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St. Christopher

St. Christopher's Place

Right across Bond Street station and in between H&M and Intissimi on Oxford Street is a narrow alleyway leading to St Christopher’s Place, home to a smattering of boutiques and restaurants. Because of its discreet location, St Christopher’s Place almost seems an oasis of calm away from the crowds marching up and down Oxford Street.(…)

Published On: Friday, August 30th, 2013
Gabriel

Gabriel's Wharf

Gabriel’s Wharf is a popular riverside marketplace located between Oxo Tower Wharf and London Television Centre. I discovered it when on a walk down South Bank, a top destination in the capital that includes the IMAX Cinema, the National Theatre, the London Aquarium and of course the London Eye. If you start from the Embankment(…)

Published On: Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Oxford Street

Oxford Street

Oxford Street is Europe’s busiest shopping high street. Running from Marble Arch to the beginning of Tottenham Court Road, it can at the best of times be extremely crowded and overwhelming. However, spanning a distance of one and a half miles, it is retail heaven. Despite the opening of two major malls in East and(…)

Published On: Wednesday, August 28th, 2013
The Blackfriar Pub

The Blackfriar Pub

The Blackfriar is a great example of the traditional English pub. Located on Queen Victoria Street, right next to Blackfriars tube station in the heart of the City of London, it was built in 1875 on the site of a medieval Dominican friary. The pub is an Art Nouveau Grade II listed building and when(…)

Published On: Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Wandsworth Park

Wandsworth Park

Wandsworth Park is a park in London’s Putney district. It’s a Grade II listed park, meaning that it comes under the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens in England. The site’s historic listing acknowledges that it is of special interest due to the quality of its layout. Wandsworth Park is located along the south bank(…)

Published On: Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Peter Ellis Bookseller

Peter Ellis Bookseller

This gem of a bookshop was established and is run by Peter Ellis, a former partner in the well-known Bloomsbury firm of rare booksellers, Ulysses. The shop is located in Cecil’s Court, a passageway in London’s bustling West End, which is lined with other second hand and antiquarian booksellers. The stock is mainly comprised of(…)

Published On: Monday, July 29th, 2013
We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You

We Will Rock You is one of the West End’s most popular musicals and based on the songs of legendary rock band Queen and a book written by Ben Elton. The musical follows a group of Bohemians who set out to restore the freedom of thought, expression and live music in a future where everyone(…)

Published On: Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Liverpool Street Station

Liverpool Street Station

With over 55 million passenger entry and exits every year, Liverpool Street station is one of the UK’s busiest railway stations. It is a central London railway terminus and a London Underground station in the northeast of the City of London. The station was opened in 1874 by Great Eastern Railway on the site of(…)

Published On: Sunday, July 21st, 2013
National Gallery, London

National Gallery, London

It may be smaller than some of Europe’s other national galleries but the diverse collection at London’s National Gallery certainly makes up for its size. Located off Trafalgar Square, the National Gallery is home to some 2,300 paintings, some of which date back to the mid-13th century. Founded in 1824, entry to the world’s fifth(…)

Published On: Sunday, July 21st, 2013
Carnaby Street

Carnaby Street

London’s Carnaby Street is one of those rarities around the capital’s bustling Oxford Street as it offers a little calm for those seeking to get away from the crowds and a little eccentricity for others seeking something a bit more quirky. If you’re looking for a bite to eat in between the shopping, there are loads(…)

Published On: Sunday, July 21st, 2013