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Top 10 Tourism Destinations In London (part 1)

London with rich and unique history and amazing preserved British culture is one of the most beautiful tourism destinations in the United Kingdom. You will never run out of amazing things to do in this city as it has so many historical landmarks and great attractions to keep you busy.

Here are top ten stunning London tourism destinations that you must visit when you are in the city.

1. The Museum of London

The Museum of London has a stunning beauty to behold. With legendary exhibitions showing London through the ages, this famous landmark and architectural masterpiece holds a lot of British history, from prehistory to modern times. It offers unique collections including more than a million objects! If you are a history fan and want to understand more about the British Empire and how it became the great city like it is now, the Museum of London is a must-visit place.

2. The National Gallery

There goes a saying that, “A picture is worth a thousand words”. The same goes for the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, London. It is one of the unique popular destinations where art is at its finest. The gallery consists of collections from famous artists such as Leonardo da Vinci, Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Michelangelo, and Johannes Vermeer. Sometimes the educational gallery with a warm and welcoming atmosphere also has visiting exhibitions of other famous artists.

3. The London Museum of Transport

The London Museum of Transport, located in Covent Garden Piazza, holds fascinating secrets blowing your mind. It shows all that there is to transport with various collections including everything from vehicles and infrastructure to old photographs, recordings, and relics. Visiting the museum is also a great way to explore the history of transport in London and learn about the famous transport system of the city.

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Experiences in London on the cheap

London is one of the Europe’s costly towns. However with high-quality public transit, many unfastened museums, less costly performs, and amusing meals markets and pubs, the metropolis becomes extra low priced. Here are a number of my recommendations for savings.

London’s black cabs are iconic, but for the price of 1 ride, you can purchase an Oyster card transit skip, covering a week’s really worth of rides on buses and the London Underground (aka the Tube).

Finances sleeps. London is one of the few places I’d don’t forget staying in a series lodge. Goal an attractive community and read critiques at a lodge-reserving website together with reserving.com. Test public sale-kind web sites which include Priceline and Hotwire, which match tourists with empty inn rooms, regularly at expenses nicely below regular costs. Or e book thru Airbnb or a comparable enterprise as an alternative: I’d as an alternative rent a palatial room or apartment a 20-minute Tube trip from downtown than pay the same for a grubby finances lodge a 5-minute trip away.

London has plenty of loose performances, which includes lunch concert events at St. Martin-in-the-Fields and summertime movies at the inside track amphitheater near metropolis hall. There’s no rate to revel in the pageantry of the converting of the guard at Buckingham Palace, rants at speakers’ corner in Hyde Park (on Sunday afternoon), opulent shows at Harrods branch keep, the human beings-watching scene at Covent lawn and the colorful streets of the East stop. It’s unfastened to view the prison movement at the antique Bailey and the legislature at paintings in the houses of Parliament. You can get into a bit of the Tower of London and Windsor fortress by attending Sunday services in every location’s chapel (even though you’ll have chapel get admission to simplest). And, Greenwich is an less expensive trip: lots of its points of interest are unfastened, and the adventure with the aid of rail is reasonably-priced.

The London Walks excursions with professional courses are one of the quality offers going (approximately $16). Be aware that the guides for the “free” on foot excursions are unpaid by their organizations, and that they count on guidelines — I’d pay up the front for an expertly guided excursion alternatively. You’ll additionally locate fairly priced tours by bus, boat and motorbike.

Tickets for a lot of London’s maximum famous and steeply-priced attractions, consisting of the London Eye Ferris wheel, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, can be purchased online in advance, in order to no longer handiest prevent from status in ticket-shopping for traces, however will also generally save you some kilos consistent with price tag.

Bypass what’s completely pants (Brit-communicate for no longer really worth it). Skip the London Dungeon. It’s gimmicky, overpriced and a horrible fee, no matter what the long line on the door would possibly propose. And the price of the journey to the pinnacle of The Shard, western Europe’s tallest skyscraper, is alas even more breathtaking than its view.

