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Afternoon Tea at The Keeper's Lodge

Posted by London Guided Walks on Friday, August 26, 2016, In : Eating 


Full of sweet treats and tasty sandwiches Afternoon Tea is a wonderful way to relax during the afternoon. 

The Keeper's Lodge is a sideways extension to Burlington House which houses the Royal Academy (RA) off Piccadilly. Go down the stairs on the left.

Long & Kentish, award-winning architects,  have restored it retaining many details including vaults, old ceiling beams and hearths originating from the Restoration era. Award-winning architect David Chipperfield RA added a luxurious contempora...

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Open House London 2016 venues announced

Posted by London Guided Walks on Thursday, August 18, 2016, In : Hidden 
Many of those who come on my guided walks ask me where I get my information from. Along with reading a wide variety of books and attending talks and exhibitions I take the opportunity of visiting the places I mention. Open House London is the capital's largest annual architectural and design event. It's an unmissable opportunity to venture into usually private spaces and get to London from the inside. 727 participating London buildings from varying periods will open their doors for free. 

This...

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Pokémon Go London Adventures

Posted by London Guided Walks on Friday, August 12, 2016, In : Quirky 


Pokémon Go is the latest phenomenon to hits the streets of London. It is looking to rapidly become the biggest cultural phenomenon for a generation. Pokémon Go is a game on a mobile app which uses augmented reality to place Pokémon in the real world, which you can then go out and catch, incubate and hatch from eggs, train and battle. You don’t need a to be a fan or even have knowledge of the original Pokémon trump card game to be successful or to even enjoy playing.



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Enjoy Afternoon Tea on the BB Bakery Bus

Posted by London Guided Walks on Friday, August 12, 2016, In : Eating 

We have the Victorian 7th Duchess of Bedford, Anna Russell to thank for the invention of Afternoon Tea. It was in 1840 when the Duchess found a tasty solution to the problem of being hungry at around 4pm, having to wait another four hours before dinner at 8pm; tea with bread and butter. 

After inviting a few friends to join her afternoon tea had been established and the rest, as they say, is history! Today, afternoon tea includes dainty finger sandwiches, including the famous thinly sliced cuc...

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