How to Learn for Free in London

London is a global center for knowledge and home to several of the top-ranked universities in the world, Nobel prize winners, philosophers, and world-class museums. However, much like everything else in London, learning here can be prohibitively expensive. Putting aside the fact that a bachelor’s degree in the Big Smoke will set you back around £50,000, even…

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How To Get Around London With A Car

Whether you live in London or you are a temporary visitor, driving in this city can be hectic and challenging. The fact is, a car is a more convenient mode of transportation, and there is a way to make your drive through London less daunting.   Congestion is inevitable, but you can learn to control…

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Moving to London – What You Need to Know

Moving to a city for the first time can be a challenge, particularly when it’s a capital city. London is the 27th largest city in the world, with a population of about 8,674,000. It is comprised of 32 boroughs and the City of London, which is a central area of about 2 square miles. The…

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Cheapest Football Clubs to See in London

Most of the tourists that come to England know that the country is synonymous for one thing- football. The passion for the game in the country is unique, and no other place in the world comes close to matching the love for the game. However, despite the most popular clubs such as Manchester United and…

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4 Ways to Add Luxury To Your Holiday in London

A well-deserved holiday should never be made with compromises, yet unfortunately, it’s often the case that where you put your money has to be carefully selected, and other options may be forfeited in order to afford it overall. If you have made the decision, however, that you would like your dream holiday tailored to luxury…

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Free Ways To Be Entertained In London

London is the most expensive city in the United Kingdom to visit, and for that reason, it is vitally important for visitors who are on a budget to look at cheaper or free options to enjoy while they are in the capital. The abundance of options which are available in the city means that it…

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The pros and cons of living in London

Are you considering moving to London? Relocating to the capital is a big step to take, and so you need to establish whether this is right for you. To help you decide, you should take a look at the following pros and cons, which will help you figure out if you’re well suited for London…

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Best free services to find work in London

There are countless ways to find employment but what we often struggle with is looking in the right places. A great place to start is in local newspapers such as The Metro, City AM and the Evening Standard which provides information on jobs for free. But if you’re really serious about finding employment, then the…

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Free wi-fi and Internet in London

Be it for work, residence, or tourism, London is an incredibly popular city. Rife with culture, sightseeing, and recreational activities, London is enjoyed by millions of people every year, with its networks of overground trains, underground trains, and buses making it very easy for people to explore England’s capital city. However, for what London has…

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Ways to save money in London by using online services

London is home to some of the most historic and world-famous entertainment venues in the entire world, with thousands of tourists visiting the capital city each year to experience what we have to offer. Unfortunately, over the last few decades, it has become increasingly difficult for those of us who actually live in London to…

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How to get free food and drinks in London

The bright lights of London are ones that attract millions of holidaymakers each year as countless tourists visit the nation’s capital to visit such historic landmarks as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben and St Paul’s Cathedral.   But it’s not just the buildings that are steeped in history that are so attractive to people who are…

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Plan your London trip with these free apps

London is one of the most happening spots on the planet. Everyone either wants to live or at the very least visit the city once in their lifetime. Therefore, it’s probably best to think about what you will need when the dream eventually becomes reality. Whilst planning a trip to the capital city of England…

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Fun Team Building Ideas for Businesses in London

If you are looking to boost rapport in the workplace and to improve overall productivity, your business could benefit from bringing in team building exercises. Here are just a few team building ideas for businesses in London. Flight Club Shoreditch If you are looking for an activity that uses game play and state-of-the-art technology, the…

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The Best Free Sports Events In London

London, the capital city of England, is the destination for millions of people throughout the year for a number of different reasons. One of the main draws is the sporting events that regularly take place such as football matches and boxing events. These sorts of spectacles require you to pay if you want to watch…

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How to Eat for Free in London

Yes, there really are ways you may be able to eat for literally nothing in the UK’s capital city. But this isn’t easy. So before we get into how to eat for absolutely nothing, maybe we should concentrate first on ways to eat for next to nothing. Surprisingly, London’s street food can be incredibly cheap.…

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The Best Free Festivals in London This Summer

