Author Archives: John Smyth

Why Everyone Should Try a London Christmas

London has always been one of the best places in the city to enjoy Christmas. What with its wide range of Bayswater discount hotels, its beautiful scenery and historically joyous atmosphere over the yuletide month, December is as good a time as any to visit the UK capital. Whether you’re with family for the month,

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TOP THINGS TO DO IN LONDON’S ROYAL PARKS

London’s Royal Parks are some of the most historic locations in the city. With hundreds of years’ worth of stories behind them, the royal parks of London are some of the most visited sites in the city. Whether winter or summer, these beautiful parks always prove to have the most scenic walks, stunning monuments, and

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EXPLORING REGENTS CANAL

As a city built on a river many millennia ago, London has had more than enough time to develop its waterways and build up entire communities around them. Whether it’s Camden’s canal side markets, or the East London reservoirs, there’s plenty to keep you following the current ad diving into London’s many river based secrets.

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5 of the merriest things to do in London at (or near) Christmas

Shimmering lights adorning the streets, roasted chestnuts over-spilling in the yuletide markets and mulled wine to warm even the coldest of your cockles; yes, the festive season is always hugely anticipated wherever you may be on the planet, yet should you find yourself in London in the run up to the yuletide, it can seem

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Fantastic four: 4 reasons to visit Camden during your London stay

If there’s one word you might use to describe London as a whole, then it could well be ‘varied’. And that’s because it’s a city that’s all about the diversity; there are so many different things, people and experiences that make up the UK capital. Indeed, for something really quite different (and to underline such

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Winston’s London: explore the capital’s essential Churchill sites

There are few figures so intimately associated with the British character both within the UK and without than Winston Churchill, the Prime Minister who guided the nation (and, in part, much of the world) to very hard-fought victory in the Second World War. Indeed, many visitors to the capital (wherever they may be staying; somewhere

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Awesome display spaces new for 2018: where to go in the UK for awesome art

You may not know it – but if you’re an art lover soon-to-visit London, you ought to – the grand, Victorian-era-established but thoroughly inclusive, progressive and all-round awesome Royal Academy of the Arts (‘RA’) has just reopened this year and, in its 250th year (no less), is better than ever before. That said, there are

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A history lover’s itinerary: how to spend three days visiting London’s museum

Home to some of the biggest and most fascinating of the world’s museums in, London’s historical collections in such venues comprise everything from ancient artefacts to natural curiosities, British paraphernalia to pieces drawn from around the world (so much so then, there’s every kind of museum, the big beasts, ones dedicated to the Royal family

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Paddington’s perfect secret hideaway: why you must visit Little Venice

So, although this distinctly elegant and rather dreamlike area may not float on water like Italy’s real city that’s Venice; nonetheless, Paddington’s Little Venice offers up an unquestionable charm about it. And it’s not just about standing still and taking in the vibe; from here, you can take canal boat trips and navigate the picturesque

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Awesome Victoria: Great Attractions Near London’s Victoria Station

One of London’s principal transport hubs, the Victoria district (on the cusp of the West End) is famed first and foremost for its globally-renowned mainline railway station, but this is accompanied by a Tube stop and a combined bus and coach station. There’s a chance then that, should you be planning a short-break in the

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