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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

Traffic, Driving and Crossing Roads Tips (80)

Crossing and transport

I've lived in London for a few years and I noticed that some tourists are not as careful as they should be when it comes to..crossing a road!! People drive extremely fast in particular areas and you...
Feb 05, 2016


PEDESTRIANS:Push the button and wait for signal opposite.Cross with care.These traffic lights for pedestrians still amazes me; a classic design with still bulbs inside; how long will it take to become...
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Jan 16, 2016

Your still liable for the congestion charge...damn

If you drive a car into central London (see map) or hire a car, then you are liable to pay Uncle Ken's congestion charge (even if buffon Boris runs the place these days). It operates Monday-Friday in...
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Apr 01, 2014

Check the Proper Direction

We drive on the opposite of the road in Canada and I was thankful for the signs at my feet that told me which direction to look for cars. I was always looking the wrong way for the cars. All to often...
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Oct 26, 2013


If you don't have a great walking stride, prepare yourself for the big walk if you fly United from the USA to London and taking the London Connect to Paddington Station. You get out on gate 49, the...
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Apr 20, 2013

Reading a map!

Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus, the catchy title of the 1992 bestseller by John Gray, succinctly expresses an ancient dilemma. What--if anything--do men's and women's brains do...
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Sep 21, 2012

Watch when crossing.

Since Londoners drive on the left side of the road, it's important to make sure you look the right way when crossing the street. Often times you will see directions painted on the street at crossings...
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Sep 13, 2011

Crossing the road.

You are most likely to encounter 2 kinds of pedestrian crossings in Britain.1) Zebra. This has black and white stripes across the road (hence the name) and flashing Belisha Beacons. You MUST put your...
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Apr 04, 2011

Prepay Congestion Tax for Driving Central London!

Central London has a Congestion Tax for driving private vehicles. The tax is £8 per day. Neither car rental companies, nor hotels, nor car parks warn you of the tax which must be prepaid or very heavy...
Apr 04, 2011

Will this work on oxford street ?

There has been quite a bit of talk this year (2010) about introducing a scheme that has been kicked around for a few years. The idea is to introduce a 'slow lane' for those ambling along Oxford street...
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Nov 14, 2010

Hire Cars

Personally if you're going to be staying in the city itself, i really would think twice about hiring a car for your stay. Public transport although expensive and a pain, is the fastest way to get...
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Jul 13, 2010

Don't take your car

If you want to get around London I would recommend the tube or thameslink train, it is a nightmare getting into London by car, also beware the tube strikes, everything and everyone is thrown into...
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May 09, 2010
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"Maybe it's Because I'm A Londoner...."
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Things to Do Near London

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Lambeth Bridge

If you want to take pictures with Panoramic Views of Big Ben and Parliament and even side views of the famous London Eye, the best views are not from Westminister Bridge but from the Lambeth Bridge...
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London Duck Tours

I didn´t do this becaus lack of time and I didn´t know it existed untill it was to late. I looked at the website and it sure looks cool to take a ride with this boat thing. For more information look...
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County Hall

The rather grand looking County Hall on the south bank of the Thames, used to be the home of the Greater London Council but this is now based in the shiny new City Hall further along the Thames. Now...
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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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Big Ben

this will be my tips and picture of the Night View of Big Ben, taken from the Thames River at Night. The Most Photographed Area of Westminister Area will undoubtedly be the Big Ben, and it is the...
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Lambeth Palace

On the south bank of the Thames next to Lambeth Bridge this medieval complex of buildings has been home to the Archbishops of Canterbury, the most senior bishop of the Church of England, for over 800...
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