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Royal Academy of Arts - The Intrigue, 1890: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans exhibition. Photo Credit: Hugo Maertensl © DACS 2016.

Intrigue: James Ensor by Luc Tuymans Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

The theatrical, the satirical and the macabre come together in arresting fashion in the art of James Ensor exhibition at […]

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Oxford University. Photo Credit: ©Gianfranco De Bei/Pixabay.

10 Facts About Top Ranked Oxford University

Oxford University is a favourite on a day trip from London often on the way to Stratford-upon-Avon or Blenheim Palace, […]

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Beatles Puppets. Photo Credit: ©Pixabay/PhotoVicky.

Top 10 Facts About The Beatles In London

The Beatles are the best-selling band in history and – with 17 No1s – hold the record for the group […]

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Leadenhall Market, main arcade. Photo Credit: ©Mark King.

10 Top Things That May Surprise You About Harry Potter’s London

London has lots of links to Harry Potter whether it be the numerous locations used for the films or the […]

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Windsor Castle. Photo credit: ©ihimali/Pixabay.

Top 10 Facts About Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is the largest and oldest inhabited castle in the world. It is located about an hour from central London and visitors can see the sumptuous State apartments, the spectacular display of heraldry in St George’s Chapel and even take a peek at the Royal residential apartments.

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New Plastic £5 banknotes.

Bank of England Launches New Plastic £5 Notes

The new banknotes released on Tuesday 13 September represent a break from the Bank of England’s current paper notes, they […]

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Judges Service at Westminster Abbey - Serjeant of Arms with the mace. Photo Credit: ©Angela Morgan.

Judges Service at Westminster Abbey Begins the UK Legal Year

A custom that harks back to the Middle Ages caused a stir outside Westminster Abbey on the morning of 3 […]

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London School of Economics entrance. Photo Credit: ©London & Partners.

London is the Place to be for University Students

According to the Times Higher Education 2016 university rankings, 15 of the top 78 British universities are in London including […]

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The Jewish Museum London - Judaica Gallery. Photo Credit: ©Benedict Johnson.

Visiting The Jewish Museum London

Discover the story of United Kingdom Jewish history, identity and culture from 1066 to the present day at the Jewish […]

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Artemisia Gentileschi, Self portrait as the Allegory of Painting (La Pittura), c.1638-9. Photo Credit: Royal Collection Trust/ © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016.

Portrait of the Artist Exhibition at The Queen’s Gallery

The first exhibition to focus on images of artists from within the Royal Collection, Portrait of the Artist not only […]

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Buckingham Palace: Aerial shot at night. Photo Credit: ©London & Partners.

London Wins 2 Tourism Awards from Condé Nast Traveller

London has won two prestigious accolades at the annual Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Choice Awards 2016. The capital came out […]

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Blue Badge Tourist Guide Brian Harlock on return from round the world sailing trip. Photo Credit: ©Liz Rubenstein.

The London Blue Badge Tourist Guide Who Sailed The World

When fellow Blue Badge Tourist Guide Brian Harlock told me he was signing up to sail around the world I […]

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