11:53 am - April 29, 2015
Have you ever had a walk in the capital? Give it a try and the city will slowly reveal its secrets to you.
Here are few gems revealed in its own words. Perhaps they are worth a visit on your next visit to London?
- The Neasden Temple in North West London, the first and largest traditional Hindu Mandir outside India.
- Stroll the gardens of Down House in Bromley, home to Charles Darwin and where he wrote ‘On the ‘Origin of Species’.
- ZSL London Zoo, Regent’s Park, is the World’s oldest scientific Zoo.
- Shakespeare’s First Folio, the Magna Carta and Handel’s Messiah is at the British Library.
- Tower Bridge opens more than a 1,000 times per year.
- The Barbican is Europe’s largest arts and conference venue.
- O2 Arena is world’s most successful entertainment venue.
- Westfield London is considered to be Europe’s biggest inner-city shopping complex. Shopaholics, you’ll be spoiled with choice!
- The Alexandra Palace is the world’s first public broadcasts of HD television made by the BBC
- Natural History Museum in South Kensington has the world’s oldest insect. Which one? You’ll have to visit to see for yourself
Get into the Holiday Spirit
5:03 pm - March 17, 2015
Planning the best days of the year? Holidays are about exploring places, cultures, history and so much. But sometimes holidays can stress us out. So we’ll suggest you to keep them simple and try to have as much fun as you can!
Samuel Johnson says, ‘When a man is tired of London, he is tired of lie; for there is in London all that life can afford.’ Do you agree with him? We do too! But the question here is, if London has everything to offer, how can one make the perfect choice? Hmmm… No need to worry about that because we have saved you a little time and hand-picked few places & events never to miss while in London.
Southbank Centre is the hub of entertainment located in the district of Central London. You can easily get there from Edgware Road by taking the Bakerloo Line to Baker Street and changing to Jubilee Line directly to Waterloo which is the nearest Tube Station. There are events lined up almost every day of the year. Not forgetting the view of River Thames, London Eye, Westminster to name a few. Check out their website and book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.
For a scenic alternative, visit River Thames overlooking Tower Bridge and the Tower of London. The Royal Parks of London Hyde Park, Regents Park are places worth considering.
Little Venice is the hidden gem near Edgware Road tube station where commercial London meets a peaceful spot. Not far from there is the Regents Canal packed with flower adorned house boats taking you through the Paddington Basin to the craziest place of London, Camden Town. This place needs a whole day to be explored. You’ll see how diverse and creative London is by taking a stroll through the Camden Markets, shops and food stalls. Whether your wallet is full or empty fun and entertainment is guaranteed in both cases.
Why Should Hotels Use Social Media?
11:29 am - February 19, 2015
Social Media has become a trend nowadays by playing a significant role in connecting with the guests and being a source of increasing guest satisfaction levels. The Hotel companies are creating business pages on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google Plus and YouTube which has become essential in order to make your presence online. It’s an area which is expanding its continuously but before boarding on to all these channels we first have to analyse which medium would suite our business.
Hotel industry uses social media to interact with guests and also for marketing purposes. Review sites are another essential part of this medium through which we can track the negative comments and not just increase customer satisfaction but also convert angry guests into loyal customers.
Social media and review sites play a vital role in customer’s travel decision making. Good reviews will attract more customers and the presentation of hotel’s valuable content on these sites plays a vital role in increasing direct revenue too. Blogs are important to keep the hotel’s website alive and bring in more visitors.
Create content according to your target audience. Sharing the videos, images, feedback, ratings and blogs on social media plays a great role in marketing and advertising and also keeps your guests updated. It will increase your online presence. After all they say, if Google doesn’t find you no one can!
London Easter – What’s on?
4:10 pm - December 1, 2014
Easter is not just for kids, there are some ‘egg-cellent’ activities going on for all ages in the capital.
Easter treats us to a whole four days of holiday from Friday April 3 – Monday April 6 in 2015. Egg paint and other colourful activities are on at different venue around London and guess what? – Most of them are free!
Ever wondered why eggs? – Well there is a huge philosophy behind it as eggs are considered to be a sign of life or rebirth. So one aspect of Easter indicates the beginning of a new life.
London transport is reduced and most of the shops are closed on Easter Sunday. Londoners enjoy the spirit at homes and restaurants. Receiving Easter Baskets is an important part of the event and of course some people would attend church on this occasion.
