London is one of the most fascinating cities in the world. It’s a place filled with culture, history, excellent nightlife and a lot of things to do. The following itinerary is based on my 5-days stay in London (back in March 2011). Among the sites visited are: British Museum, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Bucking Palace, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s […]
About 30 miles to the southeast of central London, at Chatham in Kent, the Dickens World indoor theme park is based around the life, times and stories of one of Britain’s greatest authors: Charles Dickens.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Royal Albert Hall, located in South Kensington on the south side of Hyde Park, just opposite the Albert Memorial, is one of the most famous music venues in Britain. Though it’s generally known for featuring classical music, just about every type of music is played here, and it also hosts many non-musical events.
The bustling promenade between Waterloo Bridge and Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank of the River Thames is known as The Queen’s Walk. Created to honor Queen Elizabeth’s II’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, this founding stretch of the 184 mile-long Thames Path is one of London’s most important cultural centers for theatre, music and contemporary art. It’s also a lovely part […]
If you’re at the Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday morning, why not get your picture taken for free by a professional? Every Sunday, London-based photographer Seamus Ryan invites members of the public to take part in a session of shoots in his studio under the title Sunday Shoots. In each shoot, he gets ordinary people to express different emotions […]