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Shout out to my British friends: Travel, Live, and Love in the U.K.

2012/03/24 by

Shout out to my good friends over in the UK! I just attended one of my British buddy’s weddings a few weeks ago, and it got me thinking about England. Whether to visit or to live, Great Britain is a stellar place for business, travel, exploration, culture, and beauty. In fact, my Senior staff writer’s brother is in London for a few months this spring and has sent over some phenomenal pictures of St. Paul’s, Towers Bridge, Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Oxford, Trafalgar Square, and Stonehenge just to toss out a few. Not to mention that some of the friendliest people I’ve met are Brits. In honor of the United Kingdom and all that it has to offer, I’m going to highlight some perks about traveling and living in the UK in the next few blog posts. For starters, check out some of the happening things to do in London this weekend courtesy of the UK publication, The Telegraph:

Photo Courtesy of The Telegraph

If you haven’t done so already this weekend gives you a chance to join the Big Egg Hunt. Decorated by famous designers and artists, over 200 different eggs have been scattered throughout London and the public has been invited to discover them through a citywide scavenger hunt. Although still visible, some of the eggs have been auctioned to raise funds for the charities Action for Children and Elephant Family – once they’re removed from the streets of London it’s unlikely they’ll ever be on public display again. If you do decide to track them down, register your details on the site to be in with a chance of winning a specially designed Fabergé Tribute Egg worth £100,000.”

Another idea:

Photo Courtesy of the Telegraph

Unsurprisingly most of London’s rooftop bars are unopen in March, but those that are accessible this weekend should do a roaring trade. Accessed via an entrance on 30 Argyll Street, fifth-floor aqua spirit is open to all on Friday and Saturday, on a first-come, first-served basis. The cocktails come recommended; if it’s too busy you could try the roof garden bar of the Sanctum Soho hotel, a few minutes’ walk away on Warwick Street. Elsewhere, the open-air Vista rooftop bar has timed things perfectly – it opens for its summer season today. Arrive early to secure one of the seating areas that overlooks Trafalgar Square. In Kensington, The Roof Gardens club is open on Friday and Saturday until 3am. Normally admission costs £20 but if you purchase advance tickets to this weekend’s live music performances you’ll get in for £15 and be able to enjoy the gigs before the club nights get going.”

To read the rest of the Telegraph’s article that include a bunch more ideas for weekend activities in London, click here.

London, you are definitely next on my list to tour. I was even joking the other day about moving to London so I would have a sexy accent 😉 Stay tuned for more British-based blog posts, and if you’re considering visiting England or you already live there and want some updates on everything from happening events to real estate, keep checking back!

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