Want to see some great sculpture in London? Here’s some strange words of advice. Head straight to the city’s financial district, the City of London. Amidst the modern skyscrapers and the men making money, the city is hosting its third annual Sculpture in the City.
2013 just may be the year of David Bowie. Not only does he have a new album coming out, but he also has a retrospective this year at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. If you're a fan, you may want to book a trip to London this spring or summer to immerse yourself in all things Bowie. But don't hesitate, the exhibition David Bowie is, featuring over 300 objects from the David Bowie Archive, is only open until July 28, 2013.
--Sir John Betjeman, First and Last Loves, 1952
Scotland’s capital city of Edinburgh has for centuries been a prized gem, fought over by warring nations and awed by writers and artists. The city’s charms continue to be the muse of many and provide inspiration to millions of tourists every year. Edinburgh’s compact size makes it a great city to walk; here are three suggestions for walks where you might find your own muse and inspiration.
A beautiful day, a good hike, and great views....sounds pretty wonderful doesn't it? This photo was shot in the hills of the Lake District in England. After hikes like this, you'll need to refuel and the Lakes offer no shortage of dining opportunities.
London. It's one of the most wonderful cities in the world, filled to the brim with things to do, see, eat and buy. It also has a world-class transit system, with many options to get you wherever you want to go. However, this incredible flexibility can also pose problems for travelers. How do you figure out what line should you take? What's the DLR? What direction do you need to go? Luckily, travelers, green and seasoned alike, can use a tool called TubeJP (Journey Planner) to get a handle on trekking around London.
In big cities, hotel rooms come at a price - both in space and price. London's hotel rooms are notoriously small, so why waste your money on a hole in the wall? We've dug up some ideas for alternative accommodations.
Fish and chips, bangers and mash...that's what most travelers think of when they're heading to the UK. But, when you're in London, those "inexpensive" pub meals can quickly add up, not to mention test your affinity for greasy food. Here are some ideas for the best ways to eat cheaply in London.
One of my favorite ways to view art is in a house museum, a collection of art that is in the home of it's original owner instead of a museum. The home itself can often be a treat with original furnishings and period decor. More importantly, you get the privilege of seeing art on a real scale, as it was meant to be displayed. Instead of seeing art in a sterile white box, you get a unique and highly personal display of a collector's treasures. The next time you're heading to a new city, don't overlook a house museum.