In comparison with Broadway’s costs, London’s theater can be a good buy. Dearching for out the freestanding TKTS booth at Leicester square to get reductions from 25% to 50% on suitable seats (and full-charge tickets to the freshest suggests without a carrier fees). shopping for without delay at the theater container office can score you a incredible deal on identical-day tickets. A $6.50 “groundling” price ticket for a play at Shakespeare’s Globe is the satisfactory theater deal in town. Tickets to the open air Theatre at north London’s Regent’s Park start at approximately $30.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2019 London Marathon: 5 Special Inspirational Runners (part 1)

The largest marathon of the year has 42,000 runners, with a lot of special people, including five runners that BBC considers the biggest inspiration.

First held since 1981, the London Marathon is one of the six most prestigious marathons in the world – World Marathon Majors, alongside tournaments in Boston, Chicago, New York, Berlin and Tokyo. The record for full marathon running belongs to Eliud Kipchoge (male – 2 hours 3 minutes 5 seconds – set in 2016) and Paula Radcliffe (female – 2 hours 15 minutes 25 seconds – 2003). London Marathon 2019 has 42,000 athletes attending, taking place at 9:05 London time, Sunday 28/4/2019.

Runner to do charity: Police Leon McLeod

McLeod was one of the first three officers to be present at the scene of the terrorist attack on the London Bridge on June 3, 2017. The incident killed five people, including three people walking on the bridge, a police officer and the attacker himself. A 31-year-old secret police officer from London will run a fundraiser for PTSD999, a charity that assists emergency aid workers from a traumatic disorder.

Leon McLeod wants to raise £ 10,000 on the occasion of his run at the London Marathon Sunday 28/4. The total amount of money he took up yesterday, April 26 in London time, was £ 293.

He said he did not experience physical or psychological injuries like many other unfortunate people, but that attack in London that day was always a mark in his mind. He knew many colleagues in his industry were affected by the incident. Emergency relief workers still face tragic incidents every day across the country. The Grenfell tower fire and the 2017 London terrorist attack are the best examples.

Two years after the incident in London were two difficult years for him and many people. He sees the upcoming Marathon as an opportunity for him to raise money for a charity that has helped him and many others have the energy to live.

 

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UK built a wild park on the landfill site

Standing at the top of the visitor center at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, you may be disappointed with the view: a large field of bushes. Few know, however, that 10 years earlier, the landscape was even more disappointing: the garbage mountains piled up on one of Europe’s largest landfills.

For 50 years, Thurrock Thameside was a dump for London residents. But now only the discarded metal is the only thing reminiscent of that past.

The park may not look very attractive at first glance, but the Reserve is cared for by the Essex Wildlife Trust (EWT) and is a valuable refuge for some of the most rare species in the UK, such as cuckoo and striped snake , water rats and bees are extremely rare.

“This is the most beautiful scene in Essex,” EWT communications manager Emily McParland affirmed and urged visitors to come to the land at the mouth of the Thames to “honor the unspoiled landscape”.

“Many people do not know how shrubs are a valuable habitat. Shrubs are one of the most underrated habitats but some of Britain’s most iconic species need bushes to thrive, so that’s what we try to convey to travelers. ”

When opening the Thurrock Thameside Nature Reserve in 2013, Sir David Attenborough said the conversion marks a “new chapter” at the mouth of the Thames. In the following years, EWT said the number of plant species in the reserve increased from 48 to 91, including bee orchids, yellow rattle flowers and bird’s feet clover.

The sylvia communis, black-headed starches, thrushes and barren all use shrubs of thorns to build nests and make food. In the coming years, EWT plans to intercrop cereals and millet to attract many species of field birds that have been significantly reduced, including the Europeans, cranes and crows. Brother.

Reptiles such as the snake also proliferate, hibernate in peaceful bushes and wake up in the spring to warm up on the grass.

Thurrock Thameside is far from a well-cared but natural environment for this type of soil, says Professor Karl Williams, Director of the Center for Waste Management at Central Lancashire University.

