Travel

Tubes won’t run overnight on New Year’s Eve to stop London parties

December 9, 2020

Tubes will not run overnight on New Year’s Eve to stop people from being tempted to celebrate the end of 2020 amid the coronavirus crisis. Transport for London (TfL) usually runs an overnight service on December 31 to help people get around the capital – and often for free. Andy Lord, managing director of the […]

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‘No evidence’ of coronavirus found on Tubes and buses

November 5, 2020

Experts checking the Tube and buses for Covid-19 have found no evidence of the virus. Imperial College has been carrying out monthly tests on London transport for coronavirus in the air and in common areas touched by passengers. The testing, done on behalf of TfL, used machines able to draw in 300 litres of air […]

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Tombstone tourist: Why visiting these beautiful cemeteries should be on your bucket list

October 26, 2020

No longer just a hangout for bats, cemeteries have become destinations in their own right for those who want to appreciate their eerie beauty, spirituality and, of course, their peace and quiet. Take a look at some of the most serene cemeteries from around the world and some of the famous faces that rest there. […]

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Can you travel in and out of London as it enters tier 2 lockdown?

October 15, 2020

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed that London will be moved to a tier two lockdown from 00.01am on Saturday. The news comes as London’s coronavirus cases continue to skyrocket, and in some boroughs infection rates topped 100 in 100,000. Joining London in the move to tier two are Barrow-in-Furness, Elmbridge, York, north-east Derbyshire, Erewash […]

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Dad and son fight off wild dogs and tame donkey on 1,700 mile walk ‘just to see granny’

October 1, 2020

An 11-year-old boy spent more than three months trekking 1,700 miles from Sicily to London just so he could give his granny a hug during lockdown. Romeo Cox and dad Phil, 46, fought off vicious wild dogs, tamed a feral donkey and slept under the stars during their epic adventure. The pair set off from […]

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Uber court ruling: can Uber continue in London after court case appeal?

September 28, 2020

Following a four-day hearing at Westminster Magistrates’ Court earlier this month, Uber found out whether they could continue operating in London today.   There was a strong possibility that the popular vehicle hire and taxi ordering app would be prohibited from operating in the capital, one of its largest markets, following TfL’s (Transport for London) […]

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‘Air bridge’ between London and New York is on the cards

August 27, 2020

A potential air corridor between London and New York could allow Brits to travel to the city without having to quarantine when they return. Top-level talks between governments on both sides of the pond are said to be at an early stage. If it gets the go-ahead, the rest of US will remain on the […]

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Unlucky travellers return to UK from France after missing quarantine deadline

August 15, 2020

Sold-out flights, and inflated travel fares meant many Britons missed the chance to return from France before the new 14 day self isolation rule came into force this morning. Some had to leave family members behind as they could only afford a limited number of tickets home. Transport issues within France meant some people missed […]

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Fed up with traffic? You can now get an Uber across the Thames

July 12, 2020

Last summer, Uber launched a new service – boat rides. However, the alternative cab ride was only available in Cambridge, during the August bank holiday. It has also been trialled as an island-hopping experience in Croatia. Now, the boat is back – and it’s bigger than ever. Uber has teamed up with Thames Clippers in […]

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10 hidden gems to explore when you’re ready to rediscover London

June 29, 2020

In order to stay safe and minimise the spread of coronavirus, most people have stuck to their local neighbourhoods over the past few months. But as daily cases continue to drop and restaurants, pubs and other entertainment venues are given the go-ahead to once again open their doors, the capital is awakening. London is a […]

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