Posts Tagged ‘ Kew Gardens ’

Saturday snippets: 5th May 2018

May 5th, 2018 | By

Star Wars, Kew Gardens and the busiest air route in the world caught Adrian’s attetion this bank holiday weekend along with a cheeky Airbnb offer to manage American government travel accommodation.



Green to gold

Sep 6th, 2013 | By

As the weather changes for most of us from today and temperatures drop from that min Indian Summer we had for a couple of days, the early morning mists and fogs that some of us have experienced are a reminder that Autumn is getting close.



Let’s go outside: al fresco London

Jul 23rd, 2012 | By

Get ready to take London drinking, eating and even theatre watching outside. CD-Traveller gives you the low-down on five fabulous al fresco options – regardless of which side of the river you’re on…



Lost gardens find their way to the top

May 18th, 2012 | By

Consumer reviews site unveils consumers’ pick of UK’s greatest gardens



Kew Gardens: Britain’s top visitor attraction?

Dec 7th, 2011 | By

Kew Gardens have been voted the top visitor attraction in Britain at the British Airways magazine travel awards.



What Do Visitors Want to See in the UK?

Sep 18th, 2009 | By

Two recent surveys, one by Visit England and the other by the foreign exchange bureaux company, First Rate both claim to be able to reveal what visitors to our shores want to see. Unfortunately the two say different things. the findings from Visit England are based on visitor entry numbers and since places like Trafalgar Square and Tower Bridge are free to walk around (unless you want to go into Tower Bridge), visits aren’t counted.



Kew Gardens: Opening for Nothing

Jan 4th, 2009 | By

On New Years day, Kew Gardens opened its gates and waived its entrance fees. Why?To begin the year long celebrations for its 250th birthday. In 1759 it opened its gates for the first time and some of the trees planted about that time still survive. Apparently some 26,000 of us visited Kew on that day. But the publicity was more important. Not only was the story covered by all the television channels I watched but there were longer pieces after the visitor figures were released.Good
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