Shop Until You Drop… in Bicester Village. A short guide about visiting and shopping Bicester Village

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England is definitely a surprising country, with amazing places and posh lifestyle. Great fashion designers, artists, and celebrities have made England’s capital a well-known spot for a high-end atmosphere. Bicester Village is an iconic example of luxurious shops, fancy streets, and exquisite dining. Read our guide below to see what Bicester Village has to offer.

 

What and where?

You might wonder what’s with all the fuss about this village. Well, Bicester Village is an outlet shopping center. It is located in Oxfordshire, England, and it was opened in 1995. This place is considered a hotspot of luxury and the ultimate shopping destination, selling mostly luxury goods and designer clothes. At only 20 minutes away from Oxford, you will find this heaven of British and international luxury brands. The shops all have savings of up to 60% all year round! Yes, you heard well! It’s like sale season 24/7!

Tip: take at least one day to shop in Bicester Village so you have enough time to search for the perfect outfits

The shopping paradise

If you’re a cool hunter, always looking for fashionable items, Bicester Village is the place to be. You will find world-class designer boutiques, such as Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Dolce & Gabbana, or Burberry. These are just a few of the long list of brands that have their shops in the village. You’ll enjoy spacious boulevards, attentive services, and friendly, relaxed atmosphere while shopping at your maximum. It’s quite a unique experience and it should be on every shopping lover’s bucket list.

Tip: check the website for the entire list of the brand shops available in the village

 

More good news

Above all, this one-of-a-kind village has much more to offer. Besides all the fancy shops, it offers a great variety of services that will help you enjoy your visit even more. Hands-free shopping is a great service if you want to enjoy your shopping session as much as possible. Choose the items from your favorite boutiques and a boutique assistant will pack them for you while you have a cup of coffee and relax. Instant Tax refund and money change, VIP Lounge, Valet Parking, personal shopper, luggage drop, and frequent flyer rewards are some of the other great services that are at your disposal in the village. The multilingual concierge service will help you find all the information you need. There is also free Wi-Fi, free on-site parking, baby changing facilities, wheelchairs, and mobility scooters. All in all, the Bicester Village has anything you need for a great trip and an amazing experience.

Tip: pick up your VIP invitation from the Concierge Desk to get an extra 10% discount for your shopping

 

How to get there

Getting to the Bicester Village is easier than you might think, and you have lots of options suited for every travel style. If you choose to get there by car, from London, it will take you about 60 minutes to reach your destination. By train, it is also an easy option and you can take direct trains from London, Birmingham, or Oxford. A train journey lasts between 14 and 50 minutes, depending on the location of departure. From Oxford, you can also take the bus. At every half an hour, a bus departs from Magdalen Street to Bicester Village. For a comfortable and in-style trip, you can choose a luxury chauffeur-driven service. For timetables and more information, visit the official website.

Tip: you can also choose to travel by taxi; any taxi company will take trips to Bicester Village

Shop, shop, eat… repeat

After all the shopping you will definitely need to rest your feet and feed your soul. Bicester Village has some gorgeous cafes and restaurants that will make your sooth your soul at the end of the day. From indulgent diners to on the go foodie treats, you will find many options to choose from. If you want to taste the Parisian macarons, Laduree is there for you. Enjoy some great meals with a wide range of options to choose from, including vegan dishes, at one of the restaurants and cafes, such as Café Wolseley, Farmshop Restaurant & Café, or Le Pain Quotidien. There are also pop-ups and kiosks if you need a refuel before another shopping session. Find some mouth-watering ice-cream at Snowflake Luxury Gelato, Stecco Natura or at Oliphant & Pomeroy. Lola’s Bakery, R Chocolate, or Crêperie Angélie will offer you the best sweet treats.

Tip: if you’re in a hurry and don’t have enough time for a meal, take some really delicious on to go treats from Manja Street Food or Simply Noodles

Photo credit: www.farmshopbicester.com

 

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Collect Memories at the Lake District! How to explore UK’s most popular national park

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The Lake District National Park has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2017, due to its unique hill-farming culture. It is the UK’s most popular national park and it is visited by 15 million travelers every year. If you want to explore a one of a kind natural beauty, this is the place to be. Our article will help you find out more about how to enjoy the Lake District at its best.

