Melissa Lindsay

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Bed Suspended From Ceiling in London Apartment

This luxury London apartment features a bed suspended from the ceiling, with space for a home office underneath. A large glass skylight above the bed …

London super sewer 'should be scrapped in favour of cheaper projects'

Former Ofwat chief says combination of storm tanks and better drainage would stop sewage running into Thames<p>The London super sewer should be abandoned in favour of smaller, cheaper projects to clean up the Thames, according to a veteran water regulator.<p>Thames Water, the UK's largest water company, …

UK growth? Make London independent to mend the north-south divide

Go to Preston and tell them that Britain is booming and the notion will be greeted with a hollow laugh. Tell the folks in Hull that the housing market has caught fire and they will assume you have taken leave of your senses. Mention in Rochdale that a corner has been turned and you are likely to be …

Google Unveils Plans for $1 Billion Eco-Friendly HQ Built Of Wood, Steel And Glass in London

Google just unveiled images of its newest campus, a 66 acre, 11-story behemoth that will be designed by award-winning architectural firm AHMM. Prior …

Design

Making the Utmost of Compact Places: Minimalist Central London Flat

It is said that “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” I’m mostly sure that London is …

A Leaf-Covered House Grows in London

A private home in Mayfair, London gets a striking new exterior in the form of over 4,000 folded aluminum leaves in various shades of bronze. …

When shopping in London, do it like Rod Stewart

As an American poet visiting London, I learned to channel my 'British sensibility' – and that celebrity pays off in the shops<p>In the Jack Wills store on London's King's Road, every item seemed for the young, and the sales help, boys and girls I would call them, were all young and bright as candy. I …

Lucy Mangan: it's time for London to stand on its own two feet

…and for Ken and Boris to slug it out in a water-filled ditch<p>O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Growth – 3% – has returned! What a relief. Let's celebrate! Who would have thought the Gidiot had it in him?<p>That's what we would be saying if a) Osborne had done anything other than cling to the …

Tour Aldwych Station With London Transport Museum

The London Transport Museum has announced a new series of tours in November at the disused Aldwych underground station.<p>Aldwych opened to the …

Baby terrapin sighting in London suggests possible threat to UK wildlife

Month-old red-eared terrapin, usually native to US, may be sign that hot summer has created conditions for breeding<p>Terrapins, an invasive species and "voracious" devourer of British fish, newts, and even ducklings, may have bred in the UK for the first time due to the hot summer.<p>Red-eared terrapin …

Is London Big Enough For A Second Startup Hub?

<i>Yup, if a new London incubator and other developments outside Silicon Roundabout are anything to go by.</i><p>Gentrification, it’s a problem for startups too.<p>The startup scene in East London is clearly reaching boiling point with a steady stream of events, accelerator and funding news coming out of the …

London housing crisis: a tax on speculators?

The Smith Institute think tank has made a case for a tax to cool the capital's feverish property market and reduce the threat of a bubble<p>The recent discovery by Inside Housing that most of the 86 apartments in the ludicrously expensive One Hyde Park development have no one living in them - "a …

Africa’s last Eden

From surfing hippos and humpback whales to coastal lagoons and expansive savannah, Gabon’s Loango National Park is one of the most stunningly diverse sanctuaries on the continent.

Wildlife

I Heart My City: Ashley’s Paris

<b>Ashley Fleckenstein</b> is an American (a Michigander to be more specific) photographer and travel blogger who spent an extended amount of time in Paris before embarking on a trip to explore the world. Even though her wanderlust has led her to Asia (at least until her money runs out), Ashley’s heart …

Seoul Continues to Capitalize on K-Pop Culture with Cosmetic Surgery Tourism

Kylie Vu holds up a photo of her favorite South Korean actress on her iPhone and points.<p>“I want a chin like hers,” she tells a beauty consultant at …

Beyond Beer and Lederhosen: Top 10 German Destinations

Autumn in Germany may be synonymous with beloved Oktoberfest, but this European powerhouse has more to offer than beer, pretzels and lederhosen. With its majestic castles, renowned vineyards, romantic valleys and stunning Alpine villages, Germany is not a country to be overlooked on a trip to …

Top 10

5 Fall Weekend Getaways for Under $500

Finding time to take a longer vacation during the fall is tough. There are few national holidays that warrant time off and chances are you already took a few days during the summer for some R&R. But just because fall is setting in and there's little time to relax doesn't mean that you don't have …

Forgotten In Time: Detroit's Abandoned Belle Isle Zoo (PHOTOS)

In the middle of the Detroit River lies Belle Isle, a sprawling park designed by the same landscape architect responsible for New York's Central Park, Frederick Olmsted. Though there are parts in need of maintenance and upkeep, it's still a Detroit treasure trove, with nature paths, an aquarium, …

6 Countries You've Definitely Never Heard Of

We know that a concrete slab in the middle of the ocean looks cool, but it's not a real country. There are, however, places almost as obscure that can legally consider themselves legitimate nations.<p>Check out these destinations (some vacation-worthy, some not so much) that you've definitely probably …

12 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

"Street food, I believe, is the salvation of the human race."<p>So proclaimed Anthony Bourdain, passionate street food advocate and consumer, at the inaugural World Street Food Congress in Singapore.<p>Held in the Southeast Asian street food Mecca, the WSFC featured extensive panels and discussions about …

How to piss off a Scot

THOSE OF US lucky enough to live in “God’s Country” inhabit a natural theatre where — if the stereotypes are to be believed — kilts and shaggy cattle …

Scotland

Battleship Island, Creepy Abandoned Society In Japan, Offers Public Tours

In 1959, over 5,000 people lived and worked on Hashima, also called Battleship Island or Ghost Island, off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan.<p>The bustling coal-mining city -- more dense than Manhattan -- offered a school, restaurants, hospital and movie theater to its busy residents. The island had a …

World's Most Beautiful Museums

Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime.com. Article by Robert Firpo-Cappiello of Budget Travel.<p>There's nothing like a relaxing afternoon spent basking in the glory of world-famous paintings and sculptures -- not to mention picking up a brag-worthy keepsake in the museum shop. Here, our favorite collections …

JetBlue's New 'Mint' Class Promises Premium Seats for Less

Today at a media event in New York City, JetBlue formally pulled the wraps off its premium cross-country Mint class of lie-flat business class seats …

Spotting Borneo's Wild Orangutans, Pygmy Elephants, and Proboscis Monkeys--on a Budget

When people hear the word "Borneo" they typically think two things: unexplored and expensive. While Borneo is definitely not a cheap destination, especially since the Malaysian ringgit is doing well against the dollar, there <b>are</b> ways to explore its rain forests and keep your wallet intact.<p>We had two …