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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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.