Category: Sightseeing

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London Etiquette Tips

July 14, 2017 4:26 pm Published by

London is sometimes seen as a city-state rather than just a capital – while Britain has its own culture and quirks, London has additional rules and etiquette requirements that aren’t seen or observed elsewhere. Here are a few tips to help you navigate the city’s social expectations and have the most pleasant stay possible. The Tube The Tube is another microcosm within London, and has its own special rules and expectations. Firstly, tourists should avoid using the tube during rush hours if possible (around 6am-9:30am, and then 4:30-7pm) – the tube is a vital part of London’s infrastructure and is used by people every day to get to work. As such, it’s already extremely crowded and best avoided if you... View Article

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Most Instagrammable Places in London

July 7, 2017 4:24 pm Published by

If you love updating your social media and choosing the perfect filter, London is an excellent place to visit. The architecture is so varied, experiences are so wide-ranging, and the aesthetics are so striking that you can find hundreds of beautiful places to keep your Instagram updated. Here are a few of our favourites for a little inspiration. St Paul’s Cathedral The dome of St Paul’s is probably one of the most iconic pieces of London architecture. Close ups are easy to come by, but there are a few different perspectives you may want to try. For example, if you cross the river near the Millennium Bridge there is a man selling bubble guns – you can take a beautiful... 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

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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

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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

What is the Best Way to See London?

January 21, 2017 10:31 am Published by

London has so much to see and experience, but what is the best way to do it? Whether you’re coming to London for the first time or just want to get to know your home a little better, you can get to know London a little better by taking in the sights. There are plenty of ways to see London and get around – from walking, to taking the public transport system, or taking an organised tour of the city. Here’s a roundup of our favourite ways to see the city and some pros and cons of each. Walking Through London Most of London’s attractions are concentrated in a small area in the centre of the city, so walking is... View Article

London’s Top Attractions in 2016

January 3, 2017 10:36 am Published by

London’s diversity and range of attractions can make it difficult to decide what you want to see – there’s just so much going on! TripAdvisor is the natural destination for people planning a London trip and deciding where to stay and what to see. If you want to do some sightseeing during your trip, there’s no better place to start than TripAdvisor’s top attractions, sights, and landmarks. Here are just a few that you can see in one day on a London Duck Tour. Tower of London Founded after the 1066 Norman Conquest, this palace and fortress has been a royal residence, a prison, an armoury, a treasury, home of the Royal Mint, and home to the Crown Jewels as... View Article