Weekend travel information for 24 May 2019

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this Bank Holiday weekend, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go. Please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Piccadilly line From about 00:01 on Saturday 25 until Bank Holiday Monday 27 May, there will be no service between Hammersmith and Heathrow / Uxbridge. This is due to track replacement work. Customers for Heathrow airport should use non-stop coaches running between Hammersmith and Heathrow airport. These have porters and extra space for luggage and buggies but are not wheelchair accessible. Customers for stations between Acton Town and Heathrow should use the Central line to Ealing Broadway or the District line via Gunnersbury and follow purple signs for bus A, which runs every 7 to 10 minutes. Customers for stations between Rayners Lane and Uxbridge should use the…
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Weekend travel information for 10 May 2019

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 11 and 12 May, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Circle line On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, there will be no service on the entire line. This is due to line modernization work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run. District line On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, there will be no service between South Kensington and East Ham. This is due to line modernization work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run. Hammersmith & City line On Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 May, there will be no service between Baker Street and Barking. This is due to line modernization work. Use alternative Tube and local bus routes. Rail replacement buses will run.…
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Weekend travel information for 5 April 2019

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 10 and 11 November, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Central line From 01:20 on Saturday 6 until Sunday 7 April, there will be no service between Bethnal Green to Loughton and Woodford via Hainault. This includes Friday Night Tube. This is due to track replacement work. Rail replacement buses will run. London Overground There will be a reduced service from Gospel Oak to Barking until further notice. This is due to a lack of available trains. On Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 April, trains will run about every 30 minutes. From Monday 8 until Thursday 11 April, there will be no service between Hackney Downs and Chingford after 22:30. This is due to Network Rail track work. Rail replacement buses will run. DLR From 2…
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Weekend travel information for 22 March 2019

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 23 and 24 March, and the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal so you’ll be able to get wherever you need to go, but please check if any of the following affect you. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium On Sunday 24 March at 15:00, a test event is taking place at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. Victoria line, London Overground, rail and bus services in the area are expected to be very busy before and after the event. Northbound London Overground services prior to the event are expected to be full upon arrival at Seven Sisters station between 12:00 and 14:00. Customers looking to board these services may be asked to exit the station and use an alternative entrance via Birstall Road to prevent overcrowding. If you are traveling to the match there is a signed walking route to the stadium from Seven Sisters, Tottenham Hale and White Hart Lane stations. nati…
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So you need to pack? Here are a few handy tips to make sure your trip is a success

Do you find yourself thinking for days on end about things you will need on the trip and telling yourself "I must remember to pack that"? Have you arrived and discovered "oops I should have packed that"? There is a simple solution and it works, especially if it's keeping you up at night before the trip - write it down. Yes, make a list, add to it whenever you have an idea that I must pack this, and take it with you. When you get there and think I should have, add it to that list and keep it in one of those pockets in your favourite bag or case so next time, you won't forget. When you are doing that last-minute dash instead of running around in circles you can check your list and feel far more at ease and only have to deal with the excitement or nerves of the trip itself. A pen and paper or even a note taken on your phone can help in all sorts of ways. Making notes, or even doodling on the trip itself when you are waiting is a great time to put some thoughts in order or make pl…
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Are You Planning a Weekend Trip? How to Have Fun Without Breaking the Bank

Sometimes, we all just need to get away from the stresses and pressures of everyday life. From work burnout to handling everything at home, there are many ways we can get overwhelmed, and that can lead to depression, anxiety, and even substance abuse. That’s why it’s so important to take a timeout every now and then for the benefit of your mental and physical health. When you start to feel stressed, learning how to back away and focus on yourself is essential. Taking a weekend trip is often a great way to do this. Not only does it allow you to fit in a retreat without tearing into your schedule too much, but it can also be tailored to fit just about any budget. You don’t have to go far; you can drive to the next county if you want. The point is to find a destination that will help you feel relaxed and will allow you to have fun and to forget about the worries that everyday life can bring. Here are a few of the best tips on how to get started.   Look Online for Help Th…
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The best in the world, again, Van Ryn’s Brandy

The House of Van Ryn’s is celebrating its second consecutive year of victory after yet again taking home the Worldwide Brandy Trophy at the International Wine & Spirit Competition (IWSC) in London. The Van Ryn’s 12-Year-Old Distiller’s Reserve – produced at the Stellenbosch-based distillery – was selected as the finest potstill brandy at the 47th annual edition of the IWSC; one of the most respected wine and spirit competitions in the world which, incidentally, sets the international benchmark for quality. Nearly 90 countries entered their samples this year and each sample is judged according to its class. Judges raved over the Van Ryn’s 12-Year-Old saying it had a “stand out nose packed with ripe and dried fruit where apricot, pear and mango are most expressive.” The palate was described as being fruity and well backed by lots of floral notes, and the finish as being “long-lasting, character-filed.” Free signup to our Expat Match ...just click ExpatMatch.com now !! …
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Erina Abraham:- South African artist, holds inaugural London exhibition

Award-winning artist Erina Abraham announced today that she will be holding her inaugural exhibition in London this month and next. What is the exhibition about? The exhibition South African Moments captures the vitality of life in contemporary South Africa. Erina’s vivid and colourful paintings depict sunny South Africa and its rainbow nation, drawing inspiration from the beauty of the natural world and people, especially women. This exhibition captures everyday life moments, telling a story of love and labour. Free signup to our Expat Match ...just click ExpatMatch.com now !! Erina Abraham lives and creates her art in Johannesburg and has been an artist there for more than 25 years. Regarding this art show, Abraham stated “I am very excited to be bringing a taste of South Africa to London. I look forward to sharing my inspirations with a new audience. The show will be a celebration of South African life and culture.” Where can you see Erina Abraham’s work in London?…
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Weekly Travel Information for London

Here is our weekly travel update to help you get around London this weekend, 3-4 March, and also the following week. Most of the network will be open with services running as normal, but please check if any of the following affect you. London Underground Bakerloo line This weekend, there is no service between Queen’s Park and Harrow & Wealdstone due to Network Rail engineering work. Replacement buses are running. Due to line modernisation work this weekend, there will be: Circle line No service between Hammersmith and Tower Hill via King’s Cross St. Pancras. Hammersmith & City line No service between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Barking. Metropolitan line No service between King’s Cross St. Pancras and Aldgate. London Overground There will be no service on Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 March, between: • New Cross Gate and Crystal Palace/West Croydon due to Network Rail track work • Romford and Upminster, due to Crossrail constructi…
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Rassie Erasmus confirmed as Springbok coach

Cape Town - Rassie Erasmus will spearhead a streamlined but experienced Springbok management team until the end of the 2023 Rugby World Cup, SA Rugby confirmed on Wednesday, as the former Springbok captain will combine his Springbok coaching duties with his current role as director of rugby at SA Rugby. The 45-year-old Erasmus takes over the national coaching duties from Allister Coetzee, who was in charge of the Boks during the past two years. His three assistant coaches will be Jacques Nienaber, Pieter de Villiers and Mzwandile Stick, while Aled Walters will join the management team as head of athletic performance. Nienaber previously served as a Springbok defence coach for a short stint under Coetzee before joining Erasmus at Munster in 2016. De Villiers worked as scrum consultant under former Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer from 2012 to 2015, while Stick was a member of the 2016 Springbok coaching staff before his involvement with the Junior Springboks last year. Walters, …
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