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The Lord Mayor’s Show and Remembrance Sunday

From 07:00 until 19:00 on Saturday, there will be extensive road closures in the City and central London for the Lord Mayor’s Show. Blackfriars and Waterloo bridges will be closed at various times. A number of Tube stations will be busier than usual, and busses in the City and Westminster will be diverted or stop short of their normal destination.

On Sunday, some roads in Westminster will be closed to traffic from just after midnight until 17:30 for Remembrance Sunday. From midnight on Saturday until 18:00 on Sunday, buses will be diverted and will not serve the Whitehall and Trafalgar Square areas. Various parades are taking place across London. Embankment, St. James’s Park, Green Park and Victoria Tube stations are likely to be busier than usual. If you can, please consider re-timing your travel or seeking alternative routes where possible and allow more time for your journey.

London Underground
Circle line

Eastbound Circle line trains will not stop at Sloane Square station, while we carry out station improvement works.

District line
Eastbound District line trains will not stop at Sloane Square station, while we carry out station improvement works.

Metropolitan line
On Sunday there will be no service between Aldgate and Wembley Park before 09:30 and after 20:30. This is to allow us to replace track and signalling between Baker Street and Finchley Road.

London Overground
Tonight, Wednesday and Thursday, there will be no service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:30, due to Network Rail track work.

All day Saturday and until 15:30 on Sunday, trains will not run between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail continue major work to enable new, longer trains to run from spring 2018.

On Sunday there will be no service between the following stations:
• Camden Road and Stratford due to bridge replacement work at Highbury Corner
• Highbury & Islington and Dalston Junction due to bridge replacement work at Highbury Corner
• New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon due to Network Rail track work

DLR
All weekend there will be no service between Stratford International and Canning Town due to track work.

Until late December 2017, Custom House station will be closed and trains will not stop. This is due to Crossrail construction work.

Buses
Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination:

Central London
• From 08:00 on Saturday until 06:00 on Sunday, various closures will be in place on the following roads: Pall Mall East, Duncannon Street, St. Martin’s Place, the east side of Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross Road (between Cambridge Circus and St. Martin’s Place), Cockspur Street eastbound, the north side of King Charles Island and a lane exit on the south. This is for an event
• From 08:00 until 15:00 on Saturday, Whitehall will be closed in both directions between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square. This is for an event
• From 13:00 until 16:00 on Saturday, there will be road closures and traffic holds on the following roads: Paddington Green via Edgware Road northbound and Church Street. This is for a march

Wembley – From 16:00 until 23:59 on Friday, and on Tuesday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

South West London – From 11:30 until 18:30 on Saturday, roads around Twickenham Stadium will be busier than usual including A316 Chertsey Road. Between approximately 14:30 and 18:30, there will be an eastbound lane closure on A316 Chertsey Road between Hospital Bridge Road and London Road. There will also be closures and diversions on London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road. This is due to an event.

Roads
Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

Central London
• From 08:00 on Saturday until 06:00 on Sunday, various closures will be in place on the following roads: Pall Mall East, Duncannon Street, St. Martin’s Place, the east side of Trafalgar Square, Charing Cross Road (between Cambridge Circus and St. Martin’s Place), Cockspur Street eastbound, the north side of King Charles Island and a lane exit on the south. This is for an event
• From 08:00 until 15:00 on Saturday, Whitehall will be closed in both directions between Parliament Square and Trafalgar Square. This is for an event
• From 13:00 until 16:00 on Saturday, there will be road closures and traffic holds on the following roads: Paddington Green via Edgware Road northbound and Church Street. This is for a march

Wembley – From 16:00 until 23:59 on Friday, and on Tuesday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

South West London – From 11:30 until 18:30 on Saturday, roads around Twickenham Stadium will be busier than usual including A316 Chertsey Road. Between approximately 14:30 and 18:30, there will be an eastbound lane closure on A316 Chertsey Road between Hospital Bridge Road and London Road. There will also be closures and diversions on London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road. This is due to an event.

