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Books inspired by London

Our hand-picked selection of books to get you in the mood to travel

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Ordinary Thunderstorms

William Boyd

A chance encounter and split-second decision cause climatologist Adam Kindred to lose everything instantly, forcing him to go underground and "disappear". A pacy, dark, edge-of-your-seat novel in which Adam is relentlessly pursued whilst trying to piece his life back together.

When to visit

June

Perfect for al fresco dining and picnics in the park, longer, warmer days and pleasant evenings bring the city to life. Try an outdoor cinema, pop-up bar or paddle in the Diana Memorial Fountain

December

For adult and family fun in equal measure, you can't go far wrong with London at Christmas. From shopping to sightseeing, christmas lights to Winter Wonderland, December is a magical time of year.

London Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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17th August 2020 by The Wandering Quinn

Day trip to London & afternoon tea on the River Thames

London is full of unique things to do and did you know you can go for a classic British afternoon tea on the River Thames? It doesn't get more iconic than that! I went out with City Cruises for their Afternoon Tea cruise which I loved. They kept us socially distanced which was needed in August 2020 and I loved the huge bright windows on the boat. After we ate we got to go on top of the boat and see the sights from there! It's super touristy but I loved it! I also walked along the River...

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23rd September 2020 by Stuart

Announcing the winner of our Shangri-La London competition

On Sunday 19th April we drew the winner of our recent Shangri-La London competition. From the thousands of valid entries received, twenty were chosen at random and placed in a "hat" (our trusty Cabeau travel pillow bag). Watch the video of Stuart drawing the winner in the Facebook video above. Due to the current coronavirus situation, we were a little delayed in picking the winner, so thank you for bearing with us. A big congratulations to Lynda Wilde! Fingers crossed that Lynda will be able...

15th June 2020 by Hand Luggage Only

8 fantastic things to do in London

Sometimes we take our home city of London for granted. It’s home after all and so much is on our doorstep (ergo why we probably take it for granted) but recently, we partnered with Canada Goose to uncover some of the city’s gems and show how we live in the open in our home city of London. Our jaunt around London essentially involved finding the best spots (famous or not) along the River Thames. We managed to dip into some old faves and find some new ones too....

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2nd December 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

Seeing the BEST Christmas Markets and lights in London in one day

London at Christmas really is the best time of year because London gets in the Christmas Spirit! London has some of the best Christmas light displays and Christmas Markets in the world! Christmas in London should not be missed! The best thing about London is how easy it is to get around, and the best Christmas Lights in London and the best Christmas Markets in London are in Central London so it’s easy to see them all in one day in London, which is perfect if you are visiting London for the...

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23rd November 2019 by Rachel Nicole

Romantic things to do in London

You don’t have to travel abroad for a romantic getaway. You can indulge in a romantic weekend in London with a vast range of attractions at your fingertips. Don’t wait for an anniversary or Valentine’s Day. Celebrate your loved one every day, and add a little luxury with these tips and tricks. Your romantic getaway starts with the train to London. Save the indulgence for London and reduce the cost of travel with duo tickets. Although, a bottle of bubbly on the train wouldn’t hurt!...

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8th November 2019 by Twins that Travel

A luxury stay at the Kensington, London

As rain threatened to fall from the dark autumnal sky, we ran from South Kensington station and down streets lined with handsome white houses and tall black gates. Dodging piles of leaves and dark, muddy puddles, we turned onto Queen’s Gate just as the heavens opened; the glowing windows of The Kensington Hotel welcoming us. Our new home for just one night, we hurried up the steps of the beautiful building, smiling as a porter with a black bowler hat greeted us....

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21st October 2019 by The Wandering Quinn

10 tips for visiting London in winter

Should you visit London in Winter?? Yes! Just because you have heard that London is wet and cold, firstly it doesn’t mean that it’s like this all through the wintertime in London, and secondly, that isn’t a bad thing and doesn’t have to ruin your trip! There are lots of things to do in London in winter, lots of things to do when it rains in London, and visiting London in December for Christmas is particularly amazing. Many say that Christmas is the best time of year to visit London!...