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Grown-up Travel Guide’s Best Photos: Underneath the London Eye, London, England

Under the London Eye

I’m not a big fan of the fact that Coca-Cola has now taken over London’s wonderful wheel, but such if life I guess – everything needs a sponsor with deep pockets. In any case, I do love the Eye both for the views and its structure; there’s something about this angle that appeals, too…

Warner Bros. Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter

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Introduction The whole Harry Potter phenomenon kind of passed us by. I saw the first film and the second-to-last many years later (which made very little sense but was exciting anyway) but have still to read any of the books. However, our daughter Rebecca discovered the movies a couple of years ago and we’ve been […]

Hotel Review – Hilton London Paddington, London, England


Image (c) 2015 Hilton Hotels & Resorts As you’ll know if you read the ‘teaser’ for our latest trip to London, one of the purposes of this long weekend was to test a couple of hotels in the capital. We are slowly working our way towards our unwritten, unstated and ultimately completely unrealistic goal of staying […]

6 of the best…pubs and bars in London

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Despite reports of the huge number of pubs closing each week in the UK (which has now thankfully slowed) there are still – literally – thousands of boozers still going strong in the capital. Choosing six of them may seem like a bonkers proposition but we’re not ones to shy away from a challenge. So […]

Man-made marvels in London – the Greenwich Foot Tunnel

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London has a wealth of sights to keep its visitors occupied. But the British capital can also boast of some amazing wonders of engineering and construction, not all of which are so well known. Last time we covered the Monument which is definitely worth the effort required to climb its 311 steps. Agreed, but it was […]