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5 British Food Souvenirs to Buy from Supermarkets

There are many types of souvenir, from traditional wood crafts to exquisite gems, but food souvenirs are still the best. Food souvenirs and snacks allows you to bring back a piece of the country you just visited, to be shared with family and friends.  I used to buy expensive food souvenirs from various tourist attractions, […]

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Restaurant

The Breakfast Club (Soho) – Good English Breakfast in London

It’s morning and since Keystone House Hostel does not provide breakfast, I have to look for my own breakfast.  I got to know about The Breakfast Club from the movie Pitch Perfect. While I don’t see what’s so great about the movie, I remembered the title “The Breakfast Club”.  The Breakfast Club sounds like a […]

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Restaurant

Rock & Sole Plaice – Oldest Fish and Chip Restaurant in London

Besides pie and mash and sticky toffee pudding (both of which I have tried at Mother Mash), fish and chips is another iconic British food.  Considering that fish and chips originated from the United Kingdom, it seems wrong not to have fish and chips at least once while I am in London.  Instead of searching […]

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Accommodation

Keystone House Hostel – Small Cosy Hostel Lacks Entertainment

When I was choosing hostel to stay in London on Hostelworld, Keystone House Hostel was one of my strongest contenders. It is near to King’s Cross Railway Station and St Pancras International and most of the review on Hostelworld are positive. There is 24-hour reception, free WiFi and clean linens. Reviews on Hostelworld says that […]

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Restaurant

Burger & Lobster (Soho) – Beef Burgers and Wild Lobsters

SANDEMANs NEW Europe Free Tour of London ended at Parliament Square. I was feeling a little hungry so I decided to look for a restaurant to have some lunch.  I remembered from my earlier research that a famous burger restaurant is around the area, so I decided to try and find it.  Established in 2011, […]

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Experience

London Free Walking Tour – Great Introduction to London with Local Guide

Free walking tour of London is one of the activities offered at Clink78. It sounds like a great way to get a feel of London so I signed up for it.  The free walking tour is offered by SANDEMANs NEW Europe and there are three timings – 10am, 11am and 1pm. The tour is available […]

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Accommodation

Clink78 – Former Courthouse Hostel in King’s Cross Road

Since I was traveling alone in London and the bed and breakfast are ridiculously expensive, I decided to stay in hostel instead.  When it comes to hostel, I always book with Hostelworld because it has a wide range of hostels. I can put in filters which makes the search so much easier.  Since I am […]

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Restaurant

Mother Mash – Classic British Mash and Pie, Sticky Toffee British Pudding

Pie and mash is one of the most traditional and iconic British food. It is traditionally a working-class food as it is cheap, in plentiful supply and easy to prepare. Pie and mash restaurants have been in London since 19th century.  I searched the internet for a reputable mash and pie restaurant in London.  Mother […]

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Restaurant

Pedra Alta – Portuguese Seafood Restaurant in France and Portugal

After conquering the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, my cousin and I were famished. We decided to look up the Portuguese restaurant that she mentioned called Pedra Alta.  Pedra Alta translates into “high stone” in Portuguese, which is where Pedra Alta originated from. The “high stone” at the seaside marks a natural fishing […]

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Information

Eiffel Tower – Ticket Prices, Where to Buy Tickets and Tips to Skip/Shorten Queue

The Eiffel Tower is the icon of Paris, France. Even if you have not had the chance to visit Paris yet, you have probably seen the Eiffel Tower in television, postcards, magazines and books.  The Eiffel Tower was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was constructed […]