London is a hugely popular city for tourists. Just look at the 2015 report published by the Office for National Statistic (ONS). The ONS data confirmed that London saw a record-breaking number of tourists as a massive 17.4 million overseas visitors headed to the capital, which was an increase of 3.5% when compared to 2013.…

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Why You Should Visit Harley Street in London

If you have never heard of Harley Street, you’ll be interested to know that it is one of the most famous medical districts in the world. If you want to visit a street that has been graced with the presence of Florence Nightingale or Stephen Hawking, then you should visit this street located in Marylebone…

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The Best Places to Visit In London For Free

There is no city in the world today that has more or better places to visit than London. Aside from world-class museums, nearly all of which are free, London has beautiful parks, captivating cemeteries, lively markets, remarkable viewpoints and stunning churches. Here are some of the best places to visit for free in London. National…

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The Top 8 Free Things to Do In London

London can compete for the title of the most beautiful city in the world anytime. It is also one of the most intellectually stimulating. And you must know that half of that fun can easily be yours for free. Yes, London offers its best public services for free or at very affordable rates. Here is…

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London at Xmas vacation

A lot of people want to go to London at Xmas vacation. This makes sense, given the tremendous popularity of London as a tourist destination in the first place. For some people, having a holiday vacation means finally having the time and the energy to travel in the first place. People who rarely get to…

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Best Places To See in London

London is one of the most popular tourist capitals, so it is quite difficult to give advice which you haven’t already heard somewhere else. So, we tried to compile a list of sightseeing gems that make the longest impression on the visitors, because, in the end, all we remember about our trips are emotions. List…

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Free Summertime Activities in London

Every Londoner dreams of summer. It’s the time when mists and rains subside and the whole Jack The Ripper atmosphere gives way to sunny days and warm evenings. If you’re interested in spending a nice summertime weekend at the capital (but you’re a bit short on dough), this article is for you. It’s hard to…

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Your Guide to London’s Top Bus Tours

Is your next holiday destination London, England? Are you looking to make the absolute most of your time and ensure you see all the top attractions? If so, a bus tour could be the best way to experience what London has to offer. The itineraries make sure to hit up all the top spots, plus…

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Cockney rhyming slang: d’you know the Hampden?

That’s ‘the Hampden roar’, of course – or ‘the score’ to non-Cockneys. Don’t worry if you feel like you’ve already fallen at the first hurdle, though; given how many alternatives exist for almost every phrase in rhyming slang, you’d be just as likely to hear ‘Bobby Moore’, ‘Jude Law’, ‘Ali McGraw’ or any of a…

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London in Springtime

Lots of people all around the world are going to travel in order to enjoy London in springtime. London is one of the most famous travel destinations in the world in any season, of course, and this is not going to change any time soon. However, some cities are going to be especially beautiful at…

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Building your own Business in London

London has always been, and remains a great place to do business. The population mix and cultural diversity makes the city a buzzing environment for commerce and innovation. Being situated at the heart of the world’s most iconic cities makes London one of the most strategic locations for you to build a business empire. The…

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London At Christmas in 2016

London is an exciting place to visit any time of the year, but it becomes even more magical during the winter when preparations are being made for Christmas. The whole atmosphere of the city changes and there are many things that you can see and do that you would not be able to in a…

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London in Winter

Many people all around the world are trying to prepare for winter in whatever way they can. Winter is not a time for celebration for many people. There are individuals who consider winter to be their favorite season of the year. However, London in winter is not a particularly joyous occasion for a lot of…

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Halloween in London

It’s time to bite into the guide for the celebration of Halloween in London. This year, we will be celebrating Halloween on Monday 31st October and it goes without saying that London is bursting with some superb events to make you sink your fangs into. After carving your creepy pumpkins and transforming your white bed…

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Walk the Circle Line

This free walk has been written by Gavin, who is a freelance writer and the creator of Sketches in Travel, a travel and lifestyle blog that looks to inspire and entertain its readers to explore destinations such as London. He is available for other writing work, contact him via email. ‘Set yourself some challenges’, I said to myself. ‘Push…

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Boudiour Inspiration for 2017

The master bedroom is a sanctuary. Far from just a place to sleep, it has become a refuge from everyday life. This is why it’s so important to make sure your bedroom best reflects your personality. If you’re finding your surroundings dreary, why not give it a fresh lick of paint, or get that dream…