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What to Buy for Your Family After A London Trip

Souvenirs are not just simple items you bring home after a trip, but most of all, they also show your love for your loved ones. Are you looking for meaningful souvenirs to give to friends and relatives, or you are looking to buy a unique item to keep as a souvenir after your trip to London? Here is a list of some souvenirs you can’t miss.

Book

One of the features that attracts visitors to London is a rich treasure of historical literature. If you have the opportunity to experience the life and culture of London, buy a few books to better understand the customs, beliefs and people here and the book is also an ideal gift for everyone. It can be said that books are the way to help us shorten the time and distance to integrate and feel the beauty of a land. Some famous bookstores in London that you can visit are Daunt Books, Lutyens & Rubinstein, London Review Bookshop, Foyles, Koenig Books, etc.

Postcard

Another interesting suggestion is to find postcards with many symbols representing the beauty of London. These postcards are an opportunity for you to introduce the beautiful sights and attractions you have come across to people at home. You can buy postcards at most attractions in London. Your relatives and friends will be delighted by this meaningful gift!

Liberty silk fabric

Considered a unique gift that you can only buy in London, Liberty silk fabric has an elegant color, eye-catching pattern, sophisticated design, and especially high-quality fabric. If you’re still wondering, not sure what to buy as a gift, try stopping by a few stores and choosing a few favorite fabrics!

Scarf

Scarf is one of the souvenirs that many tourists find buying when coming to London. You can find famous Liberty scarves; or you can order online, or buy in other fashion stores, shopping centers. These scarves are made from fabrics and printed with impressive motifs and prints. In particular, you can find towels printed with logo emblem of famous football clubs in the UK.

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Let’s Visit London Olympic Stadium!!!

London’s Olympic Stadium is the center of the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympic Games. This is the last stop in the 2012 Summer Olympics torch relay. This stadium is also the venue for the organize sporting events as well as the opening ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics.

The yard is located in the Olympic Park Stratford, London’s Lower Lea Valley East End. The stadium has a capacity of 80,000. Therefore, this is the third-largest stadium in the UK after Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium. Currently the yard is home to West Ham United F.C.

For nearly three years, more than 5,250 workers were involved in the construction of this £ 486 million ($ 777 million) project. The new project is located in Stratford, east of London. By design, this stadium can be significantly removed after the 2012 Olympic Games, leaving only 25,000 or 60,000 seats.

The 2012 Olympic Games stadium took a new approach. From sustainable architecture to temporary architecture – use only the materials, structures and operating systems needed for the event, then convert it for longer-term future use.

The 2012 Olympics were a catalyst for urban regeneration in East London, implementing a 20-30-year construction plan in just a decade and creating the largest parks for the city in more than 100 years. by. The stadium will also bring a sporting legacy to London, part of which will host the 2017 IAAF Athletics Championships.

Interesting things of the 2012 Olympic Stadium:
• 800,000 tons of land was removed before construction could begin
• 62.7m – the stadium height is half the size of the London Eye and is equivalent to the central span of the Tower Bridge
• 50km, which is the length when the stadium seats are next to each other
• 34 non-passenger double-decker buses – the weight the roof can withstand
• 56 different colors of rows of glass railings.

The awards that this project received:
• Emirates Glass LEAF (Leading European Architects Forum) Award 2012
• The RIBA 2012 award by the Royal British Institute of Architecture.

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Series of Boxing day matches: Too few gifts for London

The most disappointing team was Lampard’s Chelsea. Few would expect the army to be full of excitement after the Tottenham victory in the previous round, can give Southampton 3 points right at home.

This is the match that Chelsea tried to impose the posture. However, in a bad day of the players, Chelsea did not create great pressure on the Southampton field despite superior control of the ball (66% – 34%). Meanwhile, the visitors were playing with a certain posture and effective counter attacks.

31 minutes into the match, Michael Obafemi opened the scoring for the visitors. In the second half, Coach Lampard had two personnel changes when Mason Mount was replaced by Kurt Zouma (46 minutes) and Pulisic replaced Hudson-Odoi (67 minutes).

When the substitution of Chelsea was not effective, 73 minutes, Nathan Redmond fixed the score 2-0 for Southampton.

