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Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre

On the south bank of the River Thames, between Southwark and Blackfriars bridges, is the reconstruction of the Globe Theatre, where many of Shakespeare’s plays were first performed. The original Globe was built in 1599 and owned by the company of actors to which Shakespeare belonged. It was destroyed by fire during a performance in 1613 when a cannon used […]

Museum and gallery late openings

If you’re out and about in central London at night and are looking for something to do for an hour or two for free, take advantage of the late openings of some of London’s major museum’s. Here are a few of the ones that have extended openings. Victoria and Albert Museum The V&A in South Kensington stays open until 10pm […]

On the Da Vinci Code Trail in London

Eurostar is crediting the popularity of the book and movie, The Da Vinci Code, with helping to push its profits way up last year. I haven’t read or seen it but apparently lots of the story takes place in London and Paris and fans have been making trips between both to trace the trail of the story. The main areas […]

Auctions in London

If you’re coming to London and for some strange reason have your back pocket bulging with cash, one way to spend it could be trying your nerve at one of the auction houses in the city. This doesn’t necessarily mean going somewhere where a picture starts at £10million but those places are there if you want to take a look. […]