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Five of the best package getaways from London

With the world’s busiest single-use runway at Gatwick Airport and the highest volume of international traffic at Heathrow, every year sees millions of holidaymakers depart the skies of London to take a well-deserved break from the norm. However, organising flights, transfers, accommodation and insurance can be a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why more…

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The best free apps for travelers in London

Whether you are a foreigner traveling to London or a local, no doubt that in order to keep your idle times when on the road, one sure thing to break the boredom is through your mobile phone. Indeed, with the innovations of smartphones nowadays, entertainment applications are certainly the first things we all look up…

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Free Aboriginal artist exhibition

The October Gallery is holding an exhibition this month from the 11th of September to 11th of October. SAMANTHA HOBSON: Our life … is land … is culture At 27, Samantha Hobson is one of a handful of young celebrated Aboriginal artists exhibiting widely both in her native Australia and overseas. Life in London (part…

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Fitzroy House open for visits

Fitzrovia dates back to the 18th century and has been for many years well known for its writers and artists. From H.G. Wells and George Orwell, to Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf – its inhabitants have left an indelible mark. Although it is well known that the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw resided in Fitzroy…

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Motorcycle tracks in London

Q: Is there a motor cycle speedway track in London, If so where is it. Location Australia A: I’m not aware of any in London but there are two that are only a couple of hours drive away: – Donington Park – Silverstone Here’s a link for more info, http://www.hottrax-online.com/product_info.php?products_id=15228 _ _ _ _ _…

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Group day tickets

Q: Thank you for your site with friendly suggestions. As a teacher, I will visit London with a group of 30 students and I was surprised by the expensive tickets for tube. We are staying 4 days. Can you tell me more about Group Day Tickets (for groups of 10 or more). Is it a…

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London at Easter

Q: I liked your site! But I wounder if Easter is a good time to visit London? I saw that you liked it! Thats how I found your site but I suspect that everything is closed during Easter? Museums and shops? My husband and I are planning to go the 20-23 of March. But are…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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)

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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…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Beatles places in London

Q: I used to have a list of Beatle places you could do a self-guided walk of, i.e. Abbey Road, the store, etc. Do you have a link to anything I could use for this? I can’t find my list and we leave next week…aaahhh… Thanks! Peace. Unfortunately not at the moment. However, I believe…

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Walking in Chelsea

Q: Any interesting walks around Chelsea, Knightsbridge? A: Try this walk – from a different site to mine. http://www.london-footprints.co.uk/wkchelsearoute.htm _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ London for Free FAQs (part of www.londonforfree.net)

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Beatles Tours

QUESTION Are there any truly comprehensive Beatles tours which include all of the highlights of their collective careers, especially where they were in London? ANSWER The most comprehensive Beatles tours I am aware of are provided by this company. http://www.beatlesinlondon.com/ I haven’t actually done them so can’t comment on just how comprehensive they are but…

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London pubs

This week is Community Pubs Week in London. Now, I love London pubs. They come in all shapes and sizes. There are the big “converted from a bank” trendy types where there are loads of different designer beers on tap but you’d struggle for a pint of Carling, the “tiny place on the corner” drunk…

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Its not just on Big Brother

You’d have to have been living under a rock for the past week not to have heard about Big Brother and all the racist stuff going on. Now frankly, I detest the program and rarely watch it (and only do to remind myself how awful it is) but I’m actually surprised it has taken so…

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New Year in London

Ah, new years eve. It brings back fond memories of watching the fireworks, drinking wine and then walking home in the moonlight. In Sydney. Sadly, its just not the same in London. The weather is probably the main reason. And prior to this year, so it seems, the fireworks in London were …… well, pitiful…

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Christmas Shopping

Well, I tried. After doing my best to ignore the fact that christmas was only a matter of weeks away, I decided yesterday to try and get most of my off-line shopping done in one go. And then I chose to do it at PC World. For those who don’t know PC World in the…

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Day trips to Stonehenge

Q: Are there tours to just Stonehenge or do you have to include Bath and Salisbury? A: This company seems to go direct to Stonehenge. http://www.stonehengetours.com/ Their web site says: We operate daily tours, departing from London which include Stonehenge and explore the surrounding area – rich in History, Myths, Legends and Mysteries. We also…

