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Free Things to Do in London with Kids
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.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in London
London is an expensive city, but there are so many free things to do, from museums and galleries to free music, walking tours and more.
Bringing a teen to London? These are the cool...
What suits toddlers is unlikely to enthrall your teenagers but these ideas will keep the older kids happy in London.
Children's Clothing Sizes
Children's Clothing Size Conversion Chart. Page 6.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
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.
One Week in London: The Perfect Itinerary
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.
Children's Shoes Sizes
Children's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 7.
Notting Hill Film Locations - Self-Guided Walk
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.
Afternoon Tea in London: 6 Affordable Options
Afternoon tea in London is a wonderful tradition. Here are our favorite budget/cheap afternoon tea locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
Best Toddler-Friendly London Attractions
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 too.
Free London Tube Maps
Find out where you can find free London tube maps online and in paper form. Plus more useful information for using the London Underground.
Bank Holidays
Description of a Bank Holiday in London, England, UK. What it means and how it affects opening hours, etc.
Over 100 Free Things to Do in London
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.
Top 10 London Attractions, from Trafalgar to...
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.
What You Need to Know Before Visiting 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.
Where to Party All Night in London
London has hundreds of nightclubs playing all kinds of music so choosing this top ten wasn't easy. Here are the best venues the city has to offer.
June in London: Your Weather and Events Guide
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in June in London.
Your Guide to Getting Tickets for TV Shows in...
Seeing your favorite TV show recorded can be great fun. Find out how to get tickets for TV shows in London and be a member of a TV show audience.
Top 10 Things You Can Do in London With Kids
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.
Avoid Peak Times On The Tube
Avoid traveling at peak times on the tube as these are the commuter times and it can be horribly crowded.
London's Top 9 Breakfast Spots
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.
Is London Tap Water Safe to Drink?
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.
What You Need to Know about UK Currency
Get it know your pounds and pence with this guide to UK currency.
Everything You Need to Know about Using...
How to change UK phone numbers to dial from outside the UK.
The 10 Best Places to Buy Tea in London
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.
Clothing Size Conversion Charts
Women's, men's, and children's clothing size conversion charts plus women's, men's, and children's shoe size conversion charts.
Harrods Visitor Information
Harrods London. London Travel.
Tube Lines
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.
Tubes Do Not Run 24 Hours
London Underground trains do not run 24 hours, seven days a week.
How to Dine in London for Less than a Fiver
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.
Men's Pants / Trousers Sizes
Men's Pants / Trousers Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 4.
How to See the Queen's Birthday Parade in London
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.
The Best Spots for Afternoon Tea in London
Afternoon tea is a wonderful tradition in London. Here are our favorite afternoon tea locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
Where to Find the Best Fish and Chips in London
There are many fish and chips in London, but how do you know which is best? These recommendations will point you in the right direction.
How to Get a Pay-as-You-Go Cell Phone in London
How to choose a cell phone (mobile phone) for your vacation in London, England.
Visiting Trafalgar Square? Don't Miss These 9...
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.
Enjoy these photos of the RHS Chelsea Flower...
Enjoy these photos taken at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015.
The Top 10 Cheap Hotels in London
You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
Afternoon Tea in London With the Kids
Everyone loves a tea party so here's a list of recommended places to go to for afternoon tea in London with kids.
Simply the best children's playground in London
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.
July in London: Tips on Packing, Events, and...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in July in London.
5 London Webcams That Let You See the City from...
Have a look around London even when you're not here via the various webcams placed around the great city of London.
Kensington Palace Orangery Afternoon Tea
The Orangery at Kensington Palace is a wonderful location to enjoy a well-priced afternoon tea.
Men's Shirt/Suit/Coat/Sweater Sizes
Men's Shirt Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 3.
How Can I Find 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 tips on how to get cheap theatre tickets.
Best Free London Public Toilets
We all need to need where the best loos are in central London whether we're visiting or local.
Men's Shoes Sizes
Men's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 5.
How to Take Your Kids on the Tube for Free
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
Which London Travel Oystercard Should You Get?
Which London Travel Oystercard is best for visitors to London? This was a question froma reader. Find out the answer here.
Journey Planner: All about London's Online Trip...
Find out more about the official online Journey Planner to help you find the most direct route using public transport.
11 Excellent Places to Hear Free Music in London
Find out where you can enjoy free music in London on a regular basis.
Things to Not Do in London - Advice from...
There's plenty of great things to do in London but it's good to listen to a word of caution on what not to do in the city.
Women's Shoes Sizes
Women's Shoes Size Conversion Chart. Page 2.
Where and When Can You Watch the Changing of...
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...
