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TOP 10 THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

England, United Kingdom - Ross French - September 16, 2017

Activities in London

Situated in the Thames Valley of South-East England, the bustling city of London is home to over 8 million people. Apart from being the capital of UK, London had been an important educational, business and cultural center for hundreds of years. The history of London dates back to Bronze Age, however, the city started thriving after the Romans withdrew in the 5th century. With its age old history, heavy dosage of literature, medieval architectures and a strong sense of culture, taking a trip to London is an absolute must when you are traveling to the UK. Apart from indulging in the various tourist attractions in London or sightseeing in London, people also flock over to this city during the winter holidays to take part in the extravagant Christmas or New Year celebrations in London. Here’s a list of the top 10 among the hundreds of must-do activities in London.

1. London Tower Bridge

Visiting the iconic London Bridge, the picture of which has been etched in our minds since our childhood, is an intricate part of sightseeing in London. The bridge is also an important reminder of London’s expansion during the era of Industrial Revolution.

2. Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament

The Houses of Parliament is an extravagant and well-known structure by itself. However, the world famous clock named Big Ben is truly another one of the most iconic tourist attractions in London known across the globe. Taking a tour just to see this gigantic clock towering over the city is one of the must do activities in London.

3. Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is perhaps the most famous palace in the whole world. Most of your sightseeing in London will consist of these type of iconic buildings and monuments which you have known by your heart. The official residence of Queen Elizabeth, the Buckingham Palace is another one of the most popular tourist attractions in London, offering tours of its staterooms and gardens.

4. Kensington Palace

Located near the Buckingham Palace, the Kensington Palace is another one of the tourist attractions in London, and it is open to public year-round. This stylish royal palace was the home of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, and a visit to the refurbished Palace is one of the must do activities in London.

5. Royal Parks of London

Once reserved as private hunting grounds for the Royal Family, these beautiful lands full of greenery and lakes are open for everyone to enjoy. Many of the eight Royal Parks are located in the Central London close to the Royal Palaces and monuments. Spending a relaxing day in one of them is one of the must do activities in London.

6. The London Eye

Riding the London Eye is another one of the must do activities in London. This 500 feet tall Ferris wheel is the most popular paid-for tourist attractions in London. The views of the whole city that you can get from the top is truly an incredible vista.

7. The London Dungeon

If you had enough of the beautiful, royal side of London, then visit the London Dungeon to learn about the 2000 years of London’s gruesome history. Torture was quite popular during the old ages, especially in Old England. A trip to “the world’s most chillingly famous horror attraction” is surely one of the must do activities in London.

8. Globe Theatre

The Globe Theatre is an integral part of London’s history and culture and is closely associated with William Shakespeare. A trip to this tourist attraction in London is a must for every Shakespeare lover.

9. St Paul’s Cathedral

Visiting the St Paul’s Cathedral to see its world famous dome must be a part of your sightseeing in London. You will get to see some of the most beautiful stone carvings and mosaics. Climb the Whispering Gallery or the Stone Gallery or the Golden Gallery to enjoy some breathtaking views of the city of London.

10. Trafalgar Square

Visiting the Trafalgar Square is one of the must do activities in London if you want to get a feel of what this great city really about. Considered as the center of London, it is a great place to people watch, see some famous monuments and just hang out for some time.

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The Tourist’s Guide to both Comfort and Convenience of Stays in London

Destinations, Europe, Travel Tips - Ross French - October 31, 2015

London is a city that prides itself in its Queen, its people and its cultural heritage. The rich culture of this city runs back to a very long time ago and it’s the pride of that culture is what that attracts many within its bosoms. From places like Oxford Street and Hyde Park, to places like the London eye or the London bridge which is but of many popular attractions that the city has to offer. Also, speaking of commerce for the business travelers, London equally has a great history in trade and commerce as London was the first ever city to establish a company for the sole purpose of conducting commerce with a foreign nation known as the English East India Company which goes to show how far back the origin of commerce goes. Be it the contemporary opportunist or even the happy go lucky tourist, London has something to offer to all.Hotel

In the arms of Comfort

When you think of the historical heritage and grandeur that London represents, you think of comfort and well, who doesn’t want to live like that during their stay in the city? Be it for any business purpose or purely for pleasure, the Montcalm hotel Marble Arch has got you covered. Located at Park Lane, it is at close proximity to many historically relevant locations such as the Oxford and Regent Streets, Hyde Park etc. that many will enjoy. Also for the couple waiting to get married or to just throw that grand anniversary party, the Marble Arch has a Grand Ballroom that has no equal in comparison. For the businessman seeking to get work done, the Marble Arch is also home to two meeting and events rooms where private dinners and business meetings are a routine task for them and they are more than obliged to host such events if the need be. Speaking of luxury, every room is the Marble Arch has been tastefully decorated keeping luxury in mind and it is fitted with amenities such as Wi-Fi, LCD TV’s coupled with international and satellite channels, an iPad etc. to make ones stay as comfortable as can be. Finally, for the foodies, the Marble Arch has two renowned Restaurants and a Champagne bar to cater to one’s gastronomic desires.

