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Spending a weekend in London

Every now and then people just need to leave their everyday lives behind and experience something new that recharges their batteries. No matter if it is a wellness trip to a spa, a vacation to a foreign country or a weekend spent in a place one has never been to before, getting out once in a while and getting new input is vital for one’s well-being.

A trip to an interesting city that offers many attractions in historical and cultural aspects is often a good idea since there is a multitude of things to do. Sightseeing tours, visits to theatres and museums or shopping tours are just some of the activities one can indulge in.

In order to not spend a lot of money on getting there in the first place, destinations that aren’t a long distance away are good choices. One of the best goals for Dubliners is certainly London, the English capital. Being one of the world’s most famous capitals, it offers everything one may potentially seek. From world-famous sightseeing-spots like Westminster Abbey, Nelson’s column in Trafalgar Square, Big Ben or the Houses of Parliament to Madame Tussaud’s, the National Gallery or the London Eye, there is something for every taste.

Getting around the comfortable way

In order to really make the most out of city trip to London, one should keep in mind that for the duration of the stay, one shouldn’t care about expenses too much. After all, the purpose of the trip is to enjoy oneself, to have a good time and to relax. Therefore, one should treat oneself to things that make one’s stay comfortable and guarantee having a good idea. Two good examples for this are food and transport. Eating healthy and good food isn’t only a pleasure in itself but it also provides one with the energy that is necessary to get around and see as much as possible. In terms of transport one should keep in mind that London is a metropolis that is naturally very crowded. In order to save oneself a lot of trouble and time that would otherwise be lost waiting for the tube or bus, one can make use of the possibility of either renting a car or booking a limousine service such as BlackLane. The latter is especially recommendable since prices are just a little above taxi fares and one spares oneself the trouble of finding one’s way through an unknown city. The drivers are always familiar with the city in question which is especially beneficial in a huge city like London.

This way, one can leave everything to the driver, relax and gain new energy all while comfortably looking out of the window and watching the city-life go by.

 

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Sightseeing Activities

A visit to Ireland is an amazing peek into the past with all the modern amenities and beautiful unspoiled wild country surrounding bustling cities. A short drive or simple bus ride can transport the visitor back through the centuries into a magical world.

The Blarney Stone Sightseeing

A trip to Ireland is not complete unless the visitor has seen Blarney Castle and for the very brave; kissed the Blarney Stone. Kissing the stone requires being held upside down from the castle top, so it is not for the faint of heart.

The Guiness Storehouse – Dublin

The famous Guinness Storehouse in Dublin offers tours and is a must-see for any visitor to Dublin. The visitors see the world’s biggest pint glass to start the self-guided tour off, and wander at will from there. A history of the famous brew is presented as well as a sampling of the famous Guiness brands in the bar.

Living History at Dalkey Castle and Heritage Center

This living theater showing life as the “Medieval Experience” permits the visitor to capture a glimpse of everyday life in those times. The role of a barber in that period was very much different from today’s “hair stylist” and even food preparation is shown in the living theater. This cultural event is only a few minutes walk from Dublin’s public transportation.

The Chester Beatty Library Dublin

Although called a Library the Chester Beatty Library also serves as an art museum offering some of the rare collections of Chester Beatty during his lifetime. Miniature paintings, manuscripts and art treasures from all over the world grace this building. This was named the 2002 European Museum of the year.

This barely scratches the surface of the fascinating adventures awaiting the visitor to Dublin.