Posts Tagged ‘london’

Scenic route to Sydney

Scenic route to Sydney

Some travellers break up the long flight from London to Sydney with an overnight stop in Hong Kong or Singapore or Bangkok. It gives you chance to see a whole different destination – even if you don’t stay long enough to get over the jet lag. (more…)

London for foodies

London for foodies

This month’s specials: our pick of the coolest hangouts and buzziest restaurants opening in London.

During the Southbank Centre’s Chorus Festival Weekend (5-6 April) the sweet sound of a choir won’t be the only thing filling the air along the Thames. (more…)

Haute cuisine on the London Eye

Haute cuisine on the London Eye

As the London skyline changes shape with the addition of iconic new landmarks – the Shard, the Olympic Stadium, Anish Kapoor’s Orbit tower – its existing landmarks are upping their game. (more…)

Loft living on the Thames

Loft living on the Thames

Things are looking up in London’s Docklands, with the launch of a sleek, modern – and affordable – new hotel.

A diffusion line of W Hotels, Aloft has been a big hit in Harlem and Brooklyn – and now the finishing touches are being put to Aloft London ExCel, set to launch on 15 November. (more…)

British Airways announce the launch of flight BA2012

British Airways announce the launch of flight BA2012

British Airways have launched flight BA2012 from a disused former cafe in East London. But residents of Shoreditch shouldn’t worry too much about engine noise, the flight is, in fact, a rather swish pop-up ‘space’ that has been inspired by this year’s Olympics. (more…)

Explore London’s secret gardens

Explore London’s secret gardens

Open Garden Squares Weekend will see many of London’s private gardens open for the public to explore on the 11 and 12 June.

Rooftops transformed into green spaces and hospital wards turned into herb gardens will be among the over 200 spaces included in the event. (more…)

Paralympics give London another reason to party

Paralympics give London another reason to party

It’s no wonder London is looking back so wistfully at the Olympics. Before the event started many of the capital’s less than optimistic types were wondering if we could really pull off hosting the world’s biggest sporting event without something terribly British taking place – like a industrial strike, trains breaking down, rain for two weeks, or possibly just a great big city-wide riot. (more…)

Gallery opens up a view from the road

Gallery opens up a view from the road

Whether from the shiny leather seat of a vintage American sports car, speeding through the desert on a rock’n’roll road trip, or from the more conservative surroundings of a place on a bus or in the back of a taxi, many of the views we see as travellers are from the road. (more…)

The big red gamble

The big red gamble

Along with Big Ben and the black London taxi, there are perhaps no greater icons for the capital than the red ‘Routemaster’ bus. But infrequent visitors may have noticed that the famous hop-on hop-off bus that became synonymous with London’s transport system, has been missing for quite some time. (more…)

Art from the Bush

Art from the Bush

The landscapes, people and wildlife of the Kalahari Desert arrive in London.

A major exhibition of the art of southern Africa’s Bushman people has taken a little while to arrive in London: thousands of years, in fact. (more…)

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