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Children's Clothing Size Conversion Chart. Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before you visit London for the first time there is a lot to consider so use this guide to help you plan your vacation.
Children's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 7.
You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
Bringing your toddler to London? These London attractions will keep your under 5 year olds entertained while entertaining the adults as well.
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.
Which London Travel Oystercard is best for visitors to London? This was a question froma reader. Find out the answer here.
Technically called Emirates Air Line and part of Transport for London, the London cable car is a way to cross the River Thames from Greenwich to Royal Docks.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in September in London.
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.
How to choose a cell phone (mobile phone) for your vacation in London, England.
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.
Women's, men's, and children's clothing size conversion charts plus women's, men's, and children's shoe size conversion charts.
Find out whether dogs are allowed on the London Underground, along with restrictions and byelaws in relation to London transportation.
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in October in London.
Find out more about the official online Journey Planner to help you find the most direct route using public transport.
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.
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 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.
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.
Find out where you can find free London tube maps online and in paper form. Plus more useful information for using the London Underground.
It is cheaper to use an Oyster card than cash to pay for London Transport journeys on the tube or buses.
Get it know your pounds and pence with this guide to UK currency.
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 is a wonderful tradition. Here are our favorite budget/cheap afternoon tea locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
London Underground trains do not run 24 hours, seven days a week.
Avoid traveling at peak times on the tube as these are the commuter times and it can be horribly crowded.
Do you need an Oyster card each to pay for London transport journeys or can you share? Here's what you need to know.
How to change UK phone numbers to dial from outside the UK.
The tube is the local name for the London Underground system.
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.
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.
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.
Tips and advice on using the London Underground system.
Men's Pants / Trousers Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 4.
Always stand on the right of the London Underground escalators.
Have you see the Heathrow Airport pods at T5? Find out about this fun free transfer system at this London airport.
Afternoon tea is a wonderful tradition in London. Here are our favorite afternoon tea locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
A plain white sign with a red London Transport symbol means the stop is a main stop and all buses will stop there automatically. Learn how to recognize main bus stops and request bus stops.
Find out how to travel like a local so you do not look like a tourist in London.
Men's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 5.
From 6 July 2014, you can no longer pay cash on a London bus. Read on to find out about the alternatives.
Driving in central London incurs a 'congestion charge'.
The old Routemaster buses are definitely a design icon of London transport. They are the buses where you could jump on and off at the back. Unfortunately they went out of general service at the end of 2005 but there are two Heritage routes in London.
David Long is a prolific London history author and has chosen to focus this time on the London Underground and its architecture, design and history.
At 18 meters (nearly 60 feet) long, bendy buses look like two single-decker buses linked together by a bendy rubber middle. They can carry up to 140 people, which is 60 more than a double-decker bus. They stopped being used in London in December 2011.
There are around five to ten companies operating pedicabs in London, the original being Bug Bugs who started in 1998. Between them there are 200 or so pedicabs in use.
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.
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.
London Open House Weekend takes places every September. Around 700 new and old buildings, usually closed to the public, open their doors for us to look inside - completely free of charge.
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.
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.
Hampton Court Palace is best known as King Henry VIII's home but there's a lot more to this wonderful English royal palace. Find out more, including all you need to plan a trip.
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.
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.
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race is an annual rowing race on the The River Thames in London.
American Citizen Services at the US Embassy in London. Page 7.
Being in the south of England, London is just a few hours from the east, south and south-east coasts, and ports such as Dover, Folkestone, Harwich, Ramsgate, and Newhaven are all easily accessible. There are regular ferry services for passengers and vehicles.
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.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in November in London.
Men's Shirt Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 3.
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.
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.
Kings Cross Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 London. Page 13.
Everyone loves a tea party so here's a list of recommended places to go to for afternoon tea in London with kids.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in December 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.
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.
Have a look around London even when you're not here via the various webcams placed around the great city of 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.
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.
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.
