Civil Wedding Venues

Locations that are suitable for holding civil wedding ceremonies are referred to as “civil wedding venues.” There are no stipulations for a particular faith, and the establishment has no connections with churches or other places of worship. The couple can have their wedding at any location that has been authorised for civil marriages and partnerships. This ensures that they will be able to wed in a setting that does not require them to use any religious symbols during the ceremony, such as Bibles or crosses.

The couple can choose the kind of ceremony they want, ranging from a civil partnership to a civil marriage to a same-sex marriage, and many others, depending on what they want for their special day.

Where can a Civil Wedding Take Place?

In the city of London, there are around 1062 distinct places that have the appropriate licences to host civil ceremonies, from which you may make your selection. These venues include:-

  • A Registrar’s Office
  • Hotels, restaurants, or other establishments with municipal approval
  • Any private location that is appropriate for a private civil ceremony, such as a luxurious villa
  • A Meeting House, if one or both of the partners are members of a society or are connected to the group in some other way, such as by regularly attending meetings
  • The residence of one of the spouses if that partner is unable to leave their home due to circumstances such as being bedridden or incarcerated, for instance in jail.
  • A location, such as a hospital, in which one spouse is very sick and is not anticipated to recover any time soon from their condition.

3 of London’s most famous cocktails

London has got some of the best cocktails in the world. Most of these classic cocktails were invented by bartenders. That said, let’s look at three of the most famous cocktails visitors can enjoy while in London

The Breakfast Martini – enjoy this classic cocktail

Created by the legendary bartender Salvatore Calabrese in 1996, The Breakfast Martini was inspired by his English spouse, who liked taking marmalade on toast for breakfast; this clever Cointreau cocktail uses orange marmalade, one of the most iconic ingredients used in breakfast. 

The Vesper Martini – try James Bond’s drink of choice

Originally made of vodka, gin and Kina Lillet, the Vesper Martini was invented by author Ian Fleming when he wrote Casino Royale, the James Bond novel published in 1953. Ian loved the cocktail so much and named it after Vesper Lynd, a secret agent and Bond’s tragic paramour. When Bond orders the Vesper Martini, he gives the bartender strict instructions.

The Collins – a super refreshing cocktail

Made from gin, carbonated water, sugar and lemon juice, the Colins was invented in the mid-19th century by bartender John Collins. This classic cocktail was once honoured in a limerick poem and made its debut in the neighbourhood of Mayfair. Here is a site with more details about where you can enjoy the most famous cocktails in London.

Visitors who would like to taste these London cocktails while in the British Capital can find the nearby cocktail bars. There are loads of cocktail bars near Hyde Park known to take things to the next level in terms of mastering mixology. 

A short history of Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok

There’s nothing short or insignificant about Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok. Known also as Highway 3, it is one of the longest in the world. Named after the 5thchief of the highway’s department, Phra Bisal Sukhumvit, it goes along the southeastern coast of Thailand. The road starts in Bangkok and its length of 488km takes it to Cambodia.

Some parts of the street get particularly congested, especially when there are special events on or during peak traffic times.

A street you need to see to believe

It’s a mind-boggling road for sure, with the lower part being renowned for its red-light district while towards the west end its name changes but it offers many other kinds of vendors.

It is Bangkok’s main commercial artery and the main junctions of the road are Asok and Siam. Trains are departing every 5 to 10 minutes, with Asok beingconsidered the more convenient station as it has a direct transfer with Bangkok’s MRT metro system. The MRT Subway and the BTS Skytrain serve the road which interchange on the Sukhumvit line at Asok. The side roads or sois of West to East are evenly numbered while the side roads from North to East are odd numbers.

You can have it all

There are all kinds of restaurants, from luxury restaurants to your casual street stands. There are also bars, bright, modern shopping malls such as the Emporium, hotels, and other forms of accommodation along the road.

Some of the hotels have familiar names such as The Westin, Sheraton, and the beautiful 5-star The Landmark Bangkok. The hotel is conveniently positioned next to the BTS Skytrain station. Guests can choose between different room types, benefit from complimentary wifi, enjoy eating at a multi-award-winning rooftop restaurant and when the temperature heats up, relish the shimmering swimming pool.

A street in touch with Bangkok Life

The pavements of Sukhumvit also do a trade too and you can buy everything from jewelry to clothes, to cheap cosmetics to luggage and much more.

The Road is bigger than ever and it’s offering you the opportunity to sample a taste of Bangkok that you really need to see.

Best Methods for Facial Treatment

Your look and feel of your skin can be improved with the help of cosmetic treatments. Collagen production can be triggered by heat; thus, some people prefer using this method. Here are some of the best methods of facial treatment.

