Uncle Target It wasn't just a tank. It was the prototype, next generation, Main Battle Tank, with a radically new gun. And now it was missing, presumed about to...... more
Uncle Target It wasn't just a tank. It was the prototype, next generation, Main Battle Tank, with a radically new gun. And now it was missing, presumed about to fall into hostile hands. Secretly loaned to the Jordanian army for desert evaluation tests, it has vanished in the confusion of a revolt by an entire armoured brigade. From the bloody evidence of a London hotel siege it is clear that the events are d... Full description
A Literary Guide to London is a terrific book: good fun as well as erudite and informative. As well as addresses, directions (and, where relevant, opening times...... more
A Literary Guide to London is a terrific book: good fun as well as erudite and informative. As well as addresses, directions (and, where relevant, opening times and admission details to sites and museums), there is a wealth of information on London's bookshops and a degree of detail that will be appeal to the committed enthusiast as much as to the more casual reader. It bears both lengthy study and dipping into for facts on favourite authors and areas (the two indexes are arranged to help search in both categories). The scope of the book is enormous. Authors from Chaucer to Nick Hornby are present (the last begrudgingly granted "perhaps one entry too many"--yes, that means one), but as one might expect there is more emphasis on the acknowledged "greats" than on the modern popular writers. Consequently, don't expect the address of Bridget Jones favoured Cafe Rouge--but if you want to add another level to your knowledge of Eliot's The Waste Land or where Sherlock Holmes conducted his investigations, this is the book for you. Under-achieving sites are dismissed with one withering comment that resonates far more deeply than a more extensive comment might. Bloomsbury's Hotel Russell "has a Virginia Woolf Burger Bar and Grill" we are told--need we read more? It is these haughty touches that make this as enjoyable a read in its own right as it is an interesting and informative guide. --Richard Kelly
Advantages: Near the west end Disadvantages: lots, very uncomfortable stay
Oh my goodness me!
I really hate to slate anything or anybody but this really was the worst place I have stayed in for a long time. I am going to start with the positives and work my way down.
This is a review about the hotel itself, rather than a tourist?s guide as I originally a Londoner (now relocated) who likes to use hotels when visiting family and friends. I don?t really do...
...- conditioned (our room was but we had the window open instead).
We really enjoyed our stay at this well positioned hotel which was clean, friendly and welcoming. Go for it. www.london-bloomsbury.holiday-inn.com...
Advantages: Great location on the river Thames Disadvantages: prices on the higher side
...I booked the Tower Hotel in London via www.lastminute.com at a price of £150 for one night room only. This was a discounted price; they normally charge around £100-£120 per standard room a night, but as this was the Olympics prices have been increased and therefore £150 was a discount price.
but bearing in mind the location of right next to tower bridge and it was the Olympics I felt it was fair...