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Tips, ideas and inspiration to help you get through lockdown.

Walking The Line: Discovering London’s Art Walk

The Line – London’s first public art trail – meanders a route between Stratford and Greenwich. Sporting 12 striking sculptures along its route, the art walk is a brilliant way to enjoy an ever-changing roster of pieces from well-known names and up-and-coming talent. Here’s what you need to know.  London has never had the same …

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So… Why On Earth Are There So Many Parakeets in London?

No doubt you’ve seen them darting across London’s skies. A flash of bright green splitting through the air, quickly followed by another and another. It used to be that the most exciting colour you’d see on a bird was the red plumage on an aggressive robin, but that was before a band of rose-ringed parakeets …

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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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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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Need Inspo? The Best Things You Can do in Lockdown London This Week

Looking for the best things to do in lockdown London this week? Here’s where to start.  Brilliant Things to do in Lockdown London This Week Nubya Garcia: Barbican Concerts on Demand  Until 24th Mar 2021 View this post on Instagram A post shared by N U B Y A G A R C I A …

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The Ultimate Self-Guided Harry Potter Walking Tour of London

Put your comfy shoes on folks – we’re going to head on a Harry Potter walking tour of London that will, I 100% guarantee, make you feel like you’ve just stepped into one of the films.  OK, maybe not 100% but at least like 56%.  London just so happens to be a rather magical place …

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The Best Meal Delivery Kits in London I Tried & Tested

Beat the kitchen fatigue with these stellar restaurant meal delivery kits that you can totally pretend you made yourself.  If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ll know that in the past week and a half I’ve embarked on the kind of mission that is so #lockdown2020 – pimping up my table with some of the …

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The Green Chain Walk: A Different Way to Explore South London

The Green Chain Walk is one of those South London gems that’s hidden in plain sight. A long-distance walk stretching over 50 miles and split into 11 sections, it’s managed to stay remarkably under the radar of many that live in the areas it winds its way through.  Ready to explore? Discover how with this …

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Trying to Ignore Reality Right Now? These 5 Bizarre Videos About London Will Help

With 2020 getting ready to rear the uglier side of its head (again), it’s totally understandable if you want to escape reality, if only for a couple of minutes.  Let’s face it, sometimes we need to just soothe our frantic brains with something a bit weird, a bit funny and completely inane. Don’t worry, I’ve …

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This London Mural Festival Map Will Help You Discover the City’s Most Colourful Spots

London Mural Festival has been quietly chugging away for the past few weeks, slowly transforming many of the city’s plain old walls, subways and shopfronts into colourful creations from some of the best street artists in the world.  It’s no secret that here at London x London we’re big champions of London’s fast-growing street art …

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