London is bursting with great museums, galleries, theatres, and parks, perfect for families with young children. However, many of these can be full to the brim with people, particularly during the school holidays. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle or even looking to try something new, here are our top tips for an alternative family day out.
A tourist’s guide to the architecture of London; a city that combines ancient buildings and important historic sights with ground-breaking contemporary architecture and modern skyscrapers
What’s better than a long bank holiday weekend? That’s right – two bank holiday weekends! May has two bank holidays, the early May and the Spring bank holiday, falling on 1st and 30th May respectively in 2016. These holidays celebrate the arrival of Spring and the warm months to come with fun and festivities, and so should you! As the days get longer and the weather gets sweeter, do more than just Netflix & Chill and find out how to make the most of these long weekends with our tips on what to do in London on a May Bank Holiday…
You might already know that the Queen has two birthdays - her ‘official’ birthday on a Saturday in June and her real birthday on 21 April. This year is her 90th birthday, and there are lots of events planned in London to celebrate! Whether you live in London or you’re a tourist planning a visit to the city, we’ve picked out the highlights from the weekend of national events taking place this summer to celebrate this exciting royal birthday.
The London Underground is a unique and iconic institution famous across the world. As you might expect, London’s underground train network has a fascinating history, which stretches back more than 150 years. At Insider London, we know all about the hard work, rivalries, and scandals that went into creating today’s underground network (after all, our London Underground Tour is all about these juicy details!) To whet your appetite, here are five little-known facts about the history of the Tube. Whether you’re a tourist or a Londoner born and bred we bet you didn’t know all this about the London Underground…
Sunshine in London has the power to turn your day around, put a spring in your step and generally bring to light that secret optimism and joie de vivre that’s usually reserved for the Spring. However, Londoners are not always so lucky and have had to find ways to entertain themselves come rain or shine. So, when the days get colder and the rain starts to pour, you’ll find there’s still plenty to see and do. If you don’t believe it, let us give you a few tips on things to do in London when it’s raining.
Our friendly and experienced tour guides have a wealth of knowledge of London’s history and vibrant culture. Michelle Buckley heads up the tour guides who plan and lead all of Insider London’s walking tours. She talks to us about life as a tour guide, her love of London and her best recommendations for exploring the city.