Dippy the diplodocus is leaving the Natural History Museum

After 112 years of being displayed, Dippy the diplodocus is leaving the Natural History Museum in London. Today a four man crew begins to dismantle this memorable replica in the Hintze Hall. Furthermore, the dismantling process will take up to four days. Due to the work, the main hall will be closed to the public. In

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Bonfire Night in London a night of Fireworks

What is bonfire night and why do people celebrate it in London? Every year on the 5th of November I listen to the deafening sounds of fireworks echoing throughout the city. In every direction the sparkle and brightness of brilliant light displays flash and fade for hours. However, this build up starts long before the

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Halloween in London

What is Halloween in London like? From the very beginning, I imagined streets flooded with children dressed in costumes, accompanied by parents wielding lanterns, and swarming from house to house chanting “trick or treat”. They would explore dark neighbourhoods covered in decorations ranging from Jack-o’-lanterns to spider webs. The air would be filled with the

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Brexit, An American Eyewitness Account

It has been a over a week since the Brexit results were announced and I have witnessed uncharted waters that the world has been plunged into. As an American living in London for the past 10 years I have come to see myself as a Londoner and have a unique perspective of the events. Now

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The Palmyra Arch of Triumph in Trafalgar Square

This week I got an opportunity to see a replica of the Arch of Triumph from the city of Palmyra. Perhaps, like most people around the world, I had never heard of the city of Palmyra or it’s ruins. But it wasn’t until ISIL started to destroy these ancient sites that the world was made

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Places to see Cherry Blossoms in London

Did you know there are many cherry blossoms in London? Perhaps the most famous place to see cherry blossoms, this time of the year, is Japan. They dedicate forecasts and calendars to the blossoming of the sakura (cherry blossom). They even produce many sakura themed products such as cherry blossom chocolates, ice cream and many

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