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.

A Londoners day out …..

I’ve lived in London for over 40 years , but I’ve never really taken the time to <i>see London.</i> Like most people who live in an iconic city you never …

London

On Guard at Afternoon Tea Fit for a Queen

It’s well known as Brits, we are in love with our afternoon tea. For me it’s the sense of tradition with a bit of pomp thrown in. From the crisp …

What I love about London , and you should too…

Its official London, has been voted the worlds favourite tourist destination. With 18.7 million visitors expected this year, a whooping 8% rise from …

Sightseeing in London by Air , Land & Sea …

So you arrive in London ready to see the sights, but you don’t fancy the usual hop on hop off , bland guided tours on offer. Not only are they pretty …

Eat Sleep Shoot Travel’s guide to London’s Street Art

When I’m not off galavanting round the world, I regularly slip off to the East End of London to shoot Street Art. As someone who couldn’t draw a …

The Essential Tourist’s Survival Guide to Visiting London

There are essentials that Londoner’s cant live without, check out Eat Sleep Shoot Travel’s top tips to make the most of your time in London,<p><b>Get an</b> …

Exploring London’s Best Chocolate Hotspots

There’s not many things that can drag me out on bed on a Sunday morning , but I was on a promise from London’s Chocolate Ecstasy tours. A three hour …

Lady’s 5 Lovely Spring Day Trips from London

Spring is here and I’m itching to travel. But while it’s easy to look abroad for seasonal sunshine, some of my favorite places to visit in spring are …

Travel

Tourism grows as foreign visitors take advantage of cheap pound

British hotels, restaurants and shops are benefiting from a jump in visits from foreign tourists, who are coming to the UK to make the most of the weak pound.<p>The rise in tourism is a corollary of the improvement in exports that economists hope will support the economy through any turmoil in the …

Human Geography

The Caledonian Sleeper – London to Glasgow

Travelling overnight between Scotland and London on the Caledonian Sleeper, is often touted as a travel must do. It’s not the fastest nor even …

UK Consumers Save and Sacrifice to Afford to Travel

UK consumers will cut back on eating and drinking out before sacrificing on leisure travel, according to February 2017 research conducted by Toluna …

Travel

Studying Abroad in London: Weekend Trips You Should Take

<b>Studying abroad in London</b> was a life-changing experience, but it also gave me the <b>opportunity to see more than just London.</b> It is really easy to take …

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

Family fun this month - all for free.<p>Doing something different together as a family doesn’t have to cost a fortune with tons of fun and free activities taking place up and down the UK this April, just as the days get longer, the weather warms up and the landscape greens up<p>If you’re super-organised …

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Why doesn’t everyone rap in scouse? How British hip-hop broke free of London

Aystar, Bugzy Malone and Levelz are some of the names that have helped the UK scene flourish. The biggest regional talents explain why each city has its own voice<p>There’s a track on the most recent Giggs album called The Best. The London MC takes the first verse, setting out his credentials as a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

These Are Britain's 10 Best Beaches

Fancy a day by the coast?<p>Dorset might need to prepare for an influx of visitors this summer. The region is home to three of Britain's best beaches, …

Travel

London is the seventh worst city in the world for traffic

Tube hold-ups and late trains are intricately woven into the fabric of our city lives, but it turns out things aren’t much better on our roads …

London

London isn't the most unaffordable city in the UK

Londoners have grown used to seeing their city top study after study declaring how unaffordable its housing is. But it appears another UK city has …

London

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 …

London

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> …

Harry Potter

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 …

Budgeting

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 …

LGBTQ

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.

London Underground

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 …

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 …