Sunday, 18 August 2013

The London Zoo

Established on 27 April 1828 and ultimately opened to the public in 1847, the London Zoo is one of the world’s largest zoos. At current, the zoo houses 16.802 individual animals, which together make up 755 species. The London Zoo is managed under the auspices of the Zoological Society of London, which was established in 1826.

At the London Zoo can be found a Gorilla Kingdom, opened by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh, in March 2007. The Kingdom is home to a group of western lowland gorillas, and consists of a large, moated island with an indoor gym for the gorillas to use. Currently, London Zoo owns three female gorillas named; Zaire, Mjukku and Effie, and Gorilla Kingdom also features small enclosures housing Diana monkeys, black and white colobus, soorty mangabeys and white-cheeked gibbons.

There is an area called Into Africa, which displays animals more commonly found in Africa, including Chapman’s zebra, warthogs, okapi, Rothschild’s giraffes and African wild dogs.
A rainforest area comprises a walk-through indoor rainforest exhibition area, which houses a variety of animal species, commonly available in the rainforest, including two-toed sloths, golden-headed lion, tamarins, sunbittern, red titi monkeys, emperor tamarins and trumpeter Birds. There is also an aquarium in the area that houses a variety of fish.
The Animal Adventure area of the zoo is essentially designed for children and is equipped with playgrounds and a water fountain. Mainly domestic animals can be found in this area, including sheep, IIamas, alpacas, donkeys and kunekune pigs. Other themes present at the zoo include the following: The Reptile House; Giants of the Galapagos ; Komodo Dragons;

Tiger Territory; B.U.G.S; Penguin Beach; Meet The Monkeys; Butterfly Paradise; African Bird Safari; The Snowdon Aviary and Blackburn Pavilion.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Sea Life London Aquarium

Located on the ground floor of County Hall on the Southern bank of the River Thames in central London near the London Eye, the Sea Life Aquarium is the largest of its kind in Europe. It opened in March 1997 as the London Aquarium and hosts about one million visitors each year. It is the largest aquarium in London and in the United Kingdom.

It features 45 exhibits showcasing 30,000 specimens including over 350 species of fish, invertebrates and marine life, from different zones around the world.

The aquarium is also designed to conduct educational programs; for instance, it contains two classrooms themed around the Zoo’s cardinal conservation scheme. Every year, more than 40.000 school children benefit from the Zoo’s conservation educational program. Alongside pupils, members of the public can also make use of its educational program activities, especially when not in use by schools.

In May 2001, 10 gentoo penguins from the Edinburgh Zoo were introduced into the Zoo, pioneering a penguin exhibition in the aquatic setup.

The aquarium is also well known for its breeding program, including the Cuban crocodile, seahorses, butterfly goodeids and jellyfish. More so, the Zoo works in collaboration with numerous other conservation organisations; including Whales and Dolphin Conservation Society, Save Our Seas, Shark Trust, Rainforest Concern, Earth Sea Sky and South Pacific Projects.
In the aquarium is displayed an extensive variety of fish and sea life from all over the world, including stingrays, sharks, piranhas and sea scorpions. Visitors to the park are privileged to engage in a Shark Walk experience, during which they walk over a floating glass platform, with sharks swimming just below their feet.

Californian cownose rays which swim in synchronised formation are another recent feature, as is a tunnel constructed from a 25-metre-long whale skeleton, beneath which visitors can view a tropical ocean of fish, coral and green turtles. New for Easter 2013 is the Ocean of Stars display, showcasing six different species of starfish, with a central pop-up display, enabling visitors to get a close-up view in the tentacle tunnel. The Rainforests of the World area, complete with exotic vegetation, a tropical waterfall, is home to a pair of six-foot dwarf crocodiles. 

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Mobile Phones in London

The mobile phone sector in the UK is vast, with London constituting the nucleus of its commercial yields. There are a number of key players in the mobile sector in the UK, each occupying a certain position on the production and supply chain. These cardinal players in the UK mobile sector comprise the following: Manufacturers of handsets and accessories; Network operators; Service providers and mobile virtual network operators; and dealers.


Manufacturers of handsets and accessories, such as Apple, Samsung, Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola and so on, supply phones to network operators, mobile virtual network providers, indirect service providers and dealers.

Network operators

The network operators; O2, Vodafone, Three and Everything Everywhere, own the airtime. They trade in different ways, such as: distributing their airtime to tied service providers,
selling airtime to indirect service providers and mobile virtual network operators, selling a complete package to the customer etc.

Service providers and mobile virtual network operators

Initially, the first mobile phone networks, BT Cellnet (later to become O2) and Vodafone, were obliged to use service providers. These are responsible for network connection, customer billing and managing dealers. These are referred to as tied service providers – i.e., they are only responsible to the network they are affiliated to.
There are also independent service providers who sell phones, accessories and rental contracts to dealers and direct to the customer. Independent service providers generally operate over the phone or via the internet rather than from a retail outlet. Independent service providers purchase airtime from the network operators and handsets and accessories from manufacturers. Because they have purchased the airtime from the networks, they are free to set their tariffs; and these will not always be the same as what the networks themselves would offer. The service provider is responsible for billing the customer and for providing customer care.
Mobile virtual network operators work in a similar way to service providers, but on a larger scale. Unlike service providers, mobile virtual network operators usually have their own SIM cards - it may appear to the customer that the mobile virtual network operator is the network operator. Examples of mobile virtual network operators include giffgaff and Virgin Mobile.


