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Weekend in London

I had the good fortune of being sent on business to London recently, which is great because a) I sound somewhat important to friends, and b) free trip to Europe! I decided to tack on some leisure time once my business was concluded, as this was just my second trip to the U.K.

Celebrity Sightings

I am not big into spotting celebrities, but the same cannot be said for my colleagues who nearly passed out upon seeing Matt LeBlanc stroll into our restaurant, Serafino. Fresh off his win at the Golden Globes, Mr. LeBlanc was kind enough to take a picture with my colleague, which he believes will make him a cool dad (it won’t). By the way, Serafino is a fine restaurant with an extensive wine selection, traditional Italian food and strong Irish coffee. Mr. LeBlanc tells me it’s a personal favorite.

When Can I Find Cheap Flights to London

Hi Bob,

Great question! I’m glad you asked and I’m sure many of our readers can benefit from the answer.

Here’s the deal: Travel before mid-June to the U.K. and you’re traveling during the shoulder season. Travel between mid-June and Labor day and you’ll find yourself in peak season. Shoulder season (personally, my favorite time to travel to Europe and pretty much every other destination) means cheap flights and fewer crowds. Hotels in London are also quite a bit less expensive. Once you get to peak season, all bets are off.

Win a Trip to London for the Royal Wedding

Hullo there! It’s the Travelocity Roaming Gnome here, and I’ve got to tell you, I’m just chuffed about the impending nuptials of Prince William and Kate Middleton—or as I like to call them, old Wills and his bird. Won’t they make a splendid couple?

As you can imagine, I was William’s first choice for best man, but I had to turn him down because I didn’t want Harry to be hurt. “Not to worry, old chum,” I said. “I’ll just make sure I’m guest of honor instead. I’ll even wear my very best pointy red hat. Oh wait, I’m always wearing my very best pointy red hat.”