What to Wear in London on your trip to the United

#travel to london
#

What to Wear in London and other parts of England

British fashion is partly defined by the country’s infamous weather. It is unpredictable and changeable and when the weather man on the television tells you that it will be sunny all week, be prepared for rain. What to wear in London has everything to do with the weather.

No matter the time of year, always keep a travel-size umbrell a in your purse.

In Britain it’s easy for the traveler to stick out like a sore thumb – walking boots, convertible zip leg trousers . SLR camera, guidebook and a backpack in the middle of London can easily scream “tourist.” Sadly in some parts this can make you a bit of a target but it’s also easy to blend in with the locals. British fashion isn’t quite as chic as the French . isn’t always as slouchy as American or as zany as Australian. But then again, I’ve seen people dressed as pirates on the tube and no-one bats an eyelid.

Like anywhere, pack for the environment – are you spending your time café crawling in the cities or getting lost in Scottish wilderness?

Also remember that Britain is one of those places where if you forget anything, you’ll be able to pick it up when you get there (and it won’t cost you an arm and a leg.) So don’t be afraid of packing light. Try to stick to a small selection of colors to make it easier to mix and match your items.

Need help downsizing your travel clothing? Read TFG s Capsule Wardrobe Essentials eBook !

 What to Wear in London and the UK in Winter

December, January February

For city exploring don t be afraid to break the don’t take your jeans traveling rule . They aren’t appropriate for hiking but I can’t think of anything more ideal to wear walking round London on a frosty winter morning.

Winter is cold and 2013 has been predicted to be the coldest winter for 100 years (global warming etc.) The key is to wrap up warm – wear lots of layers, (especially if you don’t fancy bringing a heavy winter coat along) and drink plenty of tea.

When planning what to wear in London pack tights, leggings and knee-high socks for extra warmth. Don’t forget the essential winter woollies either –hat, scarf and gloves.

Wear leggings or tights under your jeans for extra warmth. These leggings are a popular choice with the TFG readers and are lined with fleece.

Footwear – I find a comfy pair of waterproof ankle boots perfect. Soggy feet aren’t fun, neither are blisters. Be prepared for the wet as well as the cold.

Ankle booties  are the perfect choice any time of year.

What to Wear in London and the UK in Spring

March, April May

In spring it rains a lot. I usually carry a compact umbrella with me at all times in the UK, so that I’m always prepared for spontaneous showers – not just in spring.

Spring is that transition period between winter and summer, so layers are still important when planning what to wear in London, but in the later months think about swapping that chunky coat for a regular jacket.

Transform a temperate outfit on a chilly day with a scarf, hat and tights. Skirts are fun but remember that it can get quite breezy so you ll have to wear double layers underneath.

If you’re in the countryside you’re bound to see waves of differing spring flowers and baby lambs, but remember to be prepared for the mud.

It s not uncommon to see people wearing these Hunter rain boots on very rainy days.

What to Pack for a Trip to London and the UK in Summer

June, July August

Summer can be warm but can also be very wet – be prepared for both. Check bbc.co.uk/weather/ before your trip to get the most accurate forecast. Don t be surprised if it s grey and gloomy in the summer!

If the forecast calls for sun, be bright and bold as you plan what to pack for London! Crack out the summer dresses, sunglasses and hats. Once again, be aware of the breezes so you might want to consider layering – sometimes jersey skirts and dresses hold their shape better than wispy skater styles.

A cardigan and a scarf are essentials layers to any summer outfit in case the sun decides to go in.

You can never go wrong with a light leather jacket for cooler summer days and nights.

A comfy pair of sandals are great for walking about town on warm days but ankle boots and ballet flats  are ideal the rest of the time.

A note on bags:  Personally I am a big fan of satchels for cities and rucksacks for countryside. I often feel that a satchel with a zip can be safer than many daypacks, which can also be unnecessary for city exploring.

Find out why cross-body purses  are the best travel shoulder bags for women.

What to Wear in London and the UK in Autumn

September, October November

Autumn is my favorite season in general and also to dress for. I love the crunchy leaves, the mild weather and the earthy colors.

As the transitional period between summer and winter, things start to get colder and milder in the autumn. When planning what to pack for London this time of year it’s time to think about a woolly hat and light waterproof jacket such as  this one .

If you’re a skirt and dress person rather than a trouser person, then leggings and opaque tights are essential to make outfits a little warmer.

Scarves are extremely useful and a warm knit option will help keep you warm during this transitional season. When it’s not quite cold enough for a coat, then a jumper or cardigan combined with a hat and a scarf will do. Remember, layering is key!

5 Important Packing Tips

  • Dress for the weather, activity environment – make sure you’re comfortable .
  • Always carry an umbrella with you.
  • Scarves are extremely versatile – in the winter a chunky knit will keep you snug whilst in the summer a lighter scarf can help protect you from the sun.
  • If you’re not used to colder climates. still plan for “winter” weather YEAR ROUND. Layers are key!
  • If in doubt, bring an empty suitcase and head to the nearest Primark to stock up on cheap clothing that is both weather appropriate and locals approved!

When you’re planning what to pack for a trip to London and the UK, follow these travel tips to keep you in line with the fussy weather. Thanks for this helpful post Lottie! Don’t forget to check out The Ambling Explorer .





24/11/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Cheap Flights to London, United Kingdom (LON) #cheap #tickets #airline

#find the cheapest flights
#

Recent flights forums

Cheap flights to London are available from Darwin International Airport and typically include a transfer in Singapore. Cheap flights exiting Adelaide and Perth on Emirates route through Dubai whilst other carriers may include a flight to either Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Flights available from Sydney have carriers such as Air China stopping in Beijing, a Malaysia Airlines flight may route via Kuala Lumpur and Etihad transferring through Abu Dhabi. Departures from Brisbane generally route through Kuala Lumpur or Dubai, with cheap flights on Singapore Airlines transferring through Singapore. Ground transportation at Heathrow Airport is just as busy as London itself. A taxi rank is located outside each terminal but whilst convenient, this is a pricey option. The Heathrow Connect rail service travels to Paddington with tickets £9.50 stopping at all stations. The Heathrow Express is a bit more expensive but is the quickest and easiest way to get into the city.

Getting Around London

A little planning or patience will make navigating London simple. Purchase an Oyster card (similar to Melbourne’s Myki card) for the best price and easy transition between services. The London Underground, Docklands Light Rail (DLR) and Overground all use a zonally based fare system. For cheap travel, opt for the red buses which have a flat-fare of less than £2 as does the Tramlink system. London Black Cabs are somewhat expensive and largely unnecessary. Most attractions are within walking distance, are accessible on the extensive public transport network or en route with a guided tour. Barclays Cycle Hire is similar to Brisbane’s City Cycle scheme and is a great way to explore London at your own leisure.

London is much more than the British Museum, Tate Modern and National History Museum. Watch the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace, ride the London Eye and then welcome greater London with open arms. See a human skeleton a little under eight foot tall at the Hunterian Museum, a jar of moles at Grant Museum of Zoology and the cringe-worthy tools at the Old Operating Theatre. Nostalgia is particularly romantic at the Charles Dickens Museum and Pollock’s Toy Museum – round this off with a quick photo at London’s first red telephone box at the Royal Academy entrance. Take a flying trapeze class at Hoxton’s Circus Space, a pottery workshop at Wheelhouse Pottery or an overhead walk through Kew Gardens on the Xstrata Treetop Walkway. The Lee Valley White Water Centre has white-water rafting on the 2012 Olympic course or laze by the huge pool that is Tooting Bec Lido for a cheap afternoon. Of course a trip to London wouldn’t be complete without a ride on an open-air bus tour. If this isn’t enough, join the Jack the Ripper tour for a tasteful, yet gruesome slice of London.

London is an impressive retail palace with equally impressive price tags. Snare a treasure at the Camden Market or Portobello Road Market. Harrods and Harvey Nichols offer high end department store shopping while the Dover Street Market houses multiples levels of boutique style fashion. Visit Lazy Oaf or the amazing emerging talent concept of Wolf & Badger. Liberty is a mall-style shopping dynasty, but if the budget can’t stretch, Bicester Village and The Galleria Outlet Centre should satisfy retail needs. For fine dining, sample the tasting (degustation) menu at Seven Park Place. Gilgamesh offers a group set menu or delight the carnivore within at Hawksmoor Guildhall with their imaginative beef tasting menu. Enjoy roast pheasant at Powder Keg Diplomacy or the Cantonese cuisine of Plum Valley. For a cheap eat visit Lantana, Princi and the Princi Pizzeria for delicious wood-fired pizza. Sip on cocktails at Beaufort Bar or head to the gorgeous jazz sound of Nightjar. Find your way to trendy Experimental Cocktail Club, laid-back Efes Pool Club or the breathtaking backdrop of Club Aquarium. Slow it down at Passing Clouds, party hard at Egg Nightclub or alongside thousands of clubbers at world-famous Ministry of Sound.





18/11/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

UK Travel Tour London Guide Advice Tourist Information #travel #companion

#travel uk
#

UK Travel Tour London Guide Advice Tourist Information and Explore

Your essential stop for UK major attraction places

Established site-seeing that will get you familiar with most of Britain’s United Kingdom attraction historical and the finest sightseeing places before you even take the first step of the UK Cities tour. The truly most cosmopolitan, trendy and wonderful exciting continent place for a Holiday.

Britain offers historical country side ranges of tour for example Stonehenge and Windors castle. And the cities like Oxford, Bath and Cambridge.

UK Travel Tour is genuinely committed to provide tour information guide, images experiences and high standards of services for our entire site visitor.

Experience the best of Britain’s attraction places- cultures. Now you can!

Online site-seeing has being designed to show you the very best of Britain’s famous landmark and bring cultures together with no cost.

LONDON UK TRAVEL TOURS Most Visited Places

London Sightseeing Tour

See the highlights and lesser known sights of the city London tour. Buckingham Palace, House of common and Tower of London last but not least London Eye Westminster.

Top London Gardens

Tour London best loved gardens such as Royal Botanical Kews Gardens, Kensington Palace Gardens, Hampton Court Gardens, Syon House and Eltham Palace Gardens.

ENGLAND BRITAIN TRAVEL TOURS GUIDE

Stonehenge Tours

Visit Stonehenge with the Avebury stone circle, privately at dusk – dawn, city of Bath.

Romans being the founded and health spa. Britain Castles Historic Castles of England Tour – Leeds, Hever Windsor Castle and Dover





14/11/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Travelodge London Covent Garden Hotel. #all #inclusive #travel #deals

#travel lodge covent garden
#

Reserve a room

About

Travelodge London Central Covent Garden has everything you need for a good night’s sleep, offering great value rooms close to the capital s best theatres and restaurants, within walking distance of St James s Park.

Travelodge is the fastest growing budget hotel chain in the country with over 470 hotels across the UK, including 22 in London city centre and a further 21 in Greater London.

Travelodge hotels have spacious, comfy bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, a remote control colour TV, and free tea and coffee making facilities. Basically, it has everything you need and nothing you don’t for a great night s sleep! To accommodate families, we offer ‘family rooms’ which includes a sofa bed and can sleep up to two adults and two children under 16 (or up to three adults). With prices from as little as £29 per room, per night, you’ll have loads more money left to spend on theatre tickets, dinner reservations or shopping trips!

We do everything we can to make your stay with us as enjoyable as possible, including no need for a lengthy checkout: it’s all done when you arrive! You can have your breakfast delivered to your room or to take away with our handy breakfast bag for only £4.50, or at locations with a Bar Café, it’s all you can eat for £7.50 – and kids 15 and under eat free!

With Travelodge you can expect an easy, hassle-free experience and consistent standards of quality and service.

This content has been supplied by Travelodge London Covent Garden Hotel





14/11/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Flights to London #space #travel

#find cheap flights
#

Cheap flights to London

When a man is tired of London he is tired of life, Samuel Johnson famously observed, and the city offers a wealth of things to see and do. It is home to iconic historic attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament. It also has world-class fine art and artefact collections at institutions like the British Museum, many of them free.

These days London offers an eclectic mix of international cuisine, award-winning restaurants and traditional pubs such as Ye Old Cheshire Cheese which dates back to 1667. It also offers some of the best theatre around, a thriving and varied music and nightclub scene, and first-rate shopping.

Attractions

Buckingham Palace has been at the heart of the national life and millions of visitors flock every year to its gates to watch the ceremony of the Changing of the Guards. Similarly popular, Westminster Abbey is the place to visit to see where most of England’s kings and queens were crowned and buried, and the Tower of London, once a royal palace and later a prison, and a place of torture and execution.

Madame Tussauds Waxworks also continues to exert a massive attraction for visitors with its combination of a Chamber of Horrors and life-sized figures of the great and good.

Step back in time at Churchill’s War Rooms underneath Whitehall. Take the family to visit the London Zoo or Sea Life London Aquarium. Explore the tombs and monuments at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Arts and Culture

Whether you’re an art connoisseur or a casual observer, you won’t want to miss a visit to one of London’s many galleries and museums. See the British Museum with the Elgin Marbles, the National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, one of London’s most popular attractions. All are free. Less well-known is the Cortauld Gallery which has gems by Degas, Gauguin and Monet.

London’s theatreland is famed for the quality and diversity of its productions from blockbuster musicals to comedies and theatre classics. The South Bank, with its National Theatre, Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery, is a popular destination. And further along, for less than a tenner, you can stand with the groundlings and see Shakespeare as it may have been acted at the Globe Theatre.

Eating and Drinking

London offers eating and drinking to suit every taste and pocket. There’s no shortage of upmarket eateries for those with the money. However, there is also a wide range of cheaper options such as Gaby’s Deli on Charing Cross Road, patronised by a host of actors. Just up the road you can enjoy the best coffee in London at Caffe Vergnano 1882. For those in search of fine oriental cuisine your destination is Chinatown, while pub lovers are directed to the historic Lamb and Flag in Soho.

