Top Egg Hunts for an Eggcellent Easter in London

Yes, it’s that time of the year again when you can be the chocolate gumshoe and follow the Easter bunny to hunt down some of the most scrumptious chocolate treats. Like every year, this time around, there will be more Easter Egg Hunts, bigger, bolder, and better! These egg hunts promise a lot of family fun and of course, chocolate treats too. From museums and gallerias to stately homes and gardens, a cracking choice of Easter egg hunts is going to happen in London this weekend. So are you up for all the fun and frolic? If yes, keep reading as we have covered all the big egg hunts for this year. If you are an overseas traveller visiting London during this time, it would be sensible to stay close to these Easter egg hunts. Londonhotels4u has lots of last minute hotel deals close to Easter egg hunts in London.

Eater Egg Hunts in London 2014

Kew Gardens Egg Hunt

Well this one really promises to be a big hit this year. Take your kids to Kew Gardens on 20th April from 9.30am-1pm and let the fun begin. Kids there can collect tokens from all across the picturesque garden and then receive a yummy egg from the giant Easter bunny. The event is themed around Willy Wonka activities to commemorate and celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Attendants will also get to make their very own Willy Wonka choco bar and learn and devise new recipes in the inventing room. Kids aged under 16 go free while adult tickets cost about £14.50.

Kensington Palace Egg Hunt

Taking place between 18th to 21st April, the Easter Egg Hunt at Kensington Palace is quite intriguing. Kids aged under 11 can follow a trail all around the palace’s manicured garden, crack the codes and hints to ultimately guzzle the sweet and scrumptious chocolate price. But the fun doesn’t end with the egg hunt. There is a lot more other activities too like live performances, storytelling, and bonnet-making. Kids aged under 16 go free and tickets for adults start from £16.50.

Easter at Handel House Museum

This one is for adults. It’s the most relaxing way to spend the Easter while kids can run around, solving clues and looking for eggs. Attendants can enjoy baroque music played by the Handel House musicians and kids who are only thinking of chocolates will have fun being party in the egg trail.  Kids aged under 16 go free while adults will pay £6.50 per person for admission. The event will take place on 20th April from 12pm-6pm.

Easter at Museum of Childhood

Museum of Childhood is set to host a spectacular event this year complete with games, bunnies, and chocolate eggs. And what more kids want for Easter? You’ll get to choose from a range of activities taking place, making it fun for everyone. Join the egg hunt, solve clues, and win fantastic prized, not to mention, the chocolate treats.  Along with hunting eggs, you can get a little crafty and make some treats like egg baskets or paint the eggs. Once crafting is done, kids will get to listen to amazing It’s a long event taking place from 19th April to 21st April 2014.

Bunnies at the London Eye

The Easter Egg Hunt is already on at London Eye! And it will take place until 21st April 2014. Edwin, the bunny needs your help in finding his stolen eggs. Where? London Eye! Ideal for kids aged four to nine, this egg hunt has an all-in-one package. Kids will get to enjoy a ride of London Eye together with the Easter fun and chocolate treats. The event includes private boarding and an activity pack with badge and magnifying glass. Brush up your search skills and get ready for a fund day out. The cost of this package starts from £24.21 per person. 

Egg Hunt at Kensington Roof Gardens

While the kids will be busy hunting eggs in the beautiful Spanish Kensington Roof Gardens, adults can relish cocktails fueled with eggs-tra chcocolate while overlooking views of the city’s skyline. The Easter bunny will keep an eye on the kids so you need not worry. Finish your Eater morning with delicious two-course lunch priced £27 for adults while kids eat for £6 for 2 courses. Make sure to catch all the action on 20th-21st April from 10-12pm.

This Easter, don’t spend the day watching Winnie the Pooh - Springtime with Roo.  Take part in all the fun and egg hunts taking place in the city.

London Marathon 2014: In Pictures

A number of well-known faces joined 36,000 fast runners, including elite athletes, to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon 2014. Following are just a few moments that Londonhotels4u has captured from the lovely day of London marathon:


Runners left no stone unturned to break the world records this Sunday. This fancy dress runner really took the crowd by storm with his fire extinguisher crazy costume.


The sea of colourful runners winding their way along the course in sunny conditions


Nearly 36,000 fun runners participated in 2014’s London Marathon raising a good sum of pounds for charity


And thousands of people took to the streets of London to catch the action


And many even took to balconies and terraces to watch it live


The audience watching and cheering up the runners passing by Palace of Westminster!

London’s Top 10 Mid-Range Hotels to Stay in Budget

Want to taste champagne on a beer budget? No worries, you can book yourself in at one of the city’s mid-ranged hotels. Even though budget or mid-ranged accommodations may not be in the middle-of-the-road in London, they’re most certainly out there. A perfect choice over flea-bitten hostels, mid-ranged hotels bestow luxury touches without charging the expensive rentals. If you’re coming to London and looking for a mid-ranged hotel, then you can browse a list of top 10 accommodations in the capital.

