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Where to find London’s Best Beach Clubs

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London is home to some trendy beach clubs, and with international travel just around the corner, its a great place to unwind and put you in the mood for your next adventure. Serving up signature cocktails, authentic street food and bottomless brunches, it’s a great place for a relaxed get together.

The Beach Bar
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This award-winning venue boasts real sand complete with a beach-hut style roof to transport you to a tropical destination right in the heart of London. Great for a chilled-out beach brunch. The venue offers unlimited drinks deals. With great vibes and tropical surroundings, this venue can accommodate up to 200 guests and offers a built-in dance floor and private bar. On arrival you will be greeted with a welcome Cocktail to get you in the tropical spirit. There is also a great selection of beers, wines and spirits.

📍15 Montague Street, London, WC1B 5BJ
📞 +44 20 7958 7731 / Website>
Neverland
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This stunning beach club in Fulham will transport you to chilled-out tropical destination. Take cover under the pastel huts, gaze at the palm trees and dip your feet on the white sands, perfect for your Instagram feed on sunny days. When the weather is not so friendly, the club boasts a 25m covered pergola and also a large tent covering the veranda which runs from September to May. This venue also serves a bottomless brunch on Sundays offering bottomless cocktails and bubbles and a menu of Sliders and Rosemary fries.

📍 Wandsworth Bridge Road, London, SW6 2TY
📞 +44 20 3034 0293 / Website>
Secret Garden London
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Sit back and unwind in this creative beach concept located  in Kensington.  Take a seat on a sun lounge or on the rattan style sofas and order from a selection of signature cocktails with a gorgeous backdrop of St Stephen’s Church. For £40pp the pod tasting menu includes  starters such as wings with blue cheese dip, Salt and pepper squid and tomato Bruschetta. The mains offering include steak and fries or a classic haddock and chips. 

📍 100 Cromwell Road, London, SW7 4ER
📞 +44 20 7373 2222 / Website>
Limin Beach Club
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Limin Beach Club is nestled in Gabriel’s Wharf close to the River Thames. This trendy Trinbogonian beach club is a great place for cocktails and street food with a delicious menu celebrating the diverse culture of Trinidad & Tobago. Also serves up a With a laid back vibe and stunning views, this is a great place to unwind and catch up.

📍 56 Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PP
📞 +44 20 7928 8381 / Website>

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Grace
Grace
18 days ago

Didn’t know some of these were here. Thanks alot for the info.

Maria
Maria
18 days ago

Limin Beach Club has a really good vibe. Great food as well. Will be visiting again soon.

Mia
Mia
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18 days ago

Hope the weather stays good this weekend.

Lee M
Lee M
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18 days ago

Supposed to be. Been lovely. Have a good weekend all.

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London Theatre Shows reopening dates

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Having been shuttered for the best part of a year, London Theatres are now looking to spring back to life with the phased reopening of the hospitality sector. Here is our guide to the latest opening dates to your favourite shows and some new ones too.

Back to the Future The Musical (Adelphi Theatre)

This new show based on the iconic 1985 movie of the same name makes its London Theatre debut in August.  The show follows Marty McFly (Olly Dobson), who after meeting an eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett Brown (Roger Bart), finds himself transported back in time to 1955 with unintended consequences.  Back To The Future The Musical  features new music and lyrics by Emmy and Grammy Award-winning Alan Silvestri and six-time Grammy Award-winning Glen Ballard.

📍 Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 0NS
🕑 2 hours 40 minutes
📅 20 August 2021 - 3 April 2022 / Buy Tickets>
Les Misérables (Sondheim Theatre)

Officially the longest running musical, Cameron Macintosh’s Les Misérables is an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s popular novel set in 19th Century France and follows Jean Valjean, a former prisoner who is relentlessly pursued by policeman Javert. This brilliant new staging has been hailed as “Les Mis for the 21st Century”.

