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.”
Want to move in London? EazyCity London can’t wait to welcome you!
Welcome Team / Operations Internship at EazyCity London
This is a great opportunity for a motivated person who wants to be part of a dynamic young company which is currently expanding operations in Ireland and the UK!
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)
- Updating company databases ( knowledge of Excel essential)
- 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.
Reduced price shared room accommodation inclusive of utilities is provided for interns in our properties.
Ideally candidates will have a fluency in French/Spanish and English, additional languages would be an advantage.
Please forward an up to date CV and cover letter for consideration to Sergio@eazycity.com.
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.
The Euro 2020 will be held for the first time in 13 different locations and London is one of them! The capital of the UK has been chosen by FIFA as one of the venues for Euro 2020. London will host the semi-finals and the grand final of the tournament!
The venue chosen for the games to take place is the legendary Wembley Stadium. Re-opened in 2007, it has a capacity of 90,000 and is home to the England Football Team. On this field has taken place some finals that will go down in history such as the final of the Champions League in 2011 between FC Barcelona and Manchester United in 2013 or between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern München.
Euro 2020 will mark the 60th anniversary of the European competition and to celebrate the FIFA decided that for the first time in history would take place in different cities over the European continent. Dublin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Glasgow, Bilbao, Amsterdam and Budapest will host the group stages and further matches. The quarterfinals will take place in Munich, Baku, Rome and St. Petersburg.
Now we can only hope!
And if the next attraction of the city of London would be another Bridge? In fact a project by Thomas Heatherwick, often described as the Leonardo Da Vinci of our times, has been launched in order to create a Special Bridge: It would be a Garden Bridge, and would cut with the usual functionality of a bridge. This one would be created in order to “provide a quick and beautiful route… for dreamers a quiet place to linger among trees and grasses to look at the views” according to Joanna Lumley, one of the heads of the project.
Within the next few weeks, the proposal is being considered for planning permission by the committees of the London borough of Lambeth and Westminster city council.
As in all projects, there are critics and all is about money. In fact, the cost of construction which seemed to be by £60m in June 2013, is now estimated to reach the £175m. And even if it was also promised that the public contribution to the project was minimal, some people are sceptic about the huge prices of such project.
Anyway, that project shows that the city want to get more from his reputation of garden area, and could be one of the biggest project of the century.
Buy a house which has the same size as a garage is now possible.
In fact, advertised as a “one-bedroom terraced house”, this house is 188 sq ft of living space including all you need. Although in a small copy.
It is in the fashionable neighbourhood of Barnsbury on Islington’s Upper Street. The estate agent selling the house describes it as "unique" due to its laying out. You would be obliged to climb the kitchen work surface in order to climb the stairs to the bedroom, which is in fact just a Mezzanine. In the Bathroom, you could take a shower while using your toilet.
According to the agent, “It's possibly the smallest house in the world,” but “It's got everything a house would have and the space is cleverly used.”So if you don’t have £275K and you want to rent an accommodation in London, EazyCity will still be there to help you!
3,000 parks, 142 local natural reserves, 36 sites of special scientific interest, 4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 2 National Nature Reserves and 3.8 million in private gardens. All within the limits of the City of London.
Although we normally think of London as a modern industrial city, the capital is also one of the greenest cities in the world. This is confirmed by the endless list of parks and wildlife species that live in London. Thus was born the project in order to have the city recognized as a natural park. The campaign was launched four months ago and has already won the support of 60 organizations in the field of education, conservation and the environment.
By definition, National Parks “are protected areas because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and cultural heritage" and the founder of the project believe that London has all these qualities.
Raven-Ellison is the founder and he believes that London is not just a place to live and work, London is a city to enjoy too. He is optimistic and able to convince the more than 8 million people in London that the project could become a reality within 20 years.
Today, Friday August 29th, is the Emergency Services Day in London.
Families from the city and surrounding areas are invited to spend a free fun day to learn more about the emergency services.
A police helicopter, dog units and a fire engine will all be there to show people how they act in case of emergency.
There will also be different teams from across the Metropolitan police: a riot team, cycle team, historic vehicles, and the teams from the London Fire Brigade and the London Ambulance Service.
The event takes places at Whitchurch Playing Fields, in Stanmore, from 11am to 4pm.
The objective of this day is to give people the chance to find out more about the capital's emergency services and how they serve the people of the borough.
Met Police Helicopter
Met Police Firearms Unit
Met Police Riot Team
Met Police Dogs
Met Police Traffic Unit
Met Police Cycle Team
Historic Met Police Vehicles
London Fire Brigade
Royal Air Force Police & Dog Unit
London Ambulance Service
And much more…
Unfortunately, the weather forecast for this weekend is not favourable for this event.
The celebration, which is the second biggest carnival in the world, will take place on Sunday and Monday. Sunday is children’s day and Monday is adults’ day.
It looks as if the August Bank Holiday weekend will be a wet one as Arctic winds blow in cool weather. The rest of this week looks set to be three or four degrees cooler than is normal for August. Billy Payne, a forecaster with Meteo-Group, said: “The next few days will be showery and cold. Most showers will be in the North and West but some spreading south-eastwards. […] There’s not much to be optimistic about.”
We might see a similar performance to the 2011 Carnival, where dancers and drummers performed in the rain.
Held since 1964, the carnival is the undoubted highlight for much of the West London community, attracting more than one million people every year.