Britain as a ground zero spot for Greenwich Mean Time is making moves to be the
best place to be to usher in the Third Millennium. Of course you may be among
the majority of folks who plan on celebrating the millennium at home.
Either way you'll enjoy considering your options amongst these lists and
links of UK oriented events and web sites.
UK Regional Guides
Carnaval has been named a top travel site by Toorista.
Web Links Guides
TRAVEL TIPS & Special Offers
The British Airports system has developed into the best portal system for savvy travelers to save to hundreds of exotic destinations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean.
British Airways Determined to win your business with better service and lower prices. A good pick when prices are similar as BA does offer extra touches to make the trip as pleasant as possible
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Gatwick , GatwickAirport.com/ thirty miles to the south, has two terminals, North and South, connected by a monorail. The non-stop Gatwick Express train runs day and night between the South Terminal and Victoria Station (every 15-30min; 30min) for £9.50. Other options include the Connex South Central service to Victoria (every 30min; 40min) for £8.20, or Thameslink to King's Cross (every 15-30min; 50min) for £9.50. Airbus #5 runs from both terminals to Victoria Coach Station (hourly; 1hr 30min) and costs £8 single, £10 return. A taxi ride into central London will set you back £50 or more, and take at least an hour. GATWICK Hotels
Luton airport (tel
LUTON Hotels Roughly thirty miles north of the city centre, and mostly handles charter flights. Luton Airport Parkway station
is connected by rail to King's Cross and other stations in central
London, with Thameslink running trains every fifteen minutes, plus
one or two throughout the night; the journey takes thirty to forty
minutes; the single fare is £9.50, returns are £16.90. Green Line (tel
0870/6087261) buses run approximately every hour from Luton to Victoria
Station, taking around an hour and a half, and costing £7.50 single, £12
return. A taxi will cost in the region of £70 and take at least an
hour from central London.
Rail & Bus Travel
Remember if you plan to travel much by rail it is wise to purchase a Rail Pass before you arrive in the county.
Rail Timetables Rail Timetables by Rail.co.uk
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Visa || Visa Travel Money || ATM Locator
Electricity its 220Volts 50 HZ so you'll need an adapter... Telephone: Be sure you have your UK access number to access the best rates available through your calling card. The best way to avoid the £10 hotel calls and still enjoy full room convenience...The country code for United Kingdom is 44. London has two area codes, 0171 for inner London and 0181 for outer London. Always dial the area code. When calling from overseas, drop the "0".
Local telephone service by UKTravel.com
Emergency is 999 and like USA it's free Telephone Operator: dial 100 Directory Info: dial 142 for London and 192 anywhere else.
Telephone Codes &Tipping Guidelines from LondonNet
"Unlike in the U.S.A., tipping is not appropriate in most circumstances unless the service was good and you want to show your appreciation. Do not feel pressured."
Tips for Safe ATM Usage by mastercard.com
Myth & Magic
Early Celtic society was similar to that advocated by the Greek philosopher Plato, based on a religious cosmology and democratic idealism. Under a complicated system of land tenure, everyone's rights and obligations were carefully defined. Some of the land was worked in common for the chieftain, the priests, and the needy Much of the tribal business was conducted at annual assemblies. Largely responsible for this order was the Druid priesthood. They had paramount authority over every tribal chief and, since their office was sacred. They managed the higher legal system and the courts of appeal, and their colleges in Britain were famous throughout the Continent. They were compared to the learned priesthoods of antiquity, the Indian Brahmins, the Pythagoreans, and the Chaldean astronomers of Babylon however they were a native religion with holy places and myths related to Britain. They also taught the traditional doctrine of the soul's immortality. They must have professed detailed knowledge of the workings of reincarnation, for one writer said that they allowed debts incurred in one lifetime to be repaid in the next.
Camelot || Camelot the legend || Great Ideas
Besides a look at the myth of Arthur and the knights of the round table find a huge Visitor Site.
Earth Wonder by Britannia.com
Professor Chris Witcombe is an expert in a holistic approach to the study of ancient sites and landscapes.
A monumental series of stone structures built between 3100 B.C. and 1100 B.C. as a cosmic model of the universe and source of enchantment. There are over 40,000 stone monoliths in Northern Europe but there is only one Stonehenge (see Attractions).
The myth of St. Michael killing the dragon is directly related to Carnival for both celebrate the re-animation of earth following life and death in the cycle of life.
A Magic History Tour Today by Britannia.com
Visit the enchanted land of Merlin in Southern England
|Is the 12th century foundation of English liberty and
American common law. The confirming document. Written 82 years later
helped establish these historical links.
Recurrent themes include the high-spirited and boastful character of the Celtic warrior, the convention of the champion's portion at the feast. Many of the traditions and tales of the Celts are imbued with supernatural aspects.Their time in central and western Europe was from the 2nd millennium to the 1st century BC.
Arthurian Resources on the Net
The Arthurian Legend has survived over 1,000 years by adapting to the times. The great number of well established Arthurian academic web sites is a good example of this phenomenon.
1851 World's Fair or Great Exhibition at the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park
The still fast growing phenomenon of Trade Expos & conventions began here.