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Where Are the Best Places for Ice Skating in London?

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Every year, London plays host to some of the best ice skating rinks in the country – and 2015 is no exception! Check out our list of the best places for ice skating in London.

Situated in the heart of the City of London (good location for those on our City of London tour!), the Broadgate Rink is surrounded by bars and tasting rooms serving up beers, cocktails and various mulled beverages, there’s also an indoor balcony for those who’d rather watch than skate.

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Easy (and Affordable) Day Trips From London

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London is not only a world-class destination in its’ own right, it’s also a great base for exploring other parts of the United Kingdom. For those who are on a limited schedule, there’s a plethora of day trips departing from London to help you see as much as possible in a short amount of time.

Either by train or coach, with a guide or without, and all on a reasonable budget you’ve got a lot to choose from when it comes to enjoying easy – and affordable – day trips from London. And here is our guide to the top destinations to help you plan your trip!









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Self Guided City of London Tour | Things to See

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There are many things to see in the City of London.  This self-guided tour will show you the highlights of Old London.  This can be a companion or prep guide for taking our City of London Tour.

Start: Temple Underground Station
Finish: The Tower of London
Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours

Be sure to also check out our Guide to London on a Budget, where you can find our full selection of self-guided London tours.

Begin (Stop A)– Temple Station – As soon as you step out of Temple Station, turn to the LEFT. Walk up the stairs here directly onto ARUNDEL STREET. Walk up the street (up the hill) until you reach the traffic lights on your RIGHT. Cross over DIAGONALLY to the courtyard of the Church across the road with the three statues in front.

Click here for a larger interactive City of London Sights Map or download this tour as a PDF.

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Things to See in Camden Town London

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Start: Camden Town Underground Station

Finish: Camden Market Stables

Duration: 2 Hours

This post is a self-guided tour to show the visitor some of the many interesting things to see in Camden Town London.  Be sure to take a look at our other self-guided tours of London.


You will begin your tour just outside Camden Town Underground Station. Upon exit of the station, turn RIGHT down Camden High Street until you see ELECTRIC BALLROOM.

Stop 1 – Electric Ballroom

Electric Ballroom Camden LondonCamden has had a vibrant music scene for decades and nowhere illustrates this better than Electric Ballroom.

Walk down this street and stop somewhere in the middle. Operating here for over 70 years, Electric Ballroom has held performances by top artists like Sid Vicious, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones and the Clash.

Attempts to demolish the Electric Ballroom in order to make space to redevelop Camden Town Underground Station were put forward in 2004 but quickly struck down. Another proposal was made to demolish not just the Electric Ballroom but the original Dr Martens store and part of Camden Market as well in 2005 – but was struck down by the Prime Minister himself! The venue still stands in defiance of Transport for London, perhaps making it extra beloved by London locals who appreciate it for its’ history.

Continue down Camden High Street until you see the market sign above INVERNESS STREET on your LEFT.

Inverness Street - Old MarketStop 2 – Inverness Street/Old Market

Inverness Street Market was previously the fruit and vegetable market for Camden locals – dating back decades. Originally, it carried fresh produce only, in comparison to the rest of the Market which sold goods and antiques. By 2012, however, Camden was home to numerous chain grocery stores, which eventually sounded the death-knell of the fruit and vegetable stalls here. By 2012, only two produce vendors were operating here and by 2013 they were gone completely…replaced by the snacks, souvenirs, baggage, and clothing stalls that still stand today.

Continue down Inverness Street then turn RIGHT onto ARLINGTON ROAD. Stop outside number 220: ARLINGON HOUSE.

Stop 3 – Arlington House (One Housing Group)

Arlington House Camden TownDating back to 1905, Arlington House is a hostel for homeless youth. Today Arlington House is run by One Housing Group who maintain Arlington House as a shelter for the homeless with emphasis on training, rehabilitation and helping integrate their visitors back into modern society. Not a simple shelter these days, Arlington House has sub-market-rent flats as well as training space, hostel accommodation, business units, and artist studios.

In its’ history, Arlington House has been utilised by notable names such as George Orwell – who wrote about his experience in Down and Out in Paris and London, poet Brendan Behan, and is mentioned in the song One Better Day by The Madness – who, too, stayed here before making it big.

