Monthly Archives:: January 2015

Gundula’s 5 Favorite Museums in Berlin

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Whenever tour guide Gundula is not leading a tour, researching for her next endeavor or exploring the streets of Berlin, she might be inside a museum. Here are her five favorite Berlin museums: “The Egyptian Queen Nefertiti, Greek and Roman statues or famous paintings – that’s what you find on Museum Island or at the […]

10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Queen

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London Queen Elizabeth II

Perhaps the most famous monarch in the world, Queen Elizabeth II rules over the United Kingdom as well as a 53-member Commonwealth. Heading into her 63rd year of rule and about to face her 89th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II is a beloved head of the Royal Family. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About The Queen […]

Self-Guided Tour of Roman London Ruins

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London roman wall

Some visitors to London might be surprised to hear that there is a Roman Wall and Roman ruins in London, but they do exist. Around the year 50, the Roman settlement of Londinium was established near where the City of London stands today. A major hub in the Roman Empire, Londinium stood on the River Thames until […]

The Memorial for the Uprising of June 17, 1953

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Berlin memorial june 17

At the intersection of Wilhelm- and Leipziger Straße there is the  “Platz des Volksaufstandes von 1953” (Square of the Uprising of 1953) at the forecourt of the huge building that used to be Hermann Goring’s Ministry on Aviation during the Third Reich and is now the German Department of Finance. What was that uprising about […]

London’s Best Riverside Pubs

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Craft Beer

Here are London’s Best Riverside Pubs: When it comes to having a drink in London, be it a traditional pint, glass of wine, or something more exotic, visitors are spoiled for choice – there is barely a street in London that does not host at least one pub! But for those who’d like a better […]

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

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Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese

When it comes to London pubs, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is often considered the cream of the crop! With a rich history, authentic interiors and affordable food and drink, Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese is a great example of truly historical London pubs.  Tucked away on a side street, hidden away from the bustling pavements of […]

Charles, Prince of Wales

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London Prince Charles

When visiting to London, the royal family is always topic of curiosity. Learn more about Charles, Prince of Wales with Free Tours by Foot. Nowadays, Charles, Prince of Wales is somewhat overshadowed by the extreme popularity of his son, Prince William, and daughter-in-law, Catherine Middleton. However, Charles is the direct heir to the throne of the […]

Boston’s Museum of Science

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The Museum of Science started in 1830 as the Boston Society of Natural History and was commonly referred to as the Boston Museum of Natural History. When it moved to its current location at 1 Science Park after WWII, it became the Museum of Science.  It has over 700 interactive exhibits as well as a […]

London’s Royal Palaces

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London Kensington Palace inside

For centuries the various royal families of Britain have resided in London, building palaces and castles throughout this capital city. For visitors to London who want to see all things royal – here is your list of London’s Royal Palaces (click for map)!   A – Buckingham Palace Beginning live as a house built by the […]

Goodbye 2014 and Hello 2015 in Chicago

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Free Tours By Foot Chicago says “Goodbye 2014 and Hello 2015!” It has been a busy year. A lot has happened in the last year in the world, the country and in Chicago specifically. Before you start popping the champagne and smooching people, let’s take a moment to recap some of the important Chicago events […]