📍 51 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London, W1D 6BA
🕑 2 hours 55 minutes
📅 25 September 2021 - 30 March 2022 / Buy Tickets>
Mamma Mia (Novello Theatre)

Mamma Mia the smash-hit musical is back in theatres this August. Follow the story of a mother and daughter who has to contend with three potential dads on an idyllic Greek Island played to the tunes of ABBA’s iconic soundtrack. This worldwide phenomenon comes back to to the theatre on August 25th.

📍 Novello Theatre, Aldwych, London, WC2B 4LD
🕑 2 hours 35 minutes 
📅 25 August 2021 - 2 April 2022 / Buy Tickets>
The Lion King (Lyceum Theatre)

The Lyceum Theatre in London has been home to the Lion King musical since 1999 and has become a staple in the theatre calender. Based on the Disney classic, watch the story of Simba come to life with stunning effects and watch in awe as they bring the sounds of the Serengeti to life. With music by Elton John, Tim Rice and Lebo M.

📍 21 Wellington St, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 7RQ
🕑 2 hours 30 minutes 
📅 29 July 2021 - 3 April 2022 / Buy Tickets>
Pretty Woman (Savoy Theatre)

Pretty Woman had its West End premiere at Piccadilly Theatre, but now the musical has a new home at London’s Savoy Theatre. Once upon a time in the late ’80s, Vivian met Edward and her life was never the same again. Based on the smash-hit 1990 movie of the same name, experience this classic love story and be swept off your feet in this dazzlingly theatrical take.

📍 Savoy Court, The Strand, London, WC2R 0ET
🕑 2 hours 30 minutes
📅 8 July - 12 December 2021 / Buy Tickets>
Jersey Boys (Trafalgar Theatre)

They were just four guys from New Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect onstage, off stage it was a very different story—a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

📍 14 Whitehall, Westminster, London, SW1A 2DY
🕑 2 hours 30 minutes
📅 28 Jul 2021 - 2 Jan 2022 / Buy Tickets>
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre)
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Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a new play by Jack Thorne. It is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage.

📍 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 5AY
🕑 Part One: 2 hours 40 minutes | Part Two: 2 hours 35 minutes
📅 14th October 2021 / Buy Tickets>
Hairspray the Musical (London Coliseum)

The international musical phenomenon Hairspray returns to a venue near you. After breaking box office records and delighting audiences in the West-End, on Broadway and on the big screen since 1988, this smash hit musical-comedy has quite the legacy, and is heading back out on tour around the UK and Ireland in 2021.

📍 33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
🕑 2 hours 15 minutes
📅 21 June - 29 September 2021 / Buy Tickets>
Heathers The Musical (Theatre Royal Haymarket)
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Heathers The Musical is returning to the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket for a strictly limited 12-week season. The show is set in Westerberg High where Veronica Sawyer is just another high school student dreaming of making a name for herself. After joining the Heathers, she finds out that cruel reality of the fame game.

📍 33 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES
🕑 2 hours 30 minutes
📅 21 June - 11 September 2021 / Buy Tickets>

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Where to watch Euro 2020 in London

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Skylight
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Skylight is reopening on the 12th April where you will be able to catch every single game of the Euro 2020 tournament. London’s largest outdoor venue will welcome back groups of 6 in the outdoor spaces where you can catch up with friends over food and drinks. Full table service will remain in place in all areas until 21st June.

📍 Tobacco Dock, Wapping, London, E1W 2SF
🕑 From April 12th
📞 - / Website>
Westwood Sports Bar & Kitchen
Photo: Westwood Sports Bar & Kitchen

This venue will reopen it’s doors for guests to enjoy the outdoor spaces from April 12th with new outdoor screens, heating and fully covered areas. A great place to catch the Euro 2020 and cheer on your favourite team. Don’t miss a moment of the action when it matters most with no curfew or need to eat to enjoy a drink.

📍 Westfield London, Ariel Way, London, W12 7HB
🕑 From April 12th
📞 +44 20 8161 4667 / Website>
Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden
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Vauxhall Food & Beer Garden opened in May 2014 and is located below the train arches of Vauxhall. Since then, the garden has hosted chefs from around the globe, serving both quality interpretations of classic dishes and daring new ventures. Boasting 5 on-site restaurants, it’s a great place to catch the Euro 2020 tournament with friends over drinks.