 

Get your head in the clouds on Scafell Pike

If you like adventure and enjoy hiking, you’ll find Scafell Pike as an amazing spot. It is also England’s highest mountain with a height of 978 m, it will offer you some jaw-dropping sights from the top. The way up there is quite easy to transit, but proper equipment is necessary. Sneakers and jeans won’t do the trick. If you want to hike the mountain make sure you have hiking boots, a raincoat, backpack with some snacks for the road, water, and a map. The entire trip could take up to six or seven hours, so you should be prepared for a real adventure. If you are lucky for good weather you will get to see some amazing surroundings that will make the trip even more stunning.

Tip: check the weather before you take on this adventure, a bad weather could make the steep trails hard to navigate

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Lake trips with Steam Yacht Gondola

A great way to explore the Lake District is to take a trip on the lake with a wonderful and unique steam yacht. This yacht is a mix between a Venetian vaporetto and an English houseboat. It was built in 1859 and then restored in the 1980s. Now it has cushioned saloons and polished wooden seats. You can choose between half-lake tours that last 45 minutes and operate from mid-March to October or full-lake cruises for 105 minutes that run a few times per week. The latter covers the history of Ransome, the Campbells, and Ruskin. Another option would be the Walkers’ Cruise which gives you the opportunity to disembark at one jetty and take a walk to the next one. In the summer you can also have a picnic or a Sunday-afternoon-tea cruise. Since 2008 the steam yacht is eco-friendly, being powered only by waste wood.

Tip: National Trust Members have a 10% discount for any of the cruises

 

Explore Grizedale Forest

A suitable place for both families and thrill seekers is the Grizedale Forest. There are nine walking trails and seven cycling routes to explore. Some of them are easy and can be a good idea for families and kids. On the other hand, there are certain trails for hardcore hikers and cyclists. In the undergrowth, on your way, you will find more than 40 outdoor sculptures that have been created by artists since 1977. It’s a natural field of artistic expressions that will make your experience through the forest extremely exciting. On the official website of the Grizedale sculptures, you can check a useful online guide to find out more about these pieces of art.

Tip: at the visitors’ center you can purchase trail maps, while bikes can be hired from Grizedale Mountain Bikes

Honister Slate Mine

The Lake District has very much to offer and every place you get to visit will make your experience unique. Another interesting and amazing place to check out from your list would be an old slate mine. What used to be a source of slate is now a great place to spend your time by doing all sorts of activities. You’ll get to venture underground into the bowels of the old ‘Edge’ and ‘Kimberly’ mines and see where the slates used to be mined from. You can also trace the route followed by the slate miners. Take a little piece of the mine with you as a souvenir by purchasing new signs, house numbers or a fancy plate from the mine’s shop.

Tip: on Fridays, by request, you can visit the ‘Cathedral’ mine and the group visit must consist of eight persons and costs £25 per person

 

The magic land of Borrowdale

Patchwork of cliffy hills, broad fields, chiming streams, and drystone walls make the side-by-side valleys of Borrowdale and Buttermere a quintessential Lakeland landscape for many visitors of the site. What used to be an important center for mineral mining is now a much appreciated natural jewel of the Lake District. It is considered to be the walkers’ country and it is definitely a great place for those who like to explore and enjoy some works of art sculpted by Mother Nature.

Tip: if you want to experience the small farming villages in times past, you have to get in the heart of Borrowdale and you’ll get to Grange-in-Borrowdale, Rosthwaite, and Stonethwaite

 

What natural gems of the Lake District have you visited or which of those presented in the article is on your list? Let us know your preferences by writing your comment below. You can also contact us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

National Art Gallery London

Major Art Galleries in London

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London is a city of love for art. It has numerous art galleries and museums. Most of these provide free admission to the visitors. However, the visitors may donate funds for the art galleries. Special exhibitions are regularly organized by the management where admission charges are applied. Among the free Art galleries following are very famous.

  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Gallery
  • Tate Modern

Visit Free Art Galleries now

National Gallery:

The National Gallery is present at Trafalgar Square and it hosts the most important collections of European paintings. There are more than 2000 paintings from the 13th century to the latest date. Remember, the building of National Gallery is considered a landmark in the Trafalgar Square.

