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London’s Elizabeth line reaches dress rehearsal stage ahead of 2022 launch

A new Tube line is in the dress rehearsal stage before opening to passengers next year, Transport for London (TfL) has said. Londoners will be able to take the Elizabeth line between Paddington and Abbey Wood from the first half of 2022. The line is currently undergoing the trial stage, to ensure the safety and […]

There’s a swanky new Electric Cinema opening in White City

If you’re looking for a cosy new cinema to chow down on popcorn and lounge the autumn evenings away in, look no further. Electric Cinema is opening a new venue on October 28 in White City – and it’s located in the former home of the BBC at...

Watch ‘Black Panther’ and ‘Clueless’ in a palatial setting this summer

A grandly appointed corner of central London will play host to the full might of Wakanda this summer, with ‘Black Panther’ announced as part of Film4 Summer Screen at Somerset House. The Marvel blockbuster is joined by Shane...

Signature Brew – Beers amongst the giant barrels

Continuing the theme of London breweries opening up on industrial estates, Signature Brew impressed me most on my first visit by its size. Another taproom where you can drink amongst the barrels but this time it is hall-like and to give an idea of the...

11 Best Things To Do In Greenwich, London

Greenwich might just be one of the best areas in London to visit! Of course, we’re a little bit biased but there’s a heap of the best things to do in Greenwich that are dotted all across the neighbourhood, which you really can’t miss.  Being one of the three...

Seal spotting in Scotland at Newburgh Seal Beach, Aberdeenshire

There's a new post on The Travel Hack! Today’s blog comes from Sophie, the blogger behind Sophie’s Suitcase. Sophie wants to share more about the gorgeous Newburgh ‘seal’ Beach in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, where you can spot seals all … The post Seal spotting in...

A Luxury Weekend Stay at The Grand Hotel & Spa York

Bursting into tears wasn’t exactly the reaction I’d hoped for after ushering my friend into her suite at The Grand Hotel & Spa York. Staring in horror as tears slid down her face, I asked her what was wrong. “Nothing is wrong at all”, she said, “this is just...

October half-term in London with kids

Make the most of autumn in the city before winter starts in earnest, with some of the best things to do at October half-term in London with kids – and it’s not just about Halloween. You’ll find... The post October half-term in London with kids appeared first on...

Two London nightclubs have scrapped single-use plastic

A big night out doesn’t just put a dent in your wallet – often, it leaves behind a stream of landfill waste. Until recently, east London sister clubs Oval Space and The Pickle Factory went through 60,000 plastic cups every single month. Now the...

A Guide to the Best Food Markets in Florence

Surrounded on all sides by lush Tuscan countryside, and within easy reach of the coast, the city of Florence has easy access to every type of Italian produce imaginable. Each morning, the city’s markets fill up with just-picked seasonal vegetables, fresh...

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Heathrow records biggest increase in passengers of any European airport

Heathrow records biggest increase in passengers of any European airport

Heathrow said it recorded the largest increase in passengers of any European airport last year. The west London airport was used by 61.6 million passengers in 2022, up 42.2 million compared with 2021. It experienced a surge in passenger numbers after the UK scrapped all coronavirus travel restrictions in March last year, after having some […]

20 of the best day trips around England

20 of the best day trips around England

There's a new post on The Travel Hack! The best day trips around England are outside of the big cities and here are 20 of the best places to visit around England (that aren’t London!) 1. Windsor Top … The post 20 of the best day trips around England appeared...

Elizabeth line fully opens and offers more direct journeys

Elizabeth line fully opens and offers more direct journeys

The £19 billion Elizabeth line railway will open seven days a week and offer more direct journeys from today. Services in the tunnels across London have previously been suspended almost every Sunday since the line opened on May 24 to allow more testing to take...

Ten Cheap Things You Can Do in London on a Budget

Ten Cheap Things You Can Do in London on a Budget

London is a wonderful city to spend a lot of time in, but if you’re not careful, you can also end up spending a lot of money.  Any capital city can be an expensive place to visit, but it also has some inexpensive attractions and activities as well.  From...

Ten Things to Do on the Isle of Dogs

Ten Things to Do on the Isle of Dogs

Aerial view of the Isle of Dogs and Canary Wharf development in the East End of London. Hundreds of years ago, the Isle of Dogs was marshlands without much on it but a farm.  Technically more of a peninsula than an island. This location has changed over time to...

