Posts Tagged ‘London’

Top 5 places to escape the rat race in London

Top 5 places to escape the rat race in London

The busy streets of the British capital can be frazzling. We share our pick of soothing spots to unwind and recharge. 1. Covent Garden hideout Only a five-minute walk from Covent Garden tube station, the colourfully quirky courtyard of Neal’s Yard has remained one of London’s best-kept secrets. This formerly dodgy backyard was transformed into

All aboard London’s Mail Rail

All aboard London’s Mail Rail

England’s capital opens a hidden train line to the public in 2017. Visitors to the English ­capital will soon have another must-see on their list if plans by London’s Postal Museum run to schedule. The museum (formerly the British Postal Museum & Archive) is converting the Mail Rail – a subterranean London railway mothballed in

Discover an unusual side of the British capital

Discover an unusual side of the British capital

Forget Big Ben and Buckingham Palace; London’s lesser-known attractions are just as interesting – and come with in-the-know kudos. 1. May the forts be with you The Thames Estuary’s Redsand Forts were installed 12 kilometres out at sea in 1943 to defend London from aerial and waterborne attack during the Second World War, shooting down

5 London eateries for those looking for gluten-free options

5 London eateries for those looking for gluten-free options

Surprisingly, gluten-free food is not always easy to find in the British capital. But if you know where to go, there’s a wide range of excellent fare in central London for those with gluten intolerance. Here are our top 5 picks.   1. A dash of India Based on the original Bombay cafés opened by

5 reasons to love airport lounging

5 reasons to love airport lounging

Looking for a fun antidote to boredom as you wait for your flight to board? Here are five spectacular lounges that will make you actually look forward to spending time at the airport.   1. Steam while you wait A good sauna relaxes both muscles and mind. A visit to the steam room in the

Where to hang out like a local in the world’s style capitals

Where to hang out like a local in the world’s style capitals

Three Finnish fashion influencers share their favourite hangouts in Paris, New York and London. Tuomas Merikoski, Claudia Cifu and Sandra Hagelstam are ambassadors of Finnish fashion. And although the trio no longer lives in Finland, they are sure to leave an indelible mark on their adopted cities. Designer’s Paris   Fashion designer Tuomas Merikoski has

Everything you need to know about cycling in London

Everything you need to know about cycling in London

Londoners and visitors are rediscovering cycling as the fastest, cheapest and often the most enjoyable way to get around the UK capital.  “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road,

London hosts a world of travel

I’m not sure it’s anything to boast about but so far this year I’ve flown at least 120,000 kilometres, passing through more than a dozen international airports in the process. It hurts me to say it, but the only one where the aircraft invariably takes a slightly tedious holding pattern before landing is the one

On the move in London

Finnair’s new check-in area in London Heathrow Terminal 3 is located on the far right of Hall 5 as you come into the terminal. From there you travel up escalators and via the security check to a large area of shopping and restaurant services. The departure gates are located suitably close to this area.