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.

The Best Views in London at 13 Sky High Spots

Shares 0<p>London is built for great views. It has enough tall buildings and hilly parks to keep a vista hunter busy for a week. This list of the best …

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These British Tours Will Take You to London for the Royal Wedding

Even if you haven't book a hotel room yet, you can still celebrate the historic day in the U.K. in style.<p>On May 19, the couple that has taken social …

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Tweeters Ridicule Trump's Reason For Scrapped UK Visit

"No doubt he's going to go on a goodwill tour of Africa and Haiti instead."<p>President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel his upcoming visit to England sparked widespread ridicule and celebration online.<p>Trump confirmed via Twitter on Thursday that he had scrapped his February visit to London:<p>While …

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Why kayaking in London is the perfect mini-break you’ve been looking for

By , Journalist. @qinxiesays on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.<p><b>If you’re anything like me, your enthusiastic travel plans earlier in the year will</b> …

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Five places in England for a magical winter weekend

Brian Jackman suggests five corners of England that suit a magical winter escape. Log fires guaranteed.<p>The Somerset Levels – for the starling murmuration<p>Going west with the sun down the A303 from Wincanton, you get no hint of what lies just beyond the highway. But turn off through Martock and in …

The DLR Doesn't Really Need Reviewing - But These People Did It Anyway

We've already had a look at the Woolwich Ferry through the eyes of TripAdvisor reviewers. This time we turn our attention to the DLR which, at time …

London

Take an Exclusive Steam Train Tour Around Great Britain in 2018

Diehard train travel fans, it’s time to cash out a chunk of your 401K and splurge on what will prove to be the most epic and luxurious cross-country …

Trains

17 British things Americans don't understand

<b>Despite Britain and America sharing the same language, the two countries couldn't be more different.</b><p>We're not talking about obvious things like …

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Virtual snowman created by cyclist using app on London streets

<b>A cyclist has "drawn" an 88-mile (141km) virtual snowman across London.</b><p>Anthony Hoyte, from Cheltenham, spent 10 hours cycling the streets of the city, using the exercise and route sharing app Strava to "draw" the giant festive artwork.<p>The cyclist has created several virtual doodles including Fowl …

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Christmas in London: then and now – in pictures

Photographer Christopher Ratcliffe has digitally merged the past with the present in a series of Christmas images. From sandbags in Selfridges in 1939 to Santa Claus at a Holborn bus stop in 1960, the photos

A London Travel Guide | Keys to the City Episode 2 | Lady Leshurr, Lotto Boyzz, DJ Semtex

Complex AU's Jade Zoe takes us on a whirlwind tour of London, showing everyone exactly what's good across the pond in sneakers, style, music and more.<p>…

Things to do New Year's Eve 2017: Best NYE events, parties and fireworks displays in London and across the UK

Looking to ring in 2018 in style? Well you'll be spoiled for choice for glamorous New Year's Eve parties across the UK, from dazzling fireworks …

Top 10 last-minute Christmas and New Year activities in London

The run-up to the big day doesn’t have to be all shopping malls and panto: we pick cool, offbeat and cultural events and gift-buying opportunities across the capital<p>The best Christmas days out 2017<p>Lose yourself in Kew Gardens, Richmond<p>It’s magical enough at the best of times but for Christmas Kew …

REVEALED: The friendliest city in the UK - did YOURS make the list?

GettyFriendliest city: Which city in the UK is deemed the best?<p>The friendliest places in the UK have been revealed – and it might shock you to learn …

Brit's favourite UK Christmas market for a festive day out revealed

Edinburgh has been revealed as Brits' favourite UK destination for a Christmas market break.<p>The Scottish capital has proven a hit with visitors …

The greatest place to visit in 2018? Newcastle, apparently

It was always an announcement that was likely to provoke a raised eyebrow or seven, and the team at Rough Guides must be delighted at the response - a relatively even mixture of surprise and bafflement, seasoned with the odd bout of "what-are-they-thinking?" behind-the-hand sniggering - that their …

The Queen’s unusual jet lag remedy, and 13 more of her fascinating travel habits

Queen Elizabeth II, officially the most widely travelled head of state in history - if anyone has a polished coping strategy for jet lag, surely it is she.<p>Perhaps surprisingly it's barley sugar, sold in the form of boiled sweets, along with unspecified homeopathic remedies, according to an …

Art Afternoon Tea at the Rosewood London

“It’s a Miró,” mum and I both said in perfect unison, nodding at the platter of art-inspired cakes in front of us. Our waiter shook his head. Wrong. I studied the pastry’s geometric chocolate lines and primary-coloured blobs again. “It’s a Kandinsky,” he told us. “What about that one?” I asked mum, …

London becomes top destination for Europeans 'following pound's fall amid Brexit uncertainty'

ES News Email<p>London has become the top destination for European travellers following a fall in the value of the pound amid Brexit uncertainty, a new …

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London's black cabs go electric

<b>The first electric black taxis have arrived on the capital's roads as the London mayor pushes to improve air quality.</b><p>It is hoped more than 9,000 of the £55,599 cabs will be in service by 2021.<p>The TX can travel 80 miles on a single battery charge and is fitted with a 1.5 litre petrol engine to …

This Photo of 15-year-old Meghan Markle at Buckingham Palace Proves Dreams Do Come True

She was once just a tourist like us.<p>Meghan Markle is living proof that royal dreams can become reality.<p>On Monday, Meghan and her now fiancé Prince …

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 …

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My London: Anthony Joshua

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

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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 …

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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 …

London

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 …

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