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Christmas Markets in London 2013

Christmas Markets in London 2013

Tis’ nearly the season to be merry and soon London will be adding to the festive cheer with an array of Christmas Markets dotted around the city. Fabulous gift ideas, Christmas handicrafts, seasonal specialities and a merry atmosphere are guaranteed in the British capital. Here are some of the main Christmas Markets in London springing up this festive season. more ...

The Best Places in London for Afternoon Tea

The Best Places in London for Afternoon Tea

Is there anything more quintessentially British than afternoon tea? No one can say they have truly visited London until they have sat down at table laden with a steaming pot of freshly brewed tea, scones and cream and cucumber sandwiches. The tradition of afternoon tea dates back to the 18th century when the Duchess of Bedford ordered tea and cakes to be served in her chambers in the afternoon. The idea quickly caught on among the upper classes and the tradition of afternoon tea was born. The practice is still widespread today and we will show you some of the best places to have afternoon tea in London. more ...

Apartment of the Week in London, the Canal View

Apartment of the Week in London, the Canal View

Anyone who has spent time in London knows that when spring returns, the city undergoes an amazing change. Colour returns to the city as the grey of winter dissipates and the streets, parks and gardens take on a new life. The once empty streets and parks fill with people looking to bask in the warm spring sunshine. Spring is the perfect time to visit London and we at Friendly Rentals have the perfect spring apartment for your visit. more ...

London Airports (Infographic)

London Airports (Infographic)

How many airports service London? How far are they from the centre of London? Where are they on the map? How do I get from the airport to London? To answer these questions and others we have prepared this London airport Infographic. We’re sure it will make planning your next trip to London a lot easier knowing which airport is which. more ...

Chinatown London

Chinatown London

Just to the north of Leicester Square is the bustling hub of London’s Chinese community, Chinatown. It is a vibrant area, full of colour, the unusual, fantastic Asian cuisine, traditional medicine and authentic Chinese shopping. Chinatown is a must for anyone visiting London. So, let’s go exploring. more ...

The best fish and chips in London

The best fish and chips in London

Fish & chips is actually said to have prevented a revolution during the Great Depression, as it allowed everyone access to a decent, cheap square meal. And the perfect fish & chips is more of an art form than you might realise. But enough waffling, you want to know where to find the best fish and chips in London. more ...

Vintage Shops London

Vintage Shops London

There’s nothing quite like it when you enter a shop selling Vintage Clothes and bric-a-brac, the smell of pre-loved clothes from decades past just waiting to be discovered from amongst the crammed racks, sun dresses from the 50’s, wool lined leather jackets from the 70’s, a skinny eighties tie. You never know what you are going to find, it is like a treasure hunt for adults. And one of the best vintage clothes hunting grounds has to be London. Here is a guide to some of the best Vintage shops in London. more ...

Bonfire Night 2012 in London

Bonfire Night 2012 in London

Now that the Gunpowder Plot is well buried into the past and all brutality highly stylised, Guy Fawkes Night is – somewhat ironically – considered a fun day out for all the family. If you’re looking to experience this most British of festivals, here’s a list of public fireworks displays in London for Bonfire Night 2012. more ...

Where to celebrate Halloween 2012 in London

Where to celebrate Halloween 2012 in London

From haunted houses to Bonfire Night, there is something of the night about London. Think Jack the Ripper, the Black Death, Rocky Horror Show and all kinds of suspicious activities taking place in dark alleys (Saturday-night aftermath, anyone?). All of which makes Halloween in London a fantastically kitsch experience. Grab your wackiest costume and a group of friends: these are our guidelines for a happy Halloween in London 2012. more ...

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