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London Hosts Alexander McQueen’s ‘Savage Beauty’ Exhibit Among Cultural Happenings

February 21, 2015

LONDON, ENGLAND — Fashion by the late, great Alexander McQueen and music from Grammy award winning Sam Smith are just two of the headline events attracting visitors to London in March 2015.

Savage Beauty, the Alexander McQueen exhibition which became one of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s top 10 most visited exhibitions when it was shown in New York in 2011, comes to London’s Victoria and Albert Museum this spring, from March 14 2015.

But it’s not the only McQueen exhibition in London this month. Visitors to Tate Britain can get a behind-the-scenes insight into the phenomenal fashion designer’s working process through Nick Waplinton’s candid photographs.

From haute couture to ‘Fashion on the Ration’, the Imperial War Museum documents wartime dress, while ‘Beard’, an exhibition by award-winning photographer Brock Elbank at Somerset House, proves that facial hair has gone beyond fashion to become an art form.

Four-time Grammy award winner Sam Smith plays intimate shows at the O2 Academy Brixton while other live music highlights include Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and American pop punk band All Time Low at Wembley Arena and ambient dance duo Underworld at Hammersmith Apollo.

There’s a who’s who of leading ladies on the London stage in March with Zoe Wanamaker in ‘Stevie’, Maureen Lipman playing opposite James Dreyfus in ‘Harvey’, Imelda Staunton leading the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre production of ‘Gypsy’ and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in an English National Opera production of ‘Sweeney Todd’.

Also new on the London stage this month, Stephen Mangan stars in Sam Holcroft’s dark comedy, Rules for Living, and Ugly Betty’s Michael Urie is in hit US comedy Buyer and Cellar at the Menier Chocolate Factory.

For a fun family day out there’s the St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday 15th March, or join former Children’s Laureate Anthony Browne at The Big Write. Children aged 6 to 12 can immerse themselves in Punchdrunk’s theatrical journey ‘Against Captain’s Orders’ at the National Maritime Museum, and the ‘Shaun in the City’ trail places giant colorful sheep around town.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, March15, London has plenty of ways to show mum how much you appreciate her whether you want to treat her to a West End show or Afternoon Tea in Billingsgate Market.

For more information on these and other London events, go to, where there is a wide choice of London hotels to suit all budgets is given as well as information on restaurants, attractions and all the latest London happenings.
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July 19, 2013

‘The Queen’s Coronation 1953’ goes on display at Buckingham Palace for the duration of the Summer Opening, from Saturday 27th July until Sunday 29th September 2013 and entrance to the exhibition is included in the price of the Summer Opening ticket.

For visitors in search of a hotel nearby Buckingham Palace with royal connections the best place to stay, according to, is The Goring hotel, where Kate Middleton spent the last night before her wedding. Recently appointed winner of The 2013 Top London Afternoon Tea Award by the UK Tea Guild, The Goring was praised for its “elegant surrounding and faultless presentation”.

Just four minutes’ walk away from Buckingham Palace, The Rubens at the Palace is a 4 star hotel with 161 rooms and suites. Just as nearby, 41 is a very special place to stay for those who want to experience a unique luxury 5 star boutique hotel. It’s conveniently located directly opposite the Palace’s Royal Mews which houses the royal collection of historic carriages and coaches and which can also be explored as part of a visit to Buckingham Palace.

Also within easy walking distance of the royal Palace, a leisurely eight minutes’ walk away, the 4 star Hilton Green Park Hotel in Green Park, made from fourteen connected townhouses, is an unusual hotel for Hilton. The Grade II-listed Eccleston Square Hotel in Victoria is a small townhouse hotel just 14 minutes’ walk away from the Queen’s royal residence and offers beautiful interior design and state-of-the-art facilities throughout.

For information on the Summer Opening of the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace and related events and exhibitions in London this summer, visit the website where full listings on the Queen’s Coronation and other events are given. For visitors coming from outside London, the website gives a wide choice of accommodation to suit budgets and requirements.

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Park Grand London, leading budget hotel, offers discounts

July 28, 2011

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Park Grand London, a leading budget hotel in the city, is making a stay even more of a value, offering a free night after five nights stay (advance booking is required).

When staying for 3 nights choose to stay at the Hyde Park Hotel Rooms where you can take advantage of a 15% discount on the entire stay at this four-star accommodation.

