Places

Top 10 Biggest London Theatres

London is famous for many things – its museums, historical buildings and cutting-edge restaurants. But one way that London stands out from all the other major cities is its theatre life. If a play makes it in London, it’s made it everywhere. The only comparable place is New York, but [...]

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Top 10 Fictional Schools

My son has just started school and I was pretty sure I knew what to expect – he’d be solving mysteries and sneaking out of the dormitories for midnight feasts. But so far, it just seems to be learning about shapes and things. Doubtless the fact that he’s not at [...]

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Top 10 Most Interesting Languages

There are thousands of languages in the world – the exact number is unknown, but estimates are between 6,000 and 7,000. They range from those spoken by billions (like English and Spanish) to those spoken by just a handful. It’s almost impossible to pick just a few as particularly interesting, [...]

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Top 10 Mythical Places

Throughout history, tales have been told to explorers about mythical places that no-one has ever seen – cities of gold, valleys of milk and honey, a Baskin-Robbin’s which really does carry all 32 flavors. Many people have gone in search of these places, but none have succeeded and some have [...]

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Top 10 Places to See Whirlpools

The whirlpool is a natural phenomenon much loved by myth-makers and authors. In novels by Jules Verne and Edgar Allen Poe whirlpools are capable of swallowing whole ships whole but in reality, whirlpools aren’t that powerful. Still, there are an awesome sight and there are a few places in the [...]

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Top 10 Wildlife Reserves

When it comes to holidays, some people like visiting cities, historical monuments or lying on beaches. But if none of those tickle your fancy, how about a holiday to a wildlife reserve? All around the world, special areas are preserved where you can see animals and plants in their natural [...]

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Top 10 Movies in Which London Plays Somewhere Else

London is such an international city – sit on the tube and you can hear ten different languages being spoken around you. People from every country in the world flock here and there are parts of London where you could almost believe you were in another country (like the cluster [...]

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Top 10 Beatles Sights

Of all the great rock n roll bands since pop music began, there has been none that quite reached the heights of adoration that the Beatles did. From concerts drowned out by the sound of screaming, to the “Apple Scruffs” who hung around outside the studios day and night, just [...]

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Top 10 Best Preserved Plantation Homes

If you’re looking for somewhere to visit around America this summer, it might be worth a trip to the Deep South. It’s a place with a difficult history of segregation and violence but it’s also full of culture with New Orleans being the birthplace of jazz, and a veritable melting [...]

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Top 10 Walled Cities

  There was a time when city walls were really useful – they stopped barbarians getting in, they stopped citizens getting out and they provided a handy spot from which to tip boiling oil on the heads of anyone trying to breach them. But times have changed and we live [...]

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