Priding itself on its cultural and political diversity, the British capital has long been a place where people can speak their mind and there’s no better example of this than London’s famous Speaker’s Corner, an area of the city devoted to free public speech. Karl Marx, Lenin, William Morris, George Orwell and Lord Soper have all taken to their soapboxes at Speaker’s Corner over the years, and with students, preachers and political figures continuing to use the space, the public forum is just as relevant today.
Category: Suggested Itineraries
September 2, 2014
With their lavish lifestyles and time-honored traditions, the British monarchy have long drawn the attention of the world, and with young Royals like Prince Harry and everyone’s favorite couple Prince William and Kate hitting the headlines, the Royal family has never been cooler. Whether you want to stroll through the halls of the Queen’s palace, gawp at the Crown Jewels or picnic in a Royal park, here are 8 of London’s best royal attractions.
August 26, 2014
With the summer crowds thinning out, students heading back to school and the sun still shining, visiting London in September is the perfect time for sightseeing. The British summer isn’t quite over yet and Londoners will be celebrating their last sunny days with a busy schedule of festivals and events. Plus, don’t forget that many of the city’s summer tourist specials will still be ongoing, like the summer opening of Buckingham Palace and Parliament and the BBC Proms concerts.
July 22, 2014
With over 240 museums ranging from internationally renowned institutions like the Natural History Museum, the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, to floating museums like the Cutty Sark or quirky expositions like Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, London’s museums offer something to satisfy even the most curious visitors. But while you could settle for an afternoon marveling over exhibits at the Science Museum or checking out the latest installation art at the Tate Modern, there are also plenty of unique ways to explore London’s museums, like touring by candlelight or sleeping over in a museum. Here are a few ideas.
July 15, 2014
For one of the world’s most populated capital cities, London still manages to maintain a wide variety of greenery and whether you’re feeding the ducks in Hyde Park or spotting tigers at London Zoo, wildlife lovers will find plenty to get excited about in the city. The city is also home to one of Europe’s largest inland wetland projects, the London Wetland Centre, where children can spot wildlife in their natural habitats and bird-watchers will be in their element.
June 19, 2014
A global trendsetter in art, music and fashion; an architectural pioneer; and one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world – the British capital is nothing if not unique. But while you’ve surely got a whole list of must-do attractions to check off your list – riding the London Eye, tucking into afternoon tea at the Ritz, visiting Buckingham Palace – save some time in your trip to enjoy some of the things that you can only do in London.
May 27, 2014
With a day travel card costing more than £10 and a ticket for the London Eye costing almost £30, traveling in London is not a wise choice for cash-strapped travelers. Of course, savvy visitors will know that pre-purchasing a London Pass is the most cost-effective way of taking in the sights and buying an Oyster card is the cheapest way to use the London Underground, but budget-conscious Londoners have a whole host of other money-saving tips. Want to know how to enjoy free entertainment, DIY sightseeing tours and a meal for less than a fiver? Here are 10 insider tips for discovering London on a budget.
May 13, 2014
At the heart of one of West London’s most affluent neighborhoods, shopping on King’s Road in Chelsea offers everything from high street stores to exclusive designer boutiques, but there’s more to the iconic street than just a place to max out your credit card. Rocketing to fame during its 1960s heyday, King’s Road boasts a long history at the center of the capital’s fashion industry and the boulevard remains steeped in pop culture legend.
April 15, 2014
A true 24-hour city, London comes alive after dark and as one of the world’s busiest, most cosmopolitan capitals and the epicenter of Europe’s music and theater scene, it’s no surprise that the city’s nightlife spans all tastes. But with so many bars, clubs and live music venues to be found in every corner of the city, it can be hard to know where to start. So to help you plan your night, stay safe and sample the best that the British capital has to offer, here’s our complete guide to nightlife in London.
April 1, 2014
With the royal wedding, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and a new heir to the throne, Britain’s Royal Family have been making headlines around the world over the last few years, and following in the footsteps of the Royals is a popular choice for visitors to the capital. Along with watching the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, touring Hampton Court Palace and marveling over the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, visiting Windsor Castle from London is one of the capital’s top Royal attractions and makes an easy day trip.