UK Tourists

Wordsmiths and Warriors the Book Every English-Language Tourist Needs

Annie Martirosyan | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK
Annie Martirosyan

No less valuable are the helpful directions at the end of each chapter on how to get to the places by the most convenient and time-saving route.

Love London

Gina Lyons | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

London has so much to offer, you can party at night, browse markets in the day and everything in between. It wasn't until February last year when my boyfriend fulfilled a childhood dream of mine by taking me to New York that I realised how utterly in love I was with this city.

All the Horrible People You Will Meet in January

Danielle Warren | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Danielle Warren

January brings with it a much more vicious and ferocious beast than a few Facebook updates from Jen about how 2014 is her year (and that her cheating boyfriend can go to hell). Allow me to introduce to you, the January sales-seekers, otherwise known as the most horrible people you will come across in January (maybe).

The Day I Got My Kit Off for a Pop Video

Hugh Carswell | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Hugh Carswell

When we came to think about making the video for the single 'Take Hold', which is all about that incredible feeling of liberation, I wanted to try to capture a bit of that spirit - and the idea was born that we should feature some swimming, in particular, some underwater swimming.

Automation of Services and People - Are You Kidding Me?

Danielle Lowe | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

A spring is certainly present in a lot of Londoners steps right now. They're pleased to hear that they can party all night and take multiple methods of transport home rather than dashing for the last tube or trying to find where that night bus goes from. However, there are so many issues with this idea.

London - Just One Big Dysfunctional Family?

Josh Zitser | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Josh Zitser

What events like the Royal Wedding, the London Olympics and Wimbledon show are that, deep down, we are in fact amongst that most genuine and charming people out there. Give us a bottle of Pimms and we'll stumble and knock over our metaphorical walls. Give us a bit of sun as a remedy to our coldness, and our solar-powered souls are reinvigorated.

Running Into Trouble: Can the Spanish Be Proud of Their 'Bull' Culture Without Being Barbaric?

Philip Mansbridge | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Mansbridge

People of Spain: Say no to these embarrassingly un-macho and old-fashioned barbaric practices. We'll do all we can at this end to support you and bring the focus back to all the magical and positive parts of your endearing culture.

UK Should Relax Visa Rules for Chinese Visitors or Lose Out to Europe

Alison Couper | Posted 19.04.2013 | UK Politics
Alison Couper

Visitors from China are also big spenders when they are here. Typically Chinese visitors will spend in the region of £1,600 while in the UK - nearly three times the average tourist spend, according to Visit Britain.

Photobombing Husky Redux: Hairy Hound Makes Retrospective Appearances At Royal Wedding & 1966 World Cup (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Comedy

Well, our somewhat crazed looking photobombing husky went viral so we thought we'd give him another shot at hogging the limelight. So here he is, ...

Photobombing Husky Steals The Show

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Comedy

UPDATE: Photobombing Husky Redux, Hairy Hound Makes Retrospective Appearances At Royal Wedding & 1966 World Cup...

Brrrr! Winter Is Coming, But Did We Really Learn Anything From the Summer?

Alfie Evers | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

Summer is over. My big brown winter coat twinkles at me. But, I ignore his advances. As I explain to him, Jack Frost isn't exactly banging on my windows shouting obscenities. I have not yet walked outside and quivered the words "Cor blimey guvnor". No doubt I will, but not yet my big brown friend. You stay where you are. Oh, you heard me. Back to the coat hook. Off you go.

Stingray Photobomb Gives Tourists A Fright (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

Lurching out of the ocean like something out of a horror film, we reckon this publicity-seeking stingray has pulled off the mother of all photobombs. ...

The Winner Is...

Lloyd Paige | Posted 02.08.2012 | UK Sport
Lloyd Paige

If Olympic visitors are not travelling to the West End then where are they going? The answer is Westfield Stratford City and it's been billing itself as the gateway to the Olympic Park

101 Reasons Why the British are the Best - By an American

Melanie Batley | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Melanie Batley

1. Queen Victoria 2. The Queen 3. Kate Middleton

Murder and Mayhem in London - My Father, the Tourist Who Cannot Hear

Sorab Shroff | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Sorab Shroff

My father has never left the tiny corner of Mumbai in which he lives. He was born deaf, at a time when being disabled meant you were condemned to a limited formal education. His trip, stressful and unforgettable, helped me see London - and my father - differently. With Father's Day coming up, it helped us look at my dad through clear, unsentimental eyes of grown up adults.

The Hidden Cost of Tourists for the NHS

Chris Skidmore | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Politics
Chris Skidmore

Last year, using Freedom of Information requests, I carried out an investigation, which asked every NHS Foundation Trust for the amount of debt owed by foreign nationals - both written off and unpaid. By October 2011, I had gathered responses from over 118 trusts, showing that that more than £40 million had been written off or was still outstanding.

Two Britons Die Trekking In 'Paradise Island' After Heat Wave Warnings

PA | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK

Two Britons have died in separate incidents while holidaying in Gran Canaria - just days after parts of the Canary Islands were issued with heatwave w...

Think Before You Ink: Two Thirds Regret Holiday Tattoos

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK

Two in three young tourists who have tattoos on holiday later regret it, according to a travel agent poll. An increasing number of young people are...

British Tourist Becomes Third To Die In Magaluf Within A Month After Balcony Fall

PA | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK

A British tourist has died after reportedly falling from a hotel balcony in Majorca - the third Briton to die on the Spanish island in less than a mon...

Tourists Facing 'Rip-Off' Charges From Travel Companies

PA | Posted 23.02.2012 | UK

Tourists face "rip-off charges" being imposed by some travel organisations, according to Which? Travel magazine. Ultra-expensive telephone contact ...

Olympic Tourists Scammed Over Accommodation

PA | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK

Tourists are falling foul of increasingly sophisticated holiday property scams, a travel chief warned today. Visitors to the UK should be particula...

UK's Exorbitant Air Taxes will Damage Inbound Tourism in 2012

Mary Rance | Posted 25.12.2011 | UK
Mary Rance

How, in the year of the 2012 Games and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, could tourism possibly be forecast to shrink?

British Couple Killed In Spain After Benidorm Flash Flood

PA | Posted 21.12.2011 | UK

An elderly British couple have been swept to their deaths in a flash flood while holidaying in Spain. The pair, understood to be in their 70s, were...