📍 6a South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SP
🕑 Mon-Sat: 11:30am–10:30pm, Sun: 11:30am-8pm
📞 +44 20 3242 0040 / Website>
The Exhibit Garden Presents EUROS 2021
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The Exhibit is an independent neighbourhood bar, restaurant, cinema and event space. A contemporary interior across three floors with a collection of private hire and outside spaces – the perfect location for socialising. Euros 2021 in The Exhibit Garden will show every game, which will be screened live on the big screen. Get a seat plus two Heineken beers for just £10.

📍12 Balham Station Road, London, SW12 9SG
🕑 Mon-Wed: 8.30am-11pm, Thu: 8.30am-12am, Fri: 8.30am-2am, Sat: 10am-2am, Sun: 10am-10pm
📞 +44 208 772 6556 / Website>
The Duke of Edinburgh pub
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This venue boasts a massive beer garden making The Duke Of Edinburgh a perfect destination for outdoor get togethers with friends. Offering live football on big screens, this South London venue is usually packed and will be a good shout for the Euro 2020 tournament in June. Get your friends together to watch the footy, enjoy drinks and delicious jerk chicken

📍 204 Ferndale Road, London, SW9 8AG
🕑 Mon-Thu: 3pm-11pm, Fri: 12pm-11pm, Sat: 12pm-11pm, Sun: 12pm-11pm
📞 +44 208 772 6556 / Website>
Cargo
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Cargo will be offering fans the opportunity to watch their favourite teams compete in the EURO 2020 Championship. This  East London favourite will be showing all the games on the big screen (20ft HD TV!) promising a great atmosphere for footy fans and party lovers. Bring your group of 6 and cheer on your team. Cargo offers a selection of tasty burgers and pizza as well as a selection of drink packages. Matches between 11th June and 20th June can only be reserved as table bookings.

📍 Kingsland Viaduct, 83, Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3AY
🕑 From April 12th
📞 +44 203 325 9739 / Website>
Signature Brew
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Signature Brew is a great space to watch the tournament with friends in a fun outdoor setting. Serving up 12 lines of the freshest Signature Brew beers, the bar allows drinkers to enjoy them among the sights, sounds and hoppy smells of the brewery, with plenty of optional outdoor and covered seating.  On weekends you can enjoy some delicious street food from a selection of vendors.

📍 Unit 15, Uplands Business Park, Blackhorse Lane, London, E17 5QJ
🕑 From April 12th
📞+44 2076 844 664 / Website>

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10 Must-Try Airbnb experiences in London

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Instagram Tour of London
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Voted as the Best New London Experience 2019 at the AirBnB Awards here is your chance to learn more about the Capital whilst taking fantastic photos at many landmarks around the city. A great way to spice up your photo albums or Instagram profile. If you want to have the most fun you can have with a camera and to learn quirky facts that bring London alive, the Instagram Tour of London is for you.

Book here.

Highlights and Hidden Gems of Brixton
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Discover the multicultural neighborhood of Brixton where there is never a dull moment. You’ll follow your local London host through the colorful city streets where culture, cuisine and creativity fuse together to paint the neighborhood in diverse tones.

Amble through the mural painted streets and alleyways and discover the eclectic foodie scene, vibrant street art, community projects and spirited atmosphere of the real Brixton. The warm and vibrant energy of the area is hard to beat, and you will feel its pulse as your local London host shows you the community’s most inspiring spots.

You’ll visit Brixton Village Market, where you’ll find everything from handmade leather bags to woven trinkets and an eclectic mix of food and Pop Brixton, the coolest community project and market in town.

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Sourdough Pizza Making Class
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Want to learn the secrets to making the perfect sourdough pizza? Then this Airbnb experience is for you. For a day you’ll become a “pizzaiolo” making your own pizza from scratch, learning how to stretch the dough , add all the toppings and at the end learn how to bake it in the oven. As a sourdough pizza needs at least 24 hours to rise you’ll take home the dough you make to enjoy later and instead get to sample a pre-prepared one. Get ready to eat a light and crispy sourdough pizza.

