Unfortunately summer is finishing (sorry I didn’t mean to depress anyone), the sun is hiding and the summer plans are over. Outdoor cinema and opera, a day at the swimming pool or a bbq in the park are some of the plans that we have been proposing over the summer. But surely you have already discovered that London is a city very rich in possibilities which offers thousands of alternatives, even when the weather is not so good… If you have run out of ideas but you’re tired of the routine (going to the same pub, going to a cinema to watch the latest release), here there is a list of the best great things you can do in the city:
Monthly Archives: September 2013
Doesn’t happen to you that when you make a plan it seems that everything is against you to carry it out ? Well, that just happened to us with the desire to make a cycling tour through a park in London. Work , weather , holidays in Spain and an injured knee , insisted on making things difficult. And, not need to hide it, my fear of not being able to take two pedaled without falling down and get any of my bones out of joint , after more than a decade without riding on a bicycle. everithing was against us. Although the idea that my sidekick, María, is more expert than me in these matters. Even last year she used to ride a bike to get to work (when we were working togheter), something that I always admired.
The idea was to make a bike route using the Barclays Cycle Hire service, that since 2010 allows Londoners who do not have their own bike travel around the city with this transport. This sistem colloquially known as Boris Bikes, after the name of the mayor who implemented them in the city, has about 570 stations and 8000 bikes in central London, in zones 1 and 2
As you may know, one of London’s greatest attractions is the large number of museums, galleries and other cultural institutions that the city has, which are great attractions for tourists, who like the fact that they are free.
In London you can find the oldest public museum in the world (the famous British Museum) or the most controversial graffiti hidden in an alley in the legendary borough of Brick Lane. A wide range of possibilities that includes thousands of galleries and artists’ studios, characteristic for its fascinating avant-garde activity where you will find exceptional exhibitions.