Tag archives for London

Travel Lens: Yotam Ottolenghi’s World

Star chef, restaurateur, and food writer Yotam Ottolenghi is known for combining flavors and traditions from his Middle Eastern upbringing with those from the Mediterranean, North Africa, and Asia to create his own brand of fusion forged from a well-stamped passport. Here’s a look at the world through his unique lens (and appetite).

Britain’s Red Phone Booths Get Second Life

The United Kingdom’s signature red phone booths are still in demand, but not just for calls anymore.

4 Great Hotel Home Bases in London

The best, and most memorable, hotels are reflections of the neighborhoods and cities they inhabit. But in massive cities like London, it can be tough to find the perfect fit. Here are four neighborhoods that make great home bases in one of the greatest cities in the world—and hotels to match.

Big Cities, Great Escapes

When it’s just too darn hot, these are the go-to getaways for city dwellers around the world.

Travel With a Twist: The World in Cocktails

Can’t afford a plane ticket? Toast these world-class destinations through their signature cocktails.

Travel With Kids: Low-Cost London

National Geographic Traveler columnist Heather Greenwood Davis is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer. Here’s her latest advice.

Literary Landmark: Portobello Road

London’s most lovable bear, Paddington, is hitting big screens across the globe. To celebrate in England’s capital, retrace the teddy’s wellie-wearing footsteps to Portobello Market.

#StrangePlanet: London Edition

Nat Geo’s new book “London Book of Lists” reveals the quirky customs, culture, and cuisine of England’s capital, from the Tower of London’s resident polar bears fishing in the Thames to Harrods’ early 20th-century embalming service. Here we crown our four favorite London discoveries.

Oh, the Places Nat Geo Goes

When you work at National Geographic, one of the first questions people ask is if you get to travel. The answer is often yes, but one of the best parts of the job is being surrounded by sharp, globe-trotting people, and getting to hear their stories. That’s why we asked folks on the Nat Geo Travel team to share a story about the best trip they’ve taken in the past year with our readers.

#NGTRadar: Travel Lately

Travel Lately—a roundup of the best new dispatches from the travel blogosphere—is a regular feature on Intelligent Travel every other Wednesday. You can play, too. Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTravel and tag your favorite travel stories #NGTRadar to help us find the crème de la crème on the Web.

Why I Love London in the Winter

London isn’t high on many people’s travel lists past early fall, but I happen to love London when it’s cold outside. “You get to see the city for what it really is in the winter,” my friend Lauren Bryan Knight told me. “It’s London with her hair down, devoid of anything other than the quiet rhythm of Londoners living out their daily routines.” Here’s why the English capital should be on your winter travel list—and how to make the most of your time while you’re there.

All Aboard: Great Railway Hotels

Experience the luxury of a bygone era with a wholly modern spin at one of these world-class railway hotels.