Your Guide to May in London: Weather, Events,...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in May in London.
See Why London’s Peter Pan Statue Never...
Directions on how do you find the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, plus further information about this delightful statue.
Things to Do in London When It Rains
You don't have to hide away when it rains in London as there are plenty of things to do on rainy days too! Here's a list of them.
The 12 Best Free London Museums and Galleries
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.
Women's Clothing Sizes
Women's Clothing Sizes Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes.
Free Things to do in London on Sundays
It is possible to enjoy a Sunday in London without spending any money. Here's are a selection of free ideas to ensure Sundays are always good fun in London.
The Wallace Restaurant Afternoon Tea Review
Afternoon Tea at The Wallace Restaurant in London is well-priced and indulgent. Who doesn't love dining in a sumptuous art gallery setting?
A Quick Guide to Visiting London's Hampton...
Find out the best way to get to Hampton Court Palace, London. Page 2.
The 6 Camden Markets and Tips for Visiting Them
Camden is world famous for its markets which attract more than 100,000 visitors every weekend making it one of London's top attractions.
9 London Cheap Eats You'll Love
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.
Are Dogs Allowed on London Underground Tube...
Find out whether dogs are allowed on the London Underground, along with restrictions and byelaws in relation to London transportation.
How To See Inside St Paul's Cathedral for Free
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.
10 Top London Afternoon Tea Places
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.
Top 10 London Hidden Gems
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.
Guide to London's Portobello Road Antiques Market
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.
How to Get to London from Heathrow Airport
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.
Kew Gardens Visitor Information
Kew Garden visitor information including how to get there, what to see, when to go, plus plenty of visitor tips.
What is Trooping the Colour and When Is It?
Trooping the Colour is the Queen's Annual Birthday Parade. Find out when and where to watch this annual event in London.
How to Get to London from Gatwick Airport
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.
Find out more about ZSL London Zoo
Information on prices and how to get London Zoo tickets, including ways to save money.
London Eye 4D Experience
The London Eye 4D Film Experience is included in the London Eye ticket price and is a fantastic 4D film to entertain you before your trip on the London Eye. The 4D effects are superb and this short film has the only 3D aerial footage of London.
Corams Fields is a large, free playground and...
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.
UK Currency Photographs
Photographs of UK Currency
Shoe Shopping on a Budget? Check Out the Clarks...
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.
All about Kingsway Hall Hotel Afternoon Tea
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.
Up at The O2
Find out how to book Up at The O2, including how to get a discount and the restrictions. Page 4.
Annual events in August in London
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in August in London.
Platform 9 3/4, King's Cross Station, London
Kings Cross Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 London. Page 13.
My Favorite Afternoon Teas in 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.
Buckingham Palace Visitor Information
Buckingham Palace is the British queen's official London residence. Find out more about the history of the building and about the annual summer opening.
Grimmauld Place
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including Grimmauld Place. Page 9.
The Best Places to Buy Perfume in London
If you love fragrances, when you visit London you may well enjoy these London perfume shops for their expertise and unique English style.
8 Must-Visit London Street Markets
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.
The Tube
The tube is the local name for the London Underground system.
How to Get to London from London Luton Airport
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.
Ever wanted to have a London print wallpaper?...
Murals Wallpaper produce digitally printed bespoke wallpaper. I tried one of their London murals and was impressed.
A wonderful Alice in Wonderland themed...
This Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea is at a Canary Wharf hotel restaurant overlooking The Thames. Great views for a wonderful afternoon.
What Can I See in a Few Hours in London?
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.
Your Guide to Visiting Petticoat Lane Market
All you need to know about Petticoat Lane Market near London's Liverpool Street station, plus other markets in the area.
10 Outstanding Day Trips from 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.
Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London
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.
London Street Art Walking Tour
Follow this suggested walking tour to see popular locations for London street art.
Ever tried mudlarking in London? It's all...
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.
Free Day Out in Central London for Families
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.
London Bus Routes For Sightseeing
There are many London bus routes that are good for sightseeing so I've written this list of guides to help.
Free Ways to Impress Your Folks While in London
Uh oh, your parents are coming to London and you want to show them the sights. Of course, you want to impress them but need to keep the costs down. So where should you take them? Let me help you...
Greenwich London Day Out
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.
Visiting Westminster Abbey: What to See, Where...
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.
London Underground Tips
Tips and advice on using the London Underground system.
Platform 9 3/4
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.
Floral Design Photos
Photos from the Floral Design Marquee at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London.
10 Bloody Great Free Things to Do in London
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.
Harry Potter Film Locations in London
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them.
Tower Bridge Lift Times
See photos of Tower Bridge lifting and find out about the Tower Bridge lift times and more.