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
South Quay West, Foley Street, Bourne Street, Cardinal Place and Portugal Street for building works
Westfield Eastern Access Road, Sun Street, Montgomery Square and Dorset Square for site redevelopment
Rodney Street, Drayton Gardens, Montserrat Road and Gloucester Road (central) due to works
Serpentine Car Park due to relocation
Cheapside, Museum of London, Godliman Street, Queen Victoria Street, Victoria Embankment, Somerset House and Strand for an event
Kensington Gore and Holborn Circus, for Remembrance weekend


10/11/2017 |

Your Transport info for 22 September 2017

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London Underground

Piccadilly line
Trains will not run between South Harrow and Uxbridge. This is while we renew a set of points at Rayners Lane.

Metropolitan line
There will be no service between Harrow-on-the-Hill and Uxbridge. This is to allow us to renew a set of points at Rayners Lane.

London Overground
Until 22 October, there will be no service between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail continue major works to enable new, longer trains to run from spring 2018.

TfL Rail
On Saturday trains will not run between Liverpool Street and Stratford. This is while Network Rail carry out track and station improvements as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan, as well as Crossrail construction work.

DLR
All weekend there is no service between Stratford and Bow Church. This is due to Crossrail work at Pudding Mill Lane.

Buses
Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed, diverted or stop short of their normal destination:

North London – Until 18:00 tomorrow, Friday, the A4180 West End Road is closed in all directions. This is due to an event.

North London – From 22:00 today, Thursday until 05:00 on 1 November, Hanger Lane Gyratory (North Circular Road) and its approaches will have restrictions in place on various Monday to Friday nights, excluding 28/29 September and 5/26/27 October. This is to facilitate maintenance works.

Central London – From 10:00 until 14:00 on Friday, there will be some short traffic holds on roads including Giltspur Street, Newgate Street, King Edward Street, Museum of London roundabout, St Martins le Grand, Gresham Street and Guildhall. This is for an event.

Central London – From 22:00 on Saturday until 06:00 on Monday, eastbound lane closures will be in place at Marylebone Road (eastbound) at the junction of York Gate. This is for Thames Water work.

Central London – From 07:00 until 18:00 on Saturday, the bus lane on London Bridge (northbound) will be restricted. This is for an event.

Central London – From 19:00 on Saturday until midday on Sunday, a westbound lane closure will be in place on Jamaica Road between Southwark Park and St James’s Road. There will be no access to Jamaica Road westbound for traffic heading northbound on adjoining roads. Queen Elizabeth Street will also be closed westbound between Tooley Street and Tower Bridge Road. Stop/go boards will be used on Old Jamaica Road, Thurland Road, and Abbey Street. This is due to an event.

Finsbury Park – From 21:45 until 23:15 on Saturday and 21:15 until 22:45 on Sunday, Stroud Green Road between Tollington Park and Seven Sisters Road may be closed. This is due to an event.

Wembley – From 11:00 until 22:00 on Sunday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

Central London – From 22:00 on Monday until 06:00 on Thursday, Shaftesbury Avenue between Piccadilly Circus and Rupert Street will be closed. This is for crane work.

Roads
Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

North London – Until 18:00 tomorrow, Friday, the A4180 West End Road is closed in all directions. This is due to an event.

North London – From 22:00 today, Thursday until 05:00 on 1 November, Hanger Lane Gyratory (North Circular Road) and its approaches will have restrictions in place on various Monday to Friday nights, excluding 28/29 September and 5/26/27 October. This is to facilitate maintenance works.

Central London – From 10:00 until 14:00 on Friday, there will be some short traffic holds on roads including Giltspur Street, Newgate Street, King Edward Street, Museum of London roundabout, St Martins le Grand, Gresham Street and Guildhall. This is for an event.