Continue down Arlington Road and cross over Jamestown Road. Walk down the path between the buildings that is CAMDEN WHARF. Stop when you get to CAMDEN LOCK (by the pub: THE ICE HOUSE)

Stop 4 – Camden Lock

Camden Lock LondonNow you are standing near Regent’s Canal, facing Camden Lock. These locks have stood here since the early 19th century and are considered ‘listed’ – which means they are of particular historical and architectural significance and cannot be removed. In Victorian times, most goods being shipped into London from around the United Kingdom came to the capital via Regent’s Canal in the stretch that you are now facing. These locks would have been working nearly 24 hours a day to keep all the goods coming to London moving quickly along.

Today, with road, rail and air the common method of trade and travel, the locks are quiet and are typically only used for Regent’s Canal tours. Guests can take riverboats to travel through London along the water.

Now cross the bridge over the water and follow along the side of the canal. Walk until you begin to walk under a bridge and STOP here.

Stop 5 – Regent’s Canal

Regent’s Canal runs around the north of London, connecting Paddington in the west to Limehouse in the east. A total of 13.8km (8.6miles) long, the Canal travels through London Zoo, through Little Venice, past Kings Cross and out into the Thames in the eastern part of town. Once the Canal travels outside of London, it actually connects out through Birmingham into the rest of the United Kingdom. Only one part of a huge network of water canals, this stretch today is used by locals to relax alongside in the summer, stroll through Camden, travel on longboats, or cycling to and from work.

Continue following the water, you will be on the opposite side from a large building labelled The Pirate Castle. Keep going until you get to another overhead bridge and spot the art on the edge of the canal.

Stop 6 – Canal Street Art

Amy Winehouse Art CamdenThe path along Regent’s Canal is a popular place for street artists to practice their trade. Street Art in London is ephemeral and changes constantly, so always keep an eye out as you travel along the path. The pieces we are highlighting here date from 2014 and are here at time of writing. By London artist Icarus, the two pieces here depict George Bush and Tony Blair being welcomed into the water by The Devil as well as Camden’s most famous resident, Amy Winehouse, facing St. Peter. Her face is undecided and up to the viewer – is she being carried into Heaven or is she being sent to Hell?

Head up and away from the canal, going up the pathway that leads past Melrose and Morgan. You will then come out onto GLOUCESTER AVENUE (across the street from The Engineer Pub) and STOP.

Stop 7 – Primrose

Here, your surroundings have changed dramatically. From the back-roads of Camden, you are now looking onto one of the most luxurious neighbourhoods in London. Locally known as Primrose Hill (after the hill of the same name in nearby Regent’s Park), this locale is home to celebrities like Jude Law, Helena Bonham-Carter, and Cameron Diaz Pimrose Pubjust to name a few. The streets are wide, lined with trees, and the houses – surrounded by gates and monitored by security cameras – are gargantuan by London standards.

This neighbourhood tends to be quiet so enjoy a break from the buzz of nearby Camden, and as you walk along the streets, enjoy the Georgian architecture and the beautiful local pubs, including The Engineer – pictured here. The directions here will lead you along the main streets of this posh neighbourhood. As you stroll, notice that you will not see any chain companies (McDonalds, Starbucks, etc.) as this neighbourhood is fiercely loyal to local haunts and rejects the intrusion of popular companies. You will now also have the option of visiting the top of Primrose Hill itself.

Cross GLOUCESTER AVENUNE and walk down PRINCESS ROAD. Walk until you hit REGENT’S PARK ROAD and turn RIGHT. This will take you to the entrance of a park – PRIMROSE HILL. Here you can enter the park and you have the option of climbing the tallest hill for a view over London. Or keep on REGENT’S PARK ROAD until you get back to GLOUCESTER AVENUE. Here, take the pedestrian path onto the bridge and cross.

On the other side of the bridge take a RIGHT – you will be back on REGENT’S PARK ROAD. When you get to the junction with CHARLK FARM ROAD then STOP.

Stop 8 – Chalk Farm

You are now back in the hustle and bustle (having literally crossed the tracks) of the Camden neighbourhood. There is no chalk to be found here, despite the name, which derives from a centuries old village that used to stand here known as Chalcot. Chalk Town used to hold central London’s bus depot and was previously quite a rural location – but today it is just as busy as can be, filled with bars, restaurants and clubs.

Turn RIGHT onto CHALK FARM ROAD until you get to the large building on your right – THE ROUNDHOUSE.

Stop 9 – Roundhouse

The Roundhouse LondonHere you have another listed building – Roundhouse. Originally built in 1847 as a railway engine shed and turntable, the Roundhouse is living a second life as a performing arts venue. Like the earlier Electric Ballroom, this building has seen gigs by names recognised the world over: The Doors (their only UK appearance), Bob Dylan, Pink Floyd, The Ramones…and the list goes on!