Book here.

Living Like a Local in South London
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This tour allows you to experience South London Like A Local as you walk through the streets to hidden gem bars under railway arches, and sample some of the juiciest Soft Pork Buns in town. From enjoying a delicious cocktail to slurping spaghetti the tour will head through a community space where you can eat, drink and even shop vintage clothing. Climbing 10 levels to a converted rooftop bar, you can watch the sunset with one of the best views over London, pint in hand. The tour finishes off in a multi-storey car park bar which is a great pop-up boozer and eatery.

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Soho Music & Historic Pubs Tours
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Experience London like a true local, in the company of a true local, where you will delve down secret alleyways and discover hidden venues only a local would know. As part of the tour you will explore four historic Pubs where some of the most famous musicians, artists, performers, playwrights, actors and deep thinkers all lived, worked and played. You will discover where the Beatles recorded Hey Jude, where the Rolling Stones kicked off their career, and where Jimi Hendrix partied hard through the night and plenty more.

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Soulful Travel Memories
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Whether you are travelling solo, with your significant other, or with friends/family, it is always hard to get a great photo of you all to truly capture the environment! Don’t leave it up to a stranger on the street, let me show you some of my favourite spots around London and you’ll get a bunch of epic shots to take as your souvenir.

This 2-hour tour will show you some well-known spots plus some hidden gems around London whilst I snap some candid and posed photos of you along the way. Get ready for some fresh, Insta-ready images to make you the envy of your friends back home. You will get at least 25 to 50 high-resolution, social media-ready, edited photos per person.

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Speedboat through the heart of London
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See many of the city’s greatest sights the way they were meant to be seen – from the river! You’ll be welcomed at Blackfriars Pier by your expert skipper and a personal tour guide for lifejackets and a safety briefing. The sound-system will be fired up with great British tunes and we’ll cruise down to Tower Bridge for the best of all selfies. Then hold tight as we take you on a 10 mile high-speed blast to the O2 Arena and back to Tower. We’ll throttle back and while you catch your breath take in the sights of the spectacular city.

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Discover London’s Canals by Kayak
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When you arrive at The Pirate Castle, you’ll meet your instructor guide and be given a buoyancy aid to put on. We’ll then give a short safety talk and show you the basics on how to use your paddle and control your kayak.

You’ll get into your boat (we’ll help if you’re wobbly!) and once everyone in the group’s on the water we’ll practise some basic paddle strokes before heading off on a gentle tour that weaves along the prettiest stretch of the Regent’s Canal towards London Zoo, then back to Camden’s famous lock and The Pirate Castle.

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See Notting Hill Walking Tour
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It is not a tour where you are lectured on dates, facts and figures and how a building is so many sq feet. Not this tour. This is about fun, bringing Notting Hill to life, you are going to see where celebrities live, work and play, you will see film locations, famous music locations, you are going to see tales of murder & ghostly spirits, you will see an original Banksy artwork, you will see the history, the stories, the buzz of Notting Hill. For what is contained in the square mile of Notting Hill is one of the richest cultural locations in the World.

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Eat 8 British foods & See 30+ sights!
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You will explore 30+ of London’s major landmarks & the best of British foods. This will give you a good idea of the history & tastes of Europe’s best-loved city. After the walking tour you will stop for an hour & taste the best of British foods in one of London’s oldest food markets : Borough market. It’s a bustling hub of smells and flavours. Foods you will try include : Fish & Chips (mushy peas/gravy), Ale, Pie & Mash (gravy) and a world famous dessert.

Book here.

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Ally Pally – London’s new It Place

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You still want to take advantage and enjoy the last days of summer, have an amazing view and perhaps take some great pictures for your Instagram feed, enjoy fresh air and a nice cold drink and maybe at the end go and see a movie while maintaining social distancing and follow the guidelines, but at the same time you want to have some privacy, does this sound like you? 

