London Travel Guide

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London Things to Do

  • London International Airshow

    Aircraft from around the world descend on London every June for a great airshow. You can walk around and inspect the planes, even get in them, and talk to the flight crews. I used to love going to this airshow.

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  • Doors Open London

    One September weekend each year, many sites in London -- both private and public open their doors for residents to see. There is quite a range in the sites available from historic buildings to the top of sky scrapers to museums and parks. Some of the sites are not normally open to the public. in 2008, Doors Open London had 51 sites of which we...

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  • Victoria Park

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Victoria Park is 18 acres in downtown London. We walked through it a few times. As advertised, there are a lot of squirrels hanging about -- and the mandatory statues and war monuments. We saw the park being used as a place to hold a demonstration (on the anniversary of 9/11), as an open-house to encourage interest in the Canadian Military, and as...

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  • Out of town

    Just visited a great place for kids on Thanksgiving sunday with 6 of our grand children. Link http://berryblue.org/farm_fun.shtml . It is called Kusterman's Berry Farm, is between Mount Brydges and Komoka, and is easily accessible from London, Ontario. It has activities for all ages, inclluding pony rides, wagon rides, a corn maze, zip line for...

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  • Eldon House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    During Open Houses, we toured Eldon House which is downtown less than two blocks from my son's condo. Eldon House is unusual as far as period museums as it was donated to the city of London (in 1959) complete with most of the furnishings that the family had accumulated over 100+ years. If I remember what our tour guide said, the family took their...

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  • Museum of Ontario Archaeology

    We visited this museum one Saturday. It is part display museum - discussing the native tribes that lived nearby and explaining how they lived, and outside, it is partly a reconstructed native town with a palisade and longhouse. I had no idea that the natives built walled cities - always thought that was a technique that the Europeans only...

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London Restaurants

  • East Side Mario's

    It's a chain restaurant but the food is still great. And prices are reasonable. I used to live next door so it was very convenient for me! 'East Side Mario's, East Side Mario's, Hey, Bada Boom, Bada Bing' That's the commercial, lol! The bread they bring with the dinner!

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  • McGinnis Landing

    I picked this restaurant for its menu - it looked to me to have a good mix of menu items, for its price - seemed reasonable, and its location - away from the main centre of London. It seemed to be a hit with us all. The service was prompt but not overwhelming. Of course it wasn't a busy period so they didn't seem to mind us lingering and...

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  • Sebastians Market

    The food is great here but it's the dessert counter that I really went for. I would sometimes just go and order dessert and take it with me. There's every kind of dessert imagineable. We used to buy birthday cakes here, though they're on the expensive side. But really worth it! This pic from their website. The cake pictured is the Chocolate Grand...

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  • Poutine

    We decided to stop in London to grab a bite to eat instead of waiting until Niagara Falls, we didn't have any idea what we would find in London but I'm glad we drove the extra few miles past strip after strip of chain restaurants along Wellington Street from Highway 401 and found the downtown area which looked like it had a wide selection of unique...

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  • Tasty food, Noisy atmosphere

    The Tasting room's claim to fame is the fact that they have some menu selections which let the customer taste four different wines or four different appetizers.They have a great central location on busy Richmond Street. The disadvantage of the restaurant is that the bar and restaurant share a relatively small space and we found dinner conversation...

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  • GOOD FOOD -- GOOD FUN!

    May 21, 2006Hans and I drove up to London, as Valerie (Tropicgirl) and Ken were in town and we were meeting up with them for lunch. Also there was Jane (CDNJane) and Melissa (Sibella). We all met up at CRABBY JOE'S TAP & GRILL at 557 Wellington S.Hans had Joe's Ribs & Wings Combo ($17.99) - half rack of Joe's BBQ Ribs, chicken wings & served with...

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London Nightlife

  • Bernie Bob's, at least that's...

    Bernie Bob's, at least that's what it was called or maybe it still is. That's the only bar I've been in London. It's on the main road. It really depends on the type of person you are and what you like. Since that is really the only place I've been I can't say much about it. The dress code is very casual, t-shirts and Jeans. There are some people...

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  • Yeah right! In Forest, there's...

    Yeah right! In Forest, there's one bar that may or may not be open in the evenings. I'm really not sure.Forest has a lot of churches. Forest is in cottage country so the dress around here is pretty casual whereever y0ou go.

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  • Elephant and Castle

    This is a British style pub/bar/restaurant. I used to spend so much time here. A few New Year's Eves as well. They've got a dance floor if you feel like boogying. They also used to have pool table, been a couple of years since I was there so not sure if they still do. If you need to use the phone they've even got one of those red English phone...

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London Transportation

  • General travelling info in London

    I will give you both our and our son's experiences. First, for a proper London area vacation you need a vehicle. Sure there is lots to do downtown - pubs, restaurants, churches, museums, parks and the like. For all these things, we walked from our downtown accommodations. But London is a sprawling city - so for many things you need wheels. Also,...