Dealers operate out of retail outlets and sell mobile phones and accessories to retail customers. A dealer may have a variety of suppliers, including indirect service providers, network operators, wholesalers and manufacturers. In many cases, dealers organise connections through service providers, rather than directly through one of the networks.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Festivals in London

Each year, London is graced and enlivened by an extensive spectrum of colourful and elating festivals, exhibitions, major events, shows, parades and carnivals. Below are some of the breathing events and festivals that usually occur in London:

The City of London Festival is a formidable fair held in June and July, which celebrates music, art, architecture and film. The Festival promotes a broad array of musical styles performed by some of the world’s leading artists. World music, jazz, classical, contemporary music all blossom during this vivacious festival.

London Art Fair is held each year in January at the Business Design Centre, Islington. Provides an opportunity to see and buy the best in modern and contemporary British art. Comprising 100 galleries and over 1,500 artists, works on display are priced between £100 and £500,000. The fair also offers a stimulating series of events, talks and discussions.

London parade is the greatest street festival in Europe on New Year’s Day, featuring more than 10,000 performers, representing over a dozen countries worldwide, who assemble in the heart of London, bringing music, merriment and laughter to the waiting crowds. The Parade starts as Big Ben strikes 12 Noon on New Year's Day in Parliament Square, and finishes on Piccadilly, Berkeley Street, at approximately 3pm.

Lord Mayor’s Show - In 1215, when King John granted a Charter allowing the city's citizens to elect their own mayor, the Lord Mayor's Show came into being. The Charter stipulated that the new Mayor must be presented to the Sovereign for approval and to swear fealty to the Crown. Therefore, each year, the newly elected Mayor had to travel from the City to Westminster to pledge allegiance. Today, the Lord Mayor's Show winds through nearly 800 years of London's history with a wonderful mixture of past, present and future. The procession takes place annually on the second Saturday in November, watched by half a million people with approximately 5,500 participants, 2,000 military personnel, 200 horses, 220 motor vehicles, 65 floats, 20 marching bands, 22 carriages and the glorious State Coach.

Rise Festival-London United is an annual open-air free event. Rise is for all Londoners, celebrating our great multicultural city and making a stand against racism. The day-long festival features rock, pop and world music, as well as a range of family entertainment. Following the London bombings, the Rise festival was renamed London United.

The Great River Race - The race is a 22 mile course down the Thames from Ham to the Isle of Dogs, with the finish line opposite the Cutty Sark at Greenwich. The Great River Race attracts both the true racer and the leisure rower with usually around 300 boats taking part, carrying approximately 2,000 competitors.

Carnaval del Pueblo - The largest Latin American Festival in the UK, which features the very best in Latin American music, held in Burgess Park, SE5 in August. With artists flown in from South America, this massive event is attended by over 60,000 people.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

UK Visa Experts-

If you are seeking a visa to the UK or are held up in immigration matters in the UK, then make use of the services of UK visa and UK Immigration specialists in London.
They are experts in UK visa and Uk Immigration applications and appeals. They have specialist UK Immigration advisors who can take care of all your UK Visa and UK Immigration matters; with no hassles for you, as their specialists will conduct your case with diligence and care, and get you the UK visa you want!

Their services are tailored to the needs of their clients, as they appreciate that there may be times when their clients have UK Visa expiry deadlines to meet and/or deadlines to lodge UK visa and UK Immigration appeals.  UK visa specialists will offer you freedom from stress and make sure you never miss an urgent deadline.

They also liaise with the UK Immigration Services for clients who have been arrested or detained due to an immigration issue. To assist their clients in situations where the UK Immigration Service is involved, they put forward strong legal representations, giving reasons why enforcement action must not be taken against their clients. They have found that the UK Immigration Service responds favourably to their carefully prepared legal representations, giving them the result they desire.

Professional UK Immigration Service
UK visa and UK Immigration specialists are dedicated in providing you the best service possible and will do their utmost to ensure that you receive a flawless UK visa service. They take their work very seriously, and appreciate the importance of succinct and persuasive legal arguments, which are an essential pre-requisite when submitting a UK Visa application.
Their client are given a dedicated caseworker who they can contact via email, telephone, or via a meeting in person at their city centre based offices just minutes away from the world famous Bull Ring Shopping Centre.

Specialist UK Visa and Immigration Advice

Their specialists have years of expertise in the field of UK visa and Immigration. Further, UK Visa Plus Immigration is registered and regulated by the OISC Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, and has been granted regulation to advise clients up to specialist level; which is Level 3, the highest level of advice and representation authorised by the OISC.

