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"London Bike Tour - East
"London is a city of stunning contrasts. Her rich past is well preserved while her modern face shows how architecture trade and culture have evolved in their own unique settings. For those trying to discover London on their own or hoping to glimpse her from bus or coach many of her secrets will remain a mystery.The London Bike Tour is a much more exciting way of exploring the city. You will be provided with a bike and guide and escorted on a tour though the cycle routes
From GBP24.00
SeaLife London Aquarium with Thames River Sightseeing Cruise
"Start your adventure at Westminster Pier Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier. Westminster Pier is conveniently located next to Houses of Parliament Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. It is also only a short walk from Whitehall Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square. Tower Pier is ideally located next to Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Once you have your ticket you can also hop-on and hop-off from London Eye pier located next to the London Eye and just two minutes walk from London Dungeon and London Aquarium. Greenwich Pier is located next to the famous Cutty Sark clipper
From GBP42.00
Royal Observatory and London Thames River Cruise
"Enjoy two of London’s great attractions with this stunning and flexible tour of the river Thames with entrance to the world-famous Royal Observatory in Greenwich! Hop-on and hop-off your river sightseeing cruise from any of four conveniently located pier before discovering the past present and future wonders of astronomy at the Royal Observatory. Explore how great scientists first mapped the seas and the stars and then stand astride two hemispheres at the home of Greenwich Mean Time and the world-famous Meridian Line.Start your adventure at Westminster Pier Tower Pier or Greenwich Pier. Westminster Pier is conveniently located next to Houses of Parliament Big Ben and Westminster Abbey. It is also only a short walk from Whitehall Horse Guards Parade and Trafalgar Square. Tower Pier is ideally located next to Tower of London and Tower Bridge. Once you have your ticket
From GBP28.00

More Warnings and Dangers in London

General warnings, part 2

... and some more signs (it never ends).Some of them you will see at major shopping streets as the old buildings require regular maintenance and the walkways are being 'tunneled' by scaffolding. It...
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Dec 30, 2015

Public City of London toilets

This tip only applies to the City of London - the financial district around the Bank of England. Although there are some public toilets they are not always easily found and due to funding cuts some...
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Nov 15, 2015


Not everything is what it looks in Soho!I have seen this area changing through the years. Still it seems to be hard to develop this part of town in a way that fits many interests. It looks like the...
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Aug 23, 2015


I have no doubt that when water taps were first invented they had separate taps like these. Not only are they still made like that here, they are all too common. So what’s the problem? Well one is hot...
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Jul 30, 2015

The famous British Bobby - or not!

Take a look at the attached photo. Two men wearing black Magnum boots, dark uniform trousers, utility belts, stab-proof vests, hi-visibility jackets and dark blue forage caps so they must be...
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Apr 15, 2015

500 pounds fine

Be aware there is a hefty penalty for urinating on the streets.We are talking a fine up to 500 pounds!The same goes for feeding the birds at certain places....and even spitting can be fined with a £80...
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Dec 09, 2014
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Beware- Safety on Thames Path

If you are walking or cycling along this section of the river between North Greenwich station and the Cutty Sark it’s a section by the Thames Path on the National trail that it doesn't have any safety...
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Aug 09, 2014

The Weather.

What is the weather going to be like? is probably the most asked question about the city on all travel websites.London's climate is relatively mild compared to other places of similar northern...
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Jul 23, 2014

Escalator Etiquette

This is pretty serious. You'll embarrass yourself at the very least if you get this wrong.STICK TO THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ESCALATOR UNLESS OVERTAKING.Treat the escalators of London like a highway -...
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Jan 26, 2014


On my walks in Central London i noticed that there are much less public toilets than there used to be, which posed a problem in the cold weather. So you have the choice of popping in to a pub to...
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Nov 29, 2012


This is a warning for people like me, who come from countries where we don't pay for seating.I am not used to it, so when I see a seat in a park, I sit, only in London, you soon are asked to pay for...
Sep 07, 2012

God damn London is busy

With so many people walking about at all times of night, they become part of the scenery. And they move. It's like a constantly changing landscape. You can look up at a building, into a shop window,...
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Aug 26, 2012

Driving on the left side

The roads - almost always- have markings that help you remember to stay on the left. For example, when approaching a T-junction, the left side of the road has broken double white lines and a...
Feb 02, 2012

Health and safety hazards in West End theatres

Attending a West End musical is one of the absolute highlights of a visit to London, and well worth the expense. Having been lucky enough to indulge in two West End musicals - the excellent Billy...
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Jan 24, 2012

Top Hotels in London

34-40 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 7TW, United Kingdom
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15 Montague Street, Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, London, WC1B 5BJ, United Kingdom
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1 Kensington Court, Kensington, London, W8 5DL, United Kingdom
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41 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0PS, United Kingdom
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The Strand, Charing Cross (Formerly Thistle Charing Cross), London, WC2N 5HX, United Kingdom
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252 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7EN, United Kingdom
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Tower of London

A piece of trivia learned from our Yeoman Warder guided tour: Charles II believed "If the ravens leave the Tower, the kingdom will fall…", and so, even today, seven ravens are kept at the Tower (the...
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Westminster Abbey

The 19 metre high Corinthian Column formally known as the Crimea and Indian Mutiny memorial is a tall marble and limestone column topped by the figure of St George slaying the dragon and carved by J R...
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British Museum

There is so much to see in this museum you could probably spend a whole day and still not see everything. If you don't want to spend THAT much time here, or arrive later in the day like me, there is a...
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Coca-Cola London Eye

I have a bit of a thing for feeling nervous on the top of tall structures, enjoying the views, so for me things like this are a must do. I had previously visited in 2005, but thought GF would enjoy it...
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Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace was originally Buckingham House and owned by the Duke of Buckingham before being bought by George III and eventually becoming the official Royal residence when Queen Victoria and...
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St. Paul's Cathedral

One of London's most well known sights is St Paul's Cathedral, designed by Sir Christopher Wren to replace a previous cathedral destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. It was finally completed...
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"Maybe it's Because I'm A Londoner...."
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"Gor Blimey guv''r having a larf......"
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"Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner ..."
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