Are you planning to visit London for Easter in 2015?
Most of London attractions are open over Easter. The city has a wide range of choices to offer from hotel discounts to restaurant deals to suit your requirements. But make sure you book your fun in advance to avoid disappointment.
The London Boat Show 2015
3:25 pm - November 11, 2014
Are you interested in sports? Have you planned to start the New Year with some crazy fun with your loved ones? Watch out, something very exciting is coming your way!!
Treat yourself with the best experience at the London’s biggest and best-loved Boat Show from 9th – 18th January 2015 at Excel London.
The adventure starts for all ages especially for boat lovers. The tickets range from £10.00 to £34.00 per person. Innovation shines when more than 500 exhibitors will showcase the greatest boats and kits. Explore a vast range of craft and get your required information on the properties and qualities of latest versions
The Show is open 10.00am – 6.00pm each day apart from 10.00am – 8.00pm on Thursday 15th.
A Foody London
10:58 pm - October 17, 2014
London totally votes for George Bernard Shaw when he says, “There is no love sincerer than the love of food’’ in his four-act drama, ‘Man and Superman’.
Well, have you noticed the amount of food events London celebrates throughout the year apart from the World Food Day, National Curry Day so one and so forth? There are so many festivals dedicated to different cultures and their food which highlighting the speciality. The Restaurant Festival is one of the most celebrated events of all time. It is held from 8th _27th of October every year.
It is a great opportunity to experience worldwide tastes and discover a variety of recipes. You can try out as much as restaurants in three weeks dedicated to the best chefs and restaurants in the capital.
More than hundreds of restaurants take part in this event and present their specialities to the visitors. The menu contains the restaurant’s own favourites and a selection of new recipes for you to try out. Friends and families also participate and discover the mouth-watering and inviting menus.
You may agree to this point that nothing can perfectly bond two cultures together than a food. In Oliver Twist’s words, ‘’Food Glorious Food!’’.
Winter Wonderland Hyde Park London
12:24 pm - September 26, 2014
The crispy London winter is something to look forward to. The city heats up as the temperatures drops!
One of the biggest and exhilarating winter events is the Winter Wonderland Hyde Park London. The show goes on approximately for two months. People in and around the country visit London to celebrate winter with zest & zeal.
The Winter Wonderland is organised in one of London’s famous parks called Hyde Park. The location is ideal for visitors. It is situated in central London, near Marble Arch and Oxford Street. As the venue is centrally located transport & accommodation can easily be arranged in the nearby area.
The event has a variety of things to look for. It includes a lot of fun-packed happenings, children’s activities, skating, electric rides, food stalls, shopping spots and the list goes on. Food stalls serve Chinese, Japanese, English, Indian, Turkish, Italian, Mexican and Spanish cuisines.
There are 3D cinemas arranges for children. Tickets are affordable. There are giant ice statues which are the centre of attraction for all age groups. The shops display beautiful jewellery, decoration pieces, stuffed toys, clothes, utensils, cutlery and similar stuff -something for Everyone!
Music and dance performances are an integral part of the event. The group of bands, singers, dancers and musicians perform in a variety of shows.
You will definitely be spoilt with choice and in case you need help there are help desks located everywhere to provide you information and recommendations. Spend a penny or thousands, fun is guaranteed!!
Frieze Art Fair London 2014
12:54 pm - September 12, 2014
London organises the Frieze Art Fair once in a year in October from 16th to 18th. It is celebrated for 3 days and it invites all the local and foreigners to have a taste of contemporary Art.
The Frieze Art Fair is ideally held at Regents Park, one of the most beautiful and popular parks of London. The serene ambiance takes your breath away as nature laughs through flowers and waterfalls in this park. No doubt it is one of the most famous sights for tourist attractions.
The very first Frieze Art Fair was also celebrated at Regents Park in 2003. It was a very successful event showing 120 Art galleries. Since then people’s interest hasn’t decreased, in fact it has boosted making this event one of the most awaited events of the year.
The Frieze Art Fair London is celebrated with zeal and zest presenting short films, various talk shows and exciting activities with above 160 art galleries. This Art fair displays the talent of many artists. This is the event to attend for people who admire contemporary Art. The displays will contain a huge numbers of art pieces, cutting edges, paintings, sculptures and so many more art related activities and shows which will create a stir in the world of creativity.
