Posts Tagged ‘ London Underground ’

If I look old, maybe I am

Sep 25th, 2016 | By

Whatever it is about me, two people in their early twenties asked if I wanted their seats.

Saturday snippets: 20th of August 2016

Aug 20th, 2016 | By
a beach in the Canary islands

With the downturn of in the value of sterling, where Britons are holidaying is one of things occupying Adrian’s mind this week.

The tube rules that really matter

Apr 22nd, 2016 | By

The low-down on London Underground etiquette

Welcome to London

Apr 7th, 2016 | By

After a long-haul flight, huge queues at passport control are the last thing you want to be faced with writes Kaye Holland

Down the tube?

Oct 21st, 2015 | By

The Night Tube dream has morphed into a nightmare, says Kaye Holland

The busiest day on the London underground

Dec 3rd, 2014 | By
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Its time London stopped trumpeting its growth and reminded us provincials that all these extra visitors can travel easily without feeling as though London life was like an ants nest of congestion.

Night tube to Morden

Sep 25th, 2014 | By
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One of the most significant things to improve tourism to London has just been announced – the fact that the tube will run throughout the night.

London calling: Kaye Holland

Jul 17th, 2014 | By

Ahead of the two year anniversary of the Olympic Games, London based journalist and co-founder of Talk of the Town, Kaye Holland, opens her little black book to reveal the best places to eat, shop and play in London Town

London calling: John Bosco

Jul 1st, 2014 | By

John Bosco, a tour guide at Talk of the Town London reveals the London addresses to hit

Eight reasons why London isn’t always great

Mar 17th, 2014 | By
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Here’s eight of the most enraging things about living in London

England’s engineering feats

Jan 9th, 2013 | By

Today the London Underground, the world’s first subterranean rail network, celebrates its 150th birthday

England’s underground treasures

Dec 15th, 2012 | By

As London prepares to celebrate 100 years of The Tube, the national tourist board looks at other underground experiences not to be missed

Winter woes

Dec 7th, 2012 | By

It’s safe to say that winter is well and truly here – witness the first signs of snow falling all around the UK on Wednesday

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

I love London!

Apr 1st, 2012 | By

My friend Ben popped down to London from Leeds yesterday. As his time in the capital drew to a close, he confessed that he was more than a little relieved to be leaving – and then laughed as he watched my draw drop to the floor

Tube unions are holding us to ransom

Feb 1st, 2012 | By

The transport unions are at it again. It’s a new year, but the same story: despite being generously paid as it is, they want yet more money.

Tube staff have been offered a bonus of £500 – or an extra £20 per shift – to work during the Olympics but have rejected it as wholly inadequate.

Retail ecstasy in East London

Sep 13th, 2011 | By

Europe has a new fashion destination with the opening of Westfield Stratford City – a shiny, supersized shopping mall next to the 2012 Olympic Village, that looks set to be as much a part of the London Olympic experience as the games themselves!

London Tube Strikes

Jun 14th, 2011 | By

UPDATE: 23/06/2011 The strikes have been called off after an agreement was reached

Holidays on the London Underground

May 25th, 2009 | By

It seems to me that, this year, there are more adverts on the tube in London than ever before for holidays. Not only on the tube trains themselves but on the posters on the stations and by the escalators.I was up in London to go and see the musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. (well worth a visit if you were thinking about it) Posters for Tunisia, Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, Isle of Man and Turkey seemed to crop up the most. I did wonder
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