The Best Toy Shops for Kids – Gifts in London

The Best Toy Shops for Kids –  Gifts in London

We all want to make our kids happy in a way or the other.  We all want to give beautiful gifts to our children this Christmas but getting the perfect gift is where we get it wrong. We have special stores in London where you can get all kind of Christmas, New Year, Birthday, and any other celebration. Few of our stores have tourist attraction for kids.

Internet shopping made the job of Father Christmas easier, but nothing makes kids happier than going into the shop with their pocket money to pick new toys themselves. Luckily, London still has a top-notch variety of dedicated shops that are a treasure islands for kid toy with staffs that are kids friendly.

Here are some of the places your kids would love to be for their toys:

HAMLEYS

The Harmeley is a must-go for every kid. It has both a tourist attraction for kids and an extremely large toy shop. The Hamley toy shop has all kids toy which are attractively displayed in a way that kids will love. The Hamley’s have toys for Gamers, preschoolers, girls, boys and hobbies. It’s a must go for your kids.

Sylvanians Families Shop

TheSylvanian Families toys have taken it upon themselves to put smile on the faces of both adult and children. The Sylvanians Families have been on top of their game as far as the mid 80’s and are still today. They also display variety of rare toys in their boot.

Disney store

One of the largest Disney stores in Europe is located on Oxford Street in London. This is also an ideal place to go for your kids toys of gift. Kids are fond of the 267ft high Princess Castle with the animated on it clock.

Just Williams

This store is a store for kids to spend their pennies. This store feature goodies for as low as £5. The shop has big brand figures such as Crayola, Lego and Micro scooters etc.

Check out some of London’s toy shops for your kids!

48 Hours in London – What to Do

48 Hours in London – What to Do

London is knew for architecture truly captures the heart, mind of people, which wish to see the whole part of the country. No matter you are a citizen of London or a visitor, there is always something in the corners of London you will love. If you want to go to London and have a short visit, here are the things that you can in London for 48 hours. From the time of arrival and checking in, you must not rest your jet lag. There are so many things waiting for you in the London Street.

Coffee at London Freestate

You surely will wish to have a taste of London Coffee; in every corner of the street, you will spot Starbucks, Costa, and various cafes. You can carry your coffee on your next stop.

Air John Soane’s Museum

Throw your coffee cup because your next destination is a peculiar attraction. Sir John Soane’s house became a museum that holds many collections. All the art and artefacts you can see inside is all his, and luckily for you the entrance is free.

The Silver Vaults

From the museum, you can go to the Silver Vaults. This place is the center of silver collections, here you can find countless of silver products and a silver specialist, who will be happy to educate you all about silver.

Leather Lane

Leather Lane of the home of affordable and delicious lunch, this place is rich in history yet affordable price. You can see the fine architecture in the place while you are enjoying your lunch.

The British Museum or the National Gallery

Half a day is not enough for you to explore the national gallery. There are many great works by amazing artists here, that you will be delighted to spend so much time admiring the work.

Dinner in Chinatown

If you want to eat foods like in Leather Lane there is a nearby food hub you can go. Right in the centre of Chinatown is the Canton. They serve authentic foods with reasonable price; here you can eat until you satisfy your craving.

Walk in St. James Park to National History Museum

The park is best in the morning because of the fresh air; it is near the Buckingham Palace. Your walk will lead you to the national museum. It is not what you see in the movies, just the close one from all the stuff. Here is the collection such as central hall’s behemoths and the earth tiniest creatures.

Lunch in Queensway Market

A market in London you will find the most delicious and affordable foods. They serve tasty food that will definitely satisfy your craving. A little walk in the market will lead you to Psychic Mews, inspire with the look of Victorian times that made you feel you enter into the world of Arthur Conan Doyle novel. You can also if you have the enthusiasm to move on, you can see the map and drop by in Oxford Circus and Fitzrovia before or after you have dinner at The Wild Game Co.

There is so much to do in 48 hours while you are in London, the time is not even enough to explore the area.

 

The Best 1-Day Trips Out of London

The Best 1-Day Trips Out of London

Some of London’s most beautiful and intriguing places are only a short train or car ride away from the city. In a couple of hours, you can be wandering around a stately home, marvelling at a stunning cathedral, seeing the remains of old relic or having lunch in a haunted and historic pub. If you are in need of the best one-day trip inspiration or cannot decide where to go, following are some of the best day trips you need to discover. Keep reading →

Lovebox Festival

Lovebox Festival

Once again we’ve been hit by the festival season, and the next runner up is Lovebox festival in Victoria Park. This weekend the park will be taken over by a range of stages, each with artists from all over the world playing their hits all weekend.

For those who are fans of electronic beats, you’ll have the amazing originality of Jamie XX, Chase & Status, and Bicep, amongst other artists.

The line-up also includes the amazing music of Solange, Sample, Kaytranada, Frank Ocean, Mac Miller, and many more amazing artists that it’s impossible to include them all!

Alongside the music stages, there’ll be a series of sponsored bars, a hip-hop karaoke camp, ping pong battles, a Photo Booth and of course a wide array of amazing food and drink stalls.

There are still some 2-Day Tickets and Saturday Tickets available to purchase here, and they are starting at £77.25.

5 Amazing Events in London This May

5 Amazing Events in London This May

In London, May means it is time to venture into the great outdoor activities and fun in the city, as well as start soaking up everything that it has to offer. You will never run out of something to do or somewhere to go in May in London, whether it is just visiting a city farm, going to a rooftop bar or strolling around the best parks in the city.

