A Short Visitors Guide to the London Transport Museum

If you’re a transportation enthusiast who enjoys buses, trams, and trains, then you need to stop by the London Transport Museum (LTM). The museum is filled with a range of items that will interest both children and adults who would like to find out how London’s transport system has changed over the years.

A Piece of History – Learn About the Heritage of London’s Transport

The evolution of transportation is a magnificent process to see in person. From horse-drawn omnibuses to tramway vehicles, the museum showcases a variety of historical buses, vehicles, and historic transportation posters.

Kid-Friendly Activities – Visitors Will Have a Thrilling Experience at the Family Play Zone With Their Children

The museum has different interactive exhibits inside, all of which are fun for kids. The family play zone features mini vehicles, buses, and uniforms to encourage creative play. One of the interactive exhibits that families will enjoy with their kids is called Untangling the Tracks, which includes a puzzle for children to solve to keep the trains running properly. It also allows people a glimpse into the importance of transportation engineers.

Engineering Masterpieces – Witness How Harry Revolutionised the London Underground Map

The most interesting part of this transport museum is that visitors will get to see the old tube. The original tube map by Harry Beck, the technical draughtsman famous for creating the linear diagram that we know today, is displayed proudly. The museum features an abandoned Tube station, one of the first steam-powered engines, a Bogie Stock Coach, and much more, all ready for you to explore.

The LTM has been around since the Roaring Twenties and house s more than 450,000 items covering two centuries of London’s transport history. Visitors come to this transport museum in Covent Garden to learn about London’s famous transportation system.

5 things you can do at Westfield Shopping Centre

When it comes to easy, all in one shopping in London, you can’t do much better than a day out at the Westfield Shopping Centre. All under one roof with easy access to everything on show, Westfield provides an excellent retail experience along with lots of other perks and facilities that come together to make a rewarding shopping experience. Here are five things that you can do during a day out at Westfield!

  1. Catch A Movie at The Cinema

Alongside all of its big name brand stores, Westfield also boasts one of the largest multi-screen cinema complexes in London. Visitors can break up their shopping spree with a trip to see the latest blockbuster. There is always more than a dozen movie options on any given day.

  1. Luxury Shopping at The Village

If you are looking for something more designer, then pay a visit to the special ‘Village’ section of Westfield, an area dedicated to the very best in quality and brand names. It is in the Village that you will find the likes of Burberry, Tiffany & Co., Versace, and Louis Vuitton alongside many other designer labels..

  1. Discover Your Dream Decor in The Home Quarter

Westfield is conveniently divided in some sections that make your shopping experience more logical, with one of the most popular being the Home Quarter in which you will find everything you need to furnish and decorate your property. From Debenhams to DFS to Habitat and more, you can come out of the Home Quarter having purchased items that can completely transform a room or entire house.

  1. Refuel at The Restaurant of Your Choice

A hard day’s shopping is something that can really work up an appetite, and you can feed that appetite at any one of the many excellent eateries under the Westfield roof. Restaurants like Bills, Byron, Ping Pong, Pizza Express and The Original Smokehouse are among the most popular choices for visiting customers.

  1. Relax at The K West Hotel and Spa

When you are all shopped out, then just head across the road from the centre to the amazing K West Hotel and Spa. Book a few treatments, sit back and allow yourself to be treated like royalty, even if all of the money that you just spent in Westfield means that you might have to wait a little while to get some crown jewels of your own!

Five Things to Enjoy for Free in Bangkok

If you’re travelling to Bangkok this year there are a wealth of different things to do. Tourists flock to Bangkok from all over the world because the people are friendly, the food is delicious, and the whole experience is good value. If you’re traveling on a budget you might be surprised how many things you can do for free. Here are five examples.

Explore the Crazy Streets of Chinatown

The bustling streets of Chinatown have to be experienced first-hand. It’s actually the oldest part of the city, with its foundations dating back to the 11780s. The area is made up of little alleys, with a surprise around every corner. Food vendors, shops, stalls, and even the Temple of the Golden Buddha are waiting to be discovered.

Take a Stroll Along the Famous Khao San Road

If you want to buy something but you’re not sure what, spend a day looking around the Khao San Road. There’s so much to choose from you might end the day buying nothing at all.

Visit One of the Many Free Museums

Bangkok has some amazing free museums. One of the most famous is the Bangkokian Museum. Pay it a visit and you’ll understand what it means to be Thai. Other museums include the Corrections Museum, housed in a former prison, and the Royal Elephant Museum.

Enjoy a Puppet Show at the Artist’s House

You don’t have to have kids with you to enjoy a puppet show. Thai puppetry is like nothing you’ve seen before. Puppet shows are held every day, except Wednesday, starting a 14.00.

Experience Lumpini Park

Lumpini Park is a vast green space in the centre of Bangkok. If you want to take a break from the city, there’s no better place to do it. Lay back and enjoy the peace and quiet under one of the park’s many trees. If you’re feeling energetic or missing your keep-fit fix, take a run around the 2.5km running track. There are also free aerobic classes and dance lessons. When the weather is cooler, from November to March, live music concerts can also be enjoyed in the park. Sundays are a special day because the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra performs.

When you’ve finished exploring, take time out at the Lancaster Bangkok, with a few cups of Thai Tea. You’ve probably saved enough money.

Where did afternoon Tea come From?

Hot tea can even be a thirst quencher on a hot day. Ask any tea lover and they’ll tell you that. How many times don’t people come home from a busy day out and immediately put the kettle on?

You might even enjoy testing your ingenuity by making a few tea treats. There are tons of tea flavours and some of them have health benefits. Lemon tea is advised with slimming diets.

However, you like to drink your tea you’re not alone as it is enjoyed by more than half the population of the world.

Tiding you Over – the 4 o’clock Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea was introduced in England by the Duchess of Bedford in1840. She couldn’t wait for supper, served only at about 8 – was way too hungry. At 4 o’clock in the afternoon, she was more than ready for a snack. She ordered that a tea tray with tea, cake and sandwiches be brought to her room in the late afternoon.

A Tea Time Rendezvous

It became a favourite time of the afternoon for her and she invited friends along to experience it. It soon became a social event. In fact, the women would dress up in their finery and meet for afternoon tea, turning it into a popular rendezvous.

There are so many people who love this tradition, and the Royal Lancaster London is the place to be. You’ll be able to enjoy a selection of dainty sandwiches, scones and jam served with clotted cream, while all manner of decadent cakes and pastries are also served.

You can have your tea just the way you like it, and it will be poured from delicate teapots into delicate bone china cups. Of course, nothing is set in stone, and your teacup can easily be replaced by a glass of champagne or both.

An Award-winning Afternoon Tea

Who wouldn’t want to enjoy a high tea at the Royal Lancaster London? After all, it has been awarded a Highly Commended certificate at the Afternoon Tea Awards because of their seriously delectable afternoon teas.

To experience the best of this afternoon tea London tradition, visit the Royal Lancaster, beautifully set next to Hyde Park – it’s a date you’re going to want to repeat.