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Free events at Christmas

Q: I am visiting London with 12 Dutch bilingual teenagers, (15-16 yrs) the week before Christmas. I would love to hear of any suitable (Christmassy) events during that week on top of the usual. Especially the ‘for free’ things. We are already planning St.Pauls Evensong. But I am short on any disco (ok, with a…

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Cheap haircuts

Q: Hi, can you please tell me if there is anywhere in London where I can get a free or cheap haircut. It has to be good, though. A: Try checking out the Vidal Sassoon School of Hairdressing at 56 Davies Mews, W1Y 1A7. Tel: (020) 7318 5202. They often run offers for cheap or…

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Aussie food

One of the things I missed about “home” when I first moved to London many years ago was Aussie food. For the first few years, I’d plead with my parents to send me parcels containing cherry ripes, milo bars, violet crumbles and more. Then I discovered the Australia Shop in London. An aladdin’s cave of…

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A little Hidden London

There are loads of places in London which tourists would probably love to see – if they knew they existed. One of my favourites is Postmans Park, at the Barbican. Lots of memorials to civilians who have lost their lives whilst performing heroic acts. Fishing people out of rivers, pushing them out of the way…

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Life in a post office queue

There is no queue quite like a post office queue. Go into any post office in London at almost any time of the day and you will see a classic British institution – the queue. You rarely see them anywhere else these days. A long line of people just standing around, looking at their watches,…

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Short term luggage storage

Q: We’ll be travelling in the UK in October/November. Can you assist with advice on where to store baggage for a day when we arrive in London? We’re arriving at Heathrow on an early morning flight and don’t book into our accommodation at Highgate until late afternoon. Any assistance much appreciated. A: Your best best…

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London on heat

Why is it that it FEELS so hot in London when it is actually not any hotter than places like Thailand, Greece and Sydney that I have visited in summer? Reasons? 1 – London shops typically have crap air conditioning and refrigeration. I was talking about this with a cabbie yesterday. How come when you…

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The fans deserved better

It’s interesting to read the Guardian’s comments about yesterday’s failure by the England football team. Suggesting we welcome them back as heroes. For failing, yet again? For progressing no further than they have previously? As an Aussie living in London, I will always support Australia in any sporting matches. So maybe my comments are a…

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A great place to work

Last week, I had the pleasure of arranging a forum for around 50 work colleagues. Now, in many places, the options for a venue would probably include the local hall, a breakout room at the office and maybe some place no more than an hour’s bus or train ride away. But in London, the choices…

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The great north v south debate

Apparently, last Wednesday night the Museum of London hosted a debate on north v south London. Another one of those London topics, like congestion charging and the state of public transport, that everyone seems to have a view on. Well, here’s mine. I don’t care. Never did care where in London I lived – north…

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A Big Decision

yep, after loads of thinking about it, weighing up the pro’s and con’s, I’ve decided to sell my car. It will be an interesting experience to be car-free, having owned a car since I was 17. But the fact of the matter is that I just don’t drive it. Its impossible to park in London…

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The best and worst of London

The Sydney Morning Herald web site recently ran an article about The Best and Worst of British. It was actually about the fun and perils, well mostly perils, facing any young Aussie backpacker who ventures over to London for a working holiday. The “worst” fell into three areas: – accommodation and how expensive it is…

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The family records centre

I have recently started documenting and digging further into my family history (10 convicts and counting). Many of my ancestors came from England and so when I read that the Family Records Centre in Islington, north London was holding a free family history talk, I took the opportunity to go along to it. After encountering…

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Leaving London – when and why?

