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Famous London Attractions and their Cheaper Alternative!

Post Date:20th January 2015Author:Matt Gedge Ever thought you would like to avoid the queues and dig a little deeper into what is on offer in London? Is it your second visit here and you have already seen all the main attractions on the check list? Or do you simply want to find places which are […]

10 Facts about Piccadilly Circus you may not know

Post Date: 7th January 2015 Author: Matt Gedge What on earth is the point of Piccadilly Circus? And why is it famous around the world? I was once approached by a film crew while waiting for my tour group to arrive and was asked these very questions. I was sorely tempted to tell them that […]

The Best Sculptures in London

Post Date: 23rd December 2014 Author: Jess Brownrigg – Guest Blogger I have always felt that London is blessed with incredible public art. At the moment, however, it seems especially replete with great works. Often drowned out by the digital displays of Piccadilly Circus and advertising billboards infesting every wall, there are extraordinary sculptures at […]

The 10 Most Unusual Street Names in the City of London

Post Date: 15th December 2014 Author: Matt Gedge One of the most common bits of trivia you may have heard a City of London guide mention is that although there are streets, alleys and lanes, you will never find a road in the Square Mile. No water-tight theory explains this, although it may be because […]

Double Decker Bus Jumps Tower Bridge

Post Date: 27th December 2013 Author: Matt Gedge On 30th December 1952, an incident described as ‘1 in 150,000’ by the Daily Mail occurred when Tower Bridge began to open with a no.78 double decker bus on it. The bus in question was being driven from Shoreditch to Dulwich, and according to the driver Albert […]

Aldwych – Inside the Disused Tube Station

Post Date: 1st December 2013 Author: Matt Gedge On 30th November 1907 the Strand Underground station opened. 87 years later it closed. Today we know it as Aldwych, and last week our London Tour Guide Matt was fortunate enough to join a few keen explorers of London’s past to descend the now disused stairs to […]

Changing The Guard – The Wrong Way To Do It

Post Date: Saturday 16th November 2013 Author: Matt Gedge Our most popular walking tour of London is undoubtedly the Changing the Guard Tour. Fun London Tours groups get to witness a ceremony with universal appeal, and see an iconic display of ‘Britishness’ which draws crowds from across the globe. The two hours wizz by, and […]

The Rude Parrot of Fleet Street

Post Date: 31st October 2013 Author: Matt Gedge October 30th 1926 was a sad day for Fleet Street, London. One of its most famous characters had just passed away, succumbing to pneumonia after years of entertaining the crowds in the ancient watering hole Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese. The death was marked by obituaries in around […]

The Victorian Pet Cemetery of Hyde Park

Post Date: Monday the 28th of October 2013Author: Matt Gedge Tucked away in the north west corner of Hyde Park lies a little known treasure of late Victorian London, the Pet Cemetery. Walking along Bayswater Road you would have to be extremely observant to notice the gravestones through the fencing, being as they are carefully […]

Inside the Emirates Stadium

Post Date: 20th October 2013Author: Matt Gedge Although I have been an Arsenal fan all my life and watched some great games from the stands over the years (and a load more from the comfort of my armchair), I had never visited the stadium on a non-match day. Until now. I was fortunate to have […]