Afternoon Tea Bus Tour with the B-Bakery

An old Routemaster Bus was transformed into a tea salon

Sightseeing tours are a good and easy way to explore a city and to get a first overview. When I am in a new city I enjoy such tours a lot. But as I know London quite well, I hadn’t booked a bus tour in ages. However, the Afternoon Tea Bus Tour by B-Bakery made me curious. They offer a …

London Food Trends Sommer 2017

Aktuelles It-Getränk: die Goth Latte

London ist die größte Stadt in Europa und ein Schmelztigel der Kulturen. Das merkt man nicht nur an den 300 Sprachen, die hier gesprochen werden, sondern auch an der Auswahl beim Essen. Du könntest eine kulinarische Weltreise machen ohne London dafür verlassen zu müssen. Die britische Hauptstadt bringt aber auch immer wieder verrückte neue Foodtrends hervor und die neuesten zeige …

The Garden Museum in London

The former church was changed into an open and bright museum dedicated to the history of British gardens

Britain is famous for its gardens with fresh green lawn and beautiful roses. Often, these gardens belong to big mansions and they are places of peace and silence. Gardens in general have a long tradition in the United Kingdom. The first gardens were planted by the Romans. Throughout the Middle Ages to Victorian times and to our modern times, the …

Die Olympischen Spiele 2012 in London

Das Olympic Stadium und der Acelor Mittal Orbit zur Olympiazeit

Am 27. Juli 2012 wurden in Olympischen Spiele in London eröffnet. Es war bereits das dritte Mal, dass London – nach 1908 und 1948 – der Austragungsort der sportlichen Großveranstatung war. Unter dem Motto “Inspire a generation” traten bis zum 12. August über 10.000 Athleten in 26 Sportarten gegeneinander an. Vom 29. August bis zum 9. September 2012 fanden dann …

London Survival Tipps

Ubahn, London, Mind the Gap Slogan am Boden

Ich reise oft und gerne in andere Länder und Städte und versuche dabei immer so wenig wie möglich als Tourist aufzufallen. Klar kann man das nicht ganz vermeiden, da meistens ein deutscher Akzent ins Spiel kommt, aber ich finde es nützlich zu wissen, wie man sich vor Ort optimal verhält. Damit deine Metamorphose in London schnell und unkompliziert klappt, kommen …

Die Neueröffnung der Hintze Hall im Natural History Museum

Das Blauwal Skelett ist fast 25 m lang - sehr beeindruckend wenn man darunter steht

Das Natural History Museum in South Kensington ist das Naturkundemuseum in London und zählt zu den beliebtesten Museen vor Ort. Am 14. Juli öffnete die Eingangshalle, die Hintze Hall, nach monatelangen Umbaumaßnahmen wieder für die Besucher. Das Dinosaurier-Skelett Dippy wurde durch das eines Blauwals ersetzt, der sich von der Decke zu den Besuchern schwingt. Alles Gute Dippy – ein Dinosaurier …

Searching Sherlock Holmes in London

Leave the tube at Baker Street to get to the Sherlock Holmes museum

I have to admit, I was never that fond of the Sherlock Holmes books. However, since Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller have played cool Sherlocks on TV, I am addicted, too. London is a good location to learn more about the master detective as there are many spots which are connected with him. Some of them we will visit …

The Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower of London

The Tower of London is Europe's oldest fortress, castle and prison

Each night at 9.30 the Tower of London is home to a unique ritual which has been held in the same format for over 700 years: The Ceremony of the Keys.  It is the shortest military parade in the world. Locking up the Tower – the traditional way There are many old traditions in Great Britain and the “Ceremony of …

10 unusual museums in London

Icons of London at St. Katherine's Dock: a red letter box and a telephone booth

Visiting London without going into a museum? Not working for me. I enjoy museums a lot which might be linked to my interest into archaeology. Excavation finds and museums showing the history of a city/country I prefer most. But I also love unusual museums that are unique to the place. London offers a lot of unusual museums and even after …

Meet the locals: Street Art Experte Cristóbal Guerra im Interview

Mr. Cenz und eins seiner Kunstwerke in der Fashion Street. Es ist eins von vielen, das Mr. Cenz in London erschaffen hat

Willkommen zur neuen Rubrik bei Totally-London: Meet the Locals. Hier werden sich ab sofort interessante Londoner vorstellen und uns ihre Geheimtipps für die City verraten. Das können Restaurants oder Bars sein, aber auch Sehenwürdigkeiten, die du unbedingt gesehen haben musst. Der gebürtige Spanier Cristóbal Guerra macht den Auftakt und ich freue mich sehr, dass Meet the Locals mit einem echten …

