Tag Archives: London

Silent Sunday: November in Kew Gardens, London

Trees shedding autumn leaves at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – November in London

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A spacy stay at Heathrow

Tired of getting up at 3 am to reach that early morning flight? I know I am. So when on a recent journey, I had yet another very early flight leaving from London’s Heathrow airport, I thought I might give Yotel a go. As a bonus, I got a chance to indulge in one of […]

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Best free London attractions and activities for summer

Free London attractions this summer include parks, British Museum, Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant, V&A Museum of Childhood and the Science Museum

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Where in the World: Headquarters of Hercule Poirot

This is the London headquarters of Hercule Poirot. It’s called Whitehaven Mansions in the series, and Florin Court in the real world.

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Autumn leaves in Kew Gardens

Palm House, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew This week’s #FriFotos* theme – autumn/fall – inspired me to add an extra post. I’ve just returned from a hectic few days in London, attending the World Travel Market and heaps of fringe fun. I took Wednesday morning off, however, to have a look at the Royal Botanic Gardens […]

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Murder and Mayhem in London through the Ages – Part 3: Jack the Ripper

123 years ago, a man known as Jack hung around Whitechapel, ridding the world of prostitutes. Five murders have been attributed to him. Grotesque murders, but still “only” five. Judging by the number alone, he seems a bit of an amateur among serial killers. Yet, he is the most famous of them all. Never discovered, Jack the […]

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Murder and Mayhem in London through the Ages – Part 2: Execrable executions

Continuing our time-travel through London’s pernicious past, here are a few ominous outings our forefathers might have enjoyed: Newgate prison and Execution dock Take an excursion to Newgate prison to gawk at inmates: Daniel Defoe sat here (for poking fun at the Tories), as did Pennsylvania founder William Penn (contempt of court). Then continue to […]

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