Nightlife

See a show in the West End. Hear some jazz at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s club. Go to a concert or recital on the South Bank. Or head for the dancefloor at Heaven or Ministry of Sound.





12/11/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , ,

Leave a Comment

Southall – News, views, gossip, pictures, video – Get West London

#south hall travel
#

Ealing man denies murdering Hayes woman Anita Kapoor

Navin Mahoon, of Southall, denies murdering Anita Kapoor

Ealing landlord fined over £70,000 for cramming twice the legal amount of tenants in home

Mr Balwinder Singh Kahlon, who appeared at Ealing Magistrates Court on October 30, was fined 72,400.43 after a court heard how he crammed 20 tenants into a property fit for only 10

Sex worker begged for her life before she was murdered and left half naked in lay-by

The trial of a Southall man accused of murdering sex worker Anita Kapoor has heard of the woman s harrowing final moments.

Ealing phone shop sentenced after fake goods with Apple logos seized

A court heard how Trading Standards officers raided The Fone Shop Parts Ltd, Southall, and found thousands of fake goods

Ealing set to see new tree-mendous woodland area planted

King George s Field in Southall will see 20,000 new trees in order to help combat pollution in the capital

Send a story

Advertise with getwestlondon.co.uk, Ealing Gazette, Harrow Observer, Uxbridge Gazette, Hounslow Chronicle and Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle.

getwestlondon.co.uk and the Ealing Gazette, Harrow Observer, Uxbridge Gazette, Hounslow Chronicle and Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle are part of Trinity Mirror Southern, offering you unique access to our audience across the region online and in print.

We reach over 385,918* unique users a month with dedicated coverage of West London and the surrounding areas.

Over 78% of our visitors**, who view an average of 1,117,727* page impressions every month, are in the desirable ABC1 socio-economic groups.

We are part of Trinity Mirror Southern, offering you unique access to our audience across the region online and in print.

Source: *Omniture (UK 6 month average Jan-Jun 2013). **JICREG 01/05/13

The Editor

Marnie Wilson

Editor-in-Chief, Trinity Mirror Southern

Marnie Wilson is Editor-in-Chief for Trinity Mirror Southern including www.getWestLondon and the Uxbridge Gazette, Ealing Gazette and the Hounslow Chronicle.

She previously worked at the BBC as a producer for 5 Live, having moved to national radio from BBC Sussex and Surrey.





08/11/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Cavs – Tristan Thompson Bullies Celtics, Dominates Glass In Game 1


#

The Boston Celtics have struggled on the glass throughout the 2017 NBA playoffs. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers was no different.

The Cavs had their way with the C s on the boards, which helped the road team pick up a 117-104 victory Wednesday night at TD Garden.

Cleveland s interior domination was due in large part to Tristan Thompson. The Cavaliers forward posted 20 points to go along with nine rebounds, six of which came on the offensive end.

Thompson s success on the boards provided Cleveland with a helping of second-chance opportunities, which contributed to its offensive outburst in Game 1. And while Thompson is a tremendous rebounder, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue believes the forward brings so much more to the table.

Tristan was big, Lue said. He s our energy, he s our motor. Defensively he was great, but the six offensive rebounds he had were huge for us. And then finishing around the basket. His toughness and will are just big for us. His physicality is huge, especially against this team.

Thompson s tenacity has been his calling card since his arrival in the NBA. At 6-foot-9, he s usually smaller than the players he s going up against in the paint. But what he lacks in size, he makes up for with exceptional effort and positioning.

Celtics guard Avery Bradley understands how Thompson can affect a game and knows Boston must do a much better job of limiting him as the series progresses.

In the playoffs, you re supposed to try to take away what guys do, Bradley said. That s what they re doing to us and that s what we need to do to him (Thompson). We need to put a body on him and team rebound. We have to do a better job at it.

Boston did show flashes of the team rebounding Bradley referenced. Rookie Jaylen Brown impressed with nine boards. while Al Horford and Jae Crowder each contributed eight. The Cavaliers are a bigger team than the Celtics, but as seen in Thompson s case, effort and physicality goes a long way.

If the Celtics can t remedy their rebounding woes in the coming games, the series won t go on for very long. The C s can ill afford to allow second-chance opportunities, especially against an offensive juggernaut like the Cavs.

Thumbnail photo via Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports Images

Share this:


13/10/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

How to Find Cheap Flights to London #lastminute #travel

#find a cheap flight
#

Things You’ll Need

Book online, and be specific. While numerous online travel sites, such as Expedia, Hotwire and Travelocity, feature deals on flights to a number of locales (including London), CheapFlights.com features a section devoted exclusively to booking cheap/discounted flights to London. The site offers a list of airports from which people can fly, as well as numerous times, dates, flight types and prices. A function also exists by which travelers can book hotel and car, in addition to booking their flight.

Hire a travel agent. This can be done in person, through local outlets like a newspaper or the Yellow Pages, as well as through online sites like Tripology. The latter site provides users with travel agents who offer a customizable trip itinerary, including flight packages to locales like London. For those with limited travel booking experience, particularly to an international location like London, travel agents offer a potentially best-case scenario in terms of securing a cheap/discounted flight to the United Kingdom.

Book through British Airways. Booking directly through the most popular airline in the United Kingdom is of great benefit to travelers, as the airline features plenty of flights to London. By booking well in advance–when airlines are looking to sell as many tickets as possible in the hopes of selling out a flight, or at the last minute–when airlines are desperate to sell those last few remaining seats, gives discount ticket seekers the opportunity to score a great deal.





30/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Indian Punjabi Sikh Wedding Videography Photography Toronto Wedding Videographer Photographer Brampton


#

About Us

We believe your wedding is one of the most special day for your life and our sole aim is to catch this precious moments for you. Family and friends, romance and ritual, atmosphere and emotion – and one opportunity to capture it all in breathtaking, cinematic quality.
People only talk but we do. Across Canada we are the first one who buy tools when they are on pre order. We upgrade our tools every year to run with today’s technology. Sky is not the limit we believe in creating new ideas. We believe the most beautiful film has not been made yet it could be your event. We are the only studio with 5 Star rating on Facebook page and Google search. Our team always awake so you can sleep with a peace of mind. So stop thinking and book your spot today.

WHAT WE DO?

  • Destination Weddings
  • International and Concept Weddings
  • Engagements, Ladies Sangeet,Mayian, Mehndi and Birthday Parties
  • Still Photography – (Wedding, Couple, Event, Album)
  • Provide Services for Music Videos
  • Provide Services for Corporate Video’s
  • Provide Services for Live/Stage shows
  • Provide Services for Film Productions

WHAT WE USE?

  • HD Multi Camera Shooting
  • HDSLR
  • HELICAM
  • Wireless on Location HD Mixing
  • 3 Axis Gimbal
  • Triangle Jimmy Jib Crane
  • Live Steam Your Event
  • 4k Cameras
  • Motorised Slider

Masti 1

  1. Coverage of Morning, 1 Camera (One Side Only)
  2. Coverage of Ceremony 1 Cameras, Doli & Pani Vaarna, 1 Camera
  3. Coverage of Reception, 1 Camera
  4. 500 Pictures on DVD

Masti 2

  1. Coverage of Morning, 2 Cameras (Bride & Groom)
  2. Coverage of Ceremony 1 Cameras, Doli & Pani Vaarna, 1 Camera
  3. 1 Times Special Shoot Included ( after Ceremony)
  4. Coverage of Reception, 1 Camera
  5. 1000 Pictures on DVD

Masti 3

  1. Coverage of Morning, 2 Cameras (Bride & Groom)
  2. Coverage of Ceremony 2 Cameras, Doli & Pani Vaarna, 1 Camera
  3. 2 Times Special Shoot Included ( 1 after Ceremony, 1 Before Reception)
  4. Coverage of Reception, 2 Camera
  5. 1500 Pictures on DVD

Masti 4

  1. Engagement Shoot
  2. Coverage of Morning, 2 Cameras (Bride & Groom)
  3. Coverage of Ceremony 2 Cameras, Doli & Pani Vaarna, 1 Camera
  4. 2 Times Special Shoot Included ( 1 after Ceremony, 1 Before Reception)
  5. Coverage of Reception, 2 Camera
  6. Unlimited Pictures on DVD

Moga Video provide Video Service in South Ontario Areas –. Guelph. Hamilton. Barrie. Burlington. Whitby. London Ontario. Woodbridge. Toronto. Downtown. Scarborough. Etobicoke. North York. Markham. Mississauga. Brampton. Oakville. Pickering. Oshawa. Newmarket. Kitchener.

We Specialize in Sikh Wedding, Indian Weddings, Indian Photographer, Sikh Wedding Photography Toronto, Sikh Wedding Videography Toronto, destinations Weddings

We are Known for destination weddings | Best wedding videography Toronto | Best Wedding Photography Toronto | New Age Wedding Videography and Photography Toronto | Indian Videography and Photography Toronto | Cancun, Mexico, Jamaica, Cuba, California, Surrey, Edmonton, Monteral, Ottawa, Winipeg, Windsor, Regina, New Foundland, London, Quebec City, Saskatchewan, Vancouver, New York City, Abbotsford, Calgary, Canada, USA, England, Punjab, India, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Goa, Maldives, Europe, Paris, Rome, Barcelona(Spain), Alaska, Detroit, Niagara Falls, Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto, Canada, Dubai, Delhi, Ludhiana, Mohali, Dominican Republic, Mosco, Russia, Poland, norway, finland, south africa, kenya, nairobi, Malaysia, Singapore, new zealand, Australia, Sydney, florida, nova scotia, New Jersey, Marryland, ohio, Texas, los angeles, nevada, las vegas, bikersfield, frasno, san jose, sanfranciseo, yuba city, sacramento, seattle, chicago

Bengali | Catholic | Engagement Videos | Hindu Wedding | Indian Wedding Indian Wedding Photo Indian Wedding Photographer Indian Wedding Photography Indian Wedding Toronto Indian Wedding Video Muslim Weddings Pakistani Wedding Pakistani Wedding Photo Pakistani Wedding Video Professional Indian Wedding Video Professional Indian Wedding Videographer Professional Indian Wedding Videography Punjabi Wedding Punjabi Wedding Photo Punjabi Wedding Video Same Day Edit Sikh Wedding Sikh Wedding Photo Sikh Wedding Video South Asian Wedding South Asian Wedding Photo South Asian Wedding Video Teaser Top Indian Wedding Video Wedding Photo Wedding Photo Toronto Wedding Video Wedding Video Toronto

www.sikhweddingvideography.com | www.punjabiweddingvideography.com | www.sikhweddingphotographytoronto.com |

Please Note: Prices and Packages are subject to change at any time and without prior notice.

Copyright 2013-2016 – Web Services & Hosted by Aujla Innovations Inc.


28/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Find Water Leaks with Thermal Imaging, Acoustics and Tracer Gas #water


#

Leak Detecting Services

How to Find a Water Leak

Our highly trained engineers at L.D.S. Leak Detection Specialists Ltd. will choose the approriate testing and inspection process specifically chosen to suit your home or commercial business to find the leak.

Our engineers at L.D.S. carry all the latest technology in leakage detection. We have listed the main Leak detection methods and equipment below. Inspection cameras. Protimeter mms damp meter survey kits, pressure gauges both hydraulic and digital and salts diagnostic kits also form part of the L.D.S. engineers equipment.

Leak Detection Methods to Find A Leak

Acoustics
Acoustic profiling uses ground and pipe sensitive microphones to enhance the sound of the leak. This method can help in pinpointing precise leak location.

Correlation
Is a way of finding and pinpointing leaks in water pipes. A leak in a pipe under pressure creates noise that travels through the pipe walls, the surrounding ground and along the contents of the pipe. Correlators are a very accurate sound testing device which are used to identify the acoustic frequency caused when a pipe is leaking. The correlator uses two identical sensors located along the pipe to calculate the leek location by logging the signal delay, sensor distance and the sound velocity.

Tracer Gas
The trace gas, a safe mixture of hydrogen and nitrogen, is introduced into the pipe with the suspected leak. The gas, is the lightest in the atmosphere and is made up of of small molecules. The gas will exit at the leak and make its way to the surface where it is detected using gas sensitive detection pobes.

Thermal Imaging
Thermography is the use of an infrared imaging and measurement camera to see and measure thermal energy emitted from an object. Thermography cameras can identify problem areas that can’t be seen with the naked eye, detecting hidden water leaks. The infrared inspection camera can detect not only hidden water leaks and their origin, but also moisture that cannot be physically reached with moisture meters. Read more

Pipe, Cable and Metal Detection and Tracing
Often the exact position of pipes and cables is unknown due to innacurate or non existant network plans. In order to carry out precise water leak detection and to avoid damage to utilities and operators during excavations, it is essential to know the precise position of all services. We use high performance equipment which can locate and trace buried pipes and cables.

Network Monitoring with Noise Loggers
Noise Loggers are used for early detection of leaks in water supply networks.The longer it takes to identify that a network is leaking the more revenue is lost and the greater the loss of precious water resources. In addition to the more conventional methods of leak detection the installation of permanent noise loggers has proved to be a cost effective tool in early identification of water loss. By permanently monitoring sections of the system, which have previously been proven leak free, it will alert you when a potential leak does develop. Read more .

FIND OUT MORE


14/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Cheap London Theatre Tickets #travel #forum

#cheap tıckets
#

Cheap London Theatre Tickets

Tired of shopping around for West End theatre ticket bargains? Then look no further. Make us your first call for cheap London theatre tickets and you ll enjoy great shows at great value prices. Show more

We offer a wide range of discounts on tickets, and secure online booking for all West End theatres.

Why choose us? Because we work closely with the producers of the West End shows we sell tickets for. As soon as discounted tickets become available we re contacted first, allowing us in turn to offer you cheap London theatre tickets first. We re the sensible choice for cheap ticket offers, theatre breaks and low cost meal show deals, and we ll always tell you what your seat numbers are before you actually book your tickets.

