Celebrating London

Around every corner there is a story waiting to be discovered, a melting pot of culture and promise. London is a great city created by people from around the world who have helped to shape its history and its future. Our advise for the best way to learn about London is to get out and experience it!


The Notting Hill Bookshop, London
The Notting Hill Bookshop,  London (image via easy.com)


The Churchill Arms, Notting Hill
The Churchill Arms, Notting Hill (image via shopmodmint.com)




Brick Lane street art, London
Brick Lane street art, London (image via theplant do.com)

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Welcome to Doha

Welcome to Doha, Qatar

Welcome To Doha Timelapse from Michael Shainblum on Vimeo.

Check out this great time-lapse video of Qatar by Michael Shainblum. The video captures the evolution of the Middle Eastern state of Qatar’s history from the old to present-day world, and the quintessence of the country’s culture.

It’s fascinating to see how the country has developed since it gained its independence from the United Kingdom in 1971 – just over four decades ago!

Doha 1985, Sheraton Hotel
Doha 1985, Sheraton Hotel
Qatar in 1977
Doha’s open-air market in 1977

My Home is Manchester

Social travel writers, Mohammed and Peyman AlAwadhi, better known as ‘Peeta Planet‘  teamed with ‘Visit Britain’ to encourage visitors from the GCC countries to explore the Great British countryside and venture outside of London. The series ‘Dunes to Peaks’ features Manchester and the Peak District, just a 45 min drive from the city.

The series of 11 short videos includes fly fishing on the River Wye, horse riding on the Tissington Trail, a fashion documentary filmed in city centre, Manchester, and a visit to Chatsworth Hall, a stately home in Derbyshire.

Check out the intro video to the series. It captures for me what is essentially British.  The video explores Manchester’s vibrant city, from street culture, shopping and street carnivals to the home of football rivals, Manchester United and Manchester City and introduces a side of the Uk that most visitors from the GCC don’t realise exists, the Great British countryside. Every year Britain welcomes more than 600,000 visitors from the Gulf states but the majority don’t venture outside of London. The Al Awadhi brothers supported by ‘Visit Britain’ hope that they inspire more visitors from GCC countries to extend their city breaks and explore the beautiful countryside.

Check out the full video series on youtube

For more information on Peeta Planet visit their website here. peeta planet.com

See also http://www.visitbritain.com