Central London – From 22:00 on Saturday until 06:00 on Monday, eastbound lane closures will be in place at Marylebone Road (eastbound) at the junction of York Gate. This is for Thames Water work.

Central London – From 19:00 on Saturday until midday on Sunday, a westbound lane closure will be in place on Jamaica Road between Southwark Park and St James’s Road. There will be no access to Jamaica Road westbound for traffic heading northbound on adjoining roads. Queen Elizabeth Street will also be closed westbound between Tooley Street and Tower Bridge Road. Stop/go boards will be used on Old Jamaica Road, Thurland Road, and Abbey Street. This is due to an event.

Finsbury Park – From 21:45 until 23:15 on Saturday and 21:15 until 22:45 on Sunday, Stroud Green Road between Tollington Park and Seven Sisters Road may be closed. This is due to an event.

Wembley – From 11:00 until 22:00 on Sunday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to an event.

Central London – From 22:00 on Monday until 06:00 on Thursday, Shaftesbury Avenue between Piccadilly Circus and Rupert Street will be closed. This is for crane work.

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
• South Quay West, Foley Street, Bourne Street, Cardinal Place and Portugal Street for building works
• Westfield Eastern Access Road, Sun Street, Montgomery Square and Dorset Square for site redevelopment
• Rodney Street due to works


22/09/2017 |

Lekker Sokkie & Picnic

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EVENT DETAILS & LOCATION

Event Date 02-Sep-2017 18:00
Location Virginia Water Community Association

Bring jou piekniek mandjie en kom sluit by ons aan vir ‘n gesellige aand van dans en kuier. Die dans baan staan reg vir al die uitgehongerde Suid Afrikaners wat bietjie ‘n draaitjie wil kom gooi.

Toegang is gratis – bring net jou eie drink- en eetgoed.

Bring your picnic basket and come and join us for a pleasant evening of dance and get together. The dance floor is ready to receive all those hungry South Africans that would like to bust a few moves.

Entry is free – just bring your own beverages and nibbles.


30/08/2017 |

InterNations London “Summer Happiness” Social @ DSTRKT Lounge.

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Hosted by the London Ambassador

OFFICIAL EVENT

Starts in 2 days
Sat 19 Aug 19:00 – 23:00

DSTRKT Lounge
9 Rupert St, London W1D 6DG
London

Ready to Join?

We are excited to invite you to the next InterNations London “Summer Happiness” Social at trendy DSTRKT lounge, London Club & Bar Awards 2016 winner. Join us for socializing with expats, global minds and like-minded people in the West End! Let’s mingle in a cosmopolitan atmosphere in a light music background. Welcome to stay for the club night!

Dress to impress (smart, business, glamorous). Government-issued ID is required for entry (no entry without ID). The club offers one welcome drink for guests arriving between 19:00 to 20:00. The welcome desk closes 21:00, please arrive until then (all late arrivals at or after 21:00 are 15 GBP guest price for everyone).

Make sure to sign up to benefit from the reduced guest list prices! You’re welcome to come with friends (15 GBP for guests if not signed up).


17/08/2017 |

Your weekend Transport information for London !!

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Events in central and east London

Until Sunday, the IAAF World Championships are taking place in Stratford and central London. Services to and from Stratford and key interchange stations will be busier than usual before and after the events.

Roads in the St James’s Park area in central London will be closed from 06:00 on Saturday until 05:00 on Monday, due to an event taking place on Sunday.

London Underground

Bakerloo line
On Sunday, there will be no service between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone, due to Network Rail track work.

Circle line
There will be no service between Edgware Road and Hammersmith while we test new signalling and replace track at Latimer Road.

Hammersmith & City line
There will be no service between Edgware Road and Hammersmith while we test new signalling and replace track at Latimer Road.

London Overground

Tonight, Thursday, there will be no service between Sydenham and West Croydon after 22:30, due to Network Rail track work.

