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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.
Bringing a teen to London? These are the cool...
What suits toddlers is unlikely to enthrall your teenagers but these ideas will keep the older kids happy in London.
Top Ten 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.
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.
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.
Best Toddler-Friendly London Attractions
Bringing your toddler to London? These London attractions will keep your under 5 year olds entertained and the adults are sure to enjoy these London attractions too.
Things to Not Do in London - Advice from...
There's plenty of great things to do in London but it's good to listen to a word of caution on what not to do in the city.
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.
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.
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.
Where To Find Free London Underground 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.
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.
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 start at the Coronet Cinema.
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.
What's happening in September in London
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in September in London.
Men's Shoes Sizes
Men's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 5.
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.
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 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.
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.
Women's Shoes Sizes
Women's Shoes Size Conversion Chart. Page 2.
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.
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.
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.
What You Need to Know about UK Currency
Get it know your pounds and pence with this guide to UK currency.
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.
Men's Pants / Trousers Sizes
Men's Pants / Trousers Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 4.
10 Great Restaurants Near Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is one of the iconic sights of London and here's where I would recommend dining nearby.
How to Take Your Kids on the Tube for Free
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
Is London Tap Water Safe to Drink?
Are you unsure whether London tap water is safe to drink? Here are the answers. The simple answer is yes, but then why do we spend so much money on bottled water? Find out more about London's drinking water.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tubes Do Not Run 24 Hours
London Underground trains do not run 24 hours, seven days a week.
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.
Men's Shirt/Suit/Coat/Sweater Sizes
Men's Shirt Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 3.
The Top 10 Cheap Hotels in London
You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
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.
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.
Have you seen the neon wonderland that is God's...
God's Own Junkyard in Walthamstow, east London, is a warehouse of neon new and vintage signs with a cafe too.
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.
Best Free Public Toilets in London
We all need to need where the best loos are in central London whether we're visiting or local.
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.
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.
Best London Bus Routes For Sightseeing
There are many London bus routes that are good for sightseeing so I've written this list of guides to help.
Women's Clothing Sizes
Women's Clothing Sizes Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes.
Everything You Need to Know about Using...
It can seem confusing using telephones in London and understanding UK telephone numbers but here's all the information for you need.
Looking for the quirky side of London? This is...
Bizarre London by David Long is an informative and entertaining book full of facts and anecdotes about the quirkier side of London.
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.
Annual events in August in London
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in August in London.
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.
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...
Find out why Montagu Place is the right choice...
Montagu Place is a small boutique hotel in Marylebone where the friendly service makes you feel at home.
Kew Gardens Visitor Information
Kew Garden visitor information including how to get there, what to see, when to go, plus plenty of visitor tips.
More London's Secret Sights: Do you know these...
London is full of secret sights and this 2nd list of 10 oddities should remind us all to look more closely around London.
Kensington Palace Orangery Afternoon Tea
The Orangery at Kensington Palace is a wonderful location to enjoy a well-priced afternoon tea.
Buckingham Palace Visitor Information
Buckingham Palace is the British queen's official London residence. Find out more about the history of the building and about the annual summer opening.
Museum of London Docklands Visitor Information
Visitor information for the Museum of London Docklands (formerly Museum in Docklands) including ticket details, how to get there, and a review.
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.
Have you had fish and chips at this Marylebone...
Golden Hind has been serving fish and chips in Marylebone for over 100 years. But it is still worth a visit? Find out with this review.
See London from the top deck of an open-air...
Sitting on the open-air top deck of the Stanfords Horse-Drawn Omnibus Tour is a fabulous way to see London. What a great idea!
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.
London Calendar of Events
There is always something going on in London. Find out what's happening now by clicking on the month. You will be directed to monthly events and weather guides with links to extra information about the events.
London Street Art Walking Tour
Follow this suggested walking tour to see popular locations for London street art.
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.
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.
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.
London books kids will adore
These London books are for children to enjoy the wonders of the city.
The Wallace Restaurant Afternoon Tea Review
Afternoon Tea at The Wallace Restaurant in London is well-priced and indulgent. Who doesn't love dining in a sumptuous art gallery setting?
Where can you dine with Henry VIII in London?...
The Medieval Banquet in London is over two hours of entertainment and a four course meal. Dress up and have fun!
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 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.
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.
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.
Ooh la la! Here's where to enjoy Ladurée...
Laduree, the famous Parisian creators of the double-decker macaron, have these locations 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
11 Excellent Places to Hear Free Music in London
Find out where you can enjoy free music in London on a regular basis.
Tower Bridge Lift Times
See photos of Tower Bridge lifting and find out about the Tower Bridge lift times and more.
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.
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.
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.
Totally Thames is the new name for the Mayor's...
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.
How to dress like a local so you do not look...
Find out how to dress like a local so you do not look like a tourist in London.
Bank Holidays
Description of a Bank Holiday in London, England, UK. What it means and how it affects opening hours, etc.
National Gallery Visitor Information
The National Gallery in London takes up the entire north side of Trafalgar Square. Its masterpieces include: Botticelli, Titian, Raphael, Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Cezanne, Hogarth, and Gainsborough. Here's all the information you need to plan your visit.
