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What do to at Easter in London - from annual church services and hot cross bun collections to what's on this year.
Visitors are constantly that London is an expensive city but there really are so many free things to do here from museums and galleries to free music, walking tours and more.
As your children grow up they want to do different things. What suits toddlers in London is unlikely to enthrall your fourteen year old. Thankfully, London has something for everyone so here are some ideas to keep the bigger kids happy.
You might think that London is not a very child-friendly city but you'd be wrong. You may also think of London as an expensive city. Wrong again! There is always something going on for children and families and there are plenty of free things to do for children. Find out some of the best ideas here for free things to do in London with children.
Description of a Bank Holiday in London, England, UK. What it means and how it affects opening hours, etc.
London has hundreds of nightclubs playing all kinds of music so choosing this top ten wasn't easy. I've chosen night club venues, and not club nights, as the special nights come and go but the best venues remain.
Children's Clothing Size Conversion Chart. Page 6.
Children's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 7.
Bringing your toddler to London? These London attractions will keep your under 5 year olds entertained and the adults are sure to enjoy these London attractions as well.
How To Get Cheap London Theatre Tickets: When you come to London you want to see a West End show but the cost of the tickets can be off-putting. Here are some tips on how to get cheap London theatre tickets.
London can be a wonderful destination for a family vacation but it pays to do your research. Here are the top 10 things for kids to do in London.
Before you visit London for the first time there is a lot to consider so use this guide to help you plan your vacation.
You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
London Underground trains do not run 24 hours, seven days a week.
What should you see and do if you've got one week in London? Here's a great week guest author Rachel Coyne tried out and recommends.
Fish and Chips is a traditional English meal in London there are many chippies but how do you know which is best? These recommendations will point you in the right direction.
The London Harness Horse Parade is an annual horse and cart parade that takes place on Easter Monday at the South of England Showground in West Sussex.
Men's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 5.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in May in London.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in April in London.
Afternoon tea in London is a wonderful tradition and I've enjoyed this pastime at many venues. Here are my favorite budget/cheap afternoon tea London locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
Eating in London is another pull on your money but it doesn't have to always be expensive. There are plenty of ways to eat well for less in London. I've put this list together of ways to eat and drink in London for less than a fiver (£5).
Afternoon tea is a wonderful tradition and I've enjoyed this pastime at many venues. Here are my favorite afternoon tea locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
Which London Travel Oystercard is best for visitors to London? This was a question froma reader. Find out the answer here.
How to choose a cell phone (mobile phone) for your vacation in London, England.
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Kew Garden visitor information including how to get there, what to see, when to go, plus plenty of visitor tips.
Women's Shoes Size Conversion Chart. Page 2.
You can pay to visit Westminster Abbey during the day or attend a church service for free. Find out all you need to know to plan a trip to Westminster Abbey.
Trooping The Colour is an annual event in June to celebrate the Queen's birthday. Find out how to get tickets for the seated stands which must be applied for in writing in January and February.
I'm planning a trip to London and I'm finding conflicting information about the changing of the guard ceremony at Royal Horse Guards and Buckingham Palace. One guide says 10am, another says 11am, another says 4pm. Can you clarify? Find out the answer...
Don't let people put you off with tales of how expensive it is in London as there are an incredible amount of free things to do. I've tried to group ideas in this list by area so you can enjoy as many as possible.
The London Eye is 135 meters high which makes it one the world's tallest observation wheels. It has 32 capsules and carries around 10,000 visitors every day. The London Eye really has to be included in a trip to London.
Located 20 miles (32km) to the west of London, Heathrow (LHR) is one of the world's busiest international airports. Heathrow has got five terminals.
Gatwick is located approximately 28 miles (48km) to the south of central London. London Gatwick (LGW) is the second largest airport in the UK after Heathrow. The two terminals, North and South, are linked by an efficient monorail service, with a journey time of two minutes.
If you've been wondering where to buy tea in London then this is the list for you. Tea drinking is such a large part of English culture and there are so many varieties that there's always a flavor to suit everyone.
Find out more about the official online Journey Planner to help you find the most direct route using public transport.
Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill is one of the most famous street markets in the world. The Saturday antiques market is the most popular but there is a street market six days a week. Portobello Road itself is a long, narrow street which stretches over two miles so allow plenty of time, especially if you're visiting on a Saturday with the crowds.
