London’s Best Ice Rinks to Enjoy during the Holiday Season

London’s Best Ice Rinks to Enjoy during the Holiday Season

Though winter is the perfect time to curl up indoors in front of the fire, there’s still plenty of festive fun to have outdoors. And because winter can be relatively mild in London, spending time outdoors is hardly a chore in this capital city. One of the most magical winter activities to enjoy during this time of the year is ice-skating. With super locations like in front of the impressive Tower Bridge and outside the enchanting Natural History Museum, these are London’s best ice rinks for some frosty, family-friendly fun. ... Read More

A Guide to Christmas in London for 2019

A Guide to Christmas in London for 2019

Christmas in London is like something out of a fairytale. With frosty, Tudor buildings that look straight out of Charles Dickens to the canopy of Christmas lights over Regrets Street and Oxford Circle, it’s impossible not to feel the pervasive holiday spirit when visiting London in December. Though most of the season’s festivities and events take place annually, here are a few unique ways to enjoy Christmas in London this year. ... Read More

Art, Antiques and Indie Shops: A Guide To Kensington Church Street

Art, Antiques and Indie Shops: A Guide To Kensington Church Street

Kensington Church Street is one of Kensington’s most charming streets with neighborhood floral boutiques, art and antique shops, eccentric pubs and quaint teahouses. Originally, Kensington Church Street was created as a lane to join two Roman roads. The buildings at the southern end of the street (toward Kensington High Street) date back to the early 1700s. At the southern end of the street, you’ll find the formidable St. Mary Abbots built in 1872, which is the church that the street is named after. Here’s the full guide on where to shop (or window-shop) for art and antiques and more on one of London’s most enchanting high streets. ... Read More

How to Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in London

How to Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in London

November 5th is known as Guy Fawkes Night in London and all across the United Kingdom. It’s an annual British observance commemorating the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605—but we’ll get into all that in a moment. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting London on this day, expect a citywide party made up of fireworks, sparklers, bonfires and plenty of food. Here’s everything you need to know about to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in London. ... Read More

Here’s How To Celebrate Halloween in London

Here’s How To Celebrate Halloween in London

Though it’s not as popular as in the states, Halloween is still celebrated across the United Kingdom. The origins of the mid-autumn holiday can be traced back to the Celts, who lived across modern-day Britain, Ireland and also Northern France. Though some of the traditions from the Celtic holiday have been lost over time, others are still in practiced in full force. London is a particularly good place to get in on all the spooky action. Here’s how to celebrate Halloween in London. ... Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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

9 Examples of Stunning Architecture in London

9 Examples of Stunning Architecture in London

The annual London Festival of Architecture takes place in June. As the world’s biggest architecture-based festival, it makes sense that it’s held in London since London is one of the world’s most fascinating capitals from an architectural standpoint. From timeless Tudors to gravity-defying skyscrapers, the architecture in London is at once historic, diverse, influential and creative. ... Read More

Guide to Wimbledon: Top Tips For Enjoying London’s Historic Tennis Tournament

Guide to Wimbledon: Top Tips For Enjoying London’s Historic Tennis Tournament

Nothing beats the excitement and energy of Wimbledon. Even if you’re not planning on attending the tournament, visiting London during Wimbledon is a great idea. The city comes alive with all the excitement of the matches, and there are plenty of Wimbledon-themed activities to enjoy. Regardless of if you’re attending or not, this guide to Wimbledon covers all the basics. ... Read More

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