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Going to London to See the Queen?

Going to London to See the Queen? May 25, 2011 | Travel Tips | Read More
When you return home from a holiday to London, surprise the smarty pants who quips, “Did you see the Queen?” With these suggested Queen-spotting venues and events, you will even have photographic proof. Best Places to Catch Sight of Her Majesty In & Around London Buckingham Palace -...

London Souvenirs on a Shoestring

London Souvenirs on a Shoestring November 27, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Not interested in a Mind the Gap thong for Christmas or a faux Burberry umbrella for Chanukah? Like other world cities, the list of cheap souvenir possibilities is endless with so many iconic London images to copy and boy are they ever … Big Ben Bobby hats Red telephone booths Double decker buses Black...

Stuck in Heathrow Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy it!

Stuck in Heathrow Airport During the Holidays? Enjoy it! November 5, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
The thought of an extended layover is usually quite a nightmare, but not at London’s Heathrow Airport. Consider yourself lucky! Gone are the times of smoky lounges, cardboard pizza, dreadful gift shops and tired decor. Heathrow (LHR) has so much going on, it ought to be listed in guidebooks as...

How to Find a Loo in London

How to Find a Loo in London November 2, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
London's loos are well marked just follow the signs, image by victoriapeckham Before even finding a public bathroom in London, you first must know how to ask. Don’t forget as Winston Churchill once pointed out, England and the US are two nations separated by a common language. In the UK, a...

Best Cultural Experience in London for Under $5

Best Cultural Experience in London for Under $5 October 6, 2010 | Things to Do, Travel Tips | Read More
How Cheap is Cheap? Once again the NileGuide local experts have been given a $5.00 challenge which always makes me cringe. That equates to a whopping $3.15 hardly enough for round trip bus fare in town. Now London does do free very well: museums, parks, street entertainment, exhibits and walks but when...

Bargaining in London

Bargaining in London September 10, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Haggle in London? Just asking the question makes my cheeks burn; it’s just so out of the reserved British nature. When I asked a few English women their thoughts on haggling, I received a unanimous response. They recoiled in horror. West Londoner Amanda Kerr exclaimed, “It’s just not...

Strike on the Underground: Organized Chaos

Strike on the Underground: Organized Chaos September 4, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Transport for London (TFL) announced a Tube strike is set to begin Monday evening for 24 hours with Underground travel return to normal Wednesday morning. Just in time for students returning to school and commuters coming off summer vacations, millions of Londoners will be forced to find alternate means...

A Simple Guide to London’s Underground

A Simple Guide to London’s Underground August 26, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
A little guidance with London’s Underground subway system, commonly known as The Tube, goes a long way despite its simplicity. flickr image: MarcelGermain Signage Chances are you’re already quite familiar with the iconic Tube signs, the London Underground map and the saying Mind the Gap....

Musts and Must Nots of Packing for London

Musts and Must Nots of Packing for London July 21, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
After the camera, jeans, toothbrush and NG city guides (of course!) are carefully packed in your suitcase, here are a few tips from a local for keeping it simple and comfortable while exploring London: Necessary items: layers, layers, layers – this is a nautical climate, one minute it’s...

British Snacks: What to Grab on the Go in London

British Snacks: What to Grab on the Go in London July 8, 2010 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Exploring local food markets and grocery stores are some of my favorite traveling activities. I’m afraid I may actually spend as much time perusing the aisles of foreign supermarkets as I do museums. Then I pack my suitcase full of samples as souvenirs to share with friends back home. Pathetic...