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Your Guide To A Perfect London Saturday: Brewery Stops & Markets

October 1, 2013

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It’s Saturday in London and your day’s free. What do you do? Easy answer. Explore London’s non-tourist paths, drink some beer & eat some great food!  Stop #1 –  Arrive at Maltby Street market by 10 or 11am.  Browse through the unique stands and purchase a variety of incredible one-of-a-kind food and drink products Food choices: Local salami, […]

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London; Being a Tourist in my Own City

June 25, 2013

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I don’t know about you, but I rarely appreciate what’s right in front of me in the city where I reside… I’ve walked across the Tower Bridge now more times than I can count, where I’ve passed by tourists from all around the world taking photographs. By the time I get to the halfway point, […]

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V&A Museum’s Impressive Theatre Display

February 12, 2013

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Promoting Display at the V&A

Museums can be fun?! London is the perfect city for touring museums. There are museums with topics ranging from art & science to war & history, and almost all of the major ones are free to enter. (See a list here.) Hearing the word “museum” usually reminds me of long, boring days spent on school field […]

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View from the Shard Experience

February 4, 2013

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Since I’ve been young, I’ve loved skyscrapers. I will always remember the feeling of amazement I experienced when I first saw the Manhattan skyline. Though the 2001 WTC attacks forever changed people’s perceptions on tall buildings, I am proud that New York City has rebuilt and that One World Trade Center is soon opening. Two years ago, […]

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Climbing “The Monument” in London

January 28, 2013

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The Monument sign

“Built between 1671 and 1677 to commemorate the Great Fire of London and to celebrate the rebuilding of the city” (Monument Info Website), the Monument is an important structure in the city of London. I’ve always been fascinated by The Great Fire and its role in London’s history. 1/3 of the city and 100,000 homes were destroyed […]

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Pub quizzes and more

December 11, 2012

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Three days after moving into our London flat, my husband and I visited our new neighborhood pub, the Kings Arms, for their weekly “Quingo” night,  a combination of a pub quiz and bingo. (picture source – Kate Pugh, http://www.flickriver.com/photos/kake_pugh/2843764951/) The pub was crowded. Turned out the “pub quiz” portion was the first 3 hours of the […]

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