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The History of London’s Underground

08May

As you walk around London, tube trains are constantly whizzing around under your feet. The London Underground is a convenient and fast transit system that covers most of Greater London. Although 55% of the network is above ground, the system is officially referred to as the London Underground. It is also often called “The Tube” due to the shape of the tunnels. Impressively, it was the first underground railway system of its kind. Before its creation in 1863, the world had never seen an underground railway. To top it off, it was the first system to use electronically operated trains in 1890.

Different private companies built the earlier lines of the London Underground network. They were operated separately and, as a result, difficult to change between. In the year 1933, the London Passenger Transport Board was formed to integrate all the separate lines into one transport system. Going further in 1985, the UK Government made the network into a single entity, London Underground Limited (LUL).

LUL has been owned by Transport for London as a subsidiary since 2003. TfL is a statutory company in charge of most aspects of the London transport system. It is run by a board and commissioner chosen by the Mayor of London. Today, it has 270 stations and around 250 miles of track. It is the longest metro system on Earth and has one of the largest numbers of stations. Over a billion journeys were made in the system in 2007, making the London tube the second busiest metro system in the EU, after the Metropolitan in Paris. One of the most iconic parts of London’s Underground is the “tube map”. It is considered a design classic due to its schematic, non-geographical layout and multi-colored lines.

The London tube map has influenced transport maps all over the globe. Its history continued high level of service and this make London proud. It is a fact that London is considered as one of the most diverse cities in the world. The city is made up of 270 nationalities with more than 250 different languages spoken. There are five airports all with immensely accessible transport links. Once landed, getting around is easy, the underground is very easy to navigate and if you stay away from rush hour, you will easily find seats and find the whole process quite pleasurable. Other modes of transport include the famous London buses or black cabs. Either way you will be able to get about quite easily and if you want to see some attractions, you could always take a trip on an open tour bus.

There are hundreds of hotels or bed and breakfasts to suite any budget. You can stay at anything from a world renowned 5 star hotel such as the Ritz or the Carlton, but there are also plenty of budget friendly accommodation including youth hostels from about £15 a night. If you are planning to visit London, you can be sure that there are plenty of things to do and places to see.

 

 

The Penthouse: The Most Exclusive Escape

08May

With so many high-rise residential options available in London today, it is only right for buyers to be able to have such a broad selection of great London Penthouse properties to choose from on the market. If you are looking for luxurious real estate options within the region, you should definitely look into the amazing high-rise real estate options that await you in London today. When it comes to real estate, it always helps to understand exactly what it is that is being offered to you. By definition, Penthouse London properties are structured that are located on the topmost level of a high-rise building which has been designed so that it is set back from the outer walls of the infrastructure.

Buyers who are interested in penthouse properties in London are quite fortunate as many of today’s high-rise development projects have been designed so that they allow more than one home space to be available within each of these infrastructures while a number of these have also been designed to feature more than one penthouse property per floor. Nevertheless, these real estate options are made so that they provide people with more than just a typical condominium unit as they have often been referred to as spacious in their span. If you are interested in being able to purchase Penthouse London properties, you may find it useful to know that there are certain features which you can expect as you consider your range of options and these are as follows.

  • Better Views– Since London is considered as one of the most beautiful locations in the world, it definitely helps to buy one of the many London Penthouse properties in order to maximize on the breathtaking views that will be easily seen from within the comfort of your own home, especially if you are more inclined to choose options which are situated along prime waterfront locations.
  • More Privacy– Apart from the ability to take in better views of the region, the fact that people can be more secure knowing that they will have more privacy than most of their neighbors can also be an added value for buyers looking for luxury real estate within the region. If privacy is something that you value, these will definitely provide you with that important feature for modern luxury living.
  • Transportation– Crowded cities tend to have excellent public transportation system, which means you have to consider the location of the apartment in relation to where the train or bus stations are. If you have a car, it is also important to consider how far you are from the most important infrastructures such as malls, schools and hospitals.

Needless to say, there are many other features which are distinct to today’s selection of London Penthouse properties which you can learn about by getting in touch with a professional agent who specializes in these luxury real estate options. Penthouses make for excellent homes, whether you are a single professional who made it big or a burgeoning family out in the big city. The key is finding the right property for the right price. If purchasing seems a little out of your league, the option of Serviced Apartments allows for long-let stays.

