Visit London Blog » question Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:06:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Visit London Asks for Your Tips on London’s Best Vegetarian Food Mon, 24 May 2010 08:00:28 +0000

It’s National Vegetarian Week and with spring well and truly in swing, it’s an ideal time to munch on tasty fruit and veg.

Whether it’s by dining out at out at one of London’s vegetarian restaurants (I recently sampled the vegan delights of Saf in Shoreditch – yum!), or shopping for fresh produce at a farmers’ market, there’s plenty of choice in London.

What are your tips for London’s best vegetarian food?

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Visit London Asks: Where Do You Fly Kites in London? Mon, 19 Apr 2010 09:12:45 +0000

Did you know April is National Kite Month? It started as an American tradition, but it’s one we’re happy to adopt over here!

And with clear blue skies and not much other celestial activity going on over the weekend (due to the Icelandic volcano eruption grounding all flights into and out of the UK) it was an ideal time to get outside with a kite.

Did you launch your kite over the weekend at “Kite Hill” on Hampstead Heath, on Clapham Common or one of the London’s other open spaces? If so, we want to know about it.

Tell us where you think is London’s best spot for kite flying?

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Visit London Asks: Have You Seen Signs of Spring in London? Mon, 12 Apr 2010 10:14:12 +0000

This fantastic picture by fabienne & co reminded us how happy we are with the changing season in London.

Yes, winter is very atmospheric, but nothing compares to seeing the first trees in blossom, crocuses and daffodils blooming in London’s parks, and people shedding their coats and enjoying lunch outside.

What’s the surest sign you’ve seen around London that spring is finally here? And if you have any gorgeous spring in London photos, please add them to the flickrpool!

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Visit London Asks: What’s Your Favourite London Cinema? Mon, 01 Feb 2010 12:00:54 +0000

We seem to be on a roll with Londony cinematic excitement at the moment.

First, discussions about which part of the BFI’s 2010 plans are most impressive. Then Dalston’s Rio cinema celebrated its 100th birthday last week. And Saturday saw the National Theatre’s new show, Nation, broadcast live in cinemas across London and the UK.

London’s got some fantastic cinemas: alongside the multiplexes, there are some London cinemas that are really unusual, and have a programme to match. Indeed, it’s London’s rich cinematic offering that local comedian and actor Alistair McGowan says he misses most when outside the capital.

So, we want to know, what’s your favourite London cinema? Answers in the comments below!

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Visit London Asks: What Cheers You Up in London? Mon, 18 Jan 2010 11:41:51 +0000

The third Monday in January (today!) is thought by some to be the most depressing day of the year.

(There’s some scientific formula about the distance between Christmas and payday, and people having depressing New Year’s Resolutions like giving up chocolate and fun…)

So, in case anyone is suffering from a bout of the blues today, we want to help them out. We want to know: what cheers you up in London? When it’s cold and grey outside, what is it in London that never fails to put a smile on your face?

Whether it’s London’s fantastic comedy scene, fun musicals, enjoying a meal with friends in a cosy pub, or wrapping up warm and heading out into London’s green spaces, we want your tips on getting over a glum spell.

Let us know in the comments below. And smile while you’re doing it!

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Visit London Asks: What Are Your Rainy Day Recommendations for London? Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:20:04 +0000 Duck familyThe weather in London this Saturday was typically autumnal: lots of exciting wind and rain, with a bit of thunder and lightning thrown in for good measure!

Sadly, the wet weather led to the fireworks at the Lord Mayor’s Show being cancelled for the first time in 20 years; although the rest of the parade was a great success.

According to The Guardian:

“The bad weather is nothing unusual… Forecaster Nigel Bolton said: ‘In most winters we experience gales and heavy rain, but the last three or four winters have been quite quiet. Most winters bring storms and gusts of winds so we shouldn’t be too surprised by this.

‘Thursday and Friday are looking particularly wet. It’s unpleasant but not unprecedented.’ “

In light of this news, we want your recommendations of the best things to do in London when the weather turns wet. We’ve got some great ideas to keep families dry in the city, but can you add to the suggestions?

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Visit London Asks: What’s Your Favourite Smaller London Art Gallery? Mon, 09 Nov 2009 12:23:55 +0000 Camden Arts CentreLast week, we brought you news about exciting forthcoming exhibitions at the Courtauld, the Wallace Collection, and the Dulwich Picture Gallery.

London is packed with smaller art galleries: the choice is fantastic.

From the Wapping Project in East London to the South London Gallery, to the Camden Arts Centre, London’s art offerings are many and varied. There’s the Serpentine in Kensington Gardens, the Gagosian on Britannia Street, the brilliantly named Haunch of Venison, and the Parasol Unit, to name but a few. In East London alone, you can tour more than 100 galleries for free as part of Time Out’s First Thursdays campaign.

We want your recommendations.

When the queue snakes around the corner at the Royal Academy, and you don’t feel like pushing through the crowds at the V&A, Tate Modern or the National Portrait Gallery, which are the smaller London galleries that get your vote?

Let us know!

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Visit London Asks: Where Are You Celebrating Bonfire Night? Mon, 02 Nov 2009 11:29:28 +0000 Bonfire Night in LondonLast week was all about Halloween. Hope you all had a suitably scary weekend.

This week, London looks to Bonfire Night with a whole host of different firework displays taking place across the capital.

Bonfire Night is also known as Fireworks Night or Guy Fawkes Night. It’s a British tradition dating back to the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, when Catholic conspiritor Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I. Read the full story here.

And we’re interested to know where our readers are headed for this year’s firework fix?

If you’re still undecided, check out our list of London’s firework displays.

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Visit London Asks: What’s Your Favourite Restaurant in London? Mon, 12 Oct 2009 09:22:05 +0000 Oysters and wine

In honour of this week’s ongoing London Restaurant Festival, we want to know:

What’s your favourite restaurant in London?

London really does have a fantastic range of different places to eat out. You can sample pretty much every style and variety of cuisine in the world in the city: here are 43 to whet your appetite, but we’re sure there are more!

There are cheap and cheerful cafes and budget restaurants perfect for grabbing a quick bite alongside really posh places where you can splurge on a special occasion… and everything in between!

But is there something that stands out for you? Let us know!

You can also vote for your favourite London Restaurant Festival Menu on toptable today: Have your say…

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Visit London Asks: What’s Your “Only in London” Recommendation? Mon, 07 Sep 2009 09:01:18 +0000 Only in London

London is unique in so many ways.

Here at VL, we’re celebrating the amazing array of one-off attractions that London has to offer. We’ve put together some lists of fantastic sights and sounds that are only to be found in London.

Here you can read our suggestions for things you can enjoy, “Only in London”:

  1. Attractions and Experiences
  2. Pop Culture and Entertainment
  3. Sports and Events
  4. Cultural and Historical
  5. Shopping
  6. Gastronomic

We think they’re pretty inspirational lists. But we’d love your help in recommending more. So tell us, what’s your favourite Only in London experience, and why…?

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