July 17, 2011
If you go THE BEST WAY TO LONDON From LAX, nonstop service is offered on British, Air New Zealand, United, American and Virgin Atlantic. Connecting service (change of plane) is offered on United, American, KLM, Delta, Continental and Air France. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $711, excluding taxes and fees. St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, Euston Road, London; 011-44-207-841-3540, http://www.stpancrasrenaissance.com . Rooms in the Chambers (original building)
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
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.
October 24, 2013 |
By 1980, John Landis had a string of successes under his belt - including "The Kentucky Fried Movie," "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" - but the writer-director had long been unable to get his script for "An American Werewolf in London" off the ground. Landis had written the script in 1969 as a teenager. The screenplay earned him a number of writing jobs in the ensuing years, Landis recalled this week, but "everyone, literally unanimously, had the same response, which was either 'this is too funny to be frightening' or 'this is too frightening to be funny.' And I kept saying, 'it's both.'" Finally, Universal, home to many horror classics, released the $10-million picture in 1981, and it took in more than $30 million at the domestic box office (about $86 million in today's dollars)
July 21, 2011 |
If you thought flying business class to London was way out of reach, take a look at this summer sale from British Airways. It lets you fly round trip between Los Angeles and the British capital in the Club World business cabin starting at about $3,000, including taxes and fees. With Club World , you sleep onboard in seats-turned-beds. On the ground, you get access to airport lounges with free snacks, drinks, WiFi and more. Plus other goodies. While still not cheap, the upgrade to business could be worth it if you value the perks, considering that even coach-class transatlantic tickets can set you back about $2,000 on some summer dates.
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.