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Hilton London Metropole

When visiting London, hotel location is key: how far is it from the nearest Tube station? Is it within walking distance of the main attractions, if you decide to explore on foot? And if, like us, you decide to drive into the capital, is the hotel outside the congestion charge zone? Such factors have to [...]

By | October 24th, 2017|Accommodation, Hotels/B&Bs, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

City Cruises – Afternoon Tea Cruise

What better way to see many of the sights of London than on a cruise down the Thames. But if you want to make it even more special, why not try City Cruises’ daily Afternoon Tea Cruise? This 90-minute cruise takes in sights such as Tower Bridge, Millennium Bridge, The London Eye and Big Ben. [...]

By | October 20th, 2017|Attractions, Latest Reviews|0 Comments

Safestay London Kensington – Holland Park

Safestay, a brand of luxury hostels offering affordable, comfortable and stylish accommodation in landmark buildings and superb city centre locations, states on its website that it’s taken budget accommodation to new heights. Well, we can certainly vouch for that proud statement.  During August 2017, we had the pleasure of visiting London for a few days [...]

By | September 22nd, 2017|Accommodation, Facilities, Latest News|0 Comments

Madame Tussauds – London

Madame Tussauds is an institution in the world of UK attractions. My family and I had previously visited the Blackpool site and enjoyed the experience; our time at the London location was equally enjoyable. Amazingly, people have been flocking through the doors of the Marylebone Road site in London’s NW1 region (nearest Tube station is [...]

By | July 16th, 2015|Attractions|Comments Off on Madame Tussauds – London

Go Native – Hyde Park

This was my first experience of using Go Native, who “provide business and leisure travellers with the most exciting selection of serviced apartments across the UK and in a growing number of European and US cities”. Well, I can only base my judgement on the time my family and I spent at their Hyde Park [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|Accommodation, Self-Catering|Comments Off on Go Native – Hyde Park

Official Valet Parking – Gatwick

Travelling to the Azores on a press trip, I decided to sample Gatwick’s official airport parking. I chose valet parking and couldn’t have asked for a more professional or efficient service. The booking procedure was straightforward and subsequent paperwork detailed the arrival/departure instructions clearly. One advantage this valet service has over Meet & Greet is [...]

By | October 20th, 2014|Facilities|0 Comments

Official Heathrow Parking

You can’t beat Meet & Greet or valet parking. However, whenever I travel alone to an airport there is always an issue I encounter time and time again. Most companies ask you to phone 20-30 minutes before your arrival; this is understandable because they need sufficient time to arrange for a driver to be waiting [...]

By | September 2nd, 2014|Facilities|0 Comments

Meteor Parking – Heathrow

I guess most people searching for an airport parking “Meet and Greet” service ask themselves the same questions: “Will they be efficient?”, “Will they be on time?”, “Are the instructions straight forward?”, “Is the price competitive?” and “Is it right on the airport terminal’s doorstep?” These are the questions I asked before booking Meteor Parking’s [...]

By | April 22nd, 2014|Facilities|0 Comments

Purple Parking – Heathrow

When you pay extra for an airport parking “Meet and Greet” service you expect not only efficiency and simplicity but to be right on the airport terminal’s doorstep, too. Well, that’s what you get with Purple Parking - arguably the UK's largest airport car parking operator, serving 19 key airport car parks across the UK. I [...]

By | February 28th, 2014|Facilities|0 Comments