We offer excellent transport links, with direct links to the iconic sights of London:The London Eye, Buckingham Palace, St Pauls Cathedral are all easily accessible from Ealing Broadway tube a 2 minute walk from The Caspian. Ideal location with excellent transport links to Wembley and Twickenham Stadiums.
The International Dolls House Museum
The museum is located next to the hotel. This is a unique exhibition with over 300 dolls and other interesting miniature items from around the world. A short 15 minutes tour will take your breath away. Old or young there is certainly something for everyone at the museum!
A prominent feature of the collection is the wide range of ethnic dolls illustrating the costumes of many countries and cultures. Add to this a collection of baby dolls and dolls houses, dolls crockery and furniture. Visitors can be sure of a wonderful time.
The museum was founded by the local resident Nousha Pakpor Samari, BEM, who has devoted time and effort keeping this remarkable collection open for the community to enjoy.
Opening hours:Saturday 10 AM-3 PM
Madame Tussaud, a friend of Louis XVI's sister, arrived in England in 1802 fleeing from the French revolution. She brought with her a collection of death masks of guillotined aristocrats. First opened in The Strand, Madame Tussauds waxwork exhibition was later moved to Marylebone Road. Madame Tussauds continued to grow as its creator added to her collection models of English murderers and body snatchers. Today you will find models of well-known sports personalities, musicians and film stars, statesmen from around the world, and even the Royal Family. Have fun in the new Superstars and Legends section by searching for your personal hero or heroine, or find your favourite film star and tell them you are their greatest fan.
Clapham Junction is a railway station located in Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is situated on St. John's Hill in the south west of Battersea and in an area now commonly known as Clapham Junction;a reflection of the influence the station has upon its locality. All services to Waterloo (except Eurostar services to the continent) and many services to Victoria stations pass through the junction;these include South West Trains, Gatwick Express and Southern services. Services from Clapham Junction also head north along the West London Line, through West Brompton and Kensington (Olympia), on to Willesden Junction and Watford Junction - services (to Willesden Junction) are operated by Silverlink.
Loftus Road has a compact feel, as the ground is totally enclosed, with supporters being close to the pitch. An unusual aspect is that all four stands are roughly the same height, their roofs meet at all four corners with no gaps. The South Africa Road Stand on one side of the ground, has a larger upper tier, compared to the lower tier, with a row of executive boxes running across the middle. There are a couple of supporting pillars in this stand. The other side, the Ellerslie Road Stand, is single tiered, with a television gantry suspended below its roof. Both ends are similar looking two tiered stands.
The Coombe Wood Golf Club covers 67 acres of the historic Coombe Estate. Its first Captain was A.J. Balfour in 1904 - the then Prime Minister. Its course is famed for seven challenging Par 3s complemented by tree lined Par 4s with blind tee shots and heavily bunkered greens. The course was extended in 1922 to 18 holes with a par of 66 under the Club Captain Field Marshal Earl Haig. The current members club was founded in 1936 and with a 14 year lease from the landowners. In 1994 after a succession of lease extensions the Club purchased a new 125 year lease from Kingston Council thus securing the Club for generations of members to come. Whatever your standard of golf you will always receive a warm greeting at Coombe Wood. The friendliest members club in Surrey welcomes societies, visitors and has room for a few new members in 2005. Look for details of the 2005 trial membership offer!
The University of Westminster is a recognised centre of excellence in teaching and learning. The institution has world class reputation which has been earned over a period of 170 years. The University,s reputation has been built on exceptional academic quality, outstanding teaching staff, world class research facilities, central London locations and strong links with industry.
Heathrow Airport provides a wide range of facilities including those for business, children and the disabled. In addition, a full range of 1st class airport services are offered. Public transportation to and from the airport is reliable and frequent with a choice of trains, coaches, Heathrow express, taxis and car hire. Those wishing to drive to the airport will find it easily accessible and well sign posted from the access roads. The airport offers a range of valet, short and long stay parking as well as petrol stations. London Heathrow Airport handles roughly 64 million passengers a year and demand is always growing.
