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Your Transport updates for the Weekend – Travel safe !!

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London Underground

Central line
Chancery Lane will be closed all weekend and on Bank Holiday Monday. This is while we carry out improvement works in the station concourses.

District line
All weekend, and on Bank Holiday Monday, there will be no service between Parsons Green and Wimbledon. This is while we replace a set of points.

London Overground
On Saturday trains will not run between Willesden Junction and Shepherd’s Bush due to Network Rail infrastructure work.

On Sunday there will be no service between Highbury & Islington and Stratford due to Network Rail station work at Hackney Wick.

On Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday, trains will not run between the following stations:
• Willesden Junction and Clapham Junction due to Earls Court development work and Network Rail infrastructure work
• Edmonton Green and Cheshunt due to Network Rail infrastructure work
• Romford and Upminster due to Crossrail construction work and Network Rail infrastructure work

On Monday there will be no service between Camden Road and Stratford due to bridge replacement work at Highbury Corner and Network Rail station work at Hackney Wick.

DLR
All weekend, and on Bank Holiday Monday, there will be no service between Stratford and Bow Church, due to Crossrail work at Pudding Mill Lane.

TfL Rail
On Saturday there will be no service from Liverpool Street to Stratford. The closure will be extended to the entire line on Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday. This is while Network Rail carry out track and station improvements as part of their Railway Upgrade Plan, as well as 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 or stop short of their normal destination:

Chelsea – From 08:00 until 20:00 today, Thursday and tomorrow, Friday, and 08:00 until 17:30 on Saturday, roads in the Chelsea Embankment area will be busier than usual. This is for an event.

Croydon – From 22:00 tonight, Thursday, until 05:00 tomorrow, Friday, Purley Way will be closed southbound between Denning Avenue and Foxley Way, with no access to Waddon Way. On Friday/Saturday, Monday/Tuesday and Tuesday/Wednesday, the road will be closed northbound between the same times, with no access to Imperial Way. This is for resurfacing works.

Twickenham – From midday until 19:00 on Saturday and 12:30 until 19:30 on Sunday, roads in the area will be busier than usual, including A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham station, and around the stadium. This is for sporting events. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed before and after the events.

Wembley – From 14:30 until 22:00 on Saturday, and midday until 19:00 on Sunday and Monday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to sporting events.

Central London – From 08:00 until 14:00 on Monday, extensive road closures will be in place in Westminster and the City of London. This is for a sporting event.

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

City of London – Until November next year, vehicles are not permitted to use Bank Junction between 07:00 and 19:00 on weekdays. Buses and cyclists are not affected.

Chelsea – From 08:00 until 20:00 today, Thursday and tomorrow, Friday, and 08:00 until 17:30 on Saturday, roads in the Chelsea Embankment area will be busier than usual. This is for an event.

Croydon – From 22:00 tonight, Thursday, until 05:00 tomorrow, Friday, Purley Way will be closed southbound between Denning Avenue and Foxley Way, with no access to Waddon Way. On Friday/Saturday, Monday/Tuesday and Tuesday/Wednesday, the road will be closed northbound between the same times, with no access to Imperial Way. This is for resurfacing works.

Twickenham – From midday until 19:00 on Saturday and 12:30 until 19:30 on Sunday, roads in the area will be busier than usual, including A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham station, and around the stadium. This is for sporting events. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed before and after the events.

Wembley – From 14:30 until 22:00 on Saturday, and midday until 19:00 on Sunday and Monday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to sporting events.

Central London – From 08:00 until 14:00 on Monday, extensive road closures will be in place in Westminster and the City of London. This is for a sporting event.

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
Rochester Row and Vincent Square, for resurfacing works
South Quay West, Foley Street, Clifford Street, Cardinal Place and Bourne Street, for building works
Westfield Eastern Access Road, for site redevelopment
Rodney Street, for works
Emperor’s Gate, for footway reconstruction


26/05/2017 |

ibis London Heathrow Airport – Stay Near London Heathrow Airport

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Just a kilometer from Heathrow Terminals 1, 2 and 3, Ibis Hotel Heathrow Airport has The Hoppa Bus shuttle service, running every 20 minutes from 4:19 am to 11 pm. Guests can reach central London in 45 minutes on the Piccadilly Line, or 15 minutes on the Heathrow Express.

Ibis Hotel Heathrow has air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms and satellite TV. All rooms have tea and coffee-making facilities, a work desk, and fresh, modern décor. Free luggage storage and free Wi-Fi are also available.

