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Croydon Airport: Discover The Secrets of London’s Lost Airport

Discover the rich history of Croydon airport – London’s lost airport.  An airport? In Croydon? No, we’re not pulling your leg. And it wasn’t just any old airport either: Croydon Airport is famed for inventing Air Traffic Control and was once upon a time, Britain’s gateway to the rest of the world.  Prepare for take …

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14 Interesting Facts About the Globe Theatre We’ll Bet You Never Knew

Whether you’re referring to Shakespeare’s Globe (the new theatre) or the Globe Theatre (the old) – discover these quirky Globe Theatre facts we’ll bet you never knew.  If you’ve ever wondered how on earth that Elizabethan building ended up on the South Bank in 1997, well – there’s quite a history to unpick.  William Shakespeare …

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Time to Discover: Little Italy London

You’ve probably heard of Little Venice… and you’ve definitely heard of Chinatown… but have you heard of London’s Little Italy? Packed with delicious restaurants, charming bars, and plenty of Italian culture, this area is one of the coolest (yet underrated) spots to hang out in the capital. If you’re confused, don’t fret – we’ve got …

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Discover The Oldest Buildings in London

With a history that dates back to pre-Roman times, it’s no surprise that London’s oldest buildings are… well, pretty old.  From historic pubs, to ancient churches, the city’s architecture is brimming with the quirky tales of days gone by, if you know where to look. Take a jaunt around the city’s oldest buildings with this …

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Highgate Cemetery: Discovering North London’s Famous Burial Ground

Highgate Cemetery is one of London’s best-known cemeteries. As one of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries and among the world’s finest examples of a garden cemetery, it’s one of Highgate’s most intriguing spots.  Walk the serpentine pathways and stand beneath the ash trees to pay respect to your favourite author. Or, simply visit to learn more …

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15 Iconic Buildings on the London Skyline

Nothing beats a panoramic view of London’s skyline, but have you ever wondered what’s what?  Whether you’re taking a peek from an aeroplane or grabbing an eyeful from ground level, it’s time to discover some of the London skyline’s most iconic (and funny shaped) buildings. Iconic Buildings of London’s Skyline  30 St Mary Axe / …

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The Hidden Secrets of the Thames Barrier

You might have seen pictures of the Thames Barrier – London’s series of protective flood barriers that stretch across the Thames from Woolwich to Newham – but how much do you really know about them? Discover the story behind this iconic London dam.  London’s tale stretches back through time. Officially established during Roman times, and …

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Kensal Green Cemetery: Discovering West London’s Victorian Gem

The oldest and largest of London’s “Magnificent Seven” burial grounds, Kensal Green Cemetery is one of West London’s most intriguing spots.  Why Visit Kensal Green Cemetery?  Set over 72 acres, Kensal Green Cemetery was inspired by Paris’ world famous Pere Lachaise cemetery. The oldest of London’s ‘Magnificent Seven’ cemeteries, it’s also the city’s oldest commercial …

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Harry Beck: The Tale of The Genius Behind London’s Tube Map

Every Londoner knows that the tube is one of the quickest and easiest ways to travel around the city – but understanding how it works? That’s in no small part down to the map that helps you navigate it. Discover the story behind Harry Beck – the man behind the London Underground Map.  Whilst to …

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Are These London’s Spookiest Ghost Stories?

London ghost stories are not too hard to come by – and it’s no secret that there are some pretty haunted spots in the capital.  From haunted tube stations to black dogs hunting down cannibal prisoners, and a phantom hitchhiker that makes a swift exit, there are plenty of creepy tales guaranteed to make you …

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