Posts Tagged: London off the beaten track

The Sky Garden | A Free Alternative to the Shard

Posted by & filed under London.

Sky Garden in London

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 […]

The Real Diagon Alley

Posted by & filed under London.

This post explains how to get to the 2 locations for Diagon Alley in London with some background information. There are two contenders here for the REAL Diagon Alley and many Potter fans are split as to which is the ‘real’ Dragon Alley… Harry Potter’s first introduction to the wizarding world comes when Hagrid takes […]

Reviewing the Best London Helicopter Flights and Tours

Posted by & filed under London.

This post is a review of your options for the best London helicopter rides and tours.  Obviously we love to see London by foot, but sometimes it’s fun to get a totally different view! If you’ve ever wanted to get a birds-eye view of our favourite city, then check out our guide below for the […]

Day trip to Oxford from London

Posted by & filed under London.

Oxford near London

Known throughout the world as one of the most historic and beautiful cites on earth, Oxford is an easy day-trip away from London. With monuments, colleges, parks and museums for any taste, a visit to Oxford is fun for every one – no matter what their interests! Within Oxford you will find the oldest University […]

Tour Little Venice and Regents Canal

Posted by & filed under London.

London Little Venice

Have you heard of London’s Little Venice? Filled with narrow boats and alongside charming pubs and tree-lined streets, Little Venice was relatively unscathed during the bombings in World War Two, which means the area retains its original Georgian buildings. Quite an upscale area, the houses here are big and beautiful and lend a charming feeling […]

Self-Guided Tour of Roman London Ruins

Posted by & filed under London.

London roman wall

Some visitors to London might be surprised to hear that there is a Roman Wall and Roman ruins in London, but they do exist. Around the year 50, the Roman settlement of Londinium was established near where the City of London stands today. A major hub in the Roman Empire, Londinium stood on the River Thames until […]

The East End: Brick Lane

Posted by & filed under London.

Oftentimes referred to as Banglatown, Brick Lane in London’s East End is a well known destination for antique hunters, street art fans (check out our street art tour), and those who just want a darn good south-Asian meal! A definite recommendation for anybody seeking to experience ‘alternative’ London, Brick Lane is an area rich with […]