Continue down CHALK FARM ROAD. When you get to the second street on your RIGHT (look for the entrance to CAMDEN MARKET) turn RIGHT and enter CAMDEN MARKET.

Stop 10 – Camden Market Stables and Bazaar

Stables Camden LondonYou’re now entering Camden Market from the north side. This part of the market has been modelled after Moroccan style bazaars and is decorated to reflect this. Here, you will also make your way into the Stables Market. Originally, many of the boats traveling through Camden Lock along the Canal were often pulled along by horses, who walked along the canal, tugging the craft. This was previously the stables where those horses were kept (keep an eye out for the life sized horse statues dotting the Market here), but is now a large, vibrant warren of shops, stalls, crafts and food. It’s easy to get yourself lost in the Stables at Camden Market, but there are few better places to find yourself!

It is here that your tour will end.

Day Trip to Stonehenge from London

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 One of the most well visited archaeological sites in all of Britain, Stonehenge is an UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the Bronze Age!

Where is Stonehenge

Why Visit

Getting There on Own

 NOTE: Advance booking is now required to visit Stonehenge. All information here is correct at time of writing but check the English Heritage website before you travel

Where is Stonehenge?

Located in the county of Wiltshire, Stonehenge is around 90miles (145km) to the South-West of London.

Why visit Stonehenge?

Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument made up of standing stones that have confused and befuddled historians, archaeologists and visitors for centuries. Dating back to perhaps 3000BC, Stonehenge is the oldest structure in the United Kingdom. The exact construction date, usage, building methods and purpose of Stonehenge is still debated today and visitors come from all over the world to see one of the greatest mysteries and monuments in the entire world.

English Heritage, responsible for Stonehenge, have established a museum at the Stonehenge site to give visitors the facts of the structure, as well as the history of the henge and the surrounding area.

Getting to Stonehenge on Your Own

  • By Car — Driving is the best way to get to Stonehenge and is easily findable for those who have rented cars. Expect around a 2 hour drive from London.
  • By Rail — The nearest rail station is Salisbury, around 9.5miles away from Stonehenge. Local cabs and buses operate from Salisbury Station to bring guests to the monument. Ticket prices vary depending on date and time but expect to pay between £30 – £40 for an adult return ticket.
  • By Coach — Coaches depart from Victoria Coach Station to Salisbury and are run by National ExpressPrices for National Express journeys to Salisbury are under £10 per person.

Going to Stonehenge With a Tour

  • Premium Tours – Premium tours offers visits to Stonehenge along with an open top London bus tour for around £54, a visit to Stonehenge on it’s own starting at £34.00 or as part of a longer excursion which takes guests to locations such as Bath, “Downton Abbey,” or Windsor. Unusually, Premium Tours also offers visits to Stonehenge during sunrise and sunset.
  • Evan Evans Tours – Evan Evans also runs sunrise tours of Stonehenge, in addition to longer itineraries which include options like Windsor Castle, Oxford, and Bath. Evan Evans also offers tours in foreign languages to all these locations.
  • Golden Tours – Golden Tours offers the “Simply Stonehenge” tour which will last around 5 hours at a cost of £44.00 for adults and £41.00 for children. Alternatively you can choose a tour that visits Stonehenge as part of a longer itinerary which includes places such as Windsor, Bath, Oxford or Salisbury.


  • June & August – 9:00am to 8:00pm
  • September & Mid-October – 9:30am to 7:00pm
  • Mid-October to March – 9:30am to 5:00pm
  • Mid-March – 9:30am to 7:00pm


  • Adult – £14.50
  • Child (5 – 15) – £8.70
  • Concession – £13.00
  • Family – £37.70
  • Under 5’s – FREE

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Day Trip to Oxford from London

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Though perhaps best known for the university, Oxford is a fascinating city that offers visitors much more than just a standard university campus. The area features a lot of beautiful, medieval architecture and museums, many of which are part of the University of Oxford. A perfect day trip for history nerds and those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of London!

Where is Oxford

Why Visit

Getting There on Own

Where is Oxford? 

Oxford lies around 60 miles (96km) north-west of London in the county of Oxfordshire.

Why visit Oxford?

Dominated by the world-famous University of Oxford, the town is known fondly as the “City of Dreaming Spires” in reference to the beautiful towers, turrets and buildings that make up the school.

