London

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As one of Europe’s largest wildlife conservation parks (also known to us commoners as a zoo), ZSL Whipsnade Zoo is one of the two zoos operated by the Zoological Society of London with the other zoo located in central London. For a city zoo, the London Zoo is a decent day out…
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Particularly for international travelers, one of the really cool things about visiting London is its proximity to wonderful castles. Around the world, England has a history closely associated with knights, castles, and the age of chivalry. And even though that chapter of history has been fictionalized to a great extent,…
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London is home to some amazing markets, but there is no better place to stuff your face with homemade deliciousness than Borough Market. Borough Market is open from Monday to Saturday, with limited stalls on a Monday and a Tuesday. It gets absolutely packed on a Friday and Saturday, and…
As the most popular tourist attraction in London, the London Eye is impossible to miss as you’re walking along the Thames. It was originally built in 2000 as the “Millennium Wheel,” though the Millennium is almost 20 years behind us now and it’s still slowly rotating over the river, steady…
London’s geographical heartbeat, the River Thames, cuts right through the center of the city to provide distinct “north” and “south” boundaries. While many popular London attractions are north of the river, South London is a treasure trove for beautiful architecture, residential neighborhoods, and fabulous places to eat and shop. One…
Aside from the usual “places to go” and “things to do” routine, there are some things about a trip to London (or England, really) that still catch American tourists off guard. You may be someone who prefers to figure out the nuances of a culture on your own, and in…
Most trips to London require some quality time on the London Underground, also known as the “tube.” Because it looks like a tube. Obviously. If your journey is short enough and the sun is shining in your favor, you might be able to just travel the old fashioned way and…
“Grab the gun!” I yelled as my friend dumped open a suitcase. My friend dropped the book she was holding and ran towards the gun. I threw it at her and ran to the desk to rifle through the drawers. We tried the door again. Still locked. We looked at…
Before I start, I just want to say that these things to do in London in August are not something to take lightly. Any Brit will tell you. It is serious business. After living in a cold, damp climate for half of the year, everyone gets a bit stir crazy…
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