31 Best Gifts from London Recommended by a Local

Holiday display with Mario and Santa Claus LEGO figures in Covent Garden, seen while shopping for best gifts from London.

From antique books to adorable bears, there are endless things to buy in London when you come for a visit. As an expat, I feel compelled to bring a few of the best gifts from London when I return to the US to see family and friends.

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50 UK Bucket List Ideas For Travel Lovers

Exterior of Blenheim Palace with union jack flag runner, among the top uk bucket list ideas in England.

From ancient castles to raucous festivals, there’s no shortage of UK bucket list ideas for travel enthusiasts. It seems like every time I check off an item from my own list, I learn about some other incredible thing to see, do, or eat!

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Visiting Blenheim Palace in Autumn: Day Trip Guide

Visiting Blenheim Palace in autumn with geese flying in front of palace facade

From opulent state rooms to tree-lined lakeside paths, visiting Blenheim Palace and Gardens is a delight in any season. But once you witness the grounds decked out in red and gold foliage, it’s easy to see why autumn is the ideal time to plan your visit.

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15 Non Touristy Things to do in London: A Local’s Guide

Visiting colorful Notting Hill mews houses is one of the best non touristy things to do in London

Are you tired of the same old suggestions for what to do in London? Sure, Westminster Abbey and afternoon tea are lovely. But if you’re looking to escape the crowds, or need ideas for a return trip, try these non touristy things to do in London.

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London Itinerary: 4 Days of Sightseeing and Hidden Gems

London Itinerary: 4 Days of Sightseeing and Hidden Gems

I created this 4 day London itinerary to celebrate my one year anniversary of moving to The Big Smoke. In that time, I’ve spent countless hours exploring the city on my own and playing travel guide for visiting family. I’ve done all the typical touristy stuff and uncovered a few hidden gems. And now, I’m sharing my best tips for spending 4 days in London!

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A Beautiful Self Drive UK Holiday from London to Edinburgh

A Beautiful Self Drive UK Holiday from London to Edinburgh

After taking a summer road trip across Britain, I’m convinced it’s the best way to enjoy this amazing island. A self drive UK holiday is the perfect combination of freedom, exploration, and relaxation. Not having to worry about train timetables or tour schedules means you can see the country’s storybook villages and famous sights at your own pace. And I guarantee this charming UK road trip itinerary will make up for the mild terror of driving on narrow country lanes!

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A Perfectly Charming Cotswolds Day Trip Itinerary

A Perfectly Charming Cotswolds Day Trip Itinerary

If your vision of an English holiday includes stone cottages, rose gardens, and impossibly charming villages, this Cotswolds day trip itinerary is for you. England’s Cotswolds region is frequently cited as the most beautiful area in the country. And once you’ve stepped into Chipping Campden’s village center and strolled along the country roads of Painswick, you’ll understand why.

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9 Romantic Lake District Breaks for Couples

Romantic Lake District Breaks for Couples

With beautiful villages, stunning vistas, and countless water activities, the options for romantic Lake District breaks are endless. And if you’re planning a couples getaway in England, there’s no better region than Cumbria. Whether you want a laid back picnic at Buttermere or a paddle boarding adventure on Derwent Water, there are plenty of things to do in the Lake District for couples.

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