Cycle Hire Scheme

London Cycle Hire

London has over 750 docking stations and 11,500 bikes available for anybody to hire spread right the way across the capital. To hire a bike you just need to find a docking station, you will find yourself passing them all the time in central London, and access your bike(s) using a credit or debit card. … Read more

River Bus

River Bus

A great way to both see and get around the capital the river boats operate from multiple piers, some of the most popular are listed below. You can buy your ticket before you board or tap on and off with an Oyster Card or contactless credit or debit card in the same way as you … Read more

Cabs (Taxis)

London cab

The iconic London black cab is not only a must do activity when visiting the capital but can also be a great experience. London cabbies have to pass the famous ‘knowledge’ before they earn a license to drive one of the black cabs, this means that they need to memorise all of the streets in … Read more

Trains & Underground

If you are spending any time at all in London then it’s almost a certainty you will end up travelling on the ‘tube’, London’s underground rail network. London is covered by 11 tube lines, plus additional overground trains and the DLR (docklands light railway) and a new line is due to open in the next … Read more

The Sky Garden

20 Fenchurch Street, known to most Londoners as the Walkie Talkie building is home to the Skygarden, London’s highest public garden. Entry is free but must be booked in advance and tickets go very quickly, they are normally available about three weeks in advance and you can book a timed slot which they are strict … Read more

The Grapes, Limehouse

The Grapes Limehouse

Another of London’s old school riverside pubs The Grapes has a history going back over 500 years and was frequented by Charles Dickens who even mentioned it in his novel ‘Our Mutual Friend’. It’s current claim to fame in the 21st century is the leaseholder who is Sir Ian Mckellen who is know to appear … Read more

Arepa & Co – Haggerston

A great place to stop for lunch or brunch if you’re walking along Regent’s Canal, and a good reason to head over the Haggerston if you’re not. Arepa & Co offer Venezuelan cuisine that centres around corn bread arepas filled with maize, black beans, fried plantain, shredded beef, avacado, pork and roasted vegetables. Set just … Read more

The Mayflower

The Mayflower Rotherhithe

Standing almost opposite The Prospect Of Whitby, albeit on the other side of the river, is another pub claiming to be London’s first riverside Inn, The Mayflower. Formerly known as The Spread Eagle this was the place the Mayflower was moored prior to making her journey to the Americas. Possibly more so than at The … Read more

The Prospect Of Whitby

The Prospect Of Whitby

Claiming to be London’s oldest riverside pub it would be easy to claim that it’s all style over substance but that would be somewhat missing the point. The pub is claimed to have welcomed Samuel Pepys and Charles Dickens in it’s past and has defnitely been graced by Prince Margaret and JMW Turner. Once called … Read more

Crystal Palace Park

Dinosaurs at Crystal Palace Park

If you fancy a trip to the park with the kids to let off some steam then Crystal Palace Park might be just the ticket. Situated in South East London it has all you’d expect from a park normally, grass, trees, pathways and a great playgound but it has something that will top most other … Read more