Guests will have a wonderfully comfortable stay when staying at Park Grand London. There are different cheap accommodation categories at the hotel from, which they can choose. The Devonshire Metro Single Rooms, Westbourne Double Rooms, Devonshire Metro Double Rooms and Westbourne Twin Rooms are some of the categories of Hyde Park Hotel Rooms that a guest can find to be suitable for themselves depending on their budget.

The Hyde Park Hotel Rooms are spacious and luxurious and are equipped with the latest facilities. The room ambience is perfect for luxury and comfort. Each of the rooms are designed to perfect to suit the taste of the guests. Luxury queen size beds, plush pillows, complimentary toiletries, plasma screen television, mini-bar, hair dryer, and iron and ironing board are some of the state of the art facilities, which guests can avail.

Top budget hotels near London like the Park Grand London are the ideal places of accommodation for the budget vacationers. The cheap hotel rooms ensure all guests with a comfortable and affordable stay. As a tourist one will no longer have to worry about the prices and rates related to accommodation. Guests just have to make their bookings via the Internet and then they can find all the relevant deals and discount offers at the hotel website of Park Grand London.

About Park Grand London Hotel
Comfortable and affordable that is what defines Park Grand London hotel. Guests can enjoy the tranquility and opulence offered by the hotel. Tourists can experience the strategic location of the hotel and access different parts of the city easily in a hassle free way. The unique appeal of the hotel makes it stand out from the crowd.

It offers comfortable rooms equipped with the latest features and facilities including plasma screen television to complimentary toiletries to free fruit baskets and mineral water. You also  get a good view of the city from this hotel.

The hotel comes with a no-smoking policy and to ensure nobody breaks the policy rules fire alarms and smoke detectors have been installed. For enhanced security reasons 24 hour CCTV is installed at the public areas of the hotel.

Park Grand London hotel is the heart of stylish Paddington area.
For more information contact Park Grand Hotel

1 Queens Gardens, Bayswater,

W2 3BA London, United Kingdom

Fax: +44 (0) 20 7262 5414
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7298 9800

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Save $500 per couple on select Trafalgar 2011 air-inclusive vacations to Britain

June 13, 2011

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It’s not too late to book your summer vacation to Britain, Ireland and Scotland. Explore England’s pomp and pageantry, Ireland’s impressive scenery and Scotland’s proud culture on a Trafalgar guided vacation, and discover more than you would have ever imagined possible. Book by June 20, 2011, and save $500 per couple ($250 per person) on 2011 UK air-inclusive itineraries 10 days or more.

Here are just three of Trafalgar’s vacations to choose from:

Royal Britain – 10 Days. New At Leisure Vacation! At Leisure Vacations combine the very best of expertly planned, guided vacations with the freedom and flexibility of independent travel.  With a more leisurely pace, there is time to linger in each destination. Embrace England’s pomp and pageantry in London’s Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Visit majestic Windsor Castle and grand Hampton Court to see its spectacular Tudor kitchens, before experiencing the charms of Portsmouth, Isle of Wight, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Brighton, with its Royal Pavilion. Priced from $2199 land only, based on double occupancy.

Best of Ireland – 11 days.  Discover Ireland’s fascinating medieval heritage through Norman Castles, ancient cathedrals and quaint villages like Bunratty.  Admire how handsome cities like Dublin, Kilkenny, Limerick and Galway blend seamlessly with Ireland’s striking landscapes in areas such as Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher. Priced from $2050 land only, based on double occupancy.

Scottish Highlands, Islands, and Cities – 14 days.  From Jedburgh and St. Andrews to the Orkney Islands and Kyle of Lochalsh, explore Scotland’s picturesque castles, grand cities, quaint villages and dramatic landscapes.  Sample Scottish whiskey, watch traditional “piping in the haggis” and see cosmopolitan Edinburgh on this incredible Scottish tour.  Priced from $2899 land only, based on double occupancy.

About Trafalgar

Trafalgar was established in 1947 and provides exceptional worldwide guided vacations to Europe, Britain, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South America and China. Trafalgar’s vacations include First Class hotel accommodations, luxury transportation by motor coach, rail or cruise ship, outstanding cuisine, daily included sightseeing and optional excursions, both with expert Local Guides, and the personal concierge services of Trafalgar’s Tour Directors, who share their insider’s view and reveal hidden places not mentioned in guidebooks.

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