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Visiting the Switch House at the Tate Modern

Even if you are not a fan of modern art, I recommend that you visit the viewing balcony on the 10th floor of the Tate Modern’s Switch Tower for some great views of the London skyline. The Shard to the right of the photo The City of London skyline including the Walkie Talkie to the […]

Who is David Rudisha, Kenya’s Double Olympic Champion?

Four years after London 2012, David Rudisha has delivered again for Kenya. The 800 meter runner won the East African country’s second gold medal of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with a towering run, clocking a time of 1:42.15. Rudisha...Show More Summary

27,000 London police computers still run Windows XP

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Geek.com

There’s a lot of old stuff in England like Stonehenge, Hadrian’s Wall, and the Tower of London. There are also thousands of police computers that still run Windows XP. Yes, the proud men […]

Take a tour around the Tower of London - CNET

For nearly 1,000 years the Tower of London has overlooked the River Thames. Today it is largely a museum, and a fascinating look back into English history. Here's a full tour.

The Tower of London: Take a look inside - CNET

Overlooking the River Thames, the Tower of London protected the city for nearly 1,000 years. Today it's largely a museum, and a fascinating look into the past.

British Airways Opens the World’s Tallest Moving Observation Tower

3 weeks agoArts : Slate: The Eye

The world’s tallest moving observation tower opened Thursday in the seaside resort town of Brighton, England. The British Airways i360 is designed by Marks Barfield Architects, the team responsible for the London Eye. (The BBC reports...Show More Summary

The architects of the London Eye are about to launch a 'doughnut-pod' with breathtaking views of the seafront

British Airways is launching the world's first vertical cable car, which will offer passengers unprecedented, 360-degree views of the English seafront. The 531-foot-tall British Airways i360 is formed of a tower and transparent, doughnut-shaped glass pod that fits up to 200 passengers at a time. Show More Summary

Kate Middleton Has Her Pick of All These Royal Tiaras

While the Crown Jewels are on display at the Tower of London, some of the most beautiful and blinging royal headwear is very much kept under lock and key. It means that we have to wait for assorted state occasions to catch a rare glimpse...Show More Summary

Leicester ‘warrior’ Morgan signs new deal

last monthSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Towering Leicester City captain Wes Morgan has signed a new contract with the club to June 2019, the Premier League champions said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old played every minute of Leicester’s title-winning campaign and was a key part of their shock success, forming a rock-solid central defensive partnership with Robert Huth. Show More Summary

Rare Footage Gives a Unique Glimpse at London in 1918, Just Some Months Before the End of World War I

A unique glimpse at London in 1918, some months before the end of World War I. The film shows some of the famous sights of the city, from Westminster to St Paul’s Cathedral, from Clepotra’s Needle to the Tower of London where military exercises are being held. Show More Summary

Portraits Of The People Who Live In (And Love) Brutalism

A resident of London's Barbican documents the inhabitants of the iconic project—and their spaces. From outside, the towers of the Barbican Estate looks positively Ballardian. The Barbican is the best-known example of Brutalism in London,...Show More Summary

Americans: 'Our Crown Jewel National Park System Worth $92 BILLION to Us!'

When America declared our independence from the British Crown 240 years ago today, we cut ourselves off from the "dowry" of Crown Jewels protected in the Jewel Vault in the Tower of London. Including the Imperial Crown of State -- adorned...Show More Summary

How Big Ben Originally Got Its Nickname

2 months agoHumor / odd : The Presurfer

image credit Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster in London. The tower is officially known as Elizabeth Tower, renamed to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II in 2012.Previously it was known simply as the Clock Tower. But how did it get its nickname? The Presurfer

PLP Architecture unveils the design for London's first timber tower

Architects are finally recognizing the versatility of wood by building innovative timber-framed structures that offer an alternative to traditional steel and concrete construction. Over the last few decades, the trend of building with timber has expanded to include such challenging buildings as high-rises. Show More Summary

England can be captivating for children

At the Tower of London, the Beefeater tour plays off kids in a fun way — mine were captivated by the medieval knight who demonstrated sword-fighting tactics, nearly killing his squire. First tour the theater to learn about how and why...Show More Summary

World's skinniest tower erected in Brighton, England

The design of the British Airways i360 was hatched by the same duo who created the London Eye. David Marks and Julia Barfield of Marks Barfield Architects, based in London, dreamed up the moving observation tower, and then worked to turn that dream into a real-life addition to the Brighton skyline. Show More Summary

Brexit campaigners take to the water in bizarre flotilla battle

A flotilla of fishing boats backing a Brexit sailed up the River Thames. Around 50 vessels passed under London’s Tower Bridge a week ahead of the EU referendum. A boat supporting the Remain campaign also took part in the standoff. Produced by Claudia Romeo. Original reporting by Barbara Tasch. Join the conversation about this story »

ProcureCon Marketing – Day One at the Leading-Edge Procurement Conference

Categories: The ProcureCon Marketing event at London's Tower Hotel kicked off on a grey June morning, but with a good level of enthusiasm amongst delegates. There were over 100 there at kick off at 8.45am, and it filled up to around the 200 as the morning went on. Show More Summary

Photograph of the week: Tower Bridge, London

London’s Tower Bridge was built in the late nineteenth century and spans the River Thames, connecting Tower Hamlets to the north and Southwark to the south. Designed by Sir Horace Jones, the central span of the bridge can be raised and lowered to allow ships through. Show More Summary

ProcureCon Marketing Conference – a Great Line-up for Next Week’s Event

Categories: We’re only a week away from the ProcureCon Marketing conference at London’s Tower Hotel on June 14th - 16th. It’s amazing really – not too many years ago, such an event could have been held in the back of a black cab, as precious few procurement functions had much real influence over marketing spend. Show More Summary

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