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Spookiest Places In Britain

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013

By Sophie Hodgkinson   Though it may be an attractive holiday activity, not all of us want to sit on the beach or by the hotel pool. In fact, some enjoy an altogether different experience during their break. So, it's with the free spirited in mind that I have come up with something a little unusual, and for those who could enjoy a spine chilling experience of a real haunted house rather than one at the fun fair, make sure you keep reading. Now that the Ghostbusters, teen vampires and paranormal activity films have prepared us to face any supernatural creature that comes our way, do you think you have the guts to visit some of the most haunted and scariest places in Britain? Of course this won’t be suited to everyone and may not be child friendly, but...

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Thomas Cook Job Cuts

Posted on Friday, March 8, 2013

U.K. travel agent Thomas Cook plans to close down 195 retail travel agencies, which will result in the loss of approximately 2,500 jobs. “It is never easy to make decisions that impact directly on our people, but we also owe it to our customers to shape the business effectively and ensure that when they book their holiday with us, our administrative costs are as low as possible,” said Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser. He went on to say “Even after these changes, we will still have one of the largest retail networks in U.K. travel.” Thomas Cook currently has 15,500 employees and these cuts would mean a 16% reduction in their workforce....

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Wonders of the World – Stonehenge

Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013

If you want to dive into ancient history of England, Stonehenge is certainly a place to start, as without doubt it is Europe's most famous prehistoric monument.   You've seen the pictures… of a "mysterious" circle of upright stones in Southern England on Salisbury Plain, as well as pictures of modern day Druids holding ceremonies as the sun come up during the Summer Solstice, or you may have read accounts of Merlin moving the stones by magic.  Whether it's fact or fiction you've been reading… doesn't it make you want to go?  Most authorities say that it was built in stages starting from about 3000 BC, however research into and about the monument is ongoing and new discoveries, details, and theories are turning up all the time.   Maybe it's because people think it is or was a place...

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Tower Bridge Exhibition

Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013

One of London’s most well-known attractions and a must visit for all tourists is the Tower Bridge Exhibition.  Not only does this landmark play an important role in history, but it provides a great view of the city. In this feature we explore in more detail about the Tower Bridge Exhibition and we would encourage you to read the Tower Bridge feature in conjuction with this one. Sir Horace Jones designed Tower Bridge which was completed in 1894.  Right away, it was determined this bridge would be a source of attraction for those visiting the city.  For the time it was built, the architecture and engineering was pushing construction boundaries to its limit and this has resulted in this magnificent icon.  Above the bridge, are two elevated walkways, which at the time this was unique, in that visitors where...

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Annual Events and Festivals in London

Posted on Monday, February 11, 2013

We all know there is so much to see in London, from the historic such as The Tower of London to the more up to date attractions like the Tate Modern.  There are fantastic museums including the Natural History Museum and there is also some unique Hidden Treasures   In addition to these London attractions you will find lively festivals and other events throughout the year.  If you have flexibility in determining your travel dates, please review a sample list of events below. In January London holds the Ice Sculpture Festival, This annual Festival is FREE and visitors have the chance to see highly talented sculptors from around the world as they compete to be crowned  Champion. Canary Wharf is hosting one of London’s favourite winter events for the fourth year running. Find out more at www.londonicesculptingfestival.co.uk   In February, you can join...

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The Imperial War Museum

Posted on Friday, February 8, 2013

Over the next decade, The Imperial War Museum will be creating new gallery spaces and new ways for you to explore our unique collections. The transformation has already begun with the closure of the museum until July 2013. This is a partial reopening as redevelopment continues through to 2014 – the 100-year anniversary of the start of the First World War. So we at WhichHoliday.tv thought we would give you a quick glimpse into the new look Imperial War Museum. Using the latest historical research and its exceptional collections the Imperial War Museum will open the new world-class First World War Galleries which will offer new stories, new perspectives and new ways of looking at the ‘Great War’. The redesigned atrium will stretch over six floors The Imperial War Museum is on Lambeth Road, and within walking distance of...

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