Every year – usually between January and March, when the weather in London is grim – I think about heading back to Oz. And so it happened today. There I was, sitting at my laptop at 7 am on a cold and drizzly “day” (still pitch black, really, outside.) In accordance with my usual work…

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English icons

http://www.icons.org.uk/ The Government has launched a web site to allow people to nominate their favourite English icons. Among those listed include the routemaster bus, stone henge, a cup of tea and the FA Cup. You can also vote for them at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4594660.stm Personally, my favourites are stone henge, the red phone box, the traditional circular…

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Rail fares

Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Passenger groups condemn rail fare rises another great reason for working from home as much as possible. Its incredible to think that people pay thousands of pounds a year to commute into London in cramped, smelly, unreliable trains. Give me buses anytime – and its one more reason for…

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Similar christmas days

And so I spend my 13th christmas day in London. Every year I have the same classic English christmas and I love it. Lots of wonderful, traditional christmas food: turkey, veg and christmas pudding. Followed by watching films I have already seen but that seem strangely more enjoyable when watched on christmas day with a…

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Christmas in London

Visit London – Christmas site As an Aussie, I have fond memories of baking hot christmas days – swimming in our family pool, riding my bike in the sunshine and playing football with my brother and mates. Sadly, I also have memories of “traditional” christmas dinners – hot roast ham, chicken, vegetables, gravy and my…

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Trick or Treat, or just plain dangerous

Being an Aussie, I find it intriguing the way Londoners behave at Halloween. I mean, I live in south London – the place where the budget for decent street lighting ran out. So picture this scene – its 8.30 pm at night, dark and rainy. There’s a knock at my door – 2 young kids…

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The last of the routemaster buses

link what a sad day for London. Along with red phone boxes, they typify the city – and are very popular not only with people who live here but also with tourists. oh well – another one down to mayor Ken. maybe one day they’ll bring them back again. Until then, they will only run…

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Abbey Road

I get lots of requests to add a Beatles walk to my web site and so its next on my list to do. In the meantime, this link may be of interest – its about peoples’ visits to the famous Abbey Road crossing. http://www.43places.com/places/view/201230 Life in London (part of www.londonforfree.net)

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Let’s talk about the weather

why not, most people in London do. It’s very odd. For a country so small in size, the weathermen spend a lot of time analysing it. Even the news bulletins for London provide an analysis of the weather across different parts of the city. Places that are less than 10 miles apart. It’s going to…

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Why Australians come to London

BBC NEWS | England | London | City culture ‘lures Australians’ I have to agree with their reasons for coming here – to travel around Europe and enjoy London’s culture and museums. Shame they didn’t ask what they don’t like about coming here. It would probably be the food, crowds, prices and litter. Life in…

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Travelling on the Underground

BBC NEWS | England | London | ‘Fix found’ on troubled Tube line ah, the Underground – as unreliable as ever. I see the northern line has been out of action for the past few days. My first job in London back in 1989 was in the city. That meant I had to use this…

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Who am I?

probably a good thing to start with – I am an Australian who has spent the past 16 years living in inner London. When I first arrived, my immediate impression was how expensive everything seemed to be compared to Sydney prices anyway. That gave me the idea for my website, London for free, which I…

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Changing the Guard

Q: Would they be Changing the Guard on Saturday May 17th at 11.30am? A:For information about times for Changing of the Guard, see this web site www.changing-the-guard.com _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ London for Free FAQs (part of www.londonforfree.net)

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Fish and Chips

Q: WE WILL BE IN LONDON IN SEPTEMBER FOR ONLY ONE DAY. WHERE CAN WE GO FOR YOUR BEST FISH AND CHIPS? A: supposedly, the best place for fish and chips in London is a cafe called Fryer’s Delight. It’s in Theobald’s Road, near Red Lion Square (near Holborn). It is very popular with London…

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Indoor London

Q: I will be going to London in late November of this year. There will be 18 of us (all family) ranging in ages 7-72. How cold is it normally that time of year? What are some things you can do indoors and still get the typical London experience? (This will be my 2nd trip…

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Dracula

Q: my girlfriend is in LONDON for the next two weeks and shes very depressed and shes doing a thesis about Dracula so… is there anything in LONDON that might have something to do with Dracula that she could do? A: Here are a few Dracula-related things she might like to do: – visit the…

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Football matches

Q: We are going to London on the 9th of April to the 12th, we want to see a fotbol match,do you know where they are and how much a ticket costs? A: have a look at the link below, which shows what matches are on during the time you will be in London. http://www.footballtickets.eu.com/football/football04.htm…