All weekend, there will be no service between Gospel Oak and Barking. This is while Network Rail carry out major works to enable new, longer trains to run from 2018.

On Sunday there will be no service between the following stations due to Network Rail track work:
• Euston and Watford Junction
• New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon

Buses

Bus users may be affected by the following this weekend. While we will try to maintain a good service, buses may be delayed or stop short of their normal destination:

South London – Until March next year, there are various lane closures on A23 Brixton Road between Camberwell New Road and Vassall Road. This is for utility works.

Bromley – Until early September, temporary traffic signals will be in place on A21 Bromley Common at the junction of Hayes Lane. This is for utility works.

London Bridge – From midnight on Friday night until 05:00 on Monday, Tooley Street will be closed in both directions between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street. This is for Network Rail work.

Central London – From midday until 16:00 on Saturday, there will be delays to traffic and road closures on Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Pall Mall East, Trafalgar Square, and Whitehall. This is for a march.

Ealing – From 09:45 until 14:00 on Sunday, there will be delays to traffic and road closures in the area, including Uxbridge Road, Culmington Road, Mattock Lane and Chapel Road. This is for a procession.

Islington – From Wednesday until early November, A1 Islington High Street/Upper Street will be closed southbound between Liverpool Road and City Road. This is for Thames Water works.

Roads

Road users may be affected by the following this weekend:

South London – Until March next year, there are various lane closures on A23 Brixton Road between Camberwell New Road and Vassall Road. This is for utility works.

Bromley – Until early September, temporary traffic signals will be in place on A21 Bromley Common at the junction of Hayes Lane. This is for utility works.

London Bridge – From midnight on Friday night until 05:00 on Monday, Tooley Street will be closed in both directions between Borough High Street and Bermondsey Street. This is for Network Rail work.

Central London – From midday until 16:00 on Saturday, there will be delays to traffic and road closures on Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus, Haymarket, Pall Mall East, Trafalgar Square, and Whitehall. This is for a march.

Ealing – From 09:45 until 14:00 on Sunday, there will be delays to traffic and road closures in the area, including Uxbridge Road, Culmington Road, Mattock Lane and Chapel Road. This is for a procession.

Islington – From Wednesday until early November, A1 Islington High Street/Upper Street will be closed southbound between Liverpool Road and City Road. This is for Thames Water works.

Santander Cycles

The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
South Quay West, Bourne Street, Foley Street, Sun Street and Cardinal Place for building works
Westfield Eastern Access Road, for site redevelopment
Rodney Street, for works
Montgomery Square, for site redevelopment

Enjoy your weekend and stay safe !!


11/08/2017 |

Bristol Summer Braai – The Riverside Inn

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EVENT DETAILS & LOCATION

Event Date 12-Aug-2017 12:00
Location The Riverside Inn

DATE: 29 July 2017

TIME: 12:00 till 17:00

VENUE: in the picnic area just past The Riverside Inn.

Boerewors, Braai Packs, Pap en Sous, soft drinks on sale

Bring your own drinks, salads, braiibroodjies,
games, and family and friends!

Fires ready from 1pm


09/08/2017 |

One of our top picks in London – Hotel Lily

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Opposite Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, this hotel features rooms with private bathrooms at good rates. West Brompton tube (subway) station is only 92 m away, and Earls Court tube station is a 5-minute walk away.

Hotel Lily is less than a kilometer from Olympia Exhibition Centre.

All of the rooms with private bathrooms at Hotel Lily have TVs, telephones and tea/coffee facilities.

Stamford Bridge, the home of Chelsea FC is just under half a kilometer away.

Hammersmith and Fulham is a great choice for travelers interested in entertainment, parks and monuments.

Public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible) and costs GBP 20 per day.

Facilities available:
– Free WiFi
– Parking
– Family Rooms
– Non-Smoking Rooms
– On-site Parking
– 24-Hour Front Desk

To view more facilities at this venue, please click on the link below…..

