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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And yet another London "map", replacing real place names with book titles. Curiouser and curiouser. Have a look .
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Re: Alternative London Tube Maps.

PortMoresby ·
And map-ish, London from above, beautiful pictures . I could go on and on, and apparently mean to!
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Re: London Hits Visitor Record, Manchester Wants More

Travel Rob ·
I'm not sure if all of their reasons to why tourism is up in Manchester are right, but at least some of them are. I think the main reasons tourism's up is that people are discovering how nice a destination it is and how inexpensive the city can be compared to London. And they tell their friends. Visit Manchester has really done a great job promoting the city and it's paying off. Here's a trip report from Gumbo! https://www.travelgumbo.com/blo...ty-will-surprise-you
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VisitBritain, British Air point out "undiscovered places"

Paul Heymont ·
The UK has been having a tourist boom, with record inbound traffic over the last 6 months and is looking to keep it going. The official tourist promotion agency and the "flag" airline have teamed up on a series of ads touting less-known attractions to...
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Philly-London: Delta and American add flights

Paul Heymont ·
Both American, which already flies the route and Delta, which doesn't, are adding flights between Philadelphia and London—and increased competition usually means an opening for some sales as well...keep an eye peeled! Both services start in the...
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For those who hate Heathrow, Gatwick plans new allure

Paul Heymont ·
London's Gatwick Airport, second only to Heathrow in British air traffic, is in a hot competition with Heathrow for the right to build an additional runway to accommodate growing air traffic in Southeast Britain. Part of its strategy is to line up a...
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Those darn computers! Outage snarls London

Paul Heymont ·
Computer outages in Britain's air traffic control system are fouling up flights in and out of London, as controllers limit the number of flights to what they can handle without the misbehaving machines.  DETAILS   (and updates) from USA Today.
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Europe's busiest runway gets busier...

Paul Heymont ·
Gatwick Airport, London, has installed new software for Airport Collaborative Decision Making, a concept that means all vendors, airlines and the airport itself sharing information for safety and efficiency. The result is an increase in the airport's...
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$240 NY-London, LA $320: Norwegian Air

Paul Heymont ·
Norwegian Air Shuttle, a low-cost carrier that has begun flying trans-Atlantic from Oslo now plans to offer service by this summer to NYC and LA from London Gatwick. The announced fares are $240 each way to NY and $320 to LA--less than half the cost...
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Wow! Iceland Express successor adds U.S. flights

Paul Heymont ·
The headline's not a pun; Wow Air is the company that bought budget carrier Iceland Express in 2012. The carrier will now re-enter the U.S. market with roundtrip Boston-Reykjavik-London Gatwick flights, connecting in Reykjavik with its other European...
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Provence Help

Former Member ·
I'm going to my cousin's wedding in London in June, and I've got 10 days to play with after. I saw a crazy book...Provence 1970...full of great cooks and how they changed food here, so I want to go there. What's the best ways to spend 10 days in...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, January 24, 2015: The Secret Garden

PortMoresby ·
  Many cities have private gardens tucked away from prying eyes, although in a big city anywhere they’re an enormous luxury.  London seems to be particularly adept at hiding some pretty large outdoor spaces, just as the country as a...
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Ten Top Art Shows for 2015

Paul Heymont ·
If you're one of those people (I am) who sometimes picks a travel destination because of a spate of good exhibits, here's some help or temptation from The Guardian (UK). They've published a list of ten good ones for 2015, scattered across Europe,...
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New code for London's buskers: Sing, share, go, please!

Travel Rob ·
          Photo from Wikimedia Commons,Author ProfDEH The  new code of Code of Conduct  for Buskers (Street Performers) in London was issued on Monday by Mayor Boris Johnson. These official...
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London legalizes Airbnb, similar rentals

Paul Heymont ·
Making good on its February promise  to legitimize short-term rentals up to 90 days a year in London (already permitted elsewhere in UK), the UK government's Deregulation Act has been passed in Parliament and, with the Queen's assent, become law....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 4, 2015: Take a Seat, Please!

Paul Heymont ·
A stack of chairs turns into an abstract display of color simply by turning a digital camera dial. At the other end of the spectrum, with color limited to shades of black and white, they are equally abstract but quite different!   Both images...
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Eurostar's direct London-Marseille route opens

Paul Heymont ·
London-Marseille in 6-1/2 hours without changing trains, or heading early to airports and finding your way back to downtown. That's the premise of Eurostar's new direct service from London's Saint Pancras to Marseille's Saint Charles stations. The...
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Miss the Knight Bus? Now London plans night Tube!