Founded in the 8th century, Oxford has centuries of history and is also a destination for lovers of English television, film and literature as it boasts connections with some of the biggest names in these fields:

  • Lewis Carroll – Author of Alice in Wonderland – Student and later Lecturer
  • Colin Dexter – Author of the Inspector Morse novels – Resident
  • C.S. Lewis – Author of the The Chronicles of Narnia – Student and Fellow
  • J R. R. Tolkein – Author of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings – Student and Professor
  • Oscar Wilde – Wit and Playwright – Student

The Harry Potter films also used Oxford as a filming location and the town appears in other works such as X-Men: First Class, 102 Dalmatians, James Bod: Tomorrow Never Dies, and His Dark Materials.

How to Get to Oxford on Your Own

  • Rail — Trains depart from London Paddington throughout the day. Journeys take just around an hour. Prices vary depending on dates and times but expect to pay around £20 – £25 for an adult return ticket. Tickets can be purchased here.
  • Coach — The “Oxford Tube” is a coach route that runs directly between London and Oxford every 10 minutes, 24 hours a day. Tickets are £18.00 return for adults, £9.00 for children. Occasionally there are 2for 1 offers to take advantage of. Tickets can be purchased here.

Options for Visiting Oxford With a Tour

  • Evan Evans  — Pick up and Drop off in London, this tour is a 10 hour excursion hosted by your guide. Tours can also be combined with a visit to Cambridge.
  • Golden ToursGolden Tours runs visits to Oxford in conjunction with larger tours that will see you combining many different locations in a single day such as Stratford, the Cotswolds and Warwick Castle.

Top Sights and Activities

  • University of Oxford
  • Covered Market
  • Punting on the River Thames
  • Museum of National History
  • Modern Art Museum Oxford
  • And a variety of nature walks

The town centre is quite small and is easily walkable.

Take lunch at a traditional English pub (The Bear Inn, The Kings Arms, The Lamb and Flag), or have a cup of tea in a beautiful tea room (The Rose, Rosie’s Tea Room), or bring yourself a picnic to enjoy on the edge of the river.

Most residents at University travel using bicycles and there are many companies that rent them either to use on your own, or as part of a cycling tour.

Walking Tours of Oxford

Oxford Walking ToursOnce you have arrived in Oxford, you can take advantage of any number of walking tours.

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¿Cómo llegar a Abbey Road en Londres?

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¿Cómo llegar a Abbey Road en Londres?

Probablemente es el cruce peatonal más famoso del mundo, Abbey Road fue traído a la atención popular cuando se convirtió en la localidad para la sesión fotográfica de la portada del último álbum de Los Beatles: Abbey Road. Para muchos visitantes a Londres, Abbey Road es una visita fundamental y recrear la famosa fotografía de Paul, George, John y Ringo ha sido un ejercicio popular durante décadas.

Originalmente, Abbey Road era simplemente otra vía que atravesaba el noroeste de Londres y era utilizada principalmente por los visitantes que se dirigían hacia Lord Cricket Ground. Pero en 1969, Abbey Road fue cambiada para siempre cuando se utilizó una fotografía de los Beatles cruzando esta calle (que por casualidad se encontraba justamente fuera del estudio donde se grabó el álbum) como la portada de su álbum con el mismo nombre.


Guía de donde los Beatles vivieron en Londres - Ver las casa en donde los Beatles vivieron y trabajaron a lo largo de su estancia en Londres.

Vista Auto- guiada del Londres de los Beatles - Una excursión de medio día que te llevará a través de Londres para ver lugares como Apple Record Headquarters, donde los Beatles interpretaron en vivo por última vez, y el Pabellón de Londres, donde 4 de sus 5 películas se estrenaron. Para obtener más consejos sobre cómo ahorrar dinero en su visita a Londres, asegúrate de leer nuestra Guía de Londres con un presupuesto.


¿Cómo llegar a Abbey Road en Londres?

La estación de metro más cercana a Abbey Road es St. John’s Wood. De St. John’s Wood diríjete hacia abajo a Grove End Road y luego cruza a la derecha a Abbey Road. Los Estudios – y el cruce peatonal – es una caminata de diez minutos a lo largo de la calle. Utiliza este mapa de Google para obtener las direcciones para llegar al cruce peatonal Abbey Road. También puedes tomar las rutas de autobuses 139 y 189.

How to reach the Abbey Road Crosswalk

Transmisión En Vivo:

El paso peatonal de cebra de Abbey Road es vigilado por cámaras las 24 horas que se transmiten en vivo en este sitio web: Google también ha producido un recorrido virtual por el paso de peatones y Apple Studios.

