"LONDON" Top 5 Page for this destination London by Regina1965

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Love London :) My favourite town :) When ever I return back home from London I cannot wait to go back. I first visited London in 1979 and fell in love with this city and got a culture shock seeing the crowds of people in the streets, coming from the quiet town of Reykjavík. It wasn't until 1987 that I visited London again and this time I stayed for 4 months at a Mishio Kushi Institute in Old Street studying Macrobiotics. I lived in Hampstead and Southwark bridge road. The year after I visited London again. And it wasn't until 2003 during the big heat-wave that I visited again and when I arrived the temperatures were soaring 38 degrees C! I loved it and we cooled down in fountains where people were swimming, f.ex. in Battersea Park and the fountains at Trafalgar square. The atmosphere was lovely and I cherish that memory.

In the next 2 years (2004-2005) I visited London 6 times and once per year in the next 2 years after that (2006-2007). In May 2010 I stayed for 2 weeks in London.

On the 1st of November 2012 a VT-member sublet her room in Colliers Wood, South London, to me, while she was going on a world-tour. I stayed there for 1 month and 3 weeks and returned back to Iceland to celebrate Christmas with my family. I returned on the 29th of January of 2013 and stayed in the Hammersmith district of London for 2 months. This turned out to be a very cold winter in London.

I was lucky enough to be invited to London in August 2013, so that I could experience the warmer side of London - I stayed in Highgate for 4 days. And again I was invited to London in April/May 2014 and stayed again in Highgate, where my fiancé´s brother lives with his family.


Here are some very good websites London buses which shows you all the routes of the London buses, very helpful. And London markets with detailed information on the markets in London, which are one of my favourite things to do in London. A great website is Visit London with a great deal of information. I wish I had known about this page when booking a hotel as they have great hotel offers on good hotels here.

This is also an excellent page for finding rooms for rent in private homes.

There are more links London Guide with detailed information and maps on markets in London.

And of course London town which is very thorough as well.

And here are webcams on London Webcams.

And here are more four webcams of London.

Here are a lot of webacams A-Z of London Jam-Cams.

And here is a great page on 360 degree panoramic view of London.

I just found this webpage - it is excellent Stuckinlondon


Here is a good Street map of London

I find this site especially user-friendly with a special human touch and inside information, created by a group of Londoners fed up with bad advice about London The London tourist. I do recommend this site, I have never printed out as much information as from this site.

While planning my trip to London in May 2010 I looked through heaps of pages and came across some interesting things I didn't know about f.ex. Being in the audience at a TV-recording Seeing that my hotel seemed to be in the middle of nowhere next to a cemetary I wanted to find out about things to do in this neighbourhood and found out that BBC Television Centre is close to it, so on a rainy day having such a ticket might come in handy ;) While spending 2 months in Hammersmith in 2013 I was in the audience of 5 shows and got tickets for 3 more, which I couldn´t use. It was so much fun and I have added tips on all these shows.

I have added an additional page on Holborn even though it is in the middle of London. My London page was just getting a bit too big ;)

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:London is so rich in history and art and there are myriads of museums and galleries here.
  • Cons:London is inundated with tourists ;)
  • In a nutshell:I feel alive in London!
  • Last visit to London: Jul 2015
  • Intro Updated Jul 21, 2015
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2015 at 3:16 AM

    Regina, great set of new and updated tips since my last visit of your excellent London page. - Happy new year from cold Germany to probably even colder Iceland.

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Jan 6, 2015 at 10:26 AM

      Thanks, Holger - and a happy New Year to you too - not so cold here at the moment in Iceland.

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Nov 3, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Very interesting to read about your tour of churches designed by Wren. Your lucky you are able to spend so much time in London.

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Nov 3, 2014 at 5:24 PM

      Thanks, Sylvia :) I am so fascinated by the churches in the City of London.

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Aug 2, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    London is so eclectic of old, new, unusal, odd, but all fascinating! Excellent page Regina! BTW, love the Bronze Women Statue and poem, so lovely.

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2014 at 7:38 AM

    Me again, coming back to read the many new tips and updates that you have added to your London page in the past year. This is certainly a very fine and comprehensive guide to London!

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      May 10, 2014 at 11:21 AM

      Thank you, Don, this is still a page in process, there seem to be endless things to see and do in London :)

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2013 at 10:11 AM

    Hello, Regina! Thanks a lot for your interesting comprehensive page about the World City!) Good for you!

  • Yaqui's Profile Photo
    Dec 8, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    Fatastic page Regina! I would so enjoy all the lovely museums, fountains, memorials, statues, gorgeous churches. Yet, the Peter Pan statue, Alfred Hitcock mosaic, WWII Womens Memorial, and the St. Pancras Statue caught my attention. It would all be fabulous to see. Thank you for lettings us take a peek at a wonderful city!

  • toonsarah's Profile Photo
    Aug 21, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    I've enjoyed catching up on more of your excellent tips. So sorry I missed seeing you on your most recent visit - come back soon!

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Aug 21, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      Me too, I am sorry I missed you, too bad the Magic Circle meeting coincided with our meeting. But it was such a great experience going there.

  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Aug 10, 2013 at 2:21 AM

    Be back to read more later!

    • balhannah's Profile Photo
      Oct 8, 2013 at 3:20 AM

      I've finished your excellent London page. You certainly have seen a lot more than most!

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Oct 8, 2013 at 8:16 AM

      Thanks, Dee - still a LOT of tips to add - don´t seem to be able to add tips since Jón showed up ;)

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    Me again, coming back to look at some of your many updates and new tips since April 28th. I have never been to the Museum of London or the Museum of London Docklands. They both sound fascinating.

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Jun 30, 2013 at 1:03 PM

      Thanks, Don, I am slowly adding more tips on London. Yes, both these museums are fascinating to people who are interested in the history of London.

  • Trekki's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2013 at 3:42 AM

    Thank you for your fantastic tour through London :-)) And thanks also for your explanations about the Cristopher Wren churches. I wasn't aware that there are so many because he built them after the fire.

    • Regina1965's Profile Photo
      Jun 22, 2013 at 3:52 AM

      My pleasure, I am so fascinated about these churches myself, lovely to see that you are as well :) Some of my church tips are on my Holborn page, seeing that this page was getting too large. There are some fascinating churches there as well, but most of them escaped the fire.

    • Trekki's Profile Photo
      Jun 22, 2013 at 3:57 AM

      Oh, I must remember this and read your Holborne too :-)


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