Cheap hotel in London (England)

For anyone going to London as a tourist, or in fact , even for work, finding a cheap hotel in London (England) can turn out to be a Herculean task, if one does not know how to go about it. After all, London tends to be one of the mostCheap hotel in London popular places in the world, where people come together from all over the world throughout the year. No matter how much accommodation facilities it has, chances of facing accommodation problems can are always there. What is more difficult is finding a cheap hotel in London (England), or finding discount London hotel, especially a cheap hotel in central London.

To start with, if you are looking for cheap accommodation, you must first decide on your budget. This is because these days you have so many London hotels to choose from, you are sure to find it impossible to select one that suits your needs if you are not sure about your needs in the first place. Once you have decided on your budget, hotel in London can be found much more easily. Continue reading Cheap hotel in London (England)

Best museums in Glasgow

A former European City of Culture in 1990, Glasgow’s arts and culture scene has only grown in the years since, with ever more prestigious ceremonies and events taking place in Scotland’s largest city. If you’re visiting Glasgow on a cultural excursion, you’ll find a wealth of museums and galleries dedicated to various elements of the city, the country, aspects of life and more niche interests.

The Burrell Collection is one of Glasgow’s oldest museums and deservedly one of the best known, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors each year to make it the number one paid-for tourist attraction in the city. This eclectic collection of artefacts, objects and artworks was donated to the city in 1944 by Sir William Burrell, and includes everything from Bronze Age relics to 20th century curiosities.

Some of Glasgow’s top museums are free to enter, such as the ever popular Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum that contains many fine examples of classical and contemporary art. If your taste in art favours the modern however, The Gallery of Modern Art (abbreviated as GoMA) has been the major site for contemporary artworks in Glasgow since its opening in 1996, and you’re bound to find numerous challenging and innovative pieces to talk about, produced by local as well as international talent.

Other museums in Glasgow are dedicated to more specific aspects of the city’s heritage, particularly its industrial achievements. The Museum of Transport is perhaps the finest example, founded in 1964 and containing an ever growing collection of vehicles from across the ages, from bicycles to boats. This museum can be easily located in the city, across the street from the Kelvingrove Gallery and park grounds.

For something bang up to date, consider a trip to the Glasgow Science Centre on the south bank of the River Clyde, which features a number of modern exhibits including an IMAX Cinema and the Science Mall, home to interactive exhibitions that teach children more about the wonders of science. The Scottish Power Planetarium can also be considered a must for people of all ages who are drawn to the stars.

You don’t have to head indoors to enjoy this city’s heritage and cultural attractions on Glasgow holidays though, especially as many of Glasgow’s buildings are veritable works of art themselves. This applies especially to the so-called ‘Mackintosh Ten,’ the 10 best known buildings designed by celebrated local architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh – including the Willow Tea Rooms, Ruchill Church Hall and Queens Cross Church.

You can enjoy more fresh air when visiting the Glasgow Botanic Gardens at Kibble Palace, where plants from across the globe are displayed inside a magnificent 19th century glasshouse. The Botanic Gardens can be the ideal escape from the bustle of the city on Glasgow breaks, and you might also be interested in visiting the Winter Gardens at the People’s Palace, which collects numerous displays of Glasgow life from 1750 to the present day. The People’s Palace is easily reached from the city centre by foot, car or public transport.

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Visiting Edinburgh for Winter Breaks

For many international visitors who head to Edinburgh in August for the Edinburgh International Festival and associated arts festivals, Scotland’s capital is inextricably linked with the summer season – even if the UK’s unreliable weather means this entails rain as much as bright and sunny days. However, people hoping to experience a more romantic and reflective side of Edinburgh are advised to travel to the city long after the festival crowds have vanished and the nights start drawing in, when Edinburgh takes on new life as a winter city.

