Charming Spots in London: Winter Wonderland

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London’s winter cold has arrived, bringing along with it flurries of snow, and reminding us all of the fast approaching Christmas season.  To further highlight this, this weekend saw the opening of London’s famous Winter Wonderland at Hyde Park take place. The event which runs through to January showcases traditional European Christmas cuisine & treats...

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Thanksgiving in London

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November is almost over, which means American Thanksgiving is here.  Every year, Thanksgiving is on the last Thursday of November, which means this year it will be the 26th. Technically, it’s a time to give thanks for all that we have and hold dear, but most Americans love it for the food, and an opportunity...

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3 go to Pubs in touristy London

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What could be better than a pint after a long day of exploring our amazing London? Here are some of my favourite spots for a drink in and around London’s most popular tourist destinations! I’ll start the list with my favourite one, Waxy O’Connor’s. The pub is situated in Soho, so it’s a good option...

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An Aussie surviving in London

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So if you are reading this you have either packed up for a while from the land down under or maybe you are trying to understand how a person from the other side of the world gets their home comforts.  After living in London for a year now, I’ve learnt a few tricks to medicate...

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Astor Hostel loves… Southbank Skate Park

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Coming to London whilst traveling, if you’re interested in skating or not then Southbank Skate Park is definitely a place to check out. Located in Lambeth, by the Thames. Southbank has been around for over forty years and has since evolved, Gaining features including banks, stairs, and ledges. It’s a great park in that it...

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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...