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 […]

Flight Review: Vietnam Airlines – London Gatwick to Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam Airlines

Flight: Vietnam Airlines VN 50 From: London Gatwick (LGW) To: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN) I flew with Vietnam Airlines from London Gatwick to Ho Chi Minh City, booking online via Skyscanner. This was the only direct option available, and it also happened to be the cheapest, so it was an easy decision. Other options […]

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 […]

Flight Review: Air France – Paris (CDG) to London Heathrow (LHR)

Air France at CDG

Flight: Air France AF 1780 From: Paris (CDG) To: London (LHR) I was flown as a guest with Air France from Paris (CDG) to London (LHR). This was a continuation of my flight from Montevideo to Paris. I was in Buenos Aires and Uruguay on behalf of Air France/KLM, who are promoting their South American […]

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

Flight Review: KLM – London Heathrow to Amsterdam [Business Class]

KLM at Heathrow

Flight: KLM KL 1008 From: London (LHR) To: Amsterdam (AMS) As part of my trip to South America on behalf of Air France/KLM, I was flown as a guest with KLM from London to Amsterdam, and then onwards to Buenos Aires. AF/KLM are promoting their South American destinations flying from the UK and connecting in […]

Flight Review: Cathay Pacific – Hong Kong to London Heathrow

Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong

Flight: Cathay Pacific CX 239 From: Hong Kong (HKG) To: London (LHR) I flew with Cathay Pacific from Hong Kong to London using Qantas frequent flyer points. I booked with Cathay as I was able to book a flight from Taipei to London, via Hong Kong. I was able to get a stop over in […]

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, […]