Whether you are looking for accommodation in London, more information on London events, or a tourist guide in another city, I hope you find the following links of use.

There is a huge range of places to stay in London, but here are a few suggestions to suit all budgets.

Boutique Hotels

These hotels all have wonderful character and are in excellent locations.


Apartments offer more space and can work out more economic for families.These are in excellent quiet locations.

Home Stays

If you are looking for somewhere different to stay, how about a bed and breakfast? AT HOME IN LONDON have a wide range of bed and breakfast in central London homes, star-rated by Visit Britain

Somewhere different

  • The Chandos House is an 18th century town house designed by Robert Adam which is owned by the Royal Society of Medicine, but you don’t have to be a member to stay here!
  • Self-catering in an 18th century silk weaver’s house in Spitalfields:
  • 18th century town house in the East End, beautifully decorated by an acclaimed international interior designer and used for fashion and celebrity shoots:


For more basic accommodation but in a good location, try The Z Hotel Soho


See reviews of hotels by other travellers:

Check out some of my photos of London:

London’s daily newspaper:

Museums in London list

Time Out London for information on what’s on in London:

London Transport – ticket information and journey planner:

Luggage Storage

Original paintings of London by Caroline Tate:

London theatre:

This site allows you to see what is on at a glance, with Box Office phone numbers and links to the indidual theatre’s web-site. Click on the name of the theatre and you can view the seating plan with helpful independent advice.

This site shows the range of productions taking place throughout London and includes offers:

This site has a useful interactive map of theatres and includes audience reviews as well as links to the theatres.

A useful site to see theatre goers’ reviews of specific seats in London theatres. You need to set up an account to access it (also works in site above)

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre:

Wilton’s Music Hall

One of the most atmospheric venues in London which hosts a number of imaginative theatre and music events.

Puppet Barge

Innovative puppet shows for adults and children from a barge in Little Venice. A unique experience.

Regent Street Cinema

The birthplace of British cinema where the Lumiere Brothers first demonstrated their newly invented Cinématographe in the UK. Now a lovely Art Deco cinema showing a range of classic & modern films.

London Symphony Orchestra:

Opera and ballet at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden:

Opera in English:

English National Ballet

Jazz in London

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club:


The Crazy Coqs is an intimate, art deco cabaret venue with some very good acts.

The Audience Club

Join the Audience Club and get theatre tickets for just £2 each at a wide range of venues all over London.


Excellent Blue Badge Guides in the university city will ensure you get the most from your visit:

Bath and the West Country

Too far for a day trip from London as you will spend all your time travelling! Instead, stay a night or more and hire one of the local Blue Badge Guides to show you around. Ask for Maeve or Nicholas.

Oxford and the Cotswolds
Although I am qualified for day trips from London, including the university city of Oxford and the lovely Cotswolds countryside, you may prefer to spend several days in the area to explore further. I recommend my colleague, Isobel Lewis.

Heart of England

If you are visiting the Heat of England, such as Birmingham, Coventry or Ironbridge, then book award winning guide Roger Bailey.

North East England

Discover Durham, Northumberland and Hadrian’s Wall with Laura, an excellent local Blue Badge Guide, Laura Rhodes.

Liverpool, Lake District (Cumbria) and Yorkshire

Explore the fascinating city of Liverpool and/or the lovely areas of the Lake District and Yorkshire with their literary connections and stunning scenery, with an enthusiastic local Blue Badge Tour Guide, Tess Pike.


Private tours with professionally qualified tourist guide, Colin Mairs, to any location across Scotland from any start point. Driver guide, walking tours and larger coach tours. Tours offered in English, French and Portuguese.

Orkney – Kinlay Francis will give you a wonderful customised tour of his fascinating and lovely island.

Tour Guides in other countries

If there is no personal recommendation below, select the country you are visiting from the World Federation of Tourist Guiding Associations website:


Private tours of Barcelona and out of town excursions, with licensed tour guides and comfortable vehicles, for parties of all sizes, in English or other languages. Private shore tours and excursions starting and ending at Barcelona Port or at the Airport for cruise ship passengers


From geology to Icelandic Sagas and the best time to photograph the waterfalls, Hakon Oskarsson will share his passion and knowledge for this stunning country.

Palermo (Sicily)

Virginia Turco will give you a wonderful tour of Palermo and Monreale.


Silvia Giogoli will ensure you get the most out of your visit to the stunning mosaics in Ravenna as well as insights into contemporary life.


Miles and Miles offer tailored tours of Rome and Italy with professional Driver Guides. Savour the traditional highlights of Rome but also get a backstage view of traditional, daily, Italian life. For museum and archaeological sites, ask for Ferderica.


Natalia Bazhenova will enhance your experience of St Petersburg with her knowledge and passion for her stunning city.


Julia Hamilton will give you a great tour of Estonia's wonderful capital. As well as historic tours she also does street art ones too.

USA - Canyonlands

Mark Trunzo at Adrift Adventures will give you a fascinating backcountry tour by 4x4 vehicle of Canyonlands National Park.

USA - Monument Valley

Carl will give you a fabulous tour of Monument Valley and Mystery Valley including insights into Navajo culture and photographic tips.

Uzbekistan - Khiva

Inessa Yuvakaeva was a wonderful Tour Leader throughout Uzbekistan and an excellent local guide to Khiva.

Uzbekistan - Bukhara

Shakhnoza will ensure you get the most out of a visit to the stunning city of Bukhara.


Private tours of Venice with Luisella Romeo.


Private tours in the town of Romeo and Juliet with licensed guides in English and other languages.


Felicitas will show you the best of this fascinating city:


Isabel, Graça, Rosa and Cristina are a group of licensed and experienced Portuguese tourist guides.


Explore Madrid’s wonderful museums and city with Madrid Tourist Guides.

Licensed Tour Guides around the World