping. They’re well stocked with edible London souvenirs that may be hard to find back home like British biscuits (cookies) and crisps (potato chips). Supermarket souvenirs are also affordable and bound to please your friends, family and coworkers back home. Here’s where to shop and what to buy. ... Read More

A Guide To The Most Iconic London Department Stores

A Guide To The Most Iconic London Department Stores

Let’s be honest: Yes, London is home to some of the world’s best museums and cultural institutions, but it also has great shopping, and that’s one of its biggest draws. As an added bonus to the spectator shopping to be had, many of London’s iconic department stores are also must-see tourists sights as well. Packed with history, fame and cutting edge fashion and flair, these are the most legendary London department stores for fashionistas and history-buffs alike. ... Read More

A Guide to Notting Hill’s Most Colorful Streets

A Guide to Notting Hill’s Most Colorful Streets

Notting Hill may be London’s most popular neighborhood. (Thank you, Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant!) But it really does live up to the cinematic hype. The whole West London neighborhood is abounding with creative, bohemian energy that’s no doubt fostered in part by the neighborhood’s iconic painted houses. Here’s where to go to discover Notting Hill’s most colorful streets. ... Read More

Blooming London: Where to See London’s Spring Flowers

Blooming London: Where to See London’s Spring Flowers

As the weather grows milder and the days get longer, it’s impossible not to be impressed by London’s spring flowers. With blooms and bushels of magnolias, wisteria, daffodils and crocuses, London is a sea of the most charming pinks, purples and yellows this time of year. Here’s where to go to make sure you don’t miss out on blooming London. Have your camera ready. ... Read More

Visiting Borough Market: London’s Most Delicious Destination

Visiting Borough Market: London’s Most Delicious Destination

If you haven’t heard of London’s Borough Market then you are missing out. It’s arguably London’s best artisan food market selling mouthwatering, gourmet street food, as well as tons of raw products like fresh cheeses and cured meats, gorgeous fruit and vegetables and freshly baked goods. There are even stalls selling craft beer and wine. Here’s everything you need to know about visiting Borough Market in London. ... Read More

How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In London

How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day In London

The city of London is home to a massive Irish community, so you can be sure that St. Paddy’s Day is on the radar of many Londoners as a day—or whole weekend—of revelry. From the epic parades to the pints of Guinness or a little something more special, consider this your go-to guide to observing St. Patrick’s Day in London. Here’s how to get in on the good times. ... Read More

5 Charming London Bookshops to Satisfy your Inner-Bibliophile

5 Charming London Bookshops to Satisfy your Inner-Bibliophile

The romance and nostalgic appeal of London’s quaint bookshops are hard to overlook. From historic, dusty hideaways to neighborhood favorites, this is truly a city for bibliophiles and bookworms. Selected for their poetic charm, indie spirit and enchanting ambiance, these are just a few of our favorite London bookshops to get lost in for hours. Don’t forget to save room in your suitcase. ... Read More

Common London Tourist Mistakes—And How To Avoid Them

Common London Tourist Mistakes—And How To Avoid Them

Though the city of London has much in common with its American friends across the pond, the United Kingdom is still very much a foreign country. However, with a little guidance and advice, it’s easy to feel right at home. Here’s a roundup of some of the most common London tourist mistakes, as well as how to avoid them to seamlessly blend in like a local in London. ... Read More

Delicious Food Souvenir Stores In London

Delicious Food Souvenir Stores In London

On your next trip to London, skip the tacky cheap knickknacks, t-shirts and shot glasses and try shopping for edible souvenirs instead, which are bound to be crowd pleasers. There are plenty of food souvenir stores in London selling quintessentially British nibbles that make perfect gifts and are easy enough to transport. Here are a few of our favorite shops. ... Read More

The Most Romantic Places in London

The Most Romantic Places in London

Consider this your guide to all-things romantic in the British capital. London is romantic all year round, but it gets especially cute and cozy during the cold British winters. Whether you’re after a night on the town at a warm, candlelit restaurant or a night in at a couple-friendly apartment, these are the romantic places in London that have love in the air. ... Read More

Picturesque and Private: The Best Mews Rentals in London

Picturesque and Private: The Best Mews Rentals in London

A London mews is a small side street lined with houses that have been converted from former stables. Mews are some of the most desirable properties to own or rent in London, as they’re usually packed with charm and a sense of history. They are also private and quiet. From the sweet to the stylish, here’s our pick of the very best mews rentals in London for your next trip. ... Read More

Why You Need to Visit London in 2019

Why You Need to Visit London in 2019

It’s a sensational time to plan a trip to London. The year 2019 brings a whole slew of exciting events to the already-exciting capital of London. From amazing art exhibitions at world-class museums to important royal anniversaries, here are 9 reasons to visit London in 2019. Keep them in mind when booking your next trip because you won’t want to miss out on the fun. ... Read More

6 Romantic Restaurants in London

6 Romantic Restaurants in London

Paris may be the city of love, but London has an indisputable romance of its very own. When love is in the air, a tucked-away table for two at one of London’s most romantic restaurants is on the menu. From the impressive Michelin-starred darlings to the secreted-away bistros, here are a few of our date-night picks for the most romantic restaurants in London. ... Read More

Drop-in and Tone-Up: The Best London Gyms for Travelers

Drop-in and Tone-Up: The Best London Gyms for Travelers

It’s not always easy to stay fit while traveling, but with cool studios and gyms with relaxed drop-in policies, London is packed with fitness options for health-conscious visitors. Whether your jam is yoga or Pilates, barre or spin, London has something for everyone’s taste and skill level. Here are a few of our favorite London gyms for travelers that allow drop-in classes for non-members. ... Read More

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