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 […]

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

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 […]

Glasgow Travel Guide

Travel Guides People Make Glasgow – Official destination website for Glasgow. Glasgow City Council – Features travel information useful for visitors. Glasgow Guide – Tourist guide includes information on hotels, shops, pubs, clubs, photographs, visitor attractions, street maps. Blogs Girl Around Glasgow – Ramblings about life in Glasgow. Blog Posts I Heart My City: Julia’s […]

Edinburgh Travel Guide

Travel Guides This Is Edinburgh/ – Official guide to Edinburgh. Edinburgh and the Lothians – Information on Edinburgh and the Lothians from Visit Scotland. Edinburgh Castle – Information on Edinburgh, including Edinburgh Castle. Features entertainment, shopping, pubs, clubs, and accommodation. Edinburgh Travel Guide – Irish independent travel guide to Edinburgh, featuring how to get to […]

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, […]

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 […]