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Day trips out of London

Q: What would you suggest for a one day trip outside the city? A: Depending on what you wanted to see – to see the seaside (Brighton), take a train – 1 hour journey – from Victoria. To see a castle – Hampton Court Palace – take a train – half hour or so journey…

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Dollars into Sterling

Q: What is your best advice on converting currency? Should I do it before leaving the US? When in London where are the best rates available typically? A: I think the rate sterling to dollars is around 1.85 at the moment, which is better for the pound than it has been for some time. So…

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Christmas Services in London

Q: When and where might my wife and I attend a nice Christmas or Christmas Eve church service? The religious denomination is not as important as knowing that the service will be in a beautiful setting with excellent music A: There are lots of churches around central London so your choice may depend on where…

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Parking in London

Q: I have to come to London by car. Each country has different parking rules. Could you please explain me how to park a car in London? Is it a web site with London’s parkings? A: it depends where exactly you will be wanting to park a car. In central London areas (zone 1) there…

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To Paris from London

Q: I would like to know how to travel from London to Paris what is the cheapest companies (bus, railway). A: going to Paris by coach and booking it in advance is probably the cheapest – see this link. http://www.nationalexpress.com/p.cfm?n=gel&agentid=elhm Eurostar is quicker but also usually more expensive (train from Waterloo). _ _ _ _…

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London in 36 hours

Q: My wife and I are planning a trip to see our son, who is currently serving in Africa, in the Peace Corp. We have about 42 hr. layover in London between our arriving and departing flights. (This will be on the 2nd weekend in May.) My question is, what would you do if you…

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Pubs with kids

Q: I have planned a visit to London in April with my wife and 2 children aged 16 and 12. Are their any pubs who will allow is in for a drink or if necessary to have a meal. A: you should be able to take your children into any pubs that have dining areas.…

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Euros and Voltage

Q: can I pay in Euro in London and do I need an adapter for electrical sockets and which voltage do they have ? A: in some of the major shops you can pay in Euro, but most only take sterling. Yes, you will also probably need to bring an adaptor (not sure where you…

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Distances between Attractions

Q: A group of 48 adults and children are visiting London in June for 2 days we would like the children to see many of the main attractions in London. I cannot find a map that shows the distances between some of the attractions as some of the children are only 5 we need to…

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Duration of Walks

Q: I was wondering how long both your “Royal and Political Walk” and “South Bank Walk” are? I’m young, and walk fairly quickly. A: if you start the royal / political walk from westminster tube station (opposite Big Ben), it would probably take you 90 minutes or so to do (just how fast do you…

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Travel Cards

Q: How much does the tube pass cost? For how much time is it valid upto? We would like to have the tube pass valid for 10 days. A: there are lots of different types of fares – have a look at this site. http://tube.tfl.gov.uk/content/tickets/quickFares_2004.asp _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _…

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Pubs and restaurants

Q: Give us some suggestions of your favorite Pubs, restraurants, sidewalk cafe’s, or anyother places to go. A: One of my favourite pubs in central London is the Dickens Inn, at St Katherine’s Dock. A suggestion for you for a fun evening out: – get yourself some free tickets for a Saturday night to the…

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Top 5 must see places

Q: hi, could you tell me what is the top 5 must see places in london ? A: depends on your interest really. But I believe the top 5 tourist attractions are currently: – the London Eye – the Tower of London – The London Dungeon – Madame Tussauds – Westminster Abbey _ _ _…

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Bookstores

Q: I have a question concerning bookstores in london.There’s supposed to be a street near covent garden where there are ”only” bookstores. the problem is that i cannot recall the name of the street. A: are you thinking of Charing Cross Road? It runs parallel to Covent Garden. There are other stores in the road…

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Black museum

Q: How does one see the Black Museum? A: check out their site for information on opening hours and location http://www.touruk.co.uk/london_museums/black_cultural1.htm _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ London for Free FAQs (part of www.londonforfree.net)

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Travelcards

Q: What kind of travel card would you recommend for the underground tube if we will be there for 3 days? Or do you have any suggestion for us to move around besides using the bus. Anyway thanks a lot for the bus info. A: suggest you buy one day travelcards for each day that…

