Sky Garden in London

The Sky Garden | A Free Alternative to the Shard

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This post covers how to visit the Sky Garden, London’s free observation deck, including information on hours, directions, where to eat, and other things to do.  The Sky Garden is 1 of our top 10 free things to do in London and is located near the end of our Old City of London Tour.

What is the SkyGarden
Plan Your Visit
Other Free Views of London
Free Tours by Foot

 

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London Attraction Passes

London City Passes | Which Tourist Pass is Best?

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This post compares the London Pass, the Explorer Pass and other tourist discount passes in London. Learn how a tourist discount pass could save you money on attractions, tours and more.  Don’t forget, our tours are pay-what-you-wish and cover much of the city.

London Pass (All-Inclusive)
Choose 3, 4 ,5, 7 or 10 Attractions
Build Your Own (À la carte)
Bus Combo Passes
Other Passes and Packages
London City Pass

 

 


LONDON PASS

What is the London Pass? 

The London Pass is a sightseeing pass available for all visitors to London to purchase. It takes the form of a smart card (similar to your Oyster Card) that has a one-off fee loaded onto it in advance, allowing the holder to enter numerous attractions. In addition to this, the London Pass offers a queue jump for many attractions which can literally save hours of standing in line!

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London Abbey Road

How to get to Abbey Road Crossing in London

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This post describes how to reach the Abbey Road Crossing in London, also known as the Beatles Crosswalk.  Located in the north London neighbourhood of St. John’s Wood, it is easily accessible by the London UnderGround.  We also list several guided tours that visit the crossing.

How to Reach Abbey Road
Tour Abbey Road Studios
History and Background

Live Crossing Feed
Beatles Themed Tours
Other Things to Do in London

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London windsor castle

Windsor Castle Tours

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Windsor Castle ToursWindsor Castle tours let you visit the favourite residence of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. The oldest continuously inhabited castle in the world, Windsor is built up of an entire complex of buildings, walls, towers and with its’ own chapel. Located on the outskirts of London, visiting Windsor Castle from London is exceptionally easy and makes a fabulous day out for the entire family.

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Things to do in February in London

What to Do in London in February

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This post lists the many things to do in February in London, updated for 2018, including a top-10 as well family-friendly events, things to do at night, and of course, free activities.  If you are here at the start or end of this month, check out our guides to January and March.  Of course, any time of year is great for Free Tours by Foot.

Top 10
Nighttime Activities
Free Things to Do
Family Friendly
How’s the Weather
Other Things to Do in London

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Things to Do in Camden Town

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Once known as the Rock n Roll capital of the world, Camden Town is now a popular tourist destination offering many great things to do. From shopping at Camden Market to catching a live music gig at Koko, there’s always something to do, see, and eat in this neighborhood! This is our guide to the best places to go, as well as our list of the best tours in the area. Be sure to check out our post Things to Do in London for even more inspiration.

Know Before You Go
Top 10 Things to Do
Food, Drink, and Music
Sightseeing Tours
Camden Market
Free Tours by Foot

 

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London St. Pauls

The February Weather in London

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This post is an overview of the February weather in London, with tips on how to dress and things to do, including things to do at night, with kids and for free.  If you will be in London at the start or end of the month, then you should also read our reports on the weather in December and January.  

Average Temperatures
How Much Sun and Rain
What to Wear
Top 10 Things to Do in February
Things to Do Any Month
Free Tours by Foot

 


AVERAGE TEMPERATURES 

February tends to be a bit cold in London, however, not as cold as many other cities in Northern Europe. Afternoon high temperatures tend to be in the mid-40s F (7-8C) early in February warming to the upper 40sF to near 50 F (9-10C) by the end of the month. On a couple of the warmer afternoons, daytime temperatures can reach into the mid-50s F (12-14C) or higher. Late night and early morning low temperatures tend to average in the upper 30s F to near 40 F (3-5C) but a few of the colder mornings can dip down to the lower 30sF (0 to -1C) or less.