Paul Heymont ·
No, it won't stop at Diagon Alley or any of the other Harry Potter locations, but Transport for London will start 24-hour service next spring on 5 major lines and part of another. The service will start with weekends, but may expand. There will be 6...
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New London life for an old idea: floating baths

Paul Heymont ·
Recreation advocates have launched a well-publicized Kickstarter campaign to help fund construction of a floating freshwater swimming pool in the Thames, just off the Embankment.   The project, called Thames Baths, whose full cost is estimated at...
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Toronto scales new heights in Tourism

Paul Heymont ·
Add Toronto to the list of cities, including New York and London, that have recently reported record new levels of tourism. In Toronto's case, it adds up to over 14 million overnight guests.   While its sports teams, the CN Tower, markets and...
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Airbnb to be legal in London

Paul Heymont ·
Britain's Parliament is now considering a bill, proposed by the Housing Minister, to remove London-only restrictions that have made it illegal for tenants and homeowners to rent out their space for short stays without complicated planning permission...
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EASY WAYS TO TRAVEL IN LONDON DURING PEAK HOURS

John ·
London, which is the English capital, has an incredible public transport network. An agency, called Transport for London (TfL), controls all kind of public transport such as London Underground, Overground, Buses, Tramlink, Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and London River Services. Although London has an efficient transport system, travelling could become a little less convenient during peak hours as is the case with any major city in the world. Most people travel during these times which force...
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Best Ways To Reach Heathrow Airport Quickly In London

John ·
Heathrow airport is the international airport in London, United Kingdom. It is the busiest airport in Europe and the seventh busiest in the world based on the total number of passengers travelling through this airport. It swashes 81 airlines and has 204 terminals in 80 countries. Also, it is the hub for one of the world’s biggest airlines-British Airways. London Heathrow is easily approachable from London and from all over the United Kingdom utilizing both, public and private transport...
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London claims honors for most-visited city...again!

Paul Heymont ·
  MasterCard Global Destinations Index   Based on projections for the rest of this year, London is again claiming victory over arch-rivals Paris and Bangkok for the title of most-visited city. It's held the honor 5 times in 7 years,...
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Airbnb's stunt: floating a house on the Thames

Paul Heymont ·
This is not your regular houseboat. It's a complete two-bedroom residence complete with a lawn, a tree and a doghouse. Airbnb built it on a barge for publicity to celebrate the recent Deregulation Act that lets Londoners legally rent out their homes...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, June 14, 2015: Visiting the Shard, London

Non Stop Destination ·
  I've lived in London for the past 5 years and watched, with great anticipation, the Shard being built from its foundations to one of the tallest buildings in Europe. The Shard stands proud as a new addition to the London skyline, and 2 years...
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London Delays All Night Tube

Travel Rob ·
London Underground's plan for an all-night service on Friday and Saturday on 5 key lines has been delayed. The launch was supposed to be this September 12. They want to settle their dispute with the train drivers over pay and conditions...
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The Space Race from the Soviet Side Displayed at London's Science Museum

Travel Rob ·
There's an exhibition at the London Science museum called Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age." It has technology that put the first dog, man and woman into orbit on display and most of it has never seen outside of Russia,   There...
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London Gatwick Airport Has Busiest Month Ever

Travel Rob ·
    Photo of Gatwick Car Parking: Wikimedia Commons, Author Mary and Angus Hogg London Gatwick announced the busiest month in its history with more than 4.53 million passengers traveling through the airport in August. This was an...
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French Embassy in London Fights to Block Tycoon's Basement Car Museum

Travel Rob ·
            Tower Bridge inLondon/Photo by DrFumblefinger   The French government has called Jon Hunt's plans for a car museum in a new mega-basement in his mansion a...
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Albert Memorial, Kensington Gardens, London (Where Gumbo Was #247)

DrFumblefinger ·
Gumbo was visiting the Albert Memorial in London's Kensington Gardens. The memorial is a tribute to Prince Albert, Queen Victoria's husband, who died of typhoid fever at the age of 42.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day: April 15th, 2014. Deck Chairs in Hyde Park

IslandMan ·
  On a past trip to London (England that is), we stayed at a hotel in South Kensington which was only a short walk to Hyde Park. On a sunny Autumn morning we were taking a morning stroll and noticed these deck chairs set up by the banks of the...
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London Hits Visitor Record, Manchester Wants More

Paul Heymont ·
London had a record—just under 17 million—overseas visitors in 2013, even more than in the 2012 Olympic year.  MORE   Meanwhile, Manchester, hometown of the Industrial Revolution and of one of the world's most famous soccer...
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How Much Do You Love the London Tube?