Note
: The prices listed for all the hotels are subjected to change depending upon the availability of rooms. Please contact our support team to know the best suitable deal for you.

Apex City of London Hotel


Apex City of London Hotel offers perfect hospitality service and budget accommodation in the centre of London. Boasts 179 rooms and suites, the hotel is just a quick stroll from Tower Bridge and Tower Hill Tube Station. Complimentary Wi-Fi service, 24-hour room service, and award-winning Addendum restaurant are just a few services to make your stay in central London comfortable.


Prices:
£128.70 to £282.50 per night

Sloane Square Hotel


The best thing about the Sloane Square Hotel – other than the price – is its prime location near the London’s most famous squares. Some of the rooms even overlook the Sloane Square or Holy Trinity Church. While enjoying the hotel stay, you can also walk in a leisurely way through Belgravia to Buckingham Palace and Piccadilly.


Prices:
£210.00 to £275.00 per night

Rydges Kensington Plaza Hotel


Rydges Kensington sets in the heart of fashionable Kensington and is close to city’s popular attractions like Royal Albert Hall and Hyde Park. The hotel is well-known for its beautiful Victorian structure, though the exterior was adorably restored in 2000. Not only this, it also offers a traditional English-style pub and a modern European restaurant.


Prices:
£189.00 to £309.00 per night

Hilton London Tower Bridge


Situated just a few minutes away from London Dungeon and Tower of London, Hilton London Tower Bridge offers single rooms with free internet services, in the heart of London. Every room features a proper seating area, free toiletries, and other en suite facilities. Guests can also enjoy a modern European cuisine at hotel’s renowned restaurant.


Prices:
£128.89 to £250.00 per night

The Montague on the Gardens


Overlooking the quiet gardens of Montague Garden Square, this hotel gives you a tranquil feel even though the British Museum is just a minute away. The hotel is popular for its traditional afternoon tea that is served in an award winning restaurant, Blue Door Bistro. To bring real pleasure to your stay, the hotel offers you 24-hour room service, babysitting/child services, BBQ facilities, and so on.


Prices:
£189.00 to £468.00 per night

The Bloomsbury Hotel London


The Bloomsbury Hotel is located in a prime location; Bloomsbury is the artistic heart of London and where you’ll discover the British Museum and National Gallery. The spacious guest rooms of the hotel offer luxurious residential style living spaces and are outfitted with every facility for the great leisure or business stay.


Prices:
£189.00 to £468.00 per night

The Caesar Hotel London


Sited in the residential area of Queen’s Gardens, The Caesar Hotel is a 4-star hotel offering modern and contemporary facilities.Boasting a very fashionable and chic decor, the hotel has 140 stylish and modern guest bedrooms that are equipped with all the luxury facilities. LCD TV’s, complementary WIFI Internet access, and coffee making facilities are just a few things that you can enjoy during your stay.


Prices:
£109.65 to £242.00 per night

Europa House Apartments


Considering their close proximity to Regent’s Park and Madame Tussaud, these luxury serviced residences come at a comparatively reasonable price. The lodgings are spacious, modish and comfortable, and offer access to city’s best landscaped communal gardens. All these serviced apartments feature wide-screen TVs, video/DVD players, and complementary Wi-Fi internet.


Prices:
£165.00 to £310.00 per night

Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel London


Park Plaza Sherlock Holmes Hotel London is another mid-range option that you can consider for your budget-friendly stay. It consists of two 18th century buildings housing 119 fashionable and spacious rooms. All the rooms have mini-bars, high-quality hairdryers, and work desks. To add extra flair to your staying experience, the hotel boasts AA-Rosette-award-winning Sherlock’s Grill restaurant and Aurora Spa.


Prices:
£159.20 to £239.00 per night

Radisson Edwardian Grafton Hotel


With 330 modern air-conditioned rooms, this 4-star luxury hotel conforms to the Radisson brand, offering a perfect choice of rooms. All rooms feature modern furnishings, designer Italian chairs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel is in close proximity to Warren Street Tube station and a 10-15 minute walk from Great Portland Street. Guests can also enjoy an authentic British cuisine at hotel’s sophisticated Aston Restaurant.


Prices:
£141.00 to £303.00 per night

Book a stay at one of these mid-ranged hotels to enjoy a best comfortable stay in London, within the budget. These hotels are a perfect option, offering you the modern and contemporary facilities to make your vacation a happy one.

London Wine Fair 2014 – The 34th International Wine Exhibition

After a 13-year hiatus, London International Wine Fair is well and truly back to Olympia London. Running yearly since 1981, the show is all about tasting, smelling, discovering, and of course, talking about diverse wines. Strictly trade-only event, London Wine Fairfocuses mainly on the invention of new wines and spirits. This event is mainly catered to restaurateurs, independent wine merchants, speciality stores, general caterers, sommeliers, and hoteliers, to name a few. The organizers of the show claim that it is truly a heaven for people who love wines.

