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East London Gangsters and Murderers Iconic Places

East London, now a trendy and hipster place (in some areas only), used to be notorious for its deep poverty, overcrowding and associated social problems, illegal activities and crime. Notable crimes in the area include the Ratcliff Highway murders (1811); the killings committed by the London Burkers (apparently inspired by Burke and Hare) in Bethnal Green (1831); the notorious serial killings of …

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Best destinations for a long weekend away from London

Collaborative post Living in London means that you have it all on your doorstep: beautiful historical sites, modern museums and monuments, great shopping and nightlife, and glorious country parks. However, sometimes to clamour and chaos of the capital becomes a bit too much to bear, particularly during the peak tourist seasons. For those who are …

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Discover Lake District. Grasmere to Ambleside hiking

Lake District is considered (probably) the best area for hiking in the UK. Lakes, green paths, picturesque towns and more. So let’s start by introducing the area. Lake District The Lake District, also known as the Lakes or Lakeland, is a mountainous region and a popular holiday destination in North West England. It is famous for its lakes, forests, and mountains and …

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Where to Get Covid PCR and Fit To Fly tests in the UK

The well-known pandemic restrictions mean that most countries require a negative Covid-19 PCR test result upon entry, or even before boarding the plane. UK travellers are not permitted to use the free NHS testing service and must instead go through a private clinic or firm. Moreover, the required tests need to be made up to 48 …

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Visiting Stonehenge, the most famous prehistoric monument

What is it? Stonehenge is perhaps the world’s most famous prehistoric monument, located in Wiltshire, England. It consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 13 feet (4.0 m) high, seven feet (2.1 m) wide, and weighing around 25 tons. It remains a mystery how, why and who constructed it, which is part of its charm. Archaeologists believe …

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Visiting Harry Potter’s Alnwick Castle

What it is? Alnwick Castle is a castle and country house in Alnwick in the English county of Northumberland. It is the seat of The 12th Duke of Northumberland, built following the Norman conquest and renovated and remodelled a number of times. It is a Grade I listed building in the UK and receives over 800,000 visitors per year when combined with adjacent attraction The Alnwick Garden. Alnwick Castle …

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