Convenience at its finest

HotelsIf convenience may be more of your thing rather than comfort, London has got you covered there as well. The BW Plus Park Grand London Heathrow Hotel is a lovely and very reputable establishment that is also conveniently located in Heathrow in close proximity to the Airport for serving primarily those who seek a restful sleep during a long layover or for those with flights departing at odd hours. Each room in this hotel is highly spacious and the arrangement of the décor is in such a way that the guest gets the maximum amount of relaxation as we are all, too familiar with jet lag and physical strain ones goes through on International Flights. Aside from that, every room is fitted with state of the art amenities such a Wi-Fi, LCD TV’s with international Satellite Channels, iPod Docking Stations etc. Be it for the businessman or the tourist, the BW Plus Park Grand London Heathrow Hotel delivers and maintains a very high bar of convenience like no other.


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5 Places You Have To Visit On A Luxury Tour Of The UK

Europe - Ross French - October 3, 2015

If you are traveling to UK anytime soon, you’d best start planning the specific places that you should visit. For the luxurious traveler, this post identifies five of the best places that can be taken into account. From sumptuous accommodations to world-class restaurants, high-class shopping to top-notch bars these places will surely offer you with the most luxurious holiday.

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For travelers who are looking for the most opulent accommodations in Edinburgh, some of the choices that can be considered include Rocco Forte Balmoral Hotel, The Scotsman Hotel, The Edinburgh Residence and The Caledonian. You can also opt to book with a luxury travel consultant who can organize your accommodation, itinerary and experience. If you want to try award-winning restaurants, visit The Kitchin or Castle Terrace. Of course you must complete your luxury holiday with a visit to the Edinburgh Castle, which is highly reflective of the lifestyle of the rich.

Cornwall

For the shopaholics, Cornwall is not to be missed because of the presence of different specialty shopping and high-end boutique shops. From black truffles to gourmet cheeses, designer bags to jeans from top brands, you can find them at Rock, amongst other high-end shops in Cornwall. When it comes to accommodations, you will be confronted with a wide array of five-star hotels or opt to stay in a self-catering luxurious cottage. If you really want to splurge, stay at The House in the Sea, a house situated on its own island and connected to the mainland with its own bridge.

Liverpool

When in Liverpool, there are many activities that can reflect luxury in ways more than one. For instance, you can book a yacht cruise during sunset and sip some champagne, fine wines, or cocktails. If you are going to do a Beatles Tour, take out the hassle of having to plan for everything by booking a luxurious chauffeured private vehicle on your way there. You can also visit open-air shopping malls with some of the most luxurious brands in the world. Do not forget to have dinner at Panoramic 34 or Chaophraya.

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Considered as a cultural epicenter, London has gained reputation as one of the most extravagant destinations in the UK. The city is home to some of the best museums, art galleries and theaters in the world, making it perfect for the sophisticated traveler. To have an experience fit for a king you should hire a chauffer service, book a helicopter tour, stay in one of the many designer hotels, have a treatment in a lavish spa and eat in one of its many celebrity chef restaurants. There is no better way to explore the capital of England than book with a tailor made holiday expert.

Aberdeen

This cosmopolitan city has a lot to offer for every lavish traveler. Head over to Granite Mile and you will be confronted with more than 800 shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. It also has a sandy beach, which is home to some extravagant accommodations to provide you with a more memorable holiday in the city. It is also a place with an abundance of preserved museums and world class art galleries with fine artwork collections. Whether you would like a chill or active holiday, Aberdeen offers the perfect retreat to travel in extravagance.


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Daisy Travel to Europe

Europe, Travel Blog - Ross French - May 7, 2015

Europe remains the world leader in art, architecture, food, fashion, design, etc. and it is enriched with historical and cultural values. It is rounded up with fascinating cities known for their museums, shops, restaurants, night life, recreation and aesthetics.Eiffel tower in Paris

The Eiffel tower in Paris, France is the tallest building in the world. There are many interesting facts about the Eiffel tower. It is owned by local government and it is maintained by a private company. A visitor can see about 40 miles in all directions from the top of the Eiffel tower. Eiffel tower is the symbol of Paris, with rich beauty and colorful history. The tourism to Europe is not completed unless visit to Eiffel tower is completed.Rome
Rome, Italy surrounded with temples and legal buildings and filled with statues and bridges. It is a region to offer sea, nature, good food and villages rich in history and art. It is the fifth most visited country in the world. Vatican City is the spiritual home to the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics, boasts more than 30,000 churches and sanctuaries. Seven of the world’s 10 most visited Christian sanctuaries are in Vatican City. Pisa tower also known as Leaning tower of Pisa, considered as one of the world wonder present in Italy.

London is the capital of Europe

London is the capital of Europe, largest and richest country too. It has large cultural diversity and there will be always something new to learn and experience. Westminster is a popular unique building and it is commonly called as house of parliament in London. It is one of the most popular place people like to visit. It is located at bank of the river Thames. There are many towers of different height present in this building. One of the most popular tower is Victoria tower. It is the tallest tower in Westminster building with 98 meters height.

Venice, from the Ponte di Rialto in north-eastern direction

Venice, from the Ponte di Rialto in north-eastern direction

Venice, Italy one of the magical place on earth, has stone buildings of greater beauty sit on water. It contains about 150 canals, spanned by about 400 bridges. The main circulator routes of the city are canals and it is maintained periodically.

Barcelona

Barcelona, city of modern art is also known as second capital of Spain after Madrid. It is home to many famous architects. It is almost lively at night as it is during day time. It is an ideal place to enjoy almost any time because of its perfect climate. In addition to the above, art exhibitions, concerts and different type of shows happens all the time.

With a well preserved cultural heritage, wide cultural diversity and efficient infrastructure, Europe stands in most top place in world’s tourism places.


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