National Portrait Gallery:

This is the next gallery which founded in 1856, this gallery is known to collect the portraits of men and women with considerable fame in London. Visitors can see the portraits from the 16th century to the latest day.

Tate Britain:

Tate Britain is a famous national gallery which is known to have portraits from the 15th century. This gallery has the best collections making it proud in the world. It holds the artworks of Gainsborough, Epstein, Blake, Constable, Gilbert and George, Hirst, Hatoum, Hogarth, Hockney, Moore, Stickers, Rossetti, Stubbs, Tuners, Sickert, and Spencer. This art gallery is at the distance of 10 minutes from the famous River Thames.

Tate Modern:

This gallery is present in the area of Southwark. It is considered a modern art gallery which contains the latest collections of art from the 19th century to date. It has a collection of major works by Rothko, Matisse, Dali, Picasso, and Warhol. Visitors can also see the work products related to Susan Hiller, Dorothy Cross, Gilbert, and George. This gallery is close to River Thames in the old power station. It is also close to the St. Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe.

The Wallace Collection:

This is a famous collection centre present in the Off Oxford Street having French furniture, porcelain and Old Master Paintings. No doubt, this gallery is far from the famous art galleries but is close to the main shopping street in London.

Serpentine Gallery:

This is an interesting place close to Kensington Gardens. This gallery displays the work of contemporary artists. However, it has the display of permanent work by Poet Ian Hamilton.

Art galleries with admission charges:

Royal Academy of Arts:

No doubt, there are admission charges but it is a famous place where people love to go whenever they visit London. It has a big name in the field of awareness creation, educating the art lovers and art debates.

Dali Exhibition:

It has an everlasting album of Dali’s work. This place is present in the centre of London. It is famous because of the jewellery, watercolours, and furniture collections.

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA):

The gallery started in 1947 and initially called “Naughty Boy” of galleries in London. It has a history of creating challenges for art forms with traditional notions.

Saatchi Gallery:

This is present in the area of Sloane Square and it is a modern gallery and manages by the Saatchi Brothers. They continuously advertise events happening at Saatchi Gallery. It is the best place for the famous national and international artists in the UK.

Top 5 Things to do in Camden Market

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The well-known Camden Market can be found, of course, in Camden Town, which has been a residential area since 1791. This neighborhood was formed in the wake of the Grand Union Canal and the improvement of railway transport. Now, this vibrant part of London is full of people who are looking for treasures in Camden’s markets or listening to some live music and enjoying some delicious international cuisine. We made a list for you with the top five things to do in Camden Market.

 

Time for digging!

The first thing to do when you get there is to start exploring the market. Camden Market is famous worldwide for its shops and stalls just waiting to be explored. It is definitely a piece of heaven on Earth for all the market-lovers. You’ll find antique shops with hidden treasures waiting to be discovered by wanderers like you. Be patient and take your time to search through the boxes, explore the rails, or grab a souvenir. There are also lots of shops with ingenious facades with the sole purpose of catching your eye. Enjoy the artistic vibes of the area while strolling down its narrow alleys.

Tip: in Stables Market you can find the life-size memorial bronze statue of Amy Winehouse

For the love of art

This vivid area of Camden Market is full of splashes of art at every corner. From street art to famous galleries its artsy vibe will make your visit an excellent opportunity to learn more about the artistic aspect of this neighborhood. The Proud Gallery, Europe’s most famous privately funded photographic gallery, should be on your list for sure. It is well-known for its photos documenting fashion, pop culture, and music, with a great accent on Rock n Roll. If you want a unique souvenir to remind you of London, buy a print of some legendary icons of music such as Freddie Mercury, The Sex Pistols, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and so on.  You can also find some edgy art exhibitions at The Cob Gallery, a wide range of modern visual arts at the Camden Arts Center, or you can find out more about Jewish life and heritage at the Jewish Museum.

Tip: art is everywhere in Camden Market, not only in the galleries, but on the outside as well; admire the stunning architecture that combines old and new in such a great manner

 

Treat yourself!