Losing the match, Chelsea still preserve the 4th position, but if they continue at their current form, they will surely not keep this position for long.

Also disappointing, another famous London team, Arsenal, had a 1-1 draw against a weaker opponent, Bournemouth.

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In order to give gifts to the coach in the club debut, the Arsenal players entered the game very determined. However, they did not deploy the attack because from the beginning, Bournemouth chose the annoying pressing play.

In the 35th minute, midfielder Dan Gosling finished close range after a cross from teammate Stacey to open the score for the home team Bournemouth. It was not until the 63rd minute that Arsenal got the equalizer by the striker Aubameyang.

Arsenal ended a day of disappointment and accepted the 11th position in the rankings.

On Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park, the team from the English capital West Ham also had to accept a 1-2 defeat, closing a bad day of competition for 3 of the 4 London teams.

This is the match that all 3 goals cleared in the second half. 57 minutes, Snodgrass opened the scoring for West Ham. Crystal Palace came from behind to win with goals from Cheikhou Kouyaté (68 minutes) and Jordan Ayew (90 minutes).

The only team in London to have fun was Tottenham, with a 2-1 victory at Brighton. However, this was a very difficult victory for Mourinho’s teachers and students, even though they were played at home.

This match, Tottenham does not have the service of striker Son Heung-Min (suspended for 3 matches). In the 37th minute, Brighton’s Webster defender headed home from a free kick to open the scoring for the visitors.

It was not until the second half, when Mourinho directed the students to push the speed, actively pressing, the home team could find their way to the opponent’s net. In the 53rd minute, Harry Kane leveled the score for the home team. Dele Alli set the score for Tottenham in the 73rd minute.

With this victory, Tottenham rose to 5th place and only 3 points behind Chelsea’s.

In the most noticeable match in the Boxing day series between the two top teams in the rankings, it was not very attractive.

At home to King Power, Leicester City lost 4-4 to Liverpool. The 2nd match in a row Leicester faced the top English Premier League teams and this time, Leicester’s weaknesses were more clearly revealed.
Leicester City players repeatedly made mistakes, could not withstand the pressure, while Liverpool was too strong. In Roberto Firmino (minutes 31 and 74), James Milner (minutes 71), Alexander-Arnold (minutes 78).

After the game, Liverpool have far surpassed the team after 13 points and the chance of winning the championship with teachers and coach Jurgen Klopp has never been more clear.

On the gift day, United gave their fans a meaningful gift of a 4 – 1 victory over Newcastle at home.

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London: The Best Christmas Destination in Europe

Christmas is the time when London is wearing a new shirt with fanciful beauty and shimmering by the flood light everywhere.

At Christmas and New Year, London is extremely decorated. Because this is not only a holiday shopping stimulus year-end event but also one of the most anticipated vacation of the year. Christmas in London England is the place to enjoy the festive atmosphere of Europe.

For people in England as well as many western countries, Christmas and New Year usually lasts two weeks or more, which is extremely important. This holiday season is the most awaited and respected British year. For the Christian people, this holiday season has special spiritual significance. As for non-practicing Britons, this is also an important occasion for them to reunite, gather with their families, and enjoy long days of rest.

One of the most interesting things about Christmas in London in England is that they still keep the habit of sending New Year cards in the mail to relatives and friends. This is a way of showing respect and thoughtfulness for intimate relationships. In addition, people have a habit of coming back to the family on Christmas New Year to gather with the family on this festival.

London is one of the largest and most ethnically diverse cities in the world, so the way the city celebrates Christmas every year is very special and elaborate investment. It is not only to celebrate the festival but also to show off the prosperity of the United Kingdom. Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, the busiest shopping streets in London, come close to Christmas with hundreds of decorative lights.

Oxford Street, for example, often decorates Christmas lights on a seasonal theme. There are years of decoration of snowballs, angels. There were years when the reindeer horns, or umbrellas hovering high, were reminiscent of the Mary Babins babysitter, the symbol of British popular culture.

Even if you are not a Christian, there is no shortage of ways for you to enjoy Christmas and feel special on this occasion especially when you are in London.

