Events in London Week 21-May-2018 till 27-May-2018

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Monday 21 – Saturday 26 May

  •              Temporary taxi rank will be located in its usual place along Chelsea Embankment and feeds to the Bullring
  •              Please note that there are carriageway works along Chelsea Embankment, which has narrowed the carriageway to one lane in each direction. There is no right turn in to the Bullring from Chelsea Embankment


Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park music concert – Tuesday 22 and Friday 25 May – Which will be marshalled

  •              From 18:00 to 22:30 on each day, the Olympic Stadium will host a Rolling Stones concert with capacity crowds of 70,000 expected. There will be local road closures and it is anticipated there will be heavier than usual traffic and pedestrian numbers in the area on both days


International cricket, Lord’s – Thursday 24 to Monday 28 May

  •              Lord’s Cricket Ground will host the first of two Test Matches between England and Pakistan from 11:00 to 18:30 each day. The capacity of the ground is 28,000 each day


Comic Con, ExCel – Friday 25 to Sunday 27 May

  •              Anticipated to attract over 25,000 people on Friday, 65,000 on the Saturday and 50,000 on the Sunday. The show hours are 10:00 to 19:00 on Friday, 09:00 to 19:00 on Saturday and 09:00 to 17:00 on Sunday
  •              There are no road closures for this event
  •              Additional DLR services will operate between West Ham and Prince Regent but will not be advertised. Trains will not serve Custom House eastbound between 07:00 and 19:00. Prince Regent will have queue management in place for egress each day
  •              Canning Town is also expected to be busy all day with a large interchange between the Jubilee line and DLR


Major Generals Review (Trooping the Colour) – Saturday 26 May

  •              Annual ceremonial event held on Horse Guards Parade between 10:00 and 13:00. To facilitate the event, Constitution Hill, Spur Road, The Mall, Admiralty Arch, Marlborough Road, Birdcage Walk and Great George Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from 06:00 to enable the installation of security measures. At 09:10 and 13:00 there will also be short closures on Buckingham Palace Road northbound at the junction of Bressenden Place, Buckingham Gate, and Palace Street


Premiership Rugby final, Twickenham – Saturday 26 May

  •              Twickenham Stadium will host the Aviva Premiership Rugby final match. Kick-off is at 15:00 with up to 82,000 expected to attend. Pedestrian numbers and traffic levels in the Twickenham area should increase before and after the matches
  •              Roads likely to be affected are the A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham Station and around the stadium itself. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed before and after the game to assist with crowd movements; diversions will be in place in the Twickenham area


Steel Yard Festival, Finsbury Park – Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May

  •              Up to 15,000 expected to attend this annual event each day. Gates open from 11:00 both days with the event planned to end at 22:30 on Saturday and 22:00 on Sunday
  •              To facilitate the egress from the event, Stroud Green Road will be closed to vehicles between 21:30 and 23:00 on the Saturday and between 21:00 and 22:30 on the Sunday
  •              Finsbury Park Station taxi rank is not affected by this event


Victoria Park events – Friday 25 May to Sunday 3 June – Which will be marshalled

  •              All Points East music events will be held at Victoria Park. A marshalled taxi rank and PHV pick up area will be in operation at Royal Gate West (Victoria Park). Access is via Gore Rd (from Victoria Park Rd). Grove Rd & part of Old Ford Rd are closed as part of the event road closure. Suburban drivers licenced for Newham and/or Hackney extension can use the taxi rank
  •              To facilitate crowds at egress, from 21:00 (Friday and Saturday) and 20:30 (Sunday) Grove Road will close between Victoria Park Road and Roman Road, and Old Ford Road will close between St Stephen’s Road and Bonner Street. From 21:00 the Grove Road / Roman Road junction will be under manual control. Traffic and transport in the area may experience delays


We Are Festival (Damyns Hall Aerodrome), Upminster – Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 May – Which will be marshalled

  •              Up to 5,000 people are expected to arrive at this annual event on the Friday and remain in a campsite. On Saturday, up to 35,000 people are expected to attend and up to 30,000 are expected on Sunday. Local traffic management measures will be in place. A dedicated, free shuttle-bus service will operate between Upminster Tube station and the event site


Championship playoff final, Wembley – Saturday 26 May

  •              Gates open at 15:30 and kick-off is at 17:00. With up to 75,000 expected to attend, there should be higher than usual numbers of pedestrians in the Wembley area, together with increased traffic levels before and after the match
  •              Roads likely to be affected include the A406, the Harrow Road, Wembley High Road and roads surrounding the stadium


Vitality Westminster Mile – Sunday 27 May

  •              Starting at 09:30, up to 8,000 people will participate in this annual event. Starting in The Mall, the route is in St James’s Park, and uses Horse Guards Road, Birdcage Walk and Spur Road, where it finishes outside Buckingham Palace. The last race starts at 15:00
  •              Road closures will remain in place post-event in preparation for the following day’s event. Local traffic and pedestrian levels in the area are likely to increase