Buckingham Palace has served as the official London residence of Britain's sovereigns since 1837 and today is the administrative headquarters of the Monarch.Although in use for the many official events and receptions held by The Queen, the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace are open to visitors every year. For visitor information, please visit the Royal Collection website.Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 State rooms, 52 Royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms. In measurements, the building is 108 metres long across the front, 120 metres deep (including the central quadrangle) and 24 metres high.The Palace is very much a working building and the centrepiece of Britain's constitutional monarchy. It houses the offices of those who support the day-to-day activities and duties of The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh and their immediate family.The Palace is also the venue for great Royal ceremonies, State Visits and Investitures, all of which are organised by the Royal Household.Although Buckingham Palace is furnished and decorated with priceless works of art that form part of the Royal Collection, one of the major art collections in the world today. It is not an art gallery and nor is it a museum.Its State Rooms form the nucleus of the working Palace and are used regularly by The Queen and members of the Royal Family for official and State entertaining.More than 50,000 people visit the Palace each year as guests to banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and the Royal Garden Parties.For those who do receive an invitation to Buckingham Palace, the first step across the threshold is into the Grand Hall and up the curving marble stairs of the Grand Staircase. Portraits are still set in the walls, as they were by Queen Victoria.The Throne Room, sometimes used during Queen Victoria's reign for Court gatherings and as a second dancing room, is dominated by a proscenium arch supported by a pair of winged figures of ' victory' holding garlands above the 'chairs of state'.It is in the Throne Room that The Queen, on very special occasions like Jubilees, receives loyal addresses. Another use of the Throne Room has been for formal wedding photographs.George IV's original palace lacked a large room in which to entertain. Queen Victoria rectified that shortcoming by adding in 1853-5 what was, at the time of its construction, the largest room in London.At 36.6m long, 18m wide and 13.5m high, the Ballroom is the largest multi-purpose room in Buckingham Palace. It was opened in 1856 with a ball to celebrate the end of the Crimean War.It is along the East Gallery that The Queen and her State guests process to the Ballroom for the State Banquet normally held on the first day of the visit.Around 150 guests are invited and include members of the Royal Family, the government and other political leaders, High Commissioners and Ambassadors and prominent people who have trade or other associations with the visiting country.Today, it is used by The Queen for State banquets and other formal occasions such as the annual Diplomatic Reception attended by 1,500 guests.This is a very formal occasion during which The Queen will meet every head of mission accredited to the Court of St James's. For the diplomats it is perhaps the highlight of the annual diplomatic social calendar.The Ballroom has been used variously as a concert hall for memorial concerts and performances of the arts and it is the regular venue for Investitures of which there are usually 21 a year - nine in spring, two in the summer and ten in the autumn.At Investitures, The Queen (or The Prince of Wales as Her Majesty's representative) will meet recipients of British honours and give them their awards, including knighting those who have been awarded knighthoods.From the Ballroom, the West Gallery, with its four Gobelin tapestries, leads into the first of the great rooms that overlook lawn and the formal gardens - setting for the annual Garden Parties introduced by Queen Victoria in 1868.The State Dining Room is one of the principal State Rooms on the West side of the Palace. Many distinguished people have dined in this room including the 24 holders of the Order of Merit as well as presidents and prime ministers.Before the Ballroom was added to the Palace in the 1850s, the first State Ball was held in the Blue Drawing Room in May 1838 as part of the celebrations leading up to Queen Victoria's Coronation.The Music Room was originally known as the Bow Drawing Room and is the centre of the suite of rooms on the Garden Front between the Blue and the White Drawing Rooms.Four Royal babies - The Prince of Wales, The Princess Royal, The Duke of York and Prince William - were all christened by the Archbishop of Canterbury in the Music Room.One of its more formal uses is during a State Visit when guests are presented to The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and the visiting Head of State or for receptions.The last of the suite of rooms overlooking the gardens on the principal floor is the White Drawing Room. Originally called the North Drawing Room, it is perhaps the grandest of all the State Rooms. The Room also serves as a Royal reception room for The Queen and members of the Royal Family to gather before State and official occasions.The Bow Room is familiar to the many thousands of guests to Royal Garden Parties who pass through it on their way to the garden. It was originally intended as a part of George IV's private apartments - to be the King's Library - but it was never fitted up as such.Instead, it has become another room for entertaining and is where The Queen holds the arrival lunch for a visiting Head of State at the start of a State visit.
