Handy guide to Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge is synonymous with the finer things in London. Here you will find all things luxurious, from restaurants to 5-star hotels to shops selling luxury goods. If you want to sample the finer things in London, here is a handy guide.

How to get here

This part of London is served by numerous London buses. Visitors can also use the Piccadilly line if they want to use the Tube.

Where to stay

There are plenty of luxurious hotels where you can stay. If you are looking for something more affordable, you can do thorough online research to see which options are available. It is highly recommended to book early since there is huge demand due to the high number of visitors.

What to see

There are plenty of streets and squares to explore on your visit. For example, Trevor Square, which is between Hyde park and Brompton Road, has plenty of colourful balconies, doors, and flower boxes. You will also be amazed by the stunningly beautiful houses built in the architectural styles of the 1880s.

Shopping

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A visit to Knightsbridge would not be complete without a shopping tour in its numerous high-end department stores such as Harrods or Harvey Nichols and brands such as Chanel to Dior.

If you are looking for a taste of luxury in London, you could never have been at a better place than here.

The Most Common Rosacea Treatments

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition most common in women aged 30 to 60 years. The main symptom is a red often pimply complexion with a tendency for facial blushing or flushing but it can be accompanied by thread veins (tiny broken blood vessels), rhinophyma (thickening of the skin on the nose) and gritty or dry eyes. Rosacea is often confused for acne but the conditions and treatments are quite different.

The most common rosacea treatments are:

Prescription Medication

Rosacea needs to be diagnosed by a GP or dermatologist and treatment can begin. There is no cure for the condition but medication can ease the symptoms. Treatment is usually long-term although there may be periods when symptoms subside completely.

Oral antibiotics may be prescribed. These include erythromycin, tetracycline, oxytetracycline and doxycycline.

Topical creams are another option and these include metronidazole, azelaic acid and ivermectin.

Please note, thread veins do not respond to medication. Thread veins can be treated with laser therapy but the other rosacea symptoms must be in abeyance.

Over the Counter Preparations

Various lotions and creams are available in pharmacies and supermarkets that will reduce the effect of symptoms but they are not as powerful or effective as prescription medications.

Self Help Measures

A powerful ally is avoiding things that can aggravate rosacea. This includes avoiding sun exposure, topical steroids and rich, greasy skincare, especially oil-based products.

It is good practice for everyone to wear a face sunscreen anytime they are outside (yes, even on cloudy days), but it is even more sensible for anyone with rosacea.

Medical Rosacea Facial

While high street beauty salons and spa facial treatments should be avoided, dermatologists may offer a specific type of rosacea facial that is complementary to other measures.

Anyone who suspects they have rosacea should consult with a GP or dermatologist who can help with a course of treatment.

The History of St John’s Anglican Church – Notting Hill

St John’s Anglican Church Notting Hill, a Victorian Anglican church, was founded by a group of evangelical Christians in 1824; it has been serving its congregation since then.

History of the church – get the facts about this Victorian Anglican church

Designed by architects George Alexander and John Hargrave Stevens, this church was inspired by the Victorian Gothic style.

According to historical reports, the church has served its congregation for over 180 years now. That means it has been standing at this location even before London got its own Parliament buildings! It has seen several generations of Londoners and has been witness to some of the well-known historical events that shaped not only Great Britain but also the entire world.

The Church of St John the Evangelist was renamed to the current name after it was moved to its present location on Elgin Crescent.The church was originally designed as a simple structure; however, but over time has been enlarged and improved upon several times until 1870; this is when it assumed its current form that people can see today.

It covers an area of about three hundred square meters and is built entirely from Portland Stone which gives this historical building a spectacular appearance. Here is a site with more details about this church: https://stjohnsnottinghill.com/

The church has maintained its historical significance to Londoners, and it is now considered one of the city’s most important landmarks. It was built for those passionate about celebrating faith in God, making it an ideal place to visit if you’re trying to find peace amidst all the chaos that surrounds the world daily.

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The history of London’s Soho district

Soho is a well-known area of London with a colourful history and changing fortunes. It went from upper-class patronage to a haunt for those looking for entertainment of a rather downmarket nature. But what was it really like?

The history of Soho started in 1536, when Henry VIII made its farmlands into a royal park and hunting ground. Soohoo was a rallying cry in hunts, so this may be where its name comes from.

Development occurred in the 17th century, with houses for the wealthy. It became a parish soon afterwards, with the establishment of Soho Square (once Soho Fields), and St. Anne’s Church. Soho also attracted an artistic and bohemian element, as well as immigrants, especially Huguenots escaping persecution in France.

