London’s winter fair

This weekend, the annual Bankside Frost Fair is happening down alongside the Thames near Shakespeare’s Globe. 400 years since it was first held, its really worth checking out and of course its free. Its been running for the past 5 years and seems to get busier every year. Last year they had reindeers for the…

New years Day

Q: We will be arriving in London on New Years Eve and wonder if there are any attractions/shops/museums open in London on New Years Day. A: Yes, most places should be open in London on New Years Day, though if you have some specific museums in mind it might be worth checking on their websites.…

Bunhill Fields

I only discovered this wonderful place earlier this year when my new job took me to a different part of London. And what a great find it is. Part old burial ground dating back to Saxon times (though most of the remaining graves are from the mid 1700’s onwards), it sits nestled behind some busy…

A scooter commuter

Earlier this year I changed jobs. And so, dreading the prospect of travelling for at least an hour each way by bus to my new offices, I had to find another way of making the daily commute to work. Arise, the trusty scooter. Now I have to say that before this year, I had never…

UK Currency

Q: What is the currency used in London? I see every that the Euro is referenced, but I thought London used GBP? I have never been to Europe before, and I am trying to understand everything, or at a little before I get there Thank you. A: Yes, the currency in London is Pounds Sterling…

Lord Mayors Show

Q: I will visit london during 9nov-13nov, how’s the weather during this period? is this a rainy season? do i need to bring wind-breaker? when is the lord mayar day, i know usually is during nov but what date? A: The 2007 Lord Mayors show will be on Saturday 10th November from 11am. More info…