5 Reasons to Use Heathrow Express to London
Oct30

5 Reasons to Use Heathrow Express to London

Serving as one of the world’s demanding international airports and carrying more than five million passengers each year, HeathrowExpress is considered as the most successful high-speed mode of air transportation globally. Their travel service has the capacity to handle more than 160,000 passengers a day for 15 minute journey between the Heathrow Airport and Central London’s Station.   Heathrow Express operates for 150 services every day with 5 terminals.  Heathrow Express reaches Heathrow central for 15 minutes and Terminal 5 for about 4 minutes. There is a free service promo if you have your departure in Terminal 4. Since there are a lot of competitors this day in terms of air transportation, considering these factors why Heathrow Express should be on your no. one.   Offers high speed travel Heathrow Express has this minimum speed of 100 mph and considered as one of the fastest air express in the world. This top speed performance of Heathrow Express serves as their major strategy to attract clients and patronize them. This air transportation is the best way to travel from London to other places. Heathrow Express offers the following speed time frame for ultimate convenience of their clients:   Travel time is 15 minutes – 23 minutes London Heathrow to Paddington Station – every 15 minutes Paddington Station to London Heathrow – 15 minutes Checking of luggage and other properties – up to 2 hours before the flight. This is to secure safety and protection of the passengers   Very convenient and expedient We cannot deny the fact that getting tickets for air travel is definitely stressful and annoying because you have to fall in line first before you could go to cashier and have your tickets for your plane. But for Heathrow express, you can immediately have your tickets by just staying in your home as they have available e-tickets served for clients who don’t have time to have their tickets through walk-in directly at their office. You can print your ticket any time before your scheduled flight (image by 153306). Spacious place to relax If you are bored and tired waiting for your flight, Heathrow Express has spacious place reserved to passengers that everyone can enter for you to relax yourself. You can leave your luggage and other bags in one of their comfortable and spacious seats while you are relaxing. If you have the budget, you can use the legroom and there’s a personal table in it that you can utilize if you will use your laptop or any items that need to laid down on a flat surface. There are free newspapers and magazines available inside Heathrow Express for your convenience.   Has On-board TV Another...

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Top London Christmas Markets to Visit This Year
Aug17

Top London Christmas Markets to Visit This Year

There are two possible responses to being told how many shopping days are left until Christmas.  Response number one involves flat panic and a hastily written Christmas list.  Response number two is a happy little smile to yourself because you know that it’s getting a little closer to Christmas market time.  Here, in the UK, we’re very lucky as there’s a long tradition of these wonderful seasonal events and if you plan ahead, you can get to quite a few. Since most of the Christmas markets take place at around the same time, the best way to ensure you get a chance to visit as many as possible is to find an area where there are several markets and book yourself into a hotel for a few days.  Naturally, there are a lot of Christmas markets in the London area, so with Heathrow Hotel and parking within range of all of them, it’s an ideal location for the well-organised Christmas shopper. One of the most popular Christmas markets takes place at the Southbank Centre in London, from mid November to Christmas Eve, including traditional German style stalls and decorations.  After all, who does Christmas better?  In a range of chalets, you will find beautifully crafted Christmas items while choir performances get you into the festive spirit.  Over in Hyde Park, a whole section of the park is set aside for the Winter Wonderland Christmas Market from late November until early December, so you can shop early for next year as well!  With seasonal lights, Christmas craft stalls, amusement rides and an ice-rink, it doesn’t have to be all about the Christmas shopping; you can make time for other kinds of fun, too. If you arrange for your tour of the Christmas markets to include the last day of November and the first day of December, you can stop off at the Chelsea Physic Garden Christmas Fair, where you can wander around their heated marquees, buying unique jewellery, clothing, seasonal foods and other gifts, including garden-related items.  You might even want to taste the house speciality of game stew, followed by a few mince pies.  One place that really knows how to get shoppers into the right frame of mind is Covent Garden.  Although their market, which opens in late November, is focused on the piazza, the smaller roads radiating from the piazza also share in the festivities.  There’s a mulled wine hut that also serves hot apple juice for the drivers, as well as a wealth of stalls where you can tick off plenty of your Christmas gift needs before you pay a visit to the chocolate bar to...

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Newcastle’s Critically-Acclaimed Restaurants
Aug17

Newcastle’s Critically-Acclaimed Restaurants

Whether I’m planning a weekend away or a long holiday, I always intend to eat out in style – at least once or twice! Although many great destinations in the UK offer great food, recently, I had found out that  in Newcastle there are some truly fantastic restaurants – so much so that I really did feel the craving. Many of these have received a fair amount of critical acclaim, and it’s these I’ll be focusing on for the purposes of this post. Cafe 21 Where: Trinity Gardens, Quayside Once upon a time, this lovely restaurant was located at 21 Queen Street, from where it takes its name. After spending 19 years there, it moved to its new home on the Quayside with its sleek, modern decor that creates a fantastically swish, upmarket atmosphere. What I most like about this restaurant is that while it’s a very sophisticated setting, it offers very honest, fuss-free food, aiming to bring out the best in the ingredients. Here, you’ll eat classic bistro fare – though lots of dishes do have a unique contemporary twist. To give you a taste of what you can expect, starters include a cheddar cheese and spinach souffle, and mains like fish stews, pan-roasted cod and roasted duck breast are available. My favorite course, dessert, gives you a choice of creme brulee, hot raspberry souffle, Tanzanian chocolate mousse and more. It’s also worth bearing in mind that this restaurant snapped up a Gold Award at the Taste of North East England Awards 2008. Blackfriars Restaurant and Banquet Hall Where: Friars Street It’s not every day you can say that you’ve eaten in the oldest dining room in England, but that’s exactly what you can do if you eat at Blackfriars Restaurant. Located in a friary that dates all the way back to 1239, this eatery makes the very best use of its setting by offering medieval banquets as well as an a la carte menu filled with British classics. What’s more, it’s won a host of awards for its culinary prowess, including a Taste of England award in both 2013 and 2012. The dishes here are made with locally sourced food (often from the nearby farms) and include treats like beetroot risotto, Durham pork fillet and Cumbrian stuffed chicken breast. Sweet-toothed individuals like myself can look forward to some really classic desserts – as well as traditional dishes with a twist – like dark chocolate fondant, sticky toffee pudding and cherry bakewell cheesecake. Just as a quick tip, this restaurant is open for lunch and dinner every day, with the exception of Sundays when there’s no evening service....

