Limo Hire Blackpool
Travelling around Blackpool in your luxury stretch limousine is an experience in itself, For your knowledge we have provided some useful information about the area you are traveling in. Blackpool is a seaside town in north-western England. It is traditionally part of Lancashire, but on April 1, 1998 the town was made into an independent unitary authority.
It is believed to get its name from a long gone drainage channel which ran over a peat bog. The water which ran into the sea at Blackpool was black from the peat and formed a "black pool" in waters of the Irish Sea. (In Gaelic, Black Pool is Dubh Lihn, which in turn became Dublin.)
It is generally believed locally that people originating from Blackpool are called "Sand Grown" or "Sandgrown'uns," but these terms may be applied to natives of any littoral settlement.
The town boundaries are drawn very tightly, and exclude the nearby settlements of Fleetwood, Cleveleys, Thornton, Poulton-le-Fylde and Lytham St Anne's. Blackpool Borough, unlike its neighbours, is almost completely urbanised.
Blackpool's night life is reknowned throughout the UK. Pubs and Nightclubs in Blackpool are second to none. Blackpool's home to the Syndicate, the biggest night club in the UK but in Blackpool pubs you'll find something for everyone from themed bars to family friendly pubs. There's always something happening in Blackpool all through the year. Whether it's a dance festival or the magic circle you will find always find an Event in Blackpool that interests you. And if you're organising an event in Blackpool there are venues and accommodation to match all pockets. Just contact StayBlackpool and we'll tell you how we can help event and exhibition organisers like you to hold your events in Blackpool.
To make your life easier the Blackpool Hotels and Guesthouse Association has put together a directory of attractions in Blackpool
Blackpool's attractions are universally famous. Blackpool has something for everyone from the famous Blackpool Tower, Winter Gardens Blackpool and Blackpool Pleasure Beach to the smaller yet no less exciting Sandcastle Waterworld, SeaLife Centre, Blackpool Zoo and Stanley Park. There is also a good nightlife in Blackpool. There are a variety of Night clubs in Blackpool, Pubs in Blackpool and if you fancy eating out in Blackpool there are many and varied Restaurants in Blackpool
VIP Limos specialises in Blackpool limo hire and has a reputation for quality and first class service, offering some of the best and most luxurious limousines in the industry. From our stunning monster Hummer limousines, to our Chrysler 300, pink hummer limo, and our enviable Oldsmobile 1958, we pride ourselves on having something for everyone. We offer breathtaking quality vehicles for wedding limousine hire, school prom limos to make your child’s day something to remember and party limousines for a night out in style. However, regardless of the occasion, hiring a Blackpool limousine is the perfect way to ensure that you have a day or night to remember, so celebrate in style!
Manchester Piccadilly Station, the principal railway and Metrolink station in Manchester.
Manchester and North West England are served by Manchester Airport. The airport is the busiest in terms of passenger traffic in the UK outside London, serving 22 million passengers in 2006. Airline service exists to many destinations in Europe, North America, the Caribbean, Africa, the Middle East and Asia (with more destinations from Manchester than from London Heathrow). A second runway was opened in 2001 and, in conjunction with continued terminal improvements, airport officials believe that will allow growth to 40.7 million passengers by 2015. Airport transfers are provided by VIP limousines.
Manchester is well served by train. In terms of passengers, Manchester Piccadilly is the busiest train station in England, outside London. Local operator Northern Rail operates all over the north of England, and other national operators include Virgin Trains. The Liverpool and Manchester Railway was the first passenger railway in the world. Greater Manchester has an extensive countywide railway network, and two mainline stations. Manchester city centre is also serviced by over a dozen rail-based park and ride sites. Manchester became the first city in the UK to acquire a modern light rail system when the Manchester Metrolink opened in 1992. An expansion programme is underway. In October 2007, the government announced that a feasibility study had been ordered into increasing the capacity at Piccadilly station and turning Manchester into the rail hub of the north.
The city has one of the most extensive bus networks outside London with over 50 bus companies operating in the Greater Manchester region radiating from the city. Prior to the deregulation of 1986, SELNEC and later GMPTE operated all buses in Manchester. The bus system were then taken over by GM Buses which after privatisation was split into GM Buses North and GM Buses South and taken over by First Manchester and Stagecoach Manchester respectively. First Manchester also operates a three route zero-fare bus service called Metroshuttle which carries commuters around Manchester's business districts.
An extensive canal network remains from the Industrial Revolution, nowadays mainly used for leisure. The Manchester Ship Canal is open, but traffic to the upper reaches is light.
