Tag: United Kingdom

Unique Districts of Greater West London

Unique Districts of Greater West London With such a monumental size, it can be difficult to know where exactly to start when it comes to a trip to the UK capital. London spans more than 1500 square kilometres and offers up a broad variety of unique districts for visitors to explore. From the central tourist […]

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4 London Tourist Attractions that May Be Slightly Disappointing

Overrated London tourist attractions “London opens to you like a novel itself. [...] It is divided into chapters, the chapters into scenes, the scenes into sentences; it opens to you like a series of rooms, door, passsage, door. Mayfair to Piccadilly to Soho to the Strand.” Anna Quindlen, Imagined London: A Tour of the World's Greatest Fictional […]

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Where to get the best views of London

London is an incredible city with a fascinating history, reflected in its architectural masterpieces and monuments. It is well known for being incredibly built up but there are a few areas that are scattered around the city that allow you to get the best views of London and appreciate how beautiful its landscape really is. […]

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5 Amazing London Experiences (Besides Sightseeing)

5 Amazing London Experiences (Besides Sightseeing) Traveling to London can be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. It’s one of the prettiest and most impressive cities on the planet, and it’s absolutely packed with noteworthy history and architecture. In fact, there’s so much to see that sightseeing ultimately dominates a lot of […]

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Top 10 things to do in London with kids (or without)

Top 10 things to do in London with kids (or without) London is a family-friendly city with loads of things to do with kids. This is what my kids enjoyed on their first visit to London - in random order. However, if you don't have kids with you, then you will still enjoy them. 1. […]

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London Airport Hacks – Weave Through Heathrow Airport Like a Pro

London Airport Hacks – Weave Through Heathrow Airport Like a Pro As crazy as London’s road traffic usually is, its international airports might be the same – if not crazier. The largest airport in the United Kingdom, Heathrow airport handles over 80 million international passengers annually.  For many years, it was the world's busiest airport in […]

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Review: Premier Inn London Wembley Park

Premier Inn London Wembley Park Review When I was looking for a hotel in London I had three requirements. Firstly, it had to be affordable taking into account our plummeting exchange rate. Secondly, it had to be comfortable as we were going to stay there for a week. Thirdly, it had to be located near […]

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Explore London with The Original London Sightseeing Tour

If you’ve been following my blog, you would know that the hop-on hop-off bus is one of my favourite ways to explore a new city, especially when I have limited time there. A few months ago, I became a tourist in my own city and experienced the Johannesburg City Sightseeing bus.  When I visited the […]

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Exploring London with the London Pass

Exploring London with the London Pass London is an expensive city and sightseeing can end up costing you a lot of money. That is why money-saving tips are always welcomed. One of the best ways to save money when sightseeing in London is the London Pass . The London Pass is a VIP card that allows you free […]

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How to apply for UK Visas

The US visas were relatively easy to obtain. Then it was time to apply for the UK visas for the whole family. We qualified for the Standard Visitor Visa. I spent hours completing the most comprehensive online visa application forms I had ever done before. The section that took me the longest was the travel […]

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1 week in London -our 7-day London itinerary

1 week in London -our 7-day London itinerary "You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." -Samuel Johnson I have often been accused of wanting to […]

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