Alexandra Palace or Ally Pally must be the first on your list on your next day or night out. Besides offering an amazing view which is constantly photographed, overflown by drones, and admired by North Londoners and not only, turned out to be the IT place offering exactly what you need after a day at work or to make the end of the week special for you, your friends and family. 

From professional photographers to amateurs, vloggers to joggers, there are constantly people animating the place, enjoying London from above or the activities offered by the area. 

1. Drive-In Film Club

Three film screenings a day during weekends and 2 in the week, bringing back the nostalgia of drive-in cinema, helping Londoners during these difficult times we live in. They also support the NHS workers for their amazing job, by reserving 20 discounted tickets per screening. Who can say no to drive-in cinema?

2. Pitch & Putt

If you love golf or just looking for a friendly competition between your friends and family, they offer a 10 hole golf course with the most amazing view. You can play a round with up to 4 people and they allow a group to start every 15 minutes. The best part? Every weekday from 9-11 am you can take advantage of their Off-Peak offer, pricing starting from just £4 per person. 

3. London’s Largest Beer Garden

The Terrace offers a drink with a panoramic view of London having street food vendors and a bar stocked with everything you need, and it’s all one booking away or should I say, one app away? After booking a table of up to 6 people (£5 per person), download your e-ticket on your smartphone, download the Ally Pally Food & Drink App and show your e-ticket to gain entry to The Terrace. Once you get there all your orders have to be made through the App or online as they provide a cashless service. This must be indeed one of the greatest places!

4. Lakeside Boats

Rowing and pedal boats located next to Lakeside Café, exactly what you need to make a day out of it, with great coffee and food, all for small prices. 

5. Go Ape

Or if you are more on the adventurous side, Go Ape for urban lovers offers Treetop Adventure, Treetop Adventure+, and a Treetop Challenge, having something for both newbies and thrill-seekers. And of course, all of them come with the beloved panoramic view.

Ally Pally proves to be the perfect place, offering something for everyone, from a quiet read between the trees to a nice picnic or your next adventure, Alexandra Palace covers without a doubt, everything you might need. 

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9 Budget-Friendly Things to See & Do in London

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Put your favourite outfit on and start exploring the capital. Although it can be expensive there are still plenty of spots and activities to enjoy on a budget. Here are some ideas for the perfect day off without spending a fortune.

Westminster Abbey
Photo: Westminster Abbey

An architectural masterpiece of the 13th to 16th centuries, Westminster Abbey also presents a unique pageant of British history. It has been the setting for every Coronation since 1066 and for numerous other royal occasions, including sixteen royal weddings.

As a UNESCO World Heritage Site Westminster Abbey is a major tourist attraction with a fascinating history. It was built by Henry III in 1245 and is one of the most important Gothic buildings of England.  It contains a treasury full of paintings, stained glass, pavements, textiles, books and various other artefacts plus the most significant collection of monumental sculptures of the UK.

Richmond Park
Photo: Richmond Park

Escape to the great outdoors in Richmond Park with its wide open spaces, grasslands and deer herds, just a stone’s throw from central London. The park is a top UK site for ancient trees and supports a range of rare species including fungi, birds, beetles, bats, grasses and wildflowers.

Discover the Isabella Plantation woodland gardens, refuel at Pembroke Lodge tea rooms and enjoy distant views of St Paul’s Cathedral from King Henry’s Mound. Try your hand at power kiting, horse riding or golf, or hire a bike for some off-road cycling along the Tamsin Trail.

National Gallery
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The National Gallery in London houses one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world with a collection that contains over 2,300 works, including many famous works, such as van Eyck’s Arnolfini Portrait, Velázquez’s Rokeby Venus, Turner’s Fighting Temeraire and Van Gogh’s Sunflowers.

All major traditions of Western European painting are represented from the artists of late medieval and Renaissance Italy to the French Impressionists. These pictures belong to the public and entrance to see them is free.

Natural History Museum
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The Museum first opened its doors on 18 April 1881, but its origins stretch back to 1753. The Museum remained a part of the British Museum until 1963 and was only re-branded as the Natural History Museum in 1992.

