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.

Top 10 things to do in London and where to stay

An insider's guide to the top things to do in London, including the best London museums, art galleries, sightseeing spots and free places to visit, as well as insider tips for top London attractions from the Tate Modern to the London Eye – and the best hotels within walking distance, in …

Is this Hoxton pop-up the coolest rooftop bar in London?

“Double apple?” asked the man in the hut. I looked to my friend, Hannah, to confirm the choice of flavour. She gave me the green light. “Yes, and a double pipe too, please.” He nodded approvingly and fired up the coals.<p>The azure-coloured hut filled with glittering shisha pipes would not have looked …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well — and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business Insider UK office have compiled a list of the best British slang and idioms that define the weird and wonderful British dialect we grew up with.<p>From our …


My London: Anthony Joshua

The world heavyweight champion enjoys steak at Smith & Wollensky, parties at Tape and goes to the zoo in Golders Green


Lonely Planet includes Cornwall in latest list and the reason may come as a surprise - Cornwall Live

Cornwall is regularly recognised as a great holiday destination for it's stunning beaches and picturesque villages but today the county has been …


You’ve Probably Never Heard of This Super Popular British Tourist Attraction

You may think you know London. You’ve been to Buckingham Palace and spent afternoons at the British Museum. You may have had tea at Fortnum & Mason …


The Ivy Tower Bridge, London, UK

The Ivy Collection continues its expansion of neighbourhood cafés and brasseries, this time in prime location at One Tower Bridge.<p>Much like its other venues, the brand follows its fail-safe formula, offering a relaxed, elevated neighbourhood vibe with an all-day menu of gourmet crowd-pleasers and …


The right way to visit the Tower of London | Insider City Guides


Hotels, bars and restaurants in Britain where celebrities love to go

Where to go<p>London<p>"London is my favourite city in the world. It has everything you could ever want, especially now compared to when I first arrived, including a diverse food scene.<p>"Notting Hill, where I used to live, has changed dramatically since the film of the same name. The area has become …

Londoners, stop being so rude and unfriendly, says think tank: call for a 'civility code' to help make London a nicer place to live

A major think tank has called for a "civility code" to stop Londoners from being so rude and unfriendly to one another.


Londoners have the least disposable income in the UK

Here’s some crap news to start your working week with: Londoners have less spare cash than anyone else in the country, according to a new study …


The 10 dishes you cannot leave Britain without eating

<b>British cuisine is rarely lauded but old-fashioned dishes, such as syrup pudding and scotch eggs, have exploded in popularlity in the last decade. Here, Diana Henry serves up Britain on a plate, choosing ten dishes that have become part of our way of life.</b><p>1. Roast beef and Yorkshire pudding<p>The …


Visiting the London Eye? Here's our best advice

<b>(CNN) —</b> Originally designed as a temporary attraction to celebrate the new Millennium, the London Eye has long surpassed its intended five-year shelf life to become the most popular paid-for attraction in the UK.<p>Standing 443 feet tall over the River Thames, each 30-minute rotation grants …


Top 10 autumn breaks in small UK towns and cities

We asked nature writers to choose their favourite market town or small city for a late-season break. Plus 10 more autumn breaks in the UK countryside<p><b>Knaresborough, North Yorkshire</b><p>School holidays saw my mother and me visiting my grandmother in Starbeck, a suburb of posh Harrogate, on the way to the …


Travel to London in luxurious style on relaxing Caledonian Sleeper

BOARDING a train close to midnight while sober was quite a strange experience but that’s how the Caledonian Sleeper service rolls.<p>The train departed …

Highlights from London Fashion Week in Pictures


Thornbury Castle: One Of Few Castles In England To Stay Overnight

The North wall of Thornbury Castle as you drive onto the grounds.The drive through the English countryside, characterized by its hedge-rowed bushes …


Fergie - London Bridge

London Bridge

One of my favorite parts about London is sitting down for a spot of tea.

6 Things to See Inside the Corinthia Hotel London Spa

The Corinthia Hotel London is modern hotel luxury at its finest The hotel couldn’t be more centrally located on Whitehall Place in Westminster. This …


5 London Travel Tips for Americans: Must-Sees and Money Saving Advice

Make a reservation to see the Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour. Enough said – read my article on it.<p>Take a ride across the Emirates Air cable …

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3-Day London Itinerary on a Budget

London is one of the most visited cities in the world – and it’s easy to understand why. The city is both historic and modern, it is home to royalty …


UK terror threat level raised to 'critical' after London Tube explosion

<b>London (CNN) —</b> The terror threat level in the United Kingdom has been raised from "severe" to "critical," Prime Minister Theresa May announced late Friday, following an explosion earlier on one of the city's Underground trains.<p>A major manhunt is underway in London for suspects in what police are …


The best London hotels with live music

London hotels are going la la for live music, with hotel bars and drinking dens undeniably having a special moment. Whether you fancy spending the evening sipping cocktails to the tunes of a resident pianist, heading to a grande dame for an evening of dining and dancing, immersing yourself in …

In praise of Tooting, south London

‘Captivating’ Tooting has been named one of the best neighbourhoods in the world, alongside exotic hotspots in Rio, Seoul and New York. Sound unlikely? Not if you live there, says the Guardian’s online Travel editor<p>Brookyln’s Sunset Park, Frelard in Seattle, Botofogo in Rio and ... Tooting. The …


Stunning aerial photos capture a different side of London

Oxfordshire-based photographer Jason Hawkes has been shooting aerial views for over 20 years, capturing some of the world's most famous cities.

A visitor's guide to London's famous parks and gardens

A trip to London is usually full of visits to monuments, galleries and museums, but take some time out to enjoy the city’s green spaces. No matter …


Lady’s 17 Lovely Day Trips from London

One of the most common questions I get asked is “what are the best day trips from London?”. I’ve written about the subject before, but today I want …


Young London influencers behind relaunch of Trafalgar St James hotel

It will reopen as the Trafalgar St James in early October