London Street Guides: Shoreditch

By Sophie Marie Atkinson Shoreditch is to London what the Meatpacking district is to New York: gritty, urban but tres, tres cool. A large number of the city’s media companies are based in Shoreditch, as is a branch of London College...

Where to Stay and What to do in Westminster

We might not know much about politics, but we do know where to stay in London and what to do in and around the Houses of Parliament and the Westminster area, including the pub where you can hang out with the likes of Mr...

The Best Travel Blogs and Posts in August…

– Written by Victoria Philpott The best travel blogs leave you inspired to explore the world and experience what you’re seeing others enjoy internationally. Or, even better, to top the adventures you read about and have your own bragging stories to tell...

London: How to be English

After stretching my legs with the royal corgis I suddenly thought, by jove, let’s write a jolly good quintessentially English blog and show those overseas fellows what we do best. Poppycock? Goodness no! It’s just a blog about doing marvellously...

Free things to do in London: The Elephant parade tour

If you’ve been out in London recently, the chances are that you’ll have seen at least one of the crazy multi-colored elephants that have turned up in streets and locations all over town in the past few weeks. If you haven’t and...

Film festivals from around the world

Traveling is all about experiencing new cultures. For the vast majority this probably involves visiting all the sites, immersing yourself in the local culture and trying to pick up some of the local lingo. Taking in a film festival is unlikely to...

48 Hours in…London with £48!

Vibrant, cosmopolitan London is packed with culture, nightclubs and crowds. But while few metropolises can top it for buzz, it’s also one of the most expensive cities in the world. To kick start a new series of posts on filling 48 hours...

How to Find a Cheap Pint in Central London

It’s the eternal question on the lips of locals and backpackers in London alike – where can we get a cheap pint in this pricey city? With most pubs in the center of town now charging around (cue collective horrified gasp) £3.50...