In Love With London

By Tawanna Browne Smith | It's crowded, congested, expensive and complicated but there's an allure about London that Americans love which draws us to travel there every year.

London's Most Romantic Cafes

From the cosy and intimate to the flower-strewn or football-filled, we've gathered together the most romantic coffeeshops in London.<p>Cafe Kick<p>We know …

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10 hacks to save money on a UK city break

A short break in a UK city can be an expensive treat, especially if you have children in tow, but there are many ways to save without cutting back on fun. Whether it’s picking a hotel within walking distance of the must-see sights or investing in a city pass, here are our top 10 …

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15 holiday destinations you can actually see in a day from the UK

London is one of the worst places to be in winter.<p>JFK airport is getting a special pet terminal so animals can travel in style too<p>It’s cold, it’s …

Now you can get magically stupefied in a 'Harry Potter'-themed pub

People sure do love their novelty-themed bars and restaurants.<p>After the successful launch of a <i>Curb Your Enthusiasm</i> eatery and a <i>Seinfeld</i>-themed cafe, the city of Melbourne, Australia, is now being treated to a <i>Harry Potter</i> pub, because if there's one thing that beats regular <i>Harry Potte</i>r, it's drunk</i> …

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UK enjoys record tourism as fall in pound boosts visitor numbers

ONS says weaker sterling since Brexit vote led to 37.3m visits to UK in 2016, with big rise in North American tourists<p>Sterling’s slide since the EU referendum has lured bargain-hunting tourists to the UK, with overseas visitors hitting a record high last year.<p>Official figures showed there were …

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The Victorian men in drag who led Britain to outlaw homosexuality

80 years before Turing, these men were arrested for wearing pearls and petticoats<p>It’s true homosexuality was decriminalized in Britain in 1967. But …

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Can You Name The Station From The London Underground Lines?

Have you been paying attention on your way to work?<p>In each case you’ll be shown the colours of ALL the tube lines that serve the station in question – and for the purposes of this quiz, the Overground and DLR lines are not included as part of the Underground.

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Keeping It Real in South London’s Brixton Hill

It’s no secret that Brixton, in the district of South London, has changed over the last decade. Once a neighborhood known for the shops, markets and food stalls of Brixton Village that reflected the cultural flavor of its multiracial residents, today in place of locally owned businesses, Brixton is …

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Ten awesome robots that are changing London

<i>A new exhibition about robots opens at the Science Museum this week. Andy Hill gets acquainted with ten that are already at large in our city.</i><p>1. The …

Free Things To Do With Your Kids In London And The UK This March

Spring is in the air with some family fun - all for free.<p>There are tons of fun and free family activities taking place up and down the UK this March.<p>Here’s a selection of some free family days out - both indoor and outdoor activities that will appeal to kids - as a taster. Make sure you keep an eye …

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London tube strike will cause severe travel disruption, warns TfL

Two planned walkouts over job cuts and safety will affect capital between Sunday 5 and Wednesday 8 February<p>A planned tube strike will severely disrupt journeys in the capital over four days from Sunday, Transport for London has warned.<p>Two walkouts by staff in the RMT union, in a dispute over job …

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5 New London attractions Worth Visiting in 2017

— traveldaveuk<p>Travelling the world, one adventure at a time. Follow the UK's leading solo adventure travel blogger, Dave Brett on his travels around …

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The 13 best restaurants in London to try in 2017

Back in August, the Waitrose Good Food Guide 2017 published its ranking of the UK's 50 best restaurants.<p>While the top three places to check out in …

Queen portrait issued for Sapphire Jubilee

<b>A portrait of the Queen by British photographer David Bailey has been re-issued for her Sapphire Jubilee, marking 65 years on the throne.</b><p>In the photo, the Queen wears sapphire jewellery given to her by King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947.<p>The Queen becomes the first British monarch to reach …

Stylish Comfort in Notting Hill

<b>Rates</b><p>Rooms from £179 (about $220).<p><b>Basics</b><p>The Laslett personifies a Notting Hill that, despite its fashionable reputation, has not been known recently for its quality lodging. Taking its name from Rhaune Laslett, the chief organizer of the Notting Hill Festival, almost everything about this offering …

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Thousands march on London in protest against Donald Trump's travel ban and Theresa May's invitation to President for UK state visit

Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets to call on Theresa May to end her "collusion" with Donald Trump.<p>Demonstrators urged the prime minister to withdraw her controversial invitation of a state visit to Mr Trump and denounced his travel ban as "racist".<p>The march, organised by the Stop …

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20 London Eye Facts You Should Know - Travel & Pleasure

Being the largest Ferris wheel in Europe, London Eye is one of many iconic attractions of London. Taking a London Eye ride is always one of the never …

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Brexit has made London a bargain for American travelers

In the six months since British citizens voted to exit the European Union, one thing has remained the same: Great deals for tourists.<p>Right after the vote, there was a lot of uncertainty, the British pound took a beating, and experts urged U.S. travelers to rush over and take advantage of lodging …

British PM reveals Brexit plan: What is 'hard Brexit' and what's next?

LONDON — Britain's Prime Minister finally laid out her plans for Brexit Tuesday, nearly seven months after the shock U.K. vote to quit the European Union (EU).<p>Theresa May, who came to power after the referendum result prompted the resignation of her predecessor David Cameron, said Britain will seek …

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Food and air fares send inflation to a 30-month high

Inflation has jumped more quickly than expected to reach a 30-month high, as the cost of air fares and food rose during the past month.<p>The consumer prices index (CPI) rose to 1.6pc in December, up from year-on-year growth of 1.2pc in November. Analysts had pencilled in growth of 1.4pc.<p>A surge in …

Subway Strike Brings London to Standstill, Strands Millions

London has been gripped by a 24-hour strike by staff on the Tube over job cuts and ticket-office closures.

#TubeStrike: How people in London got to work and the funniest social media jokes

The tube strike has brought London to a halt as most stations in Zone 1 have no Underground services and the buses and streets are crammed with annoyed commuters and confused tourists.<p>There was commuter chaos on Monday morning, with more expected at rush hour in the evening.<p>Clapham junction station …

Tales from the bar - a tour of London's 'great pubs'

<b>Giant oak wine barrels sit above the bar of the Cittie of Yorke in Holborn - which is more reminiscent of a great hall in a Tudor mansion than than a traditional pub.</b><p>The jury is out as to whether or not the massive casks were ever used as genuine storage vessels - or simply part of the inn's Tudor …

These are the 20 safest airlines in the world

Despite some recent tragedies, air travel is still one of the safest forms of transportation around. In fact, according to Australian consumer-aviation website AirlineRatings.com, 2016 was the second safest year in the history of commercial aviation, after 2013.<p>AirlineRatings.com recently released …

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How to Eat Your Way Around London Like a Chef

If there’s one thing we’ve learned about travel, it’s that plans often change. That’s what happened to Simon Gregory, executive chef at Ace Hotel …

The Mondrian

Drawing from its marine heritage—the hotel is set on the Southbank overlooking the Thames—this Tom Dixon-designed space evokes the glamour of a 1920s …

Yes, You Can Get Dinner in London For $25 Per Person

It may be known as one of the world’s most expensive cities, but London has a wealth of budget-friendly spots perfect for date night.<p>It’s well …