Contactless payment is available across all London transport from September 2014. Find out how you can use this payment method.
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.
Ticket details for the Annual Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace.
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.
London Wetland Centre consists of 42 hectares of wetland and reed beds. It is considered to be one of the best and most important urban wildlife sites in Europe. Enjoy these London Wetland Centre photos and use the visitor information to plan your trip.
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.
Women's Shoes Size Conversion Chart. Page 2.
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.
The Orangery at Kensington Palace is a wonderful location to enjoy a well-priced afternoon tea.
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.
Tune Hotels are a popular no frills chain in Malaysia and Indonesia and this is their first opening in
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...
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.
We all need to need where the best loos are in central London whether we're visiting or local.
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.
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 Mayor's Thames Festival is now 'Totally Thames' and is on for the whole of September. It's a new season of arts, cultural and river events presented by Thames Festival Trust throughout the 42-mile stretch of the Thames in London.
Find out where you can enjoy free music in London on a regular basis.
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.
Camden is world famous for its markets which attract more than 100,000 visitors every weekend making it one of London's top attractions.
Women's Clothing Sizes Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes.
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.
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.
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.
Afternoon Tea at The Goring is served on the Goring Terrace, overlooking the private garden. There is a wide selection of teas including their own Afternoon Tea blend. It's a traditional afternoon tea with a three tiered silver stand laden with sandwiches, homemade scones, and a selection of pastries.
When planning a trip to the Tower of London you need to know how to get there by public transport options and all of the options are here. Page 3.
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If you love fragrances, when you visit London you may well enjoy these London perfume shops for their expertise and unique English style.
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.
All you need to know about Petticoat Lane Market near London's Liverpool Street station, plus other markets in the area.
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There is lots for kids at the Museum of London Docklands including a dedicated area called 'Mudlarks'. Find out more... Page 4.
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.
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.
Description of a Bank Holiday in London, England, UK. What it means and how it affects opening hours, etc.
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.
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?
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.
A review of using an Oyster Card on London Transport.
Follow this suggested walking tour to see popular locations for London street art.
George Bradshaw's 1862 Hand Book to London has been reproduced in 2013 giving an insight to Victorian life in London.
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.
The English Tea Room at Brown's Hotel in London is steeped in history. (Brown's was London's first ever hotel.) This is a wonderful location to enjoy the English tradition of afternoon tea.
The Chocolate Museum is a small, independent museum in south London where you can find out about the history of chocolate and enjoy excellent hot chocolate too.
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 no.11 London bus has a great route for sightseeing: through the City of London, then Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.
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.
A longtime vegetarian recommends the top 10 London restaurants that keep vegetarians and omnivores coming back for more.
Tips on how to survive a long haul flight more comfortably.
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.
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.
There are many London bus routes that are good for sightseeing so I've written this list of guides to help.
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.
US Citizens have raised concerns about traveling to London and the UK. But should they worry? Find out all you need in this article.
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.
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.
Pacha London reopened in 2001 after a £2 million refit. Pacha's stylish 1920s building with oak paneling, chandeliers, a stained glass ceiling, and a balcony that overlooks the main dance floor attracts a glamorous crowd.
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.
Directions on how do you find the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, plus further information about this delightful statue.
Find out what's happening in London this year for New Year's Eve to make sure you have the best night out ever!
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.
Currency exchange is available at many different sources in London. Find out about the options and where to get the best exchange rate.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in January in London.
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.
KOKO is a Camden nightclub and music venue at the bottom of Camden High Street, London in a Grade II listed theater building.
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.
See photos of Tower Bridge lifting and find out about the Tower Bridge lift times and more.
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 Great Gorilla Run is a chance for you to dress up as a gorilla and join hundreds of other 'gorillas' running through London!
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill statue Bond Street London. Page 12.
Giro the Nazi Dog is the only Nazi memorial in London. Giro was owned by Dr Leopold von Hoesch who was the German Ambassador in London from 1932 to 1936.