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Theatre and Hotel deals in London

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blog-picture3When one thinks of London, the thought of theatre and all its connotations pop into mind. Visiting the theatre has been one of the most popular tourist attractions in London for a long time, and with the wide variety, exceptional performances and well-written plots, it is clear why. Along with New York’s Broadway, London theatre has the reputation of being the best in the English speaking world, and usually they do not disappoint.

Theatre and hotel deals in London go hand in hand. One cannot experience the thrills and delights of a theatre show without the need of staying in a hotel nearby. And with all the hustle and bustle of the tube, a central hotel close to Theatreland would be more than convenient as your time can be spent enjoying the English capital rather than pushing your way through it.

Theatre and hotel breaks in London can be enjoyed by everyone. There is such a variety in performances that there is sure to be something in which everybody will fall in love with, even those who believe theatre is not for them. Come and let your mind be swayed, and discover the spectacular shows, acts and costumes.

The great thing about the various theatre and hotel deals in London is that your visit needn’t be restricted to just the show. Why not spend the day sightseeing around some of England’s biggest attractions, such as Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye, before relaxing in the evening in one of the theatres around Leicester Square. Or if you are enjoying a family excursion, aim to see one of the matinee shows of the Wizard of Oz theatre breaks. The combinations of shows and hotels are extensive, definitely something for everyone.

Ensure you get the best theatre and hotel deals in London to allow you a trip you will never forget.

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Theatre Breaks in London Are Amongst the Best Things To Do in London.

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Theatre breaks in London are one of the most popular tourist attractions to experience in the English capital. With so many theatre productions being explored and attempted each year, it is not surprising why theatre breaks in London are so appealing to visitors and Londoners equally.

Of course there is so much more to a trip to London than just relaxing in the audience of a production. London is the home to the Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, the IMAX cinema and the River Thames. Walk down the South Bank and enjoy entertainment in the way of mime artists and living statues, or feed the squirrels in the park by Buckingham Palace. Dine in one of the diverse restaurants, take time out in a traditional English pub, or spot a bargain at Portobello Market. It is difficult to find boredom in this lively English city.

However, time away from the hustle and bustle of the busy tube and crowded walkways is something which should be cherished in London. That is why London theatre breaks are so fantastic. They provide an escape from the crowds for a few fun filled hours. And with so many different theatre productions to choose from, there is sure to be something for everyone.

For families, discover the magic of the Shrek fairytale with a Shrek the Musical theatre break. We all know the film, how Shrek the ogre and his Donkey embark on a mission to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona. This stage production brings the characters to life, adding feel good music and a fun atmosphere.

The ever changing productions mean that theatre breaks in London can be experienced again and again. There is a reason why London theatre breaks are so popular, why not discover the reasons why for yourself?

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The Lido Show Paris

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to enter the veiled world of the Paris cabaret where it all began? Well now you can!

As many agree the Lido Show Paris is one of the greatest spectacles available in the city of lights and crazy nights out, so join the revelry and give in to the delights Paris has to offer. Perfect for one of those special nights out (anniversaries, birthdays, Saturdays…) dinner and a show at the Lido Show Paris has everything you would expect from a club with a reputation matched only by the infamous clubs of Las Vegas which were born from the tradition of Paris cabaret.

To those who have already taken part in a night at the Lido Show Paris the Bluebell girls do not need any kind of introduction, but for the as-yet uninitiated they are the unique troupe of sparkling diamonds adorning the stage every night at the club on the Champs-Élysée. Accompanied by the Lido Boy Dancers both groups know exactly the fine art of entertaining and enchanting an always eager and enthusiastic crowd.

Named after the Lido beach area of Paris by the Italian founders Joseph and Louis Clerico the name came with high-class connotations and a reputation for fun during the 1920s. They had transformed a well-known if outdated club into a revolutionary venue that invented the concept of dinner shows for the 20th century. They successfully invoked the spirit of the stylish era at the Venice Lido with something new and exciting for the post-war era. Inhibitions were broken down and taboos shattered all in the name of good quality entertainment.

In a glittering and exclusive venue on one of the most celebrated and romanticized streets reside the spectacular Bluebell girls and the Lido Boys dancers who do not fail to seduce a different audience night after night in Paris. One glimpse will convince you that this is more than the seedy and sought-after clubs seen on every street in every major European city. The dignified spirit of the 1920s certainly lives on in every aspect of the Lido Show Paris, including the modern lighting, intimate décor and mystifying demeanor of the performers.

There are many packages available for any budget. Combine the night out with dinner or a bottle of champagne, but be sure not to take your focus off the fascinating Bluebell girls.

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Crazy Horse Paris

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The lights go down as eyes look up and a thrilled hush descends on the expectant audience. Slow, seductive music begins and the curtains onstage bristle then part to reveal five women wearing only…I won’t spoil the rest of the show at the Crazy Horse in Paris.

The spectacle has to be seen to be believed and there are no where near enough synonyms for ‘seductive’ to describe what goes on in this clandestine venue beneath the streets of the capital city of the country which gave the world ‘Je t’aime’, a song made up almost entirely of suggestive breathing.

