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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 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.
Children's Clothing Size Conversion Chart. Page 6.
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.
Bringing your toddler to London? These London attractions will keep your under 5 year olds entertained while entertaining the adults as well.
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.
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.
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.
You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
London Underground trains do not run 24 hours, seven days a week.
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 is a wonderful tradition. Here are our favorite budget/cheap afternoon tea locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
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.
Afternoon tea is a wonderful tradition in London. Here are our favorite afternoon tea locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
How to choose a cell phone (mobile phone) for your vacation in London, England.
Get it know your pounds and pence with this guide to UK currency.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in August in London.
How to change UK phone numbers to dial from outside the UK.
Which London Travel Oystercard is best for visitors to London? This was a question froma reader. Find out the answer here.
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.
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.
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.
Children's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 7.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in September in London.
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.
Avoid traveling at peak times on the tube as these are the commuter times and it can be horribly crowded.
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.
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...
Everyone loves a tea party so here's a list of recommended places to go to for afternoon tea in London with kids.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
Find out the best way to get to Hampton Court Palace, London. Page 2.
Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill is one of the most famous street markets in the world. The Saturday antiques market is the most popular.
The 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.
We all need to need where the best loos are in central London whether we're visiting or local.
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.
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 out whether dogs are allowed on the London Underground, along with restrictions and byelaws in relation to London transportation.
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.
Camden is world famous for its markets which attract more than 100,000 visitors every weekend making it one of London's top attractions.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in July in London.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in October in London.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out more about the official online Journey Planner to help you find the most direct route using public transport.
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.
Opening hours for the summer opening of Buckingham Palace.
Men's Pants / Trousers Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 4.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Follow this suggested walking tour to see popular locations for London street art.
Find out where you can enjoy free music in London on a regular basis.
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.
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.
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'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.
The Orangery at Kensington Palace is a wonderful location to enjoy a well-priced afternoon tea.
The coolest ice-cream can be found at Chin Chin Laboratorists in Camden where they offer ice-cream made with liquid nitrogen! A visit here is like a trip to a theatrical laboratory with delicious ice-cream as the reward.
It is cheaper to use an Oyster card than cash to pay for London Transport journeys on the tube or buses.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Information on prices and how to get London Zoo tickets, including ways to save money.
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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.
If you love fragrances, when you visit London you may well enjoy these London perfume shops for their expertise and unique English style.
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.
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.
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 how to book Up at The O2, including how to get a discount and the restrictions. Page 4.
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.
Tips on how to survive a long haul flight more comfortably.
Stansted Airport (STN) is located 35 miles (56km) to the north east of central London. London Stansted is London's third international gateway and one of the fastest growing airports in Europe. It is home to many of the UK's low-cost airlines, serving mostly European and Mediterranean destinations.
London 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.
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.
A review of using an Oyster Card on London Transport.
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.
A list of London travel guidebook reviews.
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.
Kew Garden visitor information including how to get there, what to see, when to go, plus plenty of visitor tips.
There is lots for kids at the Museum of London Docklands including a dedicated area called 'Mudlarks'. Find out more... Page 4.
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.
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them.
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.
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?
Directions on how do you find the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, plus further information about this delightful statue.
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.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in November in London.
Watch This Space is the National Theatre's free outdoor summer festival which takes place on the South Bank in Theatre Square. There is a 'grass' area for you to sit and watch the entertainment which includes a mix of British and international street theater, bands, club nights, dance, cabaret and more. It's fun. It's free. Enjoy!
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.
Inamo is a pan-Asian restaurant and bar in Soho, London, featuring virtual menus that are projected onto your table. You place your order directly from your table to the kitchen and can then watch it all being prepared on 'chef cam'!
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.
The number 9 London bus has a Heritage route section so you can ride an old Routemaster bus or the new version to see the sights.
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in December in London.
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.
All you need to know about Petticoat Lane Market near London's Liverpool Street station, plus other markets in the area.
Want a list of the best gluten-free afternoon tea options in London? This page has all you need.
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.
Currency exchange is available at many different sources in London. Find out about the options and where to get the best exchange rate.
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.
The no.11 London bus has a great route for sightseeing: through the City of London, then Trafalgar Square and Parliament Square.
Tune Hotels are a popular no frills chain in Malaysia and Indonesia and this is their first opening in
See photos of Tower Bridge lifting and find out about the Tower Bridge lift times and more.
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.
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easyBus offer low cost airport transfers. I've used them many times to and from London airports so here's my easyBus tips and review.
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.
London tours are a great way to see a lot of the city in a short time which is what most visitors need.
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.
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.
Find out about Brick Lane market the trendy part of London's east end, plus other markets in the area.
Men's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 5.
For a traditional afternoon tea where you can dine in a palace and wear sneakers, you must visit the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
A longtime vegetarian recommends the top 10 London restaurants that keep vegetarians and omnivores coming back for more.
Find out more about the Royal Observatory in Greenwich, London including how it became the Prime Meridian of the world.
KOKO is a Camden nightclub and music venue at the bottom of Camden High Street, London in a Grade II listed theater building.
Fish pedicures came to London in 2010. Learn where to go in London to get a fish pedicure and learn what they feel like.
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including Grimmauld Place. Page 9.
Kensington Palace reopened in March 2012 after a major renovation program to now have four exhibitions within one historic London building. The King's and Queen's State Apartments and a new major exhibition about Queen Victoria are some of the very good reasons to visit this palace.
Somerset House, London's 18th century neoclassical palace, offers free guided tours on the first Saturday of the month.
All you need to know about the trendy Old Spitalfields Market, plus other markets in the area.
If you're looking for budget accommodation in London you need this handy list of the best youth hostels 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.
St Paul's Cathedral's world-famous Dome is an iconic feature of the London skyline but do go inside as there's so much to see. Glittering mosaics and elaborate stone carvings give St. Paul's a definite 'wow' factor.
Greenwich Market is one of London's best sources for arts and crafts, unique gifts, and rare antiques and collectables.
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.
Afternoon tea in London is a wonderful tradition and I've enjoyed this pastime at many venues. Here are my favorite London afternoon tea locations that are not cheap but are also not shockingly expensive, with reviews to help you choose where to book.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill statue Bond Street London. Page 12.
Afternoon Tea at The Ritz is known worldwide and is something everyone should try at least once in a lifetime. Tea at The Ritz is an institution in itself and is served in the spectacular Palm Court.
Qbic Hotel London City is a concept hotel that opened in October 2013 and promises to deliver five core essentials.
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.
The London Dungeon is not popular with Londoners but visitors to London seem to love it. Here is a review of The London Dungeons, by a Londoner. Did they manage to convince me?
Madame Tussauds London Visitor Information
More people these days need to find gluten-free menus and thankfully that now means more places are offering the choice. Here's a list of options for gluten-free at London cafes and restaurants. You can add your recommendations too.
The Mad Hatter's Afternoon Tea at Sanderson Hotel in central London is in collaboration with design collective Luna & Curious and is a wonderfully inspired and quirky tea. Find out more...
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.