Criminal London – Sightseeing Crime Tales of the Capital

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I enter the Viaduct Tavern pub on Newgate Street with my guide from City Wonders. For the past 90 minutes he’s been telling me tales of how 19th Century London was riddled with criminals and of a society obsessed with their public punishment… I know this pub well, having been here with my … [Read more...]

Touring Kensington Palace, London – The Home of Iconic Royal Women

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Kensington Palace, nestled within the borders of London’s Hyde Park, started out as a simple stately home back in the 1600’s before its grand extension. But it’s the long line of royal women who have been residing here for centuries who have helped to shape its lasting glory and modern day … [Read more...]

5 Must-Visit Interesting Museums in London

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London is literally sprawling with museums and when I’m home from my travel stints, I still like to check them out. I've been doing so since my school days. There are hundreds of them in this one city and many with new exhibitions every few months, you can never tire of what’s on offer because … [Read more...]

How to Time Travel in London – Greenwich Prime Meridian Line

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London - The Home of Greenwich Mean Time In London, you can straddle two hemispheres at the same time and stand upon the official centre of time. East is east and west is west, but the twain meets at The Royal Observatory in Greenwich - home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) and the Prime Meridian of … [Read more...]

Secret London: Hidden Street Art in Waterloo

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Waterloo Station’s Hidden Art Space Under Waterloo station’s crowded platform and rumbling tracks is a street artist’s playground. It’s also where the Backpacker Becki domain recently got tagged! A five minute walk from the main station exit is Leake Street (just off York Street), which … [Read more...]

The Best of British – Jubilee Patriotism in London

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The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Take London and fill it with drizzly, cold and inconsistant rain. Add three days of celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations, a scatter of Union Jack flags and what do you get? Mad, crazy fun, patriotic Brits whose spirits were not dampened one … [Read more...]

Celebrating New Zealand’s Waitangi Day in London

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Happy Waitangi Day!   On Saturday 4th February I became an honorary Kiwi by joining in the revelry of the Waitangi Day celebrations here in London. I can say ‘honorary’ as I feel partially immersed in the laid back culture and language of the great NZ. I just haven’t got there yet. I live … [Read more...]