Alcuni dei migliori fish & chips a Londra

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Ci sono alcuni elementi caratteristici della cultura britannica con cui gli Italiani familiarizzano sin da bambini, perché sempre presenti nei libri di grammatica inglese: il Big Ben, il cambio della guardia, il the delle 5 e, last but not least, il fish and chips. Appena arrivati a Londra, quindi, queste sono tappe fondamentali, ma mentre...

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Als je reist dan mis je goede koffie

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Één ding wat veel reizigers missen als ze hun eigen stad achter zich laten is hun favorite koffie plekje – als je dan in een nieuwe stad loopt, langs al die populaire ketens je eerste gedacht is – “waar zijn de onafhankelijke? Waar is the koffie cultuur waar London zo bekend om is?” Nou, ons...

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London’s best beer gardens

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The weather is warming up. Shorts and sunglasses are replacing beanies and scarves and everyone’s wearing that summer glow on their shoulders. If you’re a Londoner, it’s time to take your favourite past-time – drinking – to the outdoors. Here are some of the Astor Hyde Park crew’s hot tips for outdoor drinking this summer:...

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Independent coffee shops in London

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One thing a lot of travellers miss when they leave their own city is their favourite coffee places – when you’re in a new city and you walk past all of the popular chains your first thought is – “where are the independents? Where is the coffee culture that London is so famous for?” Well...

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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...