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Where to stay

Q: We are planning to come visit London. There will be 4 adults. Do you have any suggestion as to where we should stay???? We don’t want to stay in a bad place but we don’t want to pay a lot of money to stay either. We plan to do a lot of sight seeing…

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London at Christmas – 2

Q: I would like to visit London between 26.12-3.01.05. I am asking you if and which museums are opened in that period? I really hope that I can visit anything without being afraid that because holiday they’ll be closed. What about stores? Are they opened? I also like to visit London’s surrowndings. Are the buses…

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221B Baker Street

Q: Is Baker Street 21B a real address or just an address in the Sherlock Holm’s stories? A: 221B Baker Street is a real address but Holmes is of course only a fictional character _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ London for Free FAQs (part of…

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London in 3 days

Q: My Mother and I will be visiting London for the first time next May 2005 and will have three full days for sightseeing before heading to Dover for our cruise. I am trying to figure out how to plan seeing the many sights in three days. I would love to get your suggestions, as…

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Medieval restaurant in London

Q: I heard about a restaurant near Tower of London where the waitreses are dressed like in XVI century and the food served there is the same or almost the same with the food served to Henry the 5-th, and in the same kind of dish.Do you know what am I talking about? If yes…

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Christmas lights

Q: Whats the best way to see the christmas lights of london without having to pay to go on a tour bus ? A: you could get on any bus from Marble Arch that goes down to Piccadilly Circus. Then you will see the lights on Oxford Street and also Regent Street. Then get off…

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London at Christmas

Q: I live in Spain. I will travel in London next Chrismas. I arrive in London 23 desember and return Spain 26 desember. What can I do in London at Christmas? A: just about everything will be open in London over Christmas, apart from many of the shops and public places on Christmas day, so…

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In winter with a child

Q: Is it safe healthwise for me and toddler to visit London during winter? A: not sure where you are visiting from but if you are used to cold weather, you should be fine in London. It does have its cold days but as long as you and your youngster wear warm clothes, you should…

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Harry Potter tours

Q: can you tell me, who provides a “harry-potter-tour” (visiting filming locations)? A: I believe a company called London Taxi Tours does these types of tours, but they aren’t free. I know you can see the sign for platform “9 and three-quarters” for free, at Kings Cross station. _ _ _ _ _ _ _…

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From Gatwick for 4 people

Q: What is the cheapest transportation option for four (4) people going from Gatwick Airport in the UK to London (Citadines Apart’Hotel Holborn-Covent Garden? How much would a taxi cost? A: In my view, the cheapest way to get from Gatwick airport to Covent Garden is to get the Gatwick Express train into Victoria and…

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London Eye

Q: which is the best way to obtain tickets for london eye A: http://www.ba-londoneye.com/ I would book directly with the booking office either online or by phone: Phone bookings can be made by calling +44 (0)870 5000 600. The queues for buying tickets in person on the day of your visit are usually quite long.…

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Cheap accommodation

Q: my boyfriend and i will be honeymooning in london in late may. we have never travelled abroad. do you have a suggestion for cheap double accomodations? A: the Strand Palace hotel in the Strand (!) is, I believe, good value. It is also very centrally located. And there are several good value hotels also…

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Free for Children

Q: are there any free places to take children in london during the half term. A: how about one of the many museums, which are free these days. There are usually some good exhibitions on for children at the science, transport and natural history museums during half term breaks _ _ _ _ _ _…

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A weekend in London

Q:i am visiting london for a wk end and would like some help indeciding wot to visit. what are the must see attractions? I am going to the war museum and the london eye and oxford street for the shops but would like to fit in as much as possible. any help at all wouldbe…

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5 days in London

Q: I am travelling to London for 5 days. I have never been to London and wish to experience a fair amount that the City has to offer.With only 5 days, i dont want to try too much that i cant appreciate anything. I would like to visit a museum, see a show, visit a…

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London zoo

Q: How do I get to the zoological gardens in London? A: http://www.londonzoo.co.uk/londonzoo/findus.html Directions via tube: Northern Line to Camden TownCamden Town is the nearest tube station to London Zoo. Directions from Camden Town: (Northern Line)15 minute walk: Exit the station on the right-hand side and walk up the road called ‘Parkway’ (Royal Bank of…

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