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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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Sports Science Development at Universities in London (UK)

Sports Science is the application of course knowledge to enhance sports performance. It includes psychology, physiology, nutritional science, and performance analysis. Universities in the UK offer courses that integrate training in the latest medical theory and technology.

Sports science is a discipline that studies the mechanisms of how the body works when exercising, and the effect of physical activity on health and athletic performance, from the cellular range to all body. Sports science studies are basically an integration of the following areas:

  • Exercise physiology
  • Sport psychology
  • Anatomy
  • Movement science – biomechanics
  • Biochemistry

Through research, sports scientists have developed a great deal of knowledge about how the human body responds to movement, exercise patterns, the environment, as well as various stimuli. The demand for sports scientists, coaches and advisors are increasing according to the world’s trend for the best possible performance.

Sports Science courses in the UK, especially London, provide lectures with industry experts and internships with professional teams and the opportunity to participate in conferences. The need for sports scientists has never been this big when so many sports understood the technological revolution. In particular, athletes must understand their bodies from the inside out to stay in a peak state.

As the creator and maker of rules for football, rugby, cricket, and many other sports, the UK has a unique position in teaching the science behind the sport. The success of the English Premier League has proved the extraordinary appeal and brand identity of sport in this country, with competitive sport being a pillar at the school and a national obsession in all ages.

Sports Science graduates can become coaches, physiotherapists, sports psychologists, sports agents, personal trainers, fitness coaches, program advisors members and local sports development staff.

If you want to study the best Sports Science courses in the UK, please refer to the Guardian University Guide 2020’s Top 10 Universities by Subject Rankings below:

  • University of Glasgow
  • Loughborough University
  • Kingston University
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Durham
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Portsmouth
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Essex

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London Travel: 10 Places You Should NOT Visit (part 1)

Oxford Street or Madame Tussauds Museum are famous destinations in the capital of England. However, many people think these are places to avoid on any trip to London. Let’s the reason in the article below!

Restaurants in Leicester Square

As a venue for London movie shows and cinemas, Leicester Square has become a popular tourist attraction in London with visitors. However, any Londoner knows Leicester Square is not famous for its food. Many restaurants raise their prices knowing that tourists are willing to spend money because they think the food here is great. In fact, most of the restaurants in Leicester Square are chain restaurants, so if you’re looking to experience the best independent restaurants in London, Soho might be a better area to check out.

Oxford Street

This is one of the most famous places in the city. Everyday visitors flock to Oxford Circus to shop at the retail stores here. With almost all the shops you want to visit are within a very short walking distance. Thus, it is the paradise of shopaholics. However, in recent years, this area has become too crowded. Overloading has even led to plans to turn this road into a walking street to create more space for shoppers. To avoid the crowds on Oxford Street, you can find other great shopping options such as Carnaby Street and Brick Lane.

City of London (on weekends)

City of London is the term used for London’s historic financial district. During the week, busy city employees come to the area’s bars and restaurants to enjoy drinks after work to relax. However, on weekends, the City of London is like a ghost town. If UK tourists are coming to this area, make sure you go in the middle of the week, otherwise, you might be disappointed with the overly tranquil atmosphere here.

The big shopping center

They are nothing special and alluring. It’s just like the big shopping malls in the US that people often see. If you want to satisfy your shopping needs in London, there are a number of shopping sites that show off London’s great culture including Covent Garden and Bond Street.

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5 Most Famous Markets in London

London is famous for many markets selling all kinds of items you want to buy. Classic clothes, antiques, electronics, flowers and perfumes can be purchased as gifts. Each market inherently has its own unique features that attract tourists to explore. From the famous Camden outdoor market or the beautiful Convent Garden to the Portobello Road market, which specializes in selling the world’s largest antiques.

1. Bermondsey Market

Bermondsey Market is only open on Fridays from 6m – 2pm and only sells antique items. Browsing through antique collections like 18th-century paintings or world-class antique maps are interesting things you can find at London’s famous bazaar.

2. Brick Lane

Brich Lane is considered as a cheap market in London that impresses tourists by its cultural characteristics and popular items. This is where you can choose to buy and haggle, check out old leather bags. In addition, the market is impressive with many traditional British coffee restaurants along the street.

3. Brixton Market

This is a community market organized by local merchants. And the highlight of the south London market is the attractive food from all over the world. If you are not interested in food, you can hunt for jewelry, household items or books on the market.

4. Borough Market

Borough Market is the oldest vegetable and fruit market in London. This is one of the ideal destinations for all chefs, cooks, restaurant managers and cooking lovers. Coming to the market, visitors will be attracted by the food and food stalls. Borough Market is also famous for offering the best local fresh produce and best ingredients in the world.

5. Camden Market

Camden Market is just as famous as Camden Lock Market is actually an area close to major retail market chains. It sells everything from hot dishes, attractive to handmade jewelry to add to clothing. That’s why many people spend the day exploring this famous London market.

