Travel to London with Rachael Thomas #BookGiveaway

 

During 2016 I was lucky enough to visit London several times and I can’t wait to go again!

Living on a farm in the Welsh countryside is very different from a big city and London is so full of excitement from the moment I step off the train. There is so much going on, so many people, it’s fascinating.



You can visit London either on a budget or blow it, depending on where you stay and what you do, so spend some time before travelling working out what’s important to you and most of all what fits with your travel budget. 

Do try and see a show in the West End. It’s a marvellous experience.

Do take an open-top bus tour. You can get on and off all over the city and see so many things.

Don’t try to fit in too much on your trip. It’s far better to see or do a few less things but to make the most of them.

 

Tips & Tricks…

London is an amazing city, full of things to see and do, but unless you are there for a very long time, you will never be able to do it all. The best tip I can offer is to select a few places you want to go or things you want to do first, enabling you to enjoy them to the full. Any other places you go after that is a bonus.

The last time I went, at the end of 2016, I stayed in a hotel close to Paddington Station in a nice quiet street close to Hyde Park. On other occasions I have stayed in the center of all the action in Piccadilly, but it all depends on where you want to go.

 

I love walking and find that constant use of buses, taxis or the tube to get around London, means you miss things. So take some time out for a walk and soak up London, even if it’s just in the park or to do some window shopping along Oxford Street.

        

 

 

 

Rachael Thomas

I love escaping to distant shores with my characters, entering their glamorous world and feeling all the emotions they experience as they discover their love for one another. A love so strong it will overcome all obstacles eventually, leading to that promised happy ever after.

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A Child Claimed by Gold (One Night with Consequences)

A scandal of their own making 
Nikolai Cunningham has kept his family history secret for seventeen years. So when photographer Emma Sanders is granted exclusive access to his childhood home, he returns to Russia to ensure it stays hidden. 

Though she tries to keep her eye on the story, Nikolai’s potent sexuality proves too much for Emma’s untouched body to resist! But, convinced she only wanted a scoop, Nikolai casts Emma out, unaware she’s pregnant! 

When the consequence of their recklessness is revealed, Nikolai will legitimize his heir—with a gold wedding ring!

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A Child Claimed by Gold by Rachael Thomas

A Child Claimed by Gold

by Rachael Thomas

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47 thoughts on “Travel to London with Rachael Thomas #BookGiveaway

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    London! Oh, my! I want to visit London and see all the places I always read about. Thanks for sharing your experiences Rachael. I’m making notes 🙂

    Congratulations on the release of your latest book, A Child Claimed by Gold. It was an emotional story and I loved reading it.

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      Thanks Nasreen and I hope you enjoy London when you visit. It’s a fabulous place!

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        Planned for June 2017! Looking at airbnb and hotels as well as group tours. Not sure yet which way to go 🙂

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    I’ve never been to London, but it’s a place I really, really want to go. Your advice to see/do a little less, but to make the most of it really makes sense.

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      It’s what I try to do wherever I visit. You just can’t do everything when you visit a new place.

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    I think it wonderful that you have been able to travel to London a few time last year… I think we all should visit places in our own countries when we can … such amazing beauty xox

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    i am really impressed by your style of sharing as it is very useful and informative too along with being so much interesting .

    Since childhood i am fascinated by London as a very Romantic city of the world ins pite of being so cool it has warmth of emotions attach with it;s imagination !
    i loved the photos and idea of open bus .i love open bus and ferry to enjoy the view completely .
    thank you for sharing dear .
    wishing you a lovely 2017!

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      Thanks for the lovely reply and I’m happy to share the fun times I’ve had in London.

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    I loved reading about your travel adventure Rachael. Thanks for sharing! Congrats on the new release!

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    My family briefly lived in England when I was much younger, and although I started school there I only remember small bits and pieces of the beautiful country. I do, however, vividly remember the stone lions in Trafalgar square. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and tips, I would love to go back one day.

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    Lovely photos! I thought travel would be a big part of my life but, alas, I have turned into a bit of a hermit. At least I can live through my characters, as well. Now to get back to writing. ~grin~ Happy travels!

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    Love your photos Rachael. And your advice. I’ll never forget seeing The Lion King at Covet Garden. It would take many trips to see it all but walking and open top buses are the way to go. Congratulations on your book!

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    Hi Rachael

    Thank you so much for sharing your holiday and tips London is a place I would love to visit and fingers crossed I will get there one day 🙂

    Love your stories BTW they always take me to places I would love to visit and besides leaving me smiling at the end I feel like I have visited the places 🙂

    Have Fun
    Helen

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      That’s so nice to know Helen thanks – and I hope you get to visit London one day.

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    Escape is the big draw for romance, so having a story set in London or Paris or New York or San Francisco has great appeal. Big cities are romantic, no doubt about that.

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      They certainly are and escaping to a new place with the characters is so exciting!

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      It was really emotional being there too, That was the first time I’d ever seen The Tower of London and it will stay with me for a long time.

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    I would love to visit London. I enjoyed seeing Rachael’s pictures and hearing her tips. I hope to get across the pond one day. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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    London! My home city, a place I know well. I love reading about someone else traveling it and being able to enjoy all the tourist attractions. It seems like she crammed the majority of them in! The Shard, the Eye and so many more :3

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      London is full to the brim with wonderful places to see and I have so many more to do yet. Can’t wait for my next trip to your fantastic city!

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    I visited London in the spring of 1988 and had a great time. I bet things have changed a lot since then.

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    What lovely photos. It’s been nearing on 20 years since I’ve visited London but I had a wonderful time. It definitely was too short a trip, though, that’s for sure 🙂 Hopefully I’ll get to visit again one day.

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    I just saw Rachael’s book on another blog. I’m glad her book is getting some attention. Seeing a pregnant woman on a romance novel is unusual, isn’t it? Really striking cover.

    Love the photos of London. I haven’t been there for almost 18 years. Must go again!

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      It’s a great cover, isn’t it Theresa? Glad you enjoyed the post and I do hope you get to visit London again soon!

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    Love london — but oh! I’d also love to visit a farm in the Welsh countryside!

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