London Travel News 12/18/2010
London Ice Sculpting Festival 13-15 Jan at Canary Wharf
Who says a winter freeze can't be spectacular?
Jewels owned by the late Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson, up for auction
Twenty exquisite pieces formerly owned by the Duchess of Windsor are estimated to fetch in the region of £3 million at Sotheby's in London.
Snow 2010: Latest travel and weather
BBC offers live travel feeds and radio updates for the present "snow-pocalypse" in London and the UK.
Thames cable car to cost ‘£40m and not ready by 2012’
A planned cable car across the River Thames to link 2012 Olympic venues may not be ready in time for the games; construction could start at the earliest by January 2012, and the plan will cost £15m more than thought.
Big London stores slash prices by 75% to make up for lost time
Stores in the capital have launched their sales early to make up for business lost in the big freeze.
Snow and ice bring travel chaos to UK
Flights cancelled and drivers hit by holdups as heavy snowfall and falling temperatures disrupt Christmas getaways.
Jane Austen’s 235th birthday marked by…a Google Doodle
Since you can otherwise only see said doodle on Google UK, be sure to click here!
New plaque commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the Sidney Street Killings
On Cutler Street in the City of London, a new plaque honors those killed in the worst police shooting incident in London's history, and the subsequent "Siege of Sidney Street."
Reigning champions will defend London Marathon titles
The London Marathon, held April 17, 2011, will once again feature all six medallists from 2010.
In pictures: London perspectives on British identity
Evocative photo portraits of Londoners and the Union Jack are now going on display at London's City Hall.
BA raises ticket prices by £10 to cover rising cost of fuel
British Airways is to increase its fuel surcharge on long-haul flights by £10. Passengers will now pay a surcharge of between £63 and £108, depending on which cabin they are in and how long their flight is.
Rail and air passengers face strike threat
Two rail unions, RMT and ASLEF are embroiled in seven separate disputes, and the spectre of further stoppages by British Airways cabin crew was raised by Unite, which gave the airline seven days notice of a fresh strike ballot.
Royal nuptials help London tourism
Royal watchers and visitors from all over the globe are expected to pour into the city to see the vows at Westminster Abbey on April 29. The demand for rooms will likely be off the charts for a few days surrounding the wedding date.