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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 is an expensive city, but there are so many free things to do, from museums and galleries to free music, walking tours and more.
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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.
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.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in September 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.
Bringing your toddler to London? These London attractions will keep your under 5 year olds entertained while entertaining the adults as well.
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.
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
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.
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 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.
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.
Which London Travel Oystercard is best for visitors to London? This was a question froma reader. Find out the answer here.
You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
Find out more about the official online Journey Planner to help you find the most direct route using public transport.
Description of a Bank Holiday in London, England, UK. What it means and how it affects opening hours, etc.
Find out whether dogs are allowed on the London Underground, along with restrictions and byelaws in relation to London transportation.
Women's, men's, and children's clothing size conversion charts plus women's, men's, and children's shoe size conversion charts.
Children's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 7.
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.
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.
It is cheaper to use an Oyster card than cash to pay for London Transport journeys on the tube or buses.
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.
Have you see the Heathrow Airport pods at T5? Find out about this fun free transfer system at this London airport.
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.
Get it know your pounds and pence with this guide to UK currency.
Find out where you can find free London tube maps online and in paper form. Plus more useful information for using the London Underground.
American Citizen Services at the US Embassy in London. Page 7.
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.
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.
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 to choose a cell phone (mobile phone) for your vacation in London, England.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in October in London.
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.
London Underground trains do not run 24 hours, seven days a week.
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.
The tube is the local name for the London Underground system.
Tips and advice on using the London Underground system.
Afternoon tea is a wonderful tradition in London. Here are our favorite afternoon tea locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
From 6 July 2014, you can no longer pay cash on a London bus. Read on to find out about the alternatives.
Always stand on the right of the London Underground escalators.
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.
Find out how to travel like a local so you do not look like a tourist in London.
How to change UK phone numbers to dial from outside the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Driving in central London incurs a 'congestion charge'.
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.
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.
Doggett's Coat and Badge Race is an annual rowing race on the The River Thames in London.
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...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
There is lots for kids at the Museum of London Docklands including a dedicated area called 'Mudlarks'. Find out more... Page 4.
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.
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.
Kings Cross Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 London. Page 13.
Men's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 5.
Everyone loves a tea party so here's a list of recommended places to go to for afternoon tea in London with kids.
US Citizens have raised concerns about traveling to London and the UK. But should they worry? Find out all you need in this article.
We all need to need where the best loos are in central London whether we're visiting or local.
Ticket details for the Annual Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace.
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.
Camden is world famous for its markets which attract more than 100,000 visitors every weekend making it one of London's top attractions.
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.
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.
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.
The Orangery at Kensington Palace is a wonderful location to enjoy a well-priced afternoon tea.
These recommended free London apps will help you navigate the city and know what's going on.
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 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 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.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in December 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.
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.
Directions on how do you find the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, plus further information about this delightful statue.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in November in London.
Burberry is an iconic British clothing brand and there is a factory outlet store in Hackney, east 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.
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.
A review of using an Oyster Card on London Transport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Follow this suggested walking tour to see popular locations for London street art.
Women's Clothing Sizes Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes.
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.
Life Chances interactive © Museum of London: A 'Life Chances' interactive features the life stories of ordinary Londoners. Some have entered the St Martin-in-the-Fields workhouse. The base image of the interactive uses Hogarth's famous engraving 'The March to Finchley'. Visitors can select different characters in the image and learn about their lives. . Page 2.
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.
The London Harness Horse Parade is an annual horse and cart parade that takes place on Easter Monday at the South of England Showground in West Sussex.
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.
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.
Brixton Prison has a training restaurant open for breakfast and lunch on weekdays. You need to book in advance but it's helping reduce reoffending rates.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
I've put together a selection of one-day suggested itineraries for a day out in Greenwich whether you are on a budget, taking the family or have a sense of adventure.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in August in London.
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.
Tune Hotels are a popular no frills chain in Malaysia and Indonesia and this is their first opening in
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.
All you need to know about Petticoat Lane Market near London's Liverpool Street station, plus other markets in the area.
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including Grimmauld Place. Page 9.
Luton Airport is located approximately 30 miles (48km) to the north of London. London Luton Airport (LTN) is one of the UK's fastest growing airports.
You'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.
Find out where you can enjoy free music in London on a regular basis.
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.
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.
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Kew Garden visitor information including how to get there, what to see, when to go, plus plenty of visitor tips.
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.
Information on prices and how to get London Zoo tickets, including ways to save money.
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.
The no.11 London bus has a great route for sightseeing: through the City of London, then Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.
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.
If you're looking for some more interesting and unusual London street markets this is the list for you.
A day in London for families with children of all ages. It starts at the British Museum and then takes in a free children's playground.
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station. Page 13.
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.
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.
If you love fragrances, when you visit London you may well enjoy these London perfume shops for their expertise and unique English style.
Tips on how to survive a long haul flight more comfortably.
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.
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...
London's Notting Hill Carnival is Europe's largest street party. It takes place every year on the last weekend of August and is free to attend. The Notting Hill Carnival displays its Caribbean roots with an amazing parade of floats snaking through the streets of west London.
The Horniman Museum in south London gives you the opportunity to explore the natural and cultural world for free. Founded by the Victorian tea trader, Frederick Horniman, in 1901, much of the original collection of is still on display.
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?
The Wolseley is a grand restaurant on London's Piccadilly worth visiting for its grand interior as well as its Eggs Benedict.
Camellia's Tea House in central London offers a really good value gluten-free afternoon tea in a calm environment.