International Pillow Fight Day

If you want to smile and have fun, then just don’t miss International Pillow fight day which is held on Saturday 6th April at Trafalgar Square in London. Thousands of people battered each other until feathers flew in Trafalgar Square from 3.00pm to 5.00pm. Bring all your friends because this is going to become a wonderful memory for you that you’ll cherish for the rest of your life.

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The fight starts at 3.00 pm and goes until your arms are too exhausted to continue. It is great fun and joy that you can have on a city square .It happens in hundreds of cities around the world and London is just one of more than 100 cities around the world to take part in this event. It is a great way to have fun and relieve your stress.

There are only two rules to be followed to take part in this event.

  • Don’t hit anyone with a camera
  • Don’t hit anyone without a Pillow

So come and take part in this unique event and its thrill.

Don’t hit anyone with a camera and don’t hit anyone without a pillow…

London was just one of more than 100 cities around the world to take part in the event.

Choose Chauffeured Transportation Services For Your European Tour

Europe is an amazing place to visit with so much to do and taking a European tour is one of the best ways to see the sights. You have several different options to choose from that can provide you with a great tour but when you really want to see the sights in style, consider using a chauffeured transportation service. They have many different packages to choose from and there are many benefits associated with choosing this service over some of your other options.

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Europe 1999 (Photo credit: Greg_e)

After deciding exactly where you want to go and what sights to see while visiting Europe, call to find out what type of packages are available and you can start making your plans right away. However, when you visit Europe or any other country you never want to take anything for granted. Before you make any arrangements, go over the details of the packages you’re interested in learning more about. It’s important to know exactly what services you’ll receive, so there won’t be any surprises later. Knowing exactly what each package includes will help you make the best decision that will take care of your travel needs.

Why Use a Company like British Airport Transfer Services

When you choose a company like British Airport Transfer Services to give you a guided tour of Europe, you know you’re going to have a good time. Europe is full of world heritage sites, rich cultures and there are many attractions in Europe to see. While seeing some of the finer things in life you might as well enjoy it in comfort and style and that is what you’ll get when you choose one of these packages.

It’s an Excellent Choice for Groups

One of the best ways to tour Europe is with family or a group of friends where you can make memories together that you’ll share forever. You want these memories to be the best possible and when you choose a service that offers private tours, you know you’ll receive the best of everything. The luxury vehicles used to transport your group will be comfortable and relaxing. They also offer transportation for up to seventy people so you can all ride together as you tour Europe.

This way, you can talk about the different things you see while taking photos of each other as you go. Each vehicle is properly maintained so you don’t have to worry about it breaking down or being unsafe to ride in and you’ll always receive professional and friendly service.

Chauffeured transportation services have many benefits that you’re sure to enjoy. You can get the most from this amazing experience and have the best European tour imaginable when you hire a private chauffeur service. There are different packages to choose from so you can pick the one that fits your needs and budget the best. You’re visiting Europe to see the sights and have a good time so you might as well do it style. It will definitely be a trip that you’ll never forget and one you’ll be telling your grandkids about one day.

Brittany Mason enjoys writing about travel and providing readers with tips that can help you get the most from your trips.

Fun Things to Do in London that You Didn’t Know About!

The history of this beautiful city dates back to many years. As such, there will never be a dearth of things to do in London.You may have been told that food and hotel prices are as high as the city’s skyscrapers. But the good news is that you can definitely enjoy as there are lots of cheap things to do in London too. You can even enjoy things for free!

Things to Do in London

You can get to see loads of films and concerts for free along the river Thames. Screenings are held outdoors for free at Canary Wharf. The late café at the National Theatre stays open till 1 am.If your list of ‘cheap things to do in London’ includes food too, the south side of Leicester Square has many options.

Going to visit the Tower Bridge or Buckingham Palace may be some of the things to do in London for sure. Apart from that, you need to see one of the city’s splendid examples of modern architecture. A 180 metre high tower- the Gherkin is situated in the financial district of London. It has been built at the site of the former Baltic Exchange.

