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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.
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.
All You Need to Know about the Oxford and...
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is an annual rowing event on the River Thames in London between to the two prestigious universities.
Children's Clothing Sizes
Children's Clothing Size Conversion Chart. Page 6.
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.
Children's Shoes Sizes
Children's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 7.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
What You Need to Know about UK Currency
Get it know your pounds and pence with this guide to UK currency.
The Top 10 Cheap Hotels in London
You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
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 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.
Your Guide to May in London: Weather, Events,...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in May in London.
April in London: Events, Packing Tips, and...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in April in London.
Everything You Need to Know about Using...
How to change UK phone numbers to dial from outside the UK.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Men's Pants / Trousers Sizes
Men's Pants / Trousers Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 4.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
London's Secret Sights: Do you know these 10...
London is full of secret sights and this list of 10 oddities should remind us all to look more closely around London.
Best Free London Public Toilets
We all need to need where the best loos are in central London whether we're visiting or local.
Tubes Do Not Run 24 Hours
London Underground trains do not run 24 hours, seven days a week.
June in London: Your Weather and Events Guide
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in June in London.
Men's Shoes Sizes
Men's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 5.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Men's Shirt/Suit/Coat/Sweater Sizes
Men's Shirt Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 3.
How to Take Your Kids on the Tube for Free
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
Women's Shoes Sizes
Women's Shoes Size Conversion Chart. Page 2.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
11 Excellent Places to Hear Free Music in London
Find out where you can enjoy free music in London on a regular basis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There's a Sunday slow food market at a...
Rosewood London has a Slow Food & Living Market every Sunday in the grand courtyard. Well curated stall holders and you can stop for brunch too.
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.
London Street Art Walking Tour
Follow this suggested walking tour to see popular locations for London street art.
Women's Clothing Sizes
Women's Clothing Sizes Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes.
Shrek's Adventure! London opens in July 2015
Shrek's Adventure! London opens near the London Eye in July 2015 bringing to life the characters and world of the animated movies series.
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.
UK Currency Photographs
Photographs of UK Currency
A Quick Guide to Visiting London's Hampton...
Find out the best way to get to Hampton Court Palace, London. Page 2.
Up at The O2
Find out how to book Up at The O2, including how to get a discount and the restrictions. Page 4.
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.
July in London: Tips on Packing, Events, and...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in July in 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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
This London cookery school can teach you how to...
This cookery class at The Cookery School in central London shows you how to make all the components of a classic English Afternoon Tea.
Platform 9 3/4, King's Cross Station, London
Kings Cross Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 London. Page 13.
Westfield Shopping Centre
Westfield Shopping Centre in White City/Shepherd's Bush, west London opened in 2008 and is a large, bright shopping mall with a designer Village.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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!
A wonderful Alice in Wonderland themed...
This Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon tea is at a Canary Wharf hotel restaurant overlooking The Thames. Great views for a wonderful afternoon.
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.
Westminster has plenty of free things to do. I...
Westminster covers a large proportion of central London including many of the well-known attractions but that doesn't mean there's a shortage of free things to do. In fact Westminster has plenty of free activities whether you're visiting with friends, bringing the family or on a date.
Tower Bridge Lift Times
See photos of Tower Bridge lifting and find out about the Tower Bridge lift times and more.
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.
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.
Oyster Card Review
A review of using an Oyster Card on London Transport.
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.
Things to Do in London at Easter
What do to at Easter in London - from annual church services and hot cross bun collections to what's on this year.
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.
Kew Gardens Visitor Information
Kew Garden visitor information including how to get there, what to see, when to go, plus plenty of visitor tips.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill statue Bond Street London. Page 12.
10 Tasty Restaurants Near Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square is one of the iconic sights of London and here's where I would recommend dining nearby.
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?
M8 Your Local Mate
The M8 Your Local Mate smartphone app incorporates navigation technology with local recommendations powered by leading review sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Find out all your need to know to plan a trip to the world famous RHS Chelsea Flower Show, including lots of insider tips to help you plan your visit.
World's Smallest Police Station?
World's smallest Police station in Trafalgar Square London. Page 9.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Zoo Visitor Information
Information on prices and how to get London Zoo tickets, including ways to save money.
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 Underground Quiz
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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.
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.
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.
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 Tube
The tube is the local name for the London Underground system.
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.
London Eye Visitor Information
All the information you need for a trip on the London Eye: address, how to get there, other attractions in the area, how to book tickets, great deals, etc.
Don't Miss These 10 Crucial Tips for Surviving...
Tips on how to survive a long haul flight more comfortably.
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.
London Tours
London tours are a great way to see a lot of the city in a short time which is what most visitors need.
George Washington Statue
George Washington Statue outside The National Gallery at Trafalgar Square London. Page 10.
What is Trooping the Colour and When Is It?
Trooping the Colour is the Queen's Annual Birthday Parade. Find out when and where to watch this annual event in London.
Old Spitalfields Market
All you need to know about the trendy Old Spitalfields Market, plus other markets in the area.
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...
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.
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.
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.
12 London Department Stores Where You Can Shop...
Department stores are usually part of a retail chain but most have their flagship stores in London. Here's a list of all of the city's department stores.
VAT
VAT (Value Added Tax) is a government tax payable on all goods and services in the UK.
Best Youth Hostels in London
If you're looking for budget accommodation in London you need this handy list of the best youth hostels in London.

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