Imperial War Museum – A taste of British History

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Fancy learning about some British History? Marking the 100 year commemoration the Imperial War Museum has gathered together over 200 objects, films, sound recordings, photographs, artworks and letters. The displays include items from IWM’s unrivalled national collections and from personal public donated items, many of which have never been on public display before. Discover the...

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Notting Hill Carnival 2014

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Who says you have to be in Rio to carnival in style? Happening every year since 1964, Notting Hill Carnival is one of the most anticipated events of west London (we have a lot). The festival has long been a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions with the two day...

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Visual arts in London – Digital Revolution

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Looking for some interactional art in London? Well look no further! “Digital Revolution” on at the Barbican Centre is an exhibition of art, design, film, music and video games. Digital Revolution explores and celebrates the transformation of the arts through digital technology since the 1970s. The exhibition brings together for the first time a range...

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Sunbathing in London: the Camden Beach

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Before starting this post I’ve checked the weather forecast and it seems that it shouldn’t rain during the upcoming weekend, but this is one thing that you can never really say for sure in London. But in case we have some more amazingly sunny days like the past ones, there is one thing that needs to...

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Astor Hostels - Loving London

Astor Hyde Park Hostel

Still boasting its stunning original features, the newest addition to the Astor Family is a Victorian Town House on a quiet tree-lined boulevard. Helping Astor Hostels to win an Award for 3rd best hostel group in the World, this Hyde Park hotel is a striking...

Astor Museum Hostel

One of the oldest low budget hotels in London, the Museum has been helping weary backpackers and travellers loosen up since 1977!  The location of this hostel makes it one of the best value hostels in London central.  Right in front of the British Museum...

Astor Queensway Hostel (ex Quest)

This boutique budget hostel, formerly named Astor Quest, is located in the bustling neighbourhood of Bayswater and has been welcoming backpackers through its doors for over 20 years. With 100 beds, this hostel is charming, welcoming and set in a quiet street minutes from Hyde...

Astor Victoria Hostel

The largest of our budget accomodation, split across two adjoining buildings, the atmosphere can be described as laid back and an ideal place to meet new friends.  We have been operating here for close to 15 years, with the Victoria hosting the after party for...