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Alternative London Tours

"Alternative London was the first to showcase what is happening now in London's creative hotbed" With the popularity of Banksy, London's street art is big business.  What was previously known as graffitti is now becoming mainstream collectible art and also a serious must visit tour. The majority of the "quality" street art can be found around Shoreditch just east of the City of London around Brick Lane. The leading tour operator is Alternative London.  They are currently rated in the top 5 Tripadvisor things to do in London and we are not suprised. All tour guides have a passion fo...   more ⇒

Tower Bridge London - Where to stay

Firstly, let’s not get confused, Tower Bridge is the one next to the Tower of London whilst London Bridge is the neighbouring upriver crossing which joins Monument and Southwark Cathedral. This is the most famous bridge in the world and the most photographed and many visitors consider it an essential visit. If your hotel is in the West End or further west in Kensington then you will probably take the tube and travel to Tower Hill station. Exit the station right and head down the western perimeter of the Tower of London for magnificent views. The walking time is about ten minutes maxim...   more ⇒

Changing of the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace

Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace

No visit to see Buckingham Palace would be complete without witnessing the Changing of the Guard ceremony. The Foot Guards are the ceremonial protectors of the Queen and are easily recognisable by their bright scarlet jackets and high bearskin hats. This is a perfect photo opportunity to capture that special memory your trip to London. The Foot Guards commence the line up in the forecourt of Wellington Barracks which is just south of the St James's Park on Birdcage Walk. They proceed to march to the Palace accompanied by the regimental band. On arrival at the forecourt of the palace, the h...   more ⇒

Visiting Trafalgar Square

For most visitors to London, the trip would not be complete without a walk around Trafalgar Square, one of the most photographed areas in the capital. Your visit can be simply to feed the pigeons or alternatively to embrace its culture which is steeped in history. If you are on serious "see the sights" type of day then we suggest that you allow a full day and combine it with a visit to Covent Garden which is only a 10 minute walk away. Trafalgar Square is situated in Westminster just west of Covent Garden and north of the Houses of Parliament. If your hotel is in the West End then it will be ...   more ⇒