Monday, 29 July 2013

London Car Rental deals –Find a cheap car to hire in London

Hiring a car in London can be an efficient and liberal fashion to maximise your trip to the city, especially if you intend to explore the city’s outskirts and countryside. Driving in Central London can constitute a tremendous liability, due to heavy traffic, the high cost of parking and the inescapable congestion charges that you must pay. Therefore, driving in around Central London is not really recommended for visitors.  London has an excellent network of public transport that spans the entire Greater London. Therefore, using public transport for normal commuting to and from the Central part of London, could be a more cost effective and convenient alternative. Nonetheless, renting a car during your stay in London can offer you the convenience and freedom to explore the outskirts of the city; and some of the most picturesque countryside such as Kent and Brighton.
There is a multitude of car rental companies both in Central London and throughout Greater London. To get a good deal, compare prices of a few car companies to enable you determine the one with the best offer. Certain car hire companies in London specialise in adapted vehicles for people with disabilities.
In London, it would be possible for you to also hire electric cars from many car rental companies. Rental for electric cars in London is much less costly than for normal cars, and also, you save on fuel; not to mention its ecological benefits of less pollution for the environment.

One viable way of getting a car in London is to join a car club. Residents or long stay visitors who are keen to engage in regular driving might consider joining a car club in London. With membership of a car club, you can gain access to a car when you need it, for a fraction of the cost of owing or running your own car. With membership of a car club, you need to pre-book the car and also pay fixed charges, based on the duration for which the vehicle was in use, millage etc.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

London Timeshare properties

London Timeshare is a property with a particular form of ownership. Ownership is shared among the joint shareholders of the property, with each shareholder having the right of usage of the property at a particular time of the year and for a particular duration.
These properties are usually not limited to resort condominium units, in which multiple parties hold the right to use the property at different times of the year. Units may be on a partial ownership, or lease, in which case, the sharer does not possess ownership rights for the property. This concept has attracted many resort and hotel developers such as Starwood, Wyndham, Accor, Hyatt, Hilton, Marriott and Disney.

So, if you are party to any timeshare scheme, then it’s quite possible to exchange user rights with someone in a similar scheme in London. This would require both parties to have compatible desires in terms of mutually desired locations and possibly duration of usage of the property.
If you are looking for timeshare exchange possibilities in London for your vacation, you can consult the intermediate agencies which connect and match timeshare exchange parties around the world.
Alternatively, you can directly exchange your timeshare rights with another user in London, who is interested in the property which you are entitled to in a particular location.

The advantage of using timeshare accommodation in London is that, you would not be expected to pay for such an accommodation if you find an exchange partner who is also willing to use the timeshare property to which you hold a right of usage elsewhere.

Monday, 15 July 2013

Caravans and camping in London

Camping and caravan parks are an enjoyable, refreshing and very cheap way to spend your holiday in London. London has five permanent caravan and camping sites within the M25. You can then take advantage of the camping sites in London to offer yourself a unique, carefree and enriching experience. Most of these camps are connected to London via public transport. Therefore, you can also come to the city centre at any time. Lee Valley Caravan and camping site in Edmond, is one of the most excellent venues to camp in London. You can pitch a tent or use a Caravan and enjoy the abundant greenery and refreshing atmosphere offered by Lee Valley camping site in London.

Lee Valley camping and Caravan Park in London occupies 1000 acres of River Lee Country Park or Epping Forest; and can be easily reached from London. Located just a 15 minute drive from the M25 (J26), the Lee Valley Camping sit is situated within the London Low Emissions Zone.

Apart from using a tent or a caravan at Lee Valley camping site, the venue also has its own cabins and cocoons. These facilities provide accommodation for up to four people, and are perfect for those who want to enjoy a highly refreshing and serene natural environment, but prefer shelter a little more than a tent. The cocoons (for two people) include two camp beds, heating, lighting, small table, electric sockets and a kettle. The cabins (for up to four people) include a set of bunk beds, double bed settee, coffee table, heating, lighting, electric sockets and a kettle.

Therefore, if you consider camping in Lee Valley Camping site in London, you can expect the following facilities within the camping site: Tents, electrical hook-ups, toilets, site shop, dogs kept on lead, motor caravans, water, showers, launderette, facilities for disabled, golf course, touring caravans, gas, shaver points, ironing facilities, children’s playground, and cinema.

Therefore, camping in London is a fun and cheap way to enjoy your holiday in the city. Try Lee Valley Camping site in London and you will be delighted you did. Happy camping in London.

London Holiday Apartments-Find cheap apartments in London

An apartment is a self-contained housing unit, or a residential real estate that occupies part of a building. Such a building can be referred to as an apartment building or apartment house. More often, the building may consist of many apartments to rent. Many travellers to London would prefer to lodge in an apartment, instead of dwelling in a hotel. London holiday apartments are usually lavishly furnished, with all the facilities, perhaps even better than what some hotels would offer. This offers the visitor the opportunity to enjoy privacy, total freedom and comfort, at a relatively lower cost than hotels and other commercial accommodation. The following are some of the advantages of staying in a London holiday apartment during your visit to the city.

