12 Best Museums in London

With over 27 million visitors a year, London is one of the world’s oldest and most cosmopolitan cites. How lucky for Trovers that there are so many wonderful and free museums where travelers can spend many a rainy London afternoon. From the V &A Museum with its incredible collections focused on decorative arts and design to the Royal Observatory located down the River Thames in Greenwich, London has one of the finest collections of museums in the world. Here are our top picks for London’s greatest museums:

1. Museum of Natural History

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Photo by Fabiola Mazzocco.

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10 Lovely Afternoon Tea Spots Around the World

Tea has been a staple of the British diet since at least the late 18th century, and the tradition of taking Afternoon Tea or High Tea continues to this day, not only in England, but in many former colonies and territories of the British Empire as well.

If daintily devouring tiny sandwiches, strong tea, and adorable pastries sounds like a fun way to spend an afternoon to you, you’ll love this list of 10 Lovely Afternoon Tea Spots Around the World:

1. The Dining Room at Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia

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Lazy Morning Cafes and Bakeries

Roll out of bed, grab your paper and let the delicious aromas of freshly baked breads, pastries and tarts kick off your day. No hurries here, just a warm cup of coffee and a friendly good morning from the locals at these Trover picked cafes and bakeries. Just remember to change out of your pajamas.

Toby’s Estate Coffee, New York City

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Mike’s Pastry, Boston, Massachusetts

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Daily Dose Cafe, Los Angeles, California

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Angelina, Paris, France

 

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Lavish Habit, London, England

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7 Summer Trips to Plan on Trover This Year

Did you know… not only is Trover the perfect place for posting your own travel photos, but also for getting inspiration and planning future summer trips?

A great place to start are the literally thousands of great lists filled with curated photos and discoveries from around the world. Here are 7 of our favorites to get the inspiration flowing as you plan your summer trips!

1. Explore Europe

You know you’ve always wanted to see the Colosseum in Rome, the Tower Bridge in London, the picturesque Nyhavn in Copenhagen, and the thousands of other stunning and historic sites throughout Europe – so what’s keeping you from finally going?! You have a list full of all the inspiration you could ever need right here!

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2. Iconic Places Around the World

The Great Pyramid of Giza, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Neuschwanstein Castle…it’s time to make these global icons more than postcards and screensavers – check out our list of favorites and begin your bucket list planning yesterday!

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3. Gorgeous Beaches Around the World

Grab the sunscreen, a good book, and your favorite cocktail, cause this summer has a beach with your name on it! From Catseye Beach in Australia to Praia Do Amado in Portugal and the thousands of others in between, there’s sure to be a beach destination that can fit into your plans this summer.

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4. Explore New Zealand

New Zealand may be known best as the filming location for the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films, but the country boasts enough natural beauty and exhilarating activities to demand more than just a quick visit. So plan a trip to explore New Zealand and stay a while!

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5. Ancient Ruins & Temples

If you have a soft spot for history, mythology, or religion, a tour of the world’s many ancient ruins and temples may be the right summer trip for you. From the Prambanan Temple in Indonesia to the Acropolis of Athens, there’s no shortage of history to uncover this summer!

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6. Surf Spots

From the Mentawi Islands in Indonesia to Otaki Beach in New Zealand, there are hundreds of sick surf spots around the world. Venture outside your Californian comfort zone this summer and find new waters to play in!

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7. Camping Spots Around the World

Traveling on a budget this summer? Want to disconnect from your phone and reconnect with nature? Got a van full of kids that need to learn survival skills? Whether you explore Big Pine, California or the coast of Baja California in Mexico, there are thousands of prime camping spots around the world that can satisfy your travel needs this summer!

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How’s that for some summer trip planning inspiration? If you want more, check out some of the other great lists on the Explore tab on our website or Explore menu on our apps:

If you don’t see a list you like, make your own! Whatever you do this summer, make sure you get out, have fun, and share your adventures on Trover!

10 Ways to Enjoy Christmas Like a Londoner

10 ways to celebrate Christmas like a Londoner

This is a guest post by Natasha, a.k.a. Eat Sleep Shoot Travel

If you’re heading to London during the Christmas season, ditch the tourist trail. Come and experience Christmas like a local.

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