Tea for a group

Q: I will be in London with 25 of my students in mid-April. Looking for inexpensive ways to explore with them so that they can EXPERIENCE London – rather than just do the “tourist” thing… Also looking for a nice place to have tea with my young ladies… any suggestions would be most helpful and…

the RV1

Q: Hello and thank you for designing a low cost bus route. I do have a shortened time frame and wondered if the bus RV1 operated in both directions. In other words, can I board RV1 at Covert Garden and take it to Tower of London? Or does it only operate the other way? Thank…

The London Pass

Q: I’ve read about the London Pass, online. It’s 117 euros with travel (tube regions 1-6)for 6 days. Would this be somehthing worth purchasing? I don’t know how much a tube trip costs… so.. 🙂 Thanks! Location missouri, usa A: Understanding London’s public transport fare structure would probably be considered a degree level course in…

Upcoming Events

This time of year, I receive lots of emails from people asking me for tips on what to do in London over the christmas / new year period.Here’s a website which might be of use. It’s called Upcoming. Simply go to it and search for London, England (under “where?”). Life in London (part of www.londonforfree.net)

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…