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Escaping from London: Destination, Canterbury

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A few days ago we published a Post talking about our one-day-trip in Oxford. We enjoyed a lot escaping, at least during a few hours, from this stressful city. We needed to repeat the experience before the summer ends so we planned everything and, taking advantage of a sunny day, we left London. Destination: Canterbury.

Canterbury is located in the South East of England, 100 km away from London (if you draw a straight line in the map) or less than two hours by National Express Coach. It belongs to the county of Kent and it is famous because it is the main religious center in the UK and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Church of England (Canterbury is to Anglicans the same that Rome is for Catholics). Its cathedral is impressive. It was an important center of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages (which continues today) and became famous in Geoffrey Chaucer´s play “The Canterbury Tales”.

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Bbq in the park

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To keep the custom (and before the sun disappears until next year) we will devote a few more lines to outdoor activities because we are sure you don´t want to miss this awesome weather (neither do we!!).

In today’s post we will list the best parks and cityscapes, as London has around 1800 parks, gardens and open spaces (or what is the same, 30% of the area) that offer residents and tourists in the capital a perfect balance between urban greatness and nature.

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Fancy a wild night out?

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The weekend has finally arrived and you probably fancy a night out with your friends. So do we!! But aren´t you tired yet of the common places? Why don´t you try something different where you can enjoy this lovely weather? We have the perfect plan for you: go to the zoo and enjoy the wildest night ever!!!

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Who said there are not swimming pools in London?

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The real summer is finally here!! Is it too hot and you need to cool off? Do you like the beach or you prefer the swimming pool? If you like the swimming pool, London is the perfect city for you!! Britain´s capital has got many of public swimming pools and lidos around the city. Don´t miss them!

Grab some beer and Doritos and chill out with your friends!! But hurry up, you know the summer in London doesn´t last very long…

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The Rolling Stones, back to Hyde Park

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44 years and one day after their legendary concert in Hyde Park, the Rolling Stones returned last Saturday to the iconic London’s park.  Despite their wrinkles, and their age  (all members are in their seventies) Their Satanic Majesties carried out an energetic two-hours gig. Their offered high doses of rock & roll to the tens of thousands fans who would not miss the show.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Ron Wood and Charlie Watts were welcomed by over 65,000 people. Actually, that was just the number of thickets the organization put up for sale. No need to say that they were sold out quickly, even the ticket prices were as high as the fame enjoyed by this British band. More than 100 pounds the cheapest ticket for the concert!! 

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