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Easter in London
What do to at Easter in London - from annual church services and hot cross bun collections to what's on this year.
10 Things to Do in London With Teenagers
As your children grow up they want to do different things. What suits toddlers in London is unlikely to enthrall your fourteen year old. Thankfully, London has something for everyone so here are some ideas to keep the bigger kids happy.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in London
Visitors are constantly that London is an expensive city but there really are so many free things to do here 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.
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. I've chosen night club venues, and not club nights, as the special nights come and go but the best venues remain.
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.
The 10 Best Toddler-Friendly Attractions in...
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 as well.
How Can I Find Cheap London Theatre Tickets?
How To Get 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 some tips on how to get cheap London theatre tickets.
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.
Tubes Do Not Run 24 Hours
London Underground trains do not run 24 hours, seven days a week.
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.
One Week 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.
The Top 10 Cheap Hotels in London
You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
Bank Holidays
Description of a Bank Holiday in London, England, UK. What it means and how it affects opening hours, etc.
Where to Find the Best Fish and Chips in London
Fish and Chips is a traditional English meal in London there are many chippies but how do you know which is best? These recommendations will point you in the right direction.
Men's Shoes Sizes
Men's Shoes Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 5.
George Washington Statue
George Washington Statue outside The National Gallery at Trafalgar Square London. Page 10.
May in London - Weather and Events Guide
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in May in London.
Best Afternoon Tea in London
Afternoon tea is a wonderful tradition and I've enjoyed this pastime at many venues. Here are my favorite afternoon tea locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
Which London Travel Oystercard is Best for...
Which London Travel Oystercard is best for visitors to London? This was a question froma reader. Find out the answer here.
How Do I Use My Cell Phone In London?
How to choose a cell phone (mobile phone) for your vacation in London, England.
Cheap Afternoon Tea in London
Afternoon tea in London is a wonderful tradition and I've enjoyed this pastime at many venues. Here are my favorite budget/cheap afternoon tea London locations with reviews to help you choose where to book.
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. I've put this list together of ways to eat and drink in London for less than a fiver (£5).
April in London - London Weather and London...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in April in London.
UK Currency Basic Information
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When is the Changing of the Guard Ceremony?
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...
Women's Shoes Sizes
Women's Shoes Size Conversion Chart. Page 2.
Kew Gardens Visitor Information
Kew Garden visitor information including how to get there, what to see, when to go, plus plenty of visitor tips.
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.
Westminster Abbey
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.
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.
How Do I 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.
London Bridge Experience and London Tombs
The London Bridge Experience and London Tombs are a popular 'scare attraction'. In the London Bridge Experience you discover the gruesome tales of the area and in the London Tombs you'll scream like a girl. Well, I did!
Portobello Road 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 but there is a street market six days a week. Portobello Road itself is a long, narrow street which stretches over two miles so allow plenty of time, especially if you're visiting on a Saturday with the crowds.
How Do I 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.
Using Telephones in London
How to change UK phone numbers to dial from outside the UK. Page 7.
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.
Top 10 London Tea Suppliers
If you've been wondering where to buy tea in London then this is the list for you. 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.
Online Journey Planner
Find out more about the official online Journey Planner to help you find the most direct route using public transport.
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.
Free Tube Travel for Children
Find out how to get free children's tube travel in London.
Tickets for TV Shows in London
Seeing your favorite TV show recorded can be great fun as you discover how long it really takes to make one episode plus you get to see the stars 'off screen' between takes. Find out how to get tickets for TV shows in London and be a member of a TV show audience.
June in London - London Weather and London...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in June in London.
London Webcams
Have a look around London even when you're not here via these London webcams.
London Harness Horse Parade
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.
Diana Memorial Playground
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.
How Do I 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.
London Cheap Eats
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.
Oyster Card Review
A review of using an Oyster Card on London Transport.
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 Tickets For Trooping The Colour -...
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 which must be applied for in writing in January and February.
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.
All You Need To Know About the London Camden...
Camden is world famous for its markets which attract more than 100,000 visitors every weekend making it one of London's top attractions.
Afternoon Tea in London With Kids
Everyone loves a tea party so here's a list of recommended places to go to for afternoon tea in London with kids.
The London Marathon
The London Marathon attracts top athletes and amateur runners as they all try to complete the grueling 26.2 mile course. Over 45,000 runners and around half a million spectators line the route as the runners pass some of the capital's most iconic landmarks.
The London Pass
The London Pass is a sightseeing pass to over 55 popular London attractions for a fixed price. Find out how to buy a London Pass, the pros and cons, and then add your own London Pass review.
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.
Visit 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.
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.
tkts Leicester Square
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.
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.
Hampton Court Palace Guide
Find out the best way to get to Hampton Court Palace, London. Page 2.
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.
Best Free London Public Toilets
We all need to need where the best loos are in central London whether we're visiting or local.
Best Free London Museums
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.
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.
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.
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.
St Paul's Cathedral
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.
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.
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.
London Day Trips
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.
Best Indian Restaurants in London
There are many Indian Restaurants in London so this is a list of recommendations.
London Street Art Walking Tour
Follow this suggested walking tour to see popular locations for London street art.
Trafalgar Square Sights
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.
Best Breakfasts in London
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.
Men's Pants / Trousers Sizes
Men's Pants / Trousers Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 4.
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.
Platform 9 3/4, King's Cross Station, London
Kings Cross Harry Potter Platform 9 3/4 London. Page 13.
Petticoat Lane Market
All you need to know about Petticoat Lane Market near London's Liverpool Street station, plus other markets in the area.
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.
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.
Kensington Palace Visitor Guide
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.
Ministry of Sound London Nightclub
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.