LIBT was founded in July 2003 as the International College for Brunel University, to provide access to post-secondary education for International students. The College is situated on the Uxbridge Campus of Brunel University, West London. It offers diploma programs in Economics and Finance, Information Systems, Computing, Business and Management in affiliation with Brunel University. The College also offers pre-masters courses in Marketing, Information Systems, Business and Management, and Mathematical Sciences. The students at LIBT have full access to all the facilities provided by Brunel University.
The University of London is a public institution that was established in 1826. It has around 22,000 students in the university. This University is based primarily in London. The University is a federal mega university made up of 31 affiliates. Through its Colleges and Institutes, the University of London offers over 3700 courses each year covering almost every subject found in any university curriculum. A few of the subjects that are covered include Divinity, Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine, Dental Surgery, Engineering, Science, Music, Arts, Business Administration, Education, Commerce and Humanities.
The London School of Science and Technology, located at Wembley, Middlesex, London, offers a variety of comprehensive courses that can help a student in getting into a well-paid and satisfying career. The range of courses at the School include:Business Studies, Hotel Management, Information Systems, Computer Science and Networking, besides providing courses in English. The School has certification with industry led organisations such as CompTIA, Cisco, Novell and Microsoft.
Leiths School of Food and Wine is a leading London cookery school for both professional and amateur cooks;it is based in the Chiswick area of London, England. Leiths offers professional courses from the Leiths Diploma in Food and Wine (a one year course) to shorter certificate courses, they are ideal for those looking for a career in the food or wine industry. Leiths also holds enjoyable one week classes, evening classes, Saturday morning classes and one day classes ranging from knife skills classes to Middle Eastern cuisine, for the enthusiastic home cook looking to improve on their skills or learn new cuisines and techniques. Leiths hold evening drinks classes include Champagne, specialty beer and food matching, and matching wine with food. Gift vouchers for all classes can be purchased via the website and make the perfect present for any keen cook.
Three hundred acres of botanical delights grace Kew Gardens, which lies on the south bank of the Thames River between Richmond and Kew in the suburbs of south-west London. The gardens today present an enjoyable mix of landscaped lawns, formal gardens, and greenhouses. Equally important, Kew functions as a botanical research centre and maintains the largest plant collection in the world. The various greenhouses display plants from across the world in climate controlled environments, while Kew Gardens Gallery houses art and photographs illustrating botanical themes. Queen Charlotte's Cottage (open only in summer) is a pretty summerhouse lying alongside a lake. The Chinese Pagoda is arguably Kew's most recognizable structure.
Originally designed by Harry Varden and later by Harry Colt, one of the greatest of all Architects, Ealing is a challenging Par 70, 6144 yards Course and has produced Players to the highest standard in Amateur Golf.Nevertheless, it is not physically demanding and competitors of all levels and age can enjoy a comfortable round of Golf. During 2005, major improvements to Tees and Bunkers will be completed. Ealing has been English Champion Club four times and European Champions twice since 1984.
The spectacular 18th-century interiors of this house comprise one of Britain's most complete examples of Robert Adam's work. In 1761 the founders of Child's Bank commissioned Adam to transform a crumbling Tudor mansion into this elegant neo-classical villa. It became their house in the country, created for entertainment and to impress their friends and business associates. The magnificent 16th-century stables survive largely intact. The surrounding parkland is complete with pleasure grounds and neo-classical garden buildings. This property is owned by The National Trust. Disabled visitors:designated parking, manual wheelchairs, powered mobility vehicle, adapted WC, principal floor fully accessible.
Brentford Club Formed in 1889. Griffin Park has been the home of Brentford Football Club since 1904. It is also currently the home ground for the London Broncos rugby league club, though they are due to relocate to The Stoop at the end of the 2005 Super League season. It is situated in a predominantly residential area, and is the only English league football ground to have a pub on each corner.
