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Camden Lock Market

A first-timer’s guide to shopping at Camden Town markets

After you’ve done the basic London sites like the Tower, Eye, and so on, you’re probably looking for an activity a little more off-the-beaten-path. Kill two birds with one stone, and check out Camden Market (also known as Camden Lock) for sightseeing and souvenir shopping. Camden Market is the fourth most visited place in London, with a quarter million visitors every...

Outside of Windsor Castle Walls | How to Visit Windsor Castle

A guide to visiting Windsor Castle

I guess I’m in a castle kind of mood, between the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and last week’s post about Himeji Castle. This week we’ll cover one of my favorite British castles: Windsor Castle! The quaint cobblestone paths and immense stone fortifications make this a very unique and memorable day trip. If you’re a Britophile of any degree, you...

Wood Type Tray at The Old Printing Shop - Portobello Road Market

Portobello Road Market: a first-timer’s guide

Portobello Road is one of the most famous streets in London. Located in the Notting Hill neighborhood in the western part of London, this road hosts one of the largest street markets in the city, as well as a bevy of boutiques and specialty stores. The Portobello Road Market runs all week, but the biggest day for antiques, second-hand clothing, and specialty stands...