How to dress like a local so you do not look...
Find out how to dress like a local so you do not look like a tourist in London.
Number 11 London Bus
The no.11 London bus has a great route for sightseeing: through the City of London, then Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.
What Are the Neighborhoods of London?
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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill statue Bond Street London. Page 12.
Lincoln's Inn Fields
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including Lincoln's Inn Fields. Page 14.
The Wolseley Review
The Wolseley is a grand restaurant on London's Piccadilly worth visiting for its grand interior as well as its Eggs Benedict.
UK Chocolate Bars Vs US Chocolate Bars
The UK Mars is one of the most popular chocolate bars in the UK so I had high hopes for it in the comparison with the US Milky Way.
Should You Get the London Pass? Pros and Cons
The London Pass is a sightseeing pass to over 55 popular London attractions. Find out how to buy a London Pass, the pros and cons, and more.
National Gallery Visitor Information
The National Gallery in London takes up the entire north side of Trafalgar Square. Its masterpieces include: Botticelli, Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Hogarth, and Gainsborough. Here's all the information you need to plan your visit.
Cheaper With an Oyster Card
It is cheaper to use an Oyster card than cash to pay for London Transport journeys on the tube or buses.
Lost Property on London Transport
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?
Leaky Cauldron 2
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including the Leaky Cauldron at Borough Market. Page 10.
Kensington Roof Gardens
Kensington Roof Gardens is London's equivalent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. In the unlikely location 100ft above street level, on top of a department store building in the busy Kensington shopping area, you'll find a Spanish garden, a Tudor garden, an English woodland garden and resident flamingos!
Afternoon Tea in London That's Not Cheap But...
Afternoon tea in London is a wonderful tradition and I've enjoyed this pastime at many venues. Here are my favorite London afternoon tea locations that are not cheap but are also not shockingly expensive, with reviews to help you choose where to book.
October in London - London Weather and London...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in October in London.
London Weather
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.
Natural History Museum
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.
How Do I Get to London From Stansted Airport?
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.
Planned Weekend Engineering Works
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.
Here's an alternative London walk: Tales of the...
London certainly has some grisly history and Tales of Plague offers an alternative London guided walk.
12 Free Things to do in The City of London (the...
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.
Don't pay for kid's meals at these London...
Eating out can be a costly experience for families in London but these London restaurant all offer 'kids eat free' deals.
Tips for Navigating Terminal 3 at London's...
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
London tours are a great way to see a lot of the city in a short time which is what most visitors need.
Millennium Bridge
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including the Millennium Bridge. Page 12.
Try to escape from a locked room at clueQuest...
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.
More London's Secret Sights: Do you know these...
London is full of secret sights and this 2nd list of 10 oddities should remind us all to look more closely around London.
What Is Afternoon Tea Like at the Orangery,...
For a traditional afternoon tea where you can dine in a palace and wear sneakers, you must visit the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
Victoria and Albert Museum, London
The V&A in South Kensington, London is a great museum of art and design, and holds over 3000 years worth of artifacts from many of the world's richest cultures, including the most comprehensive collection of British design and art from 1500 to 1900. There's furniture, ceramics, photography, sculpture, and much more.
12 London Department Stores Where You Can Shop...
Department stores are usually part of a retail chain but most have their flagship stores in London. Here's a list of all of the city's department stores.
Where To Buy Antiques 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.
What's happening in September in London
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in September in London.
UK Currency Exchange
Currency exchange is available at many different sources in London. Find out about the options and where to get the best exchange rate.
Enjoy these photos from many years of the RHS...
Enjoy these photo highlights from the Chelsea Flower Show over the last few years.
See London From High Up With These Tall...
There are now many places to get a high up view of London as this list shows.
Ministry of Magic - Visitors Entrance
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including the Ministry of Magic entrance. Page 5.
King's Cross Station
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.
London Calendar of Events
There is always something going on in London. Find out what's happening now by clicking on the month. You will be directed to monthly events and weather guides with links to extra information about the events.
Museum of London Docklands Visitor Information
There is lots for kids at the Museum of London Docklands including a dedicated area called 'Mudlarks'. Find out more... Page 4.
Vegetarian in London? Try These Top 10...
A longtime vegetarian recommends the top 10 London restaurants that keep vegetarians and omnivores coming back for more.
Westfield Shopping Centre
Westfield Shopping Centre in White City/Shepherd's Bush, west London opened in 2008 and is a large, bright shopping mall with a designer Village.
Bea's of Bloomsbury Afternoon Tea
Bea's of Bloomsbury is loved by Londoners, especially for their cupcakes. I tried their afternoon tea and found it was a big sugar rush!

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