International rugby, Twickenham – Sunday 27 May

  •              Twickenham Stadium will host the England v Barbarians rugby match. Kick-off is at 15:00 with up to 60,000 expected to attend. Supporting matches will kick-off at 10:00, 12:00 and 17:15. Pedestrian numbers and traffic levels in the Twickenham area should increase both before and after the matches
  •              Roads likely to be affected are the A316 Chertsey Road, all roads leading to Twickenham Station and around the stadium itself. London Road, Whitton Road and Rugby Road will be closed both before and after the game to assist with crowd movements; diversions will be implemented in the Twickenham area


Gala Festival, Peckham – Sunday 27 and Monday 28 May – marshalled on Sunday only

  •              This annual free-to-attend music, culture and arts festival has moved from Brockwell Park to Peckham Rye Park this year. Open to ticket holders from 11:00 to 22:00, there is a capacity of 10,000. No road closures are planned but local traffic and pedestrian levels are likely to increase
  •              There will be a marshaled taxi and PHV holding area within Peckham Rye Park. The entrance to the holding area will be where Strakers Road meets Peckham Rye
  •              Monday 28 May 2018 event is family-orientated with only 3,000 expected


League One playoff final, Wembley – Sunday 27 May

  •              Gates open at 13:30 and kick-off is at 15:00. With up to 50,000 expected to attend, higher than usual numbers of pedestrians should be in the area, together with increased traffic levels before and after the match
  •              Roads likely to be affected include the A406, the Harrow Road, Wembley High Road and roads surrounding the stadium


Vitality London 10,000 – Monday 28 May

  •              The annual Vitality London 10,000, with up to 16,500 runners expected to participate, will start and finish in St James’s Park. Green Park will be used as the runner’s assembly area. The first race starts at 09:55 and the final runner is anticipated to have finished by 13:30
  •              The route is as follows: The Mall, Trafalgar Square, Strand, Aldwych, Fleet Street, Chancery Lane, Holborn, Holborn Viaduct, Newgate Street, King Edward Street, Angel Street, St Martins Le Grand, Cheapside, King Street, Gresham Street, Lothbury, Bartholomew Lane, Threadneedle Street, Queen Victoria Street, Cannon Street, New Change, Newgate Street, Holborn Viaduct, New Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, Strand, Trafalgar Square, Whitehall, Parliament Square, Great George Street, Birdcage Walk and Spur Road to finish. The Royal Parks roads (Constitution Hill, Link Road, Spur Road, Birdcage Walk, The Mall, Horse Guards Road and Marlborough Road) will have remained closed from the previous day. Further closures along the route and on adjacent roads will be implemented from 08:00 with the exception of Waterloo Bridge, Aldwych and Kingsway which close at 09:30. All roads are anticipated to be fully reopened by 14:00 with the exception of roads within St. James’s Park which will reopen at 22:00
  •              The taxi ranks below will be suspended between the hours of 07:00 – 14:00:

○             Aldwych rest rank

○             Aldwych (Waldorf Hotel)

○             Aldwych (ME Hotel)

○             Aldwych (Number One Hotel)

○             Strand (St. Clement Danes Church)

○             Strand (opposite Australia House)

○             Strand (feeder rank to Charing Cross Station)


O2 Arena

  •              Saturday 26 May between 18:30 and 22:30 for Afrorepublik featuring Whizkid (capacity 15,000)
  •              Thursday 31 May between 18:30 and 22:30 for Bryan Adams (capacity 15,000)


Wembley Arena

  •              Wednesday 30 May between 18:30 and 22:30 for Bryan Adams (capacity 5,000)
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Creative Advice To Use When You Travel Away

Before you set off on a trip outside of the country, purchase an electrical adapter or voltage converter from a discount electronics store. If you purchase one at the airport or from a shop near your hotel, you are more than likely going to pay three or four times the normal price.

If you have taken a flight and your checked luggage has not made it to your destination, do not panic. Simply head to the nearest airport official and ask where you should report lost luggage. With your flight information in hand, you will fill out the required paperwork for reporting the loss. Most of the time you will find that your luggage turns up and is given to you as soon as they find it.

If you are traveling and wear glasses, remember to take an extra pair with you in your luggage. This way you will have a spare, should your main pair be accidentally damaged or lost. Do not pack your extra glasses in your carry on luggage in case it gets stolen.

Get adequate exercise before a long trip. This will not only help you to work out pre-flight jitters, it will also warm up your muscles to help you avoid cramps during a long flight. Not to mention the effects sitting for long time can have on your body. If a workout is out of the question, then at least do a little stretching before you board.

