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8 unusual things to do in London

Posted on 13. Sep, 2010 by .

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Yet another list of things to do in London. I know. But you know what they say - one can never be over London… So in an attempt to stay original, I decided to list alternatives to obvious things to do in the city. The underground equivalent, the best kept secret, the unpopular cousin. They [...]

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7 Easy Daytrips from London

Posted on 24. Jun, 2010 by .

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Daytrips are definitely the greatest way of discovering other areas of the country you’re visiting, if you’re in the capital for a couple of days. And London is no exception - even though it’s definitely capable of filling every day of your trip, a little bit of exploration doesn’t hurt (most of the time anyway). And since [...]

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10 quirky places in London

Posted on 23. Apr, 2010 by .

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I found this video the other way while I was trying to get my daily London fix. And I thought it was just too good not to share! This is just another proof that London was always, and will always be full of surprises. Here’s the rundown of the quirky places in London: Arcadia Works [...]

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5 Reasons Why I Love London Double Decker Bus

Posted on 07. Apr, 2010 by .

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Whenever I am in London, I find myself drawn to the double decker bus. Kind of hard to miss, right? While the reasons why I am so completely in love with London remain unclear, my love for its buses is actually pretty simple to explain. 1.   They’re just so freaking cool. I mean, it doesn’t get [...]

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Typical Pub Meal in London… How Much Does it Cost?

Posted on 02. Apr, 2010 by .

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There are many ways to experience London on the cheap note and one of these ways is to eat several of your meals in pubs (for the benefit of the trip, please don’t check on your cholesterol). Here’s how much you can expect to pay in a typical London pub. Beer/cider: Anywhere from £2 to [...]

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The Legend of Castles Pubs in Camden

Posted on 24. Mar, 2010 by .

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There are many, many pubs named after a castle in Britain, but 4 of them, located in the Borough of Camden in London, caught my attention when I was there because of their “strategic” location. There are The Windsor Castle, The Dublin Castle, The Pembroke Castle and finally the Edinboro Castle. Ring a bell? A legend [...]

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Follow the Famous Dick Whittington Ale Trail in London

Posted on 15. Mar, 2010 by .

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Perhaps Britain’s most famous trait, the pub scene is to be experienced once (or many, many times)  in a lifetime. Several pub activities exist, but the most fun one is definitely the Ale Trail, otherwise known as a Pub Crawl, which is pretty self explanatory. The famous Dick Whittington Ale Trail is consisted of 6 routes, each [...]

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Key Websites to Help You Plan Your Perfect British Adventure

Posted on 01. Mar, 2010 by .

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As more and more travellers plan their journeys with the sole help of the world wide web, here are some key sites I used myself while I lived in London. The Trainline To get some discounts on train tickets. Traveline Great journey planner across the UK. National Trust Britain -  National Trust Scotland Downloadable walks, [...]

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London’s Oyster Cards, Explained

Posted on 28. Jan, 2010 by .

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Oh the intricate world of transportation tickets! While I’m pretty sure some Londoners aren’t entirely aware of the immensity of the Transport for London ticketing system, it’s even worse for tourists - with reason! What’s the difference between a travelcard and Oyster cards? Why are the fares different? Let’s have a closer look. Oyster cards [...]

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My 10 Favourite Things About London

Posted on 26. Jan, 2010 by .

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I should warn you right away: I have unconditional love for London. Unquenchable, unreasonable, un-measurable love. I could easily list a thousand things I like to do in London. But if I only had to pick 10… they may not be the top tourist things to do, but they all mean something to me, personally. [...]

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