November marks the start of the winter months in London but while the frosty mornings might not make you feel like sightseeing, it’s still an atmospheric time of year to visit. Towards the end of the month, the streets of London will be illuminated with Christmas lights and festive decorations, and it’s a great time for early Christmas shopping, free from the crush of holiday season tourists.
Category: Travel Tips
October 6, 2015
Autumn in London might mean shorter days and cooler nights, but it’s still an atmospheric time to visit the capital, with colorful fall foliage blanketing the city parks and a host of festivals and events to distract you from the cold. Fewer crowds and shoulder-season prices also make visiting London in October a good time for sightseeing, after which you can warm up with a traditional pub dinner.
September 12, 2015
With the spookiest night of the year just around the corner, London is all set for its annual ghoulish makeover, with shop windows decked out with jack-o-lanterns and fake bats, trick-or-treaters taking to the streets and a whole week of special events, horror movie screenings and costume parties. Renowned as one of the most haunted capital cities in Europe, Halloween in London is the ideal time to discover the city’s dark side on a London Ghost Tour or follow in the footsteps of London’s most notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper, but they’ll also be a host of family-friendly scares to enjoy at the city’s top attractions.
September 8, 2015
From Royal mementos and keychains emblazoned with red telephone boxes and double-decker buses to the ubiquitous “I love London” t-shirts and endless Union Jack memorabilia, London’s souvenir shops are bursting with kitsch keepsakes, but there are also plenty of quality souvenirs to be found in the city. Whether you want to invest in a timeless designer item, bring a taste of England back with you or seek out a uniquely British gift, here are some ideas for the best souvenirs to buy in London.
September 1, 2015
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.
August 18, 2015
Whether you’ve blown all your funds during your summer holidays or are saving for the holiday season, autumn is the ideal time to save money in London. To help you make the most of your trip without breaking your budget, here are 25 free things to do this fall in London.
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.
August 2, 2015
Downton Abbey’s highly anticipated Season 6 won’t be hitting the small screen until later in the year (US fans will have to wait until 2016), but those looking to get their fix of all things Downton will want to add August 16th to their diaries. For one night only, guests are invited to attend a special champagne reception and tour at the real-life Downton Abbey – the magnificent Highclere Castle, owned by the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.
August 1, 2015
With its awe-inspiring sights, interactive museums and round-the-clock entertainment, London has something for even the most difficult-to-please family members, making it the ideal destination for a family vacation. Whether you’ve got teenagers to impress or little ones to keep amused, there’s no need to miss out on seeing the sights – many of London’s top attractions are kid-friendly and many offer family value tickets, and discounted or free child entrance.
August 1, 2015
Whether you want to walk in the footsteps of royalty, discover England’s rich literary heritage or visit one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities; there are endless opportunities to explore outside of the capital. To help you plan your itinerary, here are three of the must-do day trips from London.