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The February Weather in London

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This post is an overview of the February weather in London, with tips on how to dress and things to do, including things to do at night, with kids and for free.  If you will be in London at the start or end of the month, then you should also read our reports on the weather in […]

Downton Abbey Tours and Locations

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Downton Abbey exploded onto our screens in 2010 and people from all over the world watched the lives and exploits of the Crowley Family and all the characters surrounding them. Although Downton Abbey finished airing last December, it’s still as popular as ever. For visitors who have traveled to the U.K. hoping to see some […]

How is the weather in London in April

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Daylight hours continue to increase rapidly this month gaining almost 2 extra hours between the 1st and the 30th.  Daytime high temperatures tend to be in mid 50s F (about 12C) early in April but will warm to about 60 F (15-16C) by the end of the month with a few afternoons seeing temperatures at […]

London Black Cab Tours

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London Black Cab

Famous the world over, London black cabs are iconic symbols of our city, right alongside red telephone boxes and Big Ben. It is estimated that today there are over 22,000 black cabs operating in London and, despite the name, they don’t necessarily need to be painted black and you will see cabs of different colours […]

London Off the Beaten Track Itinerary

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When it comes to London, everybody knows the main sights: Big Ben, the London Eye, the River Thames, etc. But there is another London that operates right alongside the more commonly known locations. This is London off the beaten track – sites, sights, and locations that will take you away from the crowds and into […]

Princess Diana

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London Princess Diana

Princess Diana is known all around the world, and many visitors to London have a particular interest in the late princess. From her wedding to Prince Charles in 1981 to her untimely death in a Paris car crash in 1997, Princess Diana captured the public’s imagination like no royal had before. Remembered fondly both here in […]

Famous people born in London

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London is home to celebrities who are famous the world over. However, there are some recognisable names you may not realise were born in our capital city! So for visitors or locals alike, here is an overview of famous people born in London. Charlie Chaplin – Born 16th April 1889. Actor and filmmaker of the […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Prince Harry

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Perhaps equally as well-known as his older brother, William, Prince Harry is one of the most eligible bachelors in the country! Considered a bit of a ‘Jack the Lad,’ Harry has most recently been famed for his exploits in Las Vegas, helping cement is image as the ‘fun’ member of the Royal Family. But just […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Queen

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London Queen Elizabeth II

Perhaps the most famous monarch in the world, Queen Elizabeth II rules over the United Kingdom as well as a 53-member Commonwealth. Heading into her 63rd year of rule and about to face her 89th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II is a beloved head of the Royal Family. However, popular and recognised as she may be, […]

London’s Royal Palaces

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For centuries the various royal families of Britain have resided in London, building palaces and castles throughout this capital city. For visitors to London who want to see all things royal – here is your list of London’s Royal Palaces (click for map)!   A – Buckingham Palace Beginning live as a house built by the […]