Why Serviced Apartments are Better than Hotels

08May

A couple of years ago, it would have been unthinkable to lease out apartments which were fully furnished and provided amenities similar if not better than those found at hotels. Hotels were basically the best thing that occurred to travellers everywhere as quite honestly, where else could you have gone back then when looking for the full catered, luxurious service?

The development of Serviced Apartments occurred following the changes in cheap international travel and the preferences of travelers, the short term rentals turn out to be the next best choice to staying at hotels. What is more, they also provided more room and more privacy that hotels couldn’t. They became a hit with business travelers who traveled with their loved ones and the fact that they can cook their own meals rather than ordering room service. They were seen as ideal for corporate stays.

Apart from the obvious benefits in living quarters and amenities, booking them online is particularly easy as you can search according to the number of rooms you want and the area you want to rent in. What is more, the fully equipped kitchen, bedrooms and living rooms all come as one to make you feel you are at your second home. Even the best 5-star hotel rooms could feel uneasy with its formal decoration, but Serviced Apartments will make you feel all the expediency and ease that you have to be capable of relaxing especially after a stressful day of meetings.

You can also find anything perfect for overnight stays to something that could accommodate business personnel from 6 to 9 months. They also make sense for entrepreneurs who travel back and forth. Also they save businesses from needing to rent a function room in hotels to hold conferences and meetings since the room is normally enough to accommodate from 6 to 8 persons at a time.

Another great thing regarding Serviced Apartments is that they come in various kinds which will suit your accommodation needs. Though they all serve similar purpose there are many distinctions that make every one different from the rest. Nevertheless, they all provide 24-hour reception and are normally situated in city centers. They could also range from budget to luxury types and studio type apartments to those with 2 or 3 bedrooms with individual living and dining areas and kitchens.

Another popular kind of Serviced Apartments is corporate housing that is really residential properties upgraded for temporary renting. The rental expenses for these types normally include cleaning services, local taxes, utility charges and rentals for television, phone and internet services for 1 month or more. Some are situated in city centers but most are normally situated outskirts of town only a short distance from city centers. Serviced Apartments get rid of the pressure of organizing business trips and essentially lessen the huge expense incurred during these events. Take benefit of the advantages serviced apartments bring as well as experience what it really feels like to have a comfortable place away from home without spending too much.

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    At Claverley Court Apartments, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site. We want you to know that we never share email lists or your data with other companies for marketing purposes. In this Privacy Policy, we provide information detailing why we collect your personal information and how we use it. We also outline the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

    Access to your personal information
    We do not sell personal details to third parties for any purpose nor will we share your personal data from 25th May 2018 with any other organisations or promoters that have not been named in our privacy policy for their own marketing communications.

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    We may make changes to our privacy policy from time to time. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we will share it with third parties.

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    We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, track shopping basket contents and remember where you are in the order process.
    You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

    The following is strictly necessary in the operation of our website.
    This website will:
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    · Remember where you are in the order process
    · Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure.  You need to be logged in to complete an order.
    The following are not Strictly Necessary, but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).

  • Functional Cookies
    This website will: *Offer Live Chat Support (If available)
    *Track the pages you visits via Google Analytics. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

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    · Allow you to share pages via Add This (if available)
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    This website will not: Share any personal information with third parties.

    Wifi
    We offer free wifi at our properties but do not store or collect data from our clients.

  • Mailing Lists
    As part of the registration process for our newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
    We use MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails
  • Booking Engine
    When you book a room you use our booking engine which is provided by Hotelrez. To process orders successfully hotel rez needs to collect the following data
    This will include:

    personal information about you which we ask you for (e.g. your name, address, and email address) when you make a booking from our website or over the telephone;
    a. financial details in order to process your reservation where a hotel requires pre-payment;
    b. details of transactions you carry out through our website and details of the fulfilment of your orders.
    We may only collect and process personal data collected and/or processed on behalf of a hotel in accordance with that hotel’s instructions. We cannot process it in any other way or for any other purpose.

