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Six Reasons to Visit Bankside, London

Lying on the south side of the river is many a tourist trap. The Southbank draws in the crowds for the London Eye, but it’s the hidden second-hand book stalls and graffiti covered skate parks that keep locals coming back.…

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How to Spend a Day in Victoria, London

There’s a whole heap of guides out there on the hidden gems of London, and I love to explore my city to find the weird and wonderful. Recently though, rather than one shop or cafe that I happened to stumble…

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Gin Journey: Exploring London’s Best Cocktail Bars

As the weather gets warmer, I become more and more partial to a cold and crisp G&T. Yet as I’ve got older, I’m less fond of a bog standard Gordon’s and have started to discover other gins that really do…

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The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London

For 18 months I lived close to the Tower of London, being lucky enough to have to walk past it every day to and from work. It is a beautiful building and one of the few major tourist attractions that…

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An Afternoon on London’s Southbank

As London tourist traps go, the Southbank is way up there as one of the places I go out of my way to avoid. It’s a fantastic area of the city, crammed full of weird and wonderful sights and different…

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Exploring London by Bike

I haven’t ridden a bike in at least five years. When I lived in York I cycled everywhere (and that place is full of hills so my arse was AMAZING), but the thought of riding a bike in London has…

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Three Alternative Nights Out in London

I’m rubbish at going ‘out-out’. I hate crowds, I hate drunk people, I cannot wear heels for an entire evening and for the most part, the music is shite. I will occasionally hit the town, but generally that will include…

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To Kill a Mockingbird at The Barbican

To Kill a Mockingbird is, without a doubt, my favourite book of all time. I first read it for GCSE English and I distinctly remember being on holiday with my family somewhere in England, stuck in the back of the…

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An Evening on the Naughty Ghost Walking Tour

I’ve proclaimed on this here blog many times that the best way to see somewhere is on foot, and that includes my own fair city of London. The Naughty Ghost Tour is half scary, half comical and focuses on the…