Cost: A holiday apartment in London is far less expensive than a hotel room. Therefore, staying in a London holiday apartment would save you a considerable amount of money. Hotels situated near tourist attractions experience a high demand for accommodation; especially during the holiday season. As a result, they might increase the prices for their rooms, resulting in you having to pay more to lodge there. Nonetheless, if you lodge in a London holiday apartment, you will save a lot of money. If you travel with a family, you can save even more money.

Privacy: If you stay in a London holiday apartment, you will experience a high degree of privacy because nobody would actually disturb you or intrude into your privacy. On the other hand, hotels are usually full with people most of the time.

Necessities: If you stay in a London holiday apartment, you will enjoy the full range of facilities and comfort, including heating, television etc.

Dedicated service: When you reside in a hotel, you become one of the many customers they are servicing and as such, you might not obtain the personal and devoted attention you deserve. Nonetheless, when you stay in a London holiday apartment, you get full dedicated service from the owner of the apartment.

Therefore, staying in a London apartment is one of the formidable ways to enrich your holiday experience in London; and at the same time, save money.

London House sitting accommodation

Many travellers to London use house sitting as an alternative accommodation option during their visit to London. The concept of house sitting is a situation whereby a visitor to London is afforded the right to stay in a house, which is not currently occupied by its proprietor. The visitor normally occupies the house gratuitously, for a given period of time. Usually, the house sitter takes upon some minor responsibilities while staying in the house, for instance, keeping the house clean, bringing in post, ensuring the safety and security of items in the house, cleaning the external premises of the house etc. In the event where the proprietor also owns any pet, the house sitter would normally also be expected to look after the pet, as part of the agreement.

House sitting is fast growing and becoming a cost effective means of lodging by numerous regular travellers. Imagine, travelling to London for three weeks and staying in a luxurious house or apartment for free, as a house sitter. This enables you to save a lot of money, which you can use to fund other aspects of your travel to London, largely enriching your stay.

In many instances, the houses or apartments occupied by house sitters in London are equipped with all the facilities, including swimming pool and numerous other amenities. The house sitter normally has access to all these facilities. The house sitter enjoys absolute freedom and discretion. If you travel to London as a family and use house sitting in London as your accommodation option, it would appear as though you have travelled with your house, because you experience all the privacy and freedom as though you were living in your own house. Therefore, you can possibly consider house sitting in London as your alternative and cost-free accommodation option during your visit to this interesting city. 

London Vacation rentals – Find suitable vacation rental in London

Many residents of London may lease their house or apartment to vacationers in London. Such property may have been bought for the purpose of leasing it to vacationers, or it may be that the normal occupants or proprietor may vacate the property during a certain period of the year, making it available to paying guests. The guest has full use of the residence, including all utilities, with the exception of repast and cleaning of the house, which are more often the guest’s responsibilities. This type of accommodation is generally cheaper than a standard hotel room; and even more so if you travel in a group, which would have necessitated the hiring of multiple rooms in a hotel. This is specially the case if travelling with a family or with friends. It’s always advisable to contact the owner and make all arrangements prior to arrival.

Vacation rentals in London offer you comfort, privacy and discretion of a home, for a more relaxed and enjoyable vacation. While in conventional commercial accommodation, amenities such as swimming pool and laundry facilities are publicly shared. In many vacation rentals in London, a pool and laundry facilities are part of the package, all at no additional charge to the standard rate agreed upon with the proprietor. Almost all vacation rentals in London would offer a private kitchen, which enables you to prepare your own food, instead of making use of external services all the time. This saves you a lot of money and the inconvenience of going out for food often.

Vacation rentals in London are significantly less expensive than normal hotel rooms, and are very suitable for a family or group of friends who otherwise would have rented multiple rooms in a hotel.

Therefore, for your holiday in London, check out viable options for vacation rentals; and enjoy a relaxing holiday in a private and secured environment; that costs you less and offers you more comfort and privacy than conventional commercial accommodation.

London Boarding house – Find a boarding house in London

A boarding house is a private house in which the proprietor provides a board and lodging for paying guests. There are numerous people in London who have some spare rooms to offer to a guest in exchange for often affordable payment. In this type of boarding accommodation, the guest is offered a particular room and often has the right to use all the facilities in the house, including the sitting room, iron, cooking facilities, fridge etc. It all depends on the agreement between the host and the guest.

One of the immense advantages of using boarding accommodation during your visit to London is that you automatically become friends with the host, and enables you to feel as though you are with your family. The host can help enhance your experience by even offering some important insight and advice about your stay in London. In half board accommodation, you don’t need to worry about furniture, cooking facilities or any other essential domestic utensil, as your host would normally offer you these facilities, often included in the price you are paying.

