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London Visitors Guide

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Best of London

3 days in London
3 days in London

When you have limited time you want to see the best a place can offer so here's how to get the most out of London in just a few days.

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Family-friendly London

London for young kids
London for young kids

London is much more family-friendly than you'd expect so bring the kids and have fun together!

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London on a budget

London for free
London for free

It's easier than you think to spend a day in London without spending any money as there's a ridiculous amount of free fun to be had.

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Insiders' London

London's Best New Restaurants
London's Best New Restaurants

In the last ten years, London has become one of the most exciting places to eat in the world. From Indian tapas to New York tacos to avant-garde Continental fare, the city's modern foodscape is inventive and vibrant; navigate it with this guide to the best new restaurants in London.

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London off the beaten path
London off the beaten path

When you've seen the big attractions you'll want to explore the quirky side of London not everyone sees.

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Getaways from London

Daytrips from London
Daytrips from London

London is an excellent base for day trips around the UK. From seaside towns to historic cities you'll find them all accessible from the capital.

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Touring the City's Famous Spots
Touring the City's Famous Spots

A nearly five-mile sightseeing trip, this walk around London will enhance your knowledge of the city and allow you to see many famous sights.

The trip could last anywhere between three hours or a...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Flying around London City Airport & the Dome
Flying around London City Airport & the Dome

Flying around the Dome and Canary Wharf is quite a challenge to someone who is not familiar with the air traffic pattern around London City Airport and the River Thames and Heathrow.
It is all...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Trafalgar Square, Art Museums and Fun Food Shops
Trafalgar Square, Art Museums and Fun Food Shops

This trip focuses in and around Trafalgar Square in central London and includes the National Portrait Gallery and the National Museum. It is easily accessible due to the many tube stations surrounding...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
East London Boutiques, Cafes and Markets
East London Boutiques, Cafes and Markets

During the past few years the Shoreditch area of East London has transformed into one of the hipper places to live and shop. Lower rents and wide-open market areas have allowed younger designers and...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Historic Bloomsbury to the City Center
Historic Bloomsbury to the City Center

This sightseeing tour starts in Bloomsbury, ends at St. Paul’s Cathedral and encompasses most of the things tourists want to experience here: history, architecture, literature, pubs and even theater....

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
South Bank of the Thames Cultural Walk
South Bank of the Thames Cultural Walk

London’s South Bank area is a perfect place to enjoy hundreds of years of history as well as a vibrant contemporary city culture.

Following several decades of cultural investment, the south side of...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Primrose Hill, Regent's Park and Abbey Road
Primrose Hill, Regent's Park and Abbey Road

This walk presents you with the charm of London's parks and other green spaces as you journey to the tranquil oases of Primrose Hill and Regent's Park and along the Regent's Canal to Little Venice.

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Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
British Museum, Bloomsbury and Hidden Cafes
British Museum, Bloomsbury and Hidden Cafes

This guide takes you on a walking tour through what was and remains one of the intellectual hearts of London. Along the way you will pass houses that belonged to Virginia Woolf and John Maynard...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Gourmet Tour of Central London
Gourmet Tour of Central London

Forget the old cliché of bad, boiled British fare. London is now home to some of the world’s most delicious food. Spend half a day shopping and eating your way through a sample of the city’s best...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Thames Walking Tour
Thames Walking Tour

This walk takes you to some of London’s best-known sights along the venerable river Thames. The journey is rich in history, both recent and ancient, from the London Eye (which opened in 2000) to...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Shopping in Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Piccadilly
Shopping in Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Piccadilly

London is a shoppers’ paradise, whether you’re looking for a 20-carat diamond on exclusive Bond Street or a £2 T-shirt on jampacked Oxford Street. This walking tour concentrates on some of the...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
The Olympic Site and Culture Scene
The Olympic Site and Culture Scene

We start our canal-side walk at Islington, the point where the Grand Union Canal emerges from a tunnel and gives you the chance to take a fascinating journey east to newly emerging cultural districts...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Fashionable Clerkenwell's Markets, Open Spaces and Historic Sites
Fashionable Clerkenwell's Markets, Open Spaces and Historic Sites

This tour reveals some of the stories behind the buildings, streets and spaces in Clerkenwell. It was inspired by the knowledge of local urban designer Leo Hammond.

The tour takes us through the...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
A Royally Amusing Family Tour
A Royally Amusing Family Tour

This mostly walking tour is designed with kids from 6-12 in mind, although teens would probably enjoy it as well. There are plenty of opportunities to let off steam in St. James' Park and Trafalgar...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Leybourne Lakes
Leybourne Lakes

A gentle 1.8miles (2.9km). The pathways which are flat and all hard surfaced provide good access to wheelchairs and buggies.

Maximum gradient of 10% with plenty of benches and rest points along the...

