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19-07-2021 16:52:48 in General by Admin
“Are you Team William &Kate or Team Harry & Meghan, or both?” This is a question I have recently been asking my tour clients. Taking advantage of being able to guide outdoors, I have recently launched a tour that walks through Hyde Park and the Kensington area. When we arrive at the outside of Kensington Palace, this question always comes up. It is important for me to know whic...

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12-07-2021 08:58:31 in General by Admin
As I write this, I feel like there is a calming lull in London. The weather is 97% chance of rain with the sun attempting to peak through the morning clouds. There is a cool breeze blowing, and it is very quiet where I am. This is a stark contrast to what it was like a mere 10 hours ago, when the Euro 2020 competition ended with Italy winning against England, thus dashing dreams at a trophy. ...

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05-07-2021 11:30:53 in General by Admin
Last week was rather busy, with a few highlights along to way. During the pandemic, I have tried to diversify my time to keep myself positive. The tourists have not yet begun to arrive in droves back to London, so my tour guiding hasn’t been as busy as it would be for June. July is typically my busiest time, but alas this summer (like last summer) will be rather slow.  If you have be...

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21-06-2021 11:54:01 in General by Admin
I haven’t been on the Underground since March 2020. That seems strange. I love the Underground, but with the pandemic raging, it seemed the best short-term decision which seems to have lasted a year. Unbelievable! I still can’t believe it has been over a year since I was on a tube train! London Underground has a fantastic history of several underground initiatives eventually being b...

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14-06-2021 09:09:05 in General by Admin
We’re having a heatwave again in London. I write about the weather here because perhaps someone will read this around the time that they are planning to travel and get a feel for what to pack. Maybe you are reading this and wishing you where here, but cannot be. Maybe you are here and reading this, and nodding profusely in agreement. It doesn’t matter, I’m just happy someone is r...

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07-06-2021 08:58:10 in General by Admin
London is finally getting some warm weather. We have had a rather cold and damp year so far, so the warm weather of Spring is very welcomed. Last weekend was the Bank Holiday (a three day weekend) where we had the Monday off. In America, it was Memorial Day, but here it doesn’t have the same significance. That’s alright, I still appreciated the soldiers!  On the Sunday and Monday...

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24-05-2021 09:09:57 in General by Admin
On Saturday, I went to the Sample Sale located at the O2 Arena. It is a quarterly market that specialises in small businesses and offers a nice combination of food, clothing and other items for sale. Before browsing through the market, I decided to walk through the O2 itself. This isn’t an area where many London tourist venture, so the crowds are mainly locals. Built for the millennium cele...

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17-05-2021 09:23:21 in General by Admin
As the pubs begin to allow people back to the inside of their premieses, I ponder how I have not been in one for a while. Have you found that you have some extra time on your hands during this pandemic? They say that learning something new is beneficial — both because it is good for your brain to stretch and work different muscles and because it helps you to pass the time in a different way...

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