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Bradshaw's Illustrated Hand Book to London and...
George Bradshaw's 1862 Hand Book to London has been reproduced in 2013 giving an insight to Victorian life in London.
Children's Clothing Sizes
Children's Clothing Size Conversion Chart. Page 6.
Children's Shoes Sizes
Children's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 7.
Where To Have Christmas Day 2014 Lunch in London
If you prefer to eat out on Christmas Day there are some restaurants open in London. Find out where to go for Christmas Day dining in London and make sure you book in advance.
Top 10 things to do at Christmas in London
There is so much to do at Christmas in London every year. We have lots of traditions so find out more about our Christmas customs such as lights on the shops in the West End.
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.
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.
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.
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.
10 Things to Do in London With Teenagers
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.
Men's Shirt/Suit/Coat/Sweater Sizes
Men's Shirt Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 3.
New Year's Eve in London
Find out what's happening in London this year for New Year's Eve to make sure you have the best night out ever!
London Travel Guidebook Reviews
A list of London travel guidebook reviews.
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.
Men's Pants / Trousers Sizes
Men's Pants / Trousers Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 4.
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.
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.
The 10 Best Toddler-Friendly Attractions in...
Bringing your toddler to London? These London attractions will keep your under 5 year olds entertained while entertaining the adults as well.
December in London
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in December in London.
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.
Everything You Need to Know about Using...
How to change UK phone numbers to dial from outside the UK.
What You Need to Know about UK Currency
Get it know your pounds and pence with this guide to UK currency.
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.
Men's Shoes Sizes
Men's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
London Underground Quiz
London Underground Quiz From Laura Porter ,Your Guide to London Travel . FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now!
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.
Women's Clothing Sizes
Women's Clothing Sizes Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes.
Women's Shoes Sizes
Women's Shoes Size Conversion Chart. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Top 10 Cheap Hotels in London
You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
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.
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.
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.
Tubes Do Not Run 24 Hours
London Underground trains do not run 24 hours, seven days a week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's more to that huge bronze statue at St...
The Meeting Place at St Pancras station in London is a huge bronze statue by Paul Day of a couple embracing. Find out more.
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.
Tower of London Ice Rink
Situated in the dry-moat beneath the fortress of the Tower of London, the real-ice rink offers the chance to skate in a truly unique setting on the banks of the River Thames. So grab a hat, gloves and scarf and take time out of the hustle and bustle of London to experience skating under the battlements by the Thames. Page 4.
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 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.
See London's Christmas lights
London lights up at Christmas - literally! Check out these photos of London's West End taken in the evening when it's really worth visiting the big stores on Oxford Street and Regent Street. And it won't cost you a penny!
How to Take Your Kids on the Tube for Free
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
Platform 9 3/4, King's Cross Station, London
Kings Cross Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 London. Page 13.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best Free London Public Toilets
We all need to need where the best loos are in central London whether we're visiting or local.
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.
What to Expect When Visiting London in January
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in January in London.
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.
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.
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...
Tower Bridge Lift Times
See photos of Tower Bridge lifting and find out about the Tower Bridge lift times and more.
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.
Best Hot Chocolate in London
Huge debate raged on this topic I asked for suggestions. I've used the criteria of: central London, must be open regularly and not seasonal or part-time, well-established, i.e. not going to shut down as soon as I finish this list, and must sell it ready to drink even is they don't have a cafe. So here it is: the best hot chocolate in London.
Doctor Who Shop and Museum 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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The Inside Scoop on the Ministry of Sound...
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.
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.
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.
Fabric Nightclub
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.
Kensington Palace Orangery Afternoon Tea
The Orangery at Kensington Palace is a wonderful location to enjoy a well-priced afternoon tea.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill statue Bond Street London. Page 12.
Westminster Abbey on Christmas Eve
Find out what to expect from the late night service on Christmas Eve at Westminster Abbey,
The 10 Most Romantic Restaurants in London
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.
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.
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.
The Tube
The tube is the local name for the London Underground system.
London Eye Ice Rink
This winter the EDF Energy London Eye is bringing back Eyeskate, and it promises to be bigger and better than last year! Guests are invited to glide across the ice under the silhouette of London's most iconic landmark, where they can also opt to experience the London Eye or the London Eye River Cruise to enjoy the best of London's Christmas offerings. Page 8.
