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Christmas at Kew 2016. Photo Credit: ©RBG Kew.

Christmas at Kew 2016: As Twilight Falls, The Magic Begins

Now in its fourth year, the new 2016 winter trail is inspired by the gardens themselves, as the trees, temples and glasshouses of Kew are playfully lit and all aglow. Enter between two giant Christmas trees festooned with ribbon and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in seasonal colour. Follow the path between a carpet of light gently swaying like blossom and stop for a moment of reflection at the scented Fire Garden inspired by Five Gold Rings from The Twelve Days of Christmas.

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Kensington Palace - Springtime daffodils bloom in the east front gardens.

Top 10 Facts About Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace has been a royal residence for over 300 years and is now the London home to Prince Harry, Prince William, Catherine Middleton and the young Prince George and Princess Charlotte. Although their residence is private, a large part of Kensington Palace is open to the public to explore the lives of past royal residents, and visit the historic rooms that have shaped a nation. Below you’ll find 10 top facts about Kensington Palace.

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London Lego Store - London Underground Carriage. Photo Credit: ©Ursula Petula Barzey.

World’s Largest Lego Store Opens in London

The world’s largest Lego store opened on 17th November in Leicester Square. The London flagship has been two years in development and features a life-size tube carriage made out of 637,903 Lego bricks. In total the creations on display are made from 1.7 million bricks and together weigh five tonnes.

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Hype Park Winter Wonderland. Photo Credit: © James Burns.

5 Reasons To Visit London During The Christmas Holidays

Christmas is a magical time of year to be visiting London. There are spectacular decorations everywhere and people are generally in a festive mood. Here are some of our favourite seasonal experiences which are all great reasons to visit London during the Christmas holidays.

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Dippy the Diplodocus at Natural History Museum. Photo Credit: © Natural History Museum.

Natural History Museum Diplodocus Going On Tour

Dorset County Museum will be the first place to host Dippy the Diplodocus when it temporarily moves out of its […]

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Ava Gardner Blue Plaque. Photo Credit: ©English Heritage.

Ava Gardner Honoured With Blue Plaque On Her London Home

Ava Gardner has been honoured with a Blue Plaque on her London home at 34 Ennismore Gardens, where she lived […]

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Duke and Duchess of Windsor in Cascais, Portugal - 1940. Photo Credit: © Wikimedia Commons.

The World’s Most Famous Radio Broadcast Delivered by King Edward VIII

On the evening of 11 December 1936 King Edward VIII, having reigned for only 327 days, informed the world that he had abdicated in favour of his younger brother, who became King George VI. In his famous broadcast from Windsor Castle he said to the world: “I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.”

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Charterhouse Museum. Photo Credit: ©Isobel Durrant

The Charterhouse Museum & Cafe Opens in January 2017

A new museum designed by Eric Parry will give an overview of the history of Charterhouse in London which since […]

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City of London - Thames River. Photo Credit: ©Nigel Rundstrom.

Top 10 Facts About The City Of London

London covers 600 square miles and has a population of 8.6 million, but only its oldest part, just one square […]

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Churchill War Room - The Map Room.

10 Reasons To Visit Winston Churchill’s Cabinet War Rooms

The Cabinet War Rooms are the actual wartime headquarters of Winston Churchill, combined with a large museum devoted to his life. Housed in the basement of the magnificent Treasury building, the War Rooms are the actual conference and communication rooms used by Churchill and his Chiefs of Staff during World War II. In 2005, an extensive museum was added documenting the long and eventful life of Sir Winston Churchill.

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Sheep drive over London Bridge. Photo Credit: ©David Jagger.

Sheep Drive Over London Bridge

Granted Freedom of the City of London in 1993, I have often been asked whether I had ever exercised my […]

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Robert Owen Blue Plaque. Photo Credit: © Dafydd Wyn Phillips.

New Blue Plaque for Robert Owen – the Father of the Co-operative Movement

On 5 September a Marchmont Association commemorative plaque was unveiled at 4 Burton Place, Bloomsbury, in the 1830s the former […]

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