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A Guide to King’s Cross Station

A Guide to King
For visiting London, proximity to King’s Cross is the perfect location. An intersection of six tube lines, including the Northern, Picadilly, and Circle Lines, to name a few, can get you virtually anywhere from King’s Cross. King’s Cross is also a train terminal, in the case that you are planning to visit the north of the UK. But let’s not get off track and get back to seeing London via King’s Cross. London, the cultural melting pot that it is, offers amazing and varied shops of anything you could desire. Located near the major shopping zones of London, both commercial and artisan, King’s Cross is a convenient place for a shopping tour in London. The city is also a magnet for great and creative minds, as is well known by all the thinkers, writers and artists who both came to and from London. The wide range of museums and galleries reflects this intellectual breeding ground, and again, King’s Cross is a skip, hop and a jump away from many of these world-class museums. Less conventional tours to start from King’s Cross could include a round of the city’s parks, exploring the wide web of the tube itself, or the nearby nightlife hotspots. So, whether it’s shopping, rich culture, or any fun explorations that you’re after, King’s Cross will guide you there quickly and efficiently. For the shoppers! Have an early and hearty breakfast (you will need the energy) and put yourself on the Northern Line, heading for Camden Town, where you will find open air markets selling art, crafts, clothes, accessories and much more. It’s best to spend time here in the morning, as the area isn’t the safest at night. After you’ve stocked up on original craft gifts at the market, head back to your hotel, drop them off, and back on the tube! Via the Picadilly Line, head towards Covent Garden, a famous indoor market, and the surrounding area, full of boutiques, shops, and nice cafes. This picturesque market makes a nice lunch stop, with some cozy restaurants nearby. Picadilly Circus comes next: very commercialized, with many well-known brand stores. Picadilly is a fun place to return to at night, as the lights and pubs draw partiers to them like moths to the flame! Head on to Knightsbridge to see the world famous Harrod’s Department store. After this detour, it’s on to Oxford Circus to join the crowded throng admiring and buying the riches of Oxford Street, which is equivalent to New York’s Fifth Ave, a street of fancy department stores interspersed with chic shopping boutiques. If your spending needs are still not satiated, check out other markets, such as Portobello, or just by walking through London, you will find hidden gems of stores throughout the city. If, however, Oxford Street sums up the shopping day nicely for you, head back into the Oxford Circus tube, and the Victoria Line will conveniently take you right back to King’s Cross. For the culture seeker, you will start your day heading in ....read more

Experiencing London’s Music Festivals and Concerts in June and July

Experiencing London
They are always crowded with joggers, lovers, students and picnic fans, but also with business man in their lunch break and animals of every kind. You may be able to see baby ducks (ducklings), geese (goslings) and swans (cygnets) whilst roses are at their best. Take the time, while visiting this surprising city, to spend some time in one of the most famous parks like the central Hyde park, Green Park, St James Park, Kew Gardens etc. at least for a picnic. There are free concerts in many of the larger parks: check your local park for information about their events. Another good point is that in June days are very long, and temperatures are often pleasantly warm. It is a good time to go out and visit places, without the crowds of July and August. Here we have listed for all pop, rock, R&B, Soul, punk whatever music lovers some of the hottest Music Festivals in London!! The Rise in Finsbury Park, London is a completely free music festival. That’s a good new! The aim of this festival is to celebrate the multiculturalism within the UK and the integration of so many diverse cultures against racism. In fact, Rise’s slogan is “London united against racism” For about three weeks in June and July, you will be able to enjoy the many events of the City of London Festival. All venues are in central London known as “the City”. They organize music and dance events and the festival includes free lunchtime concerts in the City’s churches or squares. For evening concerts in a very suggestive location outside the Tower of London take note of the Tower Music Festival dates: Thu 26 Jun -Sat 12 Jul, although they still have to be confirmed. For all details visit the complete programme at towermusicfestival.co.uk Probably one of the greatest and internationally renown Rock Music Festivals is the annual Music Wireless Festival in London’s Hyde Park. This four-day intense festival, in the middle of London has established itself as a major live music event, attracting crowds of over 20,000 every day to Hyde Park! The nice thing is that you can just dip in when you want, buy a ticket for the days you like and go home to your own bed. It’s not a camping festival with all its ups and downs so you won’t be find yourself in the middle of fans in costumes, vendors and stalls, tee-pees, organic cafes and strange entertainments. There’s definitely less of a community feel, but this year programme includes Fatboy Slim, Jay-Z, Mark Ronson, Hot Chip, Roisin Murphy, Underworld, Ben Harper , Counting Crows and many more!!! Don’t miss the fabulous fashion parade on Thursday when gates open at 2pm. On Fri, Sat & Sun gates open midday. The day pass costs 40 pounds and the 4-days pass 139 pounds. ....read more