Musicals

A visit to London wouldn t be complete without a trip to a world-class musical. The West End is where acclaimed latter-day hits like Matilda . Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Book of Mormon rub shoulders with long-running masterpieces like Les Mis rables . The Lion King and The Phantom Of The Opera . Whether you re planning a romantic date, a family outing or a party-time group visit, the capital s heartland of musical theatre is where you need to be. Book with us and you ll find that our deals on cheap London theatre tickets are music to your ears.

Plays

There s no better place on Earth to see plays than on the West End stage. Perhaps you feel like dropping in on a world-famous London institution like The Mousetrap . Or maybe you d rather stroll down Shaftesbury Avenue to a historic theatre to see a new British play or a revival of a modern American classic. Whatever your taste in drama, we can offer you cheap London theatre tickets for the play of your choice and help you raise the curtain on a fabulous night out.

Comedies

Looking for cheap laughs? Then take advantage of our discounted ticket bargains on first-rate West End comedies. From Alan Ayckbourn to Oscar Wilde, from The 39 Steps to The Play That Goes Wrong . London Theatreland has always presented the very best in onstage comedy. Laughter is the best medicine and, if you re in need of a pick-me-up, our deals on cheap theatre tickets for West End comedies will really give you something to smile about.

Welcome to DiscountTheatre.com

We offer secure online booking for all London Theatres, many at discounted prices. Through access to live availability, you know your seat numbers before you purchase and receive instant confirmation. We work closely with Show Producers to provide the best ticket offers, ticket meal deals and theatre breaks.

Booking discounted London theatre tickets is now fast easy with DiscountTheatre.com





10/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Comment

Cheap Hotels in London – Budget Hotels. #travels

#find cheap hotels
#

Cheap Hotels in London

London is one of the most popular and exciting places to visit in the world but that doesn’t mean it’s unaffordable. There’s a great range of cheap and reasonable places for you to stay during your trip.

City Tours

A great way to start your trip to London is with a city tour – it’s a quick and easy way to take in all of the famous sights and landmarks. One of the best types of tours is an open-top bus tour. The tours are run in a hop on hop off style which means if you ever feel like a closer look at one of the sights you can get off and get back on later. There are also more specific tours available like the Harry Potter Tour or even The Beatles Tour.

Art Galleries

London is an art lover’s paradise with a brilliant selection of art galleries containing some of the best collections in the world. Two of the best galleries to visit are Tate Modern and Tate Britain. Tate Modern is Britain’s national museum of modern art and contains work by artists such as Matisse, Pollock and Warhol. Make sure when you visit you see what’s on display in the Turbine Hall. The largest exhibition space in the building, the hall always has something exciting to see.

You can easily transfer from Tate Modern to Tate Britain by taking a quick boat trip across the river. Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world and you won’t want to miss your chance to see its great collection of paintings by the brilliant J. M. W. Turner.

Department Stores

If you’re a bit of a foodie then a great shop for you to visit is Fortnum and Masons. Founded in 1707, the beautiful store sells world-famous hampers and fine foods. If you visit in the summer you won’t want to miss the wonderful ice cream parlour they have inside.





10/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Cheap Flights to London, England #travel #to #antarctica

#travel sites for flights
#

Cheap Flights to London, England

Best Time to Fly to London

London flights are always easy to come by especially since the tourist season runs year round, with peaks from June to September and again at Christmas. Spring is the best time to see the countryside and the royal London parks and gardens at their freshest. The mid-season is from April to May and early September to October. September through October is a great time of year to get cheap plane tickets to London and it can be the best time to visit.

The British take their vacations mainly in July and August, so the resorts are crowded. London in summer, however, is full of interesting things to see and do. In winter, the weather can be dismal, but all the theaters, concerts, and exhibitions are in full season.

Why you should take a flight to London

When you book airline tickets to London, you’ll see that royalty exudes from every street corner, making London one of the most fascinating destinations on earth. Each year, millions of travelers book flights to London to visit the historical significance of Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and a glimpse of the famous London Bridge.

Like most European cities, London trips offer a comforting mix of old and new — take a tour the Queen’s jewels before ducking into a local pub for old fashioned fish-and-chips, or walk the streets and take in the mixed architecture that decorates the city streets.

With all its forward motion, London still remains a treasure of its past. Travelers booking cheap flights to London will find a world of opportunity, education and inspiration in this quaint city.

London climate

Anytime is a good time to book a flight to London. July and August are the warmest months. However, you can never be guaranteed sun. January is the coolest month with temperatures in the low 40s. Spring and fall in London can be pleasant, as the temperatures are usually higher than the rest of the country. The rain is heaviest during November when the city averages 2.5 inches.





10/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Comment

129 Hotels near Covent Garden, London, UK. Book your hotel now!

#travel lodge covent garden
#

Covent Garden London 129 properties

Featured hotels near Covent Garden

The 5-star Grange Holborn Hotel boasts luxurious rooms and a relaxing spa and health club. Just 5 minutes’ walk from The British Museum, guests can enjoy the authentic Japanese restaurant.

This hotel was beautifully furnished. It was larger than average and quite comfortably accommodated 3 adults. It was a lovely hotel and the staff were always most helpful and courteous. Would not hesitate.

Score from 89 reviews

Description Review

We’ve negotiated with thousands of hotels to get the very best deals. We call them Secret Deals and they only last for a limited time.

You can get these deals for free by subscribing to our newsletters. You can even choose your favourite destinations to receive personalised deals.

Get started now by entering your email address. We’ll instantly send you a link to our Deal Finder!

Don’t worry – your email address is safe with us. We’ll never share your private information and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Sign up for our newsletter and get the first pick on discounts of 20% or more!





07/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Are Americans Safe in London? #travel #lodge #covent #garden

#travel to london
#

Are Americans Safe in London?

By Laura Porter. London Travel Expert

Laura Porter has lived in the London area all her life and can’t imagine ever wanting to live elsewhere. London is her ‘specialist subject’ and she has written the About.com London Travel site since it started in 2006.

This site was included in the “Top 50 Travel Websites ” in The Independent where Laura was described as a “mastermind” as “she has a knack for seeking out the unusual as well as providing plenty of practical tips”.

The About.com London Travel site will help you plan a trip or enjoy armchair travel. It includes luxury and budget, the top attractions and the little known quirks that made the city so special.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, 9/11, and the 2005 London bombings, as well as more recent terrorist attempts on the capital – all of this could make you think twice about visiting London which would be a shame as the fear of danger far outweighs any real danger in our city.

I have had emails from Americans concerned about coming to London as they do not know what kind of welcome they will receive.

Continue Reading Below

It seems such a shame that everyday folk who simply want to embrace the world around them by getting out and exploring new places should have these concerns but the UK and US national press do little to alleviate these fears.

It is true that there is a large anti-war movement in the UK (Stop the War Coalition ) and we have regular rallies and demonstrations to protest against UK troops being in Iraq but this does not mean US citizens are not welcome in our city.

London is one of the largest cities in the world and the most populated city in the European Union .

London is an incredible multi-cultural society and we all live together quite happily most of the time. There are 7 million people, speaking 300 languages, following fourteen faiths in London and if we can get along I’m sure we can welcome overseas visitors.

London tourism has suffered since world terrorism has caused a decline in US visitors. Hotels and major attractions have all lost out without our US visitors who are a major financial proportion of our tourism sector. There are many schemes to entice you back so do check with your travel agent for any special package deals for trips to London.

Continue Reading Below

CBS News did a poll in 2006 to ask five years on after 9/11, how safe do you feel now? The results showed 54% of Americans say they generally feel safe, but 46% say they feel somewhat uneasy or in danger. This showed opinions were still divided but I’m pleased to see optimism was starting to win out.

In July 2007, we did a Safety in London Poll and the results showed most people wouldn’t change their travel plans following recent terrorist threats. Travelers are a resilient bunch. (You can count yourself in this group as even if you haven’t been to London yet, as you are here reading this site so you are thinking about it.)

To conclude, I live in London. I have lived in London most of my life. I love London. I travel into central London every week. I visit major tourist attractions. All this makes me happy. I hope it can make you happy too.

Further Resources

Check the Personal Safety section of this web site which has tips added regularly.

You can check the web site for the US Embassy in London for their latest Terrorism news (within Current Issues ) if there has been recent action to concern you.

Visit London, the London Tourist Board offer these safety tips .

The Mayor of London’s web site offers this advice for Safety when you re out and about .





06/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Europe Travel Deals: Bargains for Paris, London, Amsterdam and moreEurope: Deals,

#europe travel deals
#

Monogram packages for top European cities, plus Trafalgar deals for Italy, Spain and Portugal

With so many grand capitals to choose from, it s no wonder Monograms, the independent travel division of group-tour specialist Globus, was able to add a few new options to its long list of city combo packages.

Although the London Paris package is the company s perennial best-seller, there s something to be said for combining an old classic with a new favourite, such as Paris Geneva; London Amsterdam; or Paris, Aix-en-Provence Nice, all new for 2013. Other combinations include Munich Berlin, and Prague Vienna.

All Monograms packages include hotel accommodation with breakfast, city-to-city transfers (usually by rail) and a half-day sightseeing tour, plus the option to add sightseeing tours and excursions. There s also an on-site Local Host in every city, ready with everything from dining suggestions to transportation tips.

Monograms early booking bonus offers savings of up to $200 per person off any air-inclusive Europe vacation booked by Feb. 26, or $100 per person for land-only bookings.





06/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London #online #travel #agents

#travel london
#

Review

[T]he travel guide for the intelligent traveler. – Wandering Educators

Product Description

Newly revised, updated, and redesigned for 2014.

Experience the best of London with DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London. This newly updated travel guide for London will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer, whether you are looking for the real London Bridge, planning to ride the London Eye, or want to take in the best of theater performances.

Expert travel writers have fully revised this edition of DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London .

  • Themed itineraries help plan trips to London by length of stay or by interest.
  • Improved neighborhood walking maps now include restaurant locations by area.
  • Completely new hotel and restaurant listings now include DK Choice special recommendations.
  • New typography and fresh layout throughout.

You’ll still find DK’s famous cutaway illustrations of major architectural and historic sights, museum floor plans, and 3-D aerial views of key districts to explore on foot, along with in-depth coverage of the city’s history and culture. A pull-out city map is marked with sights from the guidebook and includes a street index, a London Underground map, and a chart showing the walking distances between major sights.

With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: London truly shows you this city as no one else can.

About the Author

About DK Eyewitness Travel Guides. For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.

DK Eyewitness Travel Guides. the most maps, photography, and illustrations of any guide.





06/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Cheap Flights to London – Compare London Flights #bath #travel

#airline tickets cheapest
#

Cheap Flights to London

A global city and crucial core of Europe, London is the United Kingdom s largest city and the capital of England. It has stood for over two thousand years, dating back to the Roman Empire, and continues to contribute to the education, entertainment, fashion, finance, research, and commerce industries on a substantial scale.

London has one of the largest gross domestic products on the planet, is widely considered the world s cultural capital, and has the biggest passenger flight base of any competing airport system. It also attracts more international visitors than any other city on the planet; Babylon is a globally renowned tourist zone!

Flights to London

London has six international airports and a number of smaller, regional ones. Together, they represent the biggest flight system in terms of passenger traffic. A grand total in excess of 135 million people flew through its gateways in 2013. Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton, London City, and Southend are the city s largest airports, the latter being the youngest of the group.

Heathrow accounts for half of The Swinging City s flight traffic, making it the busiest airport for international visitors. Direct flights to London from the United States are available through American Airlines, Delta, US Airways, United, British Airways, and Virgin Atlantic (among others). Nearly 40 non-U.S. carriers offer nonstop flights to the city, including Lufthansa, Air Canada, Emirates, Air France, and SAS.

For the love of London: What to Do in London

Newcomers to the city often visit Buckingham Palace shortly after their arrival. See where the Queen of England lives and get a firsthand look at the London s heritage. The London Eye, Marble Arch, St. Paul s Cathedral, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, and Westminster Abbey are other notable landmarks. Live musical performances in London are incredible to say the least, as are its theatre shows in Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Haymarket.

Helpful Tips for Tourists Visiting London

There are many ways to get around London, thanks to its extensive public transportation network. The tube/underground subway system is quick and efficient, as is the Docklands Light Railway, and Tramlink service near Wimbledon.

Invest in an Oyster Card, as it costs much less travel with one of these than with a paper day ticket. Given its compact layout, tourists can easily see much of the city attractions on foot as well. The pound sterling is Britain s official currency, and exchange banks are available close to each of the major airports. Skyscanner s online hotel price comparison tool makes it easy to find a reasonable rate on hotel accommodations for your stay. Use your savings to spend on a daytrip to the Royal Opera House or Electric Cinema.

Cheapest flights to London from.





03/09/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Gatwick to London #disney #travel #packages

#travel to london
#

By train

There are lots of options for getting to London by train from Gatwick.

The Gatwick Express non-stop train service to Victoria runs every 15 minutes with a journey time of 30 minutes.

Southern trains services operate four times an hour to Victoria via East Croydon and Clapham Junction with a journey time to Victoria of around 35 minutes.

Services to London Bridge, St Pancras International and Luton Airport also run four times an hour with a journey time of between 30 and 45 minutes.

If you are travelling by train you can buy tickets in advance from www.thetrainline.com. an independent retailer of train tickets online. Book in advance and save an average of 43%.

Between 22.00 on 24 December and 04.00 on 4 January, there will be major improvement works taking place on the railway between London and Gatwick. Find out how this will impact your journey.

Travel guide

Click here to download our travelling to London guide.

Luggage free transfers

Whether you have important meetings to attend, want to enjoy the sights of London or simply want to avoid carrying your luggage around all day, AirPortr offers an easy stress-free service to deliver your luggage between Gatwick Airport and London homes, hotels or offices in a few hours.





29/08/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , ,

Leave a Comment

How To Do London On $25 A Day #travel #now

#london travel
#

How To Do London On $25 A Day

Nov 20, 2015 | Updated Nov 23, 2015

Saturday: Art and Major Sites

One of the best things about the UK is that most museums are free. Start your Saturday in Holborn at the British Museum. admiring the collections along with the building’s impressive tessellated glass ceiling.