When traveling, it is vital that you have all the required visas to pass from country to country. Getting a visa doesn’t mean that you can just enter a country as there are various visas; it is important to do your research. Consult with a travel agent, or make inquiries through the embassy websites of the countries you will be traveling to.

The newsletters of major airlines are great sources for travel deals. They contain discounts not found elsewhere, including last-minute fare reductions. The savings you get from these newsletters make the extra email worth it.

It is important to be sure that your dog is prepared for any situation that may arise and has been properly trained before they are taken on vacation with you. A dog needs to be leashed at all times, and trained to respond to voice commands. When traveling, you can assure the safety of your pet by being in control of his activities at all times.

Provide yourself with what you need to be comfortable on a flight rather than counting on the services of your airline. Bringing a blanket, pillow and headphones with you is a good idea. Also think about bringing snacks in order to guarantee yourself that you’ll have something you like to eat.

Bring clothespins on your next trip. Clothespins are not a typical travel item for many people, but should be reconsidered given their usefulness and versatility.

A hotel is your home away from home while traveling; it is important, however, to remember that you are not alone while staying there. When staying at a hotel, be courteous to your neighbors and take care not to slam doors or be overly loud. Whatever time of the day it is, someone may be sleeping or dealing with a bad case of jet lag. Don’t feel you need to tip-toe around, but try to keep noise to a reasonable level.

You don’t save much space using travel size toiletries and when you run out, the local stores often charge more for products that you need to replace. Fold your clothes with a more efficient technique when you are packing them. This can free up some space for other things you will need.

Leave all unnecessary valuables at home. Having valuable items with you on a trip is just asking to have them lost or stolen.

If the hotel you want to stay in is fully booked, you can ask if they have a room which is out of service but still livable. When a room has problems that need to be fixed, the hotel will take it off of their room rotation. They are usually minor issues like painting or aesthetic problems that the hotel would prefer not be seen by guests.

Traveling is quite a popular pastime that most people will participate in at some point in their lives. By learning all there is to know about traveling, you will get yourself ready for whatever you may encounter during your travel experiences. Heed the advice in this article and you will reap the great rewards of traveling.

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Create Lasting Memories On Your Next Trip With These Tips

Be sure to provide any children traveling with you with id of their own. Be sure your children carry change in case they need to make a phone call from a pay phone. Each parents should have a paper with each child’s photograph, height and weight, and any other identifying information like moles or scars.

Force yourself to stay awake at least until early evening in order to acclimate better after you change time zones. Even if you feel like you must go to sleep, avoid going to bed too early when you travel across time zones. If you do, you may prolong your jet lag as your body will not have adjusted to the new time. Do your best to adjust to the new time as quickly as you can, so your jet lag will fade and you can enjoy your vacation.

Prior to booking your hotel you should read reviews of the different resorts or hotels you are considering. By looking for feedback from people who have used the same business, you can avoid booking a stay somewhere that is likely to leave you unhappy.

Using these cables allows you to hook a computer up to the hotel room’s TV. This lets you circumvent the expenses hotel movie system and use any internet-connected services you might have on your laptop.

When traveling by airplane, it is important that you think ahead. The trip to the airport requires that you give ample time to deal with traffic, rush hour conditions and other unexpected delays. You should have your suitcase packed the day before you leave, so on the day of your trip you are totally ready to go. It is crucial to have everything planned out in advance. With good preparation, you are sure to make your flight and not have to worry about missing it.

A hotel is your home away from home while traveling; it is important, however, to remember that you are not alone while staying there. During your stay at hotels try to not slam doors or engage in loud conversations. Even during daytime, some people may be taking a nap. You can enjoy your hotel stay without disturbing the comfort and enjoyment of others.

Don’t let your cruise be the first place you realize that you get seasick. This will almost certainly ruin your cruise trip. You could end up staying in bed recovering for days, missing out on your adventure. To avoid even the chance of getting ill, purchase motion sickness medicine prior to your trip and pack it in your bags.

The price per unit for these conveniently sized products is disproportionate compared to the amount of space that you save. Instead, try different, space efficient folding techniques for packing clothes. Following these tips can help you find even more room in your bags.

Educate your family by traveling. With reasonable preparations and precautions, there’s nothing to fear from the developing world. Traveling to very different cultures will show your children what the rest of the world looks like. This is a wonderful way to create an understanding of the rest of the world and to build tolerance of others.

If you are traveling for an extended amount of time, make a point to get up and stretch your legs at least once per hour. Being in a sitting position for a long time can do harm to your muscles and even cause blood clots.

Take a minimum of valuable items with you when you travel. If you decide to bring valuables, you could lose them, or they could even be stolen.

By utilizing these tips and traveling smart, many annoyances can be smoothed from you journey. You will be much happier at your destination when you realize that you saved a lot of money without losing the enjoyment.

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