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Saturday, November 30, 2013

London Ice Sculpting Festival

The London Ice Sculpting Festival is the place to chill out in the capital after New Year.

London Ice Sculpting Festival, UK


Teams from around the world compete over two days to create the most artistic and unusual works, and there are ice sculpting classes for those who want to try their hand at carving out a frozen masterpiece.

London Ice Sculpting Festival, UK


The London Ice Sculpting Festival takes place next to Canary Wharf subway station on the Jubilee Line and is completely free. The event takes places on 10-12 January, 2014.

For more information see www.londonicesculptingfestival.co.uk

London Ice Sculpting Festival, UK


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Friday, November 22, 2013

Oxford Street Christmas Lights

The Oxford Street Christmas Lights have been turned on again this year.

Oxford Street Christmas Lights, London


London-born singer Jessie J flicked the switch with the help of other celebrities including teen sensation Conor Maynard, 2012 X-Factor winner James Arthur as well as Capital FM DJs Lisa Snowdon and Dave Berry in a booth outside Selfridges to light up London's premier shopping street.

Oxford Street Christmas Lights, London

The 750,000 LED lights on Oxford Street will remain illuminated until January 6, 2014.

Oxford Street Christmas Lights, London, UK

Jessie J played a set after the light up on a specially built stage at Selfridges.
Oxford Street Christmas Lights, UK



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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

4 Sydney Place in Bath

4 Sydney Place, a Grade II listed house, was the house to which Jane Austen and her parents first moved when they left the rectory at Steventon to move to Bath in 1801. The Austens rented the house which was and is opposite Sydney Gardens. 4 Sydney Place was then at the very edge of town.

4 Sydney Place, Jane Austen, Bath, England

Recently, the first floor of this 18th century Georgian building has been refurbished as a luxury apartment and is available on a self-catering basis from as low as £99 per night (at the special reduced rate). 4 Sydney Place overlooks the entrance to The Holburne Museum of Art.
 
4 Sydney Place, Bath, Somerset, UK

4 Sydney Place is located just off Great Pulteney Street. Visitors to Bath who are interested in Jane Austen's connection to the city may also want to visit the Jane Austen Centre or her father, George Austen's, grave.

4 Sydney Place
Bathwick Bath
BA2 6NF
Tel: 07723 617486

4 Sydney Place map

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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

The Salamander Bath

The Salamander (aka The Sally) is a pub located in the centre of Bath. The Salamander serves food and a choice of beers from Bath Ales and beyond. Bath Ales' distinctive beers include Gem, a bitter-sweet amber ale, and Dark Side, a delicious chocolaty stout.

The Salamander is owned by Bath Ales, an independent brewery, which was established in 1995. Bath Ales' founders share a brewing background and a passion for craft ales.

The Salamander pub, Bath, Somerset, England

Visitors to Bath may also enjoy visiting the nearby Jane Austen Centre or Assembly Rooms.

3 John Street
Bath
BA1 2JL
Tel: 01225 428 889

The Salamander map

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Monday, November 11, 2013

82 London Bus

The 82 bus in London runs from North Finchley to Victoria Station.

82 London Bus, Hyde Park Corner


The first buses begin just after 5am and run until just after midnight, when the N13 runs from North Finchley to Aldwich and Drury Lane. Journey time from North Finchley to Victoria is about one hour.

The 82 bus route begins in North Finchley Bus Station and passes Victoria Park, Finchley Central Station on the London Underground, Hoop Lane, Golders Green Station, Finchley Road & Frognal Station, Finchley Road Station, Swiss Cottage Station, St John's Wood Station, Lord's Cricket Ground, the London Business School, Baker Street Station, Marble Arch Station, the Dorchester Hotel, the London Hilton Hotel, Hyde Park Corner and Victoria Station.

82 London Bus, UK


The 82 service is currently operated by Metroline.

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bath Rugby

Bath Rugby (aka Bath) is an English professional rugby union club which is based in the city of Bath. Bath Rugby plays in the Aviva Premiership league. In the past, Bath Rugby has experienced a lot of success, having won England's domestic competition, the Anglo-Welsh Cup, as well as the Heineken Cup and European Challenge Cup. In more recent years, however, Bath Rugby's results have been more disappointing.

Recreation Ground, Bath Rugby, Bath, Somerset, UK


The Bath Rugby Football Club was founded in 1865, and is one of the oldest rugby clubs still in existence. They play at the Recreation Ground (see above and below), also known as the Rec, in the City of Bath.

Recreation Ground, Bath Rugby, Somerset, England

Bath Rugby's ticket office (see below) is located on Pulteney Bridge in Bath, very near the Recreation Ground.

Bath Rugby ticket office, Somerset, UK

Visitors to Bath may also want to visit nearby Great Pulteney Street or take a leisurely cruise on the Pulteney Cruisers.

Ticket Office
8 Pulteney Bridge
Bath
BA2 4AX
Tel: 0844 448 1865

Bath Rugby map

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bobby Moore Statue Wembley Stadium

A statue of Bobby Moore (1941-1993) stands outside Wembley Stadium in west London as a tribute to the only England football team captain to lift the World Cup to date.

Bobby Moore Statue Wembley Stadium, London


Bobby Moore, then of West Ham United, was captain when England won the World Cup 4-2 against Germany in 1966 at the old Wembley Stadium in north west London.

Bobby Moore Statue Wembley Stadium, London, UK


Bobby Moore was a cultured centre back who was known for his sportsmanship and humility. As well as lifting the World Cup for England in 1966, Bobby Moore also captained West Ham to the FA Cup in 1964.

The statue of Moore was designed by Philip Jackson and commissioned by the Football Association (FA). The statue was unveiled when the new Wembley Stadium opened in 2007. The statue overlooks Wembley Way down to Wembley Park Station. The bronze statue is 6.1m tall set on a stone plinth.

Bobby Moore Statue Wembley Stadium, London


The following London buses call at Wembley Park Station: the 83 between Ealing Hospital and Golders Green, the 182 from Brent Cross to Harrow Weald, the 206 from Kilburn Park to Wembley Park , the 223 between Harrow and Wembley Central, the 245 from Alperton (on the Piccadilly Line) to Golders Green and the 297 between Ealing Broadway and Willesden Bus Garage on Pound Lane. Both the 297 and 83 buses run 24 hours.

Bobby Moore Statue, Wembley Stadium, London, UK


Access
Wembley Park Station on the Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines of the London Underground network. The following London buses call at Wembley Park Station: the 83, the 182, the 206, the 245 and the 297 between Ealing Broadway and Willesden Bus Garage on Pound Lane. Both the 297 and 83 buses run 24 hours.
Google map of Wembley Park Station

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Friday, November 1, 2013

Bath Backpackers

Bath Backpackers is a rather rundown hostel in the centre of Bath. The hostel is in a nearly 300-year-old building which has a lot of character and charm. The carpets are heavily worn, however, and the rooms are dark and cramped. On the other hand, Bath Backpackers is full of friendly people who are there to have a good time. Those visitors looking for peace and quiet would be well advised to look elsewhere.

Bath Backpackers hostel, Bath, England


The nightly rates at Bath Backpackers are reasonable, starting around £17 per night. At the bottom level of Bath Backpackers is the 'dungeon' which is a haven for late-night drinkers. Bath Backpackers also features a decent kitchen, lounge, free wi-fi, and a fully licensed bar. Visitors to Bath may also want to visit the nearby Sally Lunn's House or the Roman Baths.

13 Pierrepont Street
Bath, Avon
BA1 1LA
Tel: 01225-446-787

Bath Backpackers map

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