If you are keen to lodge in boarding accommodation during your stay in London, try to check out available options to compare their conditions and whether they are suitable for you. You can consult the tourism office to enquire about available boarding opportunities during your intended period of stay in London. Nonetheless, boarding accommodation might not offer you a high degree of privacy and discretion that you may otherwise experience in standard commercial accommodation establishments. So, this kind of accommodation might not be suitable to those seeking a high degree of privacy and discretion. However, the cost of lodging in boarding accommodation can be very low, enabling you to save some income, which you can direct towards the exploration of other aspects of your holiday, and thus enhance and enrich your experiences in London, for a more fulfilling holiday.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

London Guest houses – Find an ideal guest house in London

A guest house is usually defined as a small separate house on the grounds of a larger house or establishment, which offers paid accommodation to guests, or as a private house offering accommodation to paying guests.

When you travel to London for a holiday or for other purposes, accommodation will generally take up a substantial chunk of your holiday budget. Therefore, one of the wise ways to economise your budget and to save up is to seek an accommodation type which offers comfort, safety and security just like the conventional establishments, but which costs you far less than hotels; and affords you the opportunity to make friends and sometimes connect with the owners or caretakers, rather than stay in a hotel where you are treated as just another customer. Therefore, staying in a guest house in London can offer you a unique and rewarding accommodation experience.

When seeking a guest house in London, you should consider a number of factors, such as whether the location is suitable for your purposes, for instance, if you are conducting some activities in South London, you would prefer a guest house which is not very far from where you are conducting your activities. Sometimes the level of service offered by the guest house can be your priority, or perhaps you are interested in a guest house of a particular price. Whatever be the case, try to check out a number of guest houses and their individual lodging conditions, to enable you compare them and thus get a better idea of what is available. London has an excellent range of guest houses. Each year, many visitors to London deem it appropriate to lodge in a guest house and enjoy a more personalised and less formal service, as opposed to the rather mechanised methods of services at conventional commercial accommodation establishments, such as hotels. Enjoy your London guest house.

London Boutique Hotels

The terminology boutique hotel essentially entails hotels which frequently contain lavish facilities of varying scale, in a unique and intimate environment, with full service accommodation. Boutique hotels in London started appearing in the 1980s. In cities and indeed any area where boutique hotels exist, they are usually furnished in a themed and stylish manner, which communicates great aspiration. Unlike chain hotels with a mass market, boutique hotels in London are more focused on offering their services in a comfortable, intimate and elegant setting that gives them a character of sheer distinction.

In London boutique hotels, guest rooms might be fitted with telephone and Wi-Fi internet, air-conditioning, cable TV, but in some instances, none of these facilities, instead focusing on absolute serenity than on these distractive facilities.  Guest services are usually attended to for 24 hours by hotel personnel. Boutique hotels in London had tended to be operated by individuals or companies with a small collection, and a highly focused concept of theme, style, elegance and optimum comfort.

There are two branches of boutique hotels comprising Boutique hotels in cities such as London and boutique Hotels in resort destinations. Boutique hotels in cities like London are mostly visited by fashion and theme-seeking customers, who prefer a lodging environment that is embellished with a set of unique themes and comfort, to accompany the fundamental theme of accommodation provision. Technology is an important aspect of boutique hotels in London. This could be technology used to emotionally connect the guest of the hotel, such as theme music and special lighting, or indeed technology for the guest’s convenience and comfort such as computers with high speed internet supply, cordless phones, DVD players, flat screen television, etc.

You will be able to find your preferred boutique hotel in London, because it would be fair to say that London has the highest collection of boutique hotels in the UK, each of them demonstrating a certain degree of uniqueness. Enjoy your boutique hotel in London.

Cheap Hotels in London

A hotel is a commercial establishment which provides paid lodging services mostly on a short-term basis. Additional services such as spas, gardens, swimming pools, fitness centres, business centres and internet access may also be available. According to figures released in support of the London Olympics, the estimated number of hotel rooms for Greater London in 2000 was 101,269. There were more than 70,000 three to five star hotel rooms within 10 kilometres of Central London in 2003. As an international city with massive tourist arrivals on a daily basis, London has an excellent selection of budget hotels that are certain to answer to the economic requirements of every visitor. If you are a visitor to London, who intends to explore the city for a reasonable period of time, then it would be recommendable to book your London cheap hotel in the Central part of London. This is because most of the top London visitor attractions are clustered in the Central London area. Therefore, access to these attractions would be relatively easy if you reside in a hotel situated in Central London, which is in proximity to all these top attractions. Secondly, Central London is well connected to all the other parts of London as regards all forms of urban transport, include the London Underground, the London Overground, buses and tram services. Therefore, travelling to another part of London from Central London is relatively less strenuous. Central London is also connected to the five major airports of London and therefore travelling from Central London to any of these airports is relatively easy, regardless of the means of transport you have opted to use. Check various options for cheap hotels in London before you actually settle for one. It’s always a good idea to book your cheap London hotel ahead of your arrival in the city, to ensure that your preferred accommodation is secured. 