Consejo: Si eres un gran fan de los Beatles, tu puedes estar interesado en the Beatles Walking Tour (excursión a pie). Los Fans de los Beatles que tienen el London Pass pueden obtener una bolsa de golosinas gratis con cualquier compra de £ 5 o más en la tienda de los Beatles.

El cruce presentado en la portada del álbum es lo que se conoce como un cruce de cebra, ósea un tipo de cruce de peatones conocido por su patrón distintivo de rayas oscuras y claras sobre el camino que normalmente da prioridad de paso a los peatones sobre el tráfico (¡haciendo más fácil para aquellos que quieren recrear la fabulosa portada del álbum!). El cruce aquí llegó a ser tan bien conocido, y un punto turístico tan importante que en el 2010 se le dio a este tramo de Abbey Road el estatus de Grado II como edificio protegido por el Patrimonio Inglés. Esto significa que el paso peatonal de cebra aquí, ahora tiene protección legal como un lugar de importancia histórica y no puede ser destruido o modificado. Inusualmente, el paso peatonal de cebra es pintado cada tres meses para mantenerlo en buena forma ¡para las millones de fotografías que se toman aquí cada año!

La señal de tráfico de Abbey Road fue colocada tradicionalmente a la altura y en la ubicación habitual, al alcance del público. Esto significó que el signo fue repetidamente desfigurado y removido a lo largo de décadas. Hoy en día el signo se coloca deliberadamente más alto de lo normal para evitar esto. Sin embargo, la puerta principal que rodea los estudios Abbey Road está todavía cubierta de grafitis dejados por los visitantes de todo el mundo, en busca de dejar una huella de su visita a este lugar de grabación mundialmente conocido.

Hoy en día, el estudio de música en donde los Beatles grabaron este disco, es sinónimo de no sólo los propios Beatles, si no de varias leyendas de la música que han grabado en los estudios Abbey Road, propiedad de EMI y basados en el número 3 de Abbey Road. La lista de los que han grabado allí es bastante amplia, así que aquí hay una pequeña lista de algunos de los nombres más conocidos que han adornado los estudios en los últimos años: Michael Jackson, Pink Floyd, James Blunt, Queen, Lady Gaga, Miley cyrus, U2, Stevie Wonder, Ella Fitzgerald, Mary J. Blidge, Duran Duran, Oasis, Kylie Minogue, y Green Day.


Tours de los Beatles en Londres

Hay varias maneras de ver los sitios en Londres asociados a los Beatles. Aquí hay dos maneras:

  • Viator ofrece varias visitas temáticas de los Beatles y el rock n roll.
  • Richard Porter – este chico realmente ama a los Beatles y ofrece varias visitas temáticas diferentes de los Beatles varios días a la semana.

Una Guía a Londres con un presupuesto

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Una Guía a Londres con un presupuesto.

Londres es caro para los residentes y turistas por igual. Pero armados con los conocimientos adecuados, ¡tu viaje a Londres no tiene por qué quebrar el banco! Obviamente, la mejor manera de ver y disfrutar de Londres es venir con nuestro famoso Pay what you like tour (“Tour paga lo que quieras”). Una vez que hayas hecho esto, tenemos algunos consejos y trucos que te ayudarán a sacar el máximo provecho de tu tiempo en la ciudad. Así que sigue leyendo para averiguar cómo obtener el máximo por tu libra con nuestra Guía a Londres con un presupuesto.

Encontrar Descuentos Antes de llegar

Itinerarios con un presupuesto

Ahorre en Viajes a Londres y sus alrededores

Ahorre en excursiones

Ahorre en Hoteles y Alojamiento

Museos gratis y Otras Atracciones

Comer con un presupuesto

Descuento en Compras

Descuento en Entradas para el teatro

Encontrar el mejor tipo de cambio de moneda

Encontrar Descuentos Antes de llegar

El London Pass te puede ahorrar mucho dinero, dependiendo de los lugares que desees visitar. Una vez que tengas una guía aproximada de las atracciones que vas a explorar, echar un vistazo a su página web para verificar si tu entrada podría ser cubierta con una de sus tarjetas. No es para todo el mundo, pero potencialmente podrías ahorrar más de £ 100.00 si tus principales lugares de interés están en su lista! Echa un vistazo a nuestro post sobre el London Pass para más información.

