New Website Calls for Londoners To Be Tourists in Their Own City

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A new website is calling on Londoners to spend a day exploring their own city and discovering some of the amazing places the capital has to offer. Trip Stylist offers ready-made day out guides that lead the way through London to uncover some hidden gems and great places to eat and drink. The guides combine some of London’s lesser-known sights and local cafes, bars and restaurants with more popular destinations to create hassle-free days out. The collection of printable guides is available to download from

Everyone has their usual haunts, their favourite cafes and bars but Trip Stylist is encouraging Londoners to go somewhere new this weekend - and maybe even discover a new favourite place. Each ready-made guide explores off the beaten track places and hunts out some quirky places to visit as well as taking in more well-known sights and attractions.

Kathryn, creator of Trip Stylist guides says:
“Living in London it’s easy to get caught up in the busy-ness of everyday life and hard to get around to visiting some of the places that tourists travel hundreds of miles to see, amazing places that we have literally on our doorsteps. I wanted to create an easy way for people to explore London and also to discover some of the unusual places that people often overlook or don’t realise are even there. Just wandering a few minutes off a main road and you can stumble across something completely surprising. While researching the Trip Stylist guides I discovered so many places that I must have walked within 100 metres of countless times. St George’s Gardens near Euston for example with its tombs and gravestones among the flower beds and its body-snatching history. Also, for me part of the fun of exploring a city is discovering great cafes, bars and restaurants which is why I built the food and drink stops into the day out guides. I really wanted the guides to be truly complete days out so that all the user had to do was download, print and choose what day to go - no hassle, no research or planning - the food and drink stops help to achieve that.”

Each ready-made guide really is a complete day out, from brunch to dinner and provides a hassle-free way of exploring London. The guides include a step-by-step walking route complete with bespoke map which highlights stop-offs throughout the day at great cafes, bars and restaurants. The guides are downloadable and printer-friendly and start and finish at train or tube stations. There are currently ten ready-made London day out guides available for download and more on the way. There’s something to suit everyone, from culture vultures to foodies, fashionistas to art lovers:

As some Londoners who tried the East End Sunday guide commented:
“Although we've been in that part of London countless times, through the guide we discovered many hidden gems the area has to offer which we probably wouldn't have found otherwise. The guide itself is easy to use and smartly presented. All you have to do is print it off. Really liked that we could use it independently and at our own pace, as not always keen on guided tours with lots of other people. The maps are well designed and easy to follow. We love the thoughtful touch of the 'Did you Know' facts - it was interesting to find out about the quirky history of what we were seeing along the walk.”

Indeed. How many people going to the markets and cafes of Shoreditch actually wander a few minutes off the well worn trail and stumble across the peaceful Arnold Circus? No doubt even less discover that this beautiful bandstand and garden are built from the rubble of London’s most notorious slum. Such quirky facts are dotted throughout the guides and offer an insight that most visitors don’t get.

The ready-made guides are currently available to download on an introductory offer of £3 each or four for £10 from Do something different this weekend.


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