London Five Star Hotels

London has an immense array of classical five star hotels that are set to offer you that exclusive detail and meticulous professionalism, to render your stay more memorable than anticipated. Many luxurious London hotels are concentrated in the West End, most particularly, in Mayfair. Regardless of your preferred locality to lodge in London, there would always be a befitting five star hotel to comfortably settle your requirements and exceed your expectations. The following are examples of London five star hotels: Baglioni Hotel, The Bentley London, The Berkeley, Blakes Hotel, Browns Hotel, Capital Hotel, Carlton Tower Hotel, Chancery court Hotel, Charlotte Street Hotel, Churchill Hotel, Claridge’s Hotel, The Connaught, Courthouse Hotel, Covent Garden Hotel, Dorchester Hotel, Draycott Hotel, Franklin Hotel, Goring Hotel, Grange City Hotel, Grange Holborn Hotel, Grange St Paul’s Hotel, Grosvenor House Hotel, The London Hilton on Park Lane, just to mention a few. In short, there are hundreds of five star hotels scattered all over London. Many of these five star hotels would normally provide standard top notch service expected of the five star category. Some of them might go the extra mile to provide something additional. The best way to book a five star hotel in London is to use the intermediary agencies. They can easily scan through their exclusive database and quickly find a five star hotel that meets your specifications. Of course, you can also book the hotel by yourself. Nonetheless, if you are not certain as to which hotel is most conducive for your stay, it would be best to use intermediary agencies such as; and many other of such services. If you would be using any of the airports in London, it could be most helpful to find a hotel in proximity to the airport you will be using, so as to diminish the burden of covering a long distance from the airport to your hotel and vice versa. Five star hotels that are located in Central London might also be suitable for those with business transactions. Central London is easily connected to any other part of London and even to all of the five airports in London. Therefore, staying in Central London can facilitate your mobility to any other quarter of London.

London property – Property for Sale in West London

West London is situated in the Western part of Greater London. Numerous outer areas of West London were once part of the county of Middlesex, which no longer exists for administrative purposes. Nevertheless, Middlesex is sometimes used as part of the postal address for these areas. West London itself comprises numerous suburbs, villages and satellite towns. Several areas of West London are particularly popular with travellers and backpackers, due to their attractions, numerous facilities and a variety of accommodation options. London Heathrow International airport is situated in West London. West London includes the following boroughs: Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow. In Ealing borough is Ealing, known as the “Queen of the suburbs”, a major transport hub and home of the prominent Ealing Studios.

The district of Acton, still in Ealing, is quite popular with visiting Australians, New Zealanders and South Africans. This area is popular with travellers because of its excellent selection of relatively cheap accommodation for both short stay and rental; and also due to its excellent transport links with the rest of London.

There is an excellent selection of all types of property for sale and to let in almost all the boroughs which comprise this part of London. If you are looking for property in West London, provide property specifications to your real estate agent for West London. Also nominate the area where you would prefer to acquire your property.

If you are seeking property for residential use, then there are numerous advantages for living in West London. It is connected to the rest of London by an extensive network of various types of urban transport, including rail, tram, the London Underground and regular bus services. There is an excellent presence of supermarkets and shops, selling almost every product that you can possibly think of acquiring. So, go ahead and find your favorite property in West London.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

London Property – Property for sale in East London

East London is the northeastern part of London. This area comprises the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.  The East End of London is a sub part of East London; and corresponds to areas in greater proximity to the ancient City. The early development of London eastwards was prompted by the expansion of industries associated with the River Thames, such as ship building and the docks. These industries witnessed considerable degeneration in the 20th century, and most of East London is now an area under ongoing regeneration.

East London is located in the lower Thames valley. The major rivers of East London are the Thames that forms the southern boundary; the Lea which forms the boundary of Tower Hamlets/Hackney with Newham/Waltham Forest; the Roding which forms the boundary of Newham with Barking and Dagenham/Redbridge; and the Beam which forms the boundary of Barking and Dagenham with Havering. The marshes along the Thames which once stretched from Wapping to Rainham are almost completely gone.

There is an excellent selection of all types of property for sale and to let in almost all the boroughs which comprise this part of London. If you are looking for property in East London, provide property specifications to your real estate agent for East London. Also nominate the area where you would prefer to acquire your property.

If you are seeking property for residential use, then there are numerous advantages for living in East London. It is connected to the rest of London by an extensive network of various types of urban transport, including rail, tram, the London Underground and regular bus services. There is an excellent presence of supermarkets and shops, selling almost every product that you can possibly think of acquiring. So, go ahead and find your favorite property in East London. 

London property – find your dream property in North London

North London is a designation of the northern part of the city of London. It is generally considered to include all districts north of the River Thames, as opposed to those in the south of the River Thames, which are considered to be in South London. The River Thames divides Greater London into two parts; and the Northern part of that division is designated North London. This northern part contains most of the historic areas, including the City, East End and the West End, where a majority of the London Underground network can be found.

The North London area comprises the City of London and the London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Brent, Camden, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest and Westminster.

In 1965 Camden, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Tower Hamlets and Westminster were designated Inner London boroughs and Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest were designated Outer London boroughs.
There is an excellent selection of all types of property for sale and to let in almost all the boroughs which comprise this part of London. If you are looking for property in North London, provide property specifications to your real estate agent for North London. Also nominate the area where you would prefer to acquire your property.