London has many famous markets that are worth visiting. Find out about the pick of the bunch here, including Camden Markets and Portobello Road Market.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in June in London.
It doesn't have to be expensive to dine out in London, you just need to know where to go. These restaurants are all in central London and are all tried and tested favorites of Londoners and visitors alike.
No-one tells you when you come to visit London, or often as a Londoner, that every Saturday and Sunday there are planned weekend engineering works on the London Underground and many mainline train lines.
St Paul's Cathedral in London sells tickets for visitors but there are ways to visit for free. If you are short on time or money, find out more here.
How to change UK phone numbers to dial from outside the UK. Page 7.
Have a look around London even when you're not here via these London webcams.
Seeing your favorite TV show recorded can be great fun as you discover how long it really takes to make one episode plus you get to see the stars 'off screen' between takes. Find out how to get tickets for TV shows in London and be a member of a TV show audience.
Luton Airport is located approximately 30 miles (48km) to the north of London. London Luton Airport (LTN) is one of the UK's fastest growing airports.
You don't have to hide away when it rains in London as there are plenty of things to do on rainy days too.
Coram's Fields is a central London playground that is good for children of all ages and a great place to visit at the end of a days sightseeing so the kids can go crazy for a while and you can relax with a coffee.
St Paul's Cathedral's world-famous Dome is an iconic feature of the London skyline but do go inside as there's so much to see. Glittering mosaics and elaborate stone carvings give St. Paul's a definite 'wow' factor.
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
Everyone loves a tea party so here's a list of recommended places to go to for afternoon tea in London with kids.
A review of using an Oyster Card on London Transport.
The 1999 British romantic comedy movie Notting Hill, starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts still encourages visitors to the Notting Hill area every week looking for the now famous locations around Portobello Road Market. This self-guided walk includes the location of the William's flat that had the well-known blue door. Page 7.
The Diana Memorial Playground in Kensington Gardens, next to Kensington Palace, the former home of Diana Princess of Wales, is a fabulous children's playground for kids up to 12 years. There's loads for kids to do in the Diana Memorial Playground including playing on the enormous wooden pirate ship.
Stansted Airport (STN) is located 35 miles (56km) to the north east of central London. London Stansted is London's third international gateway and one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. It is home to many of the UK's low-cost airlines, serving mostly European and Mediterranean destinations.
Camden is world famous for its markets which attract more than 100,000 visitors every weekend making it one of London's top attractions.
The London Pass is a sightseeing pass to over 55 popular London attractions for a fixed price. Find out how to buy a London Pass, the pros and cons, and then add your own London Pass review.
Find out the best way to get to Hampton Court Palace, London. Page 2.
Kensington Palace reopened in March 2012 after a major renovation program to now have four exhibitions within one historic London building. The King's and Queen's State Apartments and a new major exhibition about Queen Victoria are some of the very good reasons to visit this palace.
The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs are a popular 'scare attraction'. In the London Bridge Experience you discover the gruesome tales of the area and in the London Tombs you'll scream like a girl. Well, I did!
clueQuest London is a live escape game where you can pretend you're a team of secret agents cracking codes. Here's my detailed review.
Afternoon tea in London is a wonderful tradition and I've enjoyed this pastime at many venues. These are considered by many to be the best afternoon tea places in London.
London is a great place to base yourself for a trip to the UK. Not only because there is so much to do here but also because you are well-positioned for some great days out around England. Here are some fun day trips out for you to try.
You may be surprised to hear this but most of London's major museums and art galleries offer free admission. Here's a list of the best of the big names you can visit for free all year round.
tkts sells discount London theater tickets and is only official half price and discount theater ticket outlet operated by the Society of London Theatre, the industry body that represents London theaters.
Are you unsure whether London tap water is safe to drink? Here are the answers. The simple answer is yes, but then why do we spend so much money on bottled water? Find out more about London's drinking water.
We all need to need where the best loos are in central London whether we're visiting or local.
There is lots for kids at the Museum of London Docklands including a dedicated area called 'Mudlarks'. Find out more... Page 4.
Find out about Brick Lane market the trendy part of London's east end, plus other markets in the area.
