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The Barbican Conservatory: The Secret Botanical Garden You Need to See

The Barbican Conservatory is one of London’s hidden gems – a giant botanical garden in the middle of the sprawling Barbican complex. It’s time to explore. The Barbican is one of our favourite free London spots – a huge complex of striking Brutalist architecture in the City of London, it’s a cool cultural hub that …

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Postman’s Park: London’s Hidden Memorial to Heroic Self-Sacrifice

Postman’s Park is one of London’s secret spots – a touching and sad memorial to Londoners who lost their lives in heroic acts. Tucked away in the City of London, a short walk away from St Paul’s Cathedral, Postman’s Park is certainly one of London’s quirkier spots. While it might not look like anything special …

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Borealis: Catch The Northern Lights in London!

No, you’re not dreaming. You can catch the Northern Lights right here in London in the form of Borealis: a breathtaking spectacular at Guildhall Yard between the 11th and 22nd December. Who needs Scandinavia?  It’s shaping up to be a rather stellar Christmas in the capital, after all, so don your cosiest layers and don’t …

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Roman London: Finding Londinium’s Roman Ruins

London’s history stretches way back – including to Londinium – the ancient Roman city that stood where the City of London does today. Ready to discover the remains of Roman London? Let’s explore.  Hidden amidst the streets of London, you’ll find the ancient ruins of the Roman Empire that formed the foundation of what the …

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Best Bars Near Liverpool Street

Liverpool Street’s bar scene is surprisingly good. From secret cocktail bars to swanky rooftop joints, Liverpool Street and its surroundings are awash with a surprising number of cool drinking spots. These are the ones you shouldn’t miss.  The Best Bars in Liverpool Street Jin Bo Law  £££ View this post on Instagram A post shared …

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Lord Mayor’s Show: A Guide to Visiting the City’s 800-Year-Old Tradition

Pomp and ceremony – nowhere does it quite as well as London, as the Lord Mayor’s Show serves to remind us. This annual event is a longstanding London tradition that you should experience at least once.  With the Lord Mayor’s Show returning to the City of London in the coming weeks, here’s everything you need …

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Leadenhall Market: 700 Years of History and A Touch of Harry Potter Magic

Leadenhall Market is London’s most beautiful market – tucked away in the heart of The City. Discover the fascinating history of the market as well as the bars, restaurants, shops and Harry Potter filming locations you shouldn’t miss when you’re visiting the market.  Leadenhall Market is a beautiful covered marketplace in the City of London. …

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20 Interesting Great Fire of London Facts We’ll Bet You Never Knew

Think you know everything there is to know about the 1666 fire? We’re about to blow your mind with these Great Fire of London facts.  As one of the most famous fires in history, the Great Fire of 1666 swept through the capital, leaving a trail of devastation and desperate Londoners behind it.  Leaders at …

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Visiting the London Mithraeum: Delving into the Past at The Roman Temple of Mithras

The London Mithraeum is one of London’s hidden treasures. A Roman temple tucked underneath the Bloomberg buildings, let’s discover one of the city’s most important archaeological sites. Do you ever come across one of those unusual places in London that you never knew existed? The London Mithraeum was that place for me. Never in a …

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Visiting London’s Sky Garden: Brilliant Views With Free Entry (+ How to Skip the Queues)

Perched at the top of the Walkie Talkie building, London’s Sky Garden boasts some of the best views in the city. Here’s why you need to go (and insider tips for beating the crowds while you’re at it). London is a very cool city, but sometimes it can feel like it’s out to bleed you …

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