On a normal weekend thousands of locals and tourists decend on the many markets in central London. From the daddy […]
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London for 8 year olds, a brief guide from uncle and auntie from our visits with 3 nephews and one niece, all aged 8 at the time
We know this is a very specific age and topic, but we have only been with 8-year-old kids to London. […]
London for 8 year olds, a brief guide from uncle and auntie
We know this is a very specific age and topic, but we have only been with 8-year-old kids to London. Specifically our 3 nephews Jonas, Elias, Marcus, and our niece Nora. As a birthday present on their 8th birthday we gave them a trip to London with us, and this is what we learned on those trips with kids.
Love Letters to London, Part 10: Shopping!
There is no doubt that London is a shopper’s mecca. The amount of high street retailers, flagship stores and department stores are second to none in Europe. Here are some of our favourite areas and street to get some retail therapy in London.
Love Letters to London, Part 9: London Markets
On a normal weekend thousands of locals and tourists decend on the many markets in central London. From the daddy of them all, Camden Market, to the biggest antiques market of Portobello Road and the hipsters haven around Brick Lane and Old Spitalfields Market. To visit a market or two while in London is a rite of passage for any visitor.
Love Letters to London, Part 8: Greenwich
Greenwich is home to the National Maritime Museum and Old Royal Naval College, Cutty Sark and the Prime Meridian at the Royal Observatory. Add a foot tunnel under the Thames, great pubs and a boutique market, and you have more than one good reason to take the trip to Greenwich.
London Transport Explained
London transport is not a love letter but it is essential to know what to do and what not to do when using London public transport and the airport transfer options. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to handle transport in central London. Mind the gap!
Love Letters to London, Part 7: Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens
The great green lungs of London, Hyde Park and Kensignton Gardens are filled with lakes, playgrounds, statues, memorials and great outdoor drinking and eating. When you feel like a rest from the hustle and bustle of central London, the parks are the place to relax and enjoy the silence.
Love Letters to London, Part 6: Pubs!
London is famous for its pubs. A pub is the hub in any local community in Britain. The nectar of life is served in a pint to locals and tourists alike. Here are some of our favourites in London.
Love Letters to London, Part 5: Hampstead Heath
A great little outing from central London is to take the tube to Hampstead (Northern line) and Hampstead Heath park, it is a great walk to one of the great viewpoints of London at Parliament Hill.
Love Letters to London, Part 4: Shoreditch
The hipster’s paradise of Shoreditch has gone from somewhere we were not recommended to go in the 90s to something of a hub for hipster fashion and food.
Love Letters to London, Part 3: Regent`s Canal, Paddington to Camden Lock
A great London canal walk on the Regent`s Canal from Paddington to Camden Lock. A different walk in tranquil surroundings in the heart of London. Great pubs along the way!
Love Letters to London, Part 2: London Sightseeing!
The most epic virtual London sightseeing! We have tried to write down the 5 hour sightseeing we used to do as tour guides in London in the mid 90s. An amazing journey through London`s sights and history.
Love letters to London, Part 1: our second home.
London holds a special place in our hearts. We met in London in 1995. We both worked for a tour operator, and Tanja was already working in the London office, and Ørjan got a surprise posting to London as a freshly trained tour guide. It was the start of our love and our love for London. This is the first part of our London adventures.