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London Travel

The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Inspires Americans to Visit Great Britain

A quick survey of Travel Leaders Network travel agents shows an uptick in clients interested in traveling to Great Britain, where there are many opportunities to learn about the monarchy.

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Top Five Favorite Travel Destinations Of Americans That Guarantee Surefire Satisfaction

Americans are spellbound by these five destinations they come in hundreds of thousands every year -- sometimes even more. The reason why is so obvious indeed.

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Brexit Calculator Entices Travelers To Fly To London On A Bargain

Virgin Atlantic introduced the Brexit Calculator to show that traveling to London has never been such a bargain.

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Drink Beer And Pay With Your Fingertips

Proud Camden, a London-based bar, allows customers to pay their drinks through their fingertips with a technology that captures their finger veins linked with the person's debit or credit account. Together with Sthaler and Hitachi, the team brought and developed the Fingopay system respectively, for customers to have a unique and safe way of paying for their drinks.

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V&A Tackles Prejudice With Opera Art Exhibition

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London will explore more about the prejudice of the opera industry as they partnered with the Royal Opera House to stage an exhibition about the art form from the late-Renaissance Italy up to present day. The initiative is considered to be the first exhibition to explore opera on a grand scale.

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What To Expect At London's Free Cheese And Wine Festival

Last year, the East Village in London had organized the Chocolate Festival, and now they will be hosting London's Free Cheese and Wine Festival on the first weekend of April, displaying the finest artisan cheese and wine from over 25 retailers. Lovers of the two treats will gather in one place as the festival opens the celebration to everyone free of charge.

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Traversing The Confusing Web Of London's Bike Lanes

London's bike lanes are as confusing as a spider's web. Many have tried to decipher the modern urban transport entanglements -- with some having limited success -- but this map may just be the solution.

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Skeletons At London's Train Tunnels To Be Displayed At Museum Of London Docklands

An excavation project in 2009 at the London Crossrail tunnel for the Elizabeth Line to open in 2018 had revealed 8,000 years of London history when archaeologists discovered what consists of human remains, porcelain ginger jar, and Mesolithic flint scraper among many others in the underground train tunnel. Now, 500 of the more than 10,000 discovered artifacts would be put on display at the Museum of London Docklands this Friday.

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Proposal For War Office Becoming A Five-star Hotel Draws Ire And Resentment Among The Public

The Grade II War Office Building at London's Whitehall will be turned into a £1 billion five-star hotel, and the people are not pleased with the idea of the developers 'mutilating' the Edwardian edifice. The Hinduja Group and OHL Developments would like another basement, three more floors, 1,100 rooms and a couple of amenities like spa, gym, and restaurants much to the dismay of Londoners.

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Every Time It Rains In London, This Brewery Would Serve Free Beer

A certain London Brewery would hand out free beer every time it rains and if people would live Tweet it pouring down for proof. Fullers Brewery just wants everybody to tweet @London_Pride to get a nice pint of drink at their place.

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Queen Elizabeth II Marks Her 65th Year As Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

The British monarchy will be commemorating the sapphire jubilee with Queen Elizabeth II marking her 65 years, the longest reigning monarch.

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York’s Royal Castle To Have Shop and Information Center Underneath The Hill

The City of York Council approved the £2m plan of English Heritage to build a shop and information center under the hill of Clifford's Tower. However, there has been an outcry among the public that it should stop because it defaces the ruins.

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London Bed Tax Irritates Would Be Sleepers

Bloody hell, London's bed tax sparked ire among hoteliers calling the new policy as "absolute folly." About 2,100 hotels will be affected by London mayor Sadiq Khan's initiative which could add up as much as £3.40 per night to the recent cost.

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From King Solomon’s Mine To Treasure Hunt App In London, 2017 Is Good Year For Archaeology

Archaeologists will find more interesting dig ups this year and would like the public to know more of their history and culture. More expeditions and creative initiatives have 2017 say it's the year of archaeology.

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Art In London Vending Machines Introduces Culture To The Masses

Where do you usually see art other than in the galleries? The idea of having them confined in high-end, professional art spaces has let the masses feel unwelcome or left out.

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