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Perfect packing: how – and what – to pack for a trip to London

Perfect packing: how – and what – to pack for a trip to London

Truth be told, packing for a trip to London isn’t one of life’s biggest headaches. There aren’t that many restrictions on what you can bring into the UK and its climate being so temperate – and, yes, far from tropical … Continue reading

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Awesome orange: where to head for London’s finest Dutch delights

Awesome orange: where to head for London’s finest Dutch delights

Dutch culture and heritage will be forever tied to London thanks to the reign of King William III, whom in the second half of the 17th Century became monarch of England, Scotland and Wales – first with his wife Queen … Continue reading

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Crossing the pond: a few tips for Americans visiting London

Crossing the pond: a few tips for Americans visiting London

As it has been for years, when it comes to visitors from overseas London remains most popular with those from the United States. The common language, the cultural ties, the centuries-old buildings and monuments and more; it’s easy to appreciate … Continue reading

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Animated soundscapes and wave landscapes: Japanese culture in London

Animated soundscapes and wave landscapes: Japanese culture in London

Such a cosmopolitan metropolis is London, that there’s been an exchange in trade, ideas and especially culture between the UK capital and Japan for many centuries – and it’s something that shows no sign of abating. So, should you be … Continue reading

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Sailors, slavery and so much more: the Museum of London Docklands

Sailors, slavery and so much more: the Museum of London Docklands

The history of London is varied, diverse and always fascinating – and, being the globally significant city it’s been for so many centuries – often of major importance to the world at large. Take, for instance, the role the docks … Continue reading

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Methodist marvel: visit Wesley’s Chapel and House

Should you be on a city break in the UK capital and have any interest in the Christian Methodist movement – or, in fact, none at all but do have a good deal of curiosity – then you might well … Continue reading

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Georgian London: discover the Museum of Methodism in the heart of the capital

Slap-bang between the hipster haven that’s Shoreditch/ Old Street and the stylish arts and culture district that’s the Barbican isn’t exactly where in London you’d expect to find a small, charming but hugely important slice of religious history. But such … Continue reading

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This season’s sensations: London doesn’t close down for winter – it opens up!

This season’s sensations: London doesn’t close down for winter – it opens up!

Travelling anywhere for a short-break in the winter is an acquired taste for some – but, don’t doubt it, a winter’s vacation in London definitely comes up trumps. Why so especially? Because with so many great galleries, perfect parks, fabulous … Continue reading

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The long and winding silk road: Chiswick House’s Magical Lantern Festival

The long and winding silk road: Chiswick House’s Magical Lantern Festival

There may be a chilly nip to the air, the days may be a tad short and it may be a little frosty and icy underfoot, but January and February in the capital can always be relied on to offer … Continue reading

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Glass fantastic: why you must check out Tower Bridge’s glass floors

Glass fantastic: why you must check out Tower Bridge’s glass floors

Revered throughout the world as one of the definitive icons of the UK capital, the pseudo-turreted Tower Bridge – designed to echo the ancient fortress just a few steps away from it, with which it partially shares its name – … Continue reading

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