By the end of next year, travellers will be able to make the 306-mile trip to Paris through the Channel Tunnel in just two hours, thanks to a 320kph (200mph) state-of-the-art train.
In fact, the German firm Siemens has sold to Eurostar 10 new e320s trains which are able to run at speeds up to 320kph. That means that travellers between both cities of Paris and London will spend 20minutes less than before in the train. The 2 capitals are now less than 2 hours away!
This year is also the 20th anniversary of the start of Eurostar services since it began in November 1994. That’s why, Eurostar has decided to launch its new trains by the end of 2015.
Originally 2h 50min, the length of travel of London to Paris journey continues to decline and it seems to go further on that way. London-Paris in one hours? Maybe in 20 years!
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Even if you’ve already visited Tower Bridge in London, you’ll also be obliged to take a look to the London’s newest tourist attraction. In fact, the new glass floor in the upper walkways of Tower Bridge was unveiled on Monday, November 10th.
The glass walkway is 11m long and 1.8m wide and enables visitors to have a new perspective on London’s river and to view traffic passing over the bridge.
The walkway, called “the wow project’ while it was still under construction, was evolved in consultation with English Heritage. For the moment, only the west walkway opened on Monday. We will have to wait until December 1st to also see the east walkway.
This is the most significant change to the structure since the opening of its exhibition centre in 1982. Do you dare miss it?
A new London Living Wage rate of £9.15 an hour has been decided by the government. The wage will in fact increase and reach £9.15. That means that it will increase by 35p in order to tackle the problem of the increasing cost of life in the capital.
For the moment, more than 400 companies have signed the voluntary scheme and about 634,000 people employed in London earned less than the new rate in 2013, a report by KPMG estimates.
According to TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady "It is now time for all responsible employers to commit to adopting this standard, which enables workers to earn just enough to be able to live a decent life."
It’s also important to notice that the National minimum Wage in UK is £6,50 an hour for people aged 21 or over which once again demonstrates the different way of life between London and the rest of the UK.
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The Lord Mayor's Show is one of the best-known annual events in London as well as one of the longest-established, dating back to the 16th century. Don’t miss this event!
In 2014 the Lord Mayor's show will take place on Saturday November 8. Originally, it was the occasion for the Lord Mayor to swear an oath of loyalty to King John. The Lord Mayor's Show is now centred on a street parade which in its modern form is a combination of traditional British pageantry and elements of carnival.
Every Year, around half a million people gather to watch the celebrations, which traditionally end with a spectacular fireworks display over the Thames. The starting point will be at Mansion House at 11am. Everybody will be welcomed to attend to this show.
You will find more information on the official website of the event. Keep calm and swear oath to the King (or Queen) J
From now walk in London and find that some of its famous cabin has changed colour will become commonplace. Green and known as "SolarBox" is initiative will allow pedestrians in London recharge several electronic devices.
"The purpose is to rescue these Londoners icons of neglect and vandalism, and do something constructive with them," were the words of Kirsty Kenney, one of the co-founder and creator of this project. Green telephone boxes have solar panels that provide clean power for cameras, phones, tablets ... etc. The costs are covered through advertising installed in the telephone boxes, where up to four different companies advertise. There is a spot reserved for non-profit organizations.
The cabins are locked to prevent misuse and damage every day from midnight to 5:30 am. The busiest telephone box is located in subway exit to Tottenham Court Road, used daily by an average of 80 people.
Are you traveling to London soon? Do not forget to take a picture with the new green telephone box!
Last Week, London was the great winner in Leading Culture Destinations’ awards.
In fact, the capital of UK was named Best City for culture, as Leading Culture Destinations announced the winners of its inaugural annual awards. More than that, London had the honor to see its museum, Tate Modern collecting 3 awards in Digital Experience, Leading culture destination 2014 and for Exhibitions & Programming.
Commenting on London’s selection as the Best City for Culture, Mayor of London Boris Johnson, said: “London is home to some of the best museums and galleries in the world, with an unrivalled range of top-notch art, photography and installations that attract millions of visitors from around the globe.”
In their variety and breadth, the awards aim to reflect the changing landscape of cultural institutions, which has seen them becoming, not only places to see art, but also places to learn, socialize, shop and, sometimes even sleep.Culture is in London, why not move there
London is where most people in the world want to work, ahead of New York and Paris, according to a survey.
200,000 people were surveyed about the place where they most desire to work. 16% want to work in London from 188 countries showed. New York, Paris, Sydney, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin, Toronto, Singapore and Rome made up the rest of the top 10 cities, respectively.
Mike Booker, international director at totaljobs.com, said: “This report cements London’s reputation as a truly global city. Not only does it offer a wealth of job opportunities in a range of industries, but it boasts some of the world’s top cultural attractions, so it’s no surprise that people across the globe want to come and work here.”
However no other cities in UK are in the top 40 most desirable cities for work. According to Booker “If people want to move to the UK, they want to move to London.”
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The suitable candidate will be friendly, outgoing, flexible, a good team player, responsible, well-organised and good with people. The tasks included in this position include:
- Working closely as part of a small team in particular as a support to the Office Manager
- Answering reservation emails (using Microsoft Outlook) and making bookings
- Working under pressure and in a fast-paced environment
- Meeting and greeting new clients in a professional manner
- Preparing accommodation for clients arrival
- Checking new clients into their accommodation
- Carrying out inspections on accommodation and writing reports on same
- Answering the telephone and taking messages
- Taking rent payments (cash handling)
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- Identifying new business opportunities in the market and promoting our services
- Assisting the branch manager and team with the daily duties such as preparing welcome packs for clients, general office administration and other ad hoc duties
- Providing excellent levels of customer care at all times
- Assisting the team in organising events at various intervals during the year
The candidate will be required to work 5 days per week, this will include evening and weekend work. 2 days off per week are provided for all interns.
This is an unpaid internship position starting asap; duration is a minimum 4 month period.
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In September 2015, a new 24-hour Tube service at the week-end will begin. Great news for London travellers!
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson and Transport for London (TfL) had promised to organise this since last November and it will now be possible to use this service during the night. TfL said the launch of the “Night Tube” would coincide with the start of the Rugby World Cup, which is hosted in England between September 18th and October 31st next year.
According to TfL, a 24-hour Tube service is now possible thanks to the improvement and the modernisation of the Underground Network in London.
Mr Johnson said “As well as creating vital new jobs and giving a huge boost to our economy, the Night Tube will help millions of people to get around our city more easily and quickly. The evolution of the Night Tube will without doubt make London an even better place to live, work, visit and invest.”
Please find more information on the new service on the Official Website of TfL.