Camden Market is not only a paradise for treasure hunters, but it is also a heaven for gourmands. The international cuisine, from all over the world, gives you the opportunity to serve any kind of meal any day. Many eateries and street vendors will spark your appetite. So if you’re a great fan of Italian cuisine, try Trufflesecco, for delicious Indian food Masala Zone is the right place, or Shaka Zulu if you want to try the South African cuisine. If stricken by thirst, you’ll find a pub at every corner to have a sip of something refreshing. The Hawley Arms is the most famous pub in Camden. London celebrities and locals alike have been enjoying their time in this pub for years. Another great spot to take a break is the legendary Dublin Castle on Parkway.

Tip: when you get into one of the pubs ask for local beers from Camden Town brewery to see how Camden tastes like

If music is life, enjoy live music

Camden Town used to be considered the world capital of Rock n Roll. It’s still home to a great deal of London’s music scene. Live music concerts are popular in Camden Market and there are people who get in the area just to enjoy some live acoustics. You’ll find dozens of venues to choose from, places like Koko, the Underworld, and Electric Ballroom are famous for giving the world some of the most famous musicians. So who knows? Maybe you’ll be the first to listen to some of the future world-class artists. For top jazz and blues performances stop by Jazz Café, or Blues Kitchen. Famous people like Dylan Thomas, Walter Sickert, and Amy Winehouse have considered Camden their home.

Tip: if you want to know more about the history of folk music, the Cecil Sharp House is the home of the English folk dance and song

 

What a view!

One of the most beautiful places in London to catch a perfect view over the city is Primrose Hill. Above Regent’s Park, on the hill, you can enjoy your time and relax after all the digging through Camden Market. What better place to catch a British sunset if not from the famous hill of London. Grab a mouth-watering dessert from Camden Market and enjoy it in this quiet place while gazing upon the astounding landscape.

Tip: Primrose Hill is also a great spot for picnics and spending time with the kids and family

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London, baby! Free places to visit in Britain’s capital city

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London, baby!

Free places to visit in Britain’s capital city

The city of London has much to offer. From historical places to ultra-modern architecture, astonishing parks and lovely venues, all of them will make your visit an amazing experience that you’ll never forget.

Who said that everything is expensive in London? They clearly haven’t read this article yet. You can feel and experience the British vibe without spending a dime. How can you do that? Well, we have for you some of the best places to visit in London for free. Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy your lecture.

For the love of Museums

National Gallery

The world’s greatest painters, such as van Gogh, Renoir, da Vinci, Michelangelo, have their masterpieces on display in this emblematic museum. So if you want to see some of the most famous paintings that the Universe has ever had for free, you should definitely take a free tour to the National Gallery. Every year, over six million visitors from all around the world visit these impressive art collections.

Tip: if you want to avoid a crowded visit, better go during the weekdays

Natural History Museum

Another free of charge museum in London would be the Natural History Museum. You can find there 36 free galleries and admire the great fossil of a T.Rex. From March to November, the museum has a wildlife garden open to the public and in the main hall you can find an enormous skeleton of a blue whale.

Tip: the museum is open every day from 10 am to 5.30 pm

Victoria & Albert Museum

Considered the world’s best decorative arts museum, Victoria & Albert Museum is a must on your list of visits in London. It has been open for over 150 years and displays 4.5 million items, all to be seen for free. Visiting V&A is like stepping into a treasure trove with thousands of years of decorative art and design history. Even the building hosting the galleries is a great example of Victorian architectural design.

Tip: you cannot leave the building without seeing Cecil Beaton’s collection of Royal Portraits, “Trees at Hampstead” by Constable, “Tipoo’s Tiger” or Unicorn Tapestries

Tate Modern

In an old and no-longer-functional Bankside Power Station on the south bank of the Thames, you can find one of the most adored attractions of the city, the Tate Modern. Paintings such as “Flatford Mill” by Constable and Ophelia 1851-2” by Sir John Everett Millais are just two of the masterworks you can enjoy on your visit. The permanent collections which include works by Pollock, Matisse, Warhol, and Picasso are going to make your experience at Tate Modern unique and unforgettable.

Tip: you can find an amazing view at the coffee shop at one of the top floors and enjoy your coffee/tea time at the glass wall for the best view

Lovely parks for some British fresh air

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park is famous for the hill in the center of the park that gives the tourists the opportunity to have an astonishing view over the city. Go to the top of the hill and enjoy your moments of contemplation over a city that never ceases to amaze. In your image from up there you’ll have the skyscrapers of Canary Wharf, the 17th-century Queen’s House, and the beautiful Thames with its sinuous course.

