Links

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.

Accommodation in London

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

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 www.athomeinlondon.co.uk

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!
    www.chandoshouse.co.uk/bedrooms
  • Self-catering in an 18th century silk weaver’s house in Spitalfields:
    www.landmarktrust.org.uk
  • 18th century town house in the East End, beautifully decorated by an acclaimed international interior designer and used for fashion and celebrity shoots:
    http://www.40winks.org/

Budget

For more basic accommodation but in a good location, try The Z Hotel Soho
www.thezhotels.com/soho

TripAdvisor

See reviews of hotels by other travellers:
www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotels-g186338-London_England-Hotels.html

London

Check out some of my photos of London:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/tourguideoflondon/

London’s daily newspaper:

www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard

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

www.timeout.com/london

London Transport – ticket information and journey planner:

www.tfl.gov.uk

Original paintings of London by Caroline Tate:

www.ctate.co.uk/Style/Cityscape.aspx

Entertainment

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.
www.officialtheatre.com

This site shows the range of productions taking place throughout London and includes offers: http://theatre.london/

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

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 www.officialtheatre.com site above)

www.seatplan.com/

Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre:

www.shakespearesglobe.com

Wilton’s Music Hall

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

https://wiltons.org.uk/

Puppet Barge

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

http://www.puppetbarge.com/

London Symphony Orchestra:

www.lso.co.uk

Opera and ballet at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden:

www.roh.org.uk

Opera in English:

www.eno.org

English National Ballet

www.ballet.org.uk

Jazz in London

https://jazzinlondon.live/

Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club:

www.ronniescotts.co.uk

Cabaret

The Crazy Coqs is an intimate, art deco cabaret venue with some very good acts.
www.brasseriezedel.com/crazy-coqs

The Audience Club

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

Tour guides in other cities

Cambridge

Excellent Blue Badge Guides in the university city will ensure you get the most from your visit:
www.cambridgetmtours.co.uk

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.
www.sulisguides.com

Heart of England

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

North East England

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

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.
Tess.Pike@btinternet.com

Scotland

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.
excursionscotland.wordpress.com

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

www.orkneyuncovered.co.uk

Barcelona

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
www.barcelonatourguides.com/

Iceland

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.
hakon.oskarsson@gmail.com

Palermo (Sicily)

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

www.guiderome.com/tour-guide-palermo.htm

Rome

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.
www.milesandmiles.net

Verona

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

Vienna

Felicitas will show you the best of this fascinating city:
www.viennawalks.at/en/home_en.html

Lisbon

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