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London’s bike share program and other cheapo cycling options

London’s bike share program and other cheapo cycling options

London had its first RideLondon cycling festival last weekend, seeing over 70,000 cyclists, professional and amateur, take to the roads on a 100-mile circuit between London and Surrey. The success of the festival, followed by the announcement that it will become an annual event, cemented the fact that cycling in London is going from strength » Read more

London: Shape up! Free and cheap gyms, fitness classes, group runs and more

London: Shape up! Free and cheap gyms, fitness classes, group runs and more

So, the first month of 2013 is already speeding away, which begs the question – how are those resolutions going? It’s tough to keep to a fitness routine at the best of times but when traveling abroad it requires a monumental effort. Whether you’re tucking into the best pastries in Paris, enjoying a few pints » Read more

London: The Olympics continue at the Paralympic Games

London: The Olympics continue at the Paralympic Games

Something magical has been happening in London over the last couple of weeks. It has barely rained; in fact, the sun has been shining almost every day. People are happy and the scent of charred meat on the barbecue fills the air. While sunshine always tends to send Londoners slightly nutty (normally resulting in an » Read more

London: Watching the Olympics in Hyde Park

London: Watching the Olympics in Hyde Park

As mentioned in our post last week about cheap and free places to watch the Olympics in London, giant screens have been erected in Hyde Park to accommodate locals wishing to observe the events from the comfort of the city’s center. Our London correspondent Nina Derham was among the reported 50,000 people who jammed into » Read more

London Marathon: Where to watch the race

London Marathon: Where to watch the race

By Nina Derham in London— If you’re planning to be in London on April 17, 2011, make sure you don’t miss the London Marathon. It may be too late to sign yourself up as a runner, but there is a lot of fun to be had on the sidelines and it also makes for an » Read more

London: Ice Skating Rinks with Central Locations and Views

London: Ice Skating Rinks with Central Locations and Views

By Neha Gadhvi in London— Ice skating rinks pop up in London‘s parks, museums and nestled alongside stunning landmarks across the city during Christmas time, with residents donning skates and falling over themselves to have fun on the ice. Leave your dignity at the door, grab your mittens, a glass of mulled wine and a » Read more

London: Outdoor swimming in London Fields

London: Outdoor swimming in London Fields

Here in the UK we’re not known for our sunny skies and golden tans. But we are fond of a good swim, and lots of us in London actually prefer to take a dip out in the open air than under a sports center roof. It may seem like madness, but you might just change » Read more

London Day Trips: Tips for countryside walks

London Day Trips: Tips for countryside walks

Getting out of London is remarkably easy. Sure, unless you’re taking a train, you do have to wind your way through the endless suburbs first. But once you cross the busy M-25 ring road, the scenery changes dramatically. Suddenly, you’re in the English countryside of Jane Austen novels. The best way to explore the bucolic » Read more

London: Country Walks!

It’s not often that we feel compelled to essentially offer advertising copy for another publication, but we’ve fallen in love with Time Out’s Country Walks Volume 1, a compendium of 53 walks (one for each week of the year plus one reserve) within a short distance of London. The country walks listed in the book » Read more