In 2013, over 10,000 exhibitors and visitors attended this event to choose from over 9,000 wines from all nooks of the globe. JK Marketing, Astrum Wine Cellars, Accolade Wines Ltd., and Cachet Wine are some of the popular exhibitors that have attended this event. London Wine Fair gives a great platform to producers and importers of thousands of wines from all over the globe. And if wine plays an essential role in your business, then this fair is a must-visit event for you. Here are some of the details about this wine fair.

Event:
 The London International Wine Fair 2014
Dates:
Monday 2nd to Wednesday 4th June
Ticket Prices:
Free
Time:
To Be Confirmed
Age Restrictions:
N/A
Telephone:
+44 (0) 20 7973 6401


Getting to the Olympia


Olympia, an exhibition centre in West Kensington, first opened its doors on Boxing Day 1886. Since its opening, the venue has been hosting a number of events, conferences, and seminars. If you are planning to attend the London Wine Fair at Olympia, here’s quick information that you must know.


Address:
Olympia,Hammersmith Road, London W14 8UX
Nearest Tube Station
: Kensington (Olympia) Tube Station (2 minutes walk)
Nearby Car Parks:
 Olympia Hilton NCP (2 minutes walk) and Broadwood Terrace NCP (7 minutes walk)


To make the most of the event, we strongly advise visitors to book your stay near the Kensington (Olympia) station.
 

Highlights of the London Wine Fair 2014

  • An opportunity to taste, smell, and choose from over 10,000 wines from all corners of the globe.
  • Meet more than 15,000 wine trade professionals who will attend the event.
  • Number of introducing sections is arranged for smaller importers, while a dedicated section is also available for the trade of ’bulk’ wine.
  • Chance to meet or see the recognized winemakers, brand owners or multiple retail suppliers under one roof.


To get more details on
the London International Wine Fair 2014, you can call upon +44 (0) 20 7973 6401 or visit the official website www.londonwinefair.com.

Beware of Common Tourist Scams in London

Planning a romantic break or family holiday to London city? If so, then you must be excited about searching for your hotel room and comfortable flight. But, what could go wrong with such a well-planned, superb getaway? It might be a travel scam that occurs in quite a few places where the victim has little, if any, recourse. Usually, these events involve losing nothing more than a few pounds or dollars and a bit of self-esteem. But, for some budget-conscious travellers, the experience can draw a dark cloud over an entire holiday. Here are some of the most common travel scams that every traveller should be aware of.

Taxi Scams


There’s no doubt, you’re weary after having a long distance journey, dressed in the inappropriate clothes for the weather, and eager to reach your hotel room. But i
f there’s anything you should keep away from, it’s taxi drivers as they have a reputation the world over for their fraudulent tricks. A dishonest taxi driver can steal your hard earned cash on the trip from the airport to your hotel.

Golden Rule
: If possible, ask your hotel to arrange a taxi for you, rather than getting one from the streets. Just remember not to hire a private cab unless you agree a price upfront.

Restaurant Scams


After enjoying an appetizing meal, it’s alluring to just leave your debit or credit card on the silver plate without inspecting the bill. But, it is good to have a quick check on the calculation, price, and food item(s) ordered. There’re many travellers who have found an error and the attendant has apologized for the extra drink or appetizer that someway found its way onto the tab.


Golden Rule:
Do a little search on the restaurants you want to visit during your journey. Never get into any restaurant just because it’s conveniently located next to your tourist spot.

Street Scams


Be careful, if somebody is offering you a free souvenir. Be it a flower, religious book, or an attracting gift, receiving these ‘free souvenirs’ from visitors will result in a long-standing and often nasty demand for money. Just say politely ‘no thanks’ or ‘I have to go’ when a stranger approached you with worthless gifts.


Golden Rule:
Don’t stop walking when a foreigner comes close to you and offers assistance for an uncertain reason like this.

The Fake Police


As a traveller in a foreign nation, you’re most likely not familiar with the typical uniform of a police officer. Some scam artists take advantage of this and pretend to be police officers to deceive the unaware traveller. These fake police officers are waiting around the crowded popular attractions; they search for a possible victim and ask him to check the wallet. But before you understand it, they’ll be disappeared with your wallet. Underground stations, bus stops, and museums are some of the places where these scams usually happen.


Golden Rule:
The best way is to politely ask the respective officer to show his official ID.

No matter whichever part of the world you’re travelling, these common travel scams can draw a dark cloud over your splendid holiday. Stick to the golden rules that can help you avoid these tricks. If you have any experience to tell about getting ripped off at certain point on your travel, then kindly share it with other readers.

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