Tip: it’s an ideal spot for a picnic on a sunny day

Kensington Gardens

Another royal park of London would be the charming Kensington Gardens. Take a walk in the history of London and remember its memorable personalities. Here you will find the Albert Memorial, the statue of Peter Pan, the Serpentine Gallery, the Round Pound, and the Diana Memorial Playground, all free of charge. Walk the tree-lined paths of the park and admire its beauty and its perfect British lawns.

Tip: for a delightful tour of London’s parks continue your visit from Kensington Gardens to some other free-entry lovely parks nearby, such as: Regent’s Park, Hyde Park, Green Park or St. James’s Park

Changing the Guard (Buckingham Palace)

An iconic ceremony that reminds you that you’re visiting the land of the Queen is the Changing of Guard, also known as “Guar Mounting”. It is actually a spectacular moment, which you cannot miss if you really want to feel a royal vibe and see how well organized and trained the British regiment is. Wearing bearskin hats and red tunics, the guardians of the Queen march from Wellington Barracks to Buckingham Palace with musical accompaniment.

Tip: the ceremony takes place on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 10.30 am

Almost touch the sky for free, at Sky Garden

If you enjoy wonderful views over the city, you need to plan a tour at the Sky Garden in London. It has a spectacular view over Britain’s capital and you can spot the most iconic buildings of the city. Capture the best photos of the view, regardless the weather.

You can find this famous enlarged glass dome, in the heart of London, in a building known to locals as the “walkie talkie”. There you can also have your dream dinner with a view. And what a view, you’ll have!

Tip: visits are free to public, but you need to book your entry ticket in advance on their website

Feel free to enjoy them all!

Besides their tea time, Londoners are big fans of markets. You can find lots of free markets to visit and enjoy a Saturday morning in, while searching for some bargains. If you want to combine a visit to Notting Hill with a vintage market to look for some antiques, you should choose Portobello Road Market.

Another great market for a Sunday treat would be Columbia Road Flower Market. Located on a street in East London, with a Victorian atmosphere, you can enjoy a blooming market with all kinds of flowers and plants.

In 2014 it reached its 1000th anniversary and it’s still an emblematic market for food lovers. The Borough Market offers everything you need or crave for a memorable grab-and-go breakfast or lunch. This gourmet food market could also be a perfect spot for some Instagram shots or a lovely walk.

Tip: check the official websites for each market to find the exact location and see what else can you visit nearby

What free-entry places do you know in London? Share your tips with us and leave your comments below. You can also contact us on our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Stonehenge Tours from London

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Wide range of specialized tours of Stonehenge from Central London 

Stonehenge is only 145 km from the Central London. It is better to choose the bus tour while keeping the busy traffic in the London city and around. Numerous tour planners offer different types of tours plans for London to Stonehenge.

Stonehenge is an isolated area that’s why it is not covered by the public transport. It would be better to see the tour plans in order to enjoy the Stonehenge tour with more benefits. Independent tours are not recommended in this scenario.

Because of the more travelling time, most of the tour’s plans for Stonehenge are combined with other important tourist’s attractions present around this world famous heritage site. This enables the travellers to book full day trips from London UK in order to enjoy all important locations. Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath tour is the most famous option for the tourists.

Special Access visits to Stonehenge are attractive for the travellers who want to get closer to the stones. Normally, the visitors are asked to maintain a distance of at least 10 yards from the stone.

Now we will discuss the wide range of tour of Stonehenge options and plans available for the travellers willing to visit Stonehenge from London.

 Windsor, Stonehenge and Bath Tours

This is among the top priorities for the tourists interested to cover all the main attractions during the Stonehenge visit. Christmas Day tour is the most attractive plan which enables the tourists to see the famous Windsor Castle even when it is not opened to the public!

The two hours visit is divided according to the destinations. For example, the tourists are given 70 minutes at least for the Bath tour. This is highly recommended for the low budget travellers.

This London to Stonehenge tour option is considered more favorable for the people coming from different countries. International friends should book the group tours in order to enjoy the best facilities.