From there, stroll down to Covent Garden: one of London’s most famed areas, though a tourist trap, is worth a wander. Walk through the Piazza, then around the web of Seven Dials (seven quaint shopping streets that connect at a small roundabout), and don’t miss Neal’s Yard–quite possibly the quaintest, most colorful courtyard in London.

A short walk away in Aldwych, Lundenwic is the perfect lunch spot. It’s a trendy, minimalist all-day cafe, which serves fresh salads, gourmet toasties, and great coffee. The roasted broccoli, cheddar, almond, and chili toastie ($8) is sure to hit the spot, washed down with a pick-me-up espresso ($0.75).

Feeling fueled, head at a leisurely pace down The Strand, taking note of the iconic Savoy Hotel as you go, before eventually arriving at Trafalgar Square. Walk down Pall Mall to Buckingham Palace, or hang a left to see Big Ben and Westminster Abbey up close.

Walk along the Southbank to the Tate Modern. Spend a couple of hours admiring the exhibitions (it’s one of the best galleries in the country, whether you’re an art aficionado or not), before heading up to the cafe on level 6, where we suggest skipping the coffee but admiring the stunning city views from its terrace.

Cross Millennium Bridge, admiring the quintessential London skyline views as you go, and on the other side, it’s the mighty St. Paul’s Cathedral.

It’s time for dinner. Jump on the DLR to Canada Water, which plays host to Hawker House, the latest incarnation from Street Feast. an organization that can be credited with revolutionizing the London street food scene. Hawker House is a late-night indoor market in a converted warehouse, with 14 food traders and eight bars.

Sunday: East London

You’re spending Sunday in East London, in neighborhoods that have changed and diversified a lot in the last 10 years, with the arrival of craft coffee shops, hipster cafes, and designer fashion boutiques. There’s a buzz in the air, the crowd is young, and when you pick the right places, your money can go far.

After a long lazy lie-in, drag yourself out of bed and head to Beigel Bake on Brick Lane–a real institution that, along with being a favorite among locals, draws crowds from far and wide who flock to it 24 hours a day for its impressively cheap bagels. Though its salt beef bagels are a common favorite, go for the equally delicious salmon and cream cheese combo, and you’ll get change from $5.

After eating, walk down bustling Bethnal Green Road–lined with fruit and vegetable stalls and dazzling sari shops–to the V A Museum of Childhood. Don’t be fooled, this isn’t a museum just for children. It’s a nostalgic spot for adults, too, with all the favorite toys from your childhood on display.

Back in Shoreditch, potter along Redchurch Street, the neighborhood’s chicest street, where you can window shop the likes of A.P.C, Sweaty Betty, and Aesop. Marvel at the wonderfully colorful fresh produce outside Albion Cafe, before popping into Labour Wait. a small but perfectly formed homewares boutique, full of heritage brands, luxury stationery, and en-vogue Falcon enamelware.

It must be lunch time, and on Sunday, Brick Lane is buzzing with international food markets. Expect crowds. Take cash. Then choose from everything from dim sum, to curry, sushi, Lebanese, and Thai. You’ll get an overflowing plate and change from $10.

Next, head to Columbia Road Flower Market, London’s favorite, where you’ll join the hoards squeezing through the stalls, handing over cash to heckling East End traders in return for giant, paper-wrapped blooms. No East London Sunday is complete without such a purchase–even if they are only spending a couple of nights in your hotel room.

Later, perhaps after dropping your flowers at your hotel, and putting your feet up for a quick half hour, it’s time to eat. Get out Google Maps for directions and hop on a bus (from $2.30) to Exmouth Market, an atmospheric street that’s home pretty much entirely to restaurants. There’s all sorts, from seafood restaurants to Thai, and Turkish. Our favorite–and one of the cheapest–is Pizza Pilgrims. the newest addition to the street, but one with a big cult following. Oh, let the night be merry.

By Alice Tate

Also on HuffPost:

Hilariously Indifferent Travel Reviews





28/08/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

London Travel Coverage – The New York Times #air #travel #booking

#london travel
#

At Two London Restaurants, It’s All Cereal, All the Time

The two restaurants, Cereal Killer Cafe and 26 Grains, focus on cereal — one cold, the other hot — all day, all the time.

London Gets in the Halloween Spirit

From witches to a Victorian medium and ghost tours, London is ready for Halloween.

In Europe’s Top Destinations, Hotels to Suit Your Wallet

Hotel pairs in six popular European cities, including Paris and Barcelona, offer alternatives at the high or low end of the budget spectrum.

A $1,000 Day in London for $100

Our traveler, more pauper than prince, still manages to see much of London on a full stomach and a tight budget.

For History-Minded Tourists, London Marks Blitz Anniversary

This fall, London’s robust tourism industry will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the capital’s time under siege.

Luxury Hotels in London and Bermuda Offering Signature Liquors

Luxury hotels are getting into spirits, offering private label blends guests can sample at the bar or take home as a memory in a bottle.

Taking the Slow Boat (and Train) From London to Paris

Taking trains and a ferry from England to France isn’t as fast as the Eurostar, but a leisurely journey has its own rewards.

In London, Hands-On Graffiti

By SHIVANI VORA

Tours offer travelers hands-on insight into Barcelona’s “Street Life” and London’s graffiti scene.





25/08/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

London, Paris – Rome With Go Ahead Tours – Go Ahead

#europe travel deals
#

Specialty Tours

Experience the world with all your senses, on tours that include market visits, wine tastings and cooking classes.

Journey through sacred landmarks and iconic sites, learning about the history of the world while connecting with faith.

Get up close to the stunning wildlife of the world while discovering untouched natural beauty at every turn.

Take in the view from the deck of a ship, whether you’re cruising down the Yangtzee or around the Galápagos.

Get to know a single city on tour and enjoy plenty of free time to add optional excursions or explore on your own.

Set off across the endless plains of Africa, in search of the elusive Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalo.

Celebrate local culture by visiting a destination at its most vibrant, during a special event or festive season.

Explore your destination on foot, winding through hidden alleyways and traversing over paths worn from centuries of use.

Enjoy the attention of your own dedicated Tour Director, pick your own date and even add a special excursion or inclusion.





25/08/2017

Posted In: NEWS

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Student Guide to London- Travel, Budget, Lodging Info #vegas #travel #deals

#travel to london
#

Student Guide to London Travel

By Kathleen Crislip. Student Travel Expert

Before you go to London:

Lovely London, spendy but friendly, is a should-see student travel spot. Make plans before you go (scroll for all).

  • Should I make reservations in London?
    • Yes — see places to stay in London below.

    How should I pack for London?:

    Learn how to pack the basics — for London in spring and summer, add or subract clothing as you would for the Northeast US (like New York). Bring a very small umbrella and light rain anorak or jacket that can be rolled tight for toting in your day pack while touring. Bring an electrical converter — British wall plugs won t accept your electrical devices. Comfy walking shoes are a must.

    Getting to London:

    You ll find the best airfare to London from student airfare agencies like Student Universe. Watch for specials and you can save a bundle. Don t be fooled by some airlines student airfares — student airfare agencies have the real deal. Airfare sales do happen, though — check student airfares against an aggregator s roundup of regular ticket prices.

    • Student airfare finders
    • What s an aggregator?

    Air to London may be cheaper with an air/hotel package, but those stays are usually very short.

    Where should I stay in London? How much will it cost?:

    Continue Reading Below

    A West End (below) London hostel is the best way to go for budget lodging in London — funky little hotels can be charming, but London is very expensive. Ask to see a hostel room before you pay and choose a dorm (several bunks in one room) for the cheapest London lodging.

    Expect to pay $25-$35 for a London hostel bunk.

    Getting around in London:

    The London tube is a major miracle of modern transportation — learn to love it. Though it s the oldest in the world, London s subway (but don t call it that) is clean, safe and efficient. And if the tube doesn t take you close to your London destination s door, the bus (maybe a double decker!) will.

    Plentiful black London cabs have fixed prices — get a few folks to make a cab s cost equal the tube.

    British money and London budget:

    England s currency is the pound — don t plan on using euros. Exchange rate is bad (about $1.75 is normal). London is expensive — plan $55/day. Food and beds are spendy but clubs can be cheap; museums are free. You won t miss truly adventurous food by cheaply cooking in your hostel kitchen .

    What to do in London:

    London s history is long and deep — do tour the London Tower. For free music ideas, see the Free London List. Borrow someone s copy of the Time Out music/film/event guide or check Time Out online for non-free music happening in London. Consider buying a one day Original Bus Tour pass ($28) to hop on and off at major sites. Spend whole days hanging out in places like Piccadilly Circus or Covent Garden. Take a great (free) Soho podcast walking tour. And check the top free things to do in London.

    Safety, crime and travel health care in London:

    The artful dodger does lurk in the London tube — consider figuring out in advance how to stash travel cash. You can feel physically safe in all of London provided you use basic travel safety precautions. Terrorism is not a big concern, despite some US hysteria over the 05 tube bombings.

    US travelers get free emergency room care in London; all else is pay as you go, though your US health insurance probably covers you. Food and tap water are perfectly safe in London. You don t need travel immunizations for London.

    London photo galleries:

    Whet your travel appetite with some London photos meant just for student travelers — most were taken on gray days because, honestly, that s the sky you may see in London much of the year.

    London s West End is backpacker central:

    Think about staying in London s West End (north of the Thames River, west of Piccadilly Circus ) — try the Wake Up London hostel for cheap, safe lodging. You can walk to nearby Hyde Park and take the tube everywhere, like outdoor markets or Notting Hill.

    Mail, Internet and Phone Calls in London

    UK mail is quite speedy — if you ll be there a few weeks, set up a snail mail address.

    • Learn how to set up an international snail mail address

    You can buy phone cards good for making calls in England for about $3-5-10 USD in UK convenience stores, major train stations like Waterloo, your hostel and airports. You can also buy a UK cell phone for $50 or less and make cheaper UK calls than with a roaming US phone — look for phone vending machines (seriously) or try a Carphone Warehouse storefront.

    The Dover Castle Hostel (south of the Thames) has free wifi, but free or even cheap wifi in London hostels is scarce. Hostel internet access (their computers) is ludicrously expensive. London does sport internet phone booths on street corners — spendy but handy. Chain easyInternetcafe, boring but predictable, can be found in places like Burger King.

    London with a Tour Group

    Visiting London is so expensive that going with a tour group is a great idea — it can be cheaper and much easier than visiting on your own. Several companies specialize in student group travel — try EF Tours for a very decent experience: I ve traveled with EF Tours, and I would again.





    21/08/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

  • Travelup – Cheap Flights to Bangkok, Sydney, Brisbane from London, Dublin,

    #travel cheap flights
    #

    Bangkok

    Must see: The Amphawa Floating Market, Vertigo and Moon Bar at the Banyan Tree Hotel, Wat Phra Kaew (the Temple of Emerald Buddha).

    The Thai capital of Bangkok is a fast-paced and unique city, offering backpackers and luxury holidaymakers alike the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of a destination that is rich in history and culture.

    Considered one of the world’s top urban tourism destinations, Bangkok is visited by the vast majority of international travellers to the nation.

    The city’s wide range of attractions and city life appeals to a diverse mix of individuals, combining the perfect mixture of royal palaces, temples and night clubs that keep millions of visitors entertained.

    Book your flight to Bangkok here and also visit our Thailand Travel guide for more information on activities and attractions

    Auckland

    Must see: The craft markets, rallies and arts festivals of Aotea Square, Eden Park – the home of the All Blacks, Auckland Town Hall.

    Located on the north island of New Zealand, Auckland has established itself as a firm favourite among visitors to the Southern Hemisphere in recent years. This stunning destination boasts exceptional landscapes that are synonymous with its native country – as well as a winning combination of activities for tourists.

    The destination’s classic mix of museums, parks and restaurants makes it a must-visit for travellers who are looking to get to grips with traditional Maori culture.

    Auckland also straddles the volcanic field, which has produced around 50 volcanoes – taking the form of cones, lakes, lagoons, islands and depressions.

    Book your flight to Auckland here also visit our New Zealand Travel guide for more information on activities and attractions

    Orlando

    Must see: Discover hidden treasures in Orlando by exploring the city’s exciting nightlife on the iconic International Drive.

    World-famous for its family-orientated fun, Orlando provides the perfect getaway for those travelling with little ones. Nicknamed ‘The City Beautiful’ by its inhabitants, the urban paradise is home to a selection of the biggest and best theme parks across the globe.

    Jetsetters will not be disappointed with their decision after booking an Orlando holiday, as this fast-paced, but beautiful destination is brimming with opportunities that will make it a holiday to remember.

    Parks including the Walt Disney World Resort, Universal Studios and SeaWorld are firm favourites for tourists, while the metropolis also caters to business travellers and those hoping to make the most of a golfing holiday too.

    Book a your flight to Orlando here and also see our USA Travel guide for more information on activities and attractions

    Sydney

    Must see: The Sydney Harbour Bridge and Opera House, while Bondi Beach offers a stunning and exciting place to top up your tan.

    The city of Sydney is one that is often voted among the top destinations in the world for tourists, bringing an eclectic mix of culture, history, sunshine and beach life.

    Located on Australia’s south-east coast, the destination is renowned around the world for its iconic attractions that are visited by millions of tourists from international destinations each year.

    What some tourists may not know is the hinterland of the metropolitan area is surrounded by stunning national parks, which provide an idyllic and welcome break from the hustle and bustle of city life.

