See London Differently

If you live here and find yourself taking visitors around, you may want to take them to do something you haven't done before or just want to see a different side of London.
These off-the-beaten path outings below may fit the bill.

Bond Boat Tour (London)

Take a 50-75 minute high-speed boat ride down the Thames with James Bond music blaring in the background.  The 245-horsepower of the RIB (rigid inflatable boat) allows the boats to travel over 30 knots past London’s famous landmarks and literally above the water at times.  Fun you need to hold on tight for!

www.londonribvoyages.com +44 2079 288933
London Eye Millennium Pier, London

London Film Walk (London)

Follow in the footsteps of Jude Law, Hugh Grant, Ralph Fiennes, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rene Zelwegger and other stars of the big screen. Discover some of London's film locations for movies such as Bridget Jones' Diary, Closer, Four Weddings and a Funeral and Shakespeare in Love. Your guide will also provide anecdotes about filming in the capital.
www.secretlondonwalkingtours.co.uk

Mark Mason (London)

Whether you have been here forever or just got here, you will never quite look at London the same way after these trivia-packed tours. Stops include Burlington Arcade where Paul McCartney is the only one allowed to whistle, Gordon's Wine Bar, the oldest wine bar in London (and possibly the world) where author Rudyard Kipling once lived and Green Park where no flowerbeds are allowed. Being trivial has ever been so interesting!
www.theimportanceofbeingtrivial.com

Beef

If you’ve lived in the US, you will quickly notice that beef in the UK has a different flavor. The short answer is that the cattle in UK are corn fed and generally contain less artificial hormones. Not to worry though, there are a few places where you can get your steak or burger fix.

…and making the most of the ones that are

On the other hand, these attractions regularly make the list of ‘must dos’ while visiting
or living in London. Here’s a take at how to make the most of your visit.

British Museum (London)

Considered one of the world's premier museums with more than 6 million visitors a year, the British Museum is a popular place to visit.  The question is how to make the most of your time there. The answer is scheduling an hour-long tour with one of their guides to see some of the 'top' pieces. This sampler will have you coming back for more.

www.britishmuseum.org +44 2073 238299
British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG


Science Museum (London)

What makes London truly unique is the number of museums that are free and this one is no different.  If your kids are IMAX movie fans, purchase a family membership — we easily made up the cost of the membership in two visits.
www.sciencemuseum.org.uk +44 8708 704868
Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD


Tower Bridge (London)

Visiting the Tower Bridge Exhibition, seeing the engine rooms and taking in panoramic views above the River Thames towards the East and West of the Thames are great ways to explore the most famous bridge in the world. To make it truly memorable, plan your visit to coincide with the Bridge lift times.
www.towerbridge.org.uk +44 2074 033761
Tower Bridge, London SE1 2AA