September in London
10:56 pm - September 1, 2014
As summer says goodbye and autumn kicks in, the London weather in September remains to be warm. London is never behind in celebrating life. The month of September is filled with some spectacular events and exciting activities and many of which are free to attend.
UK’s biggest art book event is happening this month. The Whitechapel Gallery will be celebrating the best of best international publishing in all categories and the latest editions. The British Museum will be holding an exhibition, ’50 Years that Changed China’, showing some of the world’s most stunning objects with loans from 20 collections across the world explaining China’s journey as a country.
Something new going on in the city this year. Totally Thames will be celebrating a thirty days river based event from Falmouth to Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival where art and music will illuminate the atmosphere. The annual ten days Mayor’s Thames Festival will be replaced by Totally Thames event this year. The series of festivals also include the Great River Race where thousands of spectators gather to cheer the participants.
Watch out for more blogs on what September has to offer – Rugby World Cup 2015, World Canoe Slalom Championships, Eid al-Adha and London Fashion Week.
The Scariest Night in London – Halloween
10:12 am - August 8, 2014
31st of October is not far away when Londoners will be showing their creativity with the scariest costumes on Halloween night. Some people start preparing for Halloween almost a year before. The most famous costumes include witchcrafts, wizards, skeletons, vampires, ghosts/spirits, characters of horror movies and other scary figures. The very common symbols of this night are carved Pumpkins, bats, black cats and spiders. The lights or candles are also put inside the carved pumpkins to make them scarier.
The streets of London are lighten up and people go out to celebrate spooky events in clubs, streets and various venues that arrange Halloween parties. Blood, guts and ghost stories are a part of the theme. London Dungeon, Hampton Court Palace and the Tour of London are few scariest places to visit. The ghost bus tours can be a great source of entertainments to lighten up the festive mood!
The transport system gets very busy. To avoid the hustle and bustle some people organise theme parties at home & indulge in all sorts of activities including watching the most horror movies and playing pranks in between. Children have a frightfully good time too. They dress up in scary and funny figures, go house to house asking for candy and they know what to do if they don’t get any! London has a bunch of events lined up exclusively for kids this Halloween.
Hence, there’s something scary and spooky to do for all ages in the capital this Halloween. It is the scariest and the most fun night in London.
NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL 2014
3:53 pm - July 13, 2014
The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street party of its kind in England AND it’s free to attend. It takes place every year on the last bank holiday weekend in August. The carnival is a great chance to witness how beautiful and diverse London is!
The Notting Hill Carnival represents the multi-cultural past & present of Europe. It’s an amalgamation of music, dance, fun and glittering costumes. London comes to life with Europe’s biggest street festival. Over a million revellers come together for the London Notting Hill Carnival and enjoy themselves to the fullest. This event is overloaded with energy and liveliness and there really is a fantastic atmosphere throughout the two days in London.
The carnival is the highlight of London’s free summer events. So, are you ready to rock this fantastic event with your dance moves? Or are you simply thinking to join the thousands of people in the slow-moving parade walking along the dancers and performers enjoying the music and feeling the energy?
Top Amenities Families Need
2:22 pm - June 18, 2014
Are there several families staying in your hotel? What top amenities are you providing to the family customers? Are they up to their expectations? These are some of the questions, many visitors with families consider if they are staying at your hotel.
What the visitors really search for during their stay at the hotel is overall family-friendly atmosphere, well-utilized wall space, storage, child safety features, sleeping solutions, family-friendly bathroom, food preparation and eating space and free Wi-Fi and charging stations.
Role of Management in facilitation
The management’s role is vital in making or breaking a guest’s visit to their hotel. Even if they do not get what is expected, most guests will appreciate the team’s effort of going out of their way to fulfil their desire. It’s all about understanding the customer behaviour and trying to do the best you can. Sometimes things are not in your control for example other noises pollution but your certainly take a step to minimise the problem.
Kids Customer Service:
There are many ways you can make the kids feel at home at your hotel. The premier responsibility obviously is of the parents. But the hotel management has to ensure maximum safety for the travellers with kids too. There are small things the hotel contribute to for instance including kids menu to the list or providing a children books in the rooms etc.
At the end of the day, the hotel management or staff must know how to deal with the visitor family. A traveller’s family cannot compromise on sleep which is very obvious. The management of the hotel must quickly respond to ensure all problems are resolved during the guests stay so they can leave the hotel with memories to cherish. But sometimes things cannot be in your hands and don’t feel bad if you know you have gone out of your way to fix them but couldn’t make a difference. At least you tried!
