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Tower Bridge Exhibition

Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013

One of London’s most well-known attractions and a must visit for all tourists is the Tower Bridge Exhibition.  Not only does this landmark play an important role in history, but it provides a great view of the city. In this feature we explore in more detail about the Tower Bridge Exhibition and we would encourage you to read the Tower Bridge feature in conjuction with this one. Sir Horace Jones designed Tower Bridge which was completed in 1894.  Right away, it was determined this bridge would be a source of attraction for those visiting the city.  For the time it was built, the architecture and engineering was pushing construction boundaries to its limit and this has resulted in this magnificent icon.  Above the bridge, are two elevated walkways, which at the time this was unique, in that visitors where...

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Annual Events and Festivals in London

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013

We all know there is so much to see in London, from the historic such as The Tower of London to the more up to date attractions like the Tate Modern.  There are fantastic museums including the Natural History Museum and there is also some unique Hidden Treasures   In addition to these London attractions you will find lively festivals and other events throughout the year.  If you have flexibility in determining your travel dates, please review a sample list of events below. In January London holds the Ice Sculpture Festival, This annual Festival is FREE and visitors have the chance to see highly talented sculptors from around the world as they compete to be crowned  Champion. Canary Wharf is hosting one of London’s favourite winter events for the fourth year running. Find out more at   In February, you can join...

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The Imperial War Museum

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2013

Over the next decade, The Imperial War Museum will be creating new gallery spaces and new ways for you to explore our unique collections. The transformation has already begun with the closure of the museum until July 2013. This is a partial reopening as redevelopment continues through to 2014 – the 100-year anniversary of the start of the First World War. So we at thought we would give you a quick glimpse into the new look Imperial War Museum. Using the latest historical research and its exceptional collections the Imperial War Museum will open the new world-class First World War Galleries which will offer new stories, new perspectives and new ways of looking at the ‘Great War’. The redesigned atrium will stretch over six floors The Imperial War Museum is on Lambeth Road, and within walking distance of...

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Madame Tussaud’s

Posted on Sunday, February 3, 2013

Madame Tussaud's is one of the top ten UK attractions in London receiving more over 2.7 million visitors per year and is within walking distance of ll the other leading attractions such as the Natural History Museum, St Paul's Cathedral, and Buckingham Palace.   Madame Tussaurds also part of of  Merlin Group and therefore you are able to buy a combination ticket that lets you ride the London Eye and entrance into London Dungeons, Sea Life and of course Madame Tussaurds.   As soon as you and your family step inside, you will be greeted with life-size wax figures of those past and present.   You will instantly recognise these figures as they will be well-known stars, those that have been turned into include David and Victoria Beckham, Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Tiger Woods, and...

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Four Great Places to Shop in London

Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013

If you planning a trip to London, you may already know which popular landmarks you want to visit.  After all, a trip to the City of London is not complete without walking across Tower Bridge, taking a tour around Buckingham Palace or riding the London Eye.   With all that in mind, try not to rule out everyday activities such as shopping.  Even if you are traveling on a budget and have limited money for souvenirs, we at would recommend you checkout the great shops listed below. Portobello Road Market The Portobello Road Market is one of the world's largest antique markets and is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, where you will also find Holland Park.  On Saturdays, when the market is open, you will find rows and rows of stalls setup by antique...

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Hidden Treasures of London

Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2013

When it comes to attractions in London some of the city’s most well-known landmarks such at Tower Bridge, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace are the first that come to mind.  However if you take the time to research London before your trip, you will discover there is so much more.  Some popular attractions, such as the landmarks briefly highlighted below, are occasionally referred to as hidden treasures. This is because many tourists are unaware of wealth of attraction available in big cities such as London and are both pleased and surprised when they stumble across them.  The Freemans Hall    The Freemans Hall is located at 60 Great Queen Street and is in the Covent Garden neighbourhood of London.  Here you will find a large, but sometimes hard to see from afar building.  Today’s structure was built in 1931,...

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