London Archive

23 unique things you can only buy in London

A visit to London cannot be complete without some shopping. To make your shopping spree easier, we've pulled together the best experiences and purchases.

British Museum exhibitions: what to see in 2024?

Did you know that the British Museum has one of the most valuable collections of human history and culture in the world? Numerous exhibitions and events are scheduled throughout the year. Take advantage of our London Discovery bus tours to make a stop at the museum!

50 fascinating facts about Buckingham Palace

In the centre of Westminster, Buckingham Palace is the official residence of the monarch of the United Kingdom. Discover 50 facts you probably didn't know !

St Paul's Cathedral facts and history

Built in the heart of London, don't miss St. Paul's Cathedral! At 110 metres high, it ranks as one of the largest cathedrals in the world. This majestic edifice was designed by the architect Christopher Wren. Visit it with our Must See London bus tour!

The bridges of London

Did you know there are 35 bridges which cross over the River Thames? From Tower Bridge to Hampton Court Bridge, they all provide a unique perspective and view of the capital, and here for your enjoyment is a guide to them all!

Self-guided walking tours in London

Explore London's most famous districts with Tootbus. Discover London's main sights with our guided bus tours. Continue your tour of the city on foot using Tootbus' new feature: Tootwalk.

Best museums for kids in London

After exploring London outdoors with the Tootbus Kids Tour, visit the best museums for children. The British capital is full of museums to visit, most with free entry. Some are so fun and playful that your kids will be clamouring to get back in!

Tower of London facts you need to know

Built by William the Conqueror in late 1066, the Tower of London has been used as a royal residence, a treasury, an armoury, a zoo, the Royal Mint and the home of the Crown Jewels. Discover here everything you need to know about this subject and enjoy our Must see London bus tour to explore it!

London Eye Facts that Fascinate

London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel located on the South Bank of the River Thames. Standing at 443 feet tall with a diameter of 394 feet, it offers visitors a stunning 360-degree view across the London skyline. The London Eye is one of the top tourist landmarks on our Must See London bus tour.

King Charles' Trooping the Colour 2023

Each year, Trooping the Colour marks the official birthday of the British monarch. In 2023, this will be the first time that His Majesty King Charles III will attend the event as sovereign. For the occasion, Tootbus is offering a special King’s Coronation Tour.

International museum day in London: things to know

The international museum day is the perfect opportunity to open yourself to art and culture. On the 18th of may, museums from all around the world will organise activities to celebrate this day. Discover all the cultural resources of London with our London Discovery bus tour.

Windsor Royal Family : everything you need to know

The British Royal Family has always been in the public eye. They are a symbol of the United Kingdom and have been through a lot of turmoil. Do you know who they are? Do you know their history?

King Charles III Coronation : a historic event

<h3>A landmark event in the making</h3><p>On 8 September 2022, we learned that <strong>Queen Elizabeth II had passed away</strong> after 70 years of reign. This shocking announcement plunged the UK into mourning. However, it also meant inevitable title changes in the Royal Family.</p><p>Then, on 10 September 2022, <strong>Prince Charles III</strong> was proclaimed <strong>King</strong>. This important event marked the end of Queen Elizabeth II's reign, and the beginning of Charles III's. At 73, he became the <strong>oldest person to be crowned in the United Kingdom</strong>.</p>

London’s New Year fireworks 2023 and parade

Celebrate the new year in London! The British capital promises the most original New Year's Eve party. Enjoy the Christmas lights with Tootbus and marvel at the popular, world-famous fireworks. On 1st January 2024, London’s New Year’s Day Parade takes to the streets of central London.

Christmas in London, best things to do

Sparkling Christmas lights, mulled wine and mince pies, it certainly is the most wonderful time of the year! The festive atmosphere in the capital is truly magical with so many great things to do in London at Christmas. Between eating, drinking and being merry, there are lots of festive activities to enjoy in London including a Christmas Lights Tour.

Things to do in London in winter with kids

London is amazing whatever time of the year. We believe it’s a little extra special during winter with the Christmas lights. The city is beautifully decorated and there is a chance of snow. There are plenty of things to do in London in winter with kids, both indoors and outdoors.

The Crown Series 5 release date and filming locations

The Crown series tells the story of Queen Elizabeth II of England. The series follows six decades of reign in six seasons. Following the sad passing of the Queen, season 5 is highly anticipated. With the release of season 5, discover the filming locations in London and Windsor of this successful series.

Windsor Castle Facts: top 10 interesting facts

Built in the late 11th century, Windsor Castle is the oldest castle in the world that is still occupied. Of course, it holds many secrets.

