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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, . Rooms in the Chambers (original building)
April 25, 2014 | By August Brown
The Libertines have reunited, and for the most Pete Doherty-ish reason possible. The acclaimed but troubled English rock band will perform in London's Hyde Park on July 5. The group had previously reunited for a festival run in 2010 but had not released a new album in over a decade. Before the formal announcement, frontman Doherty told the Israeli paper Ynet  ( via Pitchfork ) that the group had accepted an offer to play the show. Spiritualized and the Pogues will open.
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, . Doubles begin about $95 online. Laurie Dominic Santa Monica
April 25, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Jennifer Lawrence and her beau Nicholas Hoult are out and about, capturing the attention of photographers in London with their cuteness.  Except the Oscar-winning actress doesn't think being hounded by shutterbugs is oh-so-adorable. The "X-Men: Days of Future Past" star gave the finger to a legion of paparazzi following her and her costar as they finished up a date in London. The usually goofy 23-year-old was photographed flipping the bird and wearing a supremely disgruntled expression while sitting in the back of a pink cab Thursday, E!
July 26, 2012 | By Thomas H. Maugh II, Los Angeles Times
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 | By Dan Loumena
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 | By Michelle Maltais
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 | By Janet Stobart, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
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...
March 5, 2011
Travis Outlaw scored the final eight points for New Jersey, and the Nets beat the Toronto Raptors, 137-136, in triple overtime to sweep the NBA's European doubleheader Saturday at O2 Arena in London. Outlaw's two free throws with 12.6 seconds left put the Nets ahead for good. Toronto's Andrea Bargnani missed a jumper at the horn. Brook Lopez had 34 points and 14 rebounds for the Nets, and Deron Williams had 21 points and 18 assists. Bargnani scored 35 points. New Jersey won, 116-103, Friday in the first NBA regular-season game played in Europe.
May 24, 2011 | By Christi Parsons and Michael A. Memoli
In a break from the pomp and ceremony of his state visit to the United Kingdom, President Obama joined Prime Minister David Cameron in a spirited game of table tennis at a local school Tuesday afternoon. The leaders of the two governments in the so-called "special relationship" teamed up in a doubles match against two young students at the Globe Academy in Southwark, a math and performing arts school with a high proportion of low-income students. At first the leaders had some trouble getting their strategy coordinated — both are lefties.
April 24, 2014 | By Gary Goldstein
Compared to "Speed" or "Unstoppable" or other pricey studio thrillers about runaway public vehicles, the lower-budgeted "Last Passenger" may feel a tad modest for the high-octane crowd. However, taken on its own terms, this handsomely made suspense yarn proves an engrossing, pulse-quickening journey that deserves a wider local release than it's receiving. Set on a "slam-door" train (versus newer vehicles fitted with purportedly safer automatic doors), this compact picture finds half a dozen late-night riders stranded on a London commuter train whose brakes have been sabotaged.
April 24, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
A former partner at the Los Angeles office of accounting giant KPMG was sentenced to 14 months in federal prison for giving confidential information about his firm's clients to a golfing buddy, who used it to make more than $1 million in profits by trading those companies' stocks. Scott London, 51, pleaded guilty to insider trading last year, admitting that he repeatedly tipped off a friend to the secrets of several KPMG clients, including Herbalife Ltd. and Skechers USA Inc., from 2010 to 2012.
April 16, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Angels Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel helped break the news at a press conference on Tuesday that the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is moving to London. And Lima is hoping Prince Harry and Elton John will be in the audience. [The Cut] Adidas announced a capsule collection with British designer Mary Katrantzou on Wednesday. Katrantzou is known for her digital prints, and her dresses start at $2,000. [Racked] Marissa Webb was named new creative director at Banana Republic, where she replaces Simon Kneen, who left at the end of last year.
April 14, 2014 | By Philip Hersh
Olympic swimming legend Michael Phelps plans to return to competition at the Arena Grand Prix on April 24-26 in Mesa, Ariz., a decision that could lead to a fifth Olympic appearance at Rio in 2016. Phelps, 28, has not competed since the 2012 London Olympics, where he won four gold and six total medals, giving him Olympic career records for both (18 and 22.) Phelps' coach, Bob Bowman, told the Chicago Tribune on March 25 the swimmer would probably get into a meet "sometime soon.
April 13, 2014 | By David Ng
The play "Chimerica" and the Broadway musical "The Book of Mormon" were the big winners Sunday at the Laurence Olivier Awards in London. The annual awards - Britain's equivalent of the Tony Awards - were held at the Royal Opera House and featured a celebrity-heavy guest list of talent from both sides of the Atlantic. "Chimerica" by Lucy Kirkwood won for new play. The topical drama tells the story of a photographer who becomes obsessed with a picture he took during the Tiananmen Square massacre showing a lone man confronting a row of tanks.  The play, which debuted at the Almeida Theatre in London and later moved to the city's West End, also won for its director, Lyndsey Turner.
April 11, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Emma Stone wore a stunning marigold yellow gown from Atelier Versace to the London premiere of "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" on Thursday. But her elegant garb didn't prevent her from getting down and snapping a crowd selfie. [People] Thigh-gap controversy alert: A photo on Beyonce's Instagram showing the star golfing in a bathing suit is drawing allegations from commenters that her thighs were digitally altered to look thinner. [Racked] Model Elle MacPherson, launching a new lingerie line called the Body for JC Penney, recommends that women have no fewer than seven sets of lingerie -- and tells the Cut blog that she herself has 50 and that she keeps it all color-coded.
January 16, 2013 | By Henry Chu, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
LONDON -- A helicopter apparently crashed into a crane atop a high-rise building in central London during the morning rush hour Wednesday, falling to earth and killing at least two people, police said. Video footage showed flaming debris on the ground where the chopper came down in the Vauxhall district of south London, close to the headquarters of MI6, Britain's spy agency. Scotland Yard said two people were confirmed dead at the scene, with two others taken to the hospital.
April 17, 2011 | By Catharine Hamm, Los Angeles Times Travel Editor
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.
March 30, 2014
Risks and warnings The State Department continues to warn U.S. citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Ukraine and all travel to the Crimean Peninsula and eastern areas of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk due to tensions in the region. The U.S. believes that Russia is likely to continue to take further actions in the Crimean Peninsula consistent with its claim of annexation. The State Department also warns U.S. citizens to consider carefully the risks of travel to Mali, given terrorist activity there.
March 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Encino Crespi Coach Russell White traveled to North Carolina last weekend to watch his former point guard, London Perrantes, help Viriginia win its first two games in the NCAA tournament, and it was an experience he'll never forget. "It was surreal," White said. "It was probably one of the best professional weekends of my life watching him go about his business. It was very fulfilling. " Perrantes was one of the top guards in the Mission League during his days at Crespi, and his composure under pressure for a freshman keeps coming through.
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