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Welcome to London!

There's no doubt that London is one of the greatest - if not the greatest - city in the world! Not only does it offer 2000 years of history, plus royalty and ancient tradition, but there are fabulous parks and gardens, world class museums and cutting-edge contemporary culture. Even the food has improved! And it's great city for families with kids to explore and enjoy.

But how to get the most out of your trip to London? There is so much to see, do and experience literally every day of the year that even if - like us - you live here, the sheer amount going on can be overwhelming. will help you find the attractions, sights and experiences that interest you, and the little, lesser known places, quirky details and secret corners that will make your London trip really special. is a personal project with twin aims - to fulfil our passion for London by visiting and experiencing as much of the city as we possibly can... And to share what we discover with everyone interested in visiting London (whether in reality, or as an armchair traveller).

From small beginnings, as we add our London adventures and impressions we hope that will become a really useful resource for anyone and everyone interested in London. In additional to articles and detailed reviews of sights, attractions, restaurants and hotels, we plan to create a comprehensive Essentials section, and also a detailed step-by-step London trip planner.

Do check back regularly to see what we've been up to and read our articles and reviews.

To get in touch with us please e-mail us at info (AT) londonupclose *DOT* com. We'd love to hear from you!

Table of contents:

What to do in London?

London with Kids

London's Museums

London's best Pubs

London's Markets

Getting to London

Getting around London

London Essentials

Eating out in London

London's Parks