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  • Street parking

    All of the streets we went down near Richmond Street had metered parking, I think it was $1.25 per hour which was cheaper than the lots which were $2.50 for a 1/2 hour so try to find a spot on the street and make sure you've got some Canadian change.

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  • Travelling to and around London

    I will give you both our and our son's experiences.First, for a proper London area vacation you need a vehicle. Sure there is lots to do downtown - pubs, restaurants, churches, museums, parks and the like. For all these things, we walked from our downtown accommodations. But London is a sprawling city - so for many things you need wheels. Also,...

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London Shopping

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  • Covered market

    After our heart attack in a box we were looking for something sweet before hopping back in the car, a local pointed us to the Covent Garden Market, an indoor market place with a variety of different foods-fruits & veggies, meat, fish, baked goods, chocolates, ice cream and a number of places with prepared ethnic food. There is also a farmer's...

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  • Downtown Farmers' Market

    On weekdays, Covent Garden Market is a building where many vendors have their stalls. In these stalls we found fresh pastries, organic foods, meat, cheese, tourist fair, and more.On Thursday and Saturday mornings, a farmers' market is added. In September we saw garden fruit and vegetables, plants, etc. We read that the farmers' market runs from May...

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London Local Customs

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    by janika Written Apr 26, 2006

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    Located in Wonderland Gardens, This small building, right at the bike path is an ideal place for the visitors to combine a good walk in the garden with a quick visit in the museum.
    Gaetano Alberto Guy Lombardo was a Canadian bandleader and violinist, in one word, a musician. His home-town was London, Ontario. This museum was erected to commemorate his life and work. The address is: 205 Wonderland Road South London ON N6K 3T3

    Guy Lombardo Museum in London
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London Warnings and Dangers

  • London doesn't like Litter-bugs

    Just like to remind you that like other places, London doesn't like trash lying around. Please use the litterbins... they have places for recycling and for garbage. This was taken in Victoria Park.

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  • Be aware of the traffic lights...

    Be aware of the traffic lights and the crossing traffic in London... my cousin explained it to me like this: 'Green means watch out, yellow means speed up and red means 4 more cars to go thru...' heh heh heh... no more comments...

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  • Do not leave anything valuable...

    Do not leave anything valuable in your car. We had a rental car outside a restaurant at lunch time and someone smashed a window to get at what he thought was a laptop computer. He dropped it and ran when we came out but we had to get another rental car and were delayed for a couple of hours. This is supposedly not an uncommon event. Park your car...

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London Off The Beaten Path

  • Out of town - Day trips

    Port Stanley Located about a half hour drive south of London on Lake Erie. This small town has an amazing beach and there’s lots of lovely shops for browsing in and spending all your money. I really like it though in the fall when the leaves have changed and the drive down is gorgeous.

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  • Memories

    THE ILLEGITIMATE BABE THE NICK NAME ON THIS PLANE Out of 1000 Canadian built planes A total of 28 Mosquito's crashed or were lost en-route or went missing due to icing problems, damaged oil coolers, oil temperature Gage failures ( causing pilot to shut down the engine) RADIO FAILURES when right engine was shut down as it supplied the power. oil...

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  • Woodland Garden

    Woodland Garden is a place where locals go on nice days and weekends to enjoy nature, walk, bike, rollerblade or jog. The garden is full of flower-beds, big trees and artistically landscaped terrain. All this by the river and close to the Guy Lombardo museum. A good spot to meet other people, especially locals.Address: Wonderland Rd, South, London...

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London Sports & Outdoors

  • LABATT MEMORIAL PARK

    Home of the London Majors, LABATT MEMORIAL PARK is a baseball stadium near the Forks of the Thames River in central London and is believed to be the Oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world, dating back to 1877.The main entrance to the ballpark, which is 8.7 acres in size, is at 25 Wilson Avenue. It has a wonderful natural grass...

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  • London Knights

    if you happen to be in london during the OHL hoceky season, it's worth while seeing a Knights game. That's if you can manage to get tickets because they do tend to sell out fast. London has a relatively new arena, the John Labatt Centre(JLC) which is conviently located in the heart of downtown. So after the game if you're not broke(beer is pricey...

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  • Memories & Recollections

    Been takin for a ride in of these! My uncle used to be a firefighter for the City of London Fire Department, and i just loved to listen to his 'adventures' when he came back from his shift! And those firetrucks.... mmmmmmmmhhhhh... they used to be yellow like in the pic, but they went back to coloring them red again! And the sound... the horn that...

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  • Visit the town center

    When we got off the highway onto Wellington Street we saw strip mall after strip mall filled with chain restaurants, most of them American chains that we can find, or should I say avoid, back home. Without any real idea of where we were going, we followed the signs for centre ville/town center and found the lovely downtown area with shops and...

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  • LONDON FESTIVALS

    London has tons of events planned during the year. I will highlight here some of the festivals that London is well known for. My information comes from the "London Visitor's Guide" that I received from the information center. LONDON FESTIVALSPasta Festival - May - Covent Garden Market - www.coventgardenmarket.comLondon International Children's...

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