London Drum

London Squire Blog

London-related tips and tourist advice about places you might never have visited, plus a few strange tales about the city’s most interesting myths and legends

Soldiers uniforms at Changing the Guard – How to tell the difference - How to tell the difference between the soldiers uniforms at Buckingham Palace and Changing the Guard

London’s Top 5 most overrated tourist attractions - With hundreds of London attractions to visit there are bound to be a few overrated tourist traps, so here's our guide to the places you should try to avoid

Tube Etiquette: The London Underground’s Unspoken Rules - A Londoner's experience of travelling on the Underground, with all the unspoken rules that are expected on the platform, in the carriage and on the escalators

Where are the best Christmas tree lights in London? - London's best Christmas lights are down Oxford Street and Regent Street and the biggest trees are in Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden

Why does Norway send Trafalgar Square a Christmas tree? - How did the tradition of Norway donating a Christmas tree to London begin? Where does it come from? And how long has it been standing in Trafalgar Square?

Arriving into London at Victoria Coach Station - Victoria Coach Station is where all the National Express coaches enter London and drop off the tourists after their long-distance journeys across the country

Having a coffee in Starbucks, Costa & Caffe Nero - I spend half my life sitting in high-street coffee shops like Starbucks, Costa and Caffe Nero, just wiling away some time while the coffee gets cold

Sit behind the front window of a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train - Go for a ride on London's Docklands Light Railway and sit right at the front behind the window as it hurtles through the underground train tunnels