Father’s Love: Something Money Can’t Buy
9:20 am - May 28, 2014
Father’s love is one of many irreplaceable things you could ever find in God’s green earth. You can’t compare the sentiments of fatherhood with anything else, even if you want to. Do you remember keeping him awake all night without knowing that he has to show up for work the next day? You don’t have the slightest of idea what he has gone through to shape you into the person you are today. Perhaps you were too young to understand this.
If you believe that buying him the island of his dream would pay the debt of his love, think again. You can’t replicate what your father has done for you over the years, no matter how hard you try. In fact, he will never ask or expect anything in return. However, just a mere acknowledgement might get the job done to make him feel special.
Many countries such as United Kingdom celebrates Father’s Day the third Sunday of June It isn’t a bank holiday, which means is a day with normal routines and transport shops, restaurants, and pubs are open to the general public. Thus, you may have a chance to sit down with your father somewhere for a celebration meal and appreciate what he has done for the family and yourself.
Various claims regarding tracing the presence of Father’s day back in history have been made. A number of people are of the opinion that it all started when some of the branches of paganism claimed sun as ‘Father of the Universe’. Another claim about initial celebration dates back to thousands year ago when a boy in Babylon gave a message to his father by carving a piece of claim.
However, the official celebration of first ever father’s day goes back to 1910. Sonora Smart Dodd was the first to initiate Father’s Day while attending Mother’s Day sermon in a church. Ellen, her mother, passed away while giving birth. Since then her father William Jackson raised her up till she was 27 years old. He was a farmer and soldier of the civil war but preferred to spend quality time with Sonora.
She also sought support from the officials of the government, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA), local churches and shopkeepers. This historic cause was also backed by Washington State, President of USA Woodrow Wilson and Calvin Coolidge and urged other state governments to follow Father’s Day.
Show You Appreciate the Efforts of Your Father
One of the scariest feelings as a child might be to know that your father is keeping an eye you. However, behind that stern look in the eye, is a soft-hearted man who doesn’t want you to show how dearly he loves you.
What to give him this summer
As said earlier, father’s love can’t be compared to anything in the world, however you may look to appreciate him by giving him something unique and special. The best thing you can give to him quality time. Try any of the following things that will turn your father’s day very special.
Father’s Day Activities
Art Gallery and Museum Visit
Give your father surprise of a lifetime by taking him to history buffs, big museum, or an art gallery. This is an ideal choice if you want pump up his heart as well as you can spend quality time with him.
For Sports Lover Dad
London and sports have a lot in common, they are made for each other. If your father is a sport lover, what better than to bring him to one of London’s iconic stadia. Definitely well worth a visit, try a visit to MCC or head to Lords Ground for exciting cricketing action.
Father’s Day Meal
As the saying goes “The way to a man’s heart is his stomach,” similar is the case with your father. A father’s day meal is an ideal choice and is a secret ingredient to win your dad’s heart. Look for the best places offering the best meals in the city, it doesn’t get any bigger than this.
Edgware Road: The Crowned Jewel of London
1:37 pm - May 12, 2014
As a visitor, there can’t be anything more exciting than to be part of a historical journey. In the royal history of London, Edgware Road has always been one of the greatest destinations of the world. Here you can find a cultural mix of almost all countries.
The past of Edgware Road is a remarkable one, starting from Celtic Britons during sylvan beginnings, to the Romans, when the forest track built by Celtics was turned into Watling Street. If you visit here, you will come to know how magnificent this place really is.What could be more exciting than to visit the home where cricket was born, the Lord’s Cricket Ground? Would you like to know about how gentlemen’s game evolved with ‘The MCC Museum’. You certainly won’t want to miss out having your picture taken crossing Abbey Road, the zebra crossing made famous after appearing on a Beatles album cover.
Edgware Road is considered as one of the crowned jewels of London. Here you can find a range of places that would pop your eyes and mouth open. This is because the beauty of London, especially Edgware Road, speaks for itself.
If you are planning to stay in a contemporary setting with minimum amount of budget in hand, try Comfort Inn Edgware Road Hotel. You can’t have a better location than that, plus you can also enjoy all the sights and scenes nearby: Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner and Oxford Street are literally at the end of the road. Regent’s Park, Little Venice, and Abbey Road are just a short walk.