Notting Hill Carnival 2023 in London

Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival in London is a multicultural summer festival. Often compared to the Rio Carnival, the event attracts nearly 2 million people every year. Take advantage of this event to discover the British capital with our London Discovery tour.

Top 10 sports events in London

Find inspiration with our top ten main sporting events in London this year. You will have the choice between the different events proposed: equestrian competition, tennis, football, rugby... Take advantage of the Tootbus tours to get to the various sports venues in the capital.

London pride 2023: What's on the programme?

Take advantage of the 51th edition of London Pride from 1st June 2023 to 2 July 2023 to explore the city. Celebrate the diversity of the LGBT+ community at free festivities in Trafalgar Square and events across the city. End on a high note with the colourful London Pride Parade.

Summer Holidays 2023 in London with kids

London is full of monuments and activities to do with children. To help all parents make the most of the summer school holidays, here's our guide to the must-see sights of London! From attractions and activities to museums and parks, plan a great family getaway.

Top Things to do in Windsor : 10 ideas to enjoy the city

Located 40 km from London, Windsor is one of England's most royal towns, as it is home to one of the castles of the British royal family.

Queen's Jubilee 2022

From 2 to 5 June 2022, Windsor will celebrate the Jubilee weekend. Having acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952, Queen Elizabeth II is the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee (70 years of reign).

Bank Holidays in May: activities to do in London

With summer just around the corner, bank holiday weekends in London are a great opportunity to enjoy fresh air and spend time with your loved ones. This year, there are three bank holidays: on Monday 1, Monday 8 and Monday 29 May. Enjoy your weekends with our Must See London bus tour!

Cool things to do in London on Easter holidays

There are lots of activities in London for Easter, including family friendly events, nightlife and of course, eating plenty of chocolate! Complete your bank holiday trip with our Kids Tour, to discover London and check out some of these great places to visit this Easter in London.

St Patrick’s Day in London

Discover London during St. Patrick's Day with one of our Tootbus tours. This typical Irish festival is a big event in the British capital where all sorts of events are organised throughout the city. These festivities are an opportunity for the Irish community to celebrate all things Irish.

The Oldest Pubs in London

So you’ve hopped off the London Discovery bus tour, visited some iconic landmarks and attractions but now it’s time to grab a refreshing drink. There are plenty of pubs in London where you can sink a delicious ale on tap and take a break from exploring the fascinating city.

Romantic things to do for Valentine’s Day in London

To celebrate many years together or to impress on a first date, you might be looking for activities to do for Valentine's Day in London. Treat yourself to a tour of the capital on one of Tootbus' buses and discover the city together.

Best activities in London for February half-term in 2023

Wondering what to do in London this February half-term? You are probably searching for ideas to entertain your kids during the school holidays. Well, help is at hand with some amazing activities and events at London's most fun and enjoyable attractions. Discover them now with our London Discovery!

Top 20 Parks in London

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of central London, so sometimes it’s nice to step away and enjoy the scenery. Take a break from the city and check out one of the many stunning parks with family or friends then get back to sightseeing on one of our Tootbus tours.

Things to Do and See in Greenwich

You might think Greenwich is only known as the home of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), but there are a whole host of other exciting sights to see, including one of the capital’s largest green spaces, a word-class museum, a famous ship and many pubs and restaurants! 

Famous Filming Locations in London

Have your friends and family ever saw somewhere on the big screen that you’d love to visit in real life? With beautiful streets, parks and monuments, it’s easy to see why London appeals to filmmakers and tourists. See the magic of the movies come to life in the capital by visiting famous film locations in London.

The Most Popular Tourist Hotspots in London

If you’re in need of some inspiration on the top tourist hotspots to visit in London, we’ve searched Instagram to find the most used hashtags from London hotspots including well-known landmarks, locations and attractions! So let the countdown begin…

Top 10 London Festivals for the summer

How about spicing up your discovery of the capital with participation in London festivals? This summer, London is hosting a wide range of events, from music to entertainment to food, for all to enjoy. Find out what they are and plan them to suit your taste!

Tourist Attractions: Westminster Abbey

Located a stone's throw away from The Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey is a Gothic Abbey church steeped in thousands of years of history. This architectural masterpiece has hosted various Royal weddings and is the resting place for some of Britain's most famous and historic figures.

The Best Afternoon Tea in London

There’s something quintessentially British about an afternoon tea! This ritual dates back to 1840 and has remained a firm favourite in the UK. Whether it’s a sandwich or scone, here are our top 16 afternoon tea spots to treat yourself to!