Otros sitios interesantes a considerar son Travelzoo, Groupon, Discount London y Wowcher, los cuales ofrecen ofertas y descuentos similares. Además, algunas de las atracciones más populares de Londres tienen una oferta de 2×1 de la que puedes tomar ventaja fácilmente durante tu visita. Echa un vistazo a nuestro post sobre ofertas 2×1 para obtener el precio más bajo posible!

Ahorre en el Viaje a Londres y sus alrededores

No importa a qué aeropuerto te dirijas, o en donde te hospedes, siempre tendrás opciones cuando se trata de viajar a la ciudad. Echa un vistazo a nuestras guías paso a paso sobre cómo llegar a/desde Heathrow o a/desde Stansted si llegas en avión. La mayoría de los aeropuertos ofrecen boletos para hacer conexiones en tren y National Express por lo general tiene los servicios de autocares que van desde cada aeropuerto. Y, por supuesto, ¡siempre existe la opción de un taxi negro! Si llegas a Londres después de un largo vuelo internacional, aprende como evitar el jet lag con esas sugerencias.

Hay muchas maneras diferentes de explorar los alrededores de la ciudad misma. Londres tiene excelente transporte público. Una red masiva de Metro, servicios de trenes sobre la superficie, los autobuses, así como barcos lo cual significa que ¡todo Londres es accesible para todo el mundo! Aquí están algunos de nuestros artículos:



 Itinerarios dentro de un presupuesto.

También hemos reunido varios ejemplos de itinerarios que son muy amigables para tu cuenta bancaria. Cada uno da ideas valiosas para varios días. Londres no tiene por qué ser caro.

Cosas a incluir en cualquier itinerario:



Ahorrar en los tours.

Todos los tours ofrecidos por Free Tours by Foot son pague-lo-que-desee y son una manera extraordinaria de visitar Londres con un presupuesto. También ofrecemos varias excursiones autoguiadas a pie y excursiones autoguiadas en autobús.


Ahorra en Alojamiento

Algunos de los hoteles más caros del mundo se encuentran aquí en Londres. Pero eso no significa que no hay ¡lugares más accesibles también! En general, cuanto más cerca esté del centro de la ciudad, más caro es el precio de la habitación. Así que pon mucha atención en el mapa al elegir tu alojamiento. Por supuesto, debes tratar de reservar en sitios como Además los hoteles no son la única opción- Londres tiene una amplia variedad de hostales a bajo costo, y con buena ubicación central para elegir, incluyendo St. Christophers, Generator Hostels y YHA.


Otras formas de ahorrar en alojamiento incluyen:

  • Usando un cupón – Al igual que lo anterior, manteniendo tu atención en los sitios de cupones puedes a menudo conseguir ¡un gran descuento para tu estancia en un hotel!
  • Llamando directamente al hotel – Si puedes encontrar un buen precio en los sitios web de viajes como Expedia, LastMinute o Priceline, siempre vale la pena llamar al hotel para hacerles saber. La mayoría estará más que dispuesto a igualar la oferta que encontraste en línea… ¡todo lo que tienes que hacer es preguntar!
  • Revisar Roomorama y AirBnB – Habitaciones y pisos ofrecidos por los londinenses mismos, a veces puedes conseguir un lugar en donde alojarte tan barato como £25 la noche!


Museos gratis y Otras Atracciones

Londres es conocida por nuestros museos y galerías gratuitos. ¡Es posible obtener una dosis de cultura sin tener que pagar un solo centavo también! No importa cuáles son tus intereses, hay un museo gratuito listo para tu visita. Para guías sobre adónde ir, echa un vistazo a algunas de nuestras recomendaciones:


Museos gratuitos en Londres:


Atracciones y actividades gratis en Londres:

Atracciones No del todo gratis:


Comer dentro de tu presupuesto

Londres tiene muchos buenos restaurantes que son deliciosos y accesibles. Es fácil encontrar cocina de alta calidad de todo el mundo, pero asegurate de probar algunos platos británicos clásicos antes de salir de Londres. Puedes estar interesado en una tarjeta Tastecard de Londres, que ofrece hasta un 50% en cenas y lugares finos.

Éstos son algunos de nuestros restaurantes favoritos, bares y artículos alimenticios:


Descuento en Compras

Londres es muy conocida por sus tiendas de moda, pero muchas veces son las marcas más populares y menos amigables para nuestro presupuesto. Para ver una variedad de lo que Londres tiene para ofrecer, echa un vistazo a nuestro post de las mejores tiendas de la ciudad. Aunque no es barato, Harrods, la tienda por departamentos más famosa en el Reino Unido, también merece una visita, aunque sólo para ir a mirar escaparates.


