November 7, 2010
A bargain in London? True. I was pleased with the Premier Inn Hampstead. This is not fancy, but it offers a great shower, comfortable bed, cable TV and a wonderful staff. It's in a safe neighborhood. Premier Inn Hampstead, 215 Haverstock Hill, Hampstead; 011-44-8715-27-8662, http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/LONHMP/london-hampstead . Doubles begin about $95 online. Laurie Dominic Santa Monica
April 17, 2011 |
Question: My son and I are going to London in June, and we were wondering whether you have any great ideas for budget accommodations. We were told that convents are great deals, but there is a curfew and that's not going to work for my 27-year-old son. We could do a room in a house, an apartment for a week, a bed-and-breakfast or a little hotel. --Patti Black, Pacific Palisades Answer: "Budget" and "London" these days are almost mutually exclusive. One good yardstick, the U.S. government's per diem — the allowance for federal employees traveling abroad — shows a max of $321 a day for a room and $182 for meals and incidentals.
July 26, 2012 |
A nighttime image of London and the southern part of Great Britain taken on March 27, 2012, shows some of the other sites where Olympic events will be held. The image was taken by the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership Satellite with a day-night band that uses light intensification to enable the detection of dim signals. Lee Valley White Water Center, indicated on the image, will be the site of canoeing; Portland Harbour will be the home of sailing; Eton Dorney will host rowing and canoeing; and Hadleigh Farm will be the location for cycling and mountain biking events.
July 21, 2012 |
The Olympic torch began its seven-day trek around London on Saturday under sunny skies, an unusual twist after weeks of unseasonably cold temperatures and wet weather. The torch arrived at the Tower of London along the River Thames on Friday night aboard a Royal Marine helicopter. The flame spent the night inside the Jewel House at the tower, an 11th century landmark, before a tour that took it from the recently restored 140-year-old Cutty Sark ship to London's newest mall. Among the luminaries on hand to help begin the tour of the Summer Olympics host city were Nadia Comaneci, the legendary Romanian gymnast who won nine medals in the 1976 and 1980 Summer Games, and basketball player John Amaechi.
June 19, 2012 |
Business-focused cloud service Box is taking the company international, with a new headquarters in London. "We've seen some pretty significant traction there in the past couple of years," Box founder and Chief Executive Aaron Levie told The Times. The company plans to hire 20 employees by the end of the year and 100 employees across Europe by the end of 2013. The office, which is up and running, will first be populated with four or five Box employees from the U.S., a sort of "DNA-injection team to build out the environment, to ensure the culture remains a cohesive" part of the Box family, Levie said.
December 6, 2012 |
LONDON -- Fragile but smiling, newly pregnant Catherine, duchess of Cambridge left the central London hospital Thursday where she has spent four days recovering from acute nausea in the early stages of pregnancy. A relieved-looking husband Prince William accompanied her. Holding a bouquet, the 30-year-old duchess -- known as Kate Middleton before her royal marriage -- nodded and waved at reporters who asked if she was feeling better. The couple...