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Interesting Facts about Big Ben

Located right in London, Big Ben has long been a pride of the people of England. Every year, Big Ben still attracts millions of visitors each year. And every time the sun goes down, the Big Ben clock tower is illuminated on four clock faces so that anyone from afar can still admire its beauty.

Big Ben clock tower is 157 years old this year

The Big Ben clock tower is part of Charles Barry’s design. The tower is designed in Victorian Gothic style and is 96.3 m high. The first 61-meter design of the structure was a clock tower, including brick-covered bricks. The rest of the tower’s height is a cast iron pyramid structure. The foundation is 15 x 15 m wide, 3 m thick concrete and 7 m deep underground. Tower weight 9553 tons. Four 55 meter high watch faces on the ground. Due to the condition of the ground since its construction up to now, the tower is slightly inclined to the northwest about 0.26 degrees.

When the tower was completed, the four clock faces were original colors of yellow and cobalt blue. However, in the 1930s, the four dials were painted in the black and gold we see in recent years. Up to now, Big Ben is 157 years old, ringing every 15 minutes and emitting an alarm when every new hour passes.

The real name of the Big Ben clock tower

Actually Big Ben full name is Clock Tower – Palace of Westminster. This is a clock tower structure on the northeast side of the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London, England. The tower is also mistakenly called St. Stephen’s Tower.

Big Ben clock tower was renamed in 2012

On June 4, 2012, Big Ben was officially renamed Elizabeth Tower on the occasion of the Diamond Vedic Celebration marking the 60th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. However, perhaps the name Big Ben is still more popular today.

Big Ben will not ring until 2021

In the remodeling plan of the Big Ben clock tower, the clock frame will be disassembled and meticulously tested and repaired each gear. The four watch faces will be refurbished and cleaned. The frames of the four dials will be repainted and three 4.2 meter long hands will be completely replaced. In addition, the entire cast iron roof of the clock tower was removed for repairs.

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Olympic Complex in London After 4 Years

Many buildings are dedicated to the London 2012 Olympic Games and until now when the Olympic torch lights up in Rio, the British are still struggling to find ways to reuse these works.

British newspapers have used the word “heritage” to talk about all the works in the Stratford. An entire area of 17,000 square meters east of London 4 years ago was completely built, from stadiums, gymnasiums, athletes’ houses, to giant contemporary artworks. British newspapers believe that any city after the Olympics has these legacies. and when the Olympics are closed this year, Rio will have a long-term headache to find a way to take advantage of its heritage.

Specifically, the Olympic stadium only has a stable role since this summer. After 4 years of “up and down”, this season, this will officially be the home of the East London Capital – Westham United. ArcelorMittal Orbit was built with ambition to become a London icon like Effel in Paris is bad. It was classified as an architectural disaster right after its debut in 2012. After four years, this tower was actually used. From this summer, Orbit becomes the world’s longest sliding pipe. According to the Independent, London costs another 3.5 million pounds to repair towers and build sliding pipes. But at least, it is not abandoned now, can sell tickets and the city expects to repay its capital after 5 years.

Compared to the ruins of the Beijing Olympic works, or Athens earlier, according to British media, London’s £ 12 billion in Olympic four years ago cannot be compared to the wastage. No one denies the inspirations of the Olympics, but the price of economics in return is always proven to be too great. Economy Brazil is in a recession phase and the question of $ 12 billion spent in Rio 2016 will be loss or profit. Will this Olympics save Brazil from recession or accelerate this process? This is also an issue that has been reported by the press as much as the Olympic medals.

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Unique Experience in London that You Should Try When Visiting This City

With a long history and culture, London is suitable for many interesting activities. In addition to famous buildings, the capital of England has many interesting experiences waiting for visitors.

Overnight at London Zoo

London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. There are more than 700 animals, including many rare and precious species such as Sumatran tiger, Asian lion, penguin, etc.

Visitors here can register 3 special itineraries: sunset tour, torch night tour and early morning tour. Attractions include: Land of lions, tigers territory, Gorilla kingdom, Africa, rainforest life, nightlife, outback. The accommodation is Gir Lion Lodge with houses built in Indian Gujarati style.

Visit the Roman temple worshiping the god Mithras

London has nearly 2,000 years of history and was a town before the Romans attacked England. They turned this place into a fortified city and carried mystical beliefs. The temple of Mithras, built in 300, was discovered in 1954.

Currently, visitors can explore the temple in the private museum below Bloomberg’s European headquarters. The temple was restored to look like it was excavated for the first time. Here, visitors listen to the recording presentation, in the dim light and the smoke.

Drink coffee in Victorian toilets

Fitzrovia is a cafe you should visit when you arrive in London. In Victoria, this space was a public toilet. The old urinals (cleaned) are now preserved and become the highlight in the shop. Another reason to visit the coffee shop is the sophisticatedly designed entrance, which many people think is a working public restroom.

Kayaking on Thames River

Kayaking is a fun way to see London from a completely new perspective. Visitors will cross the stream through famous locations such as Big Ben Clock Tower, Parliament House, London Tower Bridge. You can even go through Hampton Court Palace – King Henry VIII’s residence. Tours usually last 2 or 4 hours, cost 36 and 60 pounds.

