Secret London – 6 Insider Spots that Locals Love

Secret London – 6 Insider Spots that Locals Love

Beyond the well-trodden tourist destinations, London is full of insider spots that locals love. We’ve rounded up six secret London locations you need to know, from houseboat havens and foodie finds to a brilliant bookshop and unexpected museum. We’ve also got luxe London Perfect vacation apartments just a stroll away – ideal inspiration for planning your next trip! ... Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day: Romantic Spots in London

Happy Valentine’s Day: Romantic Spots in London

England’s capital may have an elegant classical look, steeped in history, but beneath the formal façade beats a passionate heart. Tap into the city’s seductive side with our selection of the most romantic spots in London. Enjoy the romantic inspiration for future trip planning plus find ideas for recreating the London love at home this year. ... Read More

What to See and Do in Kensington Gardens in Every Season

What to See and Do in Kensington Gardens in Every Season

One of London’s much-loved outdoor spaces, Kensington Gardens is beautiful to visit any moment of the year. While many visitors only think to visit the gardens in the summer, locals in London know what an incredible gift it is to have Kensington Gardens right at their doorstep. Join us on a tour through Kensington Gardens to savour its beauty throughout the seasons! ... Read More

Don’t Miss the Spring Blooms in Kensington and Chelsea

Don’t Miss the Spring Blooms in Kensington and Chelsea

Oh, to be in London now that spring is here! And Kensington and Chelsea are among the most magical areas in the city in which to enjoy and marvel at the floral extravagance. Here are some of our favorite locations where you’ll be certain to witness the glories of spring blooms. ... Read More

Where to See the Earliest Spring Blooms in London

Where to See the Earliest Spring Blooms in London

One needn’t to wait for April to experience breathtaking displays of spring blooming flowers in London. As early as the first week of March, cheery yellow and white daffodils, dramatic crimson camellias and luscious pink magnolias are brightening up the city’s parks and streets. From Buckingham Palace to Regent’s Park, from The City to Kew Gardens and residential areas in between, the stark tones of winter are replaced with bursts of color. ... Read More

Here’s How to Celebrate Chinese New Year In London

Here’s How to Celebrate Chinese New Year In London

London loves to celebrate, and Chinese New Year—the festival celebrating the new year in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar—is a major party in the capital. In fact, it’s the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia. Visitors are welcome to join in with all-day entertainment, including a parade with Chinese lions and dragons, which is one of the main events. Here’s how to celebrate Chinese New Year in London. ... Read More

Why You Need to Visit London in 2020

Why You Need to Visit London in 2020

There are plenty of reasons to visit London in 2020: With major new art shows and stage productions coming to town, plus anniversaries and sporting events to look forward to, the city is kicking off the next decade with plenty of pomp and circumstance. January is a great time to visit. Here’s why you need to visit London in 2020: ... Read More

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

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