London Department Stores
Find out about the best department stores in London. Department stores are usually part of a retail chain but most have their flagship stores in central London.
Top 10 London Luxury Boutique Hotels
Luxury boutique Hotels in London: Boutique Hotels offer a more intimate experience than large chain hotels, and are often much more luxurious. The level of service is much more personalized and the accommodation is usually quite individual.
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.
London Zoo Visitor Information
Information on prices and how to get London Zoo tickets, including ways to save money. Page 4.
Adventure Walks London Map
The Adventure Walks London Map is a pocket-sized fold-out map with 20 sightseeing London walks suitable for families.
Buckingham Palace Annual Summer Opening
How to get to Buckingham Palace using public transport links. Page 3.
Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London
The Ceremony of the Keys at The Tower of London is a 700 year old tradition that takes place every night. Essentially it's locking all the doors to the Tower of London and the public are allowed to escort the warden, as long as they apply in advance.
2nd Top 10 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.
Women's Clothing Sizes
Women's Clothing Sizes Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes.
London Neighborhoods
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.
Madame Tussauds London Visitor Information
Madame Tussauds London Visitor Information
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.
Clarks Factory Shops
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.
Find out more about Brick Lane Market in east...
Find out about Brick Lane market the trendy part of London's east end, plus other markets in the area.
Imperial College Summer Accommodation
Imperial College is the UK's leading science, technology and medicine university. The main campus is in South Kensington, near the big museums. During the summer months they let the student rooms so you can stay in central London at a great rate. I've seen the rooms are they nicer than many budget hotels!
Top Ten London Perfume Shops
If you love fragrances, when you visit London you may well enjoy these London perfume shops for their expertise and unique English style.
Men's Shirt/Suit/Coat/Sweater Sizes
Men's Shirt Size Conversion Chart with UK, US, and European sizes. Page 3.
Kensington Palace Orangery Afternoon Tea
The Orangery at Kensington Palace is a wonderful location to enjoy a well-priced afternoon tea.
Long-Haul Flight Survival Tips
Tips on how to survive a long haul flight more comfortably.
July in London - London Weather and London...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in July in London.
Chin Chin Laboratorists
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.
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.
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.
Tune Westminster Hotel Review
Tune Hotels are a popular no frills chain in Malaysia and Indonesia and this is their first opening in
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.
Top 10 Romantic London Restaurants
London has some extremely romantic restaurants that can make that first date / Valentine's Day / birthday really special. These restaurants have been chosen as they all have something that makes them stand out.
The View From The Shard
The View From The Shard is a premium visitor attraction inside The Shard, the UK's first vertical city. Visitors can enjoy 360-degree views of the capital from 244m (800ft) above the city.
Doctor Who Shop and Museum London
It's not a well-known fact that there is a Doctor Who Shop and Museum in east London. The shop sells Doctor Who merchandise and the museum has props and costumes.
Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race is an annual rowing event on the River Thames in London which started in 1829 and it soon became an annual event between students from these two universities. It takes place on the River Thames in London and attracts a massive crowd of around 250,000 to the banks of the River Thames. The BBC Television audience averages over six million. The event also has a huge international following with an estimated global audience of 400 million in around 180 countries.
August in London - London Weather and London...
Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in August in London.
Gluten-Free London
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.
Best Steak Restaurants in London
Are you looking for the Best Steak Restaurants in London? Look no further, here they are.
Heathrow Terminal 3 Check-In Advice
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.
Free Things to Do in the City of London
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.
Platform 9 3/4
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station. Page 13.
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.
Greenwich Market
Greenwich Market is one of London's best sources for arts and crafts, unique gifts, and rare antiques and collectables.
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.
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.
See Why London’s Peter Pan Statue Never...
Directions on how do you find the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, plus further information about this delightful statue.
Afternoon Tea at The Orangery, Kensington Palace
For a traditional afternoon tea where you can dine in a palace and wear sneakers, you must visit the Orangery at Kensington Palace.
easyBus Review
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.
Free Music in London
Find out where you can enjoy free music in London on a regular basis.
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?
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.
Old Spitalfields Market
All you need to know about the trendy Old Spitalfields Market, plus other markets in the area.
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.
London Underground Tips
Tips and advice on using the London Underground system.
Should I Buy an Oystercard for My Children?
Advice on using London Underground and London transport in general when visiting London and travelling with children.
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.
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.
Trooping The Colour
Trooping the Colour is the Queen's Annual Birthday Parade. Find out when and where to watch this annual event in London.
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.
Chocolate in London
Where to buy and try delicious British chocolate in London.
Mid-Range Afternoon Tea in 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.
Bank of England Museum
The Bank of England Museum tells the story of the Bank of England from its foundation in 1694 to its role today as the United Kingdom's central bank.
Club Aquarium
Club Aquarium has five rooms including a swimming pool and a jacuzzi (towels provided) - and there's no other club in the UK that can make that claim! There are also two dance floors and a chill out room, plus a VIP lounge.
UK Currency Exchange
Currency exchange is available at many different sources in London. Find out about the options and where to get the best exchange rate.
King's Cross Station
There are many Harry Potter film locations in London and this gallery should help you identify some of them including the entrance to Platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross Station. Page 4.
Afternoon Tea at The Ritz
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.
UK Currency Photographs
Photographs of UK Currency
London Cable Car - Emirates Air Line
Technically called Emirates Air Line and part of Transport for London, the London cable car is a way to cross the River Thames from Greenwich to Royal Docks.
The London Dungeon Review
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?
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.
Fabric Nightclub
Fabric nightclub opened in October 1999. The club has a 2,500 capacity so arrive early on Friday and Saturday nights as the queues get really long. They have a 24 hour music and drinking license so clubbers party all night.

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