To make it even better for your convenience, the hotel offers high-speed internet, full air conditioned rooms and free continental breakfast. Comfort Inn Edgware Road won’t be a burden to your pocket but will help in ways to save what you earn.
The hotel has excellent transport links to and from the main landmarks in the capital: Paddington and the Heathrow Express, Piccadilly Circus and Baker Street, Camden Lock, Soho, Kensington and Victoria. You can enjoy evening and matinee shows daily in the heart of London’s West End.
You must visit this multicultural place and witness the reason behind its fame. If you choose to stay at Comfort Inn Edgware Road, you are going to witness history with a touch of modernism, so pack your bags and get ready for a journey of a lifetime.
Top Reasons to Visit Edgware Road, London
8:58 am - May 7, 2014
Edgware Road, London is an idyllic abode for foodies, shopaholics, adventurers and nature-lovers. If you’re planning to make the ultimate London Trip in 2014 this area has all the ingredients for a magical one of kind lifetime experience.
The road runs north-west from Marble Arch to Edgware on the outskirts of London. Edgware Road dominate London due to its variety of shisha cafes and Arabic-themed nightclubs lining the street. You’ll find Kurdish cuisines such as Azmar, Lebanese Restaurant Maroush, Pakistani Restaurant (Lahore), Chinese – Wing Tai Restaurant Ltd, Italian – Zonzo, Spanish- San Miguel’s Restaurant and Tapas Bar, Malaysian – Muler and of course fast food chains as well. If you consider something light, you will be spoilt with choice in terms of coffee shops. You will find plenty of great franchises like Starbucks, Pert and Manger, Costa, Cafe Nero and Patisserie Valerie all in one place.
Edgware Road is a great shopping spot where you’ll find branded shops as well as open markets. There is a Farmer’s market where you find fresh fruit and vegetables at a very reasonable price.
Edgware Road is also known for budget and comfortable accommodation. There are so many hotels lined up in the Paddington area and on Edgware Road. You will have a choice between five-star hotels and bed and breakfast hotels. One thing guaranteed; you’ll be provided the best customer service in both standards. What makes these hotels unique from all the other Central London hotels is its vicinity. Hyde Park, Oxford Street, Lord’s Cricket Ground, Little Venice, Regents Park, London Zoo, Paddington Station and Madame Tussauds are just a stone throw away from Edgware Road.
This place has great transport links which makes it convenient for one to travel in and around London with less effort. Edgware Road tube stations (Circle and Bakerloo Line) and all the major bus routes are linked to this road.
Edgware Road is the Heartbeat of London connecting you to different cultures, food, shopping and London’s most famous attractions. This place presents the true spirit of London, hence a fun trip is guaranteed this year!
A Londoner’s Diary for Summer 2014
11:38 am - April 17, 2014
Spring has definitely sprung in the Capital’s lap and with it brings all the tremendous colours of life. London being one of the world’s leading tourist’s destinations, attracts approximately 15.3 million international visitors yearly. It has a houseful of events to be graced your presence. So, are you prepared to be a Londoner this summer? If yes, you’ve made a perfect choice since London is beaming with some electrifying events and you better sort out your diary soon for the upcoming fun-packed months!
May 2014 brings the FA Cup Final for football lovers, and who isn’t one? The final day of the Premier League season is on Sunday, 11th May. This proceeds to the magical day when the FA Cup final will be played at the Wembley Stadium on Saturday, 17th May 2014.
Have an enchanting experience at the award winning Open Air Theatre Regent’s Park which kicks off in May and continues to amuse us till 6th September 2014. The level of enjoyment is beyond the park hence tackling with music, comedy and film in a serene atmosphere.
Massive celebrations ahead with Taste of London commencing on 20th – 23rd June 2014 and Wimbledon taking place on June 23rd extending till 6th July 2014. London Events of summer 2014 are going to be extra special due to the promising entertainment and energy they possess and of course the London weather seems to be in our favour too.
Surely, we readily agree with your point; numerous exciting events equal to large crowds which is proportional to low accommodation availability resulting in higher hotel prices… But don’t lose hope; because there are so many Central London Hotels who still take guest satisfaction and comfort as their utmost priority and are selling hotel rooms on a reasonable price this summer.
Grab your place and celebrate the return of your favorite season in London!
Unique Ideas for Mother’s Day 2014
10:11 am - March 11, 2014