1. Botox injection Botulism is caused by the bacterium used to make Botox; thus, it is injected in small amounts using thin needles. The treatment is used to reduce lines and wrinkles on the face. It blocks specific nerves or paralyzes the muscles.

2. Chemical peel This facial treatment helps treat rough skin, wrinkles, freckles, and age spots. The damaged skin is removed by applying a chemical solution to the skin surface. The chemical peel depends on your skin disorder because they range from mild to deep.

3. Laser skin surfacing This type of facial treatment treats uneven skin tone, scars, age spots, and wrinkles using short, pulsating beams of light. The deeper layers of the skin are heated up when removing the outer skin. Collagen production is triggered, thus enhancing a smooth and firmer skin.

4. Dermabrasion This facial treatment method treats wrinkles and scars by performing a surgical procedure. The severity of your skin condition will determine the depth of the procedure.

5. Microdermabrasion Age spots, enlarged pores, scars, acne, discolored skin, or minor facial illness are some imperfections on the outer skin that are treated by this facial treatment method. Your skin is sanded with tiny crystals applied using a hand-held device.

It is highly recommended to visit a dermatologist to help you with the facial treatment procedure. In case of any side effects, you need to report them to your dermatologist.


Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a form of treatment where doctors draw a person’s blood and process it to enhance the platelet concentration and inject it into the scalp. It is believed that PRP injections trigger the natural growth of hair by increasing the blood supply to the root of the follicle. Depending on the extent of the hair loss, PRP may be applied along with other hair loss treatment procedures or medication.

Study is ongoing to check the effectiveness of the treatment on hair loss. The treatment has been used in the past to treat injuries to the muscles, tendons and ligaments.

How Does PRP Therapy Work?

PRP therapy works in three stages. The treatments are completed in four to six weeks. The first step involves drawing blood from the arm and putting it into a centrifuge. This machine spins the blood at high speeds to separate the different components according to their densities.

Once the blood is separated, doctors draw the platelet-rich plasma into a syringe. This is then injected into the areas of the scalp that need increased hair growth. This may be repeated a few times until the doctor is satisfied that it is now effective.

What is the Cost of the Procedure?

This treatment costs anything between £1,000 and £3,000 for the initial three stages. Successive injections cost around £300 each. This price may go up if there are other nutritive components added to the initial PRP hair treatment. The treatment is regarded as a cosmetic procedure and may not be covered by many insurance plans. Others may cover a portion of the cost. 

All about feet condition

A podiatrist is a foot specialist and is also known as a chiropodist. The podiatry department treats the ankle, foot and connecting parts of the leg. Several foot conditions are common, including:

  • Blisters
  • Corns
  • Ingrown toenails
  • Bunions
  • Warts
  • Calluses
  • Smelly feet
  • nail and foot infections
  • Arthritis
  • Flat feet
  • Muscle pain or foot ligament
  • hammer toes
  • Cracked or dry heel skin

Reasons to to see a podiatrist?

 If you have pain or injury in your foot, a podiatrist, family or other specialist doctor is required. Your pain causes are determined by the examination. Your foot may pass through several tests and scans such as:

  • Nail swab
  • X-ray
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood test
  • MRI scan

When to see a podiatrist

Your standing, walking and running are facilitated by all parts of the body because they support your weight. Your movement may be limited by any foot pain. Your feet can be damaged by some health conditions if they are not well treated.

If you have an injury or foot pain, you need to see a podiatrist immediately. If some of these symptoms persist for more than one day, you need medical care. Such symptoms include:

  • Swelling
  • Severe pain
  • Open sore or wound
  • Tingling or numbness
  • Redness, tenderness, fever or warmth

If you cannot place the weight on your foot or walk, immediately contact your podiatrist. Even if you are healthy, you need to visit your podiatrist or family doctor for a check-up to ensure your feet are healthy.

5 Spa treatments made just for Christmas

Speak to many people about the year about to close and they speak of migraines, headaches and aches and pains. They haven’t heard how healing the body, mind and soul at a spa is the perfect way to manage a tough year.

They may have been looking for ways to relieve them of stress and anxiety in all the wrong places. Surely there must be a wonderful way to at least end the year on a high note so they’re better prepared for the new one?

Soothing, Energising Treatments for Men and Women
The spa at K West Hotel & Spa offers a complete range of treatments for both men as well as women and a range of massages including aromatherapy and specialized sports massages too.

Now Christmas spa treatments have been added in at special prices to treat a range of those everyday ailments that have been plaguing you throughout the year. You’ll have access to –
• Thermal facilities
• The Snow Paradise cabin
• Bubbles in the hydro-pool
• Private Relaks Room
• A snooze on a sunken bed in the Sun Meadow

Treatments are unlike other treatments during the year –

1. Spa After Work

You get a full body massage that lasts 60 minutes and a 30 minute facial
Robe, towel and slippers are provided.