Most of the international small group tours start from the Stonehenge and end at Windsor. This is why these tours are more attractive for the people coming from outside the UK and want to cover more attractions within a reasonable time span.

Those who are looking for full size standard bus tours should book the 50 seats of coaches to visit Stonehenge early in the morning. Windsor to Stonehenge and then Bath tour is time consuming but it is the best option to cover the important sites as soon as possible.

Windsor to Bath & Stonehenge tour under the full size standard category offers an additional stop at Lacock for lunch. This route is very important for the people who want to see the historic villages around and a famous village pub dated back to 14th century.

 Just Stonehenge London tours

It will take 5 hours to visit the Stonehenge alone. There are different tours being operated in different seasons. Afternoon tours are offered in April starting after the lunch from London. On the other hand, morning tours are offered from the London in October after 8:15 AM.

 Stonehenge & Bath tours

This tour plan enables the tourists to get 90 minutes at Bath after covering Stonehenge and Windsor. However, if you miss the Windsor then there will be 3 hours more to stay at Bath.

Roman Baths and Jane Austen era / Georgian are the main attractions at Bath. There are so many other attractions present in the city looking to have your attention.

Those who are interested to visit Jane Austen Centre, Roman Baths and others are suggested to focus on the entry requirements. Tourists choosing the bus tours from London to Stonehenge don’t require having tickets.

Salisbury and Oxford with Stonehenge

No doubt, the above mentioned tours are mostly preferred by the tourists but interesting alternatives are also available.

Small Group Stonehenge tours

These tours are considered best for the people who want to see the best alternatives. Tourists interested to see the alternatives and mystical with lots of attractions around should pick this specialized tour plan. You will get a chance to see the Neolithic sites such as alternative Glastonbury and Avebury. These group tours also provide a chance to see other special monuments and historic sites in the English Countryside.

Inner Circle Stonehenge tours

These are basically famous for special access to the Stonehenge. Public visiting hours provide a limiting access to the stones. Management has announced to offer a closer view of the stones with the help of special access visit. These are alternatively called inner circle visits. These visits are great for those who are interested to cross the limit of 10 yards (public hours). However, these visits are offered after the public visiting hours (dawn and dusk).

Going to London with young kids

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London is considered to be a wonderland for kids, why? Starting with the fact that this city is the birthplace of so many famous stories – from Mary Poppins to Doctor Who and Harry Potter, London was the setting for a lot of iconic movies characters making it the perfect place for all the kids. This city will take your kids on a journey into their favorite fairy tales and make them enjoy it to their fullest. Either you choose a museum, either a park, your child will still be in awe, making you will agree with us that London is truly magic! Here’s what you need to know when heading for a trip to London:

When to visit London with your kids

The nicest weather allowing you to do a lot of activities is during the summer time, but it can also be the busiest period. If you choose to visit it in the summer, we recommend going during the week. You can also enjoy some discounts by doing this.

Save money on transportation with The London Pass

The London Pass is a card that grants passage into the majority of London’s attractions. It can be a great deal for families, allowing you flexibility and ensuring you’re not missing any important objective. The card allows you to explore the city of London and enter over 70 attractions for one Price.

Eating in London with kids

Food can be quite expensive in London if you choose to eat in restaurants. However, with kids, restaurants might not be the best choice, especially if you have limited time (and they are hungry!). London is full of fast food options and most of them are even healthy options – for example – pret , who offer vegan and healthy food packed for the road. Another option is to hop into an M&S food store and pack some fresh salads, fruits, and snacks for great prices and quality.
If you do eventually choose a restaurant, most of London’s restaurants are family friendly, offering you a great décor and a friendly environment. For some funny noodles you can try Wagamama, or for a kid-friendly menu you can try Giraffe.

Book a hotel in advance

To get the most of your experience with your kids and enjoy the best comfort, book a family-friendly hotel. You can do this a few months in advance to avoid the overbooking period and take advantage of great deals. To save more money, you can stay at a hotel outside the Central London, but bear in mind to keep it close to the subway.

What to do?