The Wembley Exhibition Halls have been played host to some of the most exciting exhibitions since opening in the early 90's. Easily accessible by rail or road, Wembley's exhibition facilities offer visitors a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere to see the many and varied trade and consumer exhibitions. Facilities include:Multiple vehicle entrance doors, registration areas, organiser's offices and extensive catering facilities, ranging from fast food outlets to restaurants, lounge and bar areas. The Bridge Link and the Gallery Link provide covered walkways to the Conference Centre allowing combined use for concurrent events or conferences. The Atrium next to hall 2 is fully air-conditioned with bar and catering facilities.
Hammersmith Management College is located at Hammersmith, London. Hammersmithoffers diverse experiences with wide cultural mix. They are committed to providingtheir students with quality education, professional training and appropriate careeradvice. The curriculum is specifically structured to prepare students to deal withthe challenges of job market. HMC offers courses in the areas ofAccountancy and Finance, Business Management, IT, Travel and Tourism, Law and English language.
Uxbridge College is a Further Education college located in Middlesex. The College has two campuses - Hayes Community campus and Uxbridge campus. It conducts a wide range of courses such as L levels, Access courses, Foundation Degrees, Higher National Diplomas, professional courses, vocational training for diplomas and BTEC certificates and English language courses. Programs are offered in fields like Business, Accounting & Administration;Hair & Beauty;Public Services;Media;Sports Studies;Art, Design and Fashion;Hospitality and Catering;English Language (EFL & ESOL), etc.
London Hotel School is based in West Kensington Olympia, London. The College offers Edexcel/BTEC's HND in International Hotel Management and Hospitality Management. Their BA (Hons) in hospitality Management is in association with the University of Derby. The College offers HND in Hospitality Technology, Managerial Accounting, Food & Beverage Management, Housekeeping Management, Sales & Marketing Management, Convention and Meeting Management, International Hotel Management, Front Office Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing Management and Supervisory Management
Like Bolton, Fulham began life as a church side - the Fulham St Andrew's Church Sunday School FC - back in 1879. But they became just plain Fulham FC in 1888 and in 1896 they would take up residence at Craven Cottage. Their history was not a glorious one until they achieved promotion to the top-flight for the first time in 1959, with club heroes Johnny Haynes and George Cohen playing massive parts in keeping them there until 1968. The Seventies in Division Two would also be interesting, with the likes of Bobby Moore, George Best and Rodney Marsh playing their aging trade there.
The Heythrop College, established in 1614, is a constituent college of the University of London and is located at Kensington, London. The College offers several undergraduate and postgraduate programs along with research opportunities. These courses include pastoral liturgy, pastoral theology, philosophy, philosophy and psychology, religion and ethics, philosophy and theology, psychology and theology, psychology of religion, Abrahamic religions, divinity, theology, biblical studies, Canon law, Christian ethics, Christian theology, Christian spirituality and Christianity, and inter-religious relations.
WLCBMS, a reputed educational institute located in the heart of West London. The College is a vibrant centre for learning, which caters for all the needs of home and overseas students alike. We are committed to developing quality educational courses to meet the challenges of an increasingly diverse student base and demanding work place. WLCBMS offers globally recognized courses in the areas of Business Management, Computing, Finance, Law and English Language taught by a team of highly qualified and experienced teaching staff. Based on our understanding of the education industry we relentlessly strive to stay on the top by engaging best available resources through continuous investment.
The London Electronics College is a centre of adult education that provides technical training to its students. It was established in 1892 and is located in West Central London in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The College offers courses in electronics engineering, information technology, computing, mathematics, English, modern languages and technology management.
Kensington Palace in London is a working Royal residence. Of great historical importance, Kensington Palace was the favourite residence of successive sovereigns until 1760. It was also the birthplace and childhood home of Queen Victoria. Today Kensington Palace accommodates the offices and private apartments of a number of members of the Royal Family. Although managed by Historic Royal Palaces, the Palace is furnished with items from the Royal Collection.
Paddington station or London Paddington is the name of a major National Rail and London Underground station complex in the Paddington area of London. The complex is in Travelcard Zone 1. The National Rail station at Paddington is the London terminus for long distance trains to the West Country, Bristol, Bath and South Wales operated by First Great Western, and for commuter services to West London and the Thames Valley, operated by First Great Western Link. The Heathrow Express travels non-stop between Paddington and Heathrow Airport, and the Heathrow Connect service runs along the same route but calling at intermediate stations.
