London Journals

Things to do in London - Part Two

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A December 2012 trip to London by Essexgirl09

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Quote: Things to do and places to stay when in London.

Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum

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Hotel | "Holiday at the Holiday Inn"

Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum Photo, London, England
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I recently booked to attend a ‘Black Tie and Posh Frocks’ Party at Holiday Inn Kensington Forum through a multi-activity group I am a member of. This review is of my experience staying at the hotel, and dining in their function rooms. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATIONThe hotel is based at 97 Cromwell Road which is just a few minutes walk from Gloucester Road tube station (Piccadilly, Circle & District lines). Strangely however the main entrance is actually on Courtfield Road which runs parallel. Basically turn right out of the tube, right again and you will see it on the skyline – it has 27 floors. Nearby are a few local shops such as a small Waitrose and Tesco, and several ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 20, 2013

Holiday Inn London Kensington Forum
97 CROMWELL ROAD
London, England SW7 4DN
44-870-4009100

Camden Markets

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Attraction | "Weekend Trip to Camden"

Camden Markets Photo, London, England
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I have visited Camden on a number of occasions now, nearly always to visit the market. To talk of Camden market as a singular entity is mis-leading, as there are several different types of market in the area. Obviously stalls do change, and your personal experience may be different, so I am basing my review on my most recent visit (Feb. 2013 and the previous visit in the summer of 2012).The easiest way to get here is by tube. I usually get off at Camden Town tube station (Northern Line) which is closest. However it can get a bit gridlocked around here and at peak times you can’t enter the tube station due to over-crowding. In which case, I return via Mornington Crescent or Chalk Farm ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 4, 2013

Camden Markets
Camden High Street
Camden, London, England NW1

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park

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Attraction | "Walking in a Winter Wonderland"

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park Photo, London, England
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Winter Wonderland has been in London’s Hyde Park over winter/Christmas for a few years now. I first visited a few years ago, but it was a spontaneous visit and no one was dressed appropriately so we went into a pub to warm ourselves up. This time I was more organised and after a few drinks in Regent Street we ambled across to Hyde Park. It is free to get in and runs from about the third week of November until 6th January – actual dates would vary each year – and is open 10am to 10pm. I have only ever gone in the evening, and the lights from the fairground make it look very festive and fun.WHAT TO DO? Even though admission is free, it is not a cheap trip out as t...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2013

Winter Wonderland Hyde Park
Hyde Park
Westminster, London
0844 412 4650

Strawberry Moons

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Attraction | "Moon over Mojitos"

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Strawberry Moons is a cocktail bar in Heddon Street, W1. This is a pedestrian only area just off the Southern end of Regent Street between Oxford Circus and Picadilly Circus tube stations. The destination had been chosen by a friend for a pre-Christmas early drink before heading off to Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Happy Hour is between 5-7pm and this seemed a good time to meet.Heddon Street is a tranquil paradise compared to the madness that is Regent Street on the last Saturday before Christmas. At just gone 5pm the bar was fairly empty and we had no problem getting a table – I would guess this would be harder on a Friday with the post-work crowd. Cocktails are all half price – Ya...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 26, 2012

Strawberry Moons
15-17 Heddon Street
London, England W1B 4BF
+44 20 7437 7300

Thames Party Cruise

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The Shard Photo, London, England
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Whilst discussing what to do or New Year, some friends and I looked into joining one of the party boats down the Thames. For New Year's Eve it was £150 per head however, and we pretty much all decided that was too much and made alternative plans. However one eagle eyed chap spotted that we can go the Friday before Christmas (21st Dec) for £30 and we got booking our tickets.We all booked our own tickets online at http://www.londonpartyboats.co.uk/ and it was an easy process with a credit or debit card. My ticket was e-mailed to me and I printed it out and took it along for the night. Our boat, the M.V. London Belle holds up to 120 people and we were sailing from Westminste...Read More