Many savvy travelers tunnel their way through Europe's big cities by subway, popping up from below like gophers on a golf course. True, subways are a cheap and efficient way to get around. But by staying street level on public buses and trams, you get amazing views and the chance to really cozy up to a city. And it still gets you where you want to go, for cheap.
Eager to learn what makes Jones tick, we showed up at the wrought-iron gate of his 53-acre estate in Carmel. Flanked by four-foot-tall marble elephants, the gate opens onto a winding stone drive, lit by replicas of the lampposts in London's Trafalgar Square, which lead the visitor to a 27,000-square-foot mansion built in the style of an English country manor. He spent seven years and $20 million renovating the property.
It was 1962, and Nelson Mandela was on the run. Hunted by South African authorities and gearing up for armed struggle against his country's apartheid government, Mandela visited London seeking money, training and support.
A vehicle containing fuel, gas canisters and nails found early Friday near Trafalgar Square is "clearly linked" to another explosives-packed car found outside a nightclub near Piccadilly Circus, Metropolitan Police said.
Madeira Parade, Brighton, on the south coast of England has been a rally destination since the dawn of motoring. Barely a week goes by without a veteran, vintage or classic car rally congregating here on a London to Brighton run. And that's not counting the car club rallies and clandestine drag races that happen here.
Chess is a challenging game at the best of times. But try playing it in Trafalgar Square, with huge pieces carved from ice -- on a relatively balmy British day that threatened to turn pawns to puddles.
Delving into a well-stocked drinks cabinet can unearth all kinds of treasures, from the kind of exquisite French brandies favored by doomed aristocrats, to vodkas strong enough to fuel industrial lawnmowers.
British forces have thwarted attempts to carry out more terrorist attacks since the July 7 London bombings and a botched bid to repeat them on July 21, the capital's police chief said in remarks published Wednesday.
Hundreds of thousands of people have been gathering in a Krakow field and clogged Poland's city streets to watch coverage of the funeral of Pope John Paul II, a man revered as a national hero in his homeland.
If you enjoyed playing 2003's "The Getaway," an action-adventure title that let you run and drive around a photorealistic London, then chances are you'll have fun playing Sony's new sequel, "The Getaway: Black Monday," as it's virtually the same game.