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A Surprising Discovery in Regent’s Park – The Avenue Gardens

By Londoneya On February 20, 2016

To say that my first visit to Regent’s Park was when I was a few days old is not an exaggeration. My parents had wanted to bring me to the local mosque to… Read More

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A Walk by the Thames

By Londoneya On October 12, 2015

As soon as I exit the train station and walk towards the Thames, I am hit with a deep sense of peace. Like when a compass clears the way for a lost traveler.… Read More

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Visiting London? Make Time for Hampstead Heath

By Londoneya On October 3, 2015

I love long walks exploring London’s parks, so when the weather was just right I went to visit Hampstead Heath, one of London’s oldest and most popular open green spaces. Spanning 790 acres,… Read More

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Mesmerizing Sculptures in the Thames

By Londoneya On September 30, 2015

You’d be forgiven to think these were real horses venturing into the Thames from afar, but they’re actually an art installation by sculptor Jason Decaires Taylor. Fittingly called The Rising Tide, the sculptures… Read More

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The Welsh Harp – Escaping to the Country Without Leaving the City

By Londoneya On September 25, 2015

Tucked away in North West London is a hidden gem popularly called the Welsh Harp by locals, although officially named Brent Reservoir. Spanning 68 hectares, it has the look of a quintessential English… Read More

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Exploring Downtown Cairo

By Londoneya On June 22, 2015

There’s a lot of history in Downtown Cairo, described as the city’s commercial and urban heart. The district is a testimony to Cairo’s glorious past, when it was first built by French architects… Read More

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Delicious Falafel at Falafel King, Portabello Road

By Londoneya On May 20, 2015

I’ve discovered delicious falafel a bus ride away on one of London’s most popular streets; Portabello Road. Portabello Road is well known for its markets, street food and colourfully painted houses. Now… Read More

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Shooting Wildlife at Golders Hill Park in London

By Londoneya On May 11, 2015

This right here is one of the very reasons why I love visiting Golders Hill Park in North West London – getting up close and personal to the gorgeous wildlife and shooting them… Read More

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Persian Food at Patogh Restaurant

By Londoneya On April 25, 2015

Patogh Restaurant off Edgware Road may look small and unassuming, but because I’ve been visiting for years I know it serves delicious Persian food behind those closed doors. My family and I have… Read More

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London Blooms in April

By Londoneya On April 24, 2015

Spring is one of the best seasons to be in London. Trees and flowers are in full bloom, showing off their colours and petals. Nature wakes up from its hibernation and local wildlife venture out after… Read More

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Coptic Cairo: St. George’s Church

By Londoneya On April 21, 2015

Cairo will almost always conjure up several images in one’s mind. The pyramids; the sphinx, the city of a thousand minarets it’s so fondly referred to by Muslims. But there’s a part of Cairo, nestled in its heart… Read More

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The Manial Palace Museum

By Londoneya On April 20, 2015

I would have made it to the Manial Palace Museum earlier if I hadn’t found myself stuck in Cairo’s notorious traffic. The museum closes at 4pm. I entered the gates at 4:05pm… Read More

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Exploring Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria

By Londoneya On April 16, 2015

As soon as I enter the site of Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria, I am overwhelmed by the peace I find enveloping me. Once one of the first ancient settlements in the city,… Read More