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London Itinerary: The Perfect 5 Days

London is an incredible city, filled with sights to explore, museums to visit and things to do. While you can capture the essence of the city during a 3-day stay, 5 days in London gives you a chance to get to know the city better and even plan a day trip out of London. However, London has never been a […]


British Film Institute: Getting a look at the UK’s film archives

The British Film Institute (BFI) is the home of the national archive of film and television, with one of the biggest collections of filmed material in the world. The Institute currently holds over 50,000 fiction and 100,000 non-fiction film – some dating back over 100 years – as well as about 625,000 TV programs. The extensive archives also include silent […]


Christmas Services in London

If you’re in London over Christmas and want to get into the meaning of the season (at least before the pubs open), here’s a listing of some of the major churches in central London that will be holding Christmas services. NOTE: Remember that on Christmas Day there’s no public transport. To attend Christmas Day services, you’ll need to walk or […]


London’s Outdoor Ice Rinks

Outdoor ice rinks have become increasingly popular in London over the last few years, opening for a month or two on either side of Christmas. Many of London’s top tourist attractions have taken the opportunity to install rinks, taking advantage of some of the city’s most spectacular settings to provide uniques places to skate. Here’s a rundown of where you […]


New Year’s Day Parade in London

The 25th anniversary edition of London’s New Year’s Day Parade will take place on Saturday, 1 January 2011. Organizers are hoping half a million people will push aside their hangovers, forego the snooze button and stream into central London to watch the 2.2 mile parade. The Parade starts at 12 noon on the corner of Piccadilly and Berkeley Street outside the […]


London Sightseeing Bus Tours

Taking a sightseeing bus tour is a great way for first-time London tourists to simultaneously learn the city’s layout and take in some of its most famous attractions. These tours can also be fun for travelers who’ve been all over London, and yet still haven’t seen the city from the touristy side of the street. Here’s a look at some […]


Markets in West London

Bayswater Road Market Address: Bayswater Road, W2 2UD – Map Nearest Tube: Lancaster Gate, Bayswater, Queensway Market Type: Art in every conceivable medium Open Sunday 10am-6pm Chelsea Antiques Market Address: 245-253 King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 5EE – Map Nearest Tube: Sloane Square Market Type: Antiques, collectibles Open Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm Marylebone Farmers Market Address: Cramer Street Car park, off Marylebone High […]