London

Travel ideas for London and things to do in London

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City Break Travel Ideas, Derbyshire, Dorset, England, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, London, Sussex, United Kingdom, Wiltshire

The ultimate England tour for Jane Austen fans

Readers of my blog will know that I love to walk in the footsteps of my favourite authors and witness the settings of favourite novels. From Dickens and Shakespeare to Tolstoy’s War and Peace and Alice’s Oxford, stepping into the shoes of literary heroes and places described in novels is […]

Handel & Hendrix in London 25 Brook Street
City Break Travel Ideas, London, United Kingdom

Wandering with Handel & Hendrix in London

On Brook Street, in the uber-affluent area of Mayfair, are two of London’s famous blue plaques. It explains that there once dwelt here two musicians, neighbours across the centuries, George Frideric Handel and James Marshall ‘Jimi’ Hendrix. Both lived in London in the later part of their lives, enjoying massive […]

Chambers of Flavour London
City Break Travel Ideas, Food & Drink Travel Ideas, London, United Kingdom

London: Explore the Chambers of Flavour

It’s a new form of intrepid travel, through multiple dimensions of the London foodie scene: introducing the Chambers of Flavour v2.0. It’s incredibly high risk and the location is top secret but I can share with you just a little about this culinary journey that is taking London by storm. […]

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City Break Travel Ideas, Hiking Travel Ideas, London, United Kingdom

Wandering on London’s South Bank

Once the home of notorious taverns, theatres, and bear-baiting pits, London’s South Bank has been transformed into a glamorous promenade that is a must-see for any visitor. This is a great place to stay, especially for first-time visitors, thanks to the plethora of London Intercontinental Hotels Group accomodations nearby. You’ll find […]

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City Break Travel Ideas, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, London, United Kingdom

Wandering in Leighton House Museum, London

Leighton House Museum is one of my favourite London Museums – definitely one of those “hidden gems” that most people have never heard of but which I have returned to again and again over the years when visiting London. The reason I’ve never written a post about Leighton House Museum […]

Blood swept lands & seas of red, Tower of London
City Break Travel Ideas, London, Unesco World Heritage Sites, United Kingdom

Tower of London poppies: Blood Swept Lands & Seas of Red

This is not my usual style of travel blog post but I was so impressed by the art installation everyone seems to call the Tower of London poppies this weekend that I just had to share it, even though it finishes in just a few weeks. Until Remembrance Day November 11th […]

Tower Bridge and City Hall, London
City Break Travel Ideas, England, Film & Literary Travel Ideas, London, United Kingdom

Wandering with Charles Dickens in London

Is there any author who more obviously makes you think of London than Charles Dickens? He knew London like the back of his hand, spending many a night walking the streets and had the knack of conjuring up Victorian London like no-one else. There are so many memorable characters in […]

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