If you are seeking property for residential use, then there are numerous advantages for living in North London. It is connected to the rest of London by an extensive network of various types of urban transport, including rail, tram, the London Underground and regular bus services. There is an excellent presence of supermarkets and shops, selling almost every product that you can possibly think of acquiring. So, go ahead and find your favorite property in North London.

London property market- Buy or sell a house in South London

South London is the broader southern part of London. According to the Boundary Commission for England, South London comprises the London boroughs of Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Greenwich, Kingston, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark, Sutton and Wandsworth. The River Thames partitions Greater London into two parts, comprising the Northern part and the Southern part. South London has only a small section of the London Underground network, but has a more extensive suburban rail system than North London.
In line with the London plan, a South London sub region was in operation between 2004 and 2008, consisting of Bromley, Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond and Sutton. In 2001, this area had a population of 1,329,000. South London has a temperate maritime climate, in line with the rest of the UK.
There is an excellent selection of all types of property for sale and to let in almost all the boroughs which comprise this part of London. If you are looking for property in South London, provide property specifications to your real estate agent for South London. Also nominate the area where you would prefer to acquire your property.

If you are seeking property for residential use, then there are numerous advantages for living in South London. It is connected to the rest of London by an extensive network of various type urban transport, including rail, tram, some part of the London Underground and regular bus services. There is an excellent presence of supermarkets and shops, selling almost every product that you can possibly think of acquiring. So, go ahead and find your favorite property in South London.

London Property Sales - Find Property in Central London

Central London is the central part of London, and constitutes the core of London’s administrative and business district. Central London is characterised by a heavily constructed environment, with a high density of administrative and commercial buildings. Most of the regional, national and international organisations are clustered in Central London. The area also has a very dense daytime population, incomparable to any other area of London. Road distances to London are traditionally measured from a central point at Charring Cross, which is marked by the statue of King Charles I. Within the confines of Central London are the Houses of Parliament and Royal Palaces, the government headquarters, the courts, headquarters of a very large number of commercial and industrial companies, as well a vast number of institutions of great intellectual influence in the life of the nation.
The London Plan includes a central activities zone policy area. The distinctive zone area comprises the City of London, a major part of Westminster and the inner parts of Camden, Islington, Hackey, Tower Hamlets, Southwark, Lambeth, Kensington and Chelsea. It is usually dubbed “a unique cluster of vitally important activities, including central government offices, embassies, the densest presence of financial and business services; and the offices of trade, professional bodies, institutions, associations, communications, publishing, advertising and media.

Property in Central London is of high value, because of the immensity of activities that unfold in this area. If you are seeking commercial property, Central London could be an area to do so, because though Central London property might be of high value, it’s also a lucrative area to do business, due to the cluster of diverse services, business, institutions and organisations. You would be able to find credible estate agents who can find the right Central London property for you. 

London River Tours- London High Speed cruise of the River Thames

If you consider yourself an adrenaline junkie, willing to ignite an unrestricted flow of adrenaline, then the London River Thames high speed cruise awaits to appraise your adrenaline rank. With the River Thames high speed cruise, you will be treated to a marvelling aquatic adventure in the very heart of London.  This cruise is the highest speed aquatic exploration of the Thames. These super-powered Rigid Inflated Boats (RIB) are purposely designed to operate on the Thames River. The boats operate throughout the year, regardless of weather; and are equipped with an interactive guide with speaker sound system aboard. This modern sound system renders audible the guide’s edifying commentaries in the course of this electrifying adventure of the Thames. The boats sustain a thrilling speed of 50 knots. Participants on the high speed boat trip can opt for the 50-minute Canary Wharf experience, to view the prominent house of Parliament, HMS Belfast, Tower of London and Execution. Alternatively, the Thames Barrier Experience provides the additional bliss of offering views of Greenwich and the fascinating Thames Barrier, the world’s second largest movable flood barrier. You will also be navigating around O2 arena, which is the filming venue of the famous James Bond movie titled: “The World is Not Enough.”This exciting boat trip has a seating capacity of 12 passengers on both options. You will be transported to an entirely thrilling jungle of adventure, as the high speed boat splashes across the River Thames, offering you an indelible London thrill. Welcome aboard the high speed boat expedition of the Thames.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Tours to London- Post cruise tour from Southampton to London via Stonehenge, Bath and Windsor

If your cruise terminates at the port of Southampton, you can optimise your recreational experience, utilise your time more efficiently; and embark upon a highly rewarding experience, by joining the fascinating tour from the port of Southampton to London, via the mysterious stone landmark of Stonehenge, the charismatic Georgian Town of Bath and the charming town of Windsor, before heading to London.

This is an excellent trip that enables you to explore the most captivating attractions in Southern England, before embracing the city pulse of London.

From Southampton port, your first destination will be Amesbury, the location of Stonehenge, the world-renowned and mysterious English landmark mounted in approximately 3100 BC. The guide will make fascinating revelations regarding the set of myths, legend and facts surrounding this great mysterious site.

Following your sampling of this enigmatic venue, the next stop will be at the gracious Georgian Town of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bath is renowned for its hot thermals springs, which are known to cure rheumatism and gout. The city had always served as an attraction for many visitors from around the world since its lengthy history from the Roman era to this contemporary era.

The next stop of this tour is the town of Windsor, home of the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world. This castle is Queen Elizabeth the second’s favorite weekend respite.
In Windsor, the guide will take you to the most interesting attractions in the town. You can choose to visit the castle and view its famous St Georges Chapel, as well as the resting quarters of English kings and Queens.

From Windsor, the tour heads to London, which is approximately an hour’s drive from Windsor. The tour terminates in London and guests are then conducted to their accommodation.

London Private Tours- Chauffeur Driven Private Tour of the Beatles in London

This insightful three- hour tour offers you unmatched insight into the professional history of one of the most historic pop groups on the planet, the Beatles. The tour allows you to visit famous places in London, which are associated with the Beatles, such as the Abbey Road Studios and Paul McCartney’s home.

Your well versed and courteous chauffeur will carefully conduct you away from the crowded streets of bustling London, to a zone which offers you a greater dose of fresh air; offering you a unique urban Beatles’ adventure. The first stop of your tour is the only place the Beatles all lived together. You then continue to the Abbey Road Studios. In general, a London tour of the Beatles affords you the opportunity to capture the following venues: The location of the Beatles’ historic 'rooftop session', Paul McCartney's London home and offices, The birthplace of Beatlemania, The only place the Beatles ever lived together, The location of John's infamous 'bigger than Jesus' interview, The apartment where John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Ringo Starr, and even Jimi Hendrix all lived at different times, The studio where ‘Hey Jude’ was recorded, The film locations of A Hard Day's Night and Help! ,Carnaby Street, the epicenter of the Swinging Sixties, The registry office where Paul and Ringo each got married, The house where Paul lived with Jane Asher, Sign the famous wall in front of Abbey Road Studios, Have your photo taken on the Abbey Road crossing.

London Private Tours –Black Taxi Private Tour of London

Black taxi private tour of London is an interesting way to navigate the enchanting panorama of London in a rhythm and manner specially designed for you. You have the liberty to view London’s most compelling attractions at your own pace. You can even decide on your preferred itinerary of exploring London, enabling you to quench all your expectations. Your well informed knowledgeable guide will be at hand to offer insightful commentaries, as your tour transpires, ensuring that you reap the very best of this expedition.
Your adequately qualified and highly experienced Black Taxi driver is the deserved nominee to offer you this personalised and privileged service. London Black Taxi cab drivers are very knowledgeable, as they are obliged by law to sit the hardest taxi examination in the world. Therefore, they possess authoritative knowledge of London. Indeed, they have an unrivalled mastery of London. They are familiar with every alley, street and short cut in London. They are acquainted with all the historical sights, monuments and other attractions in the city. In the course of the tour, you can urge your guide to stop for photos or any other matter which you need to attend to. You permit your guide to choose the best route for you, or you can opt to be taken on a particularly preferred route. The two hour tour commences with your guide picking you up from your accommodation in Central London. Once the tour comes to an end, you can also urge your friendly guide to drop you off anywhere as you deem necessary. It’s a tour which offers you absolute flexibility, freedom and discretion.

Some of the famous sites you will visit during this exploratory private tour include the following: Tower of London, Tower Bridge, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Soho, Harrods, Covent Garden, Marble Arch,Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Whitehall, Downing Street. The Black Taxi cab can accommodate up to five passengers.

Tours from London –Best of England Tour from London

The tour affords the opportunity to capture the enticement of England’s most charismatic counties, which are graced by luscious greenery, well preserved architecture and inspiring landmarks. This expedition would enable one to visit Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and Wiltshire. All situated west of London, these three counties are generally regarded as constituting the heart of England, due to their unique ecological integrity, breathtaking and well maintained architecture, and a series of captivating quaint towns.  

This five-day tour usually sets off in London, heading North-West out of the city, transpiring pass the stunning English countryside. The first stop of the tour is just outside Oxford, one of the world’s most prominent University Cities. You can then enjoy a refreshing cruise of the River Thames that runs through the city. You get off your cruise at Central Oxford and indulge in a breathtaking promenade with your guide. Permit your eyes to feast on the charming golden-coloured architecture of the city. After exploring Oxford, the tour proceeds to scenic Cotswolds, halting in the town of Chipping Campden, where the first night will be spent in pre-arranged accommodation.

The second day of the tour commences with a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, a beautiful small market, which is the home of the renowned English playwright, William Shakespeare. A walking tour takes you to Shakespeare’s birthplace and burial site at Holy Trinity Church. After exploring this area, the tour again continues on the meandering roads of Cotswolds, affording timely opportunities for you to get off the coach and stretch your legs.

Day three and four are fundamentally dedicated to the exploration of the Georgian city of Bath and the interesting areas in its vicinity.

On day five, the tour proceeds from Bath to Stonehenge, then to Windsor Castle and finally back to London, completing a five-day memorable exploration of the heart of England.