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London Vacation Rental 2 Bedroom Apartment in City/Islington (LN-659) London Vacation Rental 2 Bedroom Apartment in City/Islington (LN-659)

England’s capital is well-known for its centuries-old architecture (and, in fact, ancient ruins from the Roman Wall can still be seen throughout this bustling and cosmopolitan center, most unexpectedly in the basement of a barbershop in Leadenhall Market in the City and most picturesquely within the sprawling confines of the Barbican Centre). However, in recent years, London has been undergoing a facelift in terms of architecture and design—and there’s more to come before the 2012 Olympics. Admirers of modern style will be pleased and perhaps a bit surprised at all the cutting-edge structures the city has on show—not to mention the stylish and contemporary accommodations that New York Habitat offers throughout central London.

To really see the changes giving London its updated look, head to St. Helen’s Church, a well-preserved example of twelfth-century architecture. Then contrast it with the infamous “Gherkin” (St. Mary’s Axe) rising behind it. That contemporary building was constructed on the site of a 1992 IRA bombing to commemorate the city’s commitment to continually moving forward. Read the entire story here…»

 

Photo of a foggy and mysterious night on a London Brigde… Photo of a foggy and mysterious night on a London Brigde…

In late fall and winter, when a chill is in the London air and night falls early, it’s the perfect time to take a ghost walk through the streets of this very old, historical—and, some say, haunted—city. An accommodation in London can put you close to some of the most popular tours in town…and provide a bright, safe, cozy place for you to come home too!

A favorite ghost walk with visitors takes place near Bank underground station and passes by the site of Scrooge’s office in “A Christmas Carol” before winding its way down an allegedly cursed cobblestone street, through ancient courtyards and silent churchyards, to a well-known City landmark that is gaining a reputation for recent ghostly activity, and an historic building where tour members have seen an old woman waving to them from the upper windows of an empty room.

If the thought of any of that sends shivers down your spine, you’ll definitely want to book a spot on the famous Jack the Ripper walks in nearby Aldgate as well. These outings will take you to an 1888 building where an infamous suspect worked as a barber, into an alley where the first possible victim was found, and to the Princess Alice Pub, which shares a connection to Leather Apron, another main figure of interest for the police. Read the entire story here…»

 

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The Arsenal Football Club enjoys the opening of the new Emirates Stadium.

Football (Soccer for the American’s) is one of the favorite pastimes in England and there are few teams with as loyal a fan base as those of the Arsenal of London.

London as many great cities has some of the classic old sporting venues and the Arsenal fan’s enjoyed the old stadium, Highbury, for 93 years. In 2006 the new state of the art Emirates Stadium opened with seating capacity for 60,432 cheering fans. The stadium is located in the Islington Section of London with easy access to the underground at Arsenal Station on the Piccadilly Line.

New York Habitat offers many Vacation Rentals in Islington which are convenient to the stadium:

- For instance, this bright and modern 2-bedroom Accommodation in City – Islington (LN-247), just three subway stops away from the Emirates Stadium.

- You can also consider this cozy City – Islington 1-bedroom Vacation Rental (LN-196) within walking distance from the stadium.

- Or a duplex 1 bedroom rental in Camden – Islington (LN-1028) off Holloway Road, with great amenities such as terraces, a roof garden, gym, sauna and more!

But remember to plan your trip early as most Arsenal games are sellouts.

For more information on the Arsenal, you can visit their official website or check out the team’s schedule.