Poppies at the Tower of London

Poppies Tower of London

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red is an art installation in the moat of the Tower of London, commemorating the centenary of the start of World War I. At the start of October I was staying near the Tower of London so I would walk by every day and see the volunteers adding more […]

Hahn/Cock, London – UK

Hahn/Cock

In London’s Trafalgar Square there is a spare plinth where instead of a stuffy statue of a “dead white man” there is a rotating public art installation. On my latest visit to London it features the sculpture Hahn/Cock, by the German artist Katharina Fritsch. Travel Photos: London photo gallery

Travel from London to Amsterdam from £18 one-way

Travel from London to Amsterdam from £18 one-way

With the UK being an island it’s easy enough for visitors to forget that you can actually get the bus to continental Europe from London. Eurolines are currently offering a deal where you can travel from London to Amsterdam from £18 one-way (which includes the booking fee). That’s around $30USD for those outside the UK, […]

Manchester Travel Guide

Travel Guides Visit Manchester – The official destination website for Manchester, UK. manchester.com – Manchester guide including hotels, accommodation, nightclubs, restaurants, shopping, and Manchester United sections. Mancunian Matters – Greater Manchester news, sport, entertainment, LGBT and food and drink. Includes Manchester United and Manchester City football coverage. Blogs Now Then – A magazine, website, blog […]

London Travel Guide

Travel Guides Visit London – Official travel site. Londonist – From the Gothamist stable of destination guides, Londonist posts regular updates on things to do and what’s going on in London. Londontopia – News and articles about London. The London Insider – Reviews and pictures of restaurants, events, shows, bars, clubs, tourist spots. Love London […]

[Travel Photo] London in red, London – UK

Holborn- London

[London in red] 2013 marked the fifteenth year in a row that I have visited London. That is the longest run I’ve had for any destination, and one that I am happy to continue. It all started in 1999 when I first arrived in London on a working holiday visa. That counted for three calendar […]

Flight Review: Iceland Express – New York – Reykjavik – London

Iceland Express - Ed Force One

[Ed Force One – Iceland Express with Iron Maiden livery at Keflavik Airport] Cheap flights to Iceland and flying with a rock star pilot Iceland have two airlines that operate internationally from Keflavík (near Reykjavik): the full service airline Icelandair, and low cost airline Iceland Express. I booked with Iceland express purely on price. While […]

Phat Phuc Noodle Bar – A little bit of Saigon in London

Phat Phuc Noodle Bar

One of the many things I love about London is how practically all of the nations of the world are represented when it comes to food. I always like to look at the menus from the countries I have been to and see if I remember the dishes (and compare the prices). Walking down Kings […]

Victoria Station, London – UK

victoria-station

Victoria Station, London – UK. Travel Photos: London Photo Gallery

Coffee of the day: The Troubadour, London – UK

Troubadour

When I’m in London I usually stay around the Earl’s Court/Gloucester Rd area. It’s in well to do leafy West London and has good transport connections. It is also home to one of my favourite cafe’s – the Troubadour. The Troubadour has been around since 1954 and it was a famous music venue in the […]