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London city map links to old photographs, by street

This is an extraordinarily detailed map with links to old London photographs. Launched last week, the map allows you to trace London’s visual history street by street. It is the result of two full years of digitizing and mapping images from the London Metropolitan Archive and the Guildhall Art Gallery, which together possess the largest collection of London images in the world. you will find directions and the map in this link. London digitized photographs

DeNiro opens a new hotel, this time in Central London.

The 83-room Wellington Hotel has just got planning permission and is set to open in 2019.It will be located across six adjacent buildings and will have a spa, restaurant, private members’ club and retail space. It will be De Niro’s third foray into the hotel business, alongside the Greenwich hotel in Manhattan and the Nobu Hotel in Manila, which didn’t get great reviews.

London Tube now operating 24 hours on weekends
Travel + Leisure reports that London’s Night Tube is operating for 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays, starting last week on the Victoria and Central lines. The service will be extended to the Northern, Jubilee, and Piccadilly lines later this fall, and will allow for those enjoying the area’s nightlife to continue taking the Tube late into the evening. Trains will run every 10 minutes through Central London and will be priced at standard off-peak fares, with cards remaining active until 4:29 a.m. the next day. There will be roughly 100 British transport police officers on board to ensure safe rides, as the London Underground estimates that there will be roughly 200,000 people using the service each weekend once it opens in all of the five lines. This will certainly be a boon to WIT Founder Christina´s niece, who works late nights at a theatre in London.

Paris will enjoy a car free day on September 25

Reminder from our friends at Chocolatine: Paris will enjoy a car-free day on September 25 (from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)! It’s a perfect time to stroll the major boulevards, or rent a bike to see the city sights!

Farewell to the 747?
In a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission, first reported by Aviation Week, Boeing foresees the moment when the single most consequential airplane it ever built will come to the end of its viable life-probably around 2020, which would give the aircraft 50 years in production. For plane geeks, this is a really interesting article about how the 747 came to be, what it meant, and why it is becoming passé. The airplane that changed the world

New Hotel Review Site

Now you can check if a hotel review is actually real! Travel Weekly reports on a new travel website created by Cornell Uni School of Hotel Administration: www.reviewskeptic.com. You insert any online hotel review into the box on the screen, hit test it button and the review will be filtered through Cornell´s diagnostics to determine if it is real or fake. Certain words are color coded to indicate true or false.
Updates in Australia Hotel Systems

Credit Card payments relating to Australian hotels incur a merchant service fee of 1.5% in addition to regular hotel payments. Updates to follow.

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