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The Prettiest London Mews You Need to Visit

London’s mews are all the rage. Who can resist the allure of these pretty enclaves dotted around bourgeois parts of the city? But what exactly is a mews? And why are they found in classy areas like Kensington, Belgravia and Notting Hill? It turns out, London’s mews are not only gorgeous, but also a bit …

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Weekend Getaways from London for Your Next Break

Let’s face it, we’re all in need of a break. Although the city at the weekend is a fabulous place, these cheeky weekend trips away from London are the perfect spots to unwind, take time out and discover a new destination. I mean, when’s the last time you got out of the city? That’s right, …

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Best Outdoor Swimming and Lidos in London

London’s lidos and outdoor swimming spots are the perfect places to get wet and wild(ish).  After all, what’s better than a refreshing dip when the sun’s blazing?  Answer: practically nothing.  Whether you’re looking to relax in a heated pool, take a few leisurely strokes in a lido or dip your toes on cold water adventures, …

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Time to Discover: Regent’s Canal

A peaceful stretch of water in central London? You might think that it sounds impossible but it really does exist. Regent’s Canal is hidden away in Paddington and runs all the way to Limehouse Basin.  Stroll along the nine-mile length of the canal and you will see your fair share of landmarks – Regent’s Park, …

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Pickering Place: Discovering London’s Smallest Square

Pickering Place is one of Mayfair’s hidden gems – the smallest square in London is hidden down an unremarkable alleyway.  Don’t let the size fool you though – this quaint spot has seen more than its fair share of bad behaviour over the years.  It’s a little-known fact that Mayfair’s well-to-do reputation hides a rather …

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30 Hidden Gems in London – Secret Spots You Have to Discover

London is a city that pays dividends – if you take the time to invest in it that is. There are so many hidden gems in London that if I’m frank, if you’re not taking the time to explore the city, you are not doing it justice.  As a tourist, it can be too easy …

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Explore Epping Forest With These (Rather Fantastic) Walks

Sprawling over a magnificent 2,400 hectares, Epping Forest is a walker’s adventure playground within easy reach of London.  Starting in Forest Gate in London and stretching all the way to Epping in Essex, it’s little wonder that Epping Forest is a go-to sanctuary for those wanting to blow the cobwebs off with a good old …

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Hyde Park Pet Cemetery – Discovering London’s Hidden Burial Ground

Rows and rows of small graves, clustered amidst the fallen leaves and undergrowth on the corner of Bayswater Road and Victoria Gate marks one of the most curious spots in London’s Royal Parks – The Hyde Park Pet Cemetery. Blink and you’ll miss it – the cemetery isn’t marked and is rarely open to the …

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Time to Discover: The Crystal Palace Park Dinosaurs

Hidden in the midst of Crystal Palace Park, away from the expansive ruins of the old exhibition, you’ll find one of South London’s most unusual sights – the Crystal Palace dinosaurs.  Sporting bulging bodies, they sit placidly, squat-legged and with bulbous features, in various positions around one of the park’s many lakes.  Eyes peep from …

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