The hotel restaurant features a Cafe Restaurant and a bar with plasma-screen TVs and a pool table. There is also a 24-hour snack service.

A free local bus service runs from Heathrow Central Bus Station to Harlington Corner, a 2-minute walk from the hotel. The hotel also has a charged Hoppa shuttle service to and from terminals.

Hotel Ibis Heathrow provides easy access to Windsor Castle, Legoland and Kew Gardens. The M4 and M25 highways are also within easy reach.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in Heathrow! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Facilities available:
– Airport Shuttle
– Parking
– Free WiFi
– Restaurant
– Non-Smoking Rooms
– Pet Friendly

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26/05/2017 |

Shrek’s Adventure! London Entrance Ticket: including a magical 4D bus ride

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Embark on a magical journey to Far Far Away with this admission ticket to Shrek’s Adventure! London, which includes a magical 4D bus ride. Located on the South Bank near the London Eye and other top attractions, Shrek’s Adventure! London provides family-friendly entertainment that stars characters from “Shrek” and other popular DreamWorks movies. The unforgettable experience features a walk and ride tour with live interactive shows and a fairy tale theme. Meet popular characters such as Shrek, Puss in Boots, Fiona, Donkey and more, and participate in the action too.

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Family friendly
Ideal choice for families
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Make your own way to Shrek’s Adventure! London, located on the South Bank near top attractions such as the London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium and London Dungeon.

With your ticket in hand, enter Shrek’s Adventure! London for a magical experience that lasts just over an hour. Walk and ride through this indoor attraction, and enjoy a virtual bus trip above London with Donkey as your tour guide.

Hear stories and participate in ten fairy-tale themed shows along the way. Each of the live shows has a challenge to complete before moving on to the next step. Be sure to stay on the lookout for familiar movie characters such as Shrek, Donkey, Fiona and Puss in Boots too.

At the end of the tour, meet some of your favorite characters from Madagascar, How to Train Your Dragon and Kung Fu Panda. You can even learn some martial arts moves from Mr Shifu and join the other characters for more fun before heading to your next destination at your leisure.

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25/05/2017 |

Best Western Airlink Hotel – Stay Near London Heathrow Airport.

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Just 10 minutes’ drive from Heathrow Airport, Airlink Hotel is well located for visitors to Windsor Castle, Legoland and Thorpe Park, all less than 24.1 km away. This hotel offers free WiFi throughout.

Each room has en suite facilities with shower or bath and complementary toiletries. There is a TV, safe, and tea and coffee facilities in all guest rooms at Airlink Hotel.

The hotel restaurant serves north Indian cuisine to guests and non-residents.

Wembley Stadium and Arena are just over 16.1 km from this hotel. The picturesque countryside of Colne Valley Regional Park is around 9.7 km away.

This property is also rated for the best value in Hayes! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Facilities available:
– Parking
– Free WiFi

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24/05/2017 |

Shaka Zulu – be treated like a King the South African way !!

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Shaka Zulu, London’s largest South African restaurant, opened its doors in August 2010 with a special royal blessing from the Zulu King, HRH Goodwill Zwelithini.

Set over a groundbreaking 27,000 sq ft in The Stables Market, Camden this spectacular two floor restaurant, bar and club offers amazing food, drinks, live music, dancing and daytime family entertainment.

The lower floor of this stunning venue is complemented by a display of 20ft high warrior statues and the Mezzanine level offers a champagne bar and cocktail lounge overlooking the stunning braai restaurant.

Carved wooden murals cover every inch of Shaka Zulu’s walls and ceiling making it a beautiful space to host private events and parties.


24/05/2017 |

Harry Potter Walking Tour for Muggles in London: see sites the Leaky Cauldron

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For 2.5 hours, your tour guides will whisk you away on a magical adventure to explore the Harry Potter movie locations in London. Uncover places that inspired J. K. Rowling and your guide will share weird and wonderful behind-the-scenes stories.

You will be led in small groups of a maximum 15 people as you cover some London landmarks passed on the tour as a little bonus. Some of the tour highlights are the entrances to the Leaky Cauldron and the Ministry of Magic, the inspirations for Diagon Alley and Knockturn Alley and lots more. Choose from one of four departure times when you book.

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Family friendly
Small-group tour
Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
Meet your tour guide at a central location in London at your selected time. Take the most entertaining tour of the movie sights and locations that inspired the Harry Potter series. Even the most ardent fans will learn something new and if you aren’t the biggest fan of the series, you will learn surely learn something interesting about London and what turned this story into a phenomenon.

