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4 April 2016

How to Tour Westminster Abbey

  Few places across the British empire encapsulates all that is England more than gothic Westminster Abbey. Born from the…

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13 February 2016

Valentine’s Day: Deep Travel Dates Around the World

Our experts share some special places to spend a perfect Valentine’s Day with your loved one.

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12 February 2016

New Discoveries in Old London

London expert Sheila shares her time in London, full of discoveries and hidden finds.

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15 August 2015

Mouth-watering photos: 5 tips from the expert

Five valuable tips for delectable photos from our London experts.

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15 July 2015

Courting Controversy in London Architecture

Docent Kevin Childs navigates us through the thrilling and controversial architecture of London.

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12 June 2015

Why Gardens Matter

From Kyoto to Boston, we talk with docents around the network about the importance of gardens in their cities.

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6 May 2015

5 Reasons to Skip the Tower of London

We share a few oasis’s in the city to help you forget the crowds inside popular London sites.

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25 April 2015

3 Heroines of WWII

When remembering the history of WWII, the important role of women is often lost. To celebrate Liberation Day in Italy we highlight 3 heroines of WWII.

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28 February 2015

Furry Friends in the National Gallery

From leaping dogs, to wide-eyed cats and squirming eels, the National Gallery is packed with paintings of animals. Our new…

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Pietro Longhi, The Exhibition of a Rhinoceros at Venice, 1751
National Gallery, Room 39

13 December 2014

Spicing Up Christmas Day in London

This guest post from Victoria of One Dish Closer helps you pick an alternative Christmas meal in London.

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9 July 2014

Castles and Mazes, Medieval Sites around London

Some suggestions for a fairy tale day out in the English countryside with some Medieval sites near London.

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10 June 2014

How to Tour the Top Sites Around the Globe

From Beijing to Berlin, from Rome to Istanbul, we’ve pooled our collective local knowledge to put together definitive guides on how to tour some of the top sites around the globe.

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The more than 8 million visitors annually, the Forbidden City is Beijing's most touristed site. 

Top tip: Avoid weekend and holiday visits, particularly October 1-3 (China’s National Day is Oct. 1), when the Forbidden City is at its most crowded as visitors also flock from China’s countryside to take in the site.

14 May 2014

Docent Spotlight: Caroline Barron

We chat with docent Caroline Barron about all things London, from what books to read to where to find Roman London.

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24 March 2014

Five Reasons To Visit Greenwich…and Maybe Skip the London Eye

Skip the more conventional sites in London and venture out to the green oasis of Greenwich.

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Canaletto. 'A View of Greenwich from the River'  (Tate, London)

8 December 2013

Context’s Ultimate Gift Guide

Ready for the holidays?  So are we!  We’ve surveyed our docents and city managers across the world to put together…

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8 November 2013

Did You Know? 9 Facts to Celebrate the London Tube’s 150th Anniversary

As the London Tube turns 150, we look at some fun, quirky facts about its history and use, past and present.

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