Great Britain

Tips and Articles in Great Britain

See the video: Hot Spots of Columbia Road. Behind the fragrant flower market that bursts to life every Sunday on this street in East London, there’s a hidden trove of boutiques that just might be the city’s best-kept shopping secret. The shelves...
Before we begin, let’s take a minute to remember all the Roberts and Johns and Anthonys, those dear old men with bright blue eyes who not long ago were the backbone of every London hotel, arranging your 60 pounds of luggage under their arms, climb...
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On a recent jaunt through five of Europe’s eating capitals, I’d decided I would engage zero deconstructed asparagus or rearranged pot-au-feu. Instead I would set out across the Continent and England with a simpler goal: I wanted an illusion—at lea...
Vikram Chatwal’s earliest travel memory? Fleeing his childhood home in Ethiopia during the 1974 revolution. But that didn’t dampen his love for the road. At the age of 28, the Sikh globe-trotter launched his namesake boutique hotel company in 1999...
London is a fickle food city—if French is up, Italian is down; as Sichuanese soars, Cantonese runs aground. I’ve been eating out professionally in the British capital since the 1960’s, the dawn of Foodie London. Today, my adopted hometown has beco...
Cross-cultural pollination means that both the croissant and the bagel have traveled far from home, and the “continental breakfast” still reigns supreme at hotels all over the world. But only in Japan will the morning meal offer dashi-maki tamago ...
A few years ago, Canadians Terry and Carole Baker vacationed in St. Genis, France and stayed in a place with a kitchen, washer/dryer, and a balcony overlooking the Jura Mountains. They’ve also stayed in a 4,000-square-foot, 18th-floor condo in Pen...
Several airlines have recently made life a little easier by relaxing restrictions on the use of cellular phones. US Airways, Delta, Northwest, and American all now permit passengers to make cellular calls while the aircraft is parked at the gate,...
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When you buy a $25 toaster you get a booklet of directions and a warranty; buy a $1,000 airline ticket and you get neither. But airline tickets do come with a guarantee of sorts; you just never see it. It's usually called something like the "terms...
It comes as no surprise that Europe remains the favorite destination of overseas-bound Americans and that England is the most popular country, with almost 4 million visits last year. We know it's not for the food. Could it be familiarity wit...
Looking back on the high-profile courses that opened in the British Isles during the construction boom of the '80s and '90s, it's striking how very American many of them feel. Think Palmer at the K Club, Weiskopf at Loch Lomond, Dave Thomas at the...
Great Britain: In Search of Greener Pastures In April, faced with the escalating foot-and-mouth disease crisis, the United Kingdom did what it always does in times of national emergency: call in James Bond. In the wake of mass tourist cancellation...
In December, the British government announced that dogs and cats may travel to the United Kingdom from the United States and Canada without having to undergo a six-month quarantine. The long-standing restriction was intended to safeguard the count...