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10 of the best London food tours and tastings
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10 of the best London food tours and tastings

Food tours and tastings are one of my favourite things to do when I’m travelling – from Thai street food tours to Swiss chocolate tastings they’re a great insight into a new destination. But some of the most interesting…

London underground: Euston’s secret tunnels
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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
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Alternative things to do in London

Samuel Johnson said “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 work…

One Aldwych hotel London
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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…

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
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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…

Visiting London on a budget
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Visiting London on a budget

I lived in London for over ten years, and still go back a lot. But one thing I’ve noticed since I moved away is how expensive it can be. Attraction tickets, meals out, a few drinks – they all…

The View from the Shard in the snow, London
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The View from the Shard in the snow, London

So when you book a ticket to the newly opened viewing platform at the top of Western Europe’s tallest building in February, what you’re hoping for is a clear, crisp winter’s day. One with perfect visibility over the whole…