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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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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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Who said there are not swimming pools in London?

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The real summer is finally here!! Is it too hot and you need to cool off? Do you like the beach or you prefer the swimming pool? If you like the swimming pool, London is the perfect city for you!! Britain´s capital has got many of public swimming pools and lidos around the city. Don´t miss them!

Grab some beer and Doritos and chill out with your friends!! But hurry up, you know the summer in London doesn´t last very long…

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The Rolling Stones, back to Hyde Park

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44 years and one day after their legendary concert in Hyde Park, the Rolling Stones returned last Saturday to the iconic London’s park.  Despite their wrinkles, and their age  (all members are in their seventies) Their Satanic Majesties carried out an energetic two-hours gig. Their offered high doses of rock & roll to the tens of thousands fans who would not miss the show.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards Ron Wood and Charlie Watts were welcomed by over 65,000 people. Actually, that was just the number of thickets the organization put up for sale. No need to say that they were sold out quickly, even the ticket prices were as high as the fame enjoyed by this British band. More than 100 pounds the cheapest ticket for the concert!! 

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