Book your room at this Hotel now!

Find and Book your Cheap Flights here!


04/08/2017 |

Make sure that Stonehenge is on your list of places to go with the kids in Wiltshire.

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Located near Salisbury in the Wiltshire countryside, it is an iconic symbol of Britain and the South West. Any visit to the Stonehenge and Avebury World Heritage Site should include this world-famous Stone Circle.

Dating back 4,500 years, the true meaning of this awe-inspiring creation remains a mystery. Many theories have been put forward – who could have built it, when and for what purpose? Was it a temple for sun worship, a healing centre, a burial site or perhaps a huge calendar?

How did our ancestors carry the mighty stones from so far away and then, using only the most primitive of tools, build this amazing structure?

It appears that Stonehenge is not an isolated monument, but one part of an extraordinary landscape of early Neolithic, late Neolithic and early Bronze Age monuments, giving insight into ceremonial and mortuary practices at that time.

Two types of stone were used and brought from great distances – probably South Wales and near Marlborough, each stone weighing 2-5 tons. This makes the last remaining lintelled Stone Circle in the world a masterpiece of engineering.

For some it is a wonder of the world, for others a deeply spiritual place.

The visitor centre houses permanent and temporary exhibitions and goes some way to explaining the different theories, one being that it was a temple aligned with the sun’s movements. Atmospheric audio-visual experiences help to bring the past alive.

Children will be fascinated by the Neolithic Houses, imagining life at that time. There may also be demonstrations of ancient domestic skills. Families with older children in particular may enjoy exploring the ancient landscape surrounding Stonehenge so pack your walking boots and allow plenty of time for your visit.

Audio tours help visitors make the most of their visit. A free tour is available for download in advance or tours can be hired on arrival. There is an audio tour especially for families. Just see the website to find out more.

A free shuttle bus operates between the Visitor Centre and the Stones themselves. Advanced booking is recommended.

Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors at Stonehenge – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. Explore the ancient landscape on foot and step inside the Neolithic Houses to discover the tools and objects of everyday Neolithic life. Visit the world-class exhibition and visitor centre with 250 ancient objects and come face to face with a 5,500 year-old man.


02/08/2017 |

Matilda Theater Show in London – at Cambridge Theatre

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Matilda Theater Show in London - at Cambridge Theatre

Watch Roald Dahl’s child genius Matilda brought to life on stage with a ticket to the Matilda musical at Cambridge Theatre in London! The popular family theater show features all the much-loved characters from the namesake book, from sweet Miss Honey to chubby Bruce and the treacherous Miss Trunchbull. Laugh along to stories about Matilda’s intellectual powers and enjoy a medley of songs by British musician and comedian Tim Minchin.

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Highlights
Choice of seating available
See a show on London’s West End
Follow the fictional story of Roald Dahl’s Matilda Wormwood, the extraordinary child brought to life in the author’s 1988 children’s novel. Brought up by cruel parents and faced with the formidable Miss Trunchbull at school, Matilda rebels and uses her telekinetic abilities to help her friend Miss Honey and change her own destiny.

Watch the antics of the beloved characters played out on stage against a medley of songs by Tim Minchin, themed around key scenes from the book. Listen to Miss Honey singing about Matilda in the first act, and enjoy The Smell of Rebellion when the children turn against Miss Trunchbull to help their favorite teacher.

You have the choice of two seating options for the performance inside the New London Theatre. Standard priced seats offer a good view of the stage and are usually located in the rear stalls (stage level) or dress (upper) circle. Alternatively, opt for top priced seating to enjoy a full view of the stage and close-up views of the stars on stage. The performance lasts two hours and forty minutes and includes an interval break.

Make the most of this memorable evening and enjoy a 2-course pre-show dinner at Jamie’s Italian. The restaurant is situated close to the theater and serves a variety of dishes made with good quality ingredients.

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31/07/2017 |
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