Telephone box and Battersea Power Station, London – England

Phone Box - London

One of my favourite buildings in London is the Battersea Power Station. After years of dereliction the power station will soon become apartments. Almost as redundant as a coal-burning power station are the iconic red telephone boxes of the UK. With most people now owning a mobile phone they are no longer serving their purpose. […]

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 […]

Where I Stayed: Travel Joy Hostel Chelsea, London

Travel Joy Hostels Chelsea, London

Hostel Name: Travel Joy Hostel Chelsea Address: 111 Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, London, England I stayed at the Travel Joy Hostel Chelsea in London, booked via Hotelscombined. I booked this hotel for its location which turned out to be a winning booking. Usually when I am booking a place in London I am struck down with […]

Where I stayed: Cheval Phoenix House, London

Cheval Phoenix House, London

Apartment Name: Cheval Phoenix House Address: 1 Wilbraham Place, Sloane Street, London SW1X 9AE, UK I stayed at the Cheval Phoenix House as a guest of Cheval Residences, who offer luxury serviced apartments in London. Phoenix House is located just around the corner from Sloane Square; a name synonymous with the well-to-do of London. The […]

Hahn/Cock, London – UK


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 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 > UK > England > London Travel Guide Accommodation London hotels – Search for discount for hotels in London with lowest rates guaranteed. Featured Site The London Pass is a sightseeing card which gives holders FREE ENTRY to over 60 sights and tourist attractions in London. Customers simply pay the once off price […]

[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 […]