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The London Eye gives you spectacular views right to the distant downs

A boat trip on the River Thames reveals the real London

by kozmik

Destination: London

Spend a few days exploring the River Thames and you will get to know the true London from a unique perspective as unknown sides to the capital become gloriously clear.

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Broadway Market, Hackney: a Saturday street market with its own gastropub

Hackney and Shoreditch: a trip through hip East London

Destination: London

A short hop from the tourist-trap West End, there's a part of London brimming with galleries, street markets, gastropubs and converted industrial buildings. Head out on a Saturday and make a day of it

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Bedroom, Hilton Gatwick copyright 2010 Hilton hotels & resorts

Want a classy airport hotel? Try these in London & Amsterdam

Destination: London

Airport hotels are often featureless and costly. But if you know where to look, you can find style and luxury without having to break the bank! Here are some suggestions for London and Amsterdam

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The Pillars of Hercules

London: a cultural pub crawl of Soho

Destination: London

Follow me as I walk in the footsteps of London's cultural and political elite for a stagger around Soho's legendary drinking shops and a visit to a history-making restaurant

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Russell Square gardens

Bloomsbury: explore the heart of academic London

Destination: London

Home to artists and intellectuals in the 1930s and the University of London today, Bloomsbury's Georgian garden squares, museums and galleries are well known, but there are hidden spots to discover

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A fashionistas dream at The Berkeley

Afternoon Tea? In London? Yes please...

Destination: London

Afternoon tea at the Ritz may be the ultimate London cliché. So, why not avoid the uptight dress code and head for an equally glamorous alternative to indulge in the epitome in English dining?

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Carnaby Street is once again becoming one of the trendiest destinations in London

London life: Carnaby's cool again

Destination: London

Forget trying to fit the whole of London in to a weekend. Instead, think small to get the most out of your city break

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St James's Park, London (Wikimedia Commons in public domain)

Shopping in St James's - luxury in London for all budgets

Destination: London

Think you have to be a millionaire to shop here? Think again. Everyone can find their own slice of luxury in this wonderful part of London

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Camden Markets

London's Camden Markets - centre of the alternative scene

Destination: London

Camden Markets have grown to become a major London tourist attraction. Goths, Punks and alternative fashions add colour, energy and a buzz that draws in tourists and Londoners by the millions

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The David Tang suite at Boundary

An interiors shopping weekend in London

Destination: London

If you only have a weekend to shop for an interior design project in London, read my guide on where to find the best boutiques and specialist stores. Make sure that you eat and stay in style too

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