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Free Things to Do in London

From David Bowie and Beckham to Charles Darwin and Dickens, London has captured the world with legendary figures since its founding in the first century A.D. But it's not only the city's celebrities rising to the top—the British pound is rising, too. Don't get knackered looking for cheap deals …

London Travel Guide

London Travel Guide

London Must-Dos

Our experts recommend the top attractions in and around London—with advice on how to get the most out of your visit.<p><b>The British Museum</b> <br>Built around the 1857 Round Reading Room, "Norman Foster's Great Court is a wonderful contrast of old London with new. Afterward, wander through the Egyptian rooms …

Off-the-Beaten-Path Romance

I have to laugh when I see things like “rented” swans, petal-strewn hotel beds, and string-quartet serenades. While truly fine hotels will go to great lengths to help you plan memorable romantic experiences (they might even secure those swans for you if you insist), I’m more interested in simple, …

The Best Holiday Teas in London

Nothing bad can happen at afternoon tea. On the occasional dreadful day when everything seems to be going wrong, I head straight for the teapot to sort out any problems. After sipping a cuppa and nibbling on flaky scones and lemon-drizzled cakes, even the biggest grumps have no choice but to emerge …

How to Drink a Cuppa (Tea)

Never mind that tea wasn’t introduced to Britain until the mid-17th century or that coffee actually preceded it to the Scepter’d Isle: The image of an English afternoon tea is practically synonymous with refined British culture.<p>Traditionally served between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., afternoon tea can be a …

Lovestruck’s five secret London spots for a great date – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 4:30 pm, October 4, 2013 in Secret London, Top 5<p>Dating in London is a bloody nightmare. It’s basically impossible to meet anybody when you …

Eating out on a budget: Time Out’s Top 100 Cheap Eats in London – Now. Here. This. – Time Out London

Posted at 12:15 pm, May 4, 2013 in Food & Drink<p>London may be one of the world’s most expensive capital cities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t eat …

The Best Rooftop Bars In London

*This is last year's article, click here to see our bigger and better selection of rooftop bars and roof terraces in 2015*<p>This is last year's …

Shopping in London

More London shopping ideas<p>Discover the best shopping in London. Whether you’re looking for designer clothing, fun souvenirs or the perfect gift, …

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World Heritage Site

National Restaurant Awards: How London Did

There was probably nowhere in the world last night that had a bigger concentration of top chefs than the City of London, as the culinary great and …

London for foodies

Gone are the days when London’s food scene left more than a little to be desired. These days the British capital is recognised as one of the world’s great foodie destinations, where Michelin-starred restaurants battle it out with inexpensive ethnic eateries, where food markets are the new rock ‘n’ …

London's Best Pizza - Saponara

<b><br>Name:</b> Saponara <b><br>Where:</b> 23 Prebend Street, N1 8PF, tel 020 7226 2771 <b><br>Cost:</b> Pizze are priced around £10, other food options are also available on the …

West End Dining: The Best Pre-Theatre Venues

In the post-work, pre-show rush, it's all too easy to succumb to fast, quick, and sometimes crap food. When it comes to pottering around the West End …

4 London Tours You Don't Already Know About

In a city as diverse and expansive as London, there's no shortage of things to do when visiting. But if you want to explore the city beyond Big Ben and Buckingham Palace, there are any number of tours that delve a bit deeper into London's unique and interesting history. Whether it's a food tour …

London attractions: what to see and do in autumn

<b>Why go?</b><p>After a spectacular couple of years featuring a Wedding, a Jubilee and an Olympics, London has a twinkle in its eye and a spring in its step. Central London has never looked better following huge redevelopment projects everywhere you look: King’s Cross Station and its environs, the …

London Dominates World’s 50 Best Bars Awards

As London Cocktail Week draws to a close for another year, our city played host last night to the fifth annual World’s 50 Best Bar Awards, the …

Where To Drink After Midnight In London

While most of our great metropolis shuts down by midnight, you can still play late at an increasing number of places, if you know where to look. …

Mini guide to pubs in London

In a country known for its watering holes, these are the go-to places for craft beers, gastropub dishes and to soak up the city’s wealth of history.<p>One of the city’s great social levellers, a local can be the place to go for craft beers or gastropub dishes, for feeling the sun on your face in an …

65 Links To Help You Travel Around the World

We’ve been at this whole long-term independent travel game since 1998, and we have a whole slew of great resources to help you with your travels, no …

Family Travel

London events calendar

Events in June 2018<p>Enjoy a striking display of British pomp and pageantry, as you watch the free Changing the Guard ceremony outside Buckingham …

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Oyster cards and travelcards in London

Visitor Oyster cards and Oyster cards are electronic smartcards that come fully charged with credit which you can spend as you travel on the Tube, …

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Traditional British restaurants in London

From historic restaurants such as Rules and Simpson's-in-the-Strand to more recent offerings such as Corrigan's Mayfair and Kensington Place, here's …

London pub tour

There's more than one historic pub in London town, so why not let a guided tour take the strain of taking you to find them?<p>Why try to find the good pubs yourself? Vic Norman knows his historic London inns and taverns like the back of a beermat and runs half a dozen tours, each taking in five or six …

What to see near Oxford Circus: a guide to London by tube

<b>Nearby highlights</b> At Oxford Circus, you need to escape the melee. Try applying for audience tickets at the BBC's Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House on Portland Place (bbc.co.uk). If you can't get in, go to jail: the bar of the Courthouse Hotel (19-21 Great Marlborough Street, courthouse-hotel.com) …