Month: January 2019 (page 2 of 5)

Live like a Londoner! Four things locals do that tourists don’t know

Living in a city can turn you into the local undercover agent of that area. Not only do you know all the hidden gems within a city that can entertain your family and friends, but you can keep out of the line of tourists that want to visit the most common spots. Experience the originality that London has to offer instead of going down the usual footprints of the capital’s explorers. This list will give you four tips on how to get started. Continue reading

3 Benefits of Booking a Serviced Apartment for Your Summer Holiday

When you flip through your calendar, few upcoming events are going to look as attractive as the time you’ve marked off for your summer holiday. It’s a chance to get away for a week or so to relax and enjoy yourself – what could be better? Of course, planning a summer holiday can be a touch stressful, and your trip away can be ruined by any bad choices. One of the most important decisions is where you’re going to be staying. Continue reading

The Real Cost Of Cycling In London

Over the past few years, there has been a great deal of back and forth in London regarding the London cycle hire scheme, which was introduced in 2010 with sponsorship from Barclays Bank. Popularly known as ‘Boris Bikes’ (named after the London Mayor who introduced them), these bikes have given Londoners yet another to get about town. But there are still some questions regarding the real value of a system like this. Continue reading

The ideal Holmes show: Sherlock lives again at the Museum of London

The first exhibition devoted to the detective for 60 years is a joyous celebration of the sleuth in all his guises. Click above to watch Ian McKellen on Holmes, and the second tab for our interactive map (phone app users go to thetimes.co.uk/arts)

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Hidden London: 5 Unusual Places to Visit

London is certainly one of the most mesmerising city to visit in the world. There is no shortage of landmarks in London, and they are all worth visiting. However, there is a great deal of unusual places that are not quite known, and these are equally as thrilling to discover. If you want to visit London from another hidden angle, you will most probably love these lesser known places. Continue reading

HOW I HAD A 10 DAY LONDON VACATION FOR $700

Back in September, I wrote the ultimate guide to travel hacking. It was a way for me to share tips and advice on how to travel cheaply without sacrificing comfort. And as I watched people’s reactions and answered questions about that guide, I hit upon an idea. It’s one thing to say, “Hey, this stuff works,” but it’s another to actually show that this stuff works. I decided that as I hopped, skipped, and jumped around the world, I was going to take what people view as “expensive” places and demonstrate how they can be visited on a budget—without sacrificing comfort.

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Barbarian Conquests

The Mіddlе Agеѕ, a реrіоd іn Eurореаn history thаt followed after the fаll оf the Western Rоmаn Emріrе іѕ usually dаtеd to year 476 when Germanic chieftain Odoacer dероѕеd thе lаѕt Western Rоmаn Emреrоr, Rоmuluѕ Auguѕtuluѕ. Thе еvеnt is trаdіtіоnаllу considered аѕ thе еnd оf the сlаѕѕісаl аntіԛuіtу аnd bеgіnnіng of the Middle Ages. Continue reading

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