Posts Tagged ‘ Tate Modern ’

It’s the museum everyone would dream of having on their doorstep

Jul 7th, 2017 | By
back of Hepworth

With those words, the winner of Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017 was announced to be The Hepworth Wakefield.



Saturday snippets: 12th November 2016

Nov 12th, 2016 | By
Blenheim Palce - illuminating the formal gardens at Christmas

The opening of the skiing season is early in Alpe d’Huez, light shows are becoming increasingly popular and soon there will be direct flights to the city of the Terracotta Army.



Saturday snippets: 25th of June 2016

Jun 25th, 2016 | By

Has Brexit been over- estimated by the travel industry? Adrian hardly mentions the subject concentrating on the Qantas competition to Sydney, The World Eskimo Olympic Games and National Tom Sawyer Day



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



Messing about by the river

Apr 3rd, 2014 | By

The south bank of the Thames in London has changed out of recognition in the last fifty years. So altered has it become and so popular with visitors and Londoners that you can easily spend a whole day just wandering from London Bridge to Waterloo station.



Tired of London? No. We’re just tired…

Mar 16th, 2014 | By
London landmarks

Kaye Holland has had enough of ‘workends’



10 reasons to love London

Mar 5th, 2014 | By

London is just capital. Here’s 10 reasons why



Letter from London: keep the flame alive

Aug 14th, 2012 | By

Jane Egginton runs through London’s forthcoming attractions, in a packed month that would leave even Usain Bolt breathless



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…



We love London town!

Jul 21st, 2012 | By

The stars of the Olivier Award nominated family show The Tiger Who Came to Tea – Abbey Norman (Sophie), Alan Atkins (Daddy, Postman, Tiger) and Jenanne Redman (Mummy) reveal what they love about the capital



London can be good value

Jun 18th, 2012 | By

So London has been named the most expensive city for a night out, according to Trip Advisor’s TripIndex



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.



Banksy in Bristol

Apr 9th, 2010 | By

Some may find this hard to believe but the Banksy exhibition last year in Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery made it into the top 30 exhibitions visited anywhere in the world.
That isn’t to belittle Bristol but to show what an achievement it was. It was up against capital cities with vastly bigger populations from which to draw visitors. In fact only one other exhibition in the UK drew more visitors, one on Chinese new art which was held at the Saatchi Gallery in London. Greater London’s population is about twenty times more than that of Bristol yet the Chinese exhibition attracted only about 280 more visitors per day than the Banksy one. And because of the nature of Banksy’s work, the exhibition couldn’t be publicised in advance.



Britain’s Attractions in 2009

Mar 9th, 2010 | By

The figures for what we visited last year have been released by ALVA, the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. Between their 42 members, they are responsible for nearly 1,600 different attractions. But not every attraction is a member and not every member provides figures so there could be more popular places around.
Last year more of us visited their attractions than ever before. The figures were up by nearly 11% over 2009 which may not be that surprising given that 2009 was a year when more of us holidayed at home.
Rather obviously, those that didn’t make an entry charge filled the top 5 positions with the British Museum being the leading attraction in the country with over 5.5 million visits.



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.



Britain’s Biggest Tourist Attractions

Mar 9th, 2009 | By

Unlike my blog of Saturday about AOL, this list of the biggest UK tourist attractions is based on substance and fact. This is a list of those attractions who draw the biggest amount of visitors. So the voting panel is not one but millions. And to be fair, it includes only those places that are members of the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions. ( for the full list see www.alva.org.uk/visitor_statistics) So which place came first?The British Museum had nearly 6 million visitors, up 9.5% on
> Read more