This world-renowned museum allows you the discover the natural world through exciting exhibits and galleries, a flourishing wildlife garden and an impressive collection of geological collections.

Meet the roaring T. rex and wander among fossils in the Dinosaurs gallery or explore the evolution of life on our planet in the Beginning gallery. Entry to the Museum remains free however donations are welcome.

Borough Market
Borough Market is the oldest street market in the capital. Photo: Kristina Pavlinova

The Borough Market is the oldest street market in the capital with a thousand year history. It differentiates itself with delicious Street food and good quality produce. There is a wide range of cuisine on offer and there is something for everyone.

The traders have built their reputations on seeking out small-scale artisan producers and bringing their wares to Borough. Together, the Market’s stalls, shops and restaurants reflect London’s status as a truly global city, with traditional British produce sitting alongside regional specialities from around the world.

Emirates Air Line

Emirates Air Line crosses the River Thames between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks, just five minutes from the O2 by North Greenwich Tube station. Cabins arrive every 30 seconds and flights are approximately 10 minutes each way. Whether you’re having a night out with friends or indulging in a romantic evening sunset, the Emirates Air Line is a must do experience.

Discover a unique perspective of London’s captivating night sky including the reflections of the O2 and the awe-inspiring lights of Canary Wharf. You can also opt for the Discovery experience tour for a round trip with added extras. You can use Oyster pay as you go to buy tickets at discounted prices. You can also enjoy the stunning night flight experience on the Emirates Air Line which runs from 19:00 and flight duration’s are extended to approximately 25 minutes.

Tower Bridge
Photo: Tower Bridge, London

Visit London’s defining landmark and enjoy spectacular views of the city. Your visit begins at the North Tower as you enter this iconic landmark. Discover the history and discover what made this architectural marvel possible. In The Walkway you can enjoy panoramic views of London for a stunning perspective above the river.

You can also have a unique view of the city through the glass floor. At the South Tower learn about the people who have maintained the tower since it’s completion in 1894. At the blue line you can learn more about the people who helped to operate and construct the bridge.

Kyoto Garden
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The 22-hectare Holland park in west London features the stunning Kyoto Garden which is situated around the ruins of Holland House. One of the most beautiful gardens to be found in London, it offers a tranquil, Japanese-style landscape perfect for meditation and relaxation.

The Kyoto Garden opened in 1991 and was a gift from the city of Kyoto in Japan. The garden features tranquil tiered waterfalls and a serene pond full of beautiful koi carp. There are stone lanterns, Japanese maple trees and you might even spot a peacock or two wandering around.

The Golden Hinde

Marvel in this living-history museum built in 1973. The Golden Hinde was launched in a grand ceremony, attended by the Countess of Devon. Since the launch it has sailed over 100,000 miles, with a full circumnavigation, and two more Atlantic crossings to its name. For its maiden voyages, The Golden Hinde was captained by Adrian Small, a forty-three- year-old sea-captain who lived in Brixham, Devon. 

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Top 10 Attractions to visit in London

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The London Eye
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One of the most popular attractions in the capital is now welcoming visitors every day from 11am. to 6pm. The number of people allowed in the cabins is reduced, so a safe social distance can be implemented. What is more, the government advises people to stay closer to their family or friends and wear their face masks during the journey. For more information and ticket prices you can visit their website London Eye.

The London Dungeon
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Are you ready to make your blood run cold? The London Dungeon is now opened every day from 10am to 4pm. However, the capacity is reduced and visitors should keep the social distancing rules and wear a face covering. If you want to make sure that your place is secured, book in advance and you do not have to wait in a long queue for a ticket. Check prices and availability here- London Dungeon.

The London Dungeon dates back from 1974 becoming one of the most famous attractions for both visitors and locals. England is full of history and this is the place where you can even experience it. If you are interested in the dark side of London you can go 1000 years back and learn more about the characters that you have been reading for in the books.

