Hyde Park – This is a 350 acre park in Central London. One can easily reach there through the London Underground – at the Hyde Park Corner station on the Piccadilly line between Knightsbridge and Green Park. In the 16th century this area was a deer park and used for hunts. Henry VII had acquired this land in 1536. It was for Private use until James I gave limited access to the gentlefolk and later in 1637 Charles I opened it to the public. The Park is divided into two by the Serpentine Lake built in 1733 and designed by Charles Bridgeman. The memorial to Princess Diana is also in this park. It’s timings are Continue reading “Hyde Park – London”
How to get to London City centre from Heathrow Airport (LHR)-
From Heathrow the centre of the city is well connected by tube (underground), rail, taxi, bus. There are manned information counters from where one can obtain details about travel in the city and London-sight seeing. Also there are brochures and maps at various places in the airport which is really helpful for a new visitor to the city.
Traveling and sight seeing on your own in London is very convenient. From Heathrow one can take the Continue reading “Heathrow (LHR) to London City center”
With the opening of the new terminal at Heathrow, the airport will be able handle almost 45% more passengers. This could not have come sooner, when air traffic, especially the long distance inter-continental ones, has increased greatly in the past few years and the pressure on this international hub was starting to show. Continue reading “New Terminal at Heathrow Airport (T5), London”
The HMS Belfast is currently a museum ship. It was part of the Royal Navy’s Town-class cruisers. Belfast was launched in 1938. She was active in the World War II, the Korean War and was later stationed in the Far East.
She was opened to Continue reading “The HMS Belfast, a museum ship in London”
The Tower Bridge is located close to the Tower of London in United Kingdom. It is a combined bascule (moveable bridge) and suspension bridge. Often erroneously called the London Bridge (which is some distance away actually), the Tower Bridge was built in Continue reading “Tower Bridge, London”