Archive for January 2012

Is Olympic Gold a Real Possible?

Jan 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Featured London Article

The coming of the 2012 London Olympics has buoyed London considerably and has been hailed as the light at the end of the tunnel for the recession. The games have brought about the regeneration of Stratford, one of London’s less affluent districts; created jobs for thousands; boosted UK morale; and predicted a huge cash injection [...]



Boyle and the Bard come together for Olympics opening ceremony

Jan 30th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

With the often controversial, Oscar winning director of gritty dramas such as Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire and Shallow Grave appointed as artistic director, one might expect the opening ceremony of London’s Olympic games to be a dark tale of urban discord, but Danny Boyle has shown that he can do patriotism with equal aplomb. The ceremony, [...]



Bursting at the Seams, London Hotels in Heavy Demand for Olympic Games

Jan 27th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

With just six-months to go until full-blown Olympic fever hits London, the search for accommodation in the capital has become even more frantic. Londoners may have to barricade their doors or flee to the country, as thousands of tourists flood into the city to watch the games. Hotels.com has reported that searches for London hotels, [...]



From the Outside In; David Shrigley’s Road to Acceptance in the Art World.

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

Outsider art is an often-maligned genre, encompassing extreme mental states (outsider art is often created by institutionalized people), unconventional ideas and elaborate fantasy worlds. Many works of outsider art aren’t discovered until the artist has died, or the work isn’t recognised as valuable in the artist’s lifetime, but every once in a while an artist [...]



Polunin shock resignation

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

Based at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, the Royal Ballet is one of London’s most prestigious institutions and most exquisite shows to see whilst you are visiting. The company is better known for award winning performances such as Chroma, or classic ballet’s such as Sleeping Beauty, but over the past few days it [...]



NME AWards Tour – London 2012

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: London News

With February being one of the coldest, dullest months of the year, with only a slightly crass commercial holiday loosely tied to love to warm our hearts, it’s the ideal time to see some live music. So if you want to stand in a warm room, nursing a beer whilst the rain pelts down outside, [...]



Picasso in London

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: London Attractions

With long queues for the Leonardo Da Vinci museum at The National Gallery, and tickets changing hands on eBay for several times their original price; it would appear that art is enjoying yet another renaissance amongst museum goers. It takes a very historic name to draw so many enthusiasts, so you may want to book [...]



Valentines Day in London

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured London Article

At first London may not seem the ideal city to whisk your paramour to for Valentines Day. London’s sombre buildings and largely wet February weather rather put a damper on events, if you’ll excuse the pun. But if Richard Curtis films have taught us anything, London’s winding Victorian streets can be conducive to romance and [...]



Travelodge Feltham – filthy, noisy and badly managed

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Hotel Guest Complaints

I have been staying at the Feltham Travelodge on a weekly basis because unfortunately I have no other choice. I have been complaining to the reception about the poor state of the facilities, but nobody has done anything about it. Here are some examples: Someone vomited in the lobby of the 7th floor. The cleaners [...]



Hostel Smart Russel Square

Jan 26th, 2012 | By | Category: Hotel Guest Complaints

I want to ask the following complaint regarding the Hostel Smart Russel Square. 1-We booked for four nights from August 9 to August 13 for a room for 6 people (we were just 5 for the Children’s policy in England which does not allow sharing). On August 11 warn us from Spain by a serious [...]