Descuentos en entradas para el Teatro

West End de Londres es un destino para los amantes del teatro de todo el mundo. ¡Pero las actuaciones de clase mundial no siempre vienen con precios de clase mundial! Es posible conseguir un buen precio en entradas para el teatro, así que echa un vistazo a nuestro post de los mejores consejos y trucos.


Encontrar la mejor tarifa de Cambio de moneda

Aunque el cambio de tu dinero en el aeropuerto puede ser conveniente, tu terminaras pagando más en tasas de conversión allí que en cualquier otro lugar. Los únicos dos lugares en Londres que te conseguirán la mejor tarifa sin cobros de conversión son las Oficinas de Correos del Reino Unido y la Oficina de Cambio de Marks & Spencer, una cadena de tiendas de confianza en el Reino Unido, que cambia tu dinero por la mejor tarifa y sin gastos de conversión. Echa un vistazo a nuestro post en el blog sobre el intercambio de moneda extranjera en el Reino Unido para obtener una guía detallada. En lo que respecta a dinero, por favor recuerde que la propina es bastante estándar ahora en el Reino Unido.

Visita gratuita a la Abadía de Westminster y la Catedral de St. Paul

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Visita gratuita a la Abadía de Westminster y la Catedral de St. Paul

London st. PaulsLas iglesias no son siempre un lugar de descanso, refugio o escape – a veces son una atracción turística y cuesta £ 18 la entrada. Aunque las cuotas de admisión permiten el mantenimiento y que el excelente servicio continúe, no está siempre al alcance del presupuesto de los viajeros. El Modelo de recorrido Paga-lo-que-quieras y el blog de Londres fueron creados para que tu presupuesto no dicte por completo tu experiencia mientras exploras Londres.

Para más consejos para ahorrar dinero, visita nuestra Guía a Londres con un presupuesto.

Puedes experimentar la grandeza y la belleza de estas dos icónicas casas de culto en Londres de forma gratuita si sabes cuándo ir. Los servicios de la tarde en la Abadía de Westminster y la Catedral de St. Paul se llevan a cabo casi todos los días y no requieren ningún derecho de admisión o boleto. Los servicios son por orden de llegada. Ya sea obtengas una visita guiada o solo acceso a algunas de las zonas más remotas del lugar, llegaras a experimentar la Abadía, el camino de los peregrinos, lo que reyes y reinas tuvieron durante siglos con un servicio coral hermosamente cantado.

Hay un poco de tiempo después del servicio de una hora para un paseo rápido por la zona principal, si los docentes lo permiten. Para ambos lugares, ¡depende de quién está trabajando esa noche!

Si no puedes llegar a tiempo para la víspera, la Iglesia de Santa Margarita en la Abadía de Westminster esta siempre disponible para visitas así como el Colegio de jardines y los claustros de forma gratuita, aunque las donaciones son apreciadas para el mantenimiento.

Visita gratuita a la catedral de St. Paul.

Como una casa de culto, la Catedral de St. Paul tiene servicios diarios. Para aquellos que deseen utilizar la iglesia para fines de culto, no hay tarifa para entrar, los invitados llegan a tiempo para el servicio.

Asistir a un servicio en la catedral St. Paul significa que no se te permitirá explorar los edificios, tumbas, monumentos y cúpulas. Estas áreas están bloqueadas durante las horas de culto. Sin embargo, llegaras a sentarte dentro de la iglesia y disfrutar de toda su “majestad”, tamaño y belleza, todo mientras disfruta de los servicios llenos de siglos de tradición histórica.

Asegúrese de leer el post completo en la Catedral de St. Paul.

Horario de apertura para Adoradores

  • Servicios diarios: 07:30, 08:00, 12:30 y 17: 00 *
  • Servicios los Domingos: 08:00, 11:00, 15: 15 *, 16:45, 18:00
[++ Consejo de Margaret ++ – Los servicios de 17:00 entre semana y el servicio Domingo 15:15 contienen El coro de víspera. ¡Estos servicios son cantados por los coros de niños y caballeros que producen algunas de las actuaciones de la iglesia más encantadoras, inquietantes e impresionantes del mundo!]

