Category: Sightseeing

London in September: Weather, Events and Things to Do

September 1, 2015

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London, England

Summer might be coming to an end in London and the nights getting cooler — the average temperature in September is 16°C, with highs starting off around 20°C (make sure to pack a light jacket or raincoat, as well as a warm sweater for the evening hours) — but there’s still plenty to see and do in London in September. Here are a few dates for your diary.

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London in August: Weather, Events and Things to Do

August 4, 2015

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London in August

It’s the busiest and sunniest month in the British capital and there are plenty of good reasons to visit London in August. This is the time to rent a deckchair in the park, relax in a beer garden or cool off at one of London’s lidos, but there are also a host of open-air festivals, seasonal markets and alfresco events to fill up your itinerary. Here are a few of the most important dates for your diary.

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Visiting Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

July 14, 2015

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Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, London

Few London landmarks are as iconic and universally recognizable as Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the grand Gothic building and huge clock tower that loom over the Thames riverside, fronted by the Westminster Bridge. It’s the instantly recognizable postcard image of London and for many first time visitors, one of the must-see attractions at the top of the sightseeing itinerary.

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London in July: Weather, Events and Things to Do

July 7, 2015

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The Buckingham Palace summer opening, one of many things to do in London in July.

With the City of London Festival in full swing and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships finals drawing huge crowds, there’s plenty to see and do in London in July, and it’s the ideal time for a day at the beach or a road trip to the Cotswolds. This is the time of year for alfresco drinking, picnics in the park, watching a movie under the stars and swimming at London’s lidos, but be sure to add these dates to your diary too:

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Queen Elizabeth and Kim Kardashian at Madame Tussauds

July 1, 2015

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Queen Elizabeth at Madame Tussauds, London.

Madame Tussauds will be welcoming some new faces this summer, as the legendary waxworks museum gets set to host two special exhibitions, featuring two famous icons from different sides of the Atlantic.

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Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

June 24, 2015

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Buckingham Palace, London. Photo courtesy of Rightindex via Flickr.

Ever wondered where the Queen of England takes her afternoon tea, or where Will and Kate will be introducing their newborn to its Royal relatives? Well, now’s the time to find out, as the magnificent Buckingham Palace opens its doors to the public for eight weeks only.

Few Royal buildings are as famous as London’s majestic Buckingham Palace and while watching the daily changing of the guard is a must-see attraction for many tourists, the real highlight of the year is the Buckingham Palace Summer Opening, when mere mortals get the chance to walk in the footsteps of Royalty.

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Shopping in London Knightsbridge

June 23, 2015

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Harrods, London Knightsbridge

With its grand central boulevard flanked by tall Victorian buildings and neighboring districts including Kensington and Chelsea, Knightsbridge has long been one of London’s most exclusive postcodes. For those who can’t afford a 5-star Belgravia apartment or chauffeur-driven Bentley, shopping in London Knightsbridge is the next best thing, with access to some of the city’s most iconic department stores and a chain of luxurious boutiques.

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Eight Quirky Things to Do in London

June 16, 2015

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Emirates Air Line #6 by Warren Chrismas (CC BY 2.0)

From unique ways to explore London’s museums to afternoon tea with a twist in London, there are plenty of fun ways to spice up your sightseeing tour in the British capital, and there’s no excuse for sticking to the well-trodden tourist trail. To help you add something a little different to your trip, here are eight quirky things to do in London.

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5 Things Not to Miss on a Short Trip to London

June 5, 2015

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The London Eye, London

Teeming with iconic landmarks and renowned for its world-class museums, busy shopping districts and non-stop entertainment, London is the ideal choice for a short getaway or stopover, but with so much to see and do it can be hard to know where to start. First-timers can take in the highlights on a London in One Day Sightseeing Tour, but there’s much more to the British capital than just the top attractions. To help you plan your itinerary and maximize your time in the city, here are 5 things not to miss on a short trip to London.

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10 Great Ways to Enjoy Summer in London

May 26, 2015

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London is always better when the sun is shining and with the influx of visitors comes an array of seasonal entertainment and events. Whether you want to cool off at a Lido, relax in a beer garden or party at a music festival, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy summer in London. Here are some ideas.

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