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Legoland Operator Merlin Puts Blocks In Place For Growth

By Neil Maidment LONDON (Reuters) - Destined to form models of the Burj Khalifa and Tokyo Tower, 90 million toy bricks will be used in new Legoland Parks in Dubai, Japan and Korea by 2017, building blocks in British operator Merlin's expanding empire. Show More Summary

St. Paul’s Cathedral London on Paddington Trail

A walk to St. Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London, followed by a walk to Tower of London, led to an unanticipated quest where we bearly saw London for 24 hours. We had randomly seen four Paddington Bears already during our five days in London. Show More Summary

Weather 'bomb' brings high waves, strong winds and power cuts to northern UK

LONDON — A massive storm that intensified explosively in a process know as "bombogenesis" started to hit northern parts of the UK and Ireland on Wednesday, leaving thousands without power. Towering waves are battering the western-facing...Show More Summary

London: Motel One London Opens With Rates From $150 a Night

3 weeks agoTravel / Hotels : HotelChatter

Over the summer, we first looked at Motel One London Tower Hill, a budget-chic concept from Germany making its way into the British capital with a 258-room hotel on Minories. True to its word, it achieved its planned opening of late 2014, with reservations up and running from this week. Show More Summary

London Street Art Campaign Needs Your Vote Today

4 weeks agoEngland / London : Londonist

Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest will get a lick of paint.

Tower of London poppies targeted by thieves, says artist

Credits: Carl Court/Getty Alt Text: Volunteers begin removing the Tower of London poppies Paul Cummins reveals that thieves tried to break into lorries transporting the ceramic poppies One-Minute Read Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 9:56am Thieves...Show More Summary

The City Of [Copyrighted] Lights: EU Regulations Reportedly Bar Photos Of The Eiffel Tower At Night As Copyright Protected

last monthNews : Jonathan Turley

We have been discussing the ever-expanding copyright and trademarks claims on what seems every object and observation in modern life, including such things as pictures taken of public scenes in London and in New York. Now one of the most iconic public images is being claimed as protected: the Eiffel Tower at night. Under EU […]

The Tower Bridge in London Now Features a Glass Floor on Its High-Level Walkways

last monthOdd : Laughing Squid

photo via Getty Images Visitors to the Tower Bridge in London can now walk on a glass floor suspended 137 feet above the Thames River. The glass floor panels cover a 36-foot by 6-foot section of the bridge’s West Walkway. Visitors can view the Thames, bridge traffic, and if they’re lucky, the opening of the […]

Cole Beasley Photobombs Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones at Tower of London (Pic)

I know what you’re thinking. Why were Roger Goodell and Jerry Jones at a Phish concert? However, that’s not some pot-smoking hippy in the background. (Or at least, it’s not just some pot-smoking hippy.) That’s Dallas Cowboys wide receiver and return specialist Cole Beasley. And this Cole Beasley photobomb is pretty much the best thing […]

Lutfur Rahman: is he the biggest liar in London?

One of the clearest signs someone’s definitively on the ropes is when they start to deny all reality. Lutfur Rahman, the extremist-linked mayor of Tower Hamlets, is in that position now. He has spent the last week claiming that the recent Government audit report into his council has “rejected” allegations of fraud, “was unable to [...]

The poppies of London’s Tower

Gravel sent us the picture above from his friend in London of this “modern art” display in the UK and I guess it’s had a bigger impact than even the artist, Tom Piper, imagined, if we are to believe Stephen Pollard who writes in the UK’s Express; In my near 50 years on the planet […]

Artistry: British Critics Really Hate that Viral Ceramic Poppy Installation

This August, a pair of artists installed hundreds of thousands of red ceramic poppies in the moat of the Tower of London, an imposing 11th-century castle famed for its dungeons. The dramatic work by ceramic artist Paul Cummins and.....

Why one soccer player refuses to wear a poppy on Remembrance Day

last monthNews : BlogPost

In Britain, poppies matter, especially ahead of Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. Exactly 888,246 ceramic red poppies — one for every Commonwealth soldier slain in World War I — were placed by the Tower of London, as discussed here by my colleague Karla Adam. Poppies are almost mandatory fixtures on the lapels of politicians and anyone else in […]

Why one soccer player refuses to wear a poppy on Remembrance Day

last monthNews : BlogPost

In Britain, poppies matter, especially ahead of Remembrance Day on Nov. 11. Exactly 888,246 ceramic red poppies — one for every Commonwealth soldier slain in World War I — were placed by the Tower of London, as discussed here by my colleague Karla Adam. Poppies are almost mandatory fixtures on the lapels of politicians and anyone else in British public life. Read full article >>

On Armistice Day In U.K., A Sea Of Red Poppies Remembers The Fallen

last monthNews : The Two-Way

The first of 888,246 ceramic poppies — one for each soldier from Britain and its colonies who died — was planted Aug. 5 at the Tower of London; the last today. The site has had 4 million visitors.

Thrill Rides: Don't Look Down: London's Tower Bridge Gets Glass Walkway

Photo by Peter Macdiarmid Getty Following in the daring footsteps of the Eiffel Tower, which added a few nice and terrifying glass floors last month, London's Bridge Tower has just unveiled a dizzying glass walkway of its own. Now folks...

UK Marks Armistice Day with Services and Silences for the Fallen

Tributes were paid across Britain today to all the servicemen who have died in conflicts since the First World War. In London, the final ceramic poppy was placed in a giant art installation in the dry moat of the Tower of London, while services were also held at Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and the Cenotaph. Show More Summary

Armistice Day

At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, military cadet Harry Hayes plants the last ceramic poppy at Paul Cummins' and Tom Piper's art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London, marking the end of World War I (CLICK).

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