A first trip to London is kind of like walking into your favorite store and not knowing where to look first, there’s so much to see and do. This means planning can turn into a daunting task. Should you visit both Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s? Buy tickets for a West End show ahead of time or try to get discounted tickets once there? Is the tube really the best way to get around? (The answers are yes, wait for discounts unless there’s a show you’re set on seeing, and yes again.)
Category: Tours & Activities
August 4, 2015
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.
July 21, 2015
When it comes to food, London has come a long way from its former bland reputation, and today the British capital offers roaming foodies a startling variety of ethnic cuisines, gourmet gastronomy and wholesome homegrown recipes. This is a city where you can splash out on 3-Michelin-star cuisine and meet friends for High Tea one day, then eat fish and chips on a park bench or grab a kebab at 2am the next; be served by a celebrity chef or dine at one of the world’s best curry houses. Eating out in London is no longer boring or bland – it’s an eclectic, multi-cultural, multi-sensual journey that has something to impress the most discerning gastronomes. To help you get started, this foodie guide to London has all the tips on where to go and what to eat.
July 14, 2015
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.
July 7, 2015
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:
July 1, 2015
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.
June 24, 2015
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.
June 16, 2015
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.
June 5, 2015
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.
May 29, 2015
Celebrate the 2015 summer solstice at Stonehenge – only available June 20 and 21. Book now!
The ancient stone circle of Stonehenge has likely been the focal point of solstice celebrations since Neolithic times and today, the annual summer solstice is still the most atmospheric time to view the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Huge crowds of sun-worshippers, druids and revelers descend on Stonehenge to celebrate the longest day of the year and it’s an experience unlike no other.