In our previous London video tour, we explored the modern City of London. In this tour, we’ll take you across the historic area of Westminster. Westminster is the political center of London. This is made apparent by the fact that Westminster houses the seat of the government, The Houses of Parliament, as well as the residence of the Royal Family, Buckingham Palace.
As you can see on the map Westminster can be seen as one big square stretching roughly from Mayfair and Trafalgar Square in the north to Knightsbridge in the west, and to the River Thames in the east and south. In this article we’ll expand on our video tour and take you to some famous London landmarks such as the Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace and more! Read the entire story here…»
The London Eye and Sea Life London Aquarium are just two examples of attractions in London the kids will love
Planning a family holiday with kids can be difficult. You have to think about the right accommodation and of course a kid-friendly destination. If you’re looking for a place that will keep your kids entertained effortlessly while also allowing you (and your partner) to explore a new destination some much-deserved culture, look no further! London is the prefect destination to bring the kids on a family holiday. From kid-friendly museums to sprawling parks, and family events, London really has it all!
In this article we’ll give you an idea of what a family holiday in London can be like and also provide you with many kid-friendly activities in London.Read the entire story here…»
Known throughout the world as one of the best shopping cities in Europe, London is a fantastic destination for a shopping holiday. From thrift shops to luxurious department stores, London really has it all when it comes to shopping. In this article, we’ll highlight some of our favorite shopping spots in London.
We’ve categorized them accordingly so you can easily find the type of store you’re looking for. Happy shopping!
1. London’s Famous Shopping Streets
Shopping in London’s Oxford Street
London is filled with famous shopping streets that almost have reached landmark status in the UK. Arguably the most famous of them all is Oxford Street in London’s West End. Oxford Street starts at Marble Arch at the northeast corner of Hyde Park and runs all the way east to St Giles Circus at the intersection with Tottenham Court Road. It’s the busiest shopping street in Europe and features more than 300 stores. Read the entire story here…»
Please note that this article is giving an overview of the visas and other travel information to enter the United States of America and Europe, as of February 2013. New York Habitat advises you to contact your consulate or any other official government office before you travel outside of your country of citizenship in order to get the latest updated information.
Remember to pack your passport when travelling to another country
When you’re planning a trip to another county, the first thing you should look into is the entry requirements of that particular country. Often when you’re travelling to a country near you, the entry requirements are fairly easy to comply with. For example, if you’re a EU citizen travelling to another country in Europe, you often don’t even need to bring along a passport, as a valid ID will do. However, when you want to visit a country on another continent, the rules may not be so simple.
Because we offer apartments in New York City, London and France here at New York Habitat, we often receive questions about entry requirements and visas for the United States and Europe. That’s why we decided to post this article about the documents you need to travel to New York City, London or France. We hope to clear things up for you so when you go on a holiday to another country in the future you’ll know exactly what papers to bring! Read the entire story here…»
In our previous London video tour, we gave you a tour of the thriving districts Kensington & Chelsea in London. In this video tour, we’ll explore the City of London, where the historic old and the innovative new make for one very interesting district of London.
View of the City of London’s financial district from the Thames
The City of London refers to the location of the old Roman city of London, as well as to the key Financial District of London. The City, as it is commonly known, stretches roughly from Chancery Lane in the west to the Tower of London in the east, and from Charterhouse Street in the north to the River Thames in the south. Read the entire story here…»
View of the Houses of Parliament and the Big Ben from Westminster Bridge in London
London is a remarkably kid-friendly city. From sprawling parks to run around in to museums designed entirely for kids; the city has many things to offer for families. A family holiday to London also doesn’t have to be expensive: there are many ways to save money on a family trip to London. If you select your accommodation and activities during your trip carefully, you can have a great holiday without overspending!
In this article, we’ll give you tips on how to save money on a trip to London, including tips on finding affordable accommodation and free sightseeing activities! Read the entire story here…»
Video Tour of Kensington and Chelsea in London (6:02)
In our previous London video tour, we explored London’s bustling West End. In this video tour, we’ll head out to Kensington and Chelsea: two thriving districts in London with great shopping and culture. Together, the districts of Kensington and Chelsea make up the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, which is the most densely populated borough in the UK and one of the wealthiest. The borough stretches approximately from Harrow Road in the north of London to the banks of the Thames in the south, and from Finborough road in the west to Hyde Park in the east.
In this article, we’ll expand on our video tour of Kensington and Chelsea, where we show you the best shopping spots in the area, as well as museums such as the Natural History Museum and parks such as the Kensington Gardens! Read the entire story here…»
Every year, people across the globe ask the same question: where will I celebrate New Year’s Eve this year? If you’re looking for something a little more adventurous and spectacular than your regular New Year’s Eve celebration, celebrate New Year’s Eve away from home this year, in a global city where you can party like never before!
New York City, London and Paris all offer New Year’s Eve celebrations that will make December 31st 2012 a night to remember! For something else entirely, you can also try one of the bubbly cities in the South of France, such as Cannes or Nice, where the New Year’s Eve parties last all night long.
Let yourself be inspired by the New Year’s Eve celebrations across the globe listed in this article to ensure you’ll have the best New Year’s Eve yet!
New Year’s Eve in New York City
The ball drops in New York City’s Times Square on New Year’s Eve
Celebrating New Year’s Eve in New York City is nothing short of spectacular! Every year crowds gather in Times Square to watch the ball drop as a new year begins, and parties can be found across the city! Read the entire story here…»
London’s bustling West End district is the center of entertainment, theater and shopping. Stretching roughly from Euston Road in the north to the banks of the River Thames in the south, and from Hyde Park in the west to Charing Cross in the east, the West End includes shopper’s paradise Oxford Street, Soho, Covent Garden, Chinatown, and arguably the three most famous squares in London: Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square.
Here is our video tour of the West End district in London, where we take you across the West End to show the must-see spots in the area. Read the entire story here…»
How many times have you found that the weather puts paid to the best laid plans? When you are looking forward to spending a day in the park, strolling through the busy streets, taking lunch outside? There is one thing we can never be 100% sure of and that is the weather.
England’s capital city, London is not renowned for its fair weather. Days of glorious sunshine may be, and often are, followed by periods of unsettled weather. It is recommended to make a plan B for this eventuality. So what are some great ideas for getting you out of your apartment when the weather is not being kind?
We’ve gathered a bunch of indoor activities throughout the city to make sure you still can still enjoy London to the fullest, rain or shine! Read the entire story here…»
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