A Hidden Gem of Art Deco at Eltham Palace

In the small town of Eltham, not far from Greenwich is a hidden gem of London. A medieval castle, that became a Tudor palace before becoming an Art Deco residence. Eltham Palace has an interesting and eventful history. The History Situated near the main roadway from Dover to London, there are records of a manor […]

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Be Inspired at the Imperial War Museum London

Nearby to Lambeth North tube station is the imposing and impressive Imperial War Museum. Its large military guns are guarding the entrance. Not that far from its original home in Crystal Palace from 1917, the idea was to record the civil and military war effort and sacrifice of the British Empire during World War I. Since this […]

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Triple Review: Instagram Tour of London

Claire by a Beautiful and Bright sign

I came across Triple.Co while browsing the internet on a typical morning commute. They offer many local run tours in numerous cities across Europe. They appealed to me as I love anything where locals can teach me about my city and being a guide may be something I consider in the future. It’s sometimes hard […]

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Be In the Know Before Visiting London

Blue Houses of Parliament

London is my home city, and yes I may be incredibly biased, but there is nowhere else like it. There may be capital cities but none with the history, diversity, and culture of my own, and rightly so we have a plethora of visitors every year. But… (there had to be a but right!) But […]

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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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How To Stay Safe During The UK Heatwave

As the UK enters its longest ever heatwave, it is essential to remember to protect yourself from the sun. Travel safety is critical, with everyone being savvier overseas, but not considering that the UK sun can be just as hot! Here are the top tips for staying safe this summer The main risks associated with […]

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Celebrating the LGBT Community at Pride

The weekend, central London hosted the annual Pride Parade, with the LGBT and the extended community painting the town a rainbow with a colourful and vibrant parade of over 500 different groups celebrating across the iconic backdrop of London. History of Pride in London The UK’s most significant and diverse Pride Parade, London has hosted […]

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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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The Brutal And Enchanting Concrete Jungle of Barbican

A brutalist concrete jungle casts shadows over the City of London. An ambitious community project from the 1960s oozes with character and charm known at the Barbican. London Wall Formerly a gateway to the London Wall, an original part of Roman Londonium. Incredibly part of the wall still survives as you walk around the complex. […]

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The Best Songs From and About London Playlist

With Manchester and Liverpool representing English pop music for decades, it is easy to forget that the Capital City has produced some fantastic artists and provided the inspiration for many incredible songs. Here is just a selection of London songs: ‘A Foggy Day (In London Town)’ – Ella Fitzgerald ‘London: the best place on Earth […]

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