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Children's Clothing Sizes
Children's Clothing Size Conversion Chart. Page 6.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Children's Shoes Sizes
Children's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 7.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London Travel Guidebook Reviews
A list of London travel guidebook reviews.
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.
The Top 10 Cheap Hotels in London
You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
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.
Tower of London
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.
Christmas Day Dining 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.
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.
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.
Everything You Need to Know about Using...
How to change UK phone numbers to dial from outside the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What You Can Expect from London in November
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in November in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lord Mayor's Show 2014
Lord Mayor's Show takes place in London annually on the 2nd Saturday in November. The procession starts at Mansion House and goes to the Royal Courts of Justice for the new Lord Mayor to swear his oath of allegiance to the queen.
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.
Men's Pants / Trousers Sizes
Men's Pants / Trousers Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 4.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What You Need to Know about UK Currency
Get it know your pounds and pence with this guide to UK currency.
Spooky events for Halloween in London
What to do at Halloween in London. This list is updated annually.
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.
How to Take Your Kids on the Tube for Free
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
Men's Shoes Sizes
Men's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 5.
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...
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.
December in London
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in December in London.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Men's Shirt/Suit/Coat/Sweater Sizes
Men's Shirt Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 3.
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.
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.
Platform 9 3/4, King's Cross Station, London
Kings Cross Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 London. Page 13.
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.
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.
Pedicabs in London
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out about London's cable car over The...
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.
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.
The Tube
The tube is the local name for the London Underground system.
Best Free London Public Toilets
We all need to need where the best loos are in central London whether we're visiting or local.
Coram's Fields - Children's Playground
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.
London Street Art Walking Tour
Follow this suggested walking tour to see popular locations for London street art.
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.
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.
Kensington Palace Orangery Afternoon Tea
The Orangery at Kensington Palace is a wonderful location to enjoy a well-priced afternoon tea.
Ferry Travel to London
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Women's Shoes Sizes
Women's Shoes Size Conversion Chart. Page 2.
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.
11 Excellent Places to Hear Free Music in London
Find out where you can enjoy free music in London on a regular basis.
Women's Clothing Sizes
Women's Clothing Sizes Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes.
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 Quiz
London Underground Quiz From Laura Porter ,Your Guide to London Travel . FREE Newsletter. Sign Up Now!
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.
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.
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.
US Embassy in London
American Citizen Services at the US Embassy in London. Page 7.
London Wetland Centre Visitor Informaiton
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tune Westminster Hotel Review
Tune Hotels are a popular no frills chain in Malaysia and Indonesia and this is their first opening in
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.
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.
A Quick Guide to Visiting London's Hampton...
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.
Club Aquarium
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Kew Gardens Visitor Information
Kew Garden visitor information including how to get there, what to see, when to go, plus plenty of visitor tips.
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.
A sophisticated self-service London restaurant...
Ethos is a London self-service vegetarian restaurant which offers a fantastic and varied menu meaning its not just for veggies.
Up at The O2
Find out how to book Up at The O2, including how to get a discount and the restrictions. Page 4.
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.
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race is an annual rowing race on the The River Thames in London.
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.
Buckingham Palace Visitor Information
Opening hours for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace.
Museum of Childhood
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.
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.
Oyster Card Review
A review of using an Oyster Card on London Transport.
Brick Lane Market
Find out about Brick Lane market the trendy part of London's east end, plus other markets in the area.
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.
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.
KOKO Nightclub
KOKO is a Camden nightclub and music venue at the bottom of Camden High Street, London in a Grade II listed theater building.
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.
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...
Don't Miss These 10 Crucial Tips for Surviving...
Tips on how to survive a long haul flight more comfortably.
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.
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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill statue Bond Street London. Page 12.
The Monument
Visit Their Website The Monument in the City of London was built by Sir Christopher Wren in 1667, after
Tower Bridge Lift Times
See photos of Tower Bridge lifting and find out about the Tower Bridge lift times and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
London Underground Tips
Tips and advice on using the London Underground system.
Qbic Hotel London City - Hotel Review
Qbic Hotel London City is a concept hotel that opened in October 2013 and promises to deliver five core essentials.
World's Smallest Police Station?
World's smallest Police station in Trafalgar Square London. Page 9.
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.
UK Currency Photographs
Photographs of UK Currency
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.
Stand On The Right
Always stand on the right of the London Underground escalators.
Do you know about Regent's Park's secret garden?
This is the Regent's Park secret garden as so few know about St John's Lodge Garden. It's a wonderfully peaceful location so I'll let you in on the secret.
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.
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.
London Eye City Seaside
Stick of Rock, City Seaside fun at The London Eye Summer 2008. 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.
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