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Stuff and nonsense at Jacksons Lane

Managing Editor Abbe Bates and her son Herbie enjoyed a performance of Goldilocks and The 3 Bears in London recently at the lovely Jacksons Lane theatre in Highgate. The children’s story is brought to life by kids theatre company Stuff and Nonsense with amazing costume, puppetry and acrobatics, and some witty dialogue too. It was Herbie’s

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Restored bus for Acton depot

THE London Transport Museum’s branch at Acton has become home to a Wright Handy DW15 bus, newly restored to its original condition in London Buses Gold Arrow livery. The restoration has been carried out to mark the 70th anniversary of Wrightbus and will be used as a ‘live’ exhibit during rallies and events at the

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Move for Museum of Brands

Formerly located on Colville Mews in Notting Hill, London, The Museum of Brands has announced the opening date for its new building on nearby Lancaster Road. Conveniently situated two minutes from Ladbroke Grove Tube station, the new museum has larger exhibition areas to display its huge collection, exploring the history of consumer culture, and includes

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Richard and Simon are Exhibitionists

GO Travel Show Director Richard Dye and Consultant Simon Greenbury attended the launch of an upcoming exhibition dedicated to one of the UK’s most loved rock bands – The Rolling Stones. The event took place at the Alley Cat Bar & Club in Denmark Street, in the heart of London’s music land, to promote ‘Exhibitionism‘,

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Be a maze runner

Popular 1990s TV game show The Crystal Maze is to make a comeback in a new format – a live-action London visitor attraction. Opening on 15th March, the ambitious project will see four teams of eight people attempting to complete physical and mental challenges within four zones, divided into Aztec, Medieval, Industrial and Futuristic themes.

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Richard takes a second chance on ABBA

In October, Mamma Mia! celebrated 15 years in the West End by inviting GTO magazine and other travel trade professionals to a drinks reception in Covent Garden, followed by the chance to see the smash hit musical. GTO’s Richard Dye attended with his wife and commented, ‘It was amazing. We originally saw it 10 years

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Round the globe at World Travel Market

The GTO team was out in force at World Travel Market at ExCeL in London at the beginning of November. Editorial Director Peter Stonham enjoyed meeting a number of the cultural characters working on the stands including an exotically-dressed one from Kerala in India, plus had his name inscribed on a fan on the Japanese

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A night at the ballroom

A new entertainment experience at the impressive Art Deco Bloomsbury Ballroom in central London was experienced by GTO’s Editorial Director, Peter Stonham, recently. Created by the London Cabaret Club, who now own the venue, the evening of entertainment and dining had a ‘London Never Dies’ James Bond theme, and featured a series of striking dance

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Sarah enjoys a grrreat visit to London Zoo!

GTO’s Partnership & Product Director, Sarah Jeffery, recently visited ZSL London Zoo to meet with their new Trade Marketing Manager, Matt Littlechild, and learn about their plans for 2016. Sarah had a bit of free time to explore some of the zoo with her daughter Caitlin and particularly enjoyed the new Tiger Territory, where visitors

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Italian style at Santini

GTO’s Editor Abbe Bates was excited to visit the family-run Belgravia restaurant Santini in November to meet the owner, Laura Santtini, a third generation restaurateur, award-winning author and international food entrepreneur. After 32 years in her father’s care, she has sympathetically renovated and reorganised the restaurant, calling on the talents of a variety of artists

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