Harry Potter in London: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone London Attractions

On 26th June 2017, it will have been exactly 20 years since the UK publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. At the time, it was a modest debut from a first-time author. Today, it’s almost impossible to overstate the enormous impact Harry Potter has had on readers, filmgoers, and would-be wizards the world over, though the numbers provide a good indication: over 450...

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Vegan London: 10 Places to Eat Clean in the Capital Entertainment / London Attractions

Healthy eaters, rejoice: these days, veganism is less hippie than hip, and you’re more likely to see London’s influencers sipping green juices and noshing on grain bowls than indulging in messy burgers. Whether or not you maintain a meat- and dairy-free diet yourself—or simply want to even out your holiday excesses with some good-for-you meals—check out London’s vegan scene on your next trip to the...

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An Essential Guide to The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace History & Heritage / London Attractions / Sightseeing Tours

Many first-time visitors to London visit Buckingham Palace to catch a glimpse of its exquisite façade through the gates, to view the beloved Changing of the Guards, or, if they time their trip for the summer season, to go on a tour of the State Rooms. But there’s still more to see at this London icon. Venture to The Queen’s Gallery, and you’ll be rewarded...

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10 of the Prettiest Villages in the Cotswolds History & Heritage / Sightseeing Tours

When people think of idyllic English countryside, odds are they’re picturing the Cotswolds. A rural region sandwiched between Bristol, Oxford, and Birmingham, the Cotswolds is famous for its gorgeous scenery — it’s no accident it was designated an Area of Outstanding National Beauty back in the 1960s. To help you plan a scenic tour of the area, from historic cottages and English gardens to rolling...

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What’s on in London in June 2017 Entertainment / History & Heritage / London Attractions

It’s hard to compete with London in June. The city’s social calendar is packed with fantastic festivals, arts events, and other must-dos — and the weather is, with any luck, finally inclined towards sunshine. If you’re planning to visit the Big Smoke during the start of summer, don’t miss the seven following events. From delicious food festivals to inspiring musical performances, they offer a glimpse...

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Six Insider Tips to Help You Explore London Like a Local London Attractions / Sightseeing Tours

As one of the world’s busiest tourist destinations, London has much to offer visitors, from world-class museums and a lively West End theatre scene to heaps of historical clout (the city has four separate UNESCO World Heritage Sites, after all). But once you’ve taken in the major landmarks, save time to discover a different side of the Big Smoke — and a decidedly more local...

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Aquae Sulis: Five Things to See on a Tour of Roman Bath History & Heritage / Sightseeing Tours

When it was founded in the 1st century AD, the Roman city of Aquae Sulis was a destination for its natural hot springs. Today, Bath continues to draw visitors for its spa pedigree, as well as its extraordinary heritage. Unique among British cities, Bath’s wealth of Roman history and landmarks have earned it UNESCO World Heritage distinction, and have made it a beautifully evocative destination...

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A Literary London Tour History & Heritage / London Attractions / Sightseeing Tours

Few other cities can compete with London when it comes to its bookish reputation. From William Shakespeare and Charles Dickens to Virginia Woolf and Zadie Smith, a huge number of luminaries past and present have called the Big Smoke home. Follow in their footsteps, and soak up London’s creative and inspiring ambiance, on your next trip to the city. For writers, readers, and bibliophiles, these...

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What’s on in London in May 2017 Entertainment / London Attractions / Theatre

Spring is one of the most magical seasons in London. The parks are green, the blossoms are blooming, and the mild weather drives everybody outside to bask in the sunshine. It’s also a great time for celebrations, with May welcoming the launch of several new art exhibitions, music festivals and cultural shows dedicated to everything from flowers to puppets. If you’re visiting London in May,...

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A Gourmet Guide to British Food Entertainment / History & Heritage

England may not be as famous for its cuisine as its history and culture, but British food is hearty, colourful and guaranteed to satisfy during a busy day of sightseeing. In recent years, historic staples have been reinvented with modern twists that put the cuisine back on the culinary map. From the traditional and the regional to the downright strange, here are our favourite dishes...

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Five Eggscellent Ways to Celebrate Easter in London Entertainment / London Attractions / Sightseeing Tours

Easter is a time for family, friends and, of course, chocolate. A trip to London offers an ‘eggscellent’ opportunity to enjoy the annual spring celebration. From chocolate making workshops and themed afternoon teas to theatrical performances and Easter egg hunts in grand palaces, here are some of our favourite ways to experience Easter in London. Chocolate-making masterclasses At Easter, indulging in chocolate is a must....

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Inside Warwick Castle: Stories from the Kingmaker’s Fortress Entertainment / History & Heritage

Warwick Castle has a rich and storied history. Built more than 1,100 years ago and fought over by Earls and Kings for centuries, it has racked up its fair share of fascinating anecdotes. Explore the fortress on your next trip to London to discover the legends that continue to haunt its halls. From gruesome torture and royal imprisonment to exotic animals getting up to mischief,...

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