Kingsway Hall Hotel is a short walk from Covent Garden or Holborn tube stations and although in a central London location you may never walk down this street. I had a reader email recommending the well-priced Kingsway Hall Hotel afternoon tea and that was enough for me to book immediately.
Eating out at breakfast time in London is a lot more fun than just fried food or toast. Find out where Londoners have decided you can find the best breakfasts in London.
Follow this suggested walking tour to see popular locations for London street art.
Kings Cross Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 London. Page 13.
All you need to know about Petticoat Lane Market near London's Liverpool Street station, plus other markets in the area.
Find out about the best department stores in London. Department stores are usually part of a retail chain but most have their flagship stores in central London.
I am often asked which is my favorite afternoon tea in London so I've chosen a selection here that all come personally recommended by me.
The Natural History Museum is one of the big three museums in South Kensington, London. It is a wonderful Victorian building housing the weird and wonderful of the natural world.
There are many Indian Restaurants in London so this is a list of recommendations.
Men's Pants / Trousers Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 4.
Trafalgar Square in London has many interesting sights including: Nelson's Column, The National Gallery, and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Find out about this world famous square and what there is to see.
Find out whether dogs are allowed on the London Underground, along with restrictions and byelaws in relation to London transportation.
Avoid traveling at peak times on the tube as these are the commuter times and it can be horribly crowded.
London is huge so this article will help you understand the different areas. London is one of the largest cities in the world and the most populated city in the European Union. London is a diverse city with great wealth and prosperity, while also harboring poverty and social exclusion problems.
Ministry of Sound London attracts 5000 people each weekend and has three dance floors and three bars. It has remained popular due to the legendary DJs who perform here.
The Orangery at Kensington Palace is a wonderful location to enjoy a well-priced afternoon tea.
Clarks factory shops stock cheap Clarks shoes for all the family. Shoes can be more than 50% reduced, especially if you buy out of season (e.g. sandals in the winter), and most shoes are in perfect condition.
It is cheaper to use an Oyster card than cash to pay for London Transport journeys on the tube or buses.
The Adventure Walks London Map is a pocket-sized fold-out map with 20 sightseeing London walks suitable for families.
The Ceremony of the Keys at The Tower of London is a 700 year old tradition that takes place every night. Essentially it's locking all the doors to the Tower of London and the public are allowed to escort the warden, as long as they apply in advance.
You've seen the Top Ten Free Things to Do in London so what else is there? Well, here's is the second Top Ten Free Things to Do in London with more ideas to keep you busy in London without costing you a penny.
A day in London for families with children of all ages. It starts at the British Museum and then takes in a free children's playground.
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them.
Imperial College is the UK's leading science, technology and medicine university. The main campus is in South Kensington, near the big museums. During the summer months they let the student rooms so you can stay in central London at a great rate. I've seen the rooms are they nicer than many budget hotels!
Women's Clothing Sizes Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes.
How to get to Buckingham Palace using public transport links. Page 3.
Luxury boutique Hotels in London: Boutique Hotels offer a more intimate experience than large chain hotels, and are often much more luxurious. The level of service is much more personalized and the accommodation is usually quite individual.
Men's Shirt Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 3.
If you love fragrances, when you visit London you may well enjoy these London perfume shops for their expertise and unique English style.
The View From The Shard is a premium visitor attraction inside The Shard, the UK's first vertical city. Visitors can enjoy 360-degree views of the capital from 244m (800ft) above the city.
You've probably heard that London weather can be quite unpredictable. We Londoners are known to regularly carry both our sunglasses and an umbrella. But London weather is never so extreme as to detract from all the great things to do in the city. Find out about London weather throughout the year.
Tune Hotels are a popular no frills chain in Malaysia and Indonesia and this is their first opening in
London has lots of hidden gems (those places that are really special) for you to discover if only someone would tell you about them! Well, that's what I intend to do here with this list of London's Top 10 Hidden Gems.
Madame Tussauds London Visitor Information
Advice for checking-in at Terminal 3 of London Heathrow airport. Terminal 3 is mostly used for long-haul destinations, but there are also some European flights.
London tours are a great way to see a lot of the city in a short time which is what most visitors need.
Information on prices and how to get London Zoo tickets, including ways to save money. Page 4.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in July in London.
