One of the most well-known spots in London, Trafalgar Square is a gathering place, demonstration locale, and a connecting point for several notable landmarks. With Nelson’s Column at its centre, the square is ringed by such important buildings as St. Matin-in-the-Fields church, Canada House, the South African High Commission, and the National Gallery. Trafalgar Square […]
London is getting a brand new museum in a place that is centuries old. Located in the heart of the City of London, Charterhouse is a former monastery that was turned into an alms house. Here are some more details on the history: Hidden away in the heart of Smithfields is an unknown tourist gem, […]
The Painted Hall, at the Old Royal Naval College, one of the Jewels of Greenwich will be closing for 6 months from Sunday. This is one of the most amazing things you need to see in Greenwich but if you’re planning on seeing it for the next 6 months, remove it from your itineraries. Why […]
It has been a very exciting year for us here at Anglotopia and Londontopia. Last February, we launched our very own print magazine and it has been a huge success for us. We love making the magazine and people love reading it. As we prepare the final issue for the first year, we have two […]
Greenwich is one of our favorite places in London to visit. This lovely short video from Visit London highlights some of the things to see and do.
The folks over at Ancestry.com are offering up the chance to win a free trip to London. Here are the prize details: In total, three (3) Grand Prizes will be awarded – one (1) for each of the Entry Periods. Each Grand Prize Winner (“Winner”), upon the Administrator’s verification of eligibility, will receive a trip […]
One of the biggest bugbears for travelers and commuters alike is that the Tube closes every night (usually at midnight) and doesn’t re-open until early in the morning. This is a lesson most travelers learn at 4:30am in the morning when they’re trying to get somewhere in London only to find the Tube closed (happened […]
Since 1999, the London Eye (also known as the Millennium Wheel) has dotted the skyline of London and added its distinctive shape to the buildings that line the Thames River. To some its a tourist attraction, to others, it’s an eyesore. Regardless of one’s opinion on the Eye, it is an iconic part of […]
Everyone loves to go to the zoo and see animals we only read about in books or see in a David Attenborough-narrated documentary. The London Zoo is one of the standard-bearers for what a zoo should be. Located on the edge of Regent’s Park, it has been managed by the Zoological Society of London since […]
I could sit at Heathrow Airport all day and watch airplanes take of and land. This cool video shows a bunch of movements in timelapse, very cool. I recommend listening on mute – the music isn’t great.
We Londonphiles now finally have a way to express our love for London in the hot new trend of Emoji’s. Londonmoji is the brand new app for iPhone and Android featuring 130+ Londonmojis that let you bring a bit of the capital’s flair to your chat. You can even create your own Londonmoji, with you as the […]
It’s nice to go out for a good walk, especially when that means a chance to explore a new place. In a city such as London, there are plenty of guided walking tours that will not only help you explore the city, but cater to many different interests. There are walks for history, film, food, […]
Oxford Street is London’s central shopping street where you can find most of Britain’s major department stores. It’s also a major traffic thoroughfare, which leads to traffic jams like you wouldn’t believe – usually buses and taxis as far as the eye can see. Occasionally they have had traffic free shopping days which have been […]
One of the swankiest five-star hotels in London, Claridge’s has been a top place to stay since it opened in 1812. It’s seen many interesting uses as it grew, including a wartime base of operations, clandestine diplomatic meetings, and Hollywood star hangout. What was once a modest townhouse now encompasses almost an entire block and […]
You may remember the Orbit sculpture that was built in the London Olympic Park as part of the London 2012 games. After the Olympics it was meant to be a centerpiece of the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and attract tourists to visit. Four years on, it turns out not many people want to trek all […]
Celebrating its 135th anniversary this year, the Natural History Museum in London began when medical doctor Sir Hans Sloane permitted the British government to buy his vast collection of biological artefacts. The collection became part of the British Museum at Montagu House, but by the mid-19th Century, it became painfully obvious that the British Museum […]
If you’re planning a trip to London, public transport can seem a bit daunting. Check out this great video from Transport for London for handy tips to get around London with ease.
Regent Street in West London acts as the border between Mayfair and Soho and represents one of the most important shopping districts in the city. Some of London’s oldest stores such as Hamleys and Liberty of London exist side-by-side with newer retailers including Hollister Co. and Apple. Whatever you’re looking for, you can guarantee that […]
Hamleys is one of the premier toy stores not only in London, but in the world. Proudly located on Regent Street, it is both the oldest toy shop in the world and the largest one in London. There are plenty of great large retail stores in the city, Harrods, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty, Selfridges, and […]
The big news in London transport news yesterday was that a start date was finally announced for the start of the long awaited Night Tube service. Select Tube Lines will begin running 24 hours a day on the weekends. From the BBC: London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the Central and Victoria lines will start on […]
One-third of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea (along with Chelsea and Notting Hill), Kensington was in the possession of the Crown following Robert de Mowbray’s attempted revolt against King William II. Kensington gained Royal borough status in 1901 and merged with Chelsea in 1965 while retaining its Royal status. Having covered Chelsea and […]