London is one of the most culturally vibrant cities on Earth with an estimated over 300 different languages being spoken and 37% of its population born outside of the UK. What’s more, 84% of Londoners see the city’s cultural scene as essential for quality of life and we totally agree! London wouldn’t be the fascinating and thrilling location it is without the remarkable diversity it holds. Whether you’re a resident in or out of the city or if you are a tourist charmed by the capital, trust us when we say, there’s nowhere else like London. So, how can you immerse yourself into the cultural capital of the world this summer? Check out these exciting events happening in the city centre that absolutely anyone can be a part of.
Before we begin with this week’s blog, let’s take a moment to be thankful for the 7th Duchess of Bedford, who back in the 1800s when two meals a day was the norm, she decided to set a daily time to have an afternoon snack. And behold, afternoon tea was born. Now, this English tradition is becoming even more popular than ever in restaurants, hotels and beautiful tea rooms offering all kinds of delightful treats. So, fancy something quirky? Here are or recommendations for London’s top afternoon tea locations.
Fascinating fact of the day: More than 8 million people fly to another destination every single day. Back in 2013, the number of air passengers remarkably set the highest record in history, standing at 3.1 billion people. This astonishing figure is one of many that can show in an instant how important travel and tourism are as a part of our modern-day lives and technology is only becoming even more advanced, allowing us to be anywhere in the world, whenever we want. To some, this is an amazing thing, but to others it can be shocking. Global ethical/eco-tourism organizations are consistently keen to encourage particularly frequent travellers to consider how their participation in tourism is benefitting the physical surroundings and the society of the destination being explored. Can tourism offer favourable income to local families and hard workers? Can events mean development of an economy? Can hospitality help to reduce carbon emissions? The answer is yes! So, what can you do to travel, with the world in mind?
The Wizard Chambers and The Enchanted Chambers at the Georgian House
It is set to be a scorching summer in the city this year and we could not be more excited. London is ready to entertain with activities, events and all things outdoors waiting for you to explore and enjoy. So, now that everyone’s favourite season has begun, we want to keep you updated with what’s happening in the capital and believe us when we say that you will not be disappointed!
It is safe to say that nowadays, many of us cannot imagine life without technology. Phones, tablets and even watches have become impressively advanced and an essential part of our every day life. What’s more, whether you are ordering a takeaway, buying cinema tickets or planning a trip, there is an app for everything! Quick question: how useful is your mobile phone on holiday? There is an increasing amount of research that suggests technology (particularly mobile phone apps) can significantly enhance your vacation experience in various ways, so for this week’s blog, we’re recommending the best mobile apps to use while exploring a destination.