St. Mary's University College offers you an exciting range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a wide variety of subject areas. In addition we also offer short vocational courses. St. Mary's is renowned for its friendly atmosphere. Small enough to feel at home in we are big enough to offer a full and rewarding student life. Established in 1850 we have a strong history and tradition, offering quality degrees and impressive graduate success rate.
Chelsea have always done things differently. Their beginnings were certainly unusual;the club had a ground before they were formed, and were elected to the Football League without even playing a match. Success, though, wasn't so easy to obtain and 1955's league title was the club's first major honour. 1970 witnessed more silverware in the form of the FA Cup and the European Cup-Winners Cup followed a year later. But the 'golden era' was short-lived and by 1975 the 'twilight years' had begun with the club struggling both on and off the pitch. Fact:Stamford Bridge was originally offered to Fulham to play there but they declined the chance and so Chelsea took the chance instead.
Welcome to the Natural History Museum. We promote the discovery, understanding, enjoyment, and responsible use of the natural world. Explore our world-class collections, fantastic exhibitions and cutting-edge research online, or visit our landmark buildings.' Encounter our fiercest and smartest T. rex ever - a giant meat-eater that can sense when people are near. 18 Mar 2005 - 18 Mar 2007. Take a multimedia tour of the Museum's incredible architecture. 22 Aug 2005 - 07 May 2006. Coral reefs are beautiful and diverse but fragile ecosystems. Hear about the risks they face and some projects to save them. 24 Mar 2006. The Museum is open every day except 24-26 December. Last admission is at 17:30.
School of Design was set up 27 years ago and provides quality training in Interior and Garden Design. It is located in the heart of the design industry next to Chelsea Harbour Design Centre. KLC offers intensive courses in interior design and garden design that are accredited and highly respected. These courses provide the training needed to practice as a professional. The courses offered are Diploma/Certificate in Interior Design and Decoration, Diploma in Garden Design, Certificate in Designing with Plants, and Certificate in Interior Decoration.
Situated within easy reach of central London, by car or train from Waterloo, and within 10 minutes, drive of the London end of the M3 motorway, Fulwell offers a challenging and rewarding experience. The championship length parkland course with its tree-lined fairways and well-guarded greens provides a test for golfers of all abilities. Fairway watering ensures that you play from lush green fairways all year round. The Clubhouse, extensively refurbished in 1992, provides the perfect setting for Corporate and Society Golf Events and the well-stocked Professional Shop will supply all your golfing needs.
The London School of Business and Finance is located in London. The School offers the following programs, namely masters (MBA/MIB/MSc), dual programs (MBA+ACCA, MBA+CIMA, MBA+CIM), professional (ACCA, CIMA, CFA, CIM), for executives (financial modelling, mergers &acquisition, treasury management) as well as professional education in the areas of business, management, marketing, finance and accountancy.
Royal Academy of Dance is one of the world's most influential dance education and training organisations which promotes knowledge, understanding and practice of dance internationally. We are present in 79 countries and count around 13,000 members, 7,000 of which are RAD Registered Teachers.We provide dance training opportunities for both children and adults, at all levels and abilities in a wide variety of genres and contexts as well as offering examinations in classical ballet to over 250,000 young people worldwide. The Academy's Faculty of Education offers dance teacher education programmes to around 1000 students in 47 countries through a series of full, part-time and distance learning undergraduate and postgraduate programmes designed to suit the most demanding dance career aspirations.
Marble Arch was designed by John Nash in 1828. Built of white Carrara marble, the design was taken from the triumphal arch of Constantine in Rome. It was erected to form a grand gateway to Buckingham Palace. When Queen Victoria and Prince Albert decided to enlarge the palace in 1851, room was made for the extension by removing the vast arch, which then became an entrance to Hyde Park. The upper part of the arch has been used as a place for police surveillance. During a riot in 1855 the crowd were brought to order by a body of police, who emerged from the arch taking the demonstrators by surprise. The area in which Marble Arch now stands was known as Tyburn, the site of the three-legged gallows, a place of public execution, where crowds gathered to witness the gruesome sight.