If you’re fortunate enough to have witnessed Edinburgh’s skyline in the snow, it’s not likely to be a memory you’ll soon forget – particularly with the city’s many parks and wide open spaces, such as the extinct volcano Arthur’s Seat, being transformed by the season. But winter in Edinburgh doesn’t just mean colder temperatures and a chance of snow, as many parts of the city take on new life for the festive period – none more so than the area surrounding Princes Street Gardens in the city centre, which becomes a sparkling winter wonderland of market stalls, carnival rides and other entertainments from late November to early January each year.

Celebrating Christmas in Edinburgh means you can look out over historic buildings and scenery that rivals that of any other city in the UK, and staying for New Year is advised if you’re keen to get involved in one of the world’s biggest street parties – the famous Hogmanay, which features such notable acts as Primal Scream among the fireworks and other festivities.

If you’re keen to experience some authentic Scottish traditions during your Edinburgh holidays in the wintertime, there’s more than just Auld Lang Syne to look forward to. Visiting in late January is a chance to experience the national holiday of Burns Night (usually on the poet’s birthday on 25 January), which is the perfect chance to try the famous local dish of haggis as well as plenty of Scotch whisky.

Edinburgh may be blessed with numerous traditions of its own, but you can still enjoy other aspects of the British Christmas period when visiting this city in the run-up to 25 December, including longer opening hours at the city’s shopping malls in numerous locations and the chance to take part in winter sports such as skiing at the Midlothian Snowsports Centre. Theatres such as the Edinburgh Playhouse can always be relied on to stage excellent pantomimes too, as well as hosting the biggest musicals when their national tours pass through Scotland.

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2 Popular Cabaret Restaurants In London

No longer satisfied with the hum of idle chat at dinner, diners are looking for a side dish of something more exciting when eating out in London. London is famous for its West End shows, and with the ever-growing popularity of cabaret restaurants, diners can now combine sumptuous cuisine with spectacular live performance.

Cabaret

For a touch of glamour and an electrifying ambience at dinner, guests can head to The Brickhouse in trendy East London, or Crazy Bear in the upmarket west for two of the most famous cabaret restaurants in London.

 

The Brickhouse, Shoreditch


Brickhouse, Spitalfields, E1

Hidden away in The Old Truman Brewery, The Brickhouse is in keeping with the vibrancy of its street of residence, the world famous Brick Lane. A discreet entrance leads into a world of wonder, filled with suspended acrobats, glamorous bluesy singers and hypnotising fire eaters. Three floors of tables look down onto the buzz of the stage, where guests can sample fine dining treats whilst looking onto the magic of the circus.

Serving a selection that never compromises on finesse or flavour, The Brickhouse could easily stand as a sterling fine dining haunt without its infamous entertainment programme. Sumptuous tasting menus offer a creative journey of exciting flavours, whilst the a la carte menu presents classic European flavours, complete with recommendations from the well-researched wine list. Refined favourites include fresh basil gnocchi with creamy gorgonzola, or succulent chicken fillet with caramelised Brazilian figs and grilled lemon.

For a hint of East-end cool, the floor clears after dark and guest DJs spin records late into the evening.

 

Crazy Bear, Fitzrovia


Crazy Bear Cocktails

An enticing underground hideaway in fashionable Fitzrovia, Crazy Bear blends luxurious dining and flashy entertainment. Plush cushioned leather booths and a glistening curved bar are offset by exposed brickwork and soft cow-hide furnishings. In this timelessly-styled setting, fabulous flapper-style girls evoke the classic burlesque feel of a bygone era, with the elegant stroke of feathers and faint jangle of intricate beaded costumes.

A sophisticated menu at Crazy Bear incorporates exciting Pan-Asian influences, with tempting signature dishes including the traditional Eastern flavours of dim sum, fresh sea bream lathered with hot and sour sauce, or sizzling pan-fried baby squid.

Crazy Bear has enjoyed glittering reviews in some of London’s most respected publications as well as international newspapers, and was named Best Restaurant in the London Lifestyle Awards in 2010.

Written by Emma Starkie. Emma is always on the lookout for exciting new places to eat in London. Topping Emma’s rankings at present is Bluebird in Chelsea. In her spare time, Emma enjoys trawling old bookshops, baking, and pub quizzes.