Greater London Local Customs

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  • In Notting Hill
    In Notting Hill
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  • Blending in?
    Blending in?
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Greater London Local Customs


    Buskers? Buskers are street musicians. In many places in the UK the word Musician is horribly misplaced for really awful sounds coming from idiots. The Transport For London (TFL) Authority decided a few years ago that if you ‘can’t beat ‘em – join ‘em’. They have licensed Buskers who have passed an audition and can actually play good quality music....

  • Pubs, pubs, pubs!

    How could you go to England and not go to pubs? Even if you're not a drinker, there's no better way to soak up the local atmosphere.Along with some tasty beer!

  • When you gotta go, you gotta go

    They have (well, at least they did in 2000) public loos that clean themselves off completely between customers.Ain't that clever?

  • statues I

    Throughout London can be found statues erected to commemorate kings, politicians, soldiers, scientists, events and anniversaries. They vary in shape, size and material, but all are interesting and can lead to you discovering more about London's past.1. Edward Jenner, scientist who developed the smallpox vaccine2.George Frederick Watts was an artist...

  • Ontario Place

    I love this place, it's so unusual and pretty. By day it looks like huge and silver, by night it is lit up at the top by a beautiful blue light all the way around the top of it.

  • Circumnavigating the M25

    We actually saw a programme, a few years ago, about this bloke. who lived in Brighton and when he's bored, he jumps into his car and drives the whole way round the M25. Me and Chris were sitting there laughing and calling this guy a sad b@stard. But one Sunday, we had been down through Greenwich and Woolwich, it was peeing down with rain at the...

  • Canary Wharf local newspapers

    Whenever Chris and I go to MacDonald's, we always pick up the two local newspapers from there, The Wharf & Docklands. I like it that there are these two little local rags to bring home as mementos. Each paper tells you what is going on in and around Canary Wharf.The WharfThe Docklands

  • Crossing the Road - but not pedestrians

    You may have read my London Tip on Crossing the Road in which I say that in England you can cross the road pretty much wherever and whenever you feel like it (there are some exceptions like motorways), even on a crossing when the little man is red (the onus is on the pedestrian to cross safely in this case, so of course I recommend you use the...

  • Window Shopping: America vs England

    Don't be alarmed when you see swarms of people just standing outside of shops instead of going inside and looking. They actually shop by looking in the windows very intensly to decide if they want to go in. Watch out where you are going or you might run in to one. To look like a local, do the same. For this reason, most stores present spectacular...

  • Britain's National Heroes

    The British Empire once ruled about a quarter of the Earth's land surface. And at sea, it was said that Britain's borders ended where the coasts of other nations began. All over London are tributes to the country's great national heroes: Nelson, Clive, Cook, Wolfe, Wellington, and many others.

  • Buskers

    What is a busker? A local musician, playing for tips. Some sell CDs. Many are surpisingly good; I hope that some are able to get some decent nightclub gigs. They are a colorful addition to London street life. If you enjoy the music, then please give a tip.

  • It's easy to see why

    London had a pollution problem at one time. Have you ever noticed the multitude of chimney pots per building?


Greater London Hotels

  • The Montague On The Gardens

    The concierge was fabulous, the hotel very grand, and despite the rooms being small they were...

  • Petersham Hotel

    Didnt stay,not at £200 for a room,we just went into the bar darnk and admired the view of the...

  • Ibis London Greenwich

    When walking in the centre I saw there was an Ibis hotel right there. I haven't stayed at this one...

  • Warren House

    Warren Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 7HY, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Rose And Crown

    55 High Street, Wimbledon Village, London, SW19 5BA, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Sofitel London Heathrow

    Terminal 5, London Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, TW6 2GD, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • DoubleTree by Hilton London Heathrow

    745 Bath Road, Cranford TW5 9QE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Premier Inn Twickenham East

    Corner Sixth Cross/Staines Rd, Twickenham, TW2 5PE, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Premier Inn Croydon - South

    104 Coombe Road, Croydon, CR0 5RB, United Kingdom

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

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