London

14 ways to have fun in London for free

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They say the best things in life are free. And I can confirm that they generally are. Take, for instance, hugs, big killer whales called Willy and my advice, dear Travelettes. But what about in London? Can there really be such a thing as a free lunch in the city economics brainiacs have named and shamed as one of the most expensive cities in Europe? Well, ac[...]

Top 10 Hangouts in East London

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It's no big shocker to proclaim that London is amongst the world's coolest cities. It's vibrant, always happening and, apart from some hangups involving expensive rent, a pretty great place to live. I can confirm that first hand, as London was once my home and every time I go back to visit I am reminded of why people like it as much as they do. London is a h[...]

I heart Camden Town

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There is always something happening in Camden. One of my hands down, favorite locations to shop, wander and people-watch; the centre of the alternative fashion scene is a wonderland of fascinating sights, smells and sounds. Hop on the underground’s northern line to step through the looking glass into one of London’s most diverse shopping locations and pick u[...]

Why We Love @MissUnderground

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You never forget your first time. Your first time on the London Underground. Rude at rush hour, rowdy at night, reliably grumpy in the morning, using "The Tube" to navigate your way across London as either a resident or a visitor is a rite of passage. It's one of the things I love to miss now that I no longer live in London. Of course, when I actua[...]

How to get the London look

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North, south, east and west… No Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore, we’re in London, the city that currently holds the accolade Style Capital of the World; and that gingham smock just ain’t going to cut it. It’s often struck me how our nation’s capital seems to be split into four distinct districts, all with their own fabulous shopping, identity and style.[...]

30 facts that show that you are tourist in London

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After having lived  in London for three years, I have learnt a lot about the city and the difference between visiting a place, as opposed to actually living there for the long haul. When I first arrived in the British capital I was full of expectations, some of which turned out the way I planned, others not so much. And then a whole lot more stuff in between[...]

5 great things to do in London

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Don’t be tempted to think that you’ve seen it all when it comes to capital cities like London. I’ve only ever spent short stays there, but each time I fall a little bit more in love with this city of Cockneys, cabbies, bagels, drizzle and best friends. Whether it’s cocktails or culture you’re after, here’s a top 5 that will guarantee a memorable time spent i[...]

The finest "doorporn" of London

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I have become a woman obsessed. All I need these days is my camera, my two legs, my favourite city in the world - London - and enough time before the sun goes down. I then seek out my target; the doors of London. That's right, after a year away my time back in London hasn't been spent visiting friends and family who've forgotten what I look like, it's be[...]

Say hello to Portobello!

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Hey, Christmas might be over but a little bit of self-gifting never hurt anyone, right? Street markets may be a dime a dozen in a city as bustling and diverse as London but only a delicious few have the kind of far-reaching reputation that can hustle in hungry shoppers from all over the world. Say hello to Portobello! This market is more of an amalgamation o[...]

London from the rooftops

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Being a Brit living abroad one of the first questions I get asked is "are you from London?". My face usually forms some unattractive snarl and I state very clearly that NO I am NOT from London and in fact I've only ever visited once for a day to get an emergency passport! I suppose I've never really felt connected to my capital city - maybe its because of my[...]