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£350 Million Villa Abandoned in London

Anvil Varma, a villa owner here, called this place as one of the most expensive landfills in the world.

The unique street officially called Boulevard Bishops in Hampstead, North London is a road with 66 houses which are the most expensive houses in England. The adventurous urban adventurers went into some huge empty mansions here, where spider webs covered with dilapidated walls and ceilings covered large rooms like primitive caves.

Pools in drained houses and bedrooms were abandoned for many years as in the bodies of giant ships. Many of the villas were uninhabited for more than a quarter of a century. The average price for these street houses is over £ 1 million in the late 1980s and is currently £ 15 million.

In 2014, a survey by The Guardian showed that a total of 16 of these street villas were completely uninhabited, while others were only used by the owner for a short period of time. year. A resident here shared that 95% of people living here don’t really live here. This is a bad place to live.

 

This person said the place was very boring and the road was always narrow. She didn’t think many people wanted to live in such big houses.

The average home price in the UK is now £ 230,776, 65 times lower than an average villa here (£ 15 million). Currently, one-third of the most expensive villas in this segment are empty. They have a total value of about 350 million pounds. There are more than 120 bedrooms in empty houses.

Uninhabited homes include a row of ten £ 73 million villas that have been virtually unused since they were purchased between 1989 and 1993. The buyer was identified as a Saudi royal family. In addition, owners of these villas also have Brunei Sultan, Heather Mills and Sir Billy Butlin who is the founder of the UK holiday budget fund.

Billionaire Richard Desmond, the former owner of Express Expressapers and North & Shell’s founder, Ok! Magazine publisher, also owns a street villa. In 2016, it was reported that Justin Bieber was renting a villa with 15 bedrooms on Boulevard Bishops for £ 108,000 per month.

And in 2008, former Kazakh President Nurseult Nazarbayev bought a house on this street for £ 50 million, making it one of the most expensive houses in the UK.

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Colorful London at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019

Thanks to the combination of two unique gardening competitions, to London during the Chelsea flower festival, you can immerse yourself in the sea of colors and scents of thousands of flowers gathering. Household businesses in the area competed to decorate the shop with fresh flowers under the theme “Under The Sea” to spread the message of protecting the marine environment.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show takes place annually on the campus of the Royal Hospital of Chelsea, the capital of London, England. Typically, 25 large gardens will compete each year in various categories to win a flower festival medal that ranks Gold, Silver and Bronze awards.

The most important event of the year for those who love trees and flowers in London is enough to satisfy anyone’s tastes: from the lovely traditional gardens to the modern green spaces of the future, from the trees Ancient British valuable to exotic seeds.

Besides, RHS Chelsea Flower Show also inspires an annual competition among shops in the neighborhood: Chelsea in Bloom. To participate in the “Chelsea in Bloom” competition, during the week of the flower festival, shops, hotels and restaurants along Sloane Street, Pavilion Road, Duke of York Square and King’s Road will decorate their facades. with fresh flowers, forming a series of brilliant and fragrant installations. The theme of the competition each year is different and the flower decoration works of the shops will be evaluated as well as an expert panel by the expert panel.

Under The Sea” is the theme of the Chelsea in Bloom competition2019. The theme was chosen to honor the endless inspiration and abundant resources that the ocean brings to the as well as people involved. The wave of marine environmental protection is growing strongly in the world, this year, the competition is in partnership with charity Plastic Oceans UK.
Activities to contribute to preventing plastic contamination from spreading over the oceans.

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Is London An Arrogant City?

London is the pride of England. This proud and ancient capital is one of the dreaming cities that anyone wants to visit once in their life.

There are many things to say about London, from the ancient architecture of European culture, the world famous football clubs, the classic literary works that love the hearts of readers, prestigious universities to the Queen and the British royal family – the pride of a nation. Learn about London, people will feel more deeply about the capital of the fog country. It is not really a city wearing a cold shirt but on the contrary, it is very sincere and close.

Travel to London to discover the modern, sumptuous and ancient places of Europe. Besides, you can also visit the classic matches of the English Premier League, Wimbledon or simply walk around the peaceful river Thames winding around the capital. In addition, you will also enjoy delicious dishes, which are also very interesting experiences for the trip.

Referring to London certainly cannot fail to mention some famous buildings such as Big Ben Clock Tower, Buckingham Palace, London Tower Bridge, Wembley Stadium, Harry Potter Studio, Baker’s Street House of Detective Sherlock Holmes and more. These are definitely the destinations that must be visited when coming to London. If you are a fan of the Harry Potter movie, you can go to Studio Tour London – The Making of Harry Potter to experience the feeling of becoming a witch one day.

According to the records, the tourist season in London is spring and summer. The reason is that London summer is not too hot, but instead is a pleasant atmosphere, quite cool with an average temperature of 21 degrees C. In spring, London is dressed in a green and brilliant coat. flowers, especially air. The weather is very fresh, cool and pleasant.

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