How can you visit London and not go see the Monument to the Great Fire of London? Known as the Monument, this stone column was completed in 1677. It is 202 ft. tall and was erected to commemorate the Great Fire. The place where the fire started is also 202 ft. away from the Monument.

Seeing a gift from the ruler of Sudan and Egypt to the United Kingdom would be one of the fun things to do in London. The ruler- Muhammad Ali gifted an ancient Egyptian obelisk in honour of Lord Nelson and Sir Ralph Abercromby. The obelisk was re-erected in London in the 19th century. It is now known as Cleopatra’s Needle.

Science, particularly Physics buffs can go see the Michael Faraday Memorial when they visit London. The interior of the monument houses the London Underground electrical substation. This is fitting as Michael Faraday contributed abundantly to the fields of electrochemistry and electromagnetism.

Fun things to do in London would include going for a swim-run-swim relaxed marathon. If you love to swim, you can do so across some fine pools of London with fellow competitors. The marathon is held on second Saturdays each month (except summer).The top attractions in London will be available any time. Be it the London Eye, Madame Tussauds or the Kew Gardens, there is something for everyone in this city.

Author’s Bio:

 The author works for London This Weekend and writes articles on the various sights in London that not many are aware of. Author also provides information on a number of cheap things to do in London and abroad when on vacation with a limited budget.

Planning Your Move To London

Moving to Central London or Greater London?For many foreign people moving into a new flat in the midst of bustling London can be something of a challenge, if all the usual complexities and stresses of moving house were not enough, potential language barriers can make things even more complicated. For international students moving into private accommodation after a year in university halls the task will be slightly easier as a year’s experience of London will always be helpful when deciding where and how to move.

Planning for the day of the move is the first part of the decision and using a reputable man and van company can reduce the stress.  Deciding whether to move to Central London or the outskirts will effect your experience of London, with the main consideration being the length of the daily commute vs. house rental (or sale) prices.  The Transport for London website has a useful guide to how to get around in London after you’ve arrived.

Quite often many people arriving in London will find themselves in the situation of having to move a fair distance across the city, whether moving into cheaper accommodation as the years progress, or looking for their first time flat, whether having previously lived in university halls or having moved to London from somewhere else. Even for those who may have friends or family already in the area to lend a hand with moving, supplying packing materials, storage space or even a van it is not easy; for overseas students who do not have this local support the task can seem even more daunting. Moving without the help of a van and man is very difficult; the Tube underground network is usually far too crowded for vast amounts of luggage and dragging it all to and from Tube stations is not an easy task in itself.  Perhaps the most lightly-packed of first-year students may be able to move all their stuff by multiple Tube trips but this would still be difficult.

As an overseas student it is likely that you will have originally moved over to London without too much in the way of luggage or household items, as airline baggage restrictions make bringing everything with you unfeasible. If you are moving out of halls for the first time then you aren’t likely to have much stuff to bring with you, so packing it all up should not be too much of a problem, however if you are short of boxes or packing materials some removals companies will point you in the direction of suppliers who sell these things or even sell materials to you themselves. If you are moving flats or do have lots of things that need moving then you would be best using a man and van removals service anyway, but if you do not have time to pack up all your stuff then many of these local white van man companies will do all the packing and unpacking too at a small cost.

The main point to remember when moving around London without the support of local family is to plan well ahead, see exactly where your new flat is and work out how difficult it is to get to; if it looks complicated then using a local company is probably best as they have the required knowledge and experience.

Allison Carmichael recommends Van Man in London, a friendly removals company covering London and Hertfordshire.  She enjoys reading in any genre and the beautiful art and social scene that London offers.

Allison also wrote a series of poems and biographies about famous van men that you can read about by clicking the link above.

Europe Travels

For the past seven months I was able to have what many would consider the experience of a lifetime. I was able to spent 7 months in Hamburg, Germany as an engineering intern for the aircraft manufacturer Airbus. While the job itself was not all that fulfilling, the experiences outside of the workplace were life altering.

Travelling and people. Those were easily the most important aspects of life for me. Having always lived and resided in the United States I have led what many would consider a sheltered life. Spending time abroad was like pulling the blinders off my eyes. I met people from every continent on Earth and made friends from the vast majority of European countries.

