Each Friday night the streets of London come alive with the whirring of hundreds of tiny wheels, as a huge crowd of rollerbladers, quad skaters and skateboarders shoot through the city center, accompanied by blaring music. This is London’s Friday night skate (FNS), one of the most thrilling ways to get the inside scoop on the city’s hotspots.
Category: Free Things To Do
April 1, 2013
With the Mayor of London instigating a cycling revolution in the British capital, London has worked hard to cement its reputation as a bike friendly city. A fun, eco-friendly and cheap way to get around the city, London offers a surprising array of bicycle routes even for those unaccustomed to urban cycling and a large number of the city’s sights are easily accessible by bike.
March 4, 2013
With its magnificent dome presiding over London’s skyline, St Paul’s Cathedral is not only the seat of the bishop of London, but is one of the city’s most famous landmarks. One of the largest churches in Europe, dedicated to Paul the Apostle, the cathedral sits atop Ludgate hill, the highest point of the City of London financial district, and remains a major tourist attraction, not least for the spectacular views afforded from its tower.
January 28, 2013
A creative hub where London’s flair for the eclectic is center stage, Camden has long nurtured its reputation as the city’s most rock’n’roll district and its unique markets are as popular among London’s mohawked youths as they are with international tourists.
January 22, 2013
Photography enthusiasts, don’t miss the inspiring Ansel Adams exhibition at the National Maritime Museum which is on until 28th April 2013. Along with the iconic Snake River and Yosemite images, you’ll also get the chance to some of his earliest work. The video of him being interviewed is worth watching–I liked the idea of the “negative” being like the score in music, and the “developing” like a conductor who interprets and brings the image to life.
December 28, 2012
The mania of 2012′s Olympic games may have died down, but there’s still plenty of reasons to visit London in 2013. Here’s our top picks of the capital’s best attractions.
1. Best Museum
November 7, 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 the world and none are as impressive as the Oxford Street display, in the heart of London. November 5th was the official lights-on date, marked by a celebrity studded ceremony and crowds of thousands. This year’s lights were switched on by British pop stars Robbie Williams and Leona Lewis, and viewing places will be ticketed so book your place now.
October 2, 2012
London has long been the destination of choice for avid shoppers and with its reputation for thrifty fashions and vibrant street markets, so it’s no surprise that the capital offers bargain hunters some of the world’s best flea markets to rummage through.
September 25, 2012
Those unaccustomed to the British weather would be forgiven for thinking that England rains non-stop once the summer months are over, but there are few times as delightful as autumn to be in the city of London. Coastal winds soar over the country, shaking a rainbow of leaves to the ground. Watch as the hazy sun spills from the clouds to create an idyllic setting for strolling through woodlands or cycling in the park.
September 13, 2012
The flame has been extinguished and London‘s 2012 Olympics is over, but memories of the big event will live on as the custom built sporting arenas and public areas are refurbished and reopened to the public.
Olympic Park is set to reopen as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the first stage, North Park, opening up in July 2013, and the area becoming East London’s biggest public park, equipped with event stages, children’s playgrounds and 35km of walkways and cycle routes.The remainder of the 560-acre (230-hectare) park, including hockey and tennis facilities, The South Plaza and stadium, the aquatic center and the Orbit, will be open by Easter of 2014.