London Southbank and Food Market

Pottering around London’s Southbank on a weekend is an easy way to spend the day – people watching, take in the music, street entertainment and food. There’s always something going on and the atmosphere is relaxed and chilled out. Once you’re done at the food market, head up to the […]

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Exeter: A Snapshot of Devon’s Cathedral City

It’s one of the UK’s most popular Russell Group university towns, –  well known names J K. Rowling and Will Young attend!!  Apparently, Exeter is the last place that any person in the UK was tried and executed for practicing witchcraft, and it’s quite famous for this…it also boasts very […]

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Wandering around Winchester: England’s First Capital

When I arrived in the medieval town of Winchester I was greeted by a statue of the legendary King Alfred The Great, who had Winchester as  the capital of England throughout his reign. Winchester used to be the capital of England before London snatched the limelight around the 12th/13th century and […]

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The National Gallery: art and history combined

Art galleries are great places to pass time, ponder your own thoughts, and feast the artistic eye. There is something very calming about art galleries, regardless of whether you find any appreciation in the art. The National Gallery is oozing with historic pieces. I am amazed at the beauty and incredible size […]

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Out and About: Trafalgar Square

A place where people tend to flock, gather and potter. The National and Portrait Galleries are conveniently located in the square. On weekends there’s always some ‘Trafalgar Square-esk’ things going on to amuse you: Musicians (e.g. guitarists steel, band players) Magicians Illusionists Various kids’ entertainment (giant balloon blowing, break dancing etc..) Artists […]

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Out and About Green Park: Buckingham Palace Welcomes Chinese President

So by complete coincidence, I happen to be at London’s Green Park on the same day as the Chinese president arrives at Buckingham Palace for a banquet with the Queen – just in time for a show of cannons being fired, and beautifully groomed horses are trotted down the park and […]

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Head In The Clouds: View From The Shard

360 degree view of London from the tallest building in western Europe. The building is split into various sections including the Shangri-La Hotel, domestic dwellings, and office space. I don’t really want to repeat all the building related facts because you can read all about these on the Shard website: http://www.the-shard.com  […]

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