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London is one of the rare cities hosting so many musical and theatre shows. So why don’t you book a show whilst visiting? It would be a great experience during your holidays in the English capital. Have a look at the top 5 of the best musicals in London below:   1- The Lion King The Lion King is a must-see show! Of course everyone knows the story because of the famous animated Disney film. The Lion King London opened in 1999 and has been a best-selling show ever since. With music by Elton John, the African rhythms and décor, you will be completely immersed in the magical story of Simba. 2- Mamma Mia Mamma Mia is a musical gathering Abba’s greatest hits around Sophie’s story. Living on a Greek island with her mother, Sophie is in search of her identity. She is getting married but she doesn’t know her…

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London is a dynamic city which never sleeps. But this hustle and bustle can sometimes be exhausting… therefore, discover 6 day trips from London to escape the hectic city life: 1- Windsor Windsor is a market town located in the Royal Borough of Windsor. The town is mainly famous for its castle, being the Royal family official residence; it has become even touristier due to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The town also has a lovely covered market, narrow streets, cafés, shops and… Legoland! Crossing the Thames River you will find Windsor’s twin town, Eton. This historic town is mostly famous for hosting Eton College boarding school. Eton College is one of the 4 remaining single-sex boys public schools in the United Kingdom. 2- Brighton Brighton is THE seaside town to go to when it’s sunny. Admire the impressive Pier of 1,722 feet long, it remains…

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When winter arrives and it’s starting to get cold, to rain and to be windy we do not necessarily have much courage to go outside. But when you live in a dynamic city like London there is always something to do and even bad weather should not stop us from having fun. Discover below a few outing ideas for when the weather is gloomy:   1- Go to the museum to educate yourself Natural History Museum There are many museums in London and there is one for every taste. For art enthusiasts we name the most famous ones such as the Tate Modern, the Tate Britain, the British Museum, the V&A Museum or the National Portrait Gallery. Those eager to learn will have to go to the Science Museum or the Natural History Museum. The history lovers cannot miss the Imperial War Museum. 2- Gather around an Afternoon Tea An Afternoon Tea…

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London is a big touristy city; the dynamic way of life can sometimes be stressful. The air and noise pollution can also be sources of discomfort and even stress. Luckily, there are ways to unwind even in a city: the green areas! There are many green areas in London, but the cherry on the cake is the parks! London has many beautiful parks; discover below the top 5 of the nicest parks of the city: 1- Regent’s Park Regent’s Park is one of eight royal parks in London. It is located close to the Primrose Hill neighbourhood and is an ideal area for a Sunday brunch. In the park you’ll find a small lake, an outdoor theatre and London Zoo. You will also have to walk to Primrose Hill summit to admire the view. Now you know what to do next Sunday 😉 2- Hyde Park Hyde Park is the…

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The end of the year has kind of a strange atmosphere, it’s cold and it snows, family gatherings are approaching, decorations and festive songs come out of nowhere… if you like this period then you should spend Christmas in London! The British capital becomes a magical place in December and you will notice that the Brits do like to celebrate Christmas.   1- The Christmas lights Regent Street At the beginning of November street lights and decorations start to be installed. And in December the entire city centre becomes illuminated and it’s magnificent:  have a stroll around Oxford Street, Regent street, Carnaby Street and the Seven Dials… Regents’ street counts more than 300.000 lights! Also have a look at the big mistletoe chandelier in Covent Garden Market!   2- Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland is a free-to-enter family event located in Hyde Park. It is a kind of Christmas amusement park,…

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From the book’s being published to the eight films’ release, the Harry Potter saga has been and still remains a huge commercial success. But more than that, Harry Potter became a phenomenon and had a cultural impact worldwide. So, if you are a fan, why don’t you organise a road trip to the United Kingdom in search of the filming locations?!   Glenfinnan Viaduct, Scotland It’s this viaduct located in Scotland that the Hogwarts Express goes through to reach the famous School. You can embark on the Jacobite Train, a steam railway leaving from Fort William going to Mallaig. Perfect for an authentic visit of Northern Scotland!   Christchurch College, Oxford Who ever dreamt of going to school and have a dining room looking like the Hogwarts’ one, with its endless ceiling and all those appetising delicacies?! This room is real and looks very much like the one in the…

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London is an expensive city, even if most museums are free, you’ll have to pay to entry most of the famous attractions such as the London Eye, Madame Tussauds, food and drink and of course accommodation. To save a bit of money and to discover something else, why not visit a market for a change? London has many of them and there are all different and interesting. Find below the 5 of the best markets in London: 1- Borough Market Borough market is London’s oldest food market, being over 1000 years old. Most of the stallholders are producers and farmers so you can be sure to get the best quality of food. Here you can find everything: meat, fish, bread, cheese etc. One of the best things about Borough Market is its environmental commitment, in fact, all cardboard, paper, plastic and so on from the Market is recycled. Borough Market…

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1- Sky Garden The Sky Garden is an impressive building located in Bethnal Green, North Side of the Thames river. The shape of the building is quite unusual; it is called the Walkie Talkie because it looks a bit like one. The Sky Garden is located at the top floor and offers 360 degrees ‘panoramic view of London, the space is a huge “garden” and there are restaurants and bar inside. However, going to the top floor is free but you have to book in advance on the website. You can also book one of the restaurants. 2- St Paul’s Shopping Mall: One New Change One New Change is a modern shopping centre located just next to St Paul’s Cathedral. There is a free glassy elevator that brings you to the outside rooftop where the view over London and St Paul’s is stunning!       3- Primrose Hill Primrose…

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… as well as an entertainment, shopping and cultural mecca. Pick your favourite attraction. The most popular free one is the British Museum; the most popular ticketed one is Westminster Abbey. Hop aboard the number 11 bus for a cheap sightseeing ride past St Paul’s, Bank of England, the Strand, Trafalgar Square, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

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