Guest Post: From a London Cabbie – The lost property conundrum

Guest Post: From a London Cabbie – The lost property conundrum

Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from a new memoir written by London Cabbie David Styles, where he chronicles interesting stories as he worked London’s streets. He has kindly provided Londontopia an excerpt. The book is available on Amazon...

18 Best things to do on Arran

That Adventurer The Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland is an ideal weekend getaway from Glasgow. It’s beautiful, has a certain quietness to it and there are so many … Read the original full article

What is Crossrail 2 and What is Its Current Status?

What is Crossrail 2 and What is Its Current Status?

With the launching of Crossrail, aka the Elizabeth Line this past summer, the discussion in London mass transit now turns to Crossrail 2.  You might be wondering what exactly this means and how is this any different from the new Elizabeth Line?  Well, the first...

Ten American Cities with Direct Flights to London

Ten American Cities with Direct Flights to London

The City of London Is there anything more annoying about air travel than a layover?  Okay, maybe bad food, crying babies, terrible in-flight movies, or that one other passenger that causes so much trouble they have to get duct taped to a seat.  But anyway,...

London Santa Steam Express – review

There are few journeys as magical as a ride on a steam train – and when you add in the man in red, the Santa Steam Express is one of the most memorable experiences at Christmas in... The post London Santa Steam Express – review appeared first on MUMMYTRAVELS....

Ten London Exhibitions to Look Forward to in 2023

Ten London Exhibitions to Look Forward to in 2023

When you visit London’s museums, of which there are more than a few, you may be at a loss for what to see.  Sure, there are plenty of paintings, artifacts, sculptures, and whatnot that are on display throughout the year, but what if you want to see something...

The Museum of London Has Closed, Long Live the London Museum

The Museum of London Has Closed, Long Live the London Museum

In a city with no shortage of great history museums, the Museum of London is one that is dedicated to the city itself and its growth from a small settlement in pre-Roman times to the megalopolis world capital it is today.  The museum began in 1976 as a merger...

The Fiver:  Five Things to Do in London on New Year’s Day

The Fiver:  Five Things to Do in London on New Year’s Day

2023 is coming and it’s time to start planning how we’re going to celebrate.  Of course, most events you’ll look up focus on New Year’s Eve, be they concerts, parties, or other creative ways to count down to midnight.  When you wake up in the morning and you’re...

A quick guide to the local sayings and slang you’ll hear in the UK

A quick guide to the local sayings and slang you’ll hear in the UK

The United Kingdom is a country with a rich and diverse culture, and this is reflected in the many local sayings and slang terms that are used by people throughout the country. From the bustling streets of London to the rural villages of the Scottish Highlands, the UK...

Heathrow Airport employs Dave the robot dog

Heathrow Airport employs Dave the robot dog

Heathrow Airport has employed a robotic dog called Dave in a bid to improve efficiency and safety on major construction projects. Dave is a robot developed by Boston Dynamics, an American engineering and robotic company, and is being trialed in partnership with...

11 Prettiest Towns In The Cotswolds To Visit

11 Prettiest Towns In The Cotswolds To Visit

The Cotswolds is a totally stunning area of England to visit! It’s an Area of Oustanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that’s just shy of the Roman city of Bath and the likes of Cirencester and has that quintessential countryside British charm that makes it so gorgeous...

20 things to do near Tower Bridge with kids

Most family trips to London will pass by the Tower of London and Tower Bridge at least once – but once you’ve had a glimpse of the two iconic landmarks, you’ll find a string of other things... The post 20 things to do near Tower Bridge with kids appeared first...

Heathrow Express Decorates for Christmas

Heathrow Express Decorates for Christmas

Heathrow Express, the express train that runs from Heathrow to Paddington in fifteen minutes, has gotten into the Christmas spirit. <iframe loading="lazy" title="Christmas Advert 2022 - Heathrow Express #FestiveExpress - Sir Ranulph Fiennes...

25 of the very best things to do in North Wales

25 of the very best things to do in North Wales

There's a new post on The Travel Hack! I’m lucky enough to have lived in North Wales for the majority of my life. When asked where my favourite place in the world is, I always say North Wales! … The post 25 of the very best things to do in North Wales appeared...

Best beaches on Arran

Best beaches on Arran

That Adventurer The Isle of Arran off the west coast of Scotland is renowned for its beauty and a big part of that is down to the beaches on Arran. If you’ve … Read the original full article