 

Average Temperatures London February

 


HOW MUCH SUN AND RAIN

On average, about 10 days this month with see clear or at least partly sunny skies while about 18 days will be cloudy or mostly cloudy. Rain or snow falls on about 15-16 days this month, however, only about 6-7 days records at least 1 mm (0.04 inches) of precipitation. Of the 16 days where some precipitation occurs, about 3 days on average will see some snow. Snow is more likely early in the month than towards the end of the month.

 

Sun and Rain London February

 

Daylight hours increase quickly this month from just over 9 hours on February 1st to almost 11 hours by the 28th. London during February can be a bit windy with wind speeds ranging mostly between 7mph and about 17 mph (11-27 kph) but can exceed 20-25 mph (32-40 kph) at times.

 


WHAT TO PACK FOR LONDON IN FEBRUARY?

It is best to dress in layers during the winter months in London and a winter coat a must for the colder and windier days. Don’t forget a good pair of walking shoes and an umbrella for the frequent wet days and you should also be prepared for the possibility of some snow.

 

What to Wear in London in February

 


Top 10 Things to Do 

Below are 10 top things to do in February in London.  Read our full post on what to do in London during the month of February, which includes free things to do, night and family-friendly activities and attractions, as well as our definitive post on the best things to do in London.

  1. Celebrate Chinese New Year
  2. Visit the British Museum
  3. Spend the Night Out on Valentine’s Day
  4. Visit William and Kate at Kensington Palace
  5. Stop by the Victoria and Albert Museum
  6. Stroll through the eclectic neighborhood of Camden Town
  7. Eat some Flapjacks on National Pancake Day
  8. Attend the Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens
  9. Get a Bird’s Eye View of London from the Sky Garden or the Shard
  10. Attend a Play at Shakespeare Gardens
Where is 12 Grimmult Place

12 Grimmauld Place – Harry Potter London

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This post is a how to find Number 12 Grimmauld Place.  In the world of Harry Potter, Number 12 Grimmauld Place is important for two reasons: Firstly, it serves as the headquarters for the Order of the Phoenix and secondly because Sirius wills it to Harry after he dies, making it Harry’s first true home.  And it is just 1 of dozens of Harry Potter locations in London.

Background
Where is 12 Grimmauld Place?
Where is the REAL 12 Grimmauld Place?
Where is Platform 9 3/4?
Harry Potter Tours
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How is the Weather in London in January?

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This post is a summary of the January weather in London, with tips on what to wear as well as things to do. January generally means fewer crowds and shorter lines.  If you will be in London at the start or end of the month, then you should also read our reports on the weather in December and February.  

Average Temperatures
How Much Sun and Rain
What to Wear
Top 10 Things to Do in January
Things to Do Any Month
Free Tours by Foot

 


AVERAGE TEMPERATURES

January in London is cool and wet but somewhat milder than many other northern European cities.  Daily high temperatures tend to average in the upper 8 C – 9 C (45 F) with a few of the warmer days reaching afternoon temperatures around 12 C – 13 C (mid-50s F).  Late night and early morning low temperatures will be mostly in the  3 C – 5 C  (upper 30’s F to near 40 F) with the coldest temperatures this month, generally near -1 C (30 F).

 

Temperature in London in January
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Things to Do in London

Things to Do in London

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This post is our guide to things to do in London, with tips on free things to do, suggested nighttime activities, things to do with kids, top attractions and other points of interest.  We also provide ideas for exploring London’s vast and dynamic food scene.  This post also provides subsections so that you could explore things to do my month or season, by neighbourhood or district as well as sample itineraries.  You may also want to check out our pay-what-you-wish walking tours.  If you plan on experiencing many attractions and tours during your stay in the city, then we suggest that you read our post that compares and reviews tourist discount passes available to you in London, which could be of great value for certain travelers.


Free Things to Do

Things to do at Night

Seasonal and by Month

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