Sunday in London – Camden Market

This is one of London’s most popular tourist attractions,  drawing over 100,000 visitors at weekends.   Originally  a timber yard and stables,  it began life as a food market but in the 1970’s,  a weekly craft market started up,  paving the way for the huge enterprise it is today.  I wonder if any of the original […]

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London out and about – Brixton beyond the High Street

You’ll know,  as soon as you come up out of the underground station,  that you’re not going to find any hop-on-hop-off tour buses here – yet!  But with its strong sense of community,  evolving food and event scene,  this neighbourhood is fast becoming one of London’s hotspots. Located south west of the capital, the region […]

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Vignettes from a Lifetime of Travel

M is for Matinee Yesterday,  I went to a Wednesday matinee in London.   Not exactly an earth shattering announcement I know but I went with 3 pals as a day trip from Dublin.   It had never occurred to us before but was easily done:  Ryanair €44 return to Gatwick –  top up the Oyster cards […]

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156,000,000 London Travel Blogs – plus 1!

Yes –  that’s 156 MILLION (depending on the day!) – so the world really needs another London itinerary or tip list!   And lucky you – because here it is! So after you’ve done the Palace,  St Paul’s Cathedral,  Big Ben,  Madame Tussaud’s,  the Tower and London Eye, try and fit in as many of the […]

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London out and about – exploring Brick Lane

It is possible to walk along Brick Lane,  go into a shop or two,  try some street food or a bagel and leave wondering what the fuss is all about. Or… You could spend most of a day here,  branching off the main street and enjoying the free art exhibition which embraces everything from colossal […]

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