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  • Video: 5 incredible views of London from above

    Video: 5 incredible views of London from above

    November 27th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    As far as capital cities go, London is big. It’s the largest capital in Europe and has land mass of over 1500 square kilometres. Within that space, over 8.5 million people from all over the world live, work and play, and a further seventeen million people visit the city each year. Those are big numbers... Read more »

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  • Exploring London’s hidden waterways

    Exploring London’s hidden waterways

    September 21st, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    Go to Venice or Amsterdam, and you can hardly cross a street without tumbling into a canal. In London, you have to dig deeper. You’re looking for the Regent’s Canal, which stretches from chichi Maida Vale to Thames-side Limehouse, and cutting past London Zoo’s aviaries, Camden’s pop kids, Islington restaurants and Hackney high-rises on its way. Built... Read more »

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  • A bar in London wants you to get tipsy by inhaling a cloud of gin

    A bar in London wants you to get tipsy by inhaling a cloud of gin

    September 2nd, 2015Greg Dickinson
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    Drinking alcohol is so passé. In 2015 London, it’s all about inhaling vapourised booze through your lungs and eyeballs. Set in the basement of an ancient monastery near Borough Market, Alcoholic Architecture is the latest installation from Willy Wonka-esque design firm Bompas and Parr, who have previously made an entire steamship out of jelly and... Read more »

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  • 8 things you didn’t know you could do in the UK

    8 things you didn’t know you could do in the UK

    July 31st, 2015Rough Guides Editors
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    So you’ve gawked at the guards of Buckingham Palace, hiked up Snowdon and hit the beach – what next? From lethal motorcycle races to mountain towns that look like something out of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, here are 8 unconventional things to do in the UK. 1. Horse about at Scotland’s Common Ridings The Common Ridings of the Scottish border towns of Hawick, Selkirk,... Read more »

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  • 15 amazing pictures of London

    15 amazing pictures of London

    June 22nd, 2015Nick Jackson
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    Professional landscape & wildlife photographer Nick Jackson shares some of his favourite pictures of London.  “I’ve lived in London for 15 years now, never intending to stay for anywhere near that long. This seems to be a common mindset amongst Londoners and particularly photographers, because every time it feels right for a change, the city itself changes... Read more »

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  • What it’s like to be a pilot for a day

    What it’s like to be a pilot for a day

    May 11th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    It was a beautifully clear evening; the sun was sinking below the horizon and the runway at Heathrow stretched ahead in neat rows of orange lights. The cars on the access road were getting closer and closer, their headlights sweeping across the road in the early evening light. “One hundred”, the automated voice said. I... Read more »

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  • Brilliant boozers: 12 of the best pubs in London

    Brilliant boozers: 12 of the best pubs in London

    March 23rd, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the new Pocket Rough Guide, this is our pick of the best pubs in London.  London is a very big city. In fact, it’s the largest capital in the European Union, stretching for more than thirty miles from east to west, and with a population of just over eight million. Ethnically and linguistically, it’s also... Read more »

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  • The best hostels in Europe

    The best hostels in Europe

    March 4th, 2015Site Editor
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    Taken from the Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget, here’s our pick of the best hostels in Europe. Europe presents an irresistible challenge to the budget traveller. From London’s Royal Parks and Amsterdam’s canals to İstanbul’s Grand Bazaar and the Berlin Wall, just getting tangled up in its sights is a huge draw –... Read more »

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  • A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    A titillating tour of the world’s finest sex museums

    February 27th, 2015Robin McKelvie
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    Sex museums are nothing new. Dozens were erected across Europe during the Swinging Sixties when the sexual revolution was in full swing. These days the orgy of sex museums has slowed to a mere mouthful, though they have been stimulated by a new breed of ‘erotic’ museum that aims to steer more towards art than... Read more »

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  • The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    The most beautiful city in the world – as voted by you

    February 12th, 2015Lottie Gross
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  • Is Hull the least romantic place in the UK?

    Is Hull the least romantic place in the UK?

    February 5th, 2015Emma Gibbs
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    It may be the UK’s next City of Culture, but that hasn’t stopped Hull from being voted the least romantic destination in the UK. The annual “Destination Romance Report” from Hotels.com saw a not insubstantial fifth of the Brits polled vote for the Yorkshire city as lacking in the romance department. And we’d have to... Read more »

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  • An edible exploration: east London in 5 foods

    An edible exploration: east London in 5 foods

    January 27th, 2015Lottie Gross
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    It’s not the most attractive area of London, but Shoreditch is  a compelling district. Once famous for its turbulent history of crime and immigration, today this corner of London’s East End has been enlivened by an ever-expanding street art scene, a cluster of Sunday markets and an influx of hipsters toting handlebar moustaches and double... Read more »

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