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Wednesday, 07 November 2018 00:00

London Calling

The Philadelphia Eagles flew into London, England recently and left their mark at Wembley Stadium where they played the Jacksonville Jaguars. Whether you follow football or not, it is probably safe to say that we were all a little jealous of their trip. But, there’s no need to sit around wishing you could be there. Now Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 can book you the London vacation of a lifetime. We scoped out some of the best places to visit in London so you can stay on the ball of your trip planning.

Tower of London: The Tower of London is a must-see attraction. The tower is located in central London on the north bank of the River Thames. This historical site is over 900 years old. The Tower of London has been used for many purposes throughout its life including a royal residence, housing the Royal Mint, an armory, home of the Crown Jewels of England, and a prison. With the tower’s changing purposes, there is a surplus of history to see and learn here. They offer many tours that are interesting to all.

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Coca-Cola London Eye: The Coca-Cola London Eye is Europe’s tallest Ferris wheel and is located on the south bank of the River Thames. The London Eye is one of the tallest viewing points for visitors to see London from. This attraction allows visitors to take a ride and see the beauty of London from above, a sight you don’t want to miss! Riders can purchase different ticket options so they can have their best experience the way they want it to be. You can even rent a capsule for your wedding!

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St. Paul’s Cathedral: Whether you observe religion or not, St. Paul’s Cathedral is a destination of pure beauty and peace. The cathedral was rebuilt in the 16thcentury after the Great Fire of London. The architecture style in the church is English Baroque. Its dome is the outermost recognizable point to tourists. The art filled church is not just for sightseeing, it is still used to observe mass and prayer services under the denomination of the Church of England.

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Buckingham Palace: Everyone knows about the Buckingham Palace and the royalty of it. The outside of the palace is popularly seen in movies and on TV. It is a staple of London. This palace houses many royals with private apartments within. It is the administrative headquarters for the monarch. The Buckingham Palace has tours that show off the grand rooms and grounds filled with art and elegance. When visiting don’t forget to take a picture in front of the beautiful gates and straight-faced guards! Fun Fact: The flag that flies above the palace has an extra meaning. When the Queen is in residence, the Royal Standard flag flies. When she is not there, the Union flag flies instead.

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Abbey Road: Last but not least, you can’t miss out on getting an iconic shot of walking across Abbey Road just like The Beatles! This picture has become a tourist favorite after The Beatles released their album “Abbey Road” in 1969.

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Be like our Eagles and fly to the great destination of London, England! Book with Rubinsohn Travel (215) 886-5200 to get the best deals for your trip! Don’t forget to try the fish and chips while you’re there!

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Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00

Enjoy A Pint All Over London

London, England is the perfect destination for anytime of the year, but especially in the Fall. If you’re an Eagles fan and are already planning your trip to catch the game in October, we have some recommended pubs where you can celebrate the win. Many tourists make sure to have high tea, try fish and chips, and set out on multiple walking tours. But what most people forget to do is experience the culture of pubs which is one of a kind to London. Visiting local pubs to test out different beers and ales is an absolute must! Sifting through the countless options can be a bit daunting, but Rubinsohn Travel is here and we have you covered with our top 5 best pubs in London.

The Star Tavern

Located in Belgravia, The Star Tavern holds a strong history having been built during the early 19th century. Well known visitors including Peter O’Toole and Alexander Korda walked through their very doors. Besides the celebrity appearances, it is known for housing the Great Train Robbers who devised their plan to attack the Mail Service in 1963. Now, the tavern is a reputable pub with a wide range of Fuller’s beer including their seasonal, ESB and London Pride. Not into beer? Don’t worry, the tavern offers a wide selection of 21 single malt whiskies

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

Everyone should pay a visit to Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese, as it is considered the cream of the crop when it comes to London pubs. Most noted for its affordable food and drink, this pub is excellent if you’re on a budget. There is a total of six drinking rooms, with plenty of space to bring your friends and family. If that is too overwhelming, the pub has a cozy front bar with a candlelit fireplace. Try out Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery Bitter which is their regular beer served on tap.

The Lamb & Flag

Tucked in an alleyway of Covent Garden, this pub has been maintained since Charles Dickens and some of London’s greatest writers drank at the bar. Because it is slightly hidden away, it isn’t so touristy which makes it perfect to escape for the night. Wooden panels cover most of the main room making it an appealing spot for a drink. The Lamb & Flag delivers frequent entertainment and holds a hefty collection of notable ales. Although, it is well worth the visit, make sure to secure a seat ahead of time, since it gets very packed after work hours.

The Mayflower

Do you want to look over The River Thames on a terrace with a pint in your hand? If you answered yes, then The Mayflower is the pub for you. This is a quintessential English pub, known for being the oldest on the Thames. Inside features ancient church pews, an open blazing fire, and a rich collection of ales. Their most notable beverage is their house beer named “Scurvy.” This is the perfect spot to grab a beer after the Eagles game.

The French House

This Soho pub played a massive historical role during the Second World War, when it was used as a meeting place for people of the French Resistance. This piece of history coupled with delicious beer and food attracts many. The French House is known for its peculiar tradition that includes: food only served at lunchtime, beer only served in half pints, and no mobile phones allowed. As a result, the atmosphere is cozy and eclectic, perfect for an escape from the daily work grind! Unique to the rest of the bars, The French House is celebrated for its delicious wine and champagne that make up most of the drink list.

Ready to experience a London pub?  Rubinsohn Travel excels in planning premier luxury vacations, and we want to make sure you experience nothing but the best. Give Rubinsohn Travel a call at (215) 886-5200, and we’ll begin your planning today!

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