See sites such as the entrance to the Leaky Cauldron, the Clink prison, The Wobbly Bridge and St. Paul’s Cathedral from afar, The Golden Hinde, Westminster Station, (a few iconic London Landmarks), the Ministry of Magic and you will finish off by Charing Cross Road, where you will see the inspiration for Diagon and Knocturn Alley!

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23/05/2017 |

Lake District Rail Day Trip from London: including a visit to the medieval village of Hawkshead

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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London: including a visit to the medieval village of Hawkshead

Discover the Lake District’s literary heritage on this guided day trip from London, with train transport included. Enjoy a scenic drive along Lake Windermere to Waterhead. Then, visit Hawkshead village, where William Wordsworth studied. If you take your tour during winter, visit Rydal Mount and Gardens — Wordsworth’s former home for a tour and cream tea — and Bowness. Or, if you visit during summer, visit Hill Top, where Beatrix Potter once lived, and enjoy cream tea at Lindeth Howe Country Hotel. Upgrade to travel in style with a First Class rail ticket.

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Lake District Rail Day Trip from London: including a visit to the medieval village of Hawkshead

Make your own way to London’s Euston Station, where you’ll pick up your round-trip train ticket and itinerary from a tour host. Should you wish, upgrade to travel in First Class for an even more comfortable ride. Then, board your train and relax on the journey out of the city and into the rolling hills of Cumbria.

After around 3.5 hours, arrive in Oxenholme. Meet a local guide, and then set off on your tour of the Lake District, where literary landmarks, hilltop trails, misty mountains and glittering lakes abound.

Travel north along Lake Windermere, the largest of the Lake District’s waterways. Gaze out over the still waters and drink in views of the surrounding hills and mountains as you journey toward Waterhead, where much-loved children’s author Beatrix Potter spent many of her school holidays. If your tour takes place between April and October, enjoy a leisurely cruise on the famous Lake Windermere.

Next, visit the medieval village of Hawkshead. Enjoy free time to wander the cobbled lanes, and see the Old Grammar School where Romantic poet William Wordsworth once studied. Perhaps recharge with lunch (own expense) at one of the local eateries, and then travel to Tarn Hows, a renowned beauty spot, for sweeping mountain and lake panoramas.

Summer Itinerary
If you’ve taken your tour between April and October, continue to Hill Top, where Beatrix Potter dreamed up characters such as Tom Kitten and Jemima Puddleduck. Head inside the 17th-century farmhouse with your included ticket, and explore the rooms and garden independently. The house remains exactly as the author left it, with each room featuring details that appear in her books.

Then, continue to Lindeth Howe Country Hotel, once owned by Beatrix Potter, for a delightful cream tea before returning to Oxenholme Station for your train back to London.

Winter Itinerary
Alternatively, if you’ve taken your tour between November and March, continue through the beautiful Yewdale Valley, passing Yew Tree Tarn and Skelwith Bridge, and arrive at Rydal Mount and Gardens, where Wordsworth lived from 1813 until his death in 1850. Explore the house and grounds with your guide before savoring a traditional cream tea.

Make your final stop at Bowness, where you’ll enjoy free time to visit the award-winning World of Beatrix Potter visitor center (own expense). When the time comes, join back up with your guide and return to Oxenholme Station for your train back to London.

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22/05/2017 |

Transport for London

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London Underground

Central line
Chancery Lane will be closed all weekend. This is while we carry out improvement works in the ticket hall.

London Overground
On Sunday there will be no service between the following stations:
Euston and Kilburn High Road until 12:15 and after 20:30, due to Network Rail track work and work at Euston to enable High Speed Two (HS2)
Camden Road and Stratford due to bridge replacement work at Highbury Corner and Network Rail station work at Hackney Wick

DLR
There will be no service between Stratford and Poplar, due to track and Crossrail work at Pudding Mill Lane.

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.

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:

Lewisham – Until Thursday 25 May, a contraflow is in place on Lewisham High Street, near the junction of Lee Road. This is for emergency gas works.

Twickenham – From 09:00 until 20:30 on Saturday and Sunday, roads in the area will be busier than usual, including A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham station, and around the stadium. This is for events. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed at times on both days.

Wembley – From midday until 19:00 on Saturday, and 10:00 until 20:30 on Sunday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to sporting events.

