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The Best Countryside Day Trips from London: By Train

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  London is a wonderful city, but where England really shines is the in the countryside. That’s why if you have the time, we very strongly recommend getting outside the city and soaking up some of the fresh air in one of England’s lovely villages or market towns. We know a lot of our readers …

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The Most Beautiful Independent Bookshops in London, England

One of my favourite things to do in any city is to track down independent bookshops. Whether it’s a day trip or a lengthy vacation, I love to mark my travels with books instead of t-shirts and trinkets. With a book, you can write a few notes inside the cover, and eventually you have a …

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Lonely Planet Travel Guides for Great Britain

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January 15-20 in 2020: Lonely Planet is having their big sale – 45% off all their travel guides, no coupon code needed. Click HERE to shop the sale, or browse the featured guides from the British Isles below (all of which are on sale for these five days).   Whether you’re actively planning a trip …

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12 Walking Tours of London’s Christmas Lights in 2019

  We recently posted about the best places to see Christmas lights in London, and while the post was popular, we saw a lot of social media comments from people who said they’d love to go, but it just wasn’t in the cards for them. Some people were challenged by budget, others by family obligations, …

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The Best Places to See Christmas Lights in London: 2019 Edition

The Best Places to See Christmas Lights in London

Though most people prefer to travel to the UK during spring, summer, and autumn, there are a number of distinct advantages to traveling in the winter. Many traditional tourist attractions (like museums) are less crowded, airfare tends to be cheaper, and you’ll often spend less on hotels. The best part of visiting the UK in …

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11 Offbeat Activities & Attractions in London

  Whether you’ve been to London dozens of times before and you need something fresh, or it’s your first trip and you don’t feel like visiting Big Ben and the London Eye, there are plenty of interesting and unusual attractions in London. The best part is that when you’re doing something off the “tourist trail”, …

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The Cat Politics of Downing Street: Chief Mousers & Their Issues

Chief Mousers are specially-appointed cats who live and work in various official residences, most notably 10 Downing Street. Unlike the residents of Buckingham Palace, these cats are not of royal bloodlines. Chief Mousers typically come from animal shelters, most recently the Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. In a society that still retains vestiges of strict …

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