Some, more gifted than us when it comes to the spoken or written word, have left a legacy of quotes that have become synonymous with the city. Continue reading “7 fantastic quotes that will make you want to visit London – again!”
There is such a wide variety of them that sometimes it can be hard to make a decision on which one would be best for you and your companions. Continue reading “5 West End theatre productions you really shouldn’t miss”
A lot of people, especially Londoners themselves, appreciate these because they don’t always want to be a part of the hustle and bustle – sometimes it’s great to have a bit of peace and quiet whilst visiting sights people don’t generally know about. Continue reading “The secret sights of London”
As many of you will know, London is filled with many fantastic attractions and sights – from the London Eye to Big Ben – but the Queen and the Royal family are a particularly big attraction for many people.
So, we wanted to share some information and ideas about the Royal attractions in the capital. And there are a wide variety for you to choose from!
If you were Queen (or King) for the day, where would you spend your time? Continue reading “5 Royal sights to visit when in London”
There are a number of ways you can enjoy a quieter, more relaxed stay in our capital city; for example, do you know how many parks and open spaces there are in London?
If you count the City of London and Greater London, then you are looking at around 1,000 different green spaces to relax in. These include Royal parks – such as those which surround us at DUKES – commons, public gardens and converted church yards. Continue reading “Looking for a quiet, relaxing break? London can offer that”
With summer officially due to begin on the 21st June, it is just around the corner – whether the sunshine plays by the rules is another question all together.
If you want to enjoy the summer months, then London is the place to be – there is so much going on every day! Continue reading “3 reasons to visit London this summer”
And it is soon to be one of them – on the 14th June (at the time of writing), the Queen will celebrate her official birthday, even though her ‘actual’ birthday is on the 21st April.
Interestingly, her official birthday doesn’t have a fixed date (hence our ‘at the time of writing’ comment above!), but it is always a Saturday in June, so that there is good weather (hopefully!) for an outdoor event. Continue reading “The Queen’s birthday parade – a Royal reason to stay in London”
Following on from the first blog post in a two part series, which can be read in full here, today we’re providing another five things you probably didn’t already know about London. Continue reading “10 things you didn’t know about London – Part 2”
Things such as London being the capital city of England, where Buckingham Palace and Big Ben are and being a city that’s packed full of history. All three of these are great examples of things that a lot of people are already aware of, regardless of where they are from. Continue reading “10 things you didn’t know about London – Part 1”
We all know London, England’s beautiful capital city, is a large place. We also know there are always a lot of people travelling right across the city, whether they’re visiting, living or passing through.
And if you have ever visited, you’ll know that getting from one location to another can be ‘interesting’ at times – especially at rush hour or if you’re not entirely sure of the best way to get around. Continue reading “How to get around London quickly, easily and effectively”