 

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The top 5 sports activities in the UK

UK is home to a numerous variety of sports. The lush geography has led to the development of football and rugby as country wide past instances, whilst other sports are slowly gaining a footing. Here are the top 5 sports activities in UK

Football

Football is the most famous recreation performed in UK and follows a traditional league gadget which consists of more than one hundred groups. The maximum popular league is called the foremost League and includes the 20 fine teams from everywhere in UK. The maximum popular of those teams are Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal. Football in UK is ruled by the Football Association that’s one of the oldest governing bodies inside the complete global. the two most famous football Championships in UK are FA Cup and the Capital One Cup. There are 92 expert soccer clubs that take part in each of those tournaments each 12 months.

Cricket

Cricket is the country wide recreation of the UK. and became famous inside the U.k. within the 17th century. Nowadays there are 18 professional county golf equipment within the UK with they all being named after historical counties. every summer time those county golf equipment take part in the First class County Championship, which includes leagues of exceptional groups in in which suits are played over four days.

Rugby

Rugby is one of the most popular professional and recreational team sports inside the UK and is divided into Rugby Union and Rugby League. the two sports activities are distinctive in regulations along with the quantity of gamers and in methods to boost the ball. The Rugby soccer League acts as the governing body of Rugby League inside the UK primarily based at pink corridor in Leeds, it administers the england Rugby League crew, the undertaking Cup, wonderful League and the Championships which form the expert and semiprofessional shape of the sport inside the UK The Rugby football Union remains the governing body for Rugby Union in the UK. This organisation promotes and runs the sport, organizes global matches for the England national team and educates and trains players and officers.

Badminton

Badminton is the maximum popular racket game in UK records and maintains to grow in popularity. The Badminton affiliation of england became established in 1893 and is now referred to as Badminton England. It’s miles the governing of badminton within the UK and is also a founding member of the worldwide Badminton Federation. The worldwide Badminton Federation is responsible for offering support to 41 countries in league shape and membership structure.

Tennis

Tennis is developing now not handiest as a participant sport but also as a spectator sport. Wimbledon is the maximum popular Tennis event in the UK and has been performed in England on account that 1877. Wimbledon is one of the four grand slam events at the ATP excursion which also includes the Australian Open, the U.S. Open and the French Open. The UK has many public facilities in the course of which provide tennis at little to no price for most people.

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London Travel: 10 Places You Should NOT Visit (part 2)

Canary Wharf shopping center

Canary Wharf is a large shopping center and towering high-rise buildings in the area. It seems that it can be considered a “small city” in London. This area is famous as the financial district of the capital. Therefore, it only has boring gray skyscrapers. Any visitor will find the business district more beautiful than the Canary Wharf in other vibrant areas of London.

The London Eye

The London Eye is one of the famous tourist attractions in London and is a symbol in this city. At 135m altitude compared to London it is not surprising that people wait. There will be the long lines of tourists waiting to be up there. Instead, you can use this time to visit other attractions in the city. A standard ticket costs £ 20. However, you should consider taking a trip down Alexandra Palace or Primrose Hill, to see the spectacular city skyline without spending money.

The Shard

Located a short distance from London Bridge Station, The Shard is perhaps one of the most iconic buildings in London. However, London does not lack beautiful views, you can actually get better views from places like Sky Garden and Heron Tower.

Madame Tussauds

The wax statues in London are undeniable, however, Madame Tussauds is not the only place in the world with these wax statues. So instead of crowding in this crowded spot, you can go to the Natural History Museum for a unique experience traveling to London.

Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus can be very famous. But in fact, aside from a few shops and statues of Eros, the circus is mostly just a transportation hub.

The club in Mayfair

If you’re looking to save money, Mayfair drinks are not a good option. Because the entrance ticket is significantly more expensive than in other areas of London. The Mayfair club also has a very different atmosphere from other places in the city.

Many people show a sense of ‘exclusivity’ to them, which can be frustrating for travelers who want to find London’s cultural flavor at this famous London attraction.

 

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