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London Royal Parks: Couple walking at the edge of The Serpentine in London's Hyde Park. Photo Credit: ©Visit London Images.

5 Romantic Things To Do in London

You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to plan a romantic day or  vacation in London. You also don’t need to limit yourself to traditional romantic gestures such as cards, flowers, chocolates and candlelight dinners while in London. You can create a more memorial experience by exploring and experiencing the best that London has to offer with your significant other.  With this in mind, below are 5 suggestions of romantic things to do in London.

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Painting of the Palace of Westminster on Fire, 1834, by an unknown artist. Photo Credit: © Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

3 Famous Fires That Altered The London Skyline

London Blue Badge Tourist Guides often talk about the construction of new buildings when they conduct their tours. However, this is often preceded by destruction, the most common cause being fire. They start as small acts of carelessness and end up altering the London skyline.  Below are three famous fires in our history stand out.

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West India Import Dock. Photo Credit: © Geoff Marshall.

The Best View of Greenwich And Off-Beat Places In London’s Docklands

Where is the best view in London? There are many contenders. Some would say the view of the Houses of Parliament from Lambeth Bridge, others the sight of Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece, St Paul’s Cathedral, and the City of London from Waterloo Bridge.

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5 Famous Cats in London

A themed walking tour for the family around London can be great fun with a Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Guides can use great creativity to design a tour to match your needs and interests as part of our Specialist Tours. Here is an example: Does your family love cats? Let’s go on a feline-themed walking tour in search of famous cats in London.

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Chinese New Year Parade

Celebrating the Chinese New Year in London

The wonderful Christmas lights in Central London are coming down, and red lanterns are beginning to appear around Soho and in particular Chinatown. This is part of the celebration for Chinese New Year which is also known as the Spring Festival. This year it falls on the 28th January, the first day of spring in the lunisolar calendar.

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British Museum in London: Ashurbanipal hunting lions. Photo Credit: © Sue Hyde.

I Am Ashurbanipal Exhibition at the British Museum in London

The British Museum is truly a world museum with collections ranging from Africa, Oceania and the Americas to The Middle East, Ancient Greece and Rome to Asia and back to Britain and Europe.

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The Favourite Movie Poster.

‘The Favourite,’ the latest film about a British Monarch, but who was Queen Anne of Great Britain & Ireland?

‘The Favourite’ is an unconventional period comedy set in early 18th century England. Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, it hits our British screens on 1st January 2019.

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Portrait of George Frederick Handel. Photo Credit: © James Newton.

Stand Up For Handel – The Hallelujah Chorus

Christmas is upon us and many people – both locals and visitors – will go either to a church or concert hall to experience a performance of the Messiah written by George Frederick Handel, which is a highlight of the festive season. The Messiah was first performed in Dublin in 1742 and soon came to London.

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2018 Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree. Photo Credit: © Ursula Petula Barzey.

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

For many Londoners, the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree lighting ceremony along with carol singing marks the start of the countdown to Christmas. This year the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree was officially lit on 6 December by the Mayor of Westminster, the Norwegian Ambassador and the governing Mayor of Oslo.

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London Theatreland: William Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Photo Credit: © Ursula Petula Barzey.

William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre In London Comes Of Age

Besides the usual well-known places such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, London’s Blue Badge Tourist Guides are sometimes asked to include in their tour a visit to sites such as William Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.

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Author P.G. Wodehouse in 1930. Photo Credit: © Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

P. G. Wodehouse To Be Honoured At Westminster Abbey, Britain’s National Church

Despite creating two of our best-known and much-loved Englishmen, Bertie Wooster and his butler Jeeves, P. G. Wodehouse Wodehouse did […]

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8 London Christmas Markets

Looking to get into the festive spirit while also shopping for some unique Christmas gifts? Then consider visiting one of London’s Christmas markets. From large German Christmas markets such as Winter Wonderland and the South Bank to smaller Christmas fairs, these 8 markets are perfect for your Christmas shopping needs.

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