Living in the city is hard. It’s also expensive. A common criticism of most cities is that home prices, and apartment rents are only getting more expensive. A city like London can certainly fit the bill when it comes to high rent prices. Of course, in a city full of movie stars, politicians, businessmen, and […]
A survey of London commuters was undertaken by Randstad to determine which tube line carried the wealthiest commuters and which professions were most likely to travel on what line. Looking at all nine tube lines and their stops – which one would you expect to have the wealthiest commuters? Perhaps the Hammersmith & City Line […]
A handy guide for tourists on what they shouldn’t do when they’re in London. A must for the wayward American traveler in London.
The Daily Mail is reporting interesting news that it now costs £96,000 to buy a parking space in London – which they note costs more than many houses in the North of England. From the Mail: A parking space in Central London can now be worth more than a house in other parts of the […]
The big news over the weekend was a new proposal being investigated by the British government that would seek to develop a high speed rail line between Heathrow Airport and Gatwick Airport – thus turning the two airports into a ‘virtual hub.’ The idea is rather daft and would most certainly be a huge waste […]
Trivago has conducted a survey of hotels in Europe and it turns out that London has fared the worst in hotel ratings in Europe. According to TravelMole: London hotels are amongst the worst in Europe, according to a new survey. Of all the continent’s capital cities, London came out the worse in the study by […]
Sorry for the break, Londontopia readers – I have been ill. However, this means that I can now write to you about the lovely NHS! The system is sort of in turmoil at the moment, with governments moving toward American-style privatization of medical care and cutting budgets left, right, and centre. Everyone is in an […]
The Evening Standard had a rather interesting article today stating the obvious – a study has found the most expensive neighborhood. And surpise! It’s Mayfair! From the Article: Analysis of house prices shows that last year the average home in the W1J5 prefixed postcode sold for £3.98 million. Three-bedroom terrace properties went for around £6.7 […]
Bloomberg’s Adam Haynes reports from London on the shift away from iconic skyscrapers as developers adopt cheaper, less ambitious plans. This report includes comments from Ken Shuttleworth, the architect of the landmark Gherkin building.
Editor’s Note: We’d like to welcome our first official London-based columnist to Londontopia. Stacy Hackner is an American living the Anglophile dream while she studies in London. This column will be all about her trials & tribulations as well as her adventure – so let’s give a big welcome to the London American! Hiya! I’m […]
For those that don’t know, London has a congestion toll for the center of London to discourage people from driving into central London. It keeps the roads clear and the air cleaner. It’s a policy that actually works. Despite this – there’s one organization that refuses to play ball and pay the congestion charge: the […]
Okay so you’ve decided to take a trip to London. After your flight is booked your thoughts will naturally shift to lodging. Where will you stay? London is a big city, and there are a ton of options when it comes to lodging. London is full of hostels, self catering flats, bed and breakfasts and […]