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.
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.
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.
Greenwich London Day Out
Free day out in Greenwich London. Find out about the best to see and do in Greenwich, south London, where all time is measured from.
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.
London Bus Routes For Sightseeing
There are many London bus routes that are good for sightseeing so I've written this list of guides to help.
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.
UK Chocolate Bars Vs US Chocolate Bars
Some UK and US chocolate bars are said to be the same but I did a taste test with friends to find out if this was true.
Free Day Out in Central London for Families
A day in London for families with children of all ages. It starts at the British Museum and then takes in a free children's playground.
Here's an alternative London walk: Tales of the...
London certainly has some grisly history and Tales of Plague offers an alternative London guided walk.
UK Currency Photographs
Photographs of UK Currency
Corams Fields is a large, free playground and...
Coram's Fields is a central London playground that is good for children of all ages and a great place to visit at the end of a days sightseeing so the kids can go crazy for a while and you can relax with a coffee.
Find stylish clothes for the fuller figure at...
London has clothing stores for all shapes and sizes. These plus size women's clothes shops are recommended for the fuller figure.
Novelty Automation brings coin-operated...
Novelty Automation has end-of-the-pier coin-operated machines to entertain and delight - and you don't have to go to the seaside as it's in central London.
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.
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.
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.
How to Get to London from Gatwick Airport
Gatwick is located approximately 28 miles (48km) to the south of central London. London Gatwick (LGW) is the second largest airport in the UK after Heathrow. The two terminals, North and South, are linked by an efficient monorail service, with a journey time of two minutes.
Find out why the William Morris Gallery is so...
The William Morris Gallery is the only public gallery devoted to the life and legacy of William Morris. It's free to visit and very family-friendly.
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...
Here's why you should have lunch at Pizza Union...
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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.
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.
Don't pay for kid's meals at these London...
Eating out can be a costly experience for families in London but these London restaurant all offer 'kids eat free' deals.
British Museum Visitor Information
The British Museum opened in 1753 and it has prided itself on remaining free for all that time. The British Museum houses more than an incredible 7 million objects and it would probably take a week to see everything.
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?
Kensington Roof Gardens
Kensington Roof Gardens is London's equivalent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. In the unlikely location 100ft above street level, on top of a department store building in the busy Kensington shopping area, you'll find a Spanish garden, a Tudor garden, an English woodland garden and resident flamingos!
Museum of London
Find out more about the Museum of London, the museum of London and Londoners with exhibits from prehistoric times, moderns times, and everything in between.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill statue Bond Street London. Page 12.
Can I tempt you to swim in a pond in King's...
King's Cross Pond is an outdoor swimming pool on a construction site. But what is it like to swim there? Let me tell you.
Alexandra Palace Ice Rink
Find out more about the Alexandra Palace Ice Rink in north London which is open all year round. Page 7.
Up at The O2
A new attraction opened at The O2 in Greenwich, London in June 2012 - a climb over the top of the O2 Arena! It's safe and exhilarating and worth it for the views at the summit.
How to Get to Central London From London City...
Find out how London City Airport (LCY) connects to central London by public transport and car services.
London Wildlife - Where to See Birds and...
As London is such a busy city you may think wild birds and animals wouldn't choose to settle here but there are many places to see unusual wildlife in London.
Bounce London
Bounce London is a fun place to play ping pong with friends. There's a bar and restaurant and the basement venue has a cool, American Diner atmosphere. Kids are welcome in the daytime and the evenings are for the 'cool kids'.
Ever wanted to have a London print wallpaper?...
Murals Wallpaper produce digitally printed bespoke wallpaper. I tried one of their London murals and was impressed.
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.
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.
How To Not Look Like a Tourist in London
Find out how to be more like a local so you do not look like a tourist in London.
Galleries, Palaces & Tea - Book Review
Galleries, Palaces & Tea by David Backhouse looks at the eccentricities of London but in a reference book way of thinking.
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.
Find out more about ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo has been a public zoo since 1847. It combines modern conservation with heritage architecture making it a great day out.
Bureau de Change - Currency Exchange in London
Currency exchange is available at many different sources in London. Find out about the options and where to get the best exchange rate.
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.
Platform 9 3/4, King's Cross Station, London
Kings Cross Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 London. Page 13.
See London From High Up With These Tall...
There are now many places to get a high up view of London as this list shows.
How much do you know about London postcodes?
A postcode is a group of capital letters and numbers which are added to an address to assist the sorting of mail and to identify exact addresses.
Find out why the London Eye River Cruise is...
The London Eye River Cruise is a 40 minute circular sightseeing tour on the River Thames. Find out more including a review.
Notting Hill Carnival - Europe's Biggest Street...
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.
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 Underground Tips
Tips and advice on using the London Underground system.
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.
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.
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.
Science Museum
The Science Museum was founded in 1857 with objects shown at the Great Exhibition held in the Crystal Palace. The permanent displays are free and they have exceptional temporary exhibitions for all the family.
Oyster Card Review
A review of using an Oyster Card on London Transport.
Don't Miss These 10 Crucial Tips for Surviving...
Tips on how to survive a long haul flight more comfortably.

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