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Radio Guest List – The Athenaeum London – December 21, 2013

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Athenaeum-Hotel-LondonYou don’t have to go to Big Ben to feel like you’ve experienced the “true” London. Just ask the locals, and they’ll tell you some spots that most travelers overlook. Join Peter this week as he chats with London locals and other experts at the The Athenaeum London.

Click here to listen to the show streaming live from 10 am until 1 pm ET on Saturday, December 21, 2013.

Call in with your travel questions at 1-888-88-PETER (1-888-887-3837) or email (Write “ASK PETER” in the subject line).

Arnie Weissman, editor in chief for Travel Weekly and senior vice president of North Star Travel media summarizes travel in 2013 and gives forecasts for 2014.

Henrietta Ferguson, a bespoke travel guide gives a her favorite hidden gems and unique places to London’s history.

Duncan Dickinson, Athenaeum concierge, talks about his 15 years as a concierge and the history of The Athenaeum.

Scott McCartney, travel editor for The Wall Street Journal, discusses travel for the upcoming year and his latest story on how luxury airport lounges are competing with improved amenities.

David Marshall, executive head chef at The Athenaeum, describes how hotel dining has evolved over the years and how his travels influence his cuisine.

Rachel Howard and Bill Walsh, authors of Secret London: Unusual Guides, talk about the best little-known spots in London.

Ed Perkins, columnist for, talks about avoiding scams and travelers’ rights when it comes to winter storm cancellations.

Ivo Silva, whisky sommelier at The Athenaeum, explains what makes a good whisky so special, and how this spirit has had a renaissance in recent years.



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