William and Kate's Guide to London
William and Kate's Guide to London

Prince Charles and Lady Diana’s wedding in 1981 was as much of a landmark event as the Moon Landing—everyone remembers where they were when the shy young girl married the stiff heir to the British...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Marylebone: London Neighborhood Walk
Marylebone: London Neighborhood Walk

Despite being right in the heart of London, the thriving neighborhood of Marylebone (pronounced mary-le-bone) maintains a fairly low profile. Those who do discover a world of independent cafés,...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
London Dining Guide by Food Critic Paul Levy
London Dining Guide by Food Critic Paul Levy

As restaurateurs, like their customers, become more conscious of the carbon footprint what we eat leaves behind, the British are becoming more alert to seasonal foods: asparagus, strawberries,...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Eco-Friendly London
Eco-Friendly London

Locavore restaurants, eco-boutiques, and even a solar-powered city hall are a testament to Britain’s long-standing commitment to clean living. For this trip, T+L partnered with Greenopia, the leading...

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London Affordable Dining Guide
London Affordable Dining Guide

How can a 2,000-year-old settlement with such a deeply entrenched history—and such familiar-to-the-point-of-predictable iconography—stand at the leading edge of design, architecture, fashion, cuisine,...

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Retro London Tour
Retro London Tour

From Fitzrovia to Covent Garden, London is embracing its charming—and sometimes cheeky—past. Every era, from the roaring ’20s to the swinging ’60s, is represented, with new takes on old-fashioned...

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London Antiquing
London Antiquing

From Covent Garden to Grays jewelry emporium, London Town is overflowing with time-worn treasures and bargains galore. On Portobello Road, for example, the evidence of the past glows and vibrates:...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
English Pub Culinary Tour
English Pub Culinary Tour

Britons seem to have come to terms with the existence of something called British food. The better news is that some of the most satisfying stuff is coming not out of high temples of gastronomy, but...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Affordable London
Affordable London

So what if the euro is up and the dollar is down? That doesn’t mean you should skip a trip to Europe. You can still find great deals, even in pricey places. In London the secret is simple: knowing...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
london pub crawl
london pub crawl

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
East End: London Neighborhood Walk
East End: London Neighborhood Walk

In the past decade gentrification has rolled inexorably east, powered by the freak money being made and spent in this world financial capital, first into Spitalfields, then Hoxton, Shoreditch, and...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Mills and Meadows - Horton Kirby
Mills and Meadows - Horton Kirby


This is a pleasant and relaxing 3.2 mile walk along one of the most picturesque stretches of the River Darent following the banks of the river through fields and copses. Easy walking with gentle...

London Booklover’s Tour
London Booklover’s Tour

Somehow a book bought in London was—and still is—different from a book bought anywhere else. These days, of course, you can get any book—every book—delivered with a few clicks on your computer,...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Best New Restaurants in London's Soho
Best New Restaurants in London's Soho

By Maria Shollenbarger

Depending on the Londoner you ask, Soho’s “renaissance” has been simmering for anywhere from 20 years (so say the thirtysomething media professionals who frequent it now) to 60...

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Fitzrovia: London Neighborhood Walk
Fitzrovia: London Neighborhood Walk

Just north of Soho, near bustling Oxford Street, sits central London’s hidden neighborhood: Fitzrovia. Home to louche, boho types in the late 19th century (the Pre-Raphaelites and Oscar Wilde lounged...

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Tate Modern: A4 Outdoor Pursuit
Tate Modern: A4 Outdoor Pursuit

The guide has been developed with young people as part of The Unilever Series: turbinegeneration workshops that I have been running, in and around the gallery, in 2012. The Unilever Series:...

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Birmingham: The Jewellery Quarter - a Gem of a Neighbourhood
Birmingham: The Jewellery Quarter - a Gem of a Neighbourhood

Jewellery has been made in this Birmingham neighbourhood for 200 years. Around 40 percent of UK jewellery production is still conducted here, with the focus on gold and silversmithing.

As you'd...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Day

Day trips from Southampton (Mymsman, 25 May 2011)
4.5 of 5 stars 6 Votes
Relaxed / Romantic London in one day (ZenProcrastination, 1 Jan 2012)
4.5 of 5 stars 4 Votes
Lovely London Sunshine... and on a Budget! (la_letterata, 3 Jun 2006)
4.0 of 5 stars 17 Votes

Perfect Weekend

In Love with London (LiveSmall,TravelBig, 17 Jun 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 36 Votes
A cultural long weekend in London (tot2006, 18 May 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 5 Votes
4.0 of 5 stars 5 Votes

Best Of

Visit London: Best London City Farms (visitlondonweb, 20 Sep 2010)
5.0 of 5 stars 4 Votes
Best historic pubs in London (JenC-7, 18 Jan 2008)
4.5 of 5 stars 10 Votes
London contemporary art route (LondonSev, 25 Aug 2010)
4.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Recent Trip

10 day London trip by solo female (tumblingweed, 8 Jun 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 34 Votes
4.5 of 5 stars 20 Votes
4.5 of 5 stars 20 Votes