Links to organisations which often feature local information such as walks and events in the countryside around you.

Local Tourist Information Centres and Shops

City of London Information Centre

St. Paul's Churchyard, London EC4M 8BX, UK – 020 7332 3456

They charged 18$ telling us there was an admission charge to saint Paul. It was a lie. You can walk in free. They should accurately tell you the money is strictly for the audio tour. I would skip this audio tour unless your interest in English churches is high. You learn 100x on a free walking tour offered by many companies.

Very helpful and knowledgeable staff. Good quality souvenirs.

Japan National Tourism Organization

Pennine House, 28 Leman St, Whitechapel, London E1 8ER, UK – 020 7398 5678

Friendly helpful people, providing advice about travel and suggestions of itineraries. Lots of brochures.

Austrian National Tourist Office (no public office hours)

54 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8HN, UK – 4002 0000


Tourist Information Centres by County. Search for centres in your own county or anywhere in the UK

Corporate Entertainment

Go Ballistic London - Paintball / Paintballing

Go Ballistic London Airsoft Paintball Whitechapel, Raven Row, Whitechapel, London E1 2EG, UK – 0844 745 5001

They have many different scenarios you can even choose to play indoor or outdoor. They also have many different promotions on their website as free paintballs, discount if you book online and many many other offers.

Ocean Leisure

11-14 Northumberland Ave, London WC2N 5AQ, UK – 020 7930 5050

Great customer service, first chap was very helpful but didn't have the specific expertise I needed so went and found me someone else to help, which was great. And then Katie was excellently knowledgeable and patient and talked me through all the options - brilliant for a first timer new into the world of sailing! Thank you!

Excellent. Really excellent. I'm new to free diving having recently had an amazing experience in Malta by chance with a friend. The in house expertise and enthusiasm is first class . 100% happy and confident with my purchases. Can't recommend these guys enough. Thank you!!

Savvy Surf

145-157 St John St, Clerkenwell, London EC1V 4PW, UK – 0845 474 7807

Ordered my Frontier Stove from Savvy Surf on Sunday afternoon, and it arrived by courier early on Tuesday. Brilliant item, over the Moon with it and well impressed with the service and communication I received from Savvy Surf. I had, in fact, ordered one of these from another source and it arrived (a full week after they had received my money) with only two flue sections instead of five, and a dire argument ensued before they begrudgingly agreed to refund my money (minus postage!) and took over a fortnight to refund me, so dealing with you after a bad experience like that was great. Will definitely buy from you again, and recommend you to friends. Excellent all round. Baz

The Brokedown Palace

37-41, BOXPARK, 2-4 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6GY, UK – 020 7613 5001

Best selection of Kankens in London! Love the Pendleton shirts and blankets too!!

The Brokedown Palace is a brilliant shop with fantastic products. The staff are incredibly knowledgeable and helpful and the customer service is truly above and beyond any other shop I've been to. I am looking forward to coming here more often.

Boat Moorings & Marinas

Limehouse Basin Marina

The Harbourmaster's Office, 46 Goodhart Place Limehouse, London E14 8EG, UK – 020 7308 9930

The staff were genuinely helpful and ready to open up the gates for my boat to enter. On time!

Nice marina with friendly locals and very attentive security team

Hermitage Community Moorings

16 Wapping High St, London E1W 1NG, UK – 020 7481 2122

Very friendly staff and residents. I felt very welcome during my week work visit.

Gorgeous views of the Tower Bridge.

Battlebridge Basin

Regents Canal House, 626 Commercial Rd, Kings Cross, London E14 7HS, UK

Public space for boating

Boat Trips & Excursions - if available

City Cruises Tower Pier

Tower Millenium Pier, Lower Thames St, London EC3N 4DT, UK – 020 7740 0400

OK, we were unlucky that the weather was really poor. Grey and raining but we were inside at least. The food was good and the whole experience worthwhile but I don't recall much choice when choosing your food while the sound quality for the return journey made trying to listen pointless.

Went on the Sail with Santa Cruise from Tower Pier with City Cruises - What an excellent time we had :) The staff were fabulous - all dressed up and so kind to the children - and adults - (who is an adult when it comes to Christmas) Santa was the absolute best - reading 'The night before Christmas' to the children - who were all enthralled - The gifts were well thought out and first rate for the ages. This will definitely become a 'Family Tradition' for us every year. Many thanks to all the staff for a wonderful experience.

City Cruises Westminster Pier

Westminster Pier, Victoria Embankment, London SW1A 2JH, UK – 020 7740 0400

We went to the two hour jazz cruise last Thursday. It was a lovely evening so not much could go wrong! The staff were helpful and kept us topped up with the limited selection of nibbles. Four of us.. we stuck to the prosecco which was just right for the time of day. There's no commentary on this cruise. But there is jazz music. On the night there was a very good jazz sax player who played a wide selection of music. We sat nearby...The music wasn't intrusively loud and added to the atmosphere. Returned promptly at 8.30 and proceeded to nearby restaurants. Good evening out!

From Westminster to Tower bridge. It became a good memory of travelling London. Staff were kind and had excellent knowledge of around there.

Thames River Tours

4A, 58 Riley Rd, London SE1 3DG, UK – 020 7237 3108

These dinner/party tours are really great! There's nothing better than floating down the Thames while you have a nice meal. Decent prices, too. Can't complain!

OK but ..... ............ all pre booked but seating a free for all; our party of four had to persuade couples to swap seats to enable us to sit together. ............ buffet not bad (not brilliant either) but had run out of coleslaw before we got our main course and strawberries before we got our dessert. ............. no commentary of any real value just a few corny comments from the wanna be comedian lighterman on board. ............. had to continually disturb or be disturbed by other guests when we/they wanted to move from the table. Expensive for a boat trip and eminently forgettable as a dining experience.

Local Parks & Gardens

Victoria Tower Gardens South

Westminster House, 7 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P 3JA, UK – 020 7641 2390

Beautiful place - Quiet, elegant. It is perfect for cycling, walking or in the Summer, lay down on the grass! There are breathtaking views of London!

You can sit and relax with thames flowing. Very quiet place.

Bernie Spain Gardens

South Bank, Lambeth, London SE1 9PH, UK – 020 7021 1600

Go here a lot for Cycling meet ups.. A lovely little garden by the river, gorgeous in the summer, nice lighting too!.

Nice little garden tucked away from the hustle and bustle of the Southbank

Bethnal Green Garden

10 Witan St, London E2 6FG, UK – 020 7364 5000

I like it because I can seat on the grass, can I read something, listening music and relax. Plus the space for games(basket and football) and the games park for kids, some flowers πŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸŒ»πŸŒΈπŸ΅πŸŒΎπŸŒΏπŸ€, birds 🐦 , chipmunks 🐿

Nice play area for the kids. And we had a lovely football game

Great website!. Click below to find gardens open during the year around London or London. There are photos and lots of detail about the garden.
English Heritage

40 Old St, London EC1V, UK – 020 7973 3000


Christian Heritage London

St Botolph-without- Aldersgate, Aldersgate St, London EC1A 4EU, UK – 020 3257 2004

It was an awesome, very God focused tour.

one of the best

The Charterhouse

Sutton's Hospital, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6AN, UK – 020 7253 9503

Interesting museum with a lot of history - Elizabeth l and Henry VIII. we only saw the museum room and the chapel - we just missed the guided tour to view the rest of the house. And it's free. Worth a visit.

Great historic place with documents meticulously maintained. Martyrs and great men like Wesley as students. Good guidance. Worth visiting. Chapel also.