Readers Contributions

Light of India – at last a London hotel restaurant that delivers

Dec 15th, 2010 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

Locals in South Kensington know a good thing when they find it and the Light of India turned out to be a gem of a find. Owned and run by a local London hotel, the Montana, this unpretentious restaurant serves some of the best Indian native recipes in the area.  The guys at Hotel-Assist were [...]

Hilton Hotel in Istanbul

Dec 12th, 2010 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

I made reservations for two rooms at the Hilton Hotel in Istanbul. When we arrived (on Saturday at 20:00, after five hours of travelling by car) I was informed by the front desk that my room was not ready yet because the hotel was overbooked, and that I had to wait for several minutes. After [...]

A Manc in London

Jul 16th, 2008 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

Composed and submitted by Becky Colley As a Mancunian girl, and therefore a Northerner through and through, it’s bred into me to hate ‘The South’. So imagine my surprise when I visited London for the first time this time last year and instantly fell in love. Don’t get me wrong, Manchester is a fantastic city [...]

My winds, my trees, my moons etc

Jul 16th, 2008 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

Explanation: Perhaps I could rename it, “Fear and Loathing in London”. I might say that the whole thing is a parody of the poet, the melancholic universe created by the young hopeless pedestrian, flashing eyes at everything around him, his heart seething with discontent. When I wrote this, I was just in that “state of [...]

LONDON – You love it or hate it, or both

Jun 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

London. The streets are paved in gold. It’s the place where everyone who is anyone comes. It’s the city that never sleeps. It’s where the rich and famous play, right? Well, er, kind of… I moved to London just over a year ago from Vancouver, Canada – arguably one of the most clean, healthy and [...]

London on a budget

Jun 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

London is often criticised for being too expensive for a family to visit, but I can tell you that it isn’t always true. Now I`m not going to start comparing London to other cities, thats not the point. The point is that most visitors don`t do their homework before coming to London, and the result [...]

Jack is Nimble, so You be Quick

Jun 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

A look at the Jack the Ripper industry in East London Jack the Ripper not only created chaos in the East End of London in 1888, he also unwittingly created a massive new industry. That industry started life in the daily and weekly rags of London, and then it spread to the nationals and the [...]

Words of Advice from a Pot to a Kettle

Jun 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

Dear Travellers, Welcome to London. I hope you had a safe flight. If you have not yet arrived and are simply thinking about a possible trip then let me be the first to encourage you to turn this thought from a simple daydream into a concrete reality. I too arrived here as a tourist, a [...]

Following Forgotten Footsteps Through London

Jun 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

If you find yourself amidst the vibrant, exciting, pulsating bustle of London City, with a day to fill, why not embark on a slightly more serene adventure and follow in the footsteps of some of Europe’s finest writers and follow them through the streets of London. For those of you who never leave home without [...]

One Londoner’s Desperate House Search…

Jun 12th, 2008 | By | Category: Readers Contributions

I was half way up Stroud Green Road on a sleepy Saturday morning when I seriously started to dread having to see the next apartment. It would be the sixth place I had seen in my increasingly desperate search for a one-bedroom apartment in London. I wasn’t looking for much, just a quaint little place [...]