Clink Prison
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Hidden between the tall buildings of Southwark, the Clink Prison keeps scary secrets about the people who were trapped in it. The prison kept not only the usual drunken and criminals but also rebels like Sir Thomas Wyatt protesting against the Queen “Bloody Mary” or John Rogers who translated the Bible from English to Latin under the reign of the same Queen. The prison operated from 1144 to 1780 leaving its never ending horror history absorbed in the walls and air.

Harrods
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One of the largest, most famous and expensive department stores in the world, Harrods, was founded in 1849 starting as a small shop with little number of employees, selling fruit, vegetables and medicine. It is opened for visitors at the moment and even if you are not buying anything you can still visit it. Harrods is a must visit attraction for many reasons. To begin with its breathtaking interior design, spacious and luxurious. There is an abundance of brands and boutiques from famous designers like Channel, Gucci or Louis Vuitton. The store sells many expensive things like bags, shoes, perfumes or sweet goods. One of the most expensive things that Harrods have ever sold are the Stuart Weitzman Ruby Slippers evaluated at $1.6 Million.

Sky Garden
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Sky Garden is the perfect place to have a nice dinner or drink and delight an amazing scenery looking towards the heart of London. With its gardens full of flowers and an abundance of unique plants like African lilies or Red Hot Poker. Sky Garden is not only famous for its design but also for the events that are being organised at the restaurant and the bar area. There is no entering fee but the capacity is limited, that is why you should book in advance.

Camden Market
Photo: Camden Market

No charging fees, no bookings, the street markets are a good way to try different quisines and to buy various products or goods. One of the largest markets in London is now opened waiting for visitors from 10pm. Camden Market comprises 6 markets and you will need around 2.5 hours to see all of them.

Camden Market dates back from 1800 starting with only few small craft shops. With the time it is becoming one of the most visited markets in England. What is more, if you are really interested in getting to know its history and secrets, there are tours organised by tour guides that will help you to trace the story.

Madame Tussauds Museum
Photo: Madame Tussauds Museum

One of the most famous museums in the world presenting waxworks of well known and historical figures, opened its doors to the public and is now selling tickets. It is recommended to book in advance because cash is no longer accepted due to the current health and safety regulations. It is required for the visitors to wear their face masks and they will be asked to get their temperature checked when entering.

The museum is called after the wax sculptor Marie Tussaud (Grosholtz before her marriage) She found it 200 years ago, starting with only few sculptures. By the time of the French Revolution she got imprisoned in Paris and forced to make death masks from corps, victims of the revolution. The museum keeps the history between its walls. You should definitely visit it!

The Royal Observatory
Photo: The Royal Greenwich Observatory

The Royal Observatory is part of the Maritime Museum and preserve years of an astronomy and navigation history.It is located on the top of Greenwich park, giving the visitors a chance not only to explore its history but also to enjoy an amazing view towards Greenwich university, the Maritime museum which is only minutes away and of course a view of Canary Wharf with its stunning buildings. It is a fact that the Greenwich Meridian passes through that location, making the Observatory a must-visit attraction for tourists. They can stay on the both sides of the equator, isn’t it impressive! Visitors can also see the clocks that change time itself or explore the world of astronomy.

ArcelorMittal Orbit
Photo: ArcelorMittal Orbit

The tallest and largest sculpture in London created for the Olympic games in 2012. The story traces the idea of this amazing creation. The Londoners wanted to keep the memory of the games forever so the government and the largest steel company were ready for the new project. A 114,5m tall tunnel slide was built up in honour of the Olympic games.

The Orbit is located at the centre of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and is opened Friday to Monday. Tickets can be purchased online and visitors should follow the health and safety measures which include keeping safe distance and wearing face covering.

The View from the Shard
Photo: The Shard

An amazing experience in London’s tallest building, giving a chance for unforgettable experiences. To go to ‘The view’ there is an entery fee ,however there is an option where you can enjoy the view for free like from the bar or the restaurant area. It is important to be noted that there is a dress code and you cannot enter with trainers or a simple T-shirt. You can book tickets on their website The Shard.

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