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Victoria and Albert Museum in London
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Tempting Tuesday: Celebrate Fridays with the Victoria and Albert Museum

July 2, 2013

LONDON, UK – After a long work week, there’s nothing we like more than dressing to the nines, pounding the pavement, and hitting up our favorite bars. And if you’re anything like us, then we’ve got the perfect deal for those looking to delve into London’s local scene. On the… (more)
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A Stylish Guide to London’s West End

October 22, 2012

LONDON, UK – The West End is an umbrella term for a hodgepodge of high-energy, tourist-friendly enclaves. From the footlights of the Theatre District to the flashbulbs of media center Bloomsbury, and the blinking neon of Soho’s pulsing nightspots to the soft glow of Chinatown’s dumpling houses, the West… (more)
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Ready, Set, London! Our Olympics Picks

July 25, 2012

LONDON, UK – We can hardly contain our excitement…the 2012 Summer Olympic Games are about to begin, and in one of our favorite cities on the planet, no less! You’ll never have to twist our arm to take a trip to London, where traditional British formality mingles elegantly with oh-so-contemporary… (more)
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Go For The Gold in London

July 8, 2012

LONDON, UK - London‘s race to the Olympics began in 2005 when it beat out biggies like Paris and New York as host city for the 2012 Summer Games (picking up the torch from Beijing, host of the 2008 Summer Olympics). Now, nearly seven years later and after much preparation and fanfare, the Games,… (more)
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A Brush With Royalty And History In London’s Westminster Neighborhood

June 3, 2012

LONDON, UK – With all the flurry of activity in London this weekend for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (celebrating 60 years of Her Maj), we can’t help but think about the best places in London to have a brush with the royal family. When we’re seeking a dose of imperial… (more)
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Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in London

June 2, 2012

LONDON, UK – As summer arrives in London, the royals are ringing in the season in rare form with a bevy of bashes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of their monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which culminates June 2-5, promises much pomp and circumstance. Highlights include The Thames… (more)
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Some serious eye candy at the National Gallery

April 4, 2012

LONDON, UK- Akin to the Louvre in Paris or the Uffizi in Florence, all the best art under The Crown can be seen at the National Gallery in London.  It’s like a deluxe chocolate box of Western European paintings from the 13th to 20th centuries, with heavy hitters like Botticelli,… (more)
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People…who read People…are the luckiest people at the National Portrait Gallery

February 4, 2012

LONDON, UK – It’s no wonder that the term “tabloid” originated in London. Before compromising photos of the Beckhams and Amy Winehouse were splashed all over The Sun, common Londoners were preoccupied with famous personalities, royal and otherwise. At the National Portrait Gallery, which features paintings and photos of illustrious… (more)
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Reliving the Royal Wedding at the Buckingham Palace

July 27, 2011

LONDON, UK – Just three months after the whole world watched Kate Middleton say her vows in a stunning Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown, said dress was snapped up by Buckingham Palace and put on display in the Royal ballroom for all to see—in person. Genius idea—the annual… (more)
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A-maze-ing Edibles at Borough Market

April 3, 2010

LONDON, UK – You’re lost in a labyrinth of gourmet chocolate, organic cherries, potent espresso, and chorizo sandwiches. Whatever shall you do? Such is the brainteaser at the center of Borough Market, the expansive maze of fruit and vegetable stalls and fine food purveyors collected under London Bridge. The sprawl… (more)
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