Monthly Archives: November 2013

Trains, tubes, and buses – London transport for kids

I neglected to mention child fares for London transport – not a topic that I find particularly thrilling, and it’s also rather complex. The official are available details here. My quick summary: Under 11: free on bus and tube (must be with paying adult); child fare on National rail trains, which is reduced if the […]

London trains, planes, and automobiles. And buses. And maybe even a boat.

TRAINS The Tube: You’ll have heard of the Underground (aka The Tube). Not the quickest, but wonderfully branched. Stops nearly everywhere. Will suck the will to live out of you if you rely on it for your commute – everyone I’ve talked to agrees. There is something about running up and down stairs in the […]

Identify your hell-no! London areas.

In good old British fashion, let’s now dive into the depressing. Here’s how to eliminate London areas you may not want to spend your life in: Have a look at these deprivation maps (their term, not mine!), generated by The Guardian. To orientate yourself: zoom out one level, and hit “satellite” in the upper right […]

London Orientation: Geography 101

Oh, this is all very exciting – we’re moving to London!!! – but where will we actually live? You’ve been to London before, traipsed around Oxford Street, Hyde Park, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London…. so you know the city, right? Well, to pick a place for your new family home, you may need to […]

Moving to London? Where do I start!

You got that phone call: It’s time to pack up and move to London. And while you may have talked about this adventure for a long time, it still comes as a bit of a shock – a couple of months (or maybe just weeks!) to sort out all your belongings and find a new […]