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Articles tagged “london”


How to improve Heathrow? Tear it down and turn it into a residential district

Adding to the debate over improving Heathrow comes this rather radical proposal to ditch the site and turn the enviable location into better housing for Londoners. No word on where they'll fit the replacement airport, though.


Hotel bookings during London Olympics are off by a third

Summer tourists who may have hit London in previous years are turning to Paris, Barcelona, and other destinations where the spectacle of the games isn't driving up costs or creating headaches.

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Gift to Olympic visitors: Free WiFi at London Tube stations

This will be the latest attempt by London to bring connectivity underground. Now Virgin has all eyes on it to deliver WiFi in stations where previous voice initiatives have failed.


Will ticket sales at the London Olympics turn out to be an embarrassment?

Website failures and a total lack of transparency have Olympic critics asserting that ticket demand for the games is underwhelming at best and at flat-out failure at worst.


UK borders to be manned by receptionists and clerks

The UK government looks to meet the demands of inbound tourism this summer by using lightly trained support staff to man security at major border crossings -- including Heathrow during the Olympics.


London adds gondolas to its stable of public transport options

The new line won't be ready for the Olympics but will likely piggy-back on east London's recent developments to bring a post-games boost to the area.


How London won the Olympics – and got to pick up the $14.5 billion bill

London leaders looked to Barcelona as a model for Olympic success and did whatever they could to get there, from rigging traffic lights for Olympic officials to selling Tony Blair's government on a phony budget.


Tall buildings in London may be outfitted with missiles for Olympics

London authorities look for another line of security at the Olympics by positioning rooftop missile arrays on residential buildings prior to this summer's games.


Britons skipping London during Olympics, Germans and Americans rush in