Posts Tagged ‘ Boris Johnson ’

What’s hot: May 2016

May 2nd, 2016 | By
Macchi Piccu, Peru

Just About Travel tells you what’s hot in the travel world this month



So long London…?

Mar 17th, 2016 | By

A record number of 30 somethings are considering leaving the capital. Kaye Holland is one of them



West is best?

Sep 16th, 2014 | By

The suburban town of Uxbridge comes under the Just About Travel spotlight



Blonde ambition: Boris has betrayed London

Aug 9th, 2014 | By

London has been betrayed by Boris



London needs to clean up its act

Jul 15th, 2014 | By

London’s air pollution problem



More airport capacity

May 2nd, 2013 | By

Readers living outside London and the south east of England can turn away now for the debate on whether there is enough airport capacity in the south east has taken another turn.



Rickshaws: a help or hindrance?

Dec 24th, 2012 | By

So BoJo, London’s charismatic blonde Mayor, has called for rickshaws to be banned from the West End, branding them “a menace”



Piccadilly Circus Circus: the result

Sep 4th, 2012 | By

On 2 September in celebration of the London 2012 Games, Central London was transformed as streets were brought to life and iconic landmarks became the playground for some of the world’s most exciting contemporary circus performers



Piccadilly Circus Circus

Sep 2nd, 2012 | By

Roll up, roll up to London’s secret circus!



Congratulations Boris, but now it’s time to tackle the Tube delays

May 21st, 2012 | By

So Boris is back. The blonde buffoon has been appointed Mayor of London for another term and as someone who positively galloped to the polling booth to vote for him – despite not being a Conservative – I am pretty pleased



Letter from London: cycling capital of the world?

Feb 6th, 2012 | By

“I believe that the cyclised city is the civilised city”, declares ebullient Boris Johnson. Love him or hate him, London’s mayor is – not so quietly –revolutionising cycling in the capital.



Wicked Westminster

Nov 20th, 2011 | By

You’d think Westminster would want to encourage people to visit the capital during the 2012 Olympics (and help boost Britain’s economy), but the evidence suggests otherwise.



Why we love London Town: part two

Oct 10th, 2011 | By

With London restaurant festival in full swing and with less than one year until the 2012 Olympic/Paralympic Games, Londoner Keith Alexander, tells us why he heads to Hampstead and adores the capital’s royal parks



Jamaican Twist at Notting Hill Carnival

Oct 3rd, 2011 | By

London’s Notting Hill Carnival has its roots firmly in the culture of the West Indian island of Trinidad, but since 2003, Jamaican Twist – the only Jamaican float to take part – has been an integral part, winning no less than six awards in the last three years.



Westfield Stratford City, in pictures

Sep 14th, 2011 | By

Westfield Stratford City – a shiny, supersized £1.45 billion shopping mall next to the 2012 Olympic Village– opened its doors yesterday, with the help of Nicole Scherzinger (the hit singer/songwriter and squeeze of Lewis Hamilton).



What do you do about a problem called Heathrow?

Mar 7th, 2010 | By

Does anybody like Heathrow? Not the people who live around it. Not many of the people who fly from it. But after half a century it is still there. Surrounded by houses and sprawling industrial estates wrapped, around by motorways and dual carriageways, Heathrow seems always to be straining to get out if its little straightjacket of land.
I confess I don’t like it. As a regular user, it can be still confusing to me. You take endless walkways to get anywhere whether it to be to get out or to get to your plane’s gate. It seems overcrowded in the older terminals and in the sky. I won’t even begin to contemplate how long I have spent being stacked in the air because there are trying to cram so many landings and take-offs into what seems a pint pot when they need a quart or even a gallon.



Come to London Says Boris

Mar 24th, 2009 | By

Over the winter, Visit London spent about £600,000 on attracting tourists to London. According to them that generated £6.7 million for the London economy.Probably based on that Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has “found” a further £2 million to promote London over this summer. The expectation is that this will generate a further £60 million for London before the end of the year.(how come in summer the return is supposedly three times as much as in winter?) The funding seems to be coming from the
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