If you are new and don’t know exactly where to go or what activity to involve in, here are some of the most amazing events in London in May you should never miss.

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London’s Best Brunch Spots

London’s Best Brunch Spots

Brunch is an all-time staple for anyone who’s a food fan. Whether you go early in the morning or late, you’re bound to find something that’ll get you up and ready for the rest of the day. These are some of our favourite finds from around the capital.

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London’s Best Markets

London’s Best Markets

With plenty of markets across the city at different times and places, it is hard to know which ones you should visit. We thought to put together the major ones, including street food collectives and food markets to make sure you are getting what you want, and going to the right places.

Berwick Street Market

This market has been around in Soho since the 18th Century, with traders selling flowers, fruit and vegetables, and street food. Getting busy around lunch-time, their food stalls include Souvlaki, burritos, Jerusalem Falafel and Savage Salads.

Open Monday through Saturday, 8am – 6pm

 

Brick Lane Market

Known for its curry houses, Brick Lane is one of the growing parts of London. However, there is a great market to be found here where a selection of street food traders set up everyday, right around the corner from Boxpark. They have the now-famous Rib Man with his spicy baps, and also fresh produce that you can buy.

Around the corner you will also find the Upmarket on Sundays, where people are selling a variety of clothing, toys, antiques, jewellery and more. All in all, this area is bustling at all times, and well worth a visit.

Open Saturday (11am – 6pm), and Sunday (10am – 5pm)

 

Borough Market

London’s oldest food market, this is where you will find not only a selection of fast food and takeaway options, but a lot of fresh produce, fish, and meat stalls where many of London’s restauranteurs will even shop. 

The stall owners are also very knowledgeable on their produce and are happy to share the story of where their foods come from, and offer you advice with cooking and finding the best produce as well. 

Open Monday-Thursday (10am – 5pm), Friday (10am – 6pm), and Saturday (8am – 5pm)

 

Lower Marsh Market

If you’re in the Waterloo area, this is by far the best for lunch options in the area. Open Monday through Friday, this is one of London’s oldest street food markets and plays host to some amazing food such as Cuban sandwiches, great cakes, and a healthy salad option.

If you visit the market on Saturdays, it is more like a flea and produce market.

 

Inside London’s Vegan Fried Chicken Shop

Inside London’s Vegan Fried Chicken Shop

As most people know, Fried Chicken is not really a vegetarian dish. However, Temple of Hackney in Shoreditch has opened a permanent store selling a Vegan Fried Chicken. Made of Seitan (also know as wheat meat), this food resembles the taste and texture of fried chicken, including the crispy outside.

Within a week of opening, the queues to enter this store are insane, with patrons waiting an hour or longer to get their food. An average meal of two pieces and chips costs £8, a little steeper than your average chicken shop but that is common amongst vegan and vegetarian food – often put down to the price of the lifestyle.

On the whole, the food is considered to be good but not amazing, but more a revolution in terms of the vegetarian diet. If you want to visit Temple of Hackney, they are open from Noon-8pm, Wednesday-Sunday.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

London’s Best Brunch

London’s Best Brunch

Brunch is an indulgent, great way to start your weekend or lazy days. With London being one of the cities with the most concentrated cafes, there are plenty of amazing spots to try out for brunch. These are just some of our favourites.

Granger & Co

With queues being a normality here, Granger & Co takes global inspiration for its menu and offers some of the best when it comes to brunch. They have classics such as their ricotta hotcakes with honeycomb butter, or eggs with a variety of toppings including things like miso mushrooms, pestos, and harrisa paste.
175 Westbourne Grove, W11 | 50 Sekforde Street, EC1R

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Dragon Castle

Whilst dim sum may not necessarily be considered a brunch spot, Dragon Castle in Walworth Road is definitely worth a consideration. They have large palatial doors offering a grand entrance. With an authentic Cantonese style menu, they have reasonably priced dim sum which gives you a slightly heartier, warmer brunch experience. Get yourself some steamed prawn and chive guo, or pastries, or the all-time favourite: spring rolls.

100 Walworth Road, SE17

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M1LK

If you are looking for something bright and breezy for a lazy weekend, then M1LK is definitely a good stop. They have some amazing sandwiches and egg dishes, and they have an interesting Australian influence. You can find the Balham branch of M1LK on Hildreth street, and they have great Caravan coffee and local Brixton bread on their menu.

20 Bedford Hill, SW12

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Duck & Waffle

If you’re a fan of heights, Duck & Waffle may be the one for you. Located on the 40th floor of the Heron tower, they have stunning views and great food. Their chef Dan Doherty is famous for dishes such as crispy pigs’ ear served in a paper bag, or the titled Duck & Waffle. 

Heron Tower, EC2N

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The London Classic Car Show 2017

The London Classic Car Show 2017

Are you a fan of Classic Cars? Once again the London Classic Car Show is coming to the city in ExCeL London, highlighting a celebration of past and present motor vehicles. This year entry also grants complimentary access to a new co-located show, Historic Motorsport International.

You can see and hear your favourite cars in action at The Grand Avenue, with cars running through throughout the day. If you’re interested in listening to individuals talk about their passion and expertise of classic cars, this can be found at Speakers’ Corner.

The show will be as spectacular as any previous shows, and this year features a focus on the history of Ferrari, highlighting 70 years of Ferrari race cars.