London has two major canal-based festivals – one on the early May Bank Holiday, the other in September.
Grab your kilt and sporran* and join a traditional Scottish country dance! (Kilts/sporrans not required)
The very old and the fairly new vie for your attention in this week’s jaunt.
A haven of elegance and style behind the chaos of Oxford Street.
Conduct business with the Old Lady of Threadneedle Street
Next time you need the loo near Fleet Street, pop into this pub – in fact, go out of your way to see the loos.
No-one in their right mind would enter the Natural History Museum in the daytime, let alone the Science Museum, either during term time or – horrors – in the school holidays! But at night it’s a whole different story…
Take a walk along the canal to King’s Cross, then visit the London Canal Museum.
The last remaining independent cinema in the West End, the Prince Charles shows an eclectic range of films to suit all tastes.
See inside the city’s most famous churches for nothing.
You’ll need a strong stomach and good legs for this one – climb a church tower and learn how Victorian operations were conducted.
Once upon a time there was a teeny tiny pizza restaurant in Brixton Village. The pizza sold in this establishment…
Another of London’s tiny, quirky museums, created by someone with a love of – if not an obsession for – a particular kind of item.
If you were a rich young man in the 18th or 19th centuries, you would have had the opportunity to…
Buy or apply for tickets to see the Queen’s Birthday Parade.
Feeling the post-Christmas slump? Book yourself a tasty treat at The Wolseley.
Follow a trail of paintings depicting the events around the birth of Christ
This is one of the oddest things to do in London, and I understand it’s even better over Christmas.
Hidden in plain sight on Waterloo station is one of the best photography exhibitions of the year.
Stop off for a bargain lunch at this surprisingly central ‘greasy spoon’ cafe.