Latest Posts

Top 3 Weirdest Things in London

June 27, 2017 2:31 pm Published by

London is a strange, unusual, and varied place – people have been living in the capital since the Bronze age. Nowadays, there are over 300 languages spoken in the city and it’s home to innumerable art projects, guerrilla installations, and notable people. This long history and eclectic mix mean that there are some oddities found in London that simply can’t be found elsewhere. Here are some of our favourite examples. The Fart-Powered Lamp Post Rather than being a modern-art joke, this is actually a piece of Victorian engineering. The Carting Lane Lamp is just off the Strand, behind the Savoy (definitely not where you’d expect to find such a crude pieces of machinery). In the 19th century, Joseph Webb created... View Article

Clos maggiore romantic restaurant London

The Most Romantic Restaurants in London

June 20, 2017 2:26 pm Published by

If you want to celebrate a special occasion or just impress a date, it can be difficult to find the perfect restaurant, away from tourists, hyped-up menus, and the desire to crowd as many people in as possible. Here are some restaurants that are bound to impress and create a romantic mood. Clos Maggiore No romantic restaurant list is complete without this addition – it’s repeatedly been voted the most romantic in London and it’s easy to see why, with its intimate courtyard, blossom roof, and sparsely quiet seating. Located just off Covent Garden market, it can be difficult to book a table so it’s important to do so in advance rather than leaving it to the last minute. Galvin... View Article

Chickens urban farm

4 Things You Never Thought You Could Do in London

June 13, 2017 2:23 pm Published by

London is an incredible city, but cities tend to have limitations – things like general landscape/geology and overcrowding often mean that certain activities are off limits unless you’re willing to travel into the countryside. However, London is truly unique in a lot of ways – here are 4 activities you definitely didn’t think you could do in Britain’s capital. Go to a Farm Farms might be something that you associated with the bucolic countryside – vast open fields, roaming livestock, and perhaps a little farm shop. But did you know you can get all of that in the city? London is home to numerous city farms including Hackney City Farm, Hobbledown, Kentish Town City Farm, and Hounslow Urban Farm. These... View Article

5 Common London Myths that Aren’t True

May 25, 2017 9:36 am Published by

London has a long and colourful history, but there are also a lot of myths circulating about London that don’t have any truth about them. Given how many absurd and bizarre tales are true, it can be difficult to distinguish fact from fiction, even for the most seasoned London buffs. Here is some of the most persistent fake news there is about London. Old London Bridge was Not Sold to a Gullible American The story goes that an American bought Old London Bridge thinking that it was Tower Bridge. However, the real story is even stranger – a US businessman called Robert P. McCulloch bought the last London Bridge and brought it to Arizona where it still stands today, in... View Article

british fish and chips

4 Essential Eats When You Visit London

May 18, 2017 9:35 am Published by

British cuisine may not be as widely known or appreciated as Italian or French, but we certainly have some classics that need to be experienced when you visit the UK. Make sure that you don’t leave London without at least trying a few of these! Fish and Chips Fish and chips is a national institution – Winston Churchill called the elements of this dish ‘the good companions’, Michael Jackson liked it with mushy peas, and it’s an essential treat for most British families. Almost 230 fried fish takeaways are served every year in the UK, making them the 5th most popular type of takeaway nationwide. It may not be diet-friendly, but it’s important to treat yourself every so often. At... View Article

spring flowers in London kew gardens

Best Places to See Spring Flowers in London

May 11, 2017 9:34 am Published by

Spring is finally here – while in most cities you’d need to travel further into the countryside to see the beauty of flowers emerging and baby animals finding their way into the world, Londoners don’t even need to go outside the M25 to see incredible spring flowers. As one of the greenest cities in the world, it offers some wonderful places to see daffodils, cherry blossoms, and crocuses (just to name a few). Here are some of our favourites. Parks with Beautiful Cherry Blossom Japan may be famous for its cherry blossom, but some areas of London can certainly stand up on their own. Kew Gardens is the place to be for practically any botanical interests and views in London,... View Article

thames London

Fun Facts about the River Thames

April 21, 2017 10:07 am Published by

At London Duck Tours, we spend a lot of time on the river Thames so we’ve got to know a lot about it. Did you know that two thirds of London’s drinking water comes from the Thames, or that there are more than 15 tunnels that go under it? Here are some more fantastic facts to use in your next pub quiz or impress/confuse your friends with. The Thames is both tidal and non-tidal, depending which spot you’re looking at – it becomes tidal after Teddington Lock. The river is home to over 119 species of fish, as well as otters, voles, and eels. The Thames Path is 184 miles long, which makes it the longest river walk in Europe.... View Article

first online date

What to Do on Your First Date When You’ve Met Online

April 14, 2017 10:05 am Published by

Meeting online is incredibly common, as are first date nerves before your first in-person meeting. Even if you’ve been chatting for weeks or months, meeting in the flesh can be nerve-wracking. Here are a few tips and suggestions to make the most of your first date and avoid any awkward moments. The Classic Coffee Shop Date The great thing about online dating is that, by the time you’ve met, you already know each other. You’ve probably had plenty of conversations and maybe even spoken on the phone, so it’s not a case of not knowing if you will or won’t get on – you just need to find out if that spark still exists in person and if you want... View Article

horniman museum London

Unusual Museums You Have to Visit in London

April 7, 2017 10:01 am Published by

London’s options are vast – even locals can find it difficult to discover hidden gems because of the sheer number of choices on offer. The Natural History Museum, National Gallery, Tate Galleries, and the British Museum are all fantastic places to learn new things, but if you want something a little more unusual, we have a few suggestions. Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret In a discreet building and up some steep stairs, you’ll find the one of London’s oldest surviving operating theatres. At the moment, access is limited because of the location in the building so disabled access can be difficult and it’s not the best choice if you have bad knees or difficulty with stairs. That said,... View Article

Central London

4 Amazing Views in London

April 1, 2017 11:37 am Published by

If you’ve finished exploring London at ground level and you’re not afraid of heights, don’t miss the city’s greatest views. Like many cities, London is best viewed from above and there a plenty of places where you can appreciate a panoramic picture, from fancy cocktail bars to upmarket dining. Here are three of our favourite locations. The Shard As Western Europe’s tallest building, there’s no better place to experience a spectacular 360 degree view of the capital city. At 800ft The View from The Shard allows you see up to 40 miles away and is the only place where you can see the whole of London all at once. If you book in advance, you will save 15% on your... View Article