PortMoresby ·
Enough to live in it?  Developers have bought a disused London tube station and plan to convert it, and the building above, to luxury apartments. The rest of the story:http://londonist.com/2013/11/g...nto-luxury-flats.php
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 3, 2013: Houses of Parliament and River Thames, London, England

DrFumblefinger ·
 One of the most iconic images of England is that of the Houses of Parliament (House of Lords and House of Commons), and its famous clock tower (Big Ben).  Situated in the heart of London, for centuries the site of British government and...
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Marriott Teleports Guests to a Marriott Future

Paul Heymont ·
Marriott Hotels has teamed up with companies at the bleeding edge of virtual reality to allow guests to be "teleported" to distant destinations, where a future Marriott awaits them along with local attractions in Hawaii, London and more. It's a...
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London's Fireworks: Pay Up or Watch TV

Paul Heymont ·
London's New Years Eve fireworks on the Thames will be a ticketed event this year, with just 100,000 tickets sold at £10 each. The goal is to reduce the number of spectators and make managing the event easier. The Mayor, Boris Johnson, says...
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Where Canadians Travel Most

Paul Heymont ·
REPAIRED LINK! A new Hotels.com ranking shows London and Paris have pushed former #3 vacation spot Orlando down to #5. New York and Las Vegas swapped spots at the top, with NY #1 again. See the rest of the list HERE  
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London, in a Green Bus

PortMoresby ·
For those of you lucky enough to be in London, the UK's National Trust has "new ways to enjoy London" this summer, including tours guided by well-known personalities in beautiful restored Green Line Routemaster coaches (that's buses).  I...
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Like Gin? A New London Museum

PortMoresby ·
A new museum opened in London this week, at the Beefeater Distillery in Kennington. Tours complete with provided iPad guide and a G&T for your 12 entry fee. Londonist has the full story . Did you know? Beefeater Gin is made up of 9 botanicals - Juniper, Coriander Seed, Lemon Peel, Seville Orange Peel, Almond, Angelica Root, Angelica Seed, Liquorice and Orris Root.
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Catching the Tour de France 2014

HistoryDigger ·
  My husband Hans and I have been Tour de France fans for almost thirty years. In 1992, we caught Miguel Indurain, riding for Banesto , win the Tour in Paris. A classic Tour athlete, Indurain holds the record for the most consecutive (five) Tour...
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Vienna's new novelty: Wooden skyscraper

Paul Heymont ·
A new trend in 'green building' may be emerging with the construction of a 24-story wood building in Vienna and a taller one planned for London.
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'Swap fogs for frogs'—Paris biz plan for Brexit

Paul Heymont ·
Playing on Britain's slang name of 'frogs' for French people, a French business district works to lure companies fleeing Brexit.
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My Favorite Pile of Bricks: London's St Pancras

Paul Heymont ·
St Pancras International and the St Pancras Hotel, once tagged for demolition, live on to serve, and to captivate hearts anew.
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Surprise! Naples Best Pizza Invades Rome

Paul Heymont ·
Famed for pizza and featured on film, Naples favorite da Michele is opening in Rome just ahead of a new branch in London.
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Little Venice: Unexpected London

Paul Heymont ·
Far from the most famous attractions of London, an unusual neighborhood along a stretch of the Regent's Canal
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East End London: Around the world in food

Paul Heymont ·
In a neighborhood populated by waves of immigrants for centuries, the food is varied...and wonderful.
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East End Street Art, London

Paul Heymont ·
London's East End has quite a bit of unusual street art, with all kinds of viewpoints. Here's a selection for you!
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September 28, 2016: London Bridge - Lake Havasu, AZ

Samantha ·
Samantha takes us back to Lake Havasu, and the story of how the 1830 London Bridge came to the American desert.
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Nude nightclub hits locker-room snag

Paul Heymont ·
A proposed nude nightclub forgot to plan for lockers and security; they'll try again soon.
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