2. Private Spa Xperience for Two

You get exclusive use of the private spa suite and enjoy 2 hours of treatment which includes a rasul healing mud ritual followed by lunch and champagne.

3. The Journey From Head To Toe
You get a 60-minute Chinese Fusion Massage as well as a 30-minute Chinese Reflexology which involves half-day use of the facilities. Robe, towel and slippers are provided.

4. Seasonal Treat

One night’s bed and continental breakfast as well as being able to choose any treatment of your choice which will last for 25 minutes. You have full use of the spa facilities on the day.

5. BeauTEAful Stay

A night’s bed and continental breakfast, Retro Afternoon Tea as well as the use of the spa on the day.

So when you need to relax your body and unwind your soul, make your way to K West Hotel & Spa – so effective for coping with stress.

Five things kids under 12 will enjoy doing in Bangkok

Bangkok is a busy, congested city and comes with a lot of activities for kids under 12 years. There is a lot to see and learn in this city. All one needs is a good rest in a nice comfortable room.

Lancaster Bangkok offers its customers a five-star accommodation in their serviced apartments. Kids get to enjoy free stay here! There are several thing kids can do for fun, but here are five best activities.

1. Dressing up.

For kids who love to try out different cultural outfits. Several stalls hire out costumes for everyone. Dressing up in Indian cultural cloths and having arms and fingernails painted is a cheap but worth experience.

2. Tuk Tuk / Boat ride.

Children will love the mode of transport in Bangkok. Traveling in a tuk-tuk for the first time is mind-blowing, and everyone will love it. Boat rides across the river are relatively cheap and very enjoyable.

3. Visit KidZania.

KidZania is a major kid stop where kids engage in fun activities like actual vocations. Children can try any activity like photography, culinary arts, or even piloting.

Kids compete after learning various activities and earn real money.

KidZania is technically located in a shopping center, so after enjoying what they offer, one hopes right into shopping!!

Shopping in a floating market often leaves kids mesmerized. For a total feel of Thai life, shopping for food in such a market is necessary. There are many delicacies offered like mango sticky rice.

4. Eat!!

In Bangkok, there is delicious, unique food for every taste. Even the pickiest kid gets too much to eat. There is food on the streets, food in the fast-food chain cafes and food in the five- star hotels like Lancaster Bangkok. Food in this city is never easily forgotten.

After all the day’s activities and all the adventures, good sleep in well-serviced rooms comes in handy. At Lancaster Bangkok hotel, the whole family is treated to a good dinner consisting some of the best Thai food in Bangkok.

Kids always enjoy watching traditional Thai dances. They get to take pictures with the beautiful dancers and carry the memories home.


Everyone who visits Bangkok with his kids lives to here recurring stories of the never-ending flashbacks from the kids. From food to historical and religious sites and modernized venues, Bangkok has all one needs on vacation.

A short history of mid-morning brunch

Read on as we take a short historical exploration of brunch, a dish that has become an important element for family and friends.

The name brunch is a combination of the concept of breakfast and lunch. It is believed to have originated in Britain in the 19th century. It can be traced to a column written for the Hunter’s Weekly by Guy Beringer in 1895. The writer had put in a case for the invention of a meal designed to be taken late Sunday mornings, especially for those who had raved the previous Saturday night. He praised brunch as a meal that encourages people to socialize and do away with the worries and struggles of the week that has passed. He even suggested alcohol to replace coffee and tea, so as to make life even brighter. This resulted in the writer being mentioned the following year in the issue of Punch. It was claiming how popular brunch had now become, and how many were embracing it to be seen as fashionable.

How others received it

Although brunch is a British concept, it was embraced in other parts of the world and especially in America. It was especially made popular by film stars in the 1930’s, who would make train stops for a late morning meal in Chicago. Sunday brunch would even gain more popularity after World War II since few people were going to church.

What constitutes brunch

One of the main elements that has not changed with brunch was the original suggestion by Beringer to serve it with alcohol. You will typically find most brunch menus serve it with drinks, especially for those who want to cure hangovers from the previous night. While alcoholic drinks are not for everyone, some of the common ingredients for brunch include fish balls, sandwich, strata bacon and fried egg among others.

Where to eat your brunch

Brunch has popularly been perceived as a group affair where friends and family can get together and enjoy a sweet and savoury meal that combines elements of breakfast or lunch. However, there are times when it may not be possible to make brunch at home, or maybe you may need a change of scenery to make it even more entertaining. If this is the case, one of the best places to enjoy brunch Hyde Park at the Royal Lancaster London. Here you can enjoy brunch as you get a chance to enjoy breathtakingly beautiful views of the London Skyline as you wind up a hectic week.