The area around Kings Cross and St. Pancras Stations used to be a rough one. People didn’t generally go too far away from the station.
But by the late 20th Century, the area known as the railway lands had become a series of disused buildings, railway sidings, warehouses and contaminated land.
Things started to change when the Eurostar station was moved to St. Pancras. The landowners decided to redevelop the area starting in 2008. Things have changed and the area is undergoing a serious urban renewal, let by the development of the Pancras Square area and its headline tenant, Google.
All of those new employees need places to eat after work and there’s no shortage of brand new establishments popping up to serve that need, each one trying to be more trendy, hip, elegant yet comfortably casual than the next. As I read it described online, it’s like Silicon Valley, but with more British accents.
If you’re staying in the area, this is great because there’s no shortage of places to go to dinner. Well, if you can get a table, that is.
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Universal Orlando Resort’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter is putting the finishing touches on its newest attraction, a roller coaster called Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure.
Universal has been periodically doling out photos and information about the attraction, which is set to open on June 13, but now they’ve released the best stuff yet – point of view video footage!
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Over the course of several years, I’d convinced myself that American wasn’t that great of an airline to fly on. This isn’t taking the
destruction devaluation of the Advantage frequent flyer program into account; it was just the experience we had when flying with them. Their gate agents tended to range from indifferent to downright surly. Take the flight where the gate agent insisted that Sharon’s bag was too big for the overhead and the other flight where the exact same thing happened again.
All of these experiences led to American placing 5th on our list of best U.S. Airlines only beating out the ultra low cost carriers (and United, which we flat out refuse to fly). Honestly, our experiences on Frontier were better than our flights on American. At least their cabin crews acted like they actually wanted to be there.
I was admittedly trying to avoid flying on American wherever I could, but in some situations, I just couldn’t avoid them due to cost or schedule. Then something happened.
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When Joe and I went to London a month or so ago, our first 90 minutes were spent standing on the queue to get through immigration at Heathrow. We realized it was a necessary evil, but it made us even more appreciative that we had Global Entry, so we wouldn’t have to stand on a similar line when we got home.
Thankfully, the U.K. government just changed that.
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Little (and not-so-little) kids (and lots of grown-up kids, too) have been playing with model train sets since the 1840s, and the hobby only became more popular when electric trains made their debut in the early 20th century. Equally as beloved to its enthusiasts, miniature airports have been keeping their foot in the door of models over the years, as well. And one of the biggest, if not the largest miniature airport in the world is in Germany.
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