New trades, entertainments, and the rise of the West End followed, but so did brothels. Poverty and crime increased, and in Victorian times, cholera struck. The cause was contaminated drinking water, leading to the discovery by Dr John Snow (now a Soho pub name) that cholera was not airborne.

Despite these problems, Soho’s narrow, crowded streets attracted residents like the poet Shelley, composer Franz Liszt and artist John Constable. A century earlier, the Venetian painter Canaletto lived here while producing views of London.

By the 20th century, Soho had its own distinctive character. Its most famous strip club was The Windmill, with its motto “We Never Closed”. It beat censorship by arranging nude figures as tableaux, arguing that it was only obscene if the dancers moved. Regulars included high society members, families and serving soldiers.

Royal Lancaster London, a luxury hotel in the neighbourhood, is launching a special black friday sale for the month of November and also providing VR events spaces where you can host virtual events and live stream them around the world.

Soho has always been important for music, with clubs like the Marquee and Ronnie Scott’s, and Denmark Street’s instrument sellers and music publishers. The film industry, too, was based here. Today, with Chinatown as a neighbour, and Old Compton Street’s gay scene, restaurants and bars populate its streets, but it still has a set of loyal residents.

5 of the best restaurants in Sukhumvit.

 

We have sorted restaurants according to quality, service provided, furniture, hygiene number of services offered among others. Quality has focused on the value of the food you are to eat. Here we are checking whether the food is worth every cent you pay. Next for discussion is the means of service which looks at the personnel who offer the service. Furniture will check on the tables, chairs, and pieces of art. All these angles have enabled us to come up with the following list as the top 5 restaurants in Sukhumvit.

 

The ISAO Restaurant.

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Coming in at first position is the ISAO hotel. The ISAO hotel is suitable for those who are highly into sushi, Japanese or Indian dishes. They also offer vegetarian and gluten-free dishes. ISAO restaurant is known for its excellent services in Bangkok. The hotel has highly trained staff members who are organized. They have a pictorial menu which is easy to use with dishes being served being well presented. The ISAO hotel is suitable for both family, couple and solo dishes.

 

Govinda Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria.

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This Italian based hotel is known for the different pizza dishes served in Bangkok. They are well vast in vegetarian, van and Italian dishes. Govinda is known for the quality service that they produce. The staff is friendly, and the food is worth the price. The menu, on the other hand, is of quality. The restaurant has an upper floor that is cool, and peaceful. The hotel is suitable for couples and is a nice place to take supper.

 

The Siam Brasserie at Lancaster Bangkok

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Featuring at the second runners up position is The Siam Brasserie restaurant which is known to offer Asian and Thai Dishes. Individuals can book reservations to the hotel easily. The restaurant does not only focus on the dishes but also the furniture. Siam Brasserie has a team of stuff that is disciplined and highly skilled. Siam Brasserie is suitable for spouses and is a nice place to romance your partner.

 

The Monsoon.

At the fourth position is Monsoon Bangkok Café. The Monsoon is known as a romantic spot, aside from that this the hotel is well spacious for business meetings and large groups. The Monsoon restaurant serves vegetarian-friendly dishes, European, Asian, local cuisine. Recipes at the hotel are gluon free. They have well attentive and polite staff who deliver. The food is here is delicious and of a reasonable price. Monsoon is a place to chill out no matter what time of the day it is.

 

Det 5.

The Det five features as the last on the list as a family restaurant and a place to relax after an extended day’s work. Det 5 has an open environment which makes it a cool place to relax. They have numerous offers that will save you a tone load of cash. Food at the restaurant is well priced and is of high standards. The team here is warm welcoming, thus bringing in the sense of being at home.

 

Conclusion.

Whether you live in Bangkok or you have visited you the place for a business trip the following restaurants will never disappoint. You will surely turn out as a hero before your friend, partner or family. All the hotels are elegant.

 

Five of West London’s best parks

London is a famous city that prides itself on the green spaces that are well-distributed throughout almost every area. West London is home to various beautiful gardens and parks that are perfect places to spend the sunny afternoon. Visitors can explore the city’s beautiful parks from deer-spotting in Richmond Park to Boating in Hyde Park.

 

From sunbathing and picnics during the summer to the brisk and refreshing walks in winter, there is always a reason why you should visit one of the west London’s parks. Here are the five of west London’s best parks. Here is a site with parks to visit in London: https://www.visitlondon.com/things-to-do/openspace/best-parks-in-london

 

Richmond Park – Visit Royal Park in the City with Family

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The Richmond Park is home to approximately 650 deer, and it is the largest park in London. It features a pastoral landscape of woodlands and hills set amongst the ancient trees with animals, plants and butterflies that provide a peaceful respite to the visitors. Richmond Park offers two golf courses that are near Roehampton and playgrounds at Petersham and Kingston gates. Fishing is also available at the Pen Ponds plus a cycling path and horse-riding tracks. For meals, visitors can choose from K-West Hotel & Spa, Roehampton Café or Pembroke Lodge.

