View of London's Blackfriars Bridge

Bridges of London, a riverside walk

A pleasant riverside walk from Vauxhall Bridge to Tower Bridge, will give the opportunity to walk past all the bridges in Central London and visit many of the attractions along the way. The first building to see next to Vauxhall Bridge on the Albert Embankment is the MI6 Building, seen in many movies including the…

View from the dome of St.Paul's Cathedral

The City of London and Covent Garden

The City of London, is also known as the Square Mile as it occupies an area of just over one square mile. A busy financial center during the week, it is almost deserted at the weekend, probably the best time to visit without the crowd of office workers running around. There are many buildings to…

Panoramic view of London's Sky Garden

London’s Sky Garden

The Sky Garden opened in 2015 at the top of the building at 20 Fenchurch Street (commonly referred to as the Walkie Talkie for its curious shape) in the City of London. Although access to the garden is free, tickets need to be booked in advance online. After going through airport-style security checks (including photo ID…

View of the velodrome and the Olympic Rings

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opened in 2014 on the site of London 2012 Olympic Games in Stratford, East London; a whole new neighbourhood has been created with its own brand new postcode: E20. Some of the temporary structures used during the Games were dismantled and the remaining buildings have been made accessible to the general…

Giant gift shaped structure in London

Christmas in London, not just mistletoe and wine

Christmas in London starts as early as late Summer when Selfridges and Harrods open their Christmas Shops, but it is at the beginning of November when the city gets into full Christmas mood. The lights get switched on in Oxford Street and Regent Street, drawing big crowds who come to see which celebrity has been…

One of Holland Park peacocks

Holland Park, peacocks, sculptures and a Japanese garden

Holland Park is London’s secret oasis; located between the affluent neighbourhoods of Kensington and Notting Hill, somehow away from the tourist route. The park stretches over 22 hectares and can be accessed by underground from the stations of High Street Kensington, Notting Hill Gate and Holland Park. Although Holland Park can be visited alone, a…