Transporte Cercano

  • Estación de St. Paul en la línea central
  • Estación de Mansion House en las lineas de District y Circle.
  • Bus Nos. 4, 11, 15, 23, 25, 26, 100, 242

Para obtener más consejos de ahorro de presupuesto, echa un vistazo a nuestro blog de tours en Londres.

Admisión Regular a la Abadía de Westminster y la Catedral de St. Paul está incluida en el London Pass. El London Pass se puede comprar con anticipación en la página web de London Pass.

Where did the Beatles Live in London?

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Despite the fact they all came from Liverpool, all of the Fab Four have lived in London at one time or another. For die hard Beatles fans who have flown all this way to walk in the footsteps of their favourite foursome, we’ve put together a list that will take you to the houses and homes that the Beatles – and those associated with them – have resided here in London.

Be sure to check out our full guide of Beatles sights in London, including how to get to the Abbey Road Crosswalk, as well as our full list of self guided London tours.

The Beatles’ First London Residence

[The President Hotel, 56-60 Guildford Street, London WC1N 1DB]

This relatively unassuming Hotel in Bloomsbury is where the Beatles first lived when they came down from Liverpool to London in 1963.

Brian Epstein’s House

[24 Chapel Street, London SW1X]

In January 1965, Brian Epstein moved into this house in the exclusive London neighbourhood of Belgravia. It was here that the release party for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band took place and, sadly, it was also here that Brian Epstein died of a drug overdose on 27th August 1967.

George, Ringo and Brian Epstein’s Building

[William Mews, London SW1X 9HG]

Here in posh Knightsbridge sits a large block of flats known as Whaddon House. In late 1963, Brian Epstein moved into the top floor apartment here. Not long after, George Harrison and Ringo Starr shared an apartment on the second floor of the very same building and it was here that the Fab Four met before traveling to Buckingham Palace to receive their MBEs. George and Ringo moved out in 1965 but the building remained famous owing to a legendary party hosted by Epstein in 1964. Reportedly in August of that year an event took place that was attended by all four Beatles as well as Judy Garland, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

The Only Home the Fab Four Occupied Together in London

[57 Green Street, London W1K 6RH]

57 Green Street in London’s upscale Mayfair neighbourhood has the distinction of being the only home where all four Beatles lived at the same time – all crammed in together in “Flat L.” The sharing of this flat did not last long as John and Cynthia Lennon and baby Julian moved out as soon as they were able to find their own space.

Where Paul and John composed I Want to Hold Your Hand

[57 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YW]

Home to Sir Richard Asher, 57 Wimpole Street was also the home of his daughter, Jane. Jane Asher is now better known as Paul McCartney’s girlfriend during the early 1960’s and it was at this house, where Paul lived during his early time in London. It was in this house where Paul lived, that he and John Lennon penned I Want to Hold Your Hand.

Failed Beatle’s Fashion Shop

[94 Baker Street, London W1U 6FZ]

Both John Lennon and George Harrison are commemorated with a London Blue Plaque placed on the outside of this house on Baker Street. It was here that the Beatles Apple Boutique clothing store was opened during the late 1960s. The building was painted in bright eye-watering colours, which led to numerous complaints by the neighbours. They need not have worried through as the shop was a failed venture that lost the band hundreds of thousands of pounds before it was shut down in 1968.

Ringo Starr and John and Yoko’s Flat

[34 Montagu Square, London W1H]

The basement flat in 34 Montagu Square was occupied by Ringo Starr briefly in 1965 before he moved out and leased the flat to his friends – including Jimi Hendrix. But for Fab Four Fans this flat is better known as the home of John Lennon and Yoko who lived here in 1968. It was in October of that year that the police raided the flat and John and Yoko were charged with possession of cannabis. Shortly thereafter, Ringo felt enough pressure to sell the flat.

It’s also of note that Paul McCartney himself said that this flat at Montagu Square was where he wrote Eleanor Rigby.

Paul McCartney’s Current London Home

[7 Cavendish Avenue, London W13 0JG]

Since 1966 this lavish mansion has belonged to Paul McCartney. Owing to the proximity to the Abbey Road studios, the Beatles frequently used this house as a meeting place before and after recording. As he owns many properties over the world he is not here all of the time, but it is not unusual to see him in the shops and pubs on the nearby St. John’s Wood high street. After his divorce from Heather Mills, the paparazzi were camped outside of this house for weeks and occasionally one may find a Beatles fan or two camped outside the imposing brick walls.

It is just around the corner from Abbey Studios for those of you who may wish to visit. Check out our post on ABBEY ROAD or our SELF-GUIDED BEATLES TOUR.