Looking For A Quiet, Relaxing Break? London Can Offer That, Too!

IMAG0030.JPGAlthough there is a belief that London is a hustle and bustle type of city, which is true in many senses, it doesn’t always have to be that way.

There are a number of ways you can enjoy a quieter, more relaxed stay in our capital city; for example, do you know how many parks and open spaces there are in London?

If you count the City of London and Greater London, then you are looking at around 1,000 different green spaces to relax in.  These include Royal parks – such as those which surround DUKES – commons, public gardens and converted church yards. Continue reading

The Queen’s Birthday Parade – A Right Royal Reason To Stay In London

rsz_buckingham-palace-guardsDid you know that each and every year, the Queen celebrates two birthdays?

And it is soon to be one of them – on the 14th June, the Queen will celebrate her official birthday, even though her actual birthday is on the 21st April.

Interestingly, her official birthday doesn’t have a fixed date, but it is always a Saturday in June, so that there is good weather (hopefully!) for an outdoor event. Continue reading