New York City

Which Has the Better Local Brews – London or NYC?

beer-1482748_640If you’re interested in beers, then sampling the local brews on offer at common tourist destinations is a great idea. Most towns and cities will have local brews, but some places have stronger microbrewery traditions than others.

Interestingly enough, both London and NYC have good microbrewery scenes. You will find no shortage of microbreweries to visit in those places, and you’ll also find plenty of establishments selling craft beers from not just London but other cities in the UK. If you’re in London, then it’s well worth visiting the Craft Beer Company bar. There are bars from this company all over the city, but the Faringdon branch is the ‘original’ one, and as such the flagship. It has a lot to offer to craft beer lovers. London is a great place to visit if you want to try simple but satisfying real ales, because there is a strong tradition of those in the city.

In NYC, there are a lot of breweries to choose from too. The Bronx Brewery is perhaps the best known, but other popular places to visit include the Bridge and Tunnel Company and the Chelsea Brewing Company.

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Craft brewing is a relatively new thing in NYC compared to in London, and the breweries are just starting to experiment with bold and rich tastes and new and exciting flavors. You’ll find everything from easy drinking beverages to sour, spicy, or fruity beers so there’s no shortage of drinks to enjoy.

It’s hard to beat the experience of trying real ales and fruity custom brews, fresh from the brewery – and picking up some bottles to take home too. If you’ve never tried real ale before, why not give it a go, straight from the source? We think you’ll love it. Please as always drink responsibly and if you think you may have a problem, consider talking to your healthcare provider.

The Columbus Circle in New York City

If you are planning to travel to New York, make an effort to visit this fascinating and historically rich landmark of the city. Build in 1905 and named after one of the most famous historians, the Columbus circle gives you one more reason to visit New York. This large traffic circle is located at intersection of Broadway, the Central Park South and Eight Avenue and at the center of this circle is the monument of Christopher Columbus the famous Italian navigator, explorer and colonizer. From this point, you can easily view the best architectural designs in New York including all the modern skyscrapers and it is also the point where all distances the city can be measured.

The Columbus circle in New York City was first designed by William Eno with the main purpose of easing traffic and improving road safety in the city. However, Frederick Law Olmsted the designer of the largest city parks globally later adopted the circle as the main entrance to this amazing park. Today, the circle today plays a bigger role than entry to Central park. Apart from being a Host to many diversions, the circle serves as the optical departure point to the city’s museums, venues for live music and performing arts, parks among others.

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The Columbus circle is literally the heartbeat of New York as its neighborhood has the most amazing buildings in the city. To the west of the circle is the Time Werner Center which among other things hosts the studio’s of CNN. To the opposite of Times Werner Center is the Maine monument which is another landmark feature in the city. The Maine monument was constructed in 1901 as a commemoration of the sailors who perished when Maine exploded in 1898 in the Havana harbor, Cuba. To the north is the Trump International Hotel and Tower which hosts the headquarters of Gulf+ Western and then the entrance to the Central park on the northeast.

Here’s a virtual tour of the Columbus Circle:

The circle was renovated in 2005 to give it a fresh and more attractive look to visitors. During the renovation more amenities like benches, paintings and fountains were added to the circle. Thus, if you are planning to tour New York, include the Columbus circle among your things to do.