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Are You an Ongoing Traveler? Here How to Deal With Your Needs -The Guide for UK Airports
Apr19

Are You an Ongoing Traveler? Here How to Deal With Your Needs -The Guide for UK Airports

Gatwick Airport is the second largest airport in the London and second busiest in terms of passenger airport in the United Kingdom. It is Europe’s leading airport in point to point flights. It is the world’s busiest single use runway with a capacity of 55 per hour. The airport is strategically located around 48 kilometers to the south of London. The airport has 2 terminals. The northern terminal occupies 98,000 meters squared and the southern terminal which covers 160,000 meters squared. The airport has an average of 30 million passengers going through it every year a fact which has led to the development of facilities to make travel easier. These include airport hotels ( see Gatwick airport hotels with holidayextras.co.uk) and restaurants on and offsite and which form the basis of our discussion. Hotels In And Around Gatwick Airport There are several hotels where travelers can find accommodation after a long flight or before one. These are there to ensure that travelers get the most comfortable and easy travel experiences. Below are some of them. Hilton Gatwick This is a hotel is the only hotel at Gatwick airport that has a covered walkway to the South terminal. This is important for traveler’s convenience as the North terminal is also a short distance away. The hotel is ideal for travelers as it offers park and fly packages, a business center and a fully equipped fitness center. The Hilton Gatwick has a variety of guest rooms with modern amenities for traveler’s convenience. These include high speed internet access, sound proof rooms and exclusive access to the prestigious Executive Lounge. Its highlights include complementary WIFI access in the Executive Lounge and all common areas and large meeting and event space for nearly 450 guests. It is conveniently located near the high speed Gatwick express train service. It has three restaurants and a sports bar. Check in is from 3.00 pm and checkout is at noon. The Holiday Inn It is located 10 minutes away from both the North and South terminal on its 24 hour shuttle bus. It has modern executive rooms have delightful extras such as complimentary mineral water and chocolates. The hotel’s academy conference center features 10 meeting rooms which are state of the art with wireless internet. The hotel’s policy allows children under 13 to eat for free. It has comfortable family rooms which are spacious and offers the pack, stay and go packages which ensure that its guests enjoy their stay before traveling. Check in is from 2.00 pm and checkout is at noon. The Langshott Manor This hotel occupies 3 acres of some of the best grounds...

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6 Great Family Destinations in the UK
Apr17

6 Great Family Destinations in the UK

If you are reading this post, then it’s probable that you are contemplating a family vacation in the UK. Cover so many excited locations as these, requires traveling great distances.  Sometime, you may choose use ground transportation but there is not doubts that flying in Europe an save you a great deal of frustration and of course, time.  You may look online to schedule in advance you flights or you click here.  And you may want to read this post, especially if you get a flight with kids.  Here are a few places and things to do that would help you decide why you should, definitely, go ahead with this idea. Longleat Safari Park, Wiltshire The Longleat Safari Park is ranked number one in the list of zoos and safari parks in the UK. It is quite a delightful treat for children and grown ups as well. The safari offers encounters with a variety of animals. Taking the 4×4 safari with the ranger can get you close to wild animals, yet entirely safe. Cost: The tickets range from £17 to £35, for children and adults. Note that this range also includes two-day tickets, if you would like to opt for that. National Space Centre, Leicester The space, the universe along with its almost infinite expanse has always been interesting to everyone, irrespective of age, it is a perfect place for you to visit with your family. Voted as the Large Tourist attraction of the year, it comprises of Six Space galleries, a Rocket Tower, a 360-degree full dome space theater and the largest planetarium in the United Kingdom. Cost: The prices are £13 for adults, £11 for children above 5 and free for the little ones. Deep Sea World, Scotland The Deep Sea World is a great aquarium and an awesome place to visit with your family, located in Fife, Scotland. Providing you with a Diver’s POV (Point of view) experience, this brings you heads on with the most ferocious and magnificent of the marine species. The long acrylic transparent tunnel is one of the longest in the world. It is one experience that will leave your kids captivated. Cost: The prices are £13 for adults, £9 for children above 3 and free for the ones younger than that. Thorpe Park, Surrey Looking for fun for both adults and children, Thorpe Park is one of the best water-based theme parks in the United Kingdom. Packed with exciting rides like the Detonator, the Nemesis Inferno and many others, this park guarantees adrenaline-pumping fun for all. No description would do justice to this place, for you have to experience it for...

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