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Hidden London: Top 10 places to visit

From Royal engagements (love them or hate them!) to Olympic preparations, London is firmly in the global spotlight as one of the places to see and be seen right now. If you’re visiting, don’t fall into the usual tourist traps – get to know a different side to the capital – with our top 10 hidden London places to see. Here is Part 1 of our London double-bill. Look out for next week’s guide to London markets…

24 hours in Paris, France

Paris is one of the world’s most visited cities and when here it’s easy to see why. A beautiful and elegant city filled to the brim with famous architecture, fashion stores, museums and art galleries. An easy day trip by Eurostar (from London or many other European cities) or by other train routes from many cities in Europe, it is possible to see Paris in a day.

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Spending Christmas in Paris

Christmas always seems to be a big problem when you have a partner. Normally two months before Christmas the inevitable question is asked, “Where are we going for Christmas, yours or mine?” It’s always a hard call, my now wife and I often find ourselves in a tricky situation as I’m English and she’s Irish so we can’t please everyone…