Posts Tagged ‘ Hackney ’

Destinations that took gold in 2012

Aug 29th, 2012 | By

While the likes of London, Weymouth, Surrey and other host venues have unsurprisingly basked in the glory of summer 2012, VisitEngland looks at some of the country’s lesser known destinations that have – directly or indirectly – benefitted from association with the Games



Letter from London: the Olympic Fringer

Jul 9th, 2012 | By

The dearth of Olympic tickets has been much talked about, but there is plenty to see and do around the periphery of the Games. Jane Egginton checks out London on the edge



Hail a hotel

Jul 3rd, 2012 | By

Can’t find a hotel during the London 2012 Olympic Games? Kip in a cab: London cabbie, David Weekes, 49, has chosen to top up his earnings during the Games by turning his Hackney carriage into affordable accommodation



Letter from London: East London’s boutique beds

Apr 12th, 2012 | By

This month, Jane Egginton visits an old post office, an unloved Victorian residence and a disused Edwardian town hall in London’s east end. All have been brought back to life, reinvented as some of the capital’s most exciting places to stay



Our Jane, a Time Out Person of the Year

Dec 19th, 2011 | By

Like many publications, Time Out, nominates its people of the year. And amongst them, we are delighted to say, is Jane who writes our regular “Letter from London”



Letter from London

Nov 6th, 2011 | By

Each month Jane Egginton will be bringing us a letter from London. Travel writer Jane loves living in London and will be giving you the latest news from her favourite city in the world. This month, Jane takes us on a tour of Hackney, perhaps the capital’s most exciting borough (certainly one of its most notorious).



What makes the worst tourist destinations?

Jan 21st, 2009 | By

Last week AOL ran a little feature listing the 10 worst destinations for tourists in the UK. Apart from 1 in Wales (Holyhead) and 1 in Scotland (Cumbernauld) all were in England. (Well done Northern Ireland in not making the list.)Some of them seem a little unfair. Wolverhampton has a lot going for it, Bantock House and wandering through West Park on a nice bright Sunday spring to mind and Hackney has a very vibrant feel to it with some good restaurants that beckon. Nearly
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