European stereotypes: what do we really think of each other?

There’s no denying that there’s always been stereotypes associated with most European countries, but what do we actually think of each other?

Cool things to do in London for teens

While you should always visit the iconic landmarks, why not try out these terrific and unique ideas for teens from paddle boarding to abseiling, there’s something for them to enjoy!

How to get to Stonehenge from London

Situated in the south of England, Stonehenge is a true wonder of the world. To fully immerse yourself in rich British history, you are probably wondering how to travel from London to this prehistoric monument in Wiltshire.

Things to do on Bonfire Night in London

Every year on 5 November, the London sky lights up with fireworks in commemoration of the Gunpowder Plot. You might struggle to choose which display you would like to go to if you’re visiting London over Bonfire weekend.

Top things to do for Halloween in London

It's Halloween season, that time of year when the nights are getting darker, the leaves are falling from the trees and everyone is drinking Pumpkin Spice Latte. From scary shows to frightful outings, you’ll be scared. Discover fun things to do in London with kids and join the Tootbus Kids Tour!

The best way to travel around London

To help you plan your trip, we have put together this guide which covers how to travel in London and explores the best transport options for you.

Top 10 of the best bars in Soho, London

Soho is one of the most vibrant and lively places in the capital, so whether you’re thirsty for wine, exotic cocktails or premium spirits, you’re sure to find the bar for you! Take advantage of our London Discovery tour to get to this lively area.

Irish Pubs in London, the best spots

It doesn’t need to be St Patrick’s Day to enjoy the best Irish pubs in London and you will always be welcomed with open arms. Discover some great Irish bars where you can rest your feet and enjoy a pint of Guinness. To experience all of the sights in the capital, take a look at our Tootbus tours.

Celebrate Chinese New Year in London

Did you know London’s festivities are the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia? As we bid farewell to one year, we welcome the new one with colourful parades, dazzling performances and delicious food! For the easiest way to celebrate the New Year, book your Tootbus ticket today.

Ideas of things to do in London for couples

London is an international capital where you’ll never struggle for ideas to enjoy and explore with your special someone! Visit London with your partner and check out our selection of things to do as a couple, from romantic places to wander to fun activities to try out together.

The Best Pancakes in London

Tuck into pancakes all day every day. Enjoy a buttermilk stack and cocktail brunch or mix it up and have crepes for dinner. We’ve narrowed down the search for the best pancake places in London and you can enjoy your time in the city on a Tootbus tour.

The Best Karaoke Bars in London

It's time to clear your throat, choose a banging tune and sing at the top of your voice in some of the best London karaoke bars! Sing your heart out by night, and by day you can explore the city in comfort on a Tootbus tour.

How to get to Windsor from London

When you are planning your visit to London, you might want to tick off some more Royal hot spots in the south of England, such as Windsor. In which case, you’re probably wondering how to travel to Windsor from London, so we have created a step by step guide to help you plan your journey.

Your Guide to Vegan Food in London

Being vegan can sometimes be difficult, especially when you’re visiting new places, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve found some of the best places to enjoy vegan food in London, from street food and markets to cafes and restaurants. Discover delicious vegan pizzas or tasty sweet treats when you’re in the capital in our handy guide and make your way around the city with a hop-on hop-off bus tour with Tootbus.

What to wear in London

No matter what time of year you are visiting, if you are planning what to wear in London there are a few key items which are great all year round. Always make sure you have a crossover bag, sunglasses, a small umbrella, comfortable shoes, a jacket, jeans and layers and you can’t go far wrong.

Things to do in London on a Rainy Day

London and rainy days are a famous combo, but don’t let a little downpour rain on your parade! Luckily there are loads of different activities and sights to check out even when it’s not glorious sunshine!

The best family restaurants in London

When you visit England’s capital with the kids, you need to know the best family-friendly restaurants in London. With lots of little mouths to feed, it can sometimes be difficult to find a restaurant which will cater to their taste and keep them entertained while you eat.

The Best Christmas Lights in London

Christmas is the most magical time of the year, especially in London! Over the festive season the Christmas light displays transform the city into an elegant wonderland. Thanks to Tootbus Christmas Lights Tour, discover the beautiful Christmas Lights in London that make the city light up and sparkle.

50 Fascinating facts about Big Ben!

Standing tall and proud at the Palace of Westminster, Big Ben serves as one of London’s most beloved and iconic landmarks. Find out all there is to know and more here.

Best kids activities in London for spring

It can sometimes be hard finding something fun and enjoyable to do with children when travelling. We’ve found plenty of child-friendly things to do in London!

Must See London

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