The Nutcracker - Family Friendly Performance...
English National Ballet offer family friendly performances where children under 5 are welcome. I took my 2 year old daughter to see The Nutcracker as part of the English National Ballet Christmas season.
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.
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.
March in London: Weather, Events, Holidays, and...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in March in London.
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.
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.
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.
Tea Palace
Tea Palace is a modern tea emporium that offers the widest selection of the finest quality teas and infusions available in the UK. Tea Palace has a retail-only store in Covent Garden.
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.
Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink
Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink is one of London's most dramatic Ice Rinks on banks of the River Thames. The real-ice rink is set against the stunning backdrop of Henry VIII's historic Tudor palace, and is illuminated at night. Page 5.
What's the number for International Directory...
You are in the UK but have forgotten a telephone number. You need to call international directory enquiries but what's the number? Find out here.
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.
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.
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.
London Underground Tips
Tips and advice on using the London Underground system.
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.
London Ice Rinks
By November each year ice rinks spring up all over London. Check out the details here for this winter season's ice skating opportunities in London. Most are open late and have special events happening throughout the season. You'll find all the information you need under each picture.
UK Currency Photographs
Photographs of UK Currency
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.
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.
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.
Up at The O2
Find out how to book Up at The O2, including how to get a discount and the restrictions. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
11 Excellent Places to Hear Free Music in London
Find out where you can enjoy free music in London on a regular basis.
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.
London Street Art Walking Tour
Follow this suggested walking tour to see popular locations for London street art.
April in London: Events, Packing Tips, and...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in April in London.
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.
London Christmas Lights and Christmas Windows...
Selfridges on Oxford Street is calling itself Destination Christmas again for winter 2014 but the windows are disappointing.
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.
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.
London's Top 10 Luxury Boutique Hotels
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.
Burberry Factory Shop
Burberry is an iconic British clothing brand and there is a factory outlet store in Hackney, east London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out about London postcodes
London postcodes do not correspond with London districts, but do give you a clue to the geographical location of an address.
Oyster Card Review
A review of using an Oyster Card on London Transport.
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.
Harrods
Harrods is considered the world's best department store. Located in Knightsbridge London, it is spread over seven floors and is worth a visit just for the architecture and interior design.
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.
February in London: Helpful Info on Events,...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in February in London.
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.
Don't Miss These 10 Crucial Tips for Surviving...
Tips on how to survive a long haul flight more comfortably.
Buckingham Palace Visitor Information
Ticket details for the Annual Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace.
Postcard Teas
Postcard Teas is owned by Timothy d'Offay who has dedicated himslf to all things tea. He travels the world to bring back the best tea and accessories for this delightful tea shop close to Oxford Street.
Top Irish Pubs in London
There are many Irish pubs in London so how do you choose a good one? The Irish pubs in London listed here are recommended for their ambience - as well as their Guinness!
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.
George Washington Statue
George Washington Statue outside The National Gallery at Trafalgar Square London. Page 10.
How to Get Cheap Theatre Tickets from tkts at...
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.
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.
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.
Tune Westminster Hotel Review
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Tea at The Ritz? A delightful venue for...
Afternoon Tea at The Ritz is known worldwide and is something everyone should try at least once in a lifetime. Tea at The Ritz is an institution in itself and is served in the spectacular Palm Court.
World's Smallest Police Station?
World's smallest Police station in Trafalgar Square London. Page 9.
Paul Smith Factory Shop
Paul Smith Factory Shop is actually in central London, near Bond Street. It's a semi-secret warehouse store and they have a policy not to promote the shop so that's how it remains so exclusive.
London's South Bank at Christmas 2014
Many of us know the South Bank for its great summer entertainment but did you know there's loads to see and do along the South Bank over the Christmas season too?
Harrods Visitor Information
Harrods London. London Travel.
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.
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.
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.
Winter Wonderland Hyde Park
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland has brought back The Magical Ice Kingdom for 2013 so enjoy the snow and ice sculptures, as well as the UK's largest ice rink, the giant observation wheel, Zippos circus and much more. . Page 2.
Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market is the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods. The flagship Whole Foods Market store in London is the Barkers Building, an iconic building on Kensington High Street.
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.
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