For two weeks during the House of Commons Easter recess, there was the rare opportunity to see inside the Speaker's House. This was the first time tours of these State Apartments have been offered to the public so I booked quickly and got a ticket before all tours sold out. For over 160 years the State Apartments in Speaker’s House has hosted visits and dinners for Royalty … [Read more...] about Laura’s London: Rare Tour of The Speaker’s House State Apartments at the Palace of Westminster
Who doesn't love a boat trip on The Thames? Combine that thrill with the fun of Horrible Histories 'on location,' and you're ready for the new Terrible Thames River Tour. Horrible Histories Horrible Histories is a multi-award-winning comedy sketch series from Children's BBC with some great songs as well (this one may well remind you of an Elvis tune!). Fact-filled and … [Read more...] about Terrible Thames Boat Tour Review – Horrible Histories Fun On The River
London Transport Museum has a really interesting selection of ‘Hidden London’ tours that give us occasional access to tunnels and stations on the London transport network that are no longer in operational use. The ‘Charing Cross: Access All Areas’ tour looks at the out of service Jubilee line platforms and construction tunnels left over from the excavation of the Jubilee line … [Read more...] about LONDON UNDER: Exploring Hidden London’s Abandoned Charing Cross Station
London Transport Museum’s ‘Hidden London’ tours are great to know about as you get access to tunnels and stations on the London transport network that are not usually open to the public. In Londontopia magazine issue #1 I reported back about the hidden tunnels at Charing Cross station. So it was a treat to join another tour, this time at Euston station. This one was a treat … [Read more...] about HIDDEN LONDON: The Lost Tunnels of Euston Station
The Hidden London tours run by the London Transport Museum are some of my favorite special tours to go on in London. We've been on several over the years, as has our London correspondent Laura Porter. Tickets will go on sale very soon for their next roster of tours, and this time around they have added a new one - an exploration of the Moorgate Disused Station. Details from … [Read more...] about Hidden London Announces New Tour: London Moorgate Disused Station Tour
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 Palace of Westminster ‘Remember remember the fifth of November, … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Five Shocking Execution Sites in Central London
Editor's Note: The following is a guest post from Evan Evans Tours in London. The history of London is long, complicated and steeped in mystery. Fortunately for us, there are clues to the truth of it woven into the very fabric of its streets. When you take a walk through London, you’re contributing to the story of a city that has been thousands of years in the making. We’re … [Read more...] about Guest Post: London’s Top 7 Lost Street Names
We've written about these tours many times previously and this is a reminder that public bookings open up for Hidden London Tours tomorrow. Here are the tours on offer this time around: Aldwych: The End of the Line Be transported back to where time stands still. Aldwych station is one of London’s secret places, holding myths and memories of times gone by. Opened to the … [Read more...] about London Alert: More Hidden London Tours Announced – Bookings Open Tomorrow
It’s that time of year again - time to begin our orders for the London Annual - our guide to what to see and do in London in 2019. This is our third year in producing this special publication and it has become very popular. We're taking advance orders for two weeks! This year’s London Annual will be in the same format as last year’s; it will be 128 full-color pages. It's … [Read more...] about London Alert: Announcing the 2019 London Annual Guide to London in 2019 – Pre-orders Now Open
We all know there are tube train tunnels under London's streets, and we could guess there are some service tunnels for pipes, but it's still always a surprise to head down underground and find enough space for a village to live safely below. And that's what there is at the Clapham South Subterranean Shelter. This deep-level shelter had room for 8,000 people, and it only took … [Read more...] about Laura’s London: Exploring Clapham South Subterranean Shelter – Hidden London – From the Blitz to the Windrush
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!
Yonda – with the slogan 'go Yonda' – is London's only self-drive sightseeing experience. The cars are small Smart cars (two and four-seaters available) installed with an easy-to-follow virtual guide that helps customers navigate London's streets while seeing the sights. Smart Cars The two-seater Smart cars are convertible (so you can really get closer to London weather!) … [Read more...] about Laura’s London: Go Yonda Car Tours of London – A Cool New Self-Driving Tour of London
We've been on several Hidden London Tours and they're a great way to experience London in a unique way. We've done tours of two abandoned Tube Stations and I considered them highlights amongst all my travel to London. The thing is, they're hard to get tickets for because they're so popular. You can read about our tour of Aldwych here. So, Hidden London sent out an email … [Read more...] about London Alert: Hidden London Tours Bookings Open Next Week! Exploring Tunnels, Bomb Shelters and More!
Mail Rail is London's newest subterranean heritage attraction. Open from 4 September 2017; the disused postal railway tunnels have been brought back to life as a visitor ride for the first time in their 100 year history. This miniature railway was the world's first driverless, electric railway and was never intended for passengers. While The Postal Museum opened on 28 … [Read more...] about Laura’s London: Exploring London’s Newest Museum – The Secret Mail Rail and The Postal Museum
LAST CALL - London Annual 2018 Hey, everyone! We need a final quantity count for the 2018 London Annual as we'll be ordering the print run very soon. Because it's 128 pages and expensive to print, we can't order too many extras, so we have to be precise. We need to sell another 100 units for this to be a success, can you help get us there? So, if you want to make sure you … [Read more...] about London Alert: LAST CALL for the 2018 London Annual Special Guidebook – Need Final Count
Sad news for the London Tourist scene, London Duck Tours are ending. You've undoubtedly seen their iconic yellow D-day landing craft flitting through the streets of London at some point. They've had issues in recent years but the final nail in the coffin appears to be an important infrastructure project. From their website today: We are sorry to advise that Thames Water has … [Read more...] about London Alert: London Duck Tours Are Ending!
Earlier this year we were lucky to get a special tour of abandoned Aldwych Tube Station and many people asked us how they could do the same thing. They have since offered more tours but they sold out. Well, the Museum of London just announced MORE tours for next year, so if you're fast this week you can snag tickets. Here are the details for each tour: Euston station: The … [Read more...] about London Alert: Explore Hidden London With New Abandoned Tube Station Tours
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, ghosts, television, literature, and more. What’s more, depending on how you book your … [Read more...] about The Fiver – Five of London’s Best Walking Tours
When you travel, you want to get the most out of your money, but the expenses of travel can make you strive for cheapness and breadth of experience over a completely fulfilling time. Several experiences in London may seem like a lot of quid when you think about it, but even one of them can be completely worth the extra expense. From interesting ways to see the city to special … [Read more...] about The London Fiver – Five VIP Experiences in London Worth the Extra Quid
Riding in a helicopter over the historic sites of London allows you to get a truly fresh perspective on the capital and experience something you will be talking about for many years to come. It is not just the rush and thrill of being in a helicopter itself that makes this such a fantastic experience. Nor is it simply the fact you can pack in a couple of days of ordinary … [Read more...] about A Guide to Helicopter Tours Over London