Meet the Locals: Street Art expert Cristóbal Guerra

One of the Mr. Cenz murals at Fashion Street Photo credit: Guidecris

A new category for Totally-London Welcome to the new category on Totally-London: Meet the Locals. Here, we will meet interesting Londoners and they will tell us about their “hidden gems” in the City. This can be favourite spots for food and drinks or sights which are not to be missed. Spanish born Cristóbal Guerra aka Guidecris kicks off this new …

National Tea Day

The best way to enjoy my cuppa: in the diamond julilee mug from 2012

It’s “National Tea Day” on the 21st of April and the United Kingdom celebrates its favourite hot beverage. But what’s behind that day? Why is it celebrated at all? Answers will be given in this post. So have a cuppa and enjoy this post.. National Tea Day – never heard before? You have never heard of the “National Tea Day” …

Street Art Tour with Urban Street Art Tours London

Collaboration between ROA (hedgehog) and Jim Vision (hunters). Hedgehog has been up for years, hunters were added in March 2017

I am a big fan of Street Art and discovering new pieces is always a highlight when visiting London. In the past I just started walking around in Camden or the East End, hoping to find some good spots. This worked most of the time. But for my last visit I decided to book a tour. I like guided tours/walks …

"Diana – Her Fashion Story" Exhibition at Kensington Palace

Diana, Princess of Wales: Fotos in der Ausstellung zeigen wie schön sie war.

“Diana – Her Fashion Story” honours the deceased Princess “Diana – Her Fashion Story” is a new exhibition at Kensington Palace in London which honours the deceased Princess of Wales. The collection of clothes marks the 20th anniversary of her death. Until December 2018 you can discover how her style changed over the years – from the shy girl working …

The best places for Street Art in London

Street Art is the expression of a city for me. Modern, direct, critical, colourful, fast moving. When I visit a place for the first time I always try to find the Street Art spots. In cities which I know well (London, Munich, Berlin) it’s always fascinating to go back to known places and look around for new pieces of art. …

Amy Winehouse exhibition & street art at the Jewish Museum in London

A normal girl with pink glitter high heels

On 16th of March the exhibition “Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait” and the art installation “Love is a losing game” by Street artist Pegasus opened at the Jewish Museum in Camden. I was able to visit both on the day before the official opening and here are my impressions. Amy Winehouse: A Family Portrait The exhibition “Amy Winehouse: A Family …

Amy Winehouse Street Art Trail in Camden

Calling all street art fans! There is a new street art trail in Camden which opened mid of March to honour the wonderful Amy Winehouse. The trail will take you through Camden up to the Jewish Museum where you will find the final stop of the trail: the “love is a losing game” installation by Pegasus. At the same time …

A year in London – what's on each month?

What's on per month

London is worth a visit anytime in the year. There are amazing events happening each month. But what is going on exactly? In the blog post below you will find the best events for each month so that you can turn your trip to London into an exciting one. My favourite months for travelling to London In the last years …

Special Yoga locations in London

I enjoy and need my regular Yoga practice. This is especially true when I travel. Yoga helps me loosen up my legs and back, that end up stiff from travelling and exploring the City. When I am in London, I walk around a lot, I hardly sleep and my breaks are super-short – there is always soo much to see …

The British Museum in London

The British Museum is one of the biggest museums in the world and one of the most visited places in London. It’s also one of my favourite places to visit. We owe this wonderful place to a single inquisitive man and his passion for collecting: Sir Hans Sloane  (1660-1753). Not only was he a physician and naturalist but also a …

London for height lovers – 10 viewing points in town

Wenn du so wie ich auf außergewöhnliche Aussichten stehst und keine Höhenangst hat, bist du in London genau richtig. Hier gibt es viele tolle und außergewöhnliche Gebäude, die du manchmal anstrengend selber erklimmen musst oder auch ganz bequem mit dem Aufzug erobern kannst. Eins haben sie alle gemeinsam: phantastische Aussichten mit unterschiedlichen Blickwinkeln auf die schönste Stadt der Welt. Hier …

Photo parade "Fotografische Höhepunkte 2016"

2016 is coming to its end and it’s time to bring back all the adventures of the last 12 months. I like doing this with a good cuppa while studying the pictures I took throughout the year. Therefore, the photo parade which has been initiated by Michael of „Erkunde die Welt“ sounded pretty interesting to me. Michael has asked this …

The new Lego Store at Leicester Square

Auch für die Sicherheit ist im Lego Store gesorgt - mit einem Lego Bobby

Since Mid November 2016 London has another attraction to offer which is not only good for children: the worlds-biggest Lego Store opened at  Leicester Square and it’s a pretty cool place even if you are not a Lego fan (as myself). The store is so much more than just a shop selling Lego bricks. On two floors you will find …