Blackpool Dance Festival is a world famous annual ballroom dance competition of international significance:
Blackpool Illuminations consisting of a series of lighted displays and collages arranged along the entire length of the sea front, seven miles (11km) in total, attract many visitors from late August to early November; a time when most British seaside resorts' holiday seasons have already ended. This results in some spectacular traffic snarl-ups as most people now view the lights from cars and coaches which crawl nose-to-tail along the whole length of the sea front, particularly so at weekends and during school holidays. Each season a famous person "flicks the switch" to turn the lights on in an opening night Switch on ceremony. Scottish actor David Tennant flicked the switch for the 2007 display on 31 August.
Blackpool also holds the national limousine convoy which has been entered into the Guinness book of records for the worlds longest convoy of limousines , the lead car was supplied by Style Limos of Manchester the Ferrari Limo
Blackpool has gained renown as a lesbian and gay destination (see Gay Blackpool), with clubs such as the Flamingo Club, Mardi Gras Bar, the Flying Handbag pub, and many gay-run hotels and guest-houses, with some catering exclusively for the gay community. These tend to be inland, nearer to the railway station "Blackpool North" than to the sea. There is also the world famous drag cabaret burlesque show bar, Funny Girls, (who have performed on television and for royalty), alongside the Flamingo in the building that was formerly the Odeon Cinema; the building retains many of its Art Deco features.
Blackpool is continually striving to improve its position within today's tourist industry. One controversial proposal, which had the involvement of the local council, was to transform Blackpool into a casino resort along the lines of Las Vegas and Atlantic City, making it the centre point of gambling in the UK. However, Manchester was unexpectedly selected for the initial trial by the Government's Casinos Advisory Panel. Since this decision, Blackpool's council and MPs have lobbied Parliament extensively, claiming their bid was misunderstood. The local newspaper, the Blackpool Gazette, sent a petition signed by over 11,500 local residents and visitors demanding the decision be reconsidered. On 29 March 2007, the Advisory Panel's recommendations were approved by the House of Commons, but rejected by the House of Lords, meaning the bill must now be reconsidered by parliament. This has led many in the town to feel that Blackpool has been given a "second chance" to prove its' case, and as of April 2007, the town's representatives are still heavily lobbying parliament to award the casino to Blackpool.
Other future projects include a £500m scheme to build Storm City a proposed multi-themed indoor entertainment complex on a 30 acre site between Rigby Road and Central Drive. Storm City would house -
- A 12,000 seated Arena
- Four World Class hotels
- Shopping areas
- Five themed entertainment areas
- Rooftop gardens
- Blackpool's own version of the London Eye.
In March 2007 Blackpool Council signed up to a three month deal to work exclusively with the developers of Storm City.
A second scheme, which is primarily aimed at the local population, but will also benefit those holidaymakers travelling to the town by rail, named Talbot Gateway would be a £285m Civic Quarter, for which International project management specialist AMEC has been chosen to transform what is at present a rundown area around Blackpool North railway station into a what Blackpool Council hope will be a world class gateway with new office and retail space as well as a public square, dubbed the Talbot Plaza. The development would be 'wrapped' around Blackpool North railway station so that rail passengers arrive at street level into the new plaza with views down to the seafront, making their arrival at Blackpool a much more pleasant experience that at present. The regeneration company behind much of the towns current and future development, ReBlackpool are working with Blackpool Council and AMEC to sort out the planning application
Blackpool Tower, opened in 1894; it has been a dominant landmark of the Blackpool skyline since that time. Inspired by the Eiffel Tower of Paris, France, it is 158 metres (518 ft 9 in) tall. Beneath the tower is a complex of leisure facilities, entertainment venues and restaurants, including the world famous Tower Ballroom and Tower Circus.
North Pier - The northernmost of Blackpool's three piers. It includes a small shopping arcade, a small tramway and the North Pier Theatre toward the end of the pier. The pier end also used to have a helicopter pad, but this was damaged at Christmas 1997 by a windstorm and it collapsed into the Irish Sea.
The middle pier, includes a large ferris wheel and shops.
The southernmost pier. Almost directly opposite the Pleasure Beach, it houses a theme park.
Pleasure Beach Blackpool - a famous theme park. Rides include the Pepsi Max Big One, which was the world's fastest and tallest complete circuit rollercoaster between 1994 and 1996. The Winter Gardens is a large entertainment and conference venue in the town centre. Includes the Opera House (one of the largest theatres in Europe), Pavilion Theatre, