Articles Tagged ‘London’

Prepare to Pay £10 to Straddle the Greenwich Meridian

Prepare to Pay £10 to Straddle the Greenwich Meridian January 31, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
Beginning in March 2010, visitors to the Royal Observatory Greenwich will pay a fee to visit the Meridian Courtyard, home of the Greenwich Meridian Line. Other facilities at the museum will remain free. Maritime Greenwich is a World Heritage Site that includes “… the Old Royal Naval College,...

4 Wild Cities to Ring in the New Year

4 Wild Cities to Ring in the New Year December 15, 2010 | General | Read More
This post was written by our friends at Simonseeks.com. It’s nearly that time again: when we arrange elaborate party plans to welcome in the New Year and attempt to have the most exciting and fun start to 2011 as possible. Unfortunately, celebrating the New Year doesn’t always turn out that way...

London’s Famous Buses Get a Facelift

London’s Famous Buses Get a Facelift November 24, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News, UK | Read More
Just in time for London’s hosting gig of the 2012 Summer Olympic games, the double-deckers have gone green with a makeover. These new versions of the double-decker buses contain a hybrid engine that is 40% more fuel efficient than the standard diesel-powered engines usually used for buses. The...

Big Ben Ban Hits Tourists, UK Residents Still Allowed In

Big Ben Ban Hits Tourists, UK Residents Still Allowed In November 22, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Big Ben, the famous London icon, is off limits to foreign tourists now. Due to rising terrorist threats and safety concerns, officials have made the big clock inaccessible to visitors. Security measures in place to deal with overseas tourists had become too costly and complex, leading to the current...

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels

Incarcer-Vacations: 11 Prisons-Turned-Hotels October 30, 2010 | Culture/History, Featured, Offbeat | Read More
Anyone with even a slight appreciation of irony would enjoy knowing that hellish prisons around the world, closed down because of overcrowding and human-rights abuse, have reopened as posh hotels and kitschy hostels. Although it does merit a good chuckle, if you think about it the conversions totally...

Travel Like a Local: Be a $5 Culture Vulture

Travel Like a Local: Be a $5 Culture Vulture October 19, 2010 | Featured, Local Insight | Read More
Travelling is expensive. We know this, and we feel your pain. That’s why, for this week’s Local Expert Challenge, we asked our eyes and ears on the ground to tell us about cultural attractions in their destinations that a) had an entrance fee under $5 and b) were not free. Needless to say,...

Web Surfin’ on the Subway: NYC, London Look to Get Connected Underground

Web Surfin’ on the Subway: NYC, London Look to Get Connected Underground October 1, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
As wired as the world is becoming, there’s one place where most people typically aren’t connected, and that’s in subway systems. Unless you’re traveling on an above-ground rail system, many underground metros don’t offer wireless connectivity. However, a recent piece in...

Stansted Express in Trouble for False Advertising

Stansted Express in Trouble for False Advertising September 21, 2010 | Travel News, UK | Read More
Stansted Express has recently come under fire for false advertising. The advertisement indicated that the Stansted Express can get train passengers to the center of London in 35 minutes. The poster in question portrays various London-centric images, such as Big Ben and the London Eye, surrounded by the...

Hendrix Exhibit Opens At London’s Handel House Museum

Hendrix Exhibit Opens At London’s Handel House Museum September 3, 2010 | Culture/History, Travel News, UK | Read More
Hendrix in Britain, a new exhibit devoted to the London life, music, performances and enduring legacy of guitarist Jimi Hendrix is running from August 25 to November 7 at the Handel House Museum.  While the museum at 25 Brook Street is normally dedicated to legendary 18th-century composer George Fredric...

Kiwi Jetskiing 32,000 Kilometers From London To Auckland

Kiwi Jetskiing 32,000 Kilometers From London To Auckland August 20, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
In the Strange But True section of the NZ Herald is a report about 51-year old Jeremy Burfoot, a Kiwi who is jetskiing 32,000 kilometers from London to Auckland. It’s not the first time he’s done something “crazy.” Back in 2005 he circumnavigated the island of New Zealand, becoming...