Need some inspiration for 13th October? Greenwich was officially recognised as the meridan of longitude on this day in 1884, fixing times zones around the world. If you go and visit the Royal Observatory then you can straddle this line yourself, and stand there with one foot in each hemisphere.
Top 10Most popular places with tourists Here’s a list of the most visited tourist attractions in the capital (ie the busiest!)… places like St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Beefeaters and Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, and world-famous art galleries and museums like the Tate Modern and Natural History Museum.
Craig’s review of Carnaby Street I've got that Kinks' song going round and round my head now: "One week he's in polka-dots, the next week he's in stripes, 'cause he's a dedicated follower of fashion." All the beautiful people used to flock down here in their Mary Quant miniskirts to buy their embr… continued
Craig’s review of Nelson's Column The air actually tastes like smoke -- not cigarette smoke, but that gunpowder smoke that drifts down from the fireworks. It's still hanging in the air from the party last night.
I don't go to London on New Year's Eve anymore but back in the day (I'm talking about twenty yea… continued
Craig’s review of Sky Garden I used to think of this as the Palm House at Kew, 500 feet in the sky. But now I think of it as one of those giant sci-fi cities in the clouds. This is how we'll all be living soon, enclosed in a giant bio-dome.
Skyscrapers are usually out of bounds to the public but all yo… continued
Craig’s review of London Buses I'm fifth in line behind three beer bottles and a half-eaten hamburger in a sauce-splattered carton. The other guy standing here is trying to peel the pages of his rain-sodden newspaper apart while we're waiting for the bus to loom out of the morning mist. There's a stream o… continued
Craig’s review of Downing Street There are two kinds of people who stand outside Downing Street when the air is minus-5 (it's freezing cold this morning!): the curious and the furious. The curious are tourists. The furious are home grown. The cold must be keeping everyone away today because there's only one… continued