With the UK Premiere of the latest addition to the James Bond franchise, Skyfall, hitting London on October 26th, the world’s favorite spy is once again back in the spotlight. Marking the culmination of the Bond 50th anniversary year, the latest offering is the 23rd film in the franchise that started with Dr No back in 1962.
Category: Things To Do
October 25, 2012
While not as ubiquitous as fish ’n’ chips or afternoon tea, Britain’s love affair with Indian food is so renowned that there are over 7,000 Indian restaurants in the UK and curry has become one of the country’s most popular adopted dishes. The English love of a good curry, fueled by the capital’s high population of Indian and Bangladeshi residents, means you won’t have to wander far to get your fix of authentic Indian food in London.
October 19, 2012
London, both a historical and modern city, is best explored alongside the facts and tales of a professional guide. As a qualified London Blue Badge Tour Guide, Gavin Webb presents visitors with a list of custom tours for the small group or family, while also providing specialist tours that target the educational establishment, large group or corporate event with coaches.
October 15, 2012
With its maze of crisscrossing streets, swarming crowds and traffic-clogged squares, England’s cosmopolitan capital can be a bit overwhelming to the first-time visitor. Once you’ve plowed through the guidebook and organized your itinerary, here are a few tips to help you make the most of your first visit to the big smoke.
October 2, 2012
London has long been the destination of choice for avid shoppers and with its reputation for thrifty fashions and vibrant street markets, so it’s no surprise that the capital offers bargain hunters some of the world’s best flea markets to rummage through.
October 1, 2012
‘Remember remember the fifth of November, gunpower treason and plot.’ These are the words to a nursery rhyme that every child growing up in England knows. The rhyme tell the story of Guy Fawkes and his twelve co-plotters who decided to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 because they were sick of feeling persecuted for being Catholic.
September 27, 2012
Reportedly the most haunted capital city in the world, London’s stately Victorian buildings, cobbled backstreets and elaborate graveyards lend the city an eerie backdrop, perfect for spine-tingling ghost stories and gruesome legends.
September 25, 2012
Those unaccustomed to the British weather would be forgiven for thinking that England rains non-stop once the summer months are over, but there are few times as delightful as autumn to be in the city of London. Coastal winds soar over the country, shaking a rainbow of leaves to the ground. Watch as the hazy sun spills from the clouds to create an idyllic setting for strolling through woodlands or cycling in the park.
September 17, 2012
With so many famous landmarks, world-class museums and famous shopping streets, London is a city that you could spend weeks exploring, but if all you have is a mere 24 hours, there are still plenty of chances to sample the city’s highlights.
September 13, 2012
The flame has been extinguished and London‘s 2012 Olympics is over, but memories of the big event will live on as the custom built sporting arenas and public areas are refurbished and reopened to the public.
Olympic Park is set to reopen as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, with the first stage, North Park, opening up in July 2013, and the area becoming East London’s biggest public park, equipped with event stages, children’s playgrounds and 35km of walkways and cycle routes.The remainder of the 560-acre (230-hectare) park, including hockey and tennis facilities, The South Plaza and stadium, the aquatic center and the Orbit, will be open by Easter of 2014.