PHOTOS: London: Visiting for the Un-tourist Photo Essay - In Soho: "Just between Carnaby street and Kingly street, sits Kingly Court: an tri-level courtyard with a myriad of quaint café's and smaller shops featuring unique items. Kingly Court is an ideal spot to steal away from the buzz of Carnaby, and it is here you will find some of the most unique wares offered in the area."
(PHOTO: ynysforgan_jack, Flickr) Alternative European cities for unusual breaks: Nicosia, Cyprus For a mix of the old and new, the divided Cypriot capital Nicosia, allows you to get a taste of its Greek and Turkish influences for a varied break. Get world-class views of the city from the Ledra Museum Observatory, feast on mezze in the local tavernas, visit the 16th-century Great Inn with its courtyard cafés, galleries and souvenir shops, and relax with a Turkish bath at the Omeriye Hamam,
(PHOTO: Milestone Hotel) Alternative Christmas in London: Visit the secret St. Christopher’s Place (Tucked down a side street just a stone’s throw from Bond Street, the best way to find this coveted shopping hotspot is to look for the purple clock. A secret escape from the hustle and bustle of Oxford Street, St. Christopher’s Place is a truly charming courtyard, decked with twinkling lights and full of shops such as Mulberry, Whistles and Kurt Geiger. Framed by restaurants and bars,...)