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London underground: Euston’s secret tunnels
Travel tales

London underground: Euston’s secret tunnels

For years I commuted to work in London on the underground to Euston station. I’d walk through its miles of tunnels and down to the Northern Line every day – usually on autopilot and hardly noticing where I was.…

Alternative things to do in London

Alternative things to do in London

According to Samuel Johnson: “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” And he’s got a point – it’d take you a long time to…

One Aldwych hotel London

A luxury London escape at One Aldwych hotel

When I visit London it’s usually a whirlwind of meetings and catch ups, and wherever I stay is just a bed to pass out into. But on my last trip I took the opportunity to stay over on a…

Poppies at the Tower of London
In pictures

Poppies at the Tower of London // In pictures

As you approach the Tower of London, the moat is a sea of red, with tightly packed flowers as far as the eye can see. It’s an awe-inspiring sight, and even more so when you realise that every single…

Budget-luxe London accommodation

Budget-luxe hotel accommodation in London

One of the biggest shocks I’ve had in going from being a London resident to a visitor is how tough it can be to find somewhere to stay in the city. The problem definitely isn’t a shortage of options…

The Houses of Parliament, London
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Palaces and parks in London

As part of my mission to ‘Take 12 Trips’ in 2014, I’m taking at least one trip a month – which can be anything from a local day out to an international trip. After starting the year with two…

Sherlock Holmes statue
Travel tales

Following the Sherlock trail across London

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s famous creation, ‘consulting detective’ Sherlock Holmes, has had a few different incarnations over the last 125 years. But one of the latest is in the BBC’s fantastic series Sherlock, which has taken the old stories…