    Book a your flight to Sydney here also see our Australia travel guide for more information on activities and attractions





    13/08/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    20 Secret Bargains of London #travel #odge

    #travel to london
    #

    20 Secret Bargains of London

    There’s just nothing in the world like my hometown – the architecture, the colorful street life, the even more colorful nightlife, the rainbow of eccentric and fairly friendly inhabitants, and better dining than at any time in its history (no cracks, please). Sadly, Cool Britannia has earned another nickname courtesy of our local tabloids: “Rip-off Britain.” But the truth is that especially away from the touristy downtown areas, London doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg. If you aren’t afraid to take the bus, the train, the tube, or to arm yourself with a street map and walk, you can dig up some brilliant bargains in exciting places. (To call London from the United States, first dial 011-44-20. From within the U.K. first dial 020 for London; for other cities, dial 0 before the city code.)

    Notes from the Underground

    No question, the best way to get around is the weekly Travelcard (you’ll need a passport photo to get one), which covers the Underground (the world’s most extensive subway system), those red double-decker buses, and British Rail trains – especially good for navigating the further reaches of town. If you plan to explore only central London, buy a Zone One unlimited travel pass for £15.30 ($22.25); other passes cover up to six zones (£35.40/$51.50), but four will get you pretty much anywhere you’d want to go except Heathrow. The cards are available at all train and tube stations and tourist offices. There’s also a transport advice line (7222-1234) to help you get exactly where you want to go.

    Tips on the Thames

    Get started even before you leave the States, by visiting the vast londontown.com (which also has special offers on lodging and events) or calling the British Tourist Authority at 877/899-8931 for a free info pack; ask for the brochures Where to Stay on a Budget 2001 and the London Planner. Once over here, there’s lots of useful help at the London Tourist Board’s main information center at Victoria train station (whose tube station has the same name) and the Britain Visitor Centre at 1 Regent Street: mostly leaflets, booking services for tours and bus trips, and accommodation services. The weekly Time Out (£1.95/$2.85) still runs the top listings guide, but several newspapers now publish their own; the best is “Hot Tickets,” free with the Evening Standard (35p/50cents) on Thursdays. The free morning newspaper Metro (available at tube stations) also has listings for that day.

    Remember the scruffy local eatery that features prominently on the Brit soap EastEnders? (You can frequently find the series stateside on public TV.) Colloquially known as “caffs,” these cafes are the English version of diners – a real blue-collar experience, with simple food and sometimes gruff service. Here, they close at 6 p.m. and are beloved by construction workers and celebs alike. An all-day breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, beans, and toast hovers around the £3 ($4.35) mark; make sure you try some “bubble and squeak” (fried mashed potatoes and cabbage, very tasty local delicacy) with your brekkie. I recommend Mike’s Cafe (12 Blenheim Cres. Notting Hill, W11; tube: Notting Hill or Ladbroke Grove), Borough Cafe (11 Park St. around the corner from Borough Market, SE1; tube/train: London Bridge), Dishes Cafe (23 Cromwell Rd. near the Natural History Museum, SW7; tube/train: South Kensington), and Mario’s Cafe (6 Kelly St. near Camden Market, NW1; tube: Kentish Town/Camden).





    12/08/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Flights to London #travel #forums

    #find cheap flights
    #

    Cheap flights to London

    When a man is tired of London he is tired of life, Samuel Johnson famously observed, and the city offers a wealth of things to see and do. It is home to iconic historic attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament. It also has world-class fine art and artefact collections at institutions like the British Museum, many of them free.

    These days London offers an eclectic mix of international cuisine, award-winning restaurants and traditional pubs such as Ye Old Cheshire Cheese which dates back to 1667. It also offers some of the best theatre around, a thriving and varied music and nightclub scene, and first-rate shopping.

    Attractions

    Buckingham Palace has been at the heart of the national life and millions of visitors flock every year to its gates to watch the ceremony of the Changing of the Guards. Similarly popular, Westminster Abbey is the place to visit to see where most of England’s kings and queens were crowned and buried, and the Tower of London, once a royal palace and later a prison, and a place of torture and execution.

    Madame Tussauds Waxworks also continues to exert a massive attraction for visitors with its combination of a Chamber of Horrors and life-sized figures of the great and good.

    Step back in time at Churchill’s War Rooms underneath Whitehall. Take the family to visit the London Zoo or Sea Life London Aquarium. Explore the tombs and monuments at St Paul’s Cathedral.

    Arts and Culture

    Whether you’re an art connoisseur or a casual observer, you won’t want to miss a visit to one of London’s many galleries and museums. See the British Museum with the Elgin Marbles, the National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, one of London’s most popular attractions. All are free. Less well-known is the Cortauld Gallery which has gems by Degas, Gauguin and Monet.

    London’s theatreland is famed for the quality and diversity of its productions from blockbuster musicals to comedies and theatre classics. The South Bank, with its National Theatre, Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery, is a popular destination. And further along, for less than a tenner, you can stand with the groundlings and see Shakespeare as it may have been acted at the Globe Theatre.

    Eating and Drinking

    London offers eating and drinking to suit every taste and pocket. There’s no shortage of upmarket eateries for those with the money. However, there is also a wide range of cheaper options such as Gaby’s Deli on Charing Cross Road, patronised by a host of actors. Just up the road you can enjoy the best coffee in London at Caffe Vergnano 1882. For those in search of fine oriental cuisine your destination is Chinatown, while pub lovers are directed to the historic Lamb and Flag in Soho.

    Nightlife

    See a show in the West End. Hear some jazz at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s club. Go to a concert or recital on the South Bank. Or head for the dancefloor at Heaven or Ministry of Sound.





    10/08/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Southall – News, views, gossip, pictures, video – Get West London

    #south hall travel
    #

    Ealing man denies murdering Hayes woman Anita Kapoor

    Navin Mahoon, of Southall, denies murdering Anita Kapoor

    Ealing landlord fined over £70,000 for cramming twice the legal amount of tenants in home

    Mr Balwinder Singh Kahlon, who appeared at Ealing Magistrates Court on October 30, was fined 72,400.43 after a court heard how he crammed 20 tenants into a property fit for only 10

    Sex worker begged for her life before she was murdered and left half naked in lay-by

    The trial of a Southall man accused of murdering sex worker Anita Kapoor has heard of the woman s harrowing final moments.

    Ealing phone shop sentenced after fake goods with Apple logos seized

    A court heard how Trading Standards officers raided The Fone Shop Parts Ltd, Southall, and found thousands of fake goods

    Ealing set to see new tree-mendous woodland area planted

    King George s Field in Southall will see 20,000 new trees in order to help combat pollution in the capital

    Send a story

    Advertise with getwestlondon.co.uk, Ealing Gazette, Harrow Observer, Uxbridge Gazette, Hounslow Chronicle and Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle.

    getwestlondon.co.uk and the Ealing Gazette, Harrow Observer, Uxbridge Gazette, Hounslow Chronicle and Fulham & Hammersmith Chronicle are part of Trinity Mirror Southern, offering you unique access to our audience across the region online and in print.

    We reach over 385,918* unique users a month with dedicated coverage of West London and the surrounding areas.

    Over 78% of our visitors**, who view an average of 1,117,727* page impressions every month, are in the desirable ABC1 socio-economic groups.

    We are part of Trinity Mirror Southern, offering you unique access to our audience across the region online and in print.

    Source: *Omniture (UK 6 month average Jan-Jun 2013). **JICREG 01/05/13

    The Editor

    Marnie Wilson

    Editor-in-Chief, Trinity Mirror Southern

    Marnie Wilson is Editor-in-Chief for Trinity Mirror Southern including www.getWestLondon and the Uxbridge Gazette, Ealing Gazette and the Hounslow Chronicle.

    She previously worked at the BBC as a producer for 5 Live, having moved to national radio from BBC Sussex and Surrey.





    08/08/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Cheap Flights to London – Cheap Airline Tickets London #book #flights

    #cheap air ticket
    #

    Why Fly Icelandair

    • Fast elapsed times.
    • Easy connections.
    • Competitive pricing
    • Two checked bags
    • Personal entertainment system
    • Great on-time performance

    Airports we serve

    Great deals on flights to London. Visit us and book cheap flights to London.

    London immediately evokes historic images of royalty, palaces and monuments simultaneously with fashion, music and theatre. To say it is world-renowned is an understatement. Icelandair offers daily cheap flights to London for year-round enjoyment. Whether for business or pleasure, London is a city to treasure.

    More than queens and princes in London

    A visit to London is like a tour through a history book. It’s hard to resist watching the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace or checking your watch with Big Ben, but there’s much more to London than castles.

    Visitors may take the Underground or “Tube” all around the city or opt to travel above ground in a red double-decker bus or the familiar black cab. It’s a great walking city, with interesting sights, sounds and even smells around every corner, as the world’s cultures mix and mingle here with ease.

    Culture and sub-culture in London

    Trendy shops sit side-by-side with prestigious stores carrying Royal Warrants that have been awarded to firms supplying the Royal household with goods and services since Henry II’s reign in 1155. Theatres present plays by Sophocles, Shakespeare, Dickens, Ibsen, Hart/Kaufman, Albee, Shaffer, Lloyd Webber – the list goes on and on. World-class museums feature not only art but also toys, transportation, medicine, fashion, Florence Nightingale and even Sherlock Holmes!

    And then there’s the very special English pub culture. The simple food and amenable atmosphere are the trademarks of a typical neighborhood pub, even in the heart of the city. Enjoy a pint or two along with a rousing conversation about the latest soccer match. If you’re lucky enough to get tickets, London’s Premier League teams, such as Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham, Fulham or Chelsea, will provide thrilling and truly British memories.

    There simply is no end to the familiar – and the secret – places and things to see and do in London.

    Purchase your airfare to London today. We look forward to serving you.

    *Prices quoted are round-trip including all taxes and fees, and are based on availability. Additional baggage and optional service fees may apply.

    Good to know

    • Icelandair’s flights to London arrive at Heathrow or London Gatwick International Airport. The quickest route to the city center is via Heathrow Express, which runs every 15 minutes to Paddington.




    02/08/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Cheap Flights to London from $640 RT – Book London Tickets

    #travel to london
    #

    Find Cheap Flights to

    Sample London Airfare Deals

    Book Flights to London, United Kingdom  

    Why you should not miss out London

    2,000 years back when the beautiful city of London was settled, who knew that one day it will become the largest metropolis dominating all nearby cities through its magical spell. With history at every turn and charming attractions spread all over, London has grabbed the crown of the most visited cities in the United Kingdom. Whether you wish to take a bird’s eye view of the city from the London Eye or want to capture the beauty of the Buckingham Palace, the choice is yours.

    Why Travelers Use CheapOair

    Booking your flight with CheapOair helps ensure that you’ll be getting the cheapest available tickets to London. With our Best Price Guarantee, you know that we can provide you with the fantastic low prices on flights to London, and with our 24/7 customer service you can always reach us during your trip.

    When to find cheap London airfare

    The best season to travel London is from March to May, though being a year round destination, the temperature during these months is cool and the atmosphere is full of festivities and events. Track down the list of important festivals and decide when you wish to see the city. The Oxford Cambridge Boat Race and the Virgin London Marathon attracts visitors from all over the world making the city expensive and crowded. The off-season (December to February) comes with reduced room rates, cheap flights to London and less crowded attractions.

    London Airports

    The major London airports are the London Heathrow Airport and London Gatwick Airport. Both LHR and LGW are public airports serving London, the airports offer effective modes of ground transportation including Buses, Taxicabs, Airport Shuttle and more. LHR offers scheduled passenger services to destinations including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Zurich, Istanbul and many more. Make your trip budget friendly by comparing the fares for both the airports to get the cheapest flights to London.





    28/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    How to Travel to London, England #e #travel

    #travel to london
    #

    Things You’ll Need

    Take your budget into consideration when deciding how to travel. If you are coming from distant places such as the United States or Australia, you will pay a hefty price for an airline ticket. The average cost from the U.S. is about $500, but it varies on the economy and travel seasons. Check your travel budget and include the price of an airline ticket. There are some inexpensive international travel airlines that fly to London, such as FlyThomasCook and MyTravelLite, which recently merged to be www.flythomascook.com. These are not well-known but have discounted prices worth checking out.

    Decide how to travel if you are already in the UK or in Europe. You have more options, and you will not spend nearly as much. You will also have the choice of several dates and times for travel.

    See if there are inexpensive airline alternatives. Several run from almost every country throughout Europe to the UK, including Easyjet, Ryanair and British Midlands. Prices range from $30 to $100, depending on the time and season. Using these airlines is an ideal way to travel to London because they are inexpensive, quick, and have several different airports and departure times.

    Consider train travel. If you are already in the UK, this is an ideal option for you. You can take the Eurostar through the Chunnel, an undersea rail tunnel, to reach London but is more pricey than the usual Eurail prices (fees vary widely). There is also MegaTrain and National Rail that travel to London from different parts of the UK, but look closely at their rates because two one-way tickets may be less expensive than a round-trip ticket. (See Resources.)

    Also look into bus and coach travel. Although this may be slower than train or plane, it most likely will be the least expensive. If you are not in a rush but want to save money, it is ideal for you. Great value coach options include the National Express, MegaBus, Barry’s Coaches, the Oxford Tube, and Greenline Coaches. These companies can be found online with their rates listed. (See References.)





    24/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    London Hotels – $64: Find 1532 Hotel Deals #book #flight

    #travel london
    #

    Where to stay in London

    London Hotel Guide

    The capital of England and one of the world s most unique cities, London is a fitting destination choice for individuals that like to tailor their trips. London has, without a doubt, something for everyone making it a popular choice for international visitors from all walks of life.

    Break from convention by staying in one of London s many fantastic Independent Hotels. Throughout the sprawling metropolis you ll fine unique hotels of all descriptions, but ensure that you pick a hotel in the area you wish to explore. London is a thrilling city and it can be easy to get carried away. What seems close on a tube map could warrant a two hour tube ride.

    If you want an eccentric English hotel serving up tea and scones and other classics, you ll certainly find it here in London s boutique hotels, guesthouses, b bs and classic hotels.

    If you want all the designer trimmings without any of the English twee during your city break, try a cosmopolitan indie London hotel with a reputable bar, restaurant and spa facilities.

