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England has plenty to keep the traveller busy – it’s not all about castles, history and countryside (although those are pretty impressive, too!) Read on to find Inside the Travel Lab’s collection of blog posts on Merrye Olde England – and plenty of modern English twists.

London Bridge Hotel near Tower Bridge

London Bridge is Falling…Up?

The London Bridge Hotel lives next to London’s record breaking The Shard and is only […]

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Homes in London

London. As Seen From The Cavendish Hotel

As a Londoner, you miss out on London at its polite and polished best. The London that would turn up to a job interview. The London you would take home to meet your parents. The side of London that tourists get to see…

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Images of London

21 Barclay Road: London as You’ve Never Seen It Before…

…Covering a Wall and Bathing in Resplendent Lime Green

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Sleeping Above A Bakery – In London

Ah, London. According to some things I read, there’s nothing but high rise buildings, reams […]

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Nine Unusual Things To Do in London

What should you do once you’ve seen the classics? With Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and

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Finding the Golden Fleece – A Chic Hotel in Covent Garden

A golden sofa waits in the lobby of the Radisson on Mercer Street, its spine forming a glamorous backdrop that

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On Fire at the Egerton Hotel: An Independent Luxury Hotel Review

There are hotels. And then there are hotels. Places so imaginative, so extraordinary and so unusual that they stand out as experiences in their own right. The Egerton Hotel in Knightsbridge, London, is one of those hotels…

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The Rubens At The Palace – An Independent Hotel Review

Like many a hotel in London, a Union Jack flag hangs over the doorway of The Rubens at the Palace, the

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Afternoon Tea

Dirt, Sweat & Cucumber Sandwiches – English Afternoon Tea

A clock plods through its strict rhythm as the clink of china echoes through

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How Social Media Contributed to the London Riots

In the aftermath of the London riots, a group of volunteers decided to show the world what social media could really do. This is their story, told by Sophie Collard.

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Big Ben - London

Roomorama & The Big City Sleep

First off, this article is going to be about finding accommodation in London. Secondly, just how enjoyable are the words Roomorama and the Big City Sleep?

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I Have A Confession To Make…

I watched the Royal Wedding and it made me smile.
So what, you may be thinking. So did two billion people across the planet, according to stats from the BBC this morning. People travelled across the world, queued since 4 am and campaigned to become Prime Minister just so they could watch.

What did you do? Well

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Unfairly delicious cupcake with red dust from the hummingbird bakery

Birthdays, Blogs & Hummingbird Cupcakes

It’s my birthday this week so you’ll have to wait a day for the next travel update. I have some urgent cupcakes to attend to…

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London: The coolest way to travel…

Emerging from Clapham Junction’s grey and predictable train station, I saw him straight away. A scarlet…

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Whipsnade Tree Cathedral, National Trust, Near St ALbans, Easter Chapel Monument

Whipsnade Tree Cathedral – Planting for Peace

In nature, most of us find some peace and quiet. In grief, we search for […]

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Find Roman Remains in London

The true City of London, or the Square Mile, forms the financial heart and hub of London. It’s a place of steel and glass, of suits and speed and the habit of gambling on the future rather than rambling on about the past. Yet among some stunning new buildings, the…

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Chunky Britain

“Is it weird to be back?”

I hear that a lot each time I return to this jigsaw-shaped island…

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Ronnie Scott’s: A Jazz Legend in London’s Soho

Ronnie Scott’s has become a byword for top quality music. At least to everyone I know. Sadly, as is often the case in all things musical, I was playing catch up from the moment I heard the word “acoustic.” So…

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London’s Wings – Bushy Park

London. A vast metropolis with skyscrapers, a spaghetti-tangled underground system and arguably more than four international airports, not to mention a parking system so complex that even residents need a helpline.

Teddington Gate – One Entrance to Bushy Park

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Stepping Across Stones

The monks who chose to settle here must have had an eye for beauty and antennae for peace, and it’s hard to imagine a more restful place for those…

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