Overview / Tips in One, London
Hans and I are just a short drive (120 miles ) from London, Ontario. There's LOTS TO SEE & DO here. I have already highlighted some of the Festivals London has in my "General" Tips section.
There's lots to keep you fit in London with 20 km of paths, much of it winding along the Thames River, for walking, cycling or in-line skating.
Shopping - oh yeah - Covent Garden Market (located downtown ) which was established in 1845, is one of London's most treasured cultural landmarks, with public spaces both indoors and out - White Oaks Mall, located on Wellington Street in London's south end - Masonville Place in the north end - Westmount Shopping Centre in the west and along Dundas and King Streets downtown.
For entertainment you have the 10,000 seat John Labatt Centre which brings big name music acts, broadway shows, Hockey games and other events to the city.
Western Fair is held annually at the Western Fairgrounds where you'll also find trade shows, agricultural events, raceway & Slots.
For Family Fun there is Fanshawe Pioneer Village which takes visitors back in time to the sights and sounds of a 19th century village. Storybook Gardens, a unique year-round attraction, which has been a family favourite since 1958. Hans and I took our children there when they were little and they just loved it, esp. the "Little Old Lady in the Shoe".
Many, many other attractions which you can find through the website.
Discover the city! Okay, okay... a car can be very convenient, and since i got a drivers licence, i use a rental car or my cousin´s car to get around town... but hey, u see the most and get a very good impression of the citizens and the city when discovering the city by BUS... yeah, the LTC´s bus system is pretty good, methinks... except that they do not run late at night! But their bus routes go from north to south, east to west... and a few loop routes...they take u everywhere... for example, the No.4 bus (Oxford East) takes u all the way from the north-east (Airport) to the south going thru downtown... a nice 70minutes right... i dunno if they are as cheap as they used to, but i loved the transit system in London! Not a single bus route i haven´t tried... ;o)
The buses take u all over the city, and i used to watch with interest the people in the bus... can be quite fun =)