London Travel Tips
London - the grand resonance of its very name suggests history and might. Its opportunities for entertainment by day and night go on and on and on. It's a city that exhilarates and intimidates, a Monopoly board studded with stellar sights.
It's a cosmopolitan mix of Third and First Worlds, the stubbornly traditional and the proudly avant-garde. But somehow - between 'er Majesty and Boy George, Bow Bells and Big Ben, the Millennium Dome and the 2012 Olympics - it all hangs together.
Royalty. Could there be anything better? Who hasn’t, as a child, whiled away a summer afternoon in apprehensive daydream, imagining that someday, somewhere, we will truly be not just the ...
On February 6, 1952 King George VI died (the king featured in the
film The King’s Speech) and his eldest daughter, Elizabeth, became
Queen. 60 years later we are celebrating her Diamond Jubilee. ...
In the late 16th century, an alderman’s son and aspiring writer and actor headed out from his small Warwickshire market town in search of fame in Elizabethan London. It’s the kind of journey made by ...
London is Britain’s most important rail hub, making it your UK launching pad for train trips to destinations near and far. Day trips, multi-day tours, guided trips and independent touring – there are ...
Celebrate Christmas this year with Viator, and see the top London attractions sparkle away from the crowds!
The Christmas lights, which famously light up Bond Street and Oxford
Circus each ...
Spring was in the air in London, and romance was in the news with everyone counting down to the Royal Wedding on 29 April, 2011. If you didn't make the 2,000-strong guest list for Prince William and ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012
There’s a myriad of festive fun to be had in London this Christmas, but to get you started, here are a few suggestions. 1) Christmas lights: London’s shimmering decorations are some of the best in ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2011
When I first came to London, I was determined to do the one thing I had read about in books, seen in films and on TV, and dreamed about for years: take afternoon tea. Yes, I am sure there are many ...
Written by Tighthead Prop, Australia, December 2010
This is a great little cafe tucked away on Clink St on the South Bank of the Thames, near the Borough Market. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, do great Fairtrade coffee, and the ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, June 2011
One of the things you must do when in London is cross the Thames River at night. Even if it’s freezing cold, deep winter, wrap a scarf around your ears and brave the ice-wind that kicks up off the ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, February 2012
Who else grew up playing with Meccano?
Clearly artist Anish Kapoor grew up playing with Meccano, all those strips of metal you could bolt together to make the weirdest inventions, most of which ...
Horse-racing at Royal Ascot is one of the most important social, fashion and sporting events of the year in England. First run in 1711 under the auspice of Queen Anne, tradition continues with a ...
After years as a bit of an outsider, Bermondsey is firmly staking its place as a great place to go in London for food and drinks. On the south side of the river, not far from London Bridge Station, ...
Written by Philippa Burne, UK, July 2012
If you’re looking to get away from London, here are a few options. Beaches: 1) Southend-on-Sea, Essex This is a lovely seven-mile stretch of beaches not far from London, with the pick being ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, March 2013
You could spend weeks exploring London’s myriad tourist attractions, but with so many sights just a short bus or train ride away, there’s no excuse to only stay in the city. Whether you want to hit ...
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Doing what: Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath Day Trip from London
Get an insider look at the Tower of London, St Paul's Cathedral and the View from The Shard on this incredible Viator VIP tour! With exclusive pre-opening access to the Tower of London, your tour includes the tower's historic opening ceremony and a look at the Crown Jewels with a Beefeater guide. Explore the normally inaccessible Triforium at St Paul's Cathedral, alongside other highlights like the Whispering Gallery and the Crypts. Stop for a 2-course lunch at The Restaurant at St Paul's Cathedral, and then finish your day with a visit to The Shard.