    You should refer to the hotel’s privacy and data protection policy for details of how they protect, and how they require us to protect, your personal information.
    We are permitted by the hotel:
    · to use your personal information for reserving rooms and/or other services for you at that hotel;
    · to pass on your financial details to the hotel and/or appropriate third party (for example, credit card company) for the purpose of confirming or paying for a reservation (please note any credit card details will not be retained by us);
    · to use your information for marketing purposes (where you agree to this); and
    · to pre-complete forms and other details on our website to make your next visit to our website easier (eg when amending or cancelling a booking).

  • Third Parties
    We do not sell personal details to third parties for any purpose nor will we share your personal data from 25th May 2018 with any other organisations or promoters that have not been named in our privacy policy for their own marketing communications.

 

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  • Who we are

    At Mayfair House, we are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our visitors to our web site. We want you to know that we never share email lists or your data with other companies for marketing purposes. In this Privacy Policy, we provide information detailing why we collect your personal information and how we use it. We also outline the limited conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

    Access to your personal information
    We do not sell personal details to third parties for any purpose nor will we share your personal data from 25th May 2018 with any other organisations or promoters that have not been named in our privacy policy for their own marketing communications.

    Changes to this Privacy Notice
    We may make changes to our privacy policy from time to time. Regularly reviewing this page ensures that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we will share it with third parties.

  • Website Cookies
    Cookies are very small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit some websites.
    We use cookies to help identify your computer so we can tailor your user experience, track shopping basket contents and remember where you are in the order process.
    You can disable any cookies already stored on your computer, but these may stop our website from functioning properly.

    The following is strictly necessary in the operation of our website.
    This website will:
    · Remember what is in your shopping basket
    · Remember where you are in the order process
    · Remember that you are logged in and that your session is secure.  You need to be logged in to complete an order.
    The following are not Strictly Necessary, but are required to provide you with the best user experience and also to tell us which pages you find most interesting (anonymously).

  • Functional Cookies
    This website will: *Offer Live Chat Support (If available)
    *Track the pages you visits via Google Analytics. This information is only processed in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make, and do not allow Google to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our website.

    Targeting Cookies
    This website will: Allow you to share pages with social networks such as Facebook (if available)
    · Allow you to share pages via Add This (if available)
    To view the ‘Add This’ Privacy Policy or to opt out of any online behavioural advertising, please visit Add This and click on the ‘Opt Out’ button.
    This website will not: Share any personal information with third parties.

    Wifi
    We offer free wifi at our properties but do not store or collect data from our clients.

  • Mailing Lists
    As part of the registration process for our newsletter, we collect personal information. We use that information for a couple of reasons: to tell you about stuff you’ve asked us to tell you about; to contact you if we need to obtain or provide additional information; to check our records are right and to check every now and then that you’re happy and satisfied. We don’t rent or trade email lists with other organisations and businesses.
    We use MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails
  • Booking Engine
    When you book a room you use our booking engine which is provided by Hotelrez. To process orders successfully hotel rez needs to collect the following data
    This will include:

    personal information about you which we ask you for (e.g. your name, address, and email address) when you make a booking from our website or over the telephone;
    a. financial details in order to process your reservation where a hotel requires pre-payment;
    b. details of transactions you carry out through our website and details of the fulfilment of your orders.
    We may only collect and process personal data collected and/or processed on behalf of a hotel in accordance with that hotel’s instructions. We cannot process it in any other way or for any other purpose.

    You should refer to the hotel’s privacy and data protection policy for details of how they protect, and how they require us to protect, your personal information.
    We are permitted by the hotel:
    · to use your personal information for reserving rooms and/or other services for you at that hotel;
    · to pass on your financial details to the hotel and/or appropriate third party (for example, credit card company) for the purpose of confirming or paying for a reservation (please note any credit card details will not be retained by us);
    · to use your information for marketing purposes (where you agree to this); and
    · to pre-complete forms and other details on our website to make your next visit to our website easier (eg when amending or cancelling a booking).

  • Third Parties
    We do not sell personal details to third parties for any purpose nor will we share your personal data from 25th May 2018 with any other organisations or promoters that have not been named in our privacy policy for their own marketing communications.

 

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