Staying in Brighton at Guest House Rooms and Apartments

Brighton as a city in the United Kingdom has a lot to offer in terms of tourism and which is why you get to see hordes and hordes of visitors flocking into this enchanting seaside city. Apart from being a favoured seaside destination, the place is well known for its activities, nightlife and shopping centres. The Pier, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton Dome, North Laine, The Lanes, Fishing Museum, Peace statue etc. are some of the popular tourist attractions. Be it music, art, history and heritage, cultural, sports, entertainment, amusement, or performances there is something here for everyone. Being close to the capital city London, Brighton has been witnessing a surge in tourists past few years. The local economy and the community have taken all efforts on providing proper infrastructure for tourists wanting to visit the place. As a result the hotel and hospitality industry here is well equipped to meet the challenges of tourism. In recent years in addition to hotels several inns, motels, guest houses, self-catering furnished apartments and Bed and Breakfast outlets have come up in and around Brighton.

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In the Guest House and apartment category at Brighton, the name of Churchill Brighton Hotel deserves a special word of mention for being able to offer great value in terms of comfort and convenient stay at affordable rates. Some of the pros for choosing to stay in a guest house or apartment include friendly counter-staff, ideal locations, early or late check-in provision, free Wi-Fi service and much more at great rates.

Guest House rooms at Churchill Brighton is much more homely compared to a normal hotel with many of these just a few minutes of walking distance to the beach. Whilst breakfast is not included with the facilities, there is provision for making tea and coffee. Also included are amenities such as TV and free wireless connectivity. The rooms are well ventilated with en-suite facilities. Check-in time has been made flexible by advancing the same to as early as 9:30 am so as to suit irregular timings certain guests might want to arrive. Further for the consideration of those checking in after the reception work hours, there is a facility for a self-check-in service. You have categories such as classic, standard, executive, luxury, deluxe, deluxe double with balcony, room for three etc. thus serving the purpose according to need.

Besides provision of guest house rooms for visitors,Apartments come in two categories viz. classic and premier. A classic two bedroom apartment is just like a home away from homes as it is ideal to accommodate a family or group of five persons. The best thing is that there is a fully-functional kitchen alongside a refrigerator and washer. In the premier apartment there are some additional amenities making it a complete luxury stay with a feel of a home.

For information on reservations and booking please feel free to contact through phone, email or social media site such as Facebook.

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Shanghai Nightlife

Shanghai is a dynamic city with a blend of locals and expats that bring to the city a unique and special brand of nightlife. The city is on a par with many western cities in terms of the clubs, pubs and bars but retains its traditional forms of entertainment and in many ways its traditional values. The party culture is cosmopolitan and offers a wide range of ways to keep yourself entertained at night in Shanghai.

Parties, Pubs and Clubs

Most Shanghai clubs have a cover charge and provide some form of entertainment or added value like live music, karaoke or screened sporting events. Shanghai night spots tend to open 7 days a week with longer hours on weekends. The bars and clubs open early, some as early as 6pm and remain open until 2am, 3am and even 4am in the morning. The drinking age is 18 and you could be asked for ID.

Just On The Bund is the latest hot spot in town and is one of several venues with a stunning elevated location on the 23rd floor of a building overlooking the Bund. Muse on the Bund also has a birds-eye-view of the Bund from its rooftop terrace. Here there are KTV rooms, an infinity pool and VIP lounges. Cirque Le Soir is a bar with branches in London and Dubai. Its burlesque theme and innovative décor and entertainment makes it a top Shanghai night spot. The 7th Floor is a hot dance club and The Shelter is the place to go for underground music played in a former bomb shelter. M2 in Plaza 66 and CD Soho are two more of the many dance clubs in Shanghai.

Popular Nightlife Areas in Shanghai

In Xin Tian Di you will find open-air bars, cafes, fashionable galleries and fashion boutiques housed in beautiful historic buildings. Hengshan Road is close to Xujiahui Commercial Circle and was one of the first areas to cultivate the city’s nightlife. The busy area has both quiet intimate coffee bars and loud friendly bars. Maoming South Road is where you’ll find Shanghai’s Yuppies and foreign visitors. Three popular clubs are located in Fuxing ParkPark97 wine and music bar; Cash Box is the city’s oldest and most famous Karaoke bar and Guandi is the most prestigious of Shanghai clubs. This area is more glamorous and elegant than the flashier Xin Tian DI.

Laid Back Shanghai Nightlife

If you’re looking for some way to keep occupied at night which doesn’t involve bright lights, alcohol and loud music then Shanghai has plenty of elegant options to offer. Start with a cruise along the Huangpu River or take a walk up Nanjing Road Pedestrian Street and do some nighttime shopping or have a casual dining. Shopping centers tend to stay open until 10pm but tea houses and restaurants continue late into the night. For live entertainment there is no better than the Portman Acrobatic Show. Why not try out Shanghai’s popular karaoke lounges or its thriving jazz music scene.

If you’re planning a night out on the town in Shanghai then check local newspapers and ask at your hotel as clubs and bars tend to open and close frequently and the next hot nightspot could be just around the corner.

What you’ll See on a Layover Tour to the Great Wall

Many people pass through Beijing airport on route to other destinations and some take the opportunity to do a layover tour from the Beijing Airport to the Great Wall. However there is always a little indecision over whether to make the trip or not. If you’re worried that a layover of 7 or 8 hours is not enough to really see anything then this article will put your mind at rest.

If you make your layover tour plans with a tour guide company you can get either a private driver or travel with a small group. Your driver will be waiting for you with a sign showing your name as you reach the arrival hall of the airport. After greeting you he will take you to the car and your adventure begins.

The journey from Beijing Airport to the closest section of the Great Wall, Mutianyu, will take between 45 minutes and 80 minutes depending on traffic and time of day. The distance is about 45 miles (72km). The drive to and from the Wall can be just as interesting as the Wall itself! Along the way you will pass through small rural villages and undeveloped areas which you would not have seen on a visit just to the city of Beijing. Once you are approaching Mutianyu you will see rolling hills almost completely covered with thick woodlands. In the distance the Great Wall wends its way across the countryside like the tail of a giant dragon. Depending when you visit you may see the hills and Wall covered in snow, reds, yellows and browns during autumn or vivid shades of green in summer with a scattering of colorful wild flowers in the spring. Close to the Wall there are many pine trees some of which are over 300 years old.

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Mutianyu is not only the access point to the Wall closest to the airport it is also the easiest to “climb”. No matter what your fitness level or age you can reach the top of the Wall with the Mutianyu cable car. Once on top of the Wall you can walk along the ancient stones and enter the guard towers which are built at even intervals along the Wall. Inside the small hut-like stone guard towers there is graffiti left by many visitors over the years. Here your guide will tell you the story of the Wall and its incredible history. You will be able to imagine the lives of the many workers it took to build the Wall, the battles fought to cross it, the cold nights spent by guards patrolling the Wall and the way the Wall has changed and developed over time.

At the end of this incredible trip, having seen the Chinese countryside and the iconic Great Wall of China your guide will return you to the airport in plenty of time for your connecting flight. So you see you can see quite a lot in your short layover at Beijing Airport, definitely a lot more than you would see if you just sat in the airport for half a day!