The City of London, also known as the Square Mile, is the financial and business center of London. The area becomes really quiet at the weekend when the workers aren't there and is well worth a visit as it's full of historical buildings next to modern additions. And, there's loads of free things to do.
Women's, men's, and children's clothing size conversion charts plus women's, men's, and children's shoe size conversion charts.
Trooping the Colour is the Queen's Annual Birthday Parade. Find out when and where to watch this annual event in London.
Tips on how to survive a long haul flight more comfortably.
For a traditional afternoon tea where you can dine in a palace and wear sneakers, you must visit the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
Directions on how do you find the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, plus further information about this delightful statue.
Find out all your need to know to plan a trip to the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including lots of insider tips to help you plan your visit.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in September in London.
All you need to know about the trendy Old Spitalfields Market, plus other markets in the area.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in August in London.
It's not a well-known fact that there is a Doctor Who Shop and Museum in east London. The shop sells Doctor Who merchandise and the museum has props and costumes.
Greenwich Market is one of London's best sources for arts and crafts, unique gifts, and rare antiques and collectables.
The London Underground has eleven color-coded lines. It may seem confusing when you first try to find your way, but with practice it can be quite straightforward.
What can you see in just a few hours in London? This is a common question and especially useful to know if you have a layover at a London airport.
Transport for London finds over 160,000 pieces of lost property each year on buses, Tubes, taxis, trains, trams and stations. If you've lost something how can you try to claim it back?
London has some extremely romantic restaurants that can make that first date / Valentine's Day / birthday really special. These restaurants have been chosen as they all have something that makes them stand out.
Are you looking for the Best Steak Restaurants in London? Look no further, here they are.
The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank of England from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the United Kingdom's central bank.
The coolest ice-cream can be found at Chin Chin Laboratorists in Camden where they offer ice-cream made with liquid nitrogen! A visit here is like a trip to a theatrical laboratory with delicious ice-cream as the reward.
Club Aquarium has five rooms including a swimming pool and a jacuzzi (towels provided) - and there's no other club in the UK that can make that claim! There are also two dance floors and a chill out room, plus a VIP lounge.
easyBus offer low cost airport transfers. I've used them many times to and from London airports so here's my easyBus tips and review.
Free day out in Greenwich London. Find out about the best to see and do in Greenwich, south London, where all time is measured from.
More people these days need to find gluten-free menus and thankfully that now means more places are offering the choice. Here's a list of options for gluten-free at London cafes and restaurants. You can add your recommendations too.
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station. Page 13.
The Museum is part of the V&A family of museums, houses the national childhood collection and is housed in a large Victorian building in east London.
If you're looking for budget accommodation in London you need this handy list of the best youth hostels in London.
Fabric nightclub opened in October 1999. The club has a 2,500 capacity so arrive early on Friday and Saturday nights as the queues get really long. They have a 24 hour music and drinking license so clubbers party all night.
Where to buy and try delicious British chocolate in London.
Shopping for antiques in London is fun whether you have something in mind to buy today or not. There are some interesting and unusual places to buy antiques in London that are worth returning to again and again.
Qbic Hotel London City is a concept hotel that opened in October 2013 and promises to deliver five core essentials.
Photographs of UK Currency
Mudlarking was once the way poor Londoners earned a living; from selling finds on the river foreshore. But it is now a way for those interested in history to discover the well-preserved objects of everyday life that the river uncovers.
Currency exchange is available at many different sources in London. Find out about the options and where to get the best exchange rate.
The London Dungeon is not popular with Londoners but visitors to London seem to love it. Here is a review of The London Dungeons, by a Londoner. Did they manage to convince me?
All you need to know about Columbia Road Flower Market, plus other markets in the area.
Find out where you can enjoy free music in London on a regular basis.
Tips and advice on using the London Underground system.
See photos of Tower Bridge lifting and find out about the Tower Bridge lift times and more.
A longtime vegetarian recommends the top 10 London restaurants that keep vegetarians and omnivores coming back for more.
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including the entrance to Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station. Page 4.
The British Museum opened in 1753 and it has prided itself on remaining free for all that time. The British Museum houses more than an incredible 7 million objects and it would probably take a week to see everything.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in October in London.