November 23, 2017

Castles, Cakes and Cuppas: The Best Of England

Going on a trip to England is something that a lot of people from Canada and the US want to do. Obviously, this is for many reasons, one of which is the long legacy of history there. As well as the ties many folks from these places have with the heritage of the UK. So if you are thinking of taking a trip to England shortly, read on to find out just … [Read more...]

Step Into: James Bond’s London

We've always wanted to be Bond girls... And one of our correspondents got to do just that, living in James Bond's London for a few days as they celebrate the shadowy figure's 50th anniversary. You can, too. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Local’s Guide to Central London

Most trips to London will (and should) include stops at landmarks like Oxford Street and Spitalfields. So here's an insider's take on where to go after the sightseeing ends, without traveling too far. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Hockey rioter gets conditional sentence, banned from London Drugs

The latest Stanley Cup rioter to be sentenced will have to serve a six-month conditional sentence. Alexander Pennington was originally charged with participating in a riot and break and enter. The 21-year-old pleaded guilty back in June. The break-and-enter charge was stayed. The Burnaby man will now serve six months in the community, as well as … [Read more...]

Details scarce but Mayor calls London trip, “fruitful.”

Vancouver's Mayor says his trip to London during the Olympics was fruitful, but he's not ready to talk about what investment he managed to attract to the host city of the 2010 Games, "There'll be some tangible announcements in the near future. Nothing that we can announce today, but deals are in progress right now." Robertson says the 100-thousand … [Read more...]

Ampersand Hotel (Almost) Open in London

It surprises us to say this, but we're going through a bit of London withdrawal now that the Olympics are over. So we're extra excited that the whimsy chic Ampersand Hotel is about to swing its doors open. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Community centres bring London 2012 spirit to Vancouver

Vancouver community centres are bringing the Olympic spirit from London here. Kerrisdale, Kitsilano, Kensington and Douglas Park are all showing the Games on TV through to the end of the events. Park board commissioner Constance Barnes says part of this is bringing back the spirit from Vancouver 2010. "Community centres are a hub.  They're a … [Read more...]

John Furlong not heading to London for start of Summer Games

The former head of Vancouver's Olympic Organizing Committee says he won't be going to the Summer Games in London when they start next week. John Furlong says not only has he been busy as Executive Chair of the Vancouver Whitecaps, but as Chair of the Own the Podium program, he says money is better spent elsewhere. "We sort of made a decision this … [Read more...]

Skip the Olympics: What (Else) to Do in London

You may think that braving Heathrow this summer is only worth it if you've got a ticket to the Olympics. But we rounded up 10 other reasons to hit London that have nothing to do with gold medals or speed-walking. Fodor's Travel News … [Read more...]

Vancouver to send off London 2012 athletes at Olympic Village

With the London Olympics just over a month away, Vancouver is getting ready to give athletes a big send off at the Olympic Village tomorrow. For swimmer Scott Dickens, returning to Olympic competition for the first time in eight years after missing the cut for Sydney 2008, the send-off ceremony will provide a taste of what's to come. "I’m … [Read more...]