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

Very nice place to visit and the wifi facility is available for visitors and I would recommend it to any residents and visitors

Really helpful to make your plan in London. There are a lot of information categorized into walk tour, plays, family tour and so on. You can easily find out the info that you need.

Austrian National Tourist Office (no public office hours)

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


Israel Government Tourist Office

London W1A 6GP, UK – 020 7299 1100

Next days post with maps and lots of Information about the country!

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

Corporate Entertainment

Mayhem Paintball & Laser Tag London Corporate Office

62-64 Globe Rd, London E1 4DS, UK – 020 7600 5030

Thank you so much to Mayhem and their team! My boyfriend had a fab day at the weekend! He said it is by far the best site he has played at and the staff were just so helpful wouldn't be able to fault them! We will definitely be back again soon! Lou and Steve.

Fantastic place! Superb team, dedicated to making the most of your day out. Group of 8 of us visited, every one of us had a really great time. Facilities are good, everything is clean and the equipment worked as expected. Huge choice of game modes, and the marshals are happy the games up however you wish. We'll be going back there for sure!

RW Paintball Office

6-8 Cole St, London SE1 4YH, UK – 0333 577 6336

Boat Moorings & Marinas

Hermitage Community Moorings

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

It's a very special place and unique in London. All the moorings in this cooperative are freehold moorings. Membership in the cooperative to buy a mooring is required. There are other stipulations on the type of boat, owners must reside permanently on the boat and a number of other requirements which reinforce the stated aim and charter of the place. For all intents and purposes, the only way to obtain a mooring is to purchase one of the existing boats if they come up for sale IF the sale includes the mooring. Even then you will have to be approved by the cooperative committee and meet the residency requirements but if you can manage all that you will have something truly special and unique. Needless to say, the location simply is outstanding, outstanding, outstanding. Be aware though that at high tide the moorings can get quite rough and rolly from wakes from passing marine traffic on the working river. Make sure you spend some time on the boat you intend to buy at high water so you know what you are signing up for in addition to the other stipulations and requirements. If you meet all the requirements, jump through all the hoops and take up residence, you will have a wonderful, tight knit local community with great services, good maintenance of the facilities, and a location that can't be beat.

There are regular open days where you can freely walk around and have a look at the boats.

Limehouse Basin Marina

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

Lovely place if you want some outdoor space in the city. There are well marked walking, running and cycle routes around the marina and down the canal so on a sunny day, this is a great place to get some fresh air and check out the boats. For boat owners, the marina mooring prices are not cheap, but then this is London!

Absolutely fabulous and spectaculous place in London. Must visit!

South Dock Marina

Lock Office, Rope St, London SE16 7SZ, UK – 020 7252 2244

Pinch yourself! You're still in London. Lovely views, the best (of course) being when you take your boat out.

A nice place to walk around, there are places to eat and drink, you can walk along the river, beautiful on a fine day. Jump on a river bus , there's a park as well and shops if u walk into Surrey quays.

Boat Trips & Excursions - if available

City Cruises Plc Head Office

1 Scott's Unit 6, Scotts Sufferance Wharf, Mill Street, London SE1 2DF, UK – 020 7740 0400

Best way to see London and eayiest way to get into the centre and to go to Greenwich. Cheaper then the river bus if you show the ticket office a travel card or Oyster card. Takes the same amount if time as the river bus. Double decker boats, open top desk. Coffee and food, snacks and bar all on the boat and bathrooms. Live or recorded commentary in English but free headphone so you can hear 7 other languages. Friendly staff, amazing views. They also offer special boats for Afternoon tea, Lunch or Dinner cruises also very good. If you want to go to a London attraction you can save money by buying the tickets with City Cruises. Highly recommend this, better then sitting on the tube / subway train.

Its one of the best cruises to be on if u wan to.see london on the river

Thames Boat Rides from Embankment Pier

Embankment Pier, Victoria Embankment, London WC2N 6NU, UK – 0343 222 1234

Great time. Fun and exciting. Great tour guides

The Thames Clipper is probably the best no-fuss transportation system along the Thames. I took it over the summer to go from Central London to Greenwich for some sightseeing, and it certainly was scenic! Believe me, the best view of the Tower Bridge is by going under it first! The price isn't cheap, but comparably, it is much cheaper than the other boats that go down/up the Thames (this one just doesn't have the commentary). If it's a nice day, don't bother sitting inside - try to grab a seat outdoors at the back of the boat. The clipper is really better than taking the tube, especially in the summer!

City Cruises Tower Pier

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

It was confusing when/where to get in line, but once we figured that out the cruise was phenomenal. The tour guide was lively and informative and funny, and the sights were fantastic. Well worth the price of admission.

These cruises are nice but be prepared to have a long wait once you have paid when busy can take up to an hour to get onto the boats and there are no seats while u wait so the kids get a bit restless that was the only downside the cruise was lovely and you get to see a lot of London once on an they staff are friendly and give you lots of information.

Local Parks & Gardens

Victoria Tower Gardens

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

Great spot on the House of Lords end of the Houses of Parliament. Gets pretty crowded around lunch during the week, but is a pretty quiet place at the weekend. You'll find the Buxton Memorial in the middle of the park - a monument commemorating the emancipation of slaves. If you're lucky you'll see a goose or two nibbling the grass, if you're really lucky they'll be Egyptian geese

Nice little hidden spot south of the Houses of Parliament. Large open grassy areas and benches along the waters edge. If you're lucky you may see some new organisations filming interviews with political pundits and others.

Trinity Square Gardens

38 Trinity Square, London EC3N 4DJ, UK – 020 7364 5000

This is a peaceful place, ringed by important buildings and bits of London's ancient Roman wall. Within the park is Edwin Lutyens’ Tower Hill Memorial(1928), dedicated to the almost 24,000 merchant sailors who died in both world wars and have no known grave. To the north is Trinity House, topped with a ship's weathervane and housing the General Lighthouse Authority for England and Wales. To the west is the massive former Port of London Authority building (1922), lorded over by Father Thames – it's now a Four Seasons hotel. To this place you can easily reach the metro, the station is called Tower Hill, and Fenchurch Street Station. At night it is also very beautiful and illuminated. The view of The Shard and Tower of London is indescribable! Obligatory to visit when you are in the capital!

Lovely memorial to fallen sailors tranquil but solemn

Tabard Gardens

Manciple St, London SE1 4LP, UK – 020 7525 2000

Great little park with some sports stuff and outdoor gym gubbins at one end, and some grassy space to relax etc at the other. Sainsbury's nearby for supplies as well as a couple of pubs.

This is one of the best spots of London. The park is well looked after and the setting stunning. There are many different bird species and squirrels: look out for the pelicans and black swans. It is perfect for a break from the hustle and bustle of London, but avoid times close to the change of the guard (11 a.m.),as it gets very busy.

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.
Dr Johnson's House

17 Gough Square, London EC4A 3DE, UK – 020 7353 3745

An interesting and informative house to visit. It seemed in need of significant signposting- at least from Fleet Street. We used Google maps to locate it. Good guide cards available for a self guided tour of the house and helpful receptionists as well. Access for those who are less able is compromised by the house having steps and stairs, as part of its original fabric. Best accessed by walking from a train station or bus. A bus would get visitors closer.

I love this little hidden gem. They have one of the most interesting series of events. I have been to a theatrical performance by Palimpest on how Dr Johnson would hold salon with his peers. Last week I went to learn about the Bluestockings literary circle of women writers. They just bring history to life in the most incredible way.