The Magnificent Seven – Brompton Cemetery

A slightly morbid and macabre London destination compared to the local tourist attractions is Brompton Cemetery. Nestled in Kensington and Chelsea, the cemetery has been opened since 1840, making it one of the large seven ancient private cemeteries in London. Brompton Cemetery During one of the population booms in London, local parish churches who would […]

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Mischief Managed At The Harry Potter Studio Tour

I started reading the first Harry Potter books in 2001. I read them greedily, pouring myself into the pages and escaping into another world. The world that J.K. Rowling made, captivated me. So naturally, when Warner Brothers opened the doors to Pinewood Studios, I wanted to visit and see behind the scenes for myself. Warner […]

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Jewels and Villains at the Tower of London

An impenetrable fortress on the north bank of the river Thames is the Tower of London. A long and multi-functional history since being built in 1066, the Tower has been a palace, a prison, an armoury, a royal mint, a treasury, a public records office and the home of the Crown Jewels. London’s Notorious Prison Most famously […]

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Be Immersed In The History of Maritime Greenwich

The Old Royal Naval College is the centrepiece of maritime Greenwich, just located on the River Thames towards the east of London. Maritime Greenwich is a listed UNESCO site, including Queens House, Royal Observatory and Greenwich Park (blog post to come!) What is now the Old Royal Naval College was once formerly the site of the […]

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Getting Lost In The Flora and Fauna At Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens are the world-renowned botanical gardens based in South West London. It is a bit of a journey from the city centre out towards Kew, but the gardens are well worth a visit. Palm House The commonly used image of Kew is its gigantic Palm House overlooking a large freshwater lake. This Victorian glass […]

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