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By Laura Porter

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    • Top London Vegetarian Restaurants Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      A longtime vegetarian recommends the top 10 London restaurants that keep vegetarians and omnivores coming back for more.
    • London Cheap Eats - Eat for Under a Fiver Created: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      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 dr...
    • Top 10 London Attractions - Great Places to Visit in London Created: Thursday, January 20, 2011 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      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 include...
    • Peter Pan Statue in Kensington Gardens Created: Saturday, December 30, 2006 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Directions on how do you find the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, plus further information about this delightful statue.
    • British Museum Visitor Information Created: Thursday, January 25, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      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...
    • Are Dogs Allowed on London Underground Tube Trains? Created: Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Find out whether dogs are allowed on the London Underground, along with restrictions and byelaws in relation to London transportation.
    • Pay As You Go Cell Phones In London Created: Saturday, April 29, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      How to choose a cell phone (mobile phone) for your vacation in London, England.
    • Sea Life London Aquarium Created: Saturday, December 20, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Sea Life London is one of Europe's largest displays of global aquatic life and includes a glass tunnel walkway encased in a gigantic blue whale skeleton.
    • September in London - London Weather and London Events Guide Created: Friday, April 28, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in September in London.
    • Easter in London Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      What do to at Easter in London - from annual church services and hot cross bun collections to what's on this year.
    • Notting Hill Film Locations - Self-Guided Walk Created: Saturday, March 10, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      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 ...
    • London Tours Created: Sunday, May 03, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      London tours are a great way to see a lot of the city in a short time which is what most visitors need.
    • Laduree in London Created: Wednesday, July 29, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Laduree, the famous Parisian creators of the macaroon, has two locations in London. Find out where they are so you can stop by on your next trip.
    • Icebar London by Ice Hotel (Formerly known as Absolut Ice Bar London) Created: Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      Icebar London by Ice Hotel (formerly called Absolut Ice Bar London) is the first permanent ice bar in the UK - the walls, bar and tables are made of ice.
    • How Do I Get to London From London City Airport? Created: Tuesday, February 21, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      London City Airport is located 7 miles (11km) to the east of London. London City Airport (LCY) handles short flights with an emphasis on business travel.
    • Top 10 Things for Kids to Do in London Created: Tuesday, July 24, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      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.
    • Best Toddler-Friendly London Attractions Created: Thursday, January 01, 2009 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      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.
    • Divertimenti Cookery School - Growing Gourmets Created: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      The Divertimenti Cookery School in London offers a program of Growing Gourmets classes for junior chefs to learn new recipes and kitchen skills.
    • Top 10 Cheap London Hotels Created: Sunday, November 04, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      You can beat the exchange rate by staying in one of these recommended cheap London hotels.
    • Before You Visit London for the First Time Created: Monday, February 19, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Before you visit London for the first time there is a lot to consider so use this guide to help you plan your vacation.
    • Doggett's Coat and Badge Race Created: Wednesday, June 21, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Doggett's Coat and Badge Race is an annual rowing race on the The River Thames in London.
    • The Chap Olympiad Created: Friday, August 04, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      The Chap Olympiad is a hilarious annual London event held in July. Some of the unusual 'sports' include the Three Trousered Limbo, Cucumber Sandwich Discus and Pipe Smoker's Relay, all in the hope of going home with the coveted gold cravat. It's a chance for the British to show what they do best: dress inappropriately, drink G&Ts, and make complete buffoons of themselves.
    • RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show Created: Monday, July 21, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Find out all your need to know to plan a trip to the world famous RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in London, UK.
    • Wireless Music Festival Created: Wednesday, April 26, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Wireless Music Festival has moved to Finsbury Park for 2014. It still offers the hottest live music acts around right now.
    • Wimbledon Tennis Championships Created: Sunday, June 24, 2007 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      The last week of June and the first week of July is Wimbledon Fortnight when the All England Lawn Tennis Club Championships take place.
    • June in London - London Weather and London Events Guide Created: Friday, April 28, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Find out about the weather, what to wear, highlights, public holidays, and annual events taking place in June in London.
    • London Open Garden Squares Weekend Created: Monday, June 05, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      London Open Garden Squares Weekend is the chance to see gardens not normally open to the public.
    • Trooping The Colour Created: Monday, May 29, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      Trooping the Colour is the Queen's Annual Birthday Parade. Find out when and where to watch this annual event in London.
    • The London Marathon Created: Friday, March 24, 2006 Updated: Sunday, April 13, 2014
      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.
    • Contact the About.com London Travel Writer Created: Thursday, March 09, 2006 Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014
      How To Contact Laura Porter, the About.com Guide to London Travel.
    • Buckingham Palace Annual Summer Opening Created: Thursday, July 31, 2008 Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014
      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.
    • How To Get Cheap London Theatre Tickets Created: Thursday, April 03, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      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 theatr...

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