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Underneath the river: Secret London

Did you know you could walk from one side of the Thames to another, underneath the river? A social revolution Opened in 1902, the Greenwich Thames foot tunnel allowed dock workers who lived on the south side of the river an easier way to get to and from work. But also, families living in the […]

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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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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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