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An accidental adventure: Boris Bike London Nightride

Lights of Traffic at Night

An accidental adventure The Boris Bike London Rush Hour Nightride There’s nothing like hop-on, hop-off tours of a city for stress free sightseeing. But have you thought about hopping onto a bike? Many European cities offer a network of cheap bicycles that locals and tourists can use and they can be a great way to [...]

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London 2012 Olympic Park Tour: A Re-generation Story

London Olympic Stadium and Orbit

London 2012 Olympic Park Tour Can The Olympic Games provide a lasting legacy for those in London’s East End? Will the 500 acre Olympic Park and surrounding boroughs become a ‘destination’ to rival the West End of the city? On our post Jubilympic Tour of London, we walked around the perimeter of the Olympic Park [...]

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Look out over London: View from Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge at Night London

When is a bridge more than a bridge? When you get to check out the view from Tower Bridge I thought a bridge was just a bridge. And then I visited The Tower. No not the place where Henry’s Wives were beheaded. I’m talking about London’s Tower Bridge; a Victorian marvel and modern city icon. When [...]

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Afternoon Tea in London: A Very British Tradition

Pastry chefs at Rubens Hotel

Anyone for Afternoon Tea? An afternoon tea is great British tradition and there are dozens of fine hotels in London that serve this uniquely British meal, complete with polished silver teapots, cucumber sandwiches, scones, cream and tiers of handmade pastries and cakes. On our post Jubilympics tour of London we experienced this ritual in the kitchen [...]

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Climbing Up over London: Up at The 02 Arena

Up at The 02

Climbing Up over London One of our missions during our week in London was to view the city from the air as many different ways as possible. London is good for this; novel opportunities range from flying across The Thames in a cable car to circling above it in a giant Ferris Wheel. And coming soon, [...]

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Artists have taken over Kensington Palace, London

Kensington Palace is Transformed

Artists have taken over Kensington Palace You can’t do London without doing the Royal Family. But what if you’re allergic to stuffy Palaces, with all their boring portraits and dusty bedding? Personally I’d rather be locked up in The Tower than spend my holiday dragging around dull royal lodgings. Having stayed around the corner from [...]

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10 Adventures in Getting Around London

Emirates Airline Cable Car London

10 Adventures in Getting Around London There have never been so many options for getting around London. From renting a ‘Boris bike’ to flying over the Thames in a cable car, transport in the capital can be an exciting part of the modern tourist experience, as we found out on our post-Jubilympic tour of London.  [...]

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Sleeping at The Palace – a Royal Visit

Buckingham Palace at night

Sleeping at The Palace Our post Jubilympic London mini break begins at Buckingham Palace, with a visit to The Queen. Well not an actual visit. We don’t see her, but we know she’s there. As I tuck the children up in bed just down the road at The Rubens at the Palace hotel, I tell them [...]

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Adventure Ideas 5: Winter Family Fun

Retro Ski Wear

Adventure Ideas 5: Winter Family Fun While down in London on our post Jubilympic mini-break we were on the lookout for ideas for winter family fun. We checked out The Ski and Snowboard Show and tried out a few of the capital’s winter attractions. So this edition of Adventure Ideas has the chill factor. But don’t worry, [...]

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View from The Shard London

London The Shard at Sunset

The View from The Shard London If you’ve been to London lately you might have noticed a new addition to the capital’s skyline. Towering above the regular icons between London Bridge and Tower Bridge is a sculptural building surrounded by giant shards of glass. And from  February 2013, you can whizz up to its panoramic [...]

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