Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt from a new memoir written by London Cabbie David Styles, where he chronicles interesting stories as he worked London's streets. He has kindly provided Londontopia an excerpt. The book is available on Amazon and most other bookstores. The lost property conundrum: Although today mobiles seem to be the most common property left in … [Read more...] about Guest Post: From a London Cabbie – The lost property conundrum
Editor's Note: This guest post was written by Matt and Jess, guides from Fun London Tours. They've been an advertiser on Londontopia for several years and runs some great tours on offer for visitors to London. Vist their website here and use coupon code: TOPIA20 to save 20% off your tour! By Fun London Tours If you're keen to discover a hidden side of London, then check … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Ten Amazing Secret Locations to Discover in London!
The UK often gets a bad rap when it comes to food, which is a little unfair. Here at Across The Pond, we pride ourselves on knowing all things British as for the past 10 years, we have helped over 10,000 North American students achieve their dream of studying in the UK. Some of our Across The Pond team studied their degrees in London and thought this would be a great … [Read more...] about Guest Post: 10 London restaurants you don’t want to miss by Study Across the Pond
As I mentioned in my previous article about Portobello Road, going to street markets has been a recent addition to my trips to the United Kingdom. In fact, if you consider that Convent Garden doesn’t count, it was only last year that I started my adventures this way. I was travelling with a group of friends and one of them suggested going to Portobello Road. The experience … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: A First Time Trip to Camden Market
If you are planning to visit London with older children, you might wonder where to begin. What sort of activities would appeal to teenagers and leave a lasting impression? While that might depend on your particular tastes, here is a somewhat diverse list of memorable activities that my teenagers and those in my extended family would recommend to others. 1) The Harry Potter … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: Top 10 Things to do in London with Teens and Tweens
I have been to the United Kingdom several times and I always look forward to going back whenever I can. However, only last year did I have the chance of going to Portobello Road Market and it was an amazing experience. The following lines are about that experience and they reflect how a foreigner feels walking through one of liveliest markets in London. I should add that there … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: Notting Hill – Portobello Road Market through the eyes of a foreigner
Back in the month of July, I chose ten English cathedrals and wrote about them for Anglotopia. What a difficult task: having to choose just ten, among so many beautiful buildings. As a matter of fact, I’m sure that many of the readers would make different choices and I’d have to agree with all of them, because English architecture is so rich that you could write endlessly about … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: Cathedrals of London – Exploring St Paul’s and Westminster Abbey – Which is Your Favorite?
A solo trip to London gives you a new perspective on the world’s greatest city. Whether you’ve been there before with family, on a group tour, or never been at all, traveling by yourself can be an exciting way to really experience the city. Going solo allows you to venture off the usual tourist route, to experience things at your own pace, to see more and do more. Traveling … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: 10 Tips for Planning an Awesome Solo Trip to London
If you have the good fortune of planning a trip to London with young children, the following list may be of help to you. London is brimming with history, culture and educational opportunities for children of all ages. But in addition to learning, these suggestions are also fun and offer various time schedules that will help you plan your days effectively. Ultimately, you … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: Trip Planning – Top 10 Superb London Outings for Families with Young Children
You’ve arrived in London, it’s big isn’t it? And not the quaint little town you expected. You know all the places you wanted to see: Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Madame Tussauds, but how do you get around the capital? The best way to travel around London is by Tube. The simple diagrammatic map makes finding your way as easy as joining up the dots by following the … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: How to Hail a Black Cab and Other Travel Tips from a Real London Cabbie
Traveling with children in a large city can be both exciting and daunting when mealtime rolls around. When it comes to finding quality family fare, London is brimming with restaurants that cater to families with children of any age. Whether you have picky or adventurous eaters, the following establishments offer something for everyone. 1. Bella Italia This restaurant … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: 10 Best Places to Eat in London with Kids – Most Child Friendly Restaurants in London