Having never left the US before my traveled experience would considered pathetic at best. During this time my passport count exploded from zero to five and my picture count grew exponentially.

One thing you learn about travelling, every city and culture has its own vibe. Speed of life, music, food, night life…everything is different.

Berlin

Berlin is a historical hipster city. The capital of Germany is a beautiful place where the people live a bit of an alternative lifestyle. A bit of an American comparison would would San Francisco where both have strong levels of entrepreneurship, green living and of course drugs.

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Berlin is a city of old and new. The history of the city is phenomenal. Throughout the city modern art and architecture intermingles with bullet torn buildings, WWII bunkers, and of course the Berlin wall.

London

Londoners live quite the life. The fancy cabbies and proper living complement the pub culture. Seriously, you won’t find many restaurants in the city, the stereotype is completely accurate. I found Londoners to be extremely friendly and outgoing and never seem to stop talking.

In addition to beautiful old buildings London sports massive amounts of commerce. The city boasts powerful banking infrastructure and financial industries. London has a fast pace of life akin to NYC and would be a place I would consider building my business.

Paris

Parisians and the French in general seem similar. Both love wine, fine food, and music. Throughout the city people feel alive and seem to genuinely love living life.

Paris has an enormous amount of history and amazingly beautiful architecture. Probably the most aesthetically gorgeous city I visited, I absolutely the buildings. Paris certainly had a feeling a love surrounding popular places like the Eiffel Tower if you could get past the obnoxious people selling touristy Eiffel Tower key chains.

Rome

Rome was amazing. The city felt phenomenally powerful and ancient. Throughout the day you pass ancient Roman ruins, centers of commerce and fine Italian restaurants. The city certainly caters to tourists but it was overwhelmingly awesome. Anyone who visits sees the fast pace of life at odds, religious devotion, and love of life. This love of life extends to pizza, pasta, people and all things soccer.

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Edinburgh

This may have been the most interesting city I visited in terms of culture. The Scottish have a manly tough culture of brotherhood and strength. I arrived in the city and was instantly shocked by the hills. Edinburgh is a leg busting city of extremely old buildings. A powerful castle in the center of the city is a beacon for the city and helps to define the culture.

Living in Scotland is challenging. In my jeans and massive sweatshirt I could not stand the cold and wind(and I am from New York). The Scots are super friendly, tough, and love their scotch and whisky. The party culture for the city extends to ruggedly loyal dedication to rugby, soccer and all things Scottish.

About Me

Hey guys my name is Matt Ward. I am a 23 year old engineering student and online business owner from Syracuse, New York. I enjoy sports, working out, movies, books and nature. Thanks for checking out my perspective on the city different cultures and if you want to get in touch you can check out my site or shoot me an email.

Essential ingredients for an exciting London visit

The world’s top tourist destination can offer you a once in a lifetime experience, if you are prepared well to relish the things we discuss below.

London’s Royal Attractions:

The city’s historic sites provide you a distinct medieval flavor with their rich architecture and cultural heritage. At Windsor Castle, you can see the magnificent fortifications, gatehouses, tower structures artistic interiors, furnishings and an exquisitely designed palace.

The splendorous Birmingham Palace’s summer openings are a great delight to the tourists. The entertainment shows conducted in the state rooms allow the visitor to be transported to an actualized medieval world. The music room, green drawing room, throne room and the Queen’s garden are some of the places never to be missed.

If you are a person who wonders about the early medieval life in a castle then you should go for a visit to the famous Tower of London. Numerous enclosures and towers which served as arms depots, Prisons, confession camps and water gates recreate the times of Richard the Lionheart.

You can check the tour operators to book a trip to these places here http://www.britainexpress.com/great_british_sites/tour-ops-london.htm

West End Theatres:

One of the ways to participate in the lively English culture and tradition is to enter the world of theatres. West End theatre represents the highest level of theatrical discipline. These theatres conduct shows pertaining to different genres such as Musicals, Plays, Comedy, Dance and Classical Opera. Long running Musicals and Plays are attended by thousands of visitors from all over the world.

