lunes, 18 de mayo de 2009

Camping in London

London Camping and Caravan Parks

The freedom of movement that a caravan can give is often hampered by a lack of local knowledge: where to stop is often a tricky question.

If you're looking for a camping site or caravan park in your local borough of London, you've come to the right place. There are 5 suitable sites within the orbital M25 motorway. And if Central London is your target, you can complete your journey from all of them by public transport.

Some campsites

A review of a campsite visitor (Lee Valley Campsite)

Great for city sightseeing

First the best thing about this place is it's so close to transport and london. It takes around 20 mins from leaving your caravan to being in the middle of London. The bus top is just outside the parks gates and the office provides day transport passes. With them you can go on any train, bus or tube all day for about a fiver each. Brilliant! You would never have imagined this place was so close to london because of all the green space. And its next to the lee valley sports place so you might see some famous sports people there.

The only bad thing about this place is that it can get a bit crowded when

its at full capacity. And when we went the whole of the French scout group was practicaly there and they were a bit noisy.

Overall its a freat place and we are booking another trip to london with them in the future.

James Richardson, South Manchester, England


When I think of the English, I think of .........

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"Beer, honesty, Bulldog-type, Royal Family, Cricket, the Weather"
- Dickie Bird (Famous English cricket umpire)


"Long shadows on county cricket grounds, warm beer, invincible green suburbs, dog lovers and old maids bicycling through the morning mist"
- John Major (Ex Prime Minister )

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cream teas, Big Ben, Shakespeare, pubs, beefeaters

"I think that English people are quite reserved. I had to laugh when I went by tube and saw everyone sitting and reading their newspapers."

Double Decker bus

"Gardening, warm beer, stiff upper lip, double-decker buses, Morris dancing "

"Saying the words 'splendid' and 'terribly' and old fashioned words/phrases like 'cheerio', 'spiffing' etc, '' (We don't say these words!)

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Morris Dancing, Royal family, Union Jack, God Save the Queen, Battle of Britain, Trooping the Colour'

"A lot of folks overseas think that the English are crazy about dogs and love them more than their kids!"

"The English eat a big breakfast in the morning with bacon, eggs, baked beans…”


"England is a land of beer, football and bad weather."
(Contrary to popular belief, it DOES NOT rain every day in England! :)

"My in-laws are from the Middle East - they think that we boil all our food. If the truth be told I would rather eat curry than boiled cabbage!"
Beckham "I'm working in a school in Catalonia and they all think that it rains 24/7 in England, and that we eat bad food which is ironic because the food over here is terrible!! Oh, and they all think that we must know David Beckham because we are English!"

"Patriotic people, some think we are snobs but we are just proud of our country and Queen. We are very polite and patient although as in any country, there are the bad eggs. But on the whole we are a very pleasant nation."
Tom Eccles aged 13.

"People think the English are no good at learning foreign languages and have the attitude that if they yell loud enough in English the "foreigners" will evertually understand them... "

What are the first three things which come into your mind when you hear the words 'England' or 'the English? Follow this link to tell us

Have a look at a British Pub

Riding an Old Double Decker Bus

Want to experience a ride on the famous double decker London Bus?
Have a look at this video and you too can be a passenger!!!

10 things you need to know about London

Listen carefully and be ready to summarise the 10 most interesting clues in order to discover London

London Cab

Taxicabs are regulated throughout the United Kingdom, but the regulation of taxicabs in London is especially rigorous both with regard to mechanical integrity and driver knowledge. An official report observed that: "Little however is known about the regulation by anyone outside the trade. The Public Carriage Office, who regulate and license taxis and private hire (commonly known as minicabs) was transferred from the Metropolitan Police to become part of Transport for London in 2000

If you want to use a traditional London cab, have a look at the following links

mapping london in a day

Check every London corner in your map in this amazing presentation