Tag Archives: London

Day out London: Kingston-upon-Thames and the fickle king

I’ve long been curious about all the little upon-Thames towns (partly due, no doubt, to having seen one too many episodes of Midsomer Murders, or read one too many Daisy Dalrymple mysteries). There’s an array of them: Henley-on-Thames, Staines-upon-Thames, Richmond-upon-Thames, Kingston-upon-Thames…

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11 most popular Instagrams in February and March 2015

For this installment of our popular Instagrams series, I’m posting the photos directly, as Instagram’s embed function seems to be a hit-and-miss operation. Photos appear – or not – depending on browsers, or possibly the platform’s #instamood. Well, we can’t have that. Dubai featured heavily in our Instagram gallery in early February. So much, in fact, […]

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Silent Sunday: St Paul’s through the shopping glass

An unusual view of St Paul’s Cathedral, through the shopping glass

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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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