Category Archives: Parks

Universe Superheroes Fireworks at Legoland

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A few weeks ago we published a post in which we talked about one of the best theme parks in England, called Thorpe Park, and located a few miles from London . Today we recommend you to visit another one as captivating as Thor Park. It is called Legoland. As you can guess from the name, Legoland is a theme park that belongs to the famous LEGO toy company and represents reproductions of world famous buildings , such as the Statue of Liberty or the Pantheon in Athens as well as Lego and Duplo animals . Located in Windsor, Legoland opened in 1996 on the former Windsor Safari Park site, an animal theme park that the LEGO Group bought.

But Legoland is not only a theme park for children. The Resort has roller coasters and all kinds of attractions. Moreover, they organize many events throughout the year for children and adults, such as acrobatics or thematic fireworks. This year Windsor fireworks will take place on two consecutive weekends . On 26th and 27th October and the 1st and 2nd November from 18:30 Fireworks will illuminate the sky above Windsor for only 34 pounds per head. If you missed the first weekend you still have a second chance. But hurry up , you must book in advance and there is not much time left!!

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Hyde Park on wheels

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Doesn’t happen to you that when you make a plan it seems that everything is against you to carry it out ? Well, that just happened to us with the desire to make a cycling tour through a park in London. Work , weather , holidays in Spain and an injured knee , insisted on making things difficult. And, not need to hide it, my fear of not being able to take two pedaled without falling down and get any of my bones out of joint , after more than a decade without riding on a bicycle. everithing was against us. Although the idea that my sidekick, María, is more expert than me in these matters. Even last year she used to ride a bike to get to work (when we were working togheter), something that I always admired. 

The idea was to make a bike route using the Barclays Cycle Hire service, that since 2010 allows Londoners who do not have their own bike travel around the city with this transport. This sistem colloquially known as Boris Bikes, after the name of the mayor who implemented them in the city, has about 570 stations and 8000 bikes in central London, in zones 1 and 2

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Escaping from London: Destination, Canterbury

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A few days ago we published a Post talking about our one-day-trip in Oxford. We enjoyed a lot escaping, at least during a few hours, from this stressful city. We needed to repeat the experience before the summer ends so we planned everything and, taking advantage of a sunny day, we left London. Destination: Canterbury.

Canterbury is located in the South East of England, 100 km away from London (if you draw a straight line in the map) or less than two hours by National Express Coach. It belongs to the county of Kent and it is famous because it is the main religious center in the UK and seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual leader of the Church of England (Canterbury is to Anglicans the same that Rome is for Catholics). Its cathedral is impressive. It was an important center of pilgrimage in the Middle Ages (which continues today) and became famous in Geoffrey Chaucer´s play “The Canterbury Tales”.

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Oxford: the perfect getaway

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As you could see, those who follow us on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram last Saturday we made a one day getaway to Oxford. This town is world famous for its impressive and respected university, the oldest in the English-speaking world. Although it is unknown the exact date of foundation, there is evidence of academic activity since the 1096, so it has almost a century of history. A century in which its colleges have seen pass through its corridors to twenty-six prime ministers of the country and such notable personalities as Oscar Wilde, JRR Tolkien or Stephen Hawking.

It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in British culture and get away from the big city, walking through the beautiful gardens and discover the buildings that host the brightest minds in the country.

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Bbq in the park

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To keep the custom (and before the sun disappears until next year) we will devote a few more lines to outdoor activities because we are sure you don´t want to miss this awesome weather (neither do we!!).

In today’s post we will list the best parks and cityscapes, as London has around 1800 parks, gardens and open spaces (or what is the same, 30% of the area) that offer residents and tourists in the capital a perfect balance between urban greatness and nature.

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