Chelsea – From 08:00 until 20:00 from Tuesday-Friday, and 08:00 until 17:30 on Saturday, roads in the Chelsea Embankment area will be busier than usual. This is for an event.

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

Lewisham – Until Thursday 25 May, a contraflow is in place on Lewisham High Street, near the junction of Lee Road. This is for emergency gas works.

Twickenham – From 09:00 until 20:30 on Saturday and Sunday, roads in the area will be busier than usual, including A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham station, and around the stadium. This is for events. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed at times on both days.

Wembley – From midday until 19:00 on Saturday, and 10:00 until 20:30 on Sunday, roads around the stadium will be busier than usual, including A406, Harrow Road and Wembley High Road. This is due to sporting events.

City of London – From Monday until November next year, vehicles will not be able to use Bank Junction between 07:00 and 19:00 on weekdays. Buses and cyclists are not affected.

Chelsea – From 08:00 until 20:00 from Tuesday-Friday, and 08:00 until 17:30 on Saturday, roads in the Chelsea Embankment area will be busier than usual. This is for an event

Santander Cycles
The following docking stations will be out of service this weekend:
* South Quay West, Foley Street, Bourne Street, Cardinal Place for building works
* Westfield Eastern Access Road, for site redevelopment
* Rodney Street and Clifford Street, for works
* Emperor’s Gate, for footway reconstruction
* Southerton Road, for resurfacing
* Here East South (QEOP), for utility works


20/05/2017 |

The Stanwell Hotel – Stay Near London Heathrow Airport.

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On the eastern perimeter of Heathrow Airport, Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow is a 4-minute walk from Hatton Cross Underground (subway) Station. The modern hotel has a 24-hour front desk and an international restaurant.

The air-conditioned rooms at Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow each have a spacious bathroom with luxury toiletries. Rooms also feature a work desk and a flat-screen TV.

The restaurant serves a varied menu in contemporary surroundings. Guests can enjoy beverages and light snacks in the stylish bar, or try specialty coffees at Costa coffee shop.

Hilton Garden Inn London Heathrow is a 10-minute drive from the Heathrow Airport Terminals. On-site parking is available, and the hotel is served by the H9 Hotel Hoppa Bus for Terminals 1 & 3 (service in peak morning and evenings only) and H53 Hotel Hoppa Bus for Terminals 4 & 5. Hounslow center is a 15-minute bus ride away.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9 for a two-person trip.

This property is also rated for the best value in Heathrow! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city.

Facilities available:
– Parking
– Free WiFi
– Restaurant
– Non-Smoking Rooms
– Fitness Center
– Facilities for Disabled Guests

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

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18/05/2017 |

Cambridge and Oxford Historic Colleges of Britain Day Trip: including a visit to the Bridge of Sighs

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Cambridge and Oxford Historic Colleges of Britain Day Trip: including a visit to the Bridge of Sighs

Begin the day traveling across the Chiltern Hills to Oxford, the “City of Dreaming Spires”, whose hushed courtyards and elegant, dignified timeworn buildings have inspired generations of scholars (including Bill Clinton in the 1970s) and writers, including Lewis Carroll who wrote “Alice in Wonderland” here.
Pop in your state-of-the-art Vox headphones as your tour starts and listen to your guide talking clearly about each site. If you want to wander aside and take photos of attractions, you won’t miss any of the commentary!

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Cambridge and Oxford Historic Colleges of Britain Day Trip: including a visit to the Bridge of Sighs

Find your own inspiration in the sense of tradition and intellectual curiosity that pervades this lovely City. You will visit Christchurch College, where Harry Potter scenes were filmed and where Albert Einstein studied. On your walking tour of Oxford you will see the Bodleian library and the picture-perfect College courtyards for which Oxford is justifiably famous.

Through scenic countryside to Cambridge, bridging centuries of scholarly rivalry between these two venerable institutions! Cambridge’s stately Gothic style College buildings rise spectacularly from the greenery along the River Cam where students and visitors enjoy punting along the River.

You will visit the magnificent perpendicular chapel of King’s College, founded in 1441, which is the finest and grandest example of late medieval Gothic architecture in England, and a fitting tribute to the great minds that have studied here. During your walking tour of the city filled with beautiful buildings and historical quirks, you’ll visit the so-called “Bridge of Sighs”, named after its look-a-like in Venice and several other Colleges that make up the University, each with their own stories to tell.

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18/05/2017 |
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