As far away from the traditional images of cabaret as it is possible to get, the innovative use of lighting, staging and minimal costumes for the powerful performers in the Crazy Horse live show results in a show that looks as though a troupe of Bond girls has walked straight off the set of Avatar.

Frilly can-can skirts were thrown out with the last of the vin rouge in this converted wine cellar on Avenue George V, and the bizarre aesthetics of some of the acts require a double-take to make sure you are actually watching something so simple as a woman dancing on stage.

The women of the Crazy Horse are far from mere dancers though, with entrancing and bewitching names such as Zula Zazou, Jade Or, Psykko Tico and Nooka Karamel they entice and seduce the audience with one flick of their meticulously angular wigs. The Crazy Horse live experience is a marvel to behold; think more Cirque du Soleil without the acrobatics than Baz Lurhman’s Moulin Rouge!.

Psychedelic, daring, bizarre and more than a little bit sexually exciting the Crazy Horse show will have you hot under the collar the second the lights go down, without the lurid glances and dingy atmosphere of many of Paris’ lewd establishments in the sleazier parts of town.

The club has confirmed itself as the place to be seen for those in search of a truly avant-garde night with lashings of je ne sais quoi. Enjoy an evening of tasty entertainment with our Crazy Horse trip, which includes two drinks during the show and is a firm favourite with those who like to add a little spice to their nights out in foreign lands.

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The best things to do in Paris

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Things to do in Paris - Eiffel Tower

Things to do in Paris - Eiffel Tower

Based on our customer bookings and customer reviews of the past few months, here is the updated list of the best things to do in Paris, France.

Here you can find all things do to in Paris.

We welcome suggestions for new experiences to add!

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Experiencing the Medieval Banquet in London

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Freshly arrived to the U.K., one of the first opportunities of a night out in London for me was to go to the Medieval Banquet.

I went there with 5 colleagues, and we had the surprise of spending a very nice evening. Indeed, none of us already experimented such a thing to do in London

As we were arriving to this medieval show, two knights and the Queen herself welcomed us and lead us to our table. And that’s only the beginning… continue reading

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Things to do in Edinburgh

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The Homecoming 2009 and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival

This is the year to travel to Scotland!  This year Scotland is hosting its first Homecoming.  The Homecoming is taking place to honor the 250th anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth.  Don’t know you Robert Burns is?  That’s okay because before my trip to Edinburgh I was not aware of who he was either.  Robert Burns is claimed to be the national poet of Scotland.  Still don’t know what he is famous for?  He is most well known for writing ‘Auld Lang Syne,’ the song that is sung to celebrate the end of the year on New Years Eve.  During the Homecoming there are over 200 events taking place to celebrate: Robert Burns, whisky, golf, great Scottish innovations/minds, as well as Scottish ancestry.

Bagpipes being played (Flickr by Tyla'75)

Bagpipes being played (Flickr by Tyla'75)

Edinburgh is also known as a festival hub.  Throughout the year Edinburgh is home to 12 fantastic festivals.  This coming month from August 7- August 31 the Edinburgh Fringe Festival will be taking place.  The Edinburgh Fringe Festival is the largest arts festival in the world!  It will have 2,000 different shows ranging from dance, theater, children’s exhibits, musicals, comedy, and various other genres.  These performances will range from professional acts  all the way down to street performances. continue reading

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Barcelona

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Experience Barcelona

Park Guell (Flickr by MorBCN)

Park Guell (Flickr by MorBCN)

Barcelona is Spain’s second largest city, which explains the city’s wide array of activities to partake in.  When I was a senior in high school I visited Spain with my Art History class.  Looking back, Barcelona was sadly the city where we had the shortest amount of time and I wish I had a couple more days to experience Barcelona.

As of recent, Barcelona has become one of the most visited cities in Spain because of the vast amount of activities to experience.  Whether you enjoy thrilling tours and experiences, the arts, or learning more about a city’s culture then Barcelona has something to offer. continue reading

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Hollywood Movies with isango! – Slumdog Millionaire Experience and Mumbai Sightseeing Tour

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Mumbai Slumdog Millionaire Sightseeing TourShining like glow worms in the darkness of this year’s world recession are heart warming tales of hope and triumph. One of the brightest is perhaps the story of movie Slumdog Millionaire, the low budget Indie with no major stars that stormed the Oscars and carried off no less than eight coveted awards. And as we all now know, this film, which stunned everyone by its unlikely success, is a story of outside chance – the boy from the hovels of Mumbai who routed his enemies and found his lady love by winning a TV quiz show.

And Slumdog Millionaire’s grand slam is likely to have all sorts of knock-on effects. According to industry pundits, Mumbai – the pulsating city where the movie is set – may have a tourist boom this year despite the economic gloom.

If you loved the movie and can make the trip, you must go too. It’s well worth it. With sensations and surprises around every corner, Mumbai provides the kind of full-on experience that makes you feel truly alive. continue reading

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Open Road USA

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A road trip across America always sounds so idyllic; nothing but the open road, endless diners and Jack Kerouac in the back seat. Unfortunately, unless the world’s biggest ball of string is your cup of tea (yes it does exist in Branson Missouri) there isn’t much to do on that eternal roadway. The city stops along the way are the highlights, so plan with care.

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