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Have You Spotted London’s Sewer-Powered Gas Lamp?

Ensconced down a small side street off of The Strand near Covent Garden, Carting Lane is home to one of the 19th century’s most bizarre (and brilliant) inventions.  On the face of it, it looks like the other gas lamps dotted around the area, but the Patent Sewer Ventilating Lamp is anything but.  The Story …

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Rules Cocktail Bar: The Secret Covent Garden Gem You’ve Been Waiting to Discover

Walk up the stairs from London’s oldest restaurant in the heart of Covent Garden and you will find one of the best-kept secrets in town. Expertly-made drinks in a beautiful setting: the bar at Rules is one of the city’s best cocktail bars. Rules is one of the stalwarts of London’s dining scene – unsurprising …

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Goodwin’s Court – The Real Diagon Alley That Dates Back to the 17th Century?

Stumbling from the bright lights and constant bustle of Covent Garden into the quiet environs of Goodwin’s Court is like stepping into the pages of a Dickens (or Harry Potter) novel.  Gone are the crowds and the street performers, replaced instead with a sombre solitude and a terrace of near-perfectly preserved Georgian houses.  This is …

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A Guide to Trafalgar Square: History, Sights and Tips for Visiting London’s Iconic Landmark

Trafalgar Square sits at the heart of London and is one of the city’s most important landmarks. Here’s what you need to know before you go. Trafalgar Square is a London icon. Plumped in the centre of the city – there’s a reason that it’s at the top of every tourist’s sightseeing itinerary. But how …

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Neal’s Yard London: Explore Covent Garden’s Colourful Gem

Neal’s Yard is one of those gorgeous spots in London that you need to see. Walk through the narrow entrance to emerge into a world of colourful buildings, indie eateries and alternative remedies… Neal’s Yard is tucked away in a corner of Covent Garden – a not-so-secret gem full of brightly-coloured buildings and alternative shops …

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Mockingbird Magic! The Hunger Games Will Make its Stage Debut in London Next Year

Hold up that three-fingered salute, The Hunger Games is coming to a stage near you.  We’re always interested when we hear about a major motion picture getting made into a play for the London stage. There’s been My Neighbour Totoro, School of Rock, Matilda (originally a book of course) – next year we get Spirited …

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Covent Garden Christmas: The Capital’s Festive Hot Spot

Christmas in London is a magical time… and we think there might be no better place in the capital to get festive than Covent Garden.  If you can’t tell, love to get Christmassy here at London x London (absolutely nothing to do with the multiple glasses of mulled wine we might have put away, we …

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Where to Find the Best Breakfasts and Brunches in Covent Garden

Your guide to the sumptuous brunches and beautiful breakfasts Covent Garden has to offer. Breakfast – the most important meal of the day. We’re inclined to agree, especially when they come as wonderful as they do in Covent Garden. The area is known for its great restaurants and bars, but what about when the hunger …

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The London Tunnels: A Secret Subterranean Spy Station Opening to the Public

London’s secret spy HQ is to be made public as a tourist attraction to rival the best of them.  Tired of all the regular tourist attractions? Had one too many rides on the London Eye? Loathe the idea of posing in front of Big Ben one more time? Well, you might be in luck because …

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