 

Ravenscourt Park – Visitors Get to Enjoy the Sports with the Friends

Complete with Child-friendly café, a basketball court and the lake not to mention the tennis courts, Ravenscourt is a crowning glory of Fulham and the west London Borough of Hammersmith. It is a perfect spot for anyone planning to chill out after taking some hours browsing the kiosks and shops around Hammersmith.

 

Holland Park – Home to a Giant See-Saw

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The Holland Park in Kensington features sports areas, large areas of woodland, wildlife and a cafeteria. With the availability of extensive climbing equipment, zip wire giant see-saw and the tire swing, it is a perfect spot for visitors to enjoy the April sunshine with their families.

 

Queen Mary’s Garden in Regents Park – A must-Visit Queens Park

Named after the death of King George’s wife, Queen Mary’s Garden Park is world-famous. The park is west London’s largest collection of the roses with around 12,000 roses planted and managed within the gardens. Also, there are approximately 85 single variety beds, which include the one for the special Royal Parks rose

 

Trend Park Enfield – Holiday-makers Enjoy the Welcome Escape of Noise and Stress

From the ancient woodlands, lakes and meadows, the park has everything that suits every visitor’s unique needs and requirements. The park is located at the borders of Enfield, and it provides a welcome escape of noise and stress of the big city life.

 

Whether a visitor is into jogging, playing, cycling or they fancy the causal stroll amongst the ancient trees, they will have the chance to engage in their favourite outdoor activities in the vast open spaces with the picturesque surroundings. If visitors are up for adding other activities to their day at the park, they can try horse riding, cycling or golf playing in the open.

If you are exploring London, then on the weekend don’t miss a visit to London’s Camden Market, where you can find street foood and fashion. Nearby you can find the fabulous park of Primrose Hill from which to enjoy a rare view of London.

5 Top International Cuisines You Can Try in London

London is a great place where you can try food from all over the world with people getting more adventurous when it comes to tastes over the years, wanting to create a memorable holiday. Keeping that in mind, here are the five top international cuisines visitors can try in the British Capital.

Good food in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Me!

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Falafel balls with salad

Italian – Enjoy London’s Most Influential International Food with Family

Italian food in London is so common that people sometimes forget that its European roots. Most families in London eat pasta or pizza at least once a week, maybe in the form of the traditional carbonara sauce or traditional spaghetti.

 

Asian – Visitors can Enjoy the Asian Import with Friends

Chinese food has become a national staple in Britain. Nowadays, people in London eat rice with all types of meal, and traditional Chinese flavours are now a big part of cooking in London. Soy, garlic and chilli? Chinese five spice? Sweet and sour? These are all important ingredients for all modern cooks in London.

Other Asian cuisines visitors can try in London include Vietnamese, Taiwanese and Laotian. They will love the variety of earthy umami flavours, punchy spices as well as the fresh, zingy marinades and sauces. Visitors can try the sesame-crusted fish dish with characteristic heat from savoury miso paste, ginger and chilli oil plus fresh vegetables.

 

Indian – Visitors can Have a Real Feast for the Senses

Indian food has had a huge impact on cooking in London that elements of these 2 food cultures have merged into the Anglo-Indian mix of tasty flavours. This includes chicken tikka masala, pseudo-Indian curry and spicy chutneys, designed for western tastes.

 

American – Friends and Family can Get a Taste of American Flavours

America is known to be a melting pot of many cultures and cuisines, and it has put its stamp on certain foods. Slush puppies, corn, salads and cured meats, all come from America. Visitors can enjoy these foods in London and get a taste of American cuisine.

 

Korean – Visitors will Have Some of the World’s Tastiest Dishes

Fermented foods, especially Kimchi (fermented vegetables) are at peak popularity because of the health benefits linked to friendly gut bacteria. However, there is a lot more to delicious Korean food than probiotics and pickling. Families and friends can enjoy a bowlful of oriental, tasty comfort food where their choice of rice and meat are served with spicy gochujang, fresh ginger plus a runny egg on top. This can also be done with fishcakes.

Those who are planning to visit London should try these international foods exploiting the best produce of different regions and countries. There are many restaurants where visitors can find international cuisines in London; for instance, a great Thai restaurant near Hyde park is Nipa Thai, at Royal Lancaster London.