We love London so much, we have scheduled three trips here in three years. There is so much to see here. You will never run out of things to do. World class museums (many with free admission), an exciting theatre and music scene, fabulous shopping, excellent food (despite rumors to the contrary), an...more
When in London, you should visit Crabtree & Evelyn. There are several locations, but we like the one at Covent Garden. We know there are lots of these stores throughout the United States, but it is not quite as same as shopping here in the UK. There are lots of skin care products and fragrances for...more
You know of Harrod's, of course, but are you familiar with the Liberty Store? Liberty has been on Regent Street since 1875. Although this is a full service department store, it is probably best known for its own colorful fabrics. New designs are introduced regularly and are featured on many...more
The Notting Hill area is filled with shops and restaurants. However, we were here during the annual Notting Hill Festival. Most of the stores were boarded up in anticipation of this gigantic two day Caribbean festival. The parades go on forever. The music is loud. The costumes are...more
The only way to get around in London besides walking. Fast efficient and it goes everywhere. If you get confused ask one of the helpful workers and they will give you the best way to get to your destination. We use the Oyster card to save money on our rides....more
Free, yes this great museum does not charge. The location is easy to get to and the exhibits are top-notch. You can spend an entire day here or just go in to see the highlights. The ancient Egyptian area is especially interesting.
This is very different place then one would expect in London and it is just north of Paddington. The area is home to a number of waterside cafes, pubs and eateries. People live in the small boats - amazing.
We visited many galleries in London. Most were filled with tourists from around the world. Interestingly, there appeared to be very few tourists at this charming gallery, even though admission is free. Perhaps, it is because fewer international tourists are interested in portraits of the...more
This charming old church on Trafalgar Square houses a well-regarded restaurant (which is a fund raiser for community outreach programs) and hosts an impressive music series. Check the schedule for its vast variety of concerts and recitals. We walked in during a free lunch time concert, when we...more