    Choose an Independent Hotel in one of London s cool neighborhoods and indulge in independent city shopping, eating and drinking to complete your indie city break.

    Gaming in London

    Some are fortunate enough to experience London in all its glory, while others want to push their luck. If you’re one who wants to dabble with Lady Luck, you have the good fortune at your side, because there are countless opportunities for gaming in London. From slot machines to table games, try out your poker face at Grosvenor Victoria Casino or the Casino at the Empire. Meanwhile, for those in search of a more European gamble, you’ll find various sports books, such as Ladbroke’s, Paddy Power, and Coral with betting lines on multiple activities from cricket to rugby.

    Playgrounds in London

    Between introducing your children to London’s history and attending theatre performances, allow your youngsters to let loose at one of the many playgrounds in London. Experience the royalty of all playgrounds with a visit to Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Playground, Hyde Park, where your kiddos can climb upon a life-size pirate ship and explore teepees for an adventure unlike any other. Meanwhile, Coram’s Fields, Holborn, features an impressive seven-acre kid-friendly fortress with everything from sports fields and playgrounds to even a café and a farm with goats.

    While a Euro trip can cost you a pretty penny, if you only have a few pennies to spare, there are savvy ways of traveling around Europe on a budget. Booking flights during the early morning or late at night during midweek is one major way to save some cash, while Megabus and Eurolines provide cheap ground transportation options. What’s more, cruises offer an affordable way of traveling from one port to the next, as room, board, and food are all conveniently included in the ticket price.

    Contrary to the bars of the United States, you’ll find countless kid-friendly pubs in London. These establishments provide the perfect place for an affordable meal, domestic brews, and the opportunity to sample the local cuisine. Skip the rowdy, crowded bar scene, and instead choose the quieter joints for an early dinner with the kiddos. Start your kid-approved pub crawl in Nicholson’s chain of pubs and venture out from there.

    Just because you’re gallivanting in London with the kids in tow, doesn’t mean you need to forgo the personality and luxury of a boutique hotel. In fact, there are various kid-welcoming London boutique hotels with amenities to accommodate the entire family. The Metropolitan London provides spacious connecting rooms and gifts for the children upon arrival, while The Zetter Hotel boasts big personality and suite options. As for The Amperstand Hotel, it pays close attention to the finer details while offering easy access to the Natural History Museum and Kensington Gardens for adventures with the youngsters.

    However captivating and alluring the London culture may be, it is perhaps sometimes first misunderstood by travelers. So before gallivanting in London, brush up on your street style and expect the local’s mocking sense of humor. Skip the culture shock, prep your taste buds for Sunday Roast, forgot about chilled brews, and embrace the dignified lifestyle to fully indulge in the London scene.

    Exploring Britain’s heritage at Stonehenge belongs at the top of everyone’s bucket list. Regarded as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, this massive and mystical rock formation presents a compelling history and purpose. Though many details surrounding the henge still remain a mystery, take the opportunity to explore the totems and learn what is known of their history on your next London trip.

    The heritage of Cambridge

    While Cambridge is commonly associated with the University of Cambridge, this city in the countryside offers far more than educated pupils and philosophy classes. In fact, upon visiting this city located on the river Cam, you’ll find the heritage of Cambridge masterfully combines modern art, fashion, and gastronomy. Cambridge manages to bridge the gap between ancient times and modern day while presenting a charming attraction just outside of London.

    More than lakes

    Great Britain’s Lake District surprisingly offers more than lakes. as it is also home to five of the tallest mountains in England, multiple nature reserves, and countless quaint and cozy towns filled with literary charm. Grasmere, for example, presents Dove Cottage, the former home of Williams Wordsmith, and the famous Sarah Nelson’s gingerbread. Meanwhile Ambleside features the home where author Beatrix Potter gathered inspiration for her beloved stories, such as “The Tale of Peter Rabbit.”

    Samuel Johnson once said that to be tired of London is to be tired of life. We think that the concept holds true for hotels in London; after all, in this marvelous capital of England, the best places to stay are microcosms of the city itself. Chic guest houses populate the most stylish neighborhoods, glamorous resorts channel the regional elegance, and family-friendly inns offer a peek at the country’s famous hospitality. When you book rooms at a London hotel, you’re not merely ticking an item off of your traveling to-do list; you’re creating a basis for the most unforgettable London vacations .

    Of course, every traveler is different. While you may want to make reservations at the most luxurious hotel London has to offer, your best friend might prefer to score a few deals and discount rates on a quieter, more unassuming spot. That’s no problem; thanks to the city’s wealth of options — and seriously incredible on-site amenities — you’ll always find something that feels tailored to your personal style. Try one of the highly rated resorts in London for an array of just-for-you perks, or head to a boutique inn for a more hushed sort of charm. Planning to divide your time between relaxing in the room and hitting all the sights? Check out the bevy of centrally located London hotels. Not only will you have access to a carefully curated selection of perks, but you’ll also be in the top location for exploring the seemingly endless list of things to do in London .

    Plus, the inexpensive hotels London offers give you a little more wiggle room in your traveling budget, so you can pile on extras like rental cars and flights to London without paying extra-high prices. You can even hit the high seas with a few cruises from London after you check out of your resort. Talk about a dream vacation.





    23/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    London Travel Tips #annual #travel #insurance #comparison

    #london travel
    #

    London Travel Tips

    ibloch/Flickr

    Keep in Mind.

    • You’ll need to time your tea If you want to do high tea in London at the Ritz, the Dorchester, or other posh spots, you need to book your place months in advance.
    • You’ll most likely see rain A rain jacket, rain boots (or Wellies as they’re called in the UK), and an umbrella are useful accessories.
    • You’ll most likely encounter tipsiness Pub culture thrives in London, so expect to see some inebriety after about 9 p.m.

    The English writer Samuel Johnson famously said, “You find no man, at all intellectual, who is willing to leave London. No, Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” More than two centuries have passed since Johnson’s era, but his words still ring true. Life in London is invigorating, and travelers find that one visit isn’t enough to experience everything this two-millennia-old city has to offer.

    Here, the antiquated clasps hands with the contemporary. You’ll find the historic Tower of London and the avant-garde Tate Modern both considered must-sees. Shakespeare’s sonnets are still being uttered by actors who don modern garb. Londoners most certainly still revere the royals, but they also rock out to Coldplay and Lily Allen. And while they still sip tea, they now drink Starbucks, too. A current leader in everything from politics and banking to fashion and music, London’s culture compass is always attuned to what’s next.

    How To Save Money in London

    • Find the free attractions Many of London’s top things to do. including the National Gallery. Hyde Park and the Portobello Road Market, are absolutely free to enjoy.
    • Ride the Tube Taking taxis will add up quickly, so buy a pay-as-you-go Oyster Card and hop on London’s Underground system, nicknamed the “Tube.”
    • Dine smart Corridors like Brick Lane offer fantastic ethnic food for bargain prices; fish-and-chip shops are a cheap standby (not to mention, a cultural must), and takeaway food costs less than dine-in.

    London Culture Customs

    The British aren’t being rude when they ask to bum a fag in the queue for the loo, but they might be if they ask to snog. To avoid misunderstandings, here is some British slang to add to your repertoire: To snog is to kiss; a fag is a cigarette; the loo is the restroom; bollocks means “that’s wrong,” queuing means to form a line, and quid is slang for pounds, or money. However, for the most part, Americans find the city accessible because of London’s official English language.

    Although the language is the same, the exchange rate most definitely isn’t. London’s official currency is the British pound (sterling). Since the pound to U.S. dollar exchange rate fluctuates, be sure to check what the current exchange rate is before you go. Major credit cards are accepted at most restaurants and shops.

    London is one of the fashion capitals of the world, and its residents tend to reflect that, donning if not trendy, classy attire, even for a trip to the local grocery store. If you don’t want to stick out as American tourists, leave the fanny packs and visors at home. Practically, pack an umbrella for the rainy days and a scarf or some layers for the chilly ones.

    As for tipping, restaurants and cafes will usually add a 10 to 15 percent service charge to the bill. If a service charge is not allotted, it’s customary to tip the same (between 10 and 15 percent). If you’re drinking at a pub or wine bar, tipping is discretionary. And in a taxicab, tip the driver to the nearest pound or about 10 percent of the cost.

    London Dining

    London used to be highly criticized for its heavy and uninspired menu items. Fish and chips (fried cod and French fries). Bangers and mash (sausages and mashed potatoes). Mince meat pies. You get the picture. Now, London is hailed as one of the more gourmet cities in the world. And with its melting pot of cultures, it’s not difficult to see why. London offers everything from Modern British to Malaysian.

    Reviewers recommend checking out Chinatown for dozens of Chinese restaurants. For Indian food, we suggest visiting the curry houses on Brick Lane. If you want a real high-tea experience, book reservations at the Ritz, at Fortnum Mason, or at the Dorchester but be sure to dress the part. Chef Gordon Ramsay is a celebrity in London, and a handful of his restaurants Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, Gordon Ramsay at Claridge’s, and Murano, are well loved by foodies and critics alike. Each offers a fine-dining experience and serves up Modern British meals. Pub culture is still alive and well, so if you’ve a hankering for fried fish and salty chips (or French fries), you’ll still find them here. And for a quick bite, exchange a few pounds for a kebab, a quick sandwich or some to-go sushi, which can be found in eateries throughout the city.





    23/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , ,

    Leave a Comment

    London, Paris – Rome With Go Ahead Tours – Go Ahead

    #europe travel deals
    #

    Specialty Tours

    Experience the world with all your senses, on tours that include market visits, wine tastings and cooking classes.

    Journey through sacred landmarks and iconic sites, learning about the history of the world while connecting with faith.

    Get up close to the stunning wildlife of the world while discovering untouched natural beauty at every turn.

    Take in the view from the deck of a ship, whether you’re cruising down the Yangtzee or around the Galápagos.

    Get to know a single city on tour and enjoy plenty of free time to add optional excursions or explore on your own.

    Set off across the endless plains of Africa, in search of the elusive Big Five: lions, elephants, rhinos, leopards and buffalo.

    Celebrate local culture by visiting a destination at its most vibrant, during a special event or festive season.

    Explore your destination on foot, winding through hidden alleyways and traversing over paths worn from centuries of use.

    Enjoy the attention of your own dedicated Tour Director, pick your own date and even add a special excursion or inclusion.





    23/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    London Travelcard – Get a London Oyster Travelcard #cheap #flights #with

    #travel london
    #

    Unlimited travel in central London

    Get The London Pass + Oyster Travelcard for the cheapest way to travel around the city. The Oyster Travelcard covers journeys on London s public transport network including underground, buses, overground trains and the DLR – any time of day, any day of the week!

    The Oyster Travelcard covers all your transport needs whilst sightseeing in London

    An Oyster Travelcard gives you unlimited access within central London to the world famous Underground network as well as bus services, overground trains and the DLR. It s your electronic transport ticket to navigate around the city easily and efficiently – it’s the cheapest way to get around London.

    What is an Oyster Travelcard and what do I get?

    • Unlimited Travel across Central London – you can travel at any time of the day, any day of the week
    • Cheapest and most flexible way to travel around London
    • Access to all London Transport Networks including London Underground trains (Tube), Buses, Docklands Light Rail and Overground Trains
    • No hassle of standing in queues to buy daily tickets, the Oyster Travelcard is your all-inclusive electronic ticket
    • Make savings as journeys are capped at a maximum each day so travel after your third journey is free

    How does the Oyster Card work?

    Each electronic Oyster Travelcard comes pre-loaded with a credit/value to match your London Pass duration. If you buy a London Pass + Travel package, you’ll get an Oyster Travelcard assigned with enough credit to cover 2 days of travel with a 2 Day London Pass, 3 days of travel with a 3 day London Pass, 6 days of travel with a 6 day London Pass and so on.

    All you need to do is tap in and out of the ticket barriers to validate your journeys. Thanks to Transport for London’s daily credit cap, you will only spend up to a certain amount each day on travel – so you can make as many journeys as you want within 24 hours for a set charge.

    Did you know. a single journey on the London Underground in central London costs just 2.90 credit and by bus it’s even cheaper at just 1.50!

    How much does a single journey cost?

    A single journey on the London Underground in central London (between zones 1 – 2) costs just 2.90 credit. The maximum credit spend limit is just 6.40 which means if you’re sightseeing across the city and making multiple journeys that day, any travel after your third journey won’t cost you any credit!

    This spend limit also works across all other zones, so if your hotel is further out of the city centre, you still won t be charged from your third journey onwards; helping your credit stretch even further for the duration of your sightseeing adventure.

    If you prefer to travel by bus, journeys with an Oyster Travelcard cost just 1.50 credit. Learn more about how you can save on a daily basis with your Oyster Travelcard.

    Travel around London the easy way with a handy tube map – download for free and start exploring:





    22/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Special LATAM bloggers event – launch party! (register through Eventbrite) –

    #london travel
    #

    Special LATAM bloggers event – launch party! (register through Eventbrite)

    • 5 days ago 7:00 PM

    Traverse Events are putting on a very special event with LAN and TAM

    companies part of LATAM Airlines Group. to introduce you to an incredible new campaign which they’re running over the next two months.

    On 26 November (this Thursday) we’re holding a very special launch event with LATAM where all will be revealed to a select group bloggers. The event will take place from 7pm at the fantastic Floripa bar in Old Street, London. Members of LATAM will also be on hand to talk to bloggers about the fantastic paid opportunities they have for content creation on the new site. Along with all this there will also be some delicious Latin American cocktails, beers, wine and food as well as some great competitions including giving away a brand new GoPro on the night.

    We don’t need to tell you that this will be a fantastic night, but we will! As we mentioned, places are very limited, so please add yourself you the waiting list here and we’ll release tickets to selected bloggers today.

    We’ll have more information about everything from LATAM next week as well as after the event. As always, feel free to get in contact with the Traverse team should you have any questions.





