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Literature in London: 9 Famous British Authors And Where To Find Them

Literature in London: 9 Famous British Authors And Where To Find Them

The UK has a very prestigious literary history. From serious Nobel Prize winners to worldwide sensations and genre-defining icons like William Shakespeare, there’s no shortage of British authors to discover. If you’re on the hunt for literature in London, start with these famous British authors whose legacy can still be found throughout the city of London and the United Kingdom. ... Read More

Strike A Chord: A Guide To Music In London

Strike A Chord: A Guide To Music In London

From rock and roll, punk and pop to classical concerts, epic festivals, and musical theater, London has a rich musical heritage that can still be explored today. Dating back centuries, there are many different events and festivals that have a long history in the capital. And there is always something new to discover: Music in London is always on the cutting edge. Here’s a primer on how to discover the city’s varied and historic music scene. ... Read More

The Complete Guide To The London Restaurant Festival

The Complete Guide To The London Restaurant Festival

London is known for its diverse and innovative food scene, and there’s no shortage of restaurants to visit. Celebrating its eleventh year, London Restaurant Festival is a yearly event that takes place in October and highlights the best of the city’s gastronomic scene. Here, we’re breaking down the basics of the London Restaurant Festival, so that you can chow down like a champ. ... Read More

Fabulous Floral Facades: London’s Prettiest Storefronts

Fabulous Floral Facades: London’s Prettiest Storefronts

London is a hotspot for design—especially doorway design, where storefronts are gorgeously dressed to make a creative statement. May (during the Chelsea Flower Show) is the perfect time to see the most impressive storefront displays, but some businesses like to show off all year round. Here are just a few of London’s prettiest storefronts to visit on your next trip to London. ... Read More

Calling All Sports Fans: Here’s Where To Watch Sports In London

Calling All Sports Fans: Here’s Where To Watch Sports In London

Sports are a big part of many Brits’ lives. In fact, many famous sports like rugby, cricket, lawn tennis, golf and football (soccer) began in Britain. There are also plenty of notable British sportsmen and women, such as Sir Roger Bannister who was the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. Here, we’re rounding up a few of the best places to observe famous British sports in London. ... Read More

10 Stylish London Vacation Apartments with Chic Interior Décor

10 Stylish London Vacation Apartments with Chic Interior Décor

London is known as a city with superior style. From the fashion to the architecture and interior design, this is one chic city. To show off its swankiest side, we’re rounding up just a few of our most stylish London vacation apartments that anyone with an eye for design would appreciate. Here’s where to stay if you’re looking for a home with high style and fashionable vibes. ... Read More

Art in London: Famous British Artists and Where to Find Their Works

Art in London: Famous British Artists and Where to Find Their Works

London is home to many world-class art museums, such as The National Gallery, Tate Modern and Tate Britain. To make the most any fine art museum trip, it’s helpful to know about a bit about Britain’s most notable and famous artists, both from the past and present. Here, we’re highlighting a few of the most important figures and explaining where to find their art in London. ... Read More

Autumn Checklist: Packing For London In The Fall

Autumn Checklist: Packing For London In The Fall

Because of the mild weather, fall is a great time to visit London; however, you do need to be prepared for varying temperatures and a bit of rain. Generally speaking, the days are mild and still long (daylight savings doesn’t end until the end of October.) That said, nights do tend to get a bit chilly, and, of course, there’s that famous British rain. (October is London’s wettest month.) Here’s what you need to remember when packing for London in the Fall. ... Read More

London’s Best Monuments and Statues to See in the City

London’s Best Monuments and Statues to See in the City

Any first time visitor to London will tell you that the city is positively jammed with impressive monuments, statues and memorials. But though they’re often visually interesting to look at, these statues are even more impressive when you know a bit more about them. Here, we’re looking at a few of London’s best monuments and statues and at the fascinating histories and stories behind them.  ... Read More

Festivities, Feathers and Fun: The First-Timer’s Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Festivities, Feathers and Fun: The First-Timer’s Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Each summer at the end of August, the usually quiet, aristocratic neighborhood of Notting Hill transforms into a high-energy hotbed of revelry and becomes the site of London’s biggest celebration and outdoor party: It’s time to celebrate Notting Hill Carnival. Here’s everything you need to know to have a wild first-time experience at this epic, weekend-long street party. ... Read More

The Kensington Guide For Kings: Live Like Royalty In London’s Most Regal Neighborhood

The Kensington Guide For Kings: Live Like Royalty In London’s Most Regal Neighborhood

Kensington is one of London’s most elegant and exclusive neighborhoods. It’s even the official home of royalty: Members of the royal family including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (a.k.a. Will and Kate) call Kensington their home. Given the prestigiousness of its residents, Kensington makes for an ideal setting for pushing out the boat. Here’s your Kensington guide: ... Read More

Timeless Glamour: The Best Vintage and Designer Consignment Shops in London

Timeless Glamour: The Best Vintage and Designer Consignment Shops in London

London can be an absolute treasure trove for shoppers on the hunt for designer secondhand goodies and unique vintage pieces. Yes, you will need to do a bit of digging, but a little perseverance is rewarded with affordable fashion and completely singular style. Here are a few of our favorite hidden-gem vintage, secondhand and designer consignment shops in London. ... Read More

Stay Cool: The Best Ice Cream in London

Stay Cool: The Best Ice Cream in London

The temperature is rising in London, making now the perfect season to indulge in some ice-cold frozen treats. (Though to be honest, there’s never a wrong time to splurge on some ice cream.) Whether you’re after a basic vanilla cone or something more Instagram-worthy, you’ll find it all at these shops scooping up and dolling out the best ice cream in London. ... Read More

Ready For Liftoff: How To Get From Gatwick Airport To London

Ready For Liftoff: How To Get From Gatwick Airport To London

Gatwick Airport is one of London’s major international airports. After Heathrow Airport, Gatwick is the second-busiest airport in the United Kingdom. Though it’s smaller in size than Heathrow (it only has two terminals, North and South, compared to Heathrow’s five), it can still be a challenge to navigate. Here’s what you need to know to get yourself from Gatwick airport to London. ... Read More

Feeling French: Here’s How to Celebrate Bastille Day in London

Feeling French: Here’s How to Celebrate Bastille Day in London

There is a massive French population in London. In fact, with an estimated 300,000 French citizens, London has more French nationals living in it than the cities of Bordeaux, Nantes and Strasbourg. French president Emmanuel Macron called London France’s “sixth city” in terms of its French population size, and it’s thought that more French people live in London than any other city outside of France. It’s no surprise then that Bastille Day, the national day of France celebrated annually on July 14, is a big deal in London. ... Read More

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