We may have had the shortest day which means spring is supposedly on its way, but there are still a lot of dark nights to fill. This week London’s antidote to the many hours of midwinter darkness is Lumiere London - the biggest ever light festival to hit London. And it’s totally free!
With only one weekend left until the big day, Christmas fever is certainly in full swing here in London. The streets of London sparkle 24/7 with elaborate shop window displays, glorious lights and laden Christmas trees glowing in all corners. Let us lead you on a magical journey through the best sparkle London has to offer on our Christmas Lights Tour, departing every evening until 4 Jan at 3.30pm. Now available in English, French, German and Dutch!
We are all about making your London experience the best possible it can be, so we’ve compiled a list of our favourite hotels and hostels in our great capital, that cater for all budgets and styles. Wherever you choose to lay your head, you can be sure that these guys will leave you feeling rested and looked after. Take your pick!
A group of determined activists who are “motivated by indignation but united by hope” are making a three-week, 760 mile journey by bike from Copenhagen to Paris this November. The reason? Climate Change.
London is one of the most expensive cities in the world but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of exciting things to get up to without spending a penny! For those in the mood for learning something new read on for we have compiled the best free courses in London
If you're looking for a slightly different, more independent cycling experience in London, why not hire a bike and take a self-guided tour of lesser known London parts?
Today is a momentous day in British royal history. Her Majesty the Queen has been on the throne for a total of 63 years, seven months and two days, making her the longest reigning British monarch in history. Queen Victoria used to hold the title but is now being surpassed by Queen Elizabeth II, who at nearly 90 is also the oldest ruler to still be on the throne.
1. Her Majesty needs official permission to enter the City of London
When this rainy weather finally blows away and September is swiftly upon us, you can enjoy a whole host of free films in the (hopefully dry!) open air. More London Free Festival is back once again with a cracking line up of movies for you to enjoy.
The Scoop is a fantastic open air amphitheatre located right next to Tower Bridge with stunning views of the river Thames and the City of London. If you can drag your eyes away from the views you can get your fill of current, retro, classic and cult movies over the next month (2-24 September) without spending a single penny.
London is full of fascinating museums to visit, and we have the perfect bike ride to take in many of London's most famous sights en route to exploring some of the best museums London has to offer.
Starting from our riverside bicyle hire centre at Gabriel's Wharf, you head eastwards along the river for a few minutes before reaching the imposing industrial beauty of the Tate Modern Art Gallery. Always displaying the most cutting edge art and with many exhibitions free to enter, it's worth popping in for a quick look.
1. Covent Garden was once a well-known red-light district
After the original fruit, veg and flower market closed down the area plunged into disrepute during the 18th century, attracting notable prostitutes such as Betty Careless and Jane Douglas
2. You (yes you!) can be buried at Westminster Abbey despite its cemetery being full