    15/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Travel plans – Transport for London #vacation #deals

    #travel plans
    #

    Travel plans

    A travel plan is a long term management strategy which encourages sustainable travel for new and existing developments. It sets out transport impacts, establishes targets and identifies a package of measures to encourage sustainable travel.

    Guidance

    In November 2013, TfL released new guidance on the requirements for travel plans for new developments in London. This guidance includes an explanation of the process, when a travel plan is required, what it should contain, and how to monitor, secure and enforce travel plans. It supersedes the previous TfL guidance, Travel Planning for New Development in London: Incorporating Deliveries and Servicing (January 2012).

    The guidance is split into five sections:

    Tools

    iTRACE

    iTRACE is an online tool that supports the development and monitoring of travel plans in London. It comprises two key elements:

    • A range of tools which organisations may use to develop their travel plan
    • A travel plan project management application for use by local councils’ travel plan officers

    TRICS

    TRICS is the national standard system of trip generation and analysis in the UK and Ireland and is recommended by TfL having replaced TRAVL in early 2014. The database holds multi-modal survey data and allows users to predict the number of trips that will be generated by a particular development proposal. Pre-2014 TRAVL data for London can also be accessed through TRICS.

    ATTrBuTE

    ATTrBuTE is our assessment tool for building, testing, reviewing and evaluating travel plans. The package can be used by travel plan authors and assessors to determine the quality of travel plans.

    Case studies

    These case studies describe the development of travel plans for actual developments: the issues that needed to be resolved and the outcomes that have been achieved. They cover a wide range of different types and sizes of development and illustrate how good practice can be translated into action.





    12/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Travel Inn, London #limerick #travel

    #travel inn
    #

    Travel Inn

    “Room was on the small side but as it was cheap thats to be expected it was however vey clean and tidy. The bed really comfortable, and tea a. “

    D Laws

    About the hotel

    TRAVELINN NEW EXTENSION OPENING OFFER! BRAND NEW ROOMS AT AFFORDABLE PRICE. The Travel Inn is your convenient stopover budget hotel in East London. The hotel is perfectly located for shopping trips to Westfield Shopping Centre in Stratford which is a short 5 minute taxi ride away.

    The gothic styled hotel, built in 1906, was originally a large gentry home and boasts ornate cornicing and high featured ceilings and is located on the main arterial route to Stratford shopping centre and then on to central London. Buses stop outside the hotel every five minutes destined to central London’s world famous Oxford Street and Piccadilly Circus. The hotel also offers off road parking, secure safe, and Wi-Fi access. Tea and Coffee making facilities are complimentary in the rooms. The Travel Inn offers comfortable accommodation in 37 fully centrally heated rooms. Single, Double, Twin and Triple rooms are available all of which include en-suite shower and toilet.

    Can’t find the facilities you’re looking for?





    12/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , ,

    Leave a Comment

    British Car Hire. EasyJet offer cheap winter flights from London to

    #cheap flights with car rental
    #

    Latest Car Hire News

    EasyJet offer cheap winter flights from London to sunny Alicante

    EasyJet offers cheap sunny winter flights from London to Alicante

    If you would like to escape the UK in winter to take a break in the warm winter sun of the Costa Blanca than decide now and book your flight for under 65ВЈ (. ) for a roundtrip p.p. (min. 2 pers) in January.

    EasyJet offers daily flights from:

    Look on the website of BritishCarhire for offers at the airport and big variety of rental cars. We offer rental cars (Economy Car Group) in January 2015, at the airport of Alicante from 2,75£ per day. Tip: get the best insurance deal possible at AXA to avoid ALL Excess Charges from €6 a day! Only online!!

    Recommendation: visit nice towns like Denia or Javea .

    So: plans to go? Book flights and your rental car NOW.

    I am Richard van Daal the author of this news article.

    Follow us on Google+





    10/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Cheap Flights to London from C$576. #plane #ticket

    #best prices for flights
    #

    London overview

    When to fly to London

    Peak Season:

    Summer is the most popular time to visit. The weather is generally good (apart from the odd rain shower) and the parks and gardens are in full bloom. Events, Wimbledon for example, and cultural festivals generally take place during this time too. Spring and fall are also good times to seek cheap flights to London, the days are still long and temperatures mild.

    Off Season:

    Winter bites in January and February. The weather is grey and cold. Despite this, it can still be a good time to search for London flights. Museums and galleries are less crowded and London can be very atmospheric in wintertime.

    Millions of tourists take cheap flights to London each year. It’s a world city, a leading light where new fashion trends emerge, bands try out, and money men in the “City” wheel and deal. It’s also where street traders wheel and deal. London is renowned for its markets – from Columbia Road Flower Market to fashionable Portobello, foodie heaven Borough Market to funky Camden and, perhaps most famous of all, Covent Garden.

    Its startlingly modern architecture stands beside medieval churches. Broad thoroughfares give way to dark alleys. The Thames sweeps through London, having carried kings and queens and exotic cargo from far-off lands in the past and, today, visitors seeing the sights on tourist boats.

    The palaces of London – Buckingham, Kensington, Hampton Court and Kew – all in beautiful parkland settings, stand majestic, a far cry from the tower blocks of trendy Hoxton or reemerging (for the 2012 Olympics) East London.

    The museums (mostly all with free admission), galleries stuffed with the best traditional and modern art, world-famous landmarks such as the London Eye, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament, and the vibrant street life all promise an unforgettable vacation.

    Less.

    London climate

    While London gets its fair share of grey skies, it rains less in the South East than it does in the rest of Great Britain. Spring weather (March to May) can be unpredictable with sun, rain and cloud. Average temperatures hover between 11 and 15 degrees (51-59 degrees Fahrenheit). Summers (June to August) are warm with average temperatures of about 20 degrees (68F) that can sometimes soar to 37 degrees (98F). Fall (September to November) weather is like spring weather, unpredictable. Winters (December to February) are generally mild if damp. Snow and freezing temperatures are rare in London.

    Getting around London

    Don’t worry about getting around town after your cheap flight to London. There are tons of options, the best being the Tube. London’s underground system is the fastest and easiest way to get around. Like subways in many large cities, the underground is packed during rush hour, so avoid it.

    London’s iconic double-decker red buses are slower, but they can be found everywhere and won’t be as crowded. Look into getting an Oyster card or Travelcard for travelling on London’s public transportation systems – it will save you money. You can find them at tube stops or newsagents.

    Black cabs are everywhere and very comfortable, but very expensive. Minicabs are a cheaper taxi option, but you have to order them ahead of time. Watch out for illegal minicabs that troll the theatres and nightspots. They might seem like the only late-night option, but single women or those unfamiliar with the area should and find a different way to stay safe.

    London is a big city, but many of the tourist attractions are within walking distance or along the river Thames. Take advantage of a sunny day by walking or taking a riverboat. Driving is not recommended, as parking is near impossible to find and a Congestion Charge will cost you extra when driving into the city’s centre Monday to Friday between 7am and 6pm. Rent a car only if you’d like to head out into the country. You will need to be over 25 and have a license and a credit card.

    For more information you can visit www.tfl.gov.uk .

    London insider information

    • London is, at its heart, a patchwork of different villages. each with their own feel. East London’s frankly gritty Hackney or Stratford are worlds away from leafy, literary Highgate in North London or gentrified Notting Hill in the West.
    • Public transport is expensive. To get around more cheaply invest in an Oyster Card after landing on cheap flights to London. The chargeable card costs £3 (the deposit is refundable) and is the best way of saving money on tube journeys. A single Zone 1 (Central London) journey on the Tube will cost £4, but £1.50 if you buy an Oyster card. Bus journeys cost £2 without an Oyster card, but 90p with a card.
    • The best things about London are free. These include the extensive Royal Parks such as Hyde Park, Green Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park, Richmond and St James’s Park.
    • Major museums and art galleries are free too. These include the world-renowned British Museum, Natural History and Science Museums, Victoria and Albert Museum, Imperial War Museum and National Maritime Museum. There are also smaller, quirkier museums such as The Geffrye Museum, restored 18th-century almshouses with a number of period rooms from 1600 to the present day.
    • You can eat your way around the world in London such is the number and variety of restaurants. For a proper curry head to Brick Lane in East London. For fish and chips, the traditional meal, head to Fryer’s Delight in Holborn or Rock And Sole Plaice in Covent Garden.




    09/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Cheap Trains to London – Traveller Information. #cheap #airline #fare

    #cheap travel tickets
    #

    Cheap Trains to London

    Find out how to save on the price of train travel to London; whether booking in advance, buying return tickets or travelling during off-peak times.

    Travel to London by train and save money with cheap rail tickets. Book train tickets well in advance of your departure date to get the best deals. Travelling during off-peak times also enables you to find cheap train fares to London. Two single tickets may even work out cheaper than one return ticket. Use these helpful websites to plan your route to London:

    • thetrainline.com – save an average of 43% when you buy your tickets in advance with thetrainline.com
    • National Rail Enquiries – this website allows you to check fares and train times to London
    • Megatrain – budget travel offers to London on some South West Trains services

    There are many mainline train services connecting major London train stations to other destinations in the UK.

    If you’re staying in London and travelling by train, take advantage of some great train travel and hotel stay packages .





    09/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Travelodge – 12 Photos – Hotels – East India Dock –

    #travel odge
    #

    Recommended Reviews

    Okay, it s a Travelodge and I ve given it 5 stars. I ve also given the Grange City Hotel 5 stars but all things are relative.

    You know what to expect with a Travelodge, they all look the same and as long as you have no expectations of luxury and decadence, you ll be fine. The rooms are clean and basic and that s all you need.

    This particular Travelodge is great because it s a stone s throw from Canary Wharf, the City and City Airport. It s a great place to stay if you ve got an early morning flight or if, like me, you live outside of London and need a place to sleep if you re pulling a late night.

    The 5 stars is awarded because it is clean, basic accommodation and, best of all, I ve never paid more than £40 per night to stay here.

    Grange City is all well and good when it s being expensed but Travelodge is ideal when it s coming straight out of your own pocket.





    07/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Flights to London #deals #on #travel

    #find cheap flights
    #

    Cheap flights to London

    When a man is tired of London he is tired of life, Samuel Johnson famously observed, and the city offers a wealth of things to see and do. It is home to iconic historic attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Tower of London and the Houses of Parliament. It also has world-class fine art and artefact collections at institutions like the British Museum, many of them free.

    These days London offers an eclectic mix of international cuisine, award-winning restaurants and traditional pubs such as Ye Old Cheshire Cheese which dates back to 1667. It also offers some of the best theatre around, a thriving and varied music and nightclub scene, and first-rate shopping.

    Attractions

    Buckingham Palace has been at the heart of the national life and millions of visitors flock every year to its gates to watch the ceremony of the Changing of the Guards. Similarly popular, Westminster Abbey is the place to visit to see where most of England’s kings and queens were crowned and buried, and the Tower of London, once a royal palace and later a prison, and a place of torture and execution.

    Madame Tussauds Waxworks also continues to exert a massive attraction for visitors with its combination of a Chamber of Horrors and life-sized figures of the great and good.

    Step back in time at Churchill’s War Rooms underneath Whitehall. Take the family to visit the London Zoo or Sea Life London Aquarium. Explore the tombs and monuments at St Paul’s Cathedral.

    Arts and Culture

    Whether you’re an art connoisseur or a casual observer, you won’t want to miss a visit to one of London’s many galleries and museums. See the British Museum with the Elgin Marbles, the National Gallery, Tate Britain and Tate Modern, one of London’s most popular attractions. All are free. Less well-known is the Cortauld Gallery which has gems by Degas, Gauguin and Monet.

    London’s theatreland is famed for the quality and diversity of its productions from blockbuster musicals to comedies and theatre classics. The South Bank, with its National Theatre, Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery, is a popular destination. And further along, for less than a tenner, you can stand with the groundlings and see Shakespeare as it may have been acted at the Globe Theatre.

    Eating and Drinking

    London offers eating and drinking to suit every taste and pocket. There’s no shortage of upmarket eateries for those with the money. However, there is also a wide range of cheaper options such as Gaby’s Deli on Charing Cross Road, patronised by a host of actors. Just up the road you can enjoy the best coffee in London at Caffe Vergnano 1882. For those in search of fine oriental cuisine your destination is Chinatown, while pub lovers are directed to the historic Lamb and Flag in Soho.

    Nightlife

    See a show in the West End. Hear some jazz at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s club. Go to a concert or recital on the South Bank. Or head for the dancefloor at Heaven or Ministry of Sound.





    06/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , ,

    Leave a Comment

    From Europe to Canada: the holiday homes destinations with cheap airfares

    #airfares cheap
    #

    From Europe to Canada: the holiday homes destinations with cheap airfares from London

    From Europe to Canada: the holiday homes destinations with cheap airfares from London

    1/8 Vibrant Valencia

    BA starts flights this month from Gatwick to Valencia, Spain’s third-largest city. Costing from £43 one way, the service will run three times a week in winter and six times a week in summer. The mild Mediterranean climate, vibrant culture mixed with international sporting events and an enthusiastic love of fiestas are all part of Valencia’s charm. Image: Alamy

    2/8 Vibrant Valencia

    Property prices remain 40 per cent below their pre-recession peaks, and modern seafront penthouses and historic country villas are on offer. This three-bedroom beachside penthouse with two terraces is £323,500 through Lucas Fox .

    3/8 See more of Italy

    Brace yourself for that irritating Ryanair fanfare because the budget airline has announced two new routes from Stansted. From December, it will fly to Milan, Italy’s financial and fashion capital. From spring, it will fly three times a week to Verona, the gateway to Lake Garda. Prices from £18 one way.

    4/8 See more of Italy

    In Milan, 105 sleek one- to four-bedroom apartments at Poma Seiuno. east of the centre, are nearing completion. The modern homes, many with roof gardens or balconies, will have an in-house gym and — unusually for Milan — a concierge and a rental management team. Prices start from £359,500.