  • Book a bus tour

An organized London bus tour can save you time and money, beside the great adventure of seating in an open roof bus. When booking a 24h bus tour you ensure your transportation, a well-trained guide to share with you the London history and free entrance at many objectives such as Madame Tussauds. These tours are the most loved kids activities, as well as the attraction of riding an open roofed bus…

  • Harry potter warner bros studio tour

This one is considered as one of the main attractions in London.
You can find a lot of magical tours where kids can play, but the all-time favorite is the Harry Potter: Warner Bros Studio Tour.
It is better to book your ticket in advance and it is recommended to avoid the hassle of transportation to the distant location of the studio, and hop in to an organized bus that will bring you to the doorsteps of Hogwarts, while on the journey the bus will project, you guessed right – a Harry Potter movie!
Don’t forget your Harry Potter outfit!

  • Have fun at in the park/ theatre

In the hot season, London is loaded with great shows. You can attend the amazing plays for kids either in the outdoor theatres or at the grand scenes. Also, the parks are a great idea, offering a wide range of outdoor activities such as tennis, ping pong, badminton or even riding the bicycle. Kew Gardens, Hampstead Heath, Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Battersea Park and St. James Park are great ideas for spending a cozy afternoon and enjoying a British picnic.

  • Visit the main attractions

Don’t miss the most famous London attractions and put them on your list. Kids will love the live history lessons. Take them to the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, British Museum, Legoland Windsor, National Portrait Gallery, Buckingham Palace, The London Eye, London Sea Life Aquarium, London Zoo, Madame Tussauds, the adventure of Shrek …you name it.

In some locations your kids will benefit of free access, but in most of them a fee is required, so in order to enjoy some good offers, search for a combined deal such as this one, offering 5 attractions in one fee

Our London expert team is here to help with advises for a good visit in London! Contact us for a guide.
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How to plan a city break in London

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How to plan a city break in London

The iconic city of London is considered to be one of the locations you must visit at least once (and everybody comes back after their first visit…). An enormous city filled with impressive architecture, controversial history and great culture that will leave you with amazing memories and pictures. There’s so much to see and visit that it might leave you thinking a city break won’t be enough. We did the math and came out with an amazing plan help you get the most of London:

Make a list of places you want to visit by MUST’s 

Yes, we know, you want to visit everything, but it is important to tick the main attractions, and, after doing the itinerary, check out the smaller things. Take in consideration 2 major elements – The first is that everything is connected to everything in London and while visiting the main objectives you may discover some incredible places that you must stop by (*this can create some delays in your original plan). Secondly, it is, of course, the weather, if you planned a walk in St James’s Park but caught a rainy day, it is better you have some backup locations in your plan. Therefore, our suggestion is to create a plan with MUST SEE and the others to be marked as a “plan B”.

Spot the best events you can find

Being one of the hottest cultural spots in the world, there is always something happening in London! Since you are going there, it’s a pity to miss important events like concerts, festivals, shows etc., depending on your visiting period. From May to summer you can find rooftops parties like Skylight, open exhibitions like London Nights, sports events like Wimbledon Tennis Championships, sweet dance pop concerts of Bruno Mars and some of the best summer festivals.

Optimize the days of your visit

Set the date of your visit, according to your “must visit” list that you’ve created. If you want to visit for example Madame Tussauds, weekends are not the right choice – better the middle of the week because of tourist fluctuations.

Book your hotel near the underground

By being close to the tube, things will get so much easier for you. You won’t have to waste a lot of time and money traveling through the city – because, let’s be honest, all the great events are taking place in the center. Just hop on to the closest tube and you are usually 10-20 minutes away to any destination!

How to get to London?

The fastest and simplest way to get there is obviously by plane – this if you’re not a UK citizen. Otherwise, you can hop on the subway and arrive quicker and cheaper than with any other means of transport. All you need is a credit card and it will pass you through all the gates, arriving before you could say, Harry Potter.

Book a full London Tour

What else can be more comfortable than a bus who will take you to all of London’s great attractions with specialized guides to tell you the wonderful lore of every place you visit? In this way, you will be sure that you won’t miss any of the objectives that you put on your list. Moreover, you will become an expert in English lore for your dear ones back home. Special tours with extra surprises can be booked on our site at special prices.

Now that you are all organized, pack your bags and experience London at its best. What are the main objectives of your list? We would love hearing your ideas and plan – feel free to leave your comments here or on our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter

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