West End Theatres

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Websites like london-theatreland.co.uk and http://www.londontheatre.co.uk provide you all the information you require for booking tickets.

Museums of Great Britain:

Best Museums in London are visited by millions of visitors. One can spend a quality time in observing and allowing themselves to marvel and ponder about the exhibits. Many of these Museums have an in-house expert team with whom you and your children can discuss and understand about the collections.

British Museum and Natural History Museum are one of the top Museums in London. For a list of Museums in London, visit here http://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/sightseeing/tourist-attraction/museum/major-museums

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Winding up for the day

London offers a wide range of accommodation options to the tourists. From Luxury Hotels to Serviced Self-catering Apartments where you have homely atmosphere with hotel like services and from Bread & Breakfast centers to Hostels and Camping destinations, the visitor can choose appropriate accommodation type depending on the desired budget and their liking.

Wine and dine

Touring London is not complete if you do not enjoy myriad delicacies from around the world. London is truly a city housing first class restaurants and hotels representing cuisines from different cultures. From Gourmet meals to Fast food, one can relish the English Fish and Chips, French Croissant, Spanish Tortilla, Italian Sausage Egg bake, American Mashed Potato Cakes, Mysore Masala Dosa and so on.

London also features wide range of Pubs and Bars. Whether you are out for a vibrant evening with friends or for a relaxed drink with your partner, Pubs are Bars matching your expectations are always available.

For a list of traveler recommended restaurants in London visit here http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g186338-London_England.html

About author

I am Suresh Subramaniam, CEO of LondonShortLettingApartments, a well known web page for City base accommodation provider in London. I like to travel a lot and more passionate about developing innovative services for the tourism and hospitality industries in UK. Add to circle me on G+

Modern Monuments: Essential Industrial Revolution Sites to See in the UK

Amongst Britain’s rich history, one of the most triumphant episodes is the Industrial Revolution. During this period, figures such as Isambard Kingdom Brunel forged a new, modern vision of the country, helping to transform major cities such as London and Liverpool into bold landscapes of the future.

SALTAIRE NEW MILL, PART OF A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN WEST YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND. (PHOTO CREDIT: WIKIPEDIA)

Today, monuments and landmarks relating to the Industrial Revolution dot the cities of Britain. Paying visits to these areas and tracing the history of the Industrial Revolution and the impact which it had on the country can make for a truly fascinating holiday experience across Britain.

A good way to start your trip is by beginning with the birthplace of Brunel himself. This is located not in London or any other major city, but on the small island of Portsea – a reminder that great moments in history often have their origins in small, easy-to-forget places.

No mention of the Industrial Revolution would be complete without the city of London. The capital boomed during the industrial period, the city a mecca for trade, new industries and new ideas. If you want to stay in old, industrial London, visit areas around the Thames docklands and take advantage of the great deals on London hotels which are available if you look in the right places.

One of the best options which can be taken during a trip to the Industrial Revolution landmarks of Britain is to visit London’s Key Bridge Steam Museum. Home of the only working steam locomotive in the capital, along with many other attractions relating to the age of steam, this will make you feel as though you really are walking through England in the midst of the Industrial Revolution.

Historians agree that the true heart of the Industrial Revolution lies in Birmingham, and so this city will be a must-visit location for anybody who wishes to explore this era in history. Amongst the attractions is Old Iron Bridge, a monument whose name does it a disservice – it is actually the oldest iron bridge, the first of its kind in the world and still standing since the day of Brunel.

Finally, head to Liverpool, a city that became famous throughout the world for its trading and ship-building during the Industrial Revolution. The town became the leading port in the British Empire and home to the first intercity rail-link, which linked Liverpool and Manchester in 1830. If you plan to visit Liverpool, stay in a hotel near Liverpool Port. This will give you access to a range of great sights around the river Mersey, and in addition, the port itself is a premiere monument to the Industrial Revolution. Of course, there are many more sites to this fascinating historical period, but part of the joy of any journey is the process of discovering these wonderful things for yourself.