    5/8 Speed to the slopes

    Winter sports fans have even more options to reach the slopes this winter. EasyJet is flying from Luton to Innsbruck in Austria, ideal for the Arlberg ski region and its super-smart resorts of Lech and St Anton.

    6/8 Speed to the slopes

    Pure International is selling Arlberg Apartments in St Anton priced from £215,000 for one to five bedrooms, with guaranteed rental returns of up to 5.19 per cent.

    7/8 Canada for £163

    Fancy a budget-balanced trip to the great outdoors? Low-cost carrier WestJet has announced new routes from Gatwick to six Canadian cities from May. WestJet will fly daily to Toronto and to St John’s, Newfoundland, with up to six flights a week to Calgary, gateway to the Rockies, Vancouver, Edmonton and Winnipeg. Single fares start from £163. Image: Alamy

    8/8 Canada for £163

    The British pound buys more in Canada, as falling oil prices contribute to the Canadian dollar recently recording its heaviest two-year fall on record. Chestertons International is selling off-plan one- to three-bedroom apartments in two landmark modern buildings with rooftop pools and gyms in central Toronto, priced from £149,000.





    06/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Southall Travel, London (South Road) #how #to #find #the #cheapest #airline

    #southhall travels
    #

    Southall Travel

    19 South Road, Southall, UB1 1SU.

    Southall Travel Ltd is a firm of travel agents providing holidaymakers with a choice of flights, hotels and holiday opportunities. Southall Travel is based in South Road, London – see map for location of South Road.

    Type of Business

    Reviews of Southall Travel (7 in total)

    Now displaying reviews 1 – 7

    Recently booked a holiday to Dubai with Southall Travel. They offered me price of 1245 per pe. More

    We contacted them after checking their advert on the internet and wonder why we havent been using th. More

    We booked with them for our son who was travelling alone for the first time. we are very happy with. More

    We have been booking with them for last few ocassions and never had any issue with either prices, se. More

    Southall travel could be the best travel agent on my vievw.The staff are very helpful to our last mi. More

    I dealt with them many a times. They have great offers with all the airlines. The most competitive p. More





    04/07/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    London – Gordon Ramsay Restaurant – Travel Guide #travel #las #vegas

    #ramsay travel
    #

    London Gordon Ramsay Restaurant Travel Guide

    Restaurateur Gordon Ramsay is one of London’s most honored chefs. (Photo: Thinkstock Images/Stockbyte/Getty Images )

    Related Articles

    Chef Gordon Ramsay’s empire has had one success after another with a dozen restaurants in London alone. Ramsay was noticed as head chef at Aubergine off the King’s Road in Chelsea, acquiring two Michelin stars by 1997. The first restaurant bearing the Gordon Ramsay name opened nearby in 1998 along the River Thames in Chelsea at the site of a local favorite, formerly La Tante Claire, where Ramsey had worked previously. By 2001, he was making history on the culinary map as the first Scottish chef to win three Michelin stars, and five years later, he was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II. A dozen openings, including the Savoy Hotel, and some closings, notably Claridge’s in June 2013, have been the story of the TV cooking celebrity’s stamp on London.

    Stars in the Royal Borough

    The Gordon Ramsay group’s flagship restaurant is in the heart of fashionable Chelsea in the Royal Borough, where the average price of a home tops $3 million and Harrod’s is the neighborhood food market. Of Michelin’s four current three-starred restaurants in the United Kingdom, two are in London, and one is Restaurant Gordon Ramsay. Chef Patron Clare Smyth MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire), a star chef in her own right, heads up a kitchen team of 15 men at 68-69 Royal Hospital Road. Serving contemporary French cuisine, the 45-seat space was redesigned in 2013, and typically a reservation needs to be made about three months in advance.

    Where More Stars Are

    Four additional London restaurants within the Gordon Ramsay Group hold one-star Michelin ratings. The Savoy Grill is a venerable dining spot that has attracted celebrities since 1889. Tables overlook the River Thames in this restaurant inside one of the city’s most famous hotels in the heart of the theater district. Gordon Ramsay is the brand behind the restaurant, which was re-launched in 2010 after a three-year renovation. At Petrus on Belgravia’s posh Kinnerton Street in Knightsbridge, modern French is named after Ramsey’s favorite French wine, which is available beginning at thousands, not hundreds, of dollars per bottle. Ramsay’s Maze Restaurant and Maze Grill, which face the American Embassy in Mayfair’s fancy Grosvenor Square, are also starred. Both bill themselves as casual and are inside the London Marriott. One features modern French with Asian influences, and the other is a steakhouse grill.

    Some Spots South of the River

    Union Street Cafe opened in September 2013 south of the River Thames near Waterloo Station, not far from Tate Modern and Borough Market. Rumors buzzed that Ramsay pal David Beckham was to be co-investor in the cool urban warehouse space that served up Italian Mediterranean dishes and jazz on Thursday nights. More than 10,000 pre-opening reservations were taken, according to company news releases. However, according to media reports, the friendship stuck but the partnership did not. The restaurant critic reviews were mixed. The Narrow, a gastropub that opened in 2006, carries an appropriate name for its location on a skinny street over a canal bridge at Limehouse Basin between Wapping and the Docklands. The Narrow is handy for Canary Wharf skyscraper folks who work and play at all hours in this part of town and has a terrace for the occasional bright and sunny days in London.

    Bringing It On in Battersea





    24/06/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    London Vacations & Travel #travel #ratings

    #hotel and airfare packages
    #

    Insider tips for London travel

    The Courtauld Gallery at the Somerset House offers impressive art displays and is well known for its collection of paintings from the Impressionist and Post-Impressionist collection.

    London’s Fabric, Heaven and Ministry of Sound superclubs take the nightlife experience to a new level, for a more confidential affair, visit DJ bars like 93 Feet East at Brick Lane.

    Visit Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry Lang’s joint cuisine venture at Barbecoa, located adjacent to St Paul’s Cathedral and offers the best selections of meat in the area.

    The Ceremony of the Keys is a fascinating England tradition spanning 700 years. The ritual, which involves ancient greetings and alluring getups, is a nightly custom of bolting the Tower of London.

    London highlights

    From Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London to Tower Bridge and Big Ben, the list of must-see icons on your London vacation is endless. To see them all, invest in the London Pass: you’ll gain admission to over 50 major attractions, plus line-skipping privileges at various attractions. Squeeze in time to shop on Oxford or Regent Streets, hang out at Piccadilly Circus or see a show around Leicester Square.





    24/06/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: ,

    Leave a Comment

    How to Find Cheap Flights to London #book #airline #tickets

    #find a cheap flight
    #

    Things You’ll Need

    Book online, and be specific. While numerous online travel sites, such as Expedia, Hotwire and Travelocity, feature deals on flights to a number of locales (including London), CheapFlights.com features a section devoted exclusively to booking cheap/discounted flights to London. The site offers a list of airports from which people can fly, as well as numerous times, dates, flight types and prices. A function also exists by which travelers can book hotel and car, in addition to booking their flight.

    Hire a travel agent. This can be done in person, through local outlets like a newspaper or the Yellow Pages, as well as through online sites like Tripology. The latter site provides users with travel agents who offer a customizable trip itinerary, including flight packages to locales like London. For those with limited travel booking experience, particularly to an international location like London, travel agents offer a potentially best-case scenario in terms of securing a cheap/discounted flight to the United Kingdom.

    Book through British Airways. Booking directly through the most popular airline in the United Kingdom is of great benefit to travelers, as the airline features plenty of flights to London. By booking well in advance–when airlines are looking to sell as many tickets as possible in the hopes of selling out a flight, or at the last minute–when airlines are desperate to sell those last few remaining seats, gives discount ticket seekers the opportunity to score a great deal.





    24/06/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Gifto’s Lahore Karahi – 10 Photos – Pakistani Restaurants – Southall

    #gifto travel
    #

    Recommended Reviews

    1 check-in

    Came here with a group of ten for a family dinner. Started off with apps of meat. Food came pretty out fast and was tasty. order the mango lassi- it s the best I tasted.

    1 check-in

    OMG I ate so much I thought I was gonna throw up at the table.

    I was visiting the UK for work and my boss took me here for dinner on a week night.  The area is a little sketchy and parking is horrendous but the food definitely made up for it.

    We tried a little bit of everything and they all tasted fantastic.  My favorite was the paneer and the okra.

    I can t speak for the price/value, since I m not familiar with cost in the UK, but the food tasted great and I m still thinking about it.





    14/06/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 travel deals and cheap

    #cheap flight and hotel deals
    #

    Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2015 travel deals and cheap flights: Discounts on ski holidays, Mediterranean cruises London hotels and Los Angeles flights

    How about flights to Los Angeles for £199? (Source: Getty)

    The shopping deals we ve all been waiting for are upon us. Yes, Black Friday is here at last, and the travel industry is getting in on the action.

    After all, whether you re planning to brave the crowds of the high street, or the crashing websites of online retailers buckling under the strain, when it s all over, you may find yourself in need of a bit of a break

    So why not make the most of the Black Friday spirit and treat yourself to a bargain holiday? Whether it s a ski holiday or a city break you re looking for, we ve rounded up some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals out there.

    Need a sunny getaway? Air New Zealand is offering 199 return flights from London s Heathrow airport to Los Angeles for those hoping to replace the grey UK winter with some California sun. 100 flights on selected dates in February go live on Cyber Monday .

    If you want to stay closer to home this Christmas, the Courthouse Hotel in London is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with an unbeatable deal. Stay a night in the five-star hotel for just 10 – if you book on Black Friday .

    Luxury hotelier Trump Hotel is offering a 30 per cent discount on suites in hotels from Rio to New York City or Bali, if you make your reservation before 1 December.

    British Airways is slashing their prices by up to 25 per cent. meaning you can head to Rome for 30 each way, or jet off to New York for 362 return if you book by Monday.

    Fancy a half-price ski holiday? Contiki Tours is cutting the price of their ski deals by up to 50 per cent, meaning you can get eight days in Austria for 219.50 per person .

    Marriott is slashing their prices by up to 30 per cent at participating properties with their Extreme Cyber Sale – book a stay between 11 December and 10 January this weekend.

    If you re more the cruise type, P O Cruises are also offering 30 per cent off selected holidays next spring, putting the price of a 14 night Med cruise at just 549 per person.

    And if you re wondering how Black Friday began, watch our short film on the history of the sales bonanza:





    31/05/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment

    The cheapest way from London to Paris #travel #to #italy

    #travel to paris
    #

    Which is the cheapest way to get from London to Paris – car, Eurostar, coach or plane?

    Comments

    There are many different ways to get to Paris. Today, we did a spot check comparison on as many of them as possible, including rail fares, plane tickets, car – including options by ferry or by Eurotunnel – and by coach.

    We should sound a note of caution in that some tickets are for travelling on a Friday (see methodology below), often the most expensive day to travel, which will distort the results somewhat. But they give a sound indication of how budget-conscious travellers should plan their journey to the French capital, whether travelling in the short-term or several months down the line.

    Methodology

    Prices checked are for a single adult, with no discount cards

    Prices were checked on the morning of Friday September 4, for full adult fare, both single and return journey (four days after outbound trip). Airfares are hand-luggage only.

    We have not included the cost of airport transfers for Easyjet and Ryanair. But a return train ticket from Charles de Gaulle to Gare du Nord will cost about 20, and from central London to London Gatwick is at least £10, and likely to cost more, unless booked in advance.

    What we have learned (or confirmed)

    On the launch of its international routes three years ago, Megabus (megabus.com ) carved a reputation for value with its headline £1 fares. However, when we carried out this same research last year, we found that the cheapest coach to Paris was run by iDBUS (now rebranded as OUIBUS; ouibus.com ). But wait, there’s more: for 2015, Megabus has reclaimed its throne, again providing the cheapest route on wheels to the French capital.

    Both budget coach companies trump the National Express arm, Eurolines (eurolines.co.uk )

    It’s also worth noting that travel company’s websites have become pretty good at pointing you in the direction of the cheapest fare, so it’s no longer necessary to be suspicious they’re hiding the best value.

    For Eurostar (eurostar.com ), Friday is an expensive time to travel: the cheapest fare available was often £30 more expensive than the same for the previous or following day (a Thursday or Saturday). This is particularly true when booking in advance.

    The same goes for Eurotunnel (eurotunnel.com ), only to a lesser extent, with only a couple of pounds variation between the cheapest ticket available for next Thursday (£76) and Friday (£78). As per usual, the most anti-social travel times wins you the best deals.

    P O Ferries (poferries.com ) is marginally more expensive than Eurotunnel in our study.

    The cliffs of Normandy await ferry passengers Photo: Fotolia/AP

    Eurostar booked well in advance is still very competitive – only £33.50 more than the cheapest return by coach. Plus, the coach services we surveyed had an erratic approach to advance bookings, with no clear timeline available, where Eurostar allows bookings 180 days in advance.

    Obtaining one of the limited number of cheap seats on the Eurostar plays a large part in determining the size of your final bill (fail to book a discount seat on Eurostar and the prices rise steeply).

    However, it costs similar to easyJet and becomes a much better deal once you take into account transfers to the airport.

    For drivers, Viamichelin is a terrific website. As well as the route, it calculates your likely fuel costs, and tells you how much to expect to pay for tolls. Impressive.

    Travel times vary for coaches surprisingly widely (up to two hours), and consider just how much you fancy eight hours in a coach before being lured by the prices.

    Group travel can be an advantage. OUIBUS, for example, offers discounts for groups of more than 10. And as for travelling by car, if several (paying) people are in the same vehicle, it is almost without question the best deal of all no matter when you travel (without taking into account any additional fees for travel insurance/ roadside assistance).

    Note too that the Man in Seat Sixty-One has an interesting option if you wish to travel by train, ferry, then train again. Surprisingly it s not the shorter route via Calais that is cheapest, but a longer way, via Newhaven to Dieppe. Read full details of his suggested train-ferry-train combination here

    Spot research comparison table in full





    25/05/2017

    Posted In: NEWS

    Tags: , , , , , ,

    Leave a Comment