The Original London Underground

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As if the London Underground service wasn’t cool enough, as well as being part of the authentic London experience, there are other things that lie under this beautifully erratic city. Believe or not, London is home to a network of 36 km of manmade caves. In the humble south-eastern suburbs of Chislehusrt, hidden away, there...

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Londres a traves de la literatura

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Uno de los aspectos más olvidados de Londres es sin duda su historia literaria, y es que muchos de los clásicos de la literatura universal fueron escritos e inspirados en esta ciudad. Londres, con sus tejados oscuros y sus numerosas chimeneas es el escenario donde se desarrollan Oliver Twist o David Copperfield. Puede que ahora...

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Midsummer: A slice of history & celebrations around Europe.

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So Midsummer or summer solstice is to come this weekend, I believe most of you guys knows what that means. Scientifically is when the tilt of a planet’s semi-axis, in either the northern or the southern hemisphere, is most inclined toward the star (sun) that it orbits, simply is the beginning of summer and the...

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Day trips from London.

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It’s been famously said that when you’re tired of London you’re tired of life, and after a little over a year living in this wonderful city I’m inclined to agree. However, that doesn’t mean a little break isn’t called for now and again. For the frantic tourist trying to fit everything this city has to...

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Top 3 Most Helpful Apps whilst in London.

  So for all you travellers who are coming over to our wonderful city of London, here are our top three marvellous apps you can use which will make your life easier while exploring. Number One: CityMapper I can guarantee you this app will help you out.  CityMapper is a full journey planning app available on both iDevices and Android. Not only does this wonderful app show you the tube map, it will also tell you how to get from point A to point B in a number of ways including buses and trains. It will give you the closest station or bus stop and...

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Astor Hostels - Loving London

Astor Hyde Park Hostel

Take a tour inside Astor Hyde Park Hostel   Astor Hyde Park Hostel in London is the newest addition to the Astor Family. Still boasting its stunning original features, the hostel is a Victorian Town House on a quiet tree-lined boulevard. Helping Astor Hostels to win...

Astor Museum Hostel

Take a tour inside Astor Museum Hostel One of the oldest low budget hostels in London, Astor 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....

Astor Queensway Hostel

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

Take a tour inside 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...