Posts Tagged ‘London’

The Best Oyster Bars in the World

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There is so much meat in the world and there is only so much of it we can eat before the taste fatigue comes in or the faintly detected health issues come out. When you get tired of eating chicken, pork and meat, the best recourse would be to scope out how seafood is being served up.

For that sudden piscetarian streak in your appetite, there is nothing better to try than an oyster bar. Check out the best oyster bars and see if there is one right in your corner.

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How to go around London on a budget

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A London holiday is always on a traveller’s list but we can not deny that a London get away is expensive. The exchange rate makes the truth harder to accept but you really do not have to burn a hole in your pocket to enjoy London. Experts see the British pound to take a slight dip through April or May so you have a window for a London trip. London is a big place and of course you still have to pay for a place to stay, for places you visit, and for your dining and transportation, but here are some London travel tips to stretch your budget:

Don’t book a hotel in central London

A big chunk of your London holiday budget will be for your hotel accommodation. You can still find a cheap London hotel if you avoid the city center. A few nights just outside Central London will save you a lot of money with rooms going for around $105 per night and you are just twenty minutes from the heart of the action.

25 Things you can do in Europe for free

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With the tough economy and unstable exchange rates, going for a holiday in Europe does not come cheap. If you are on a tight budget, every discount or freebie is a big help to stretch you travel money. Here are some of the best things to do in Europe for free:

Watch the sunset at Pliazzale Michelangelo in Florence, Italy

The Piazzale Michelangelo is just a few minutes away from the city center of Florence. The place provides a spectacular view that can be considered as one of the best in Italy. You will also see here one of the fake David’s in Florence. It is great to see this place during the day but it is a different experience when you get there before sunset and watch the sun go down the horizon.

Listen to the choir of Westminster Abbey in London

Top Airport Transfer Deals in the World

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Every time you arrive at a strange new airport without a pre-arranged transfer to your hotel, you worry about the same things: will your luggage be safe? Will you get to your hotel on time? Will you have to shell out a lot of money just to get there?

While airport taxis may look more convenient than public transportation services like railways, taxis are not always the best options. People can end up burning as much as $32 more on taxi fares from the airport compared to what they would spend should they decide to hop onto a train.

Wherever your destination may be, below are the best alternatives to expensive taxi transfers.

Heathrow, London

Should you find yourself in London’s Heathrow Airport, the cheapest airport transfer you can get is through the Heathrow Express Train. This will only cost you around $25. In about 25 minutes, you’d already reach downtown London.

Knowing London Like A Pro

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Well, dear friends, you are not greenhorns anymore. Of course, you still don’t master the charming Cockney accent, but are not a foreigner visitor in the happy city of London. And if happens that you read some English books in the pre Internet era, there were sure some books about London.

I think that no other mega city was so much sung and spelled like London! Oliver Twist, Sherlock Holmes, British Queens and Kings and much many others pale when comparing them to London. As London is for sure much better painted in all those books!

London for book lovers, this is the event I am proposing to you first! Use the guided tours, or simply take a map and try to discover the magic of London as it breaths in many notorious books. If you wanna get something from Charles Dickens‘ naturalism and discover the traces of  Oliver Twist, visit the poor neighborhoods of London. Or walk along The Tower Bridge over the Thames to get a flair of  “Our Mutual friend”, also a Dickens masterpiece.

Strange London architecture

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If you think to London as an old obsolete city with old dusty buildings, must reconsider at once. London is also a modern everchanging fascinating city . Its city marks are not only the traditional Big Ben, Tower Bridge, Westminster Abbey etc!

No, Sir, it also has its modern buildings, and some of them are more than modern: they are even stranger!

London Eye, a modern citymark

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Thinking to London shall not mean only old buildings, obsolete citymarks. Not at all, this huge city has also a modern touch.

The London Eye is one of them. But what is London Eye actually? First look, and then read further.

London Eye, also named Millenium Wheel, is the tallest Ferris wheel in Europe, measuring 135 metres.

The London Eye is located on the western end of Jubilee gardens, on the south bank of River Thames. When former Prime Minister Tony Blair opened it to public on 31.12.1999 it was supposed to become one of London’s citymarks and major attractions. Which the London Eye did succesfully: it is the most popular paid tourist attraction in the U.K. (3 600 000 visitors former year)!

Top 10 London attractions for free

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All eyes are on London as Prince William ties the knot with Kate Middleton this coming week. Hotels are booked for those who want to do some royal spotting. No one can deny that a London holiday means expensive London hotels but did you know that you have a ton of options when it comes to free things to do in London. Here are some of the best London attractions that you can enjoy for free:

Museum of London

A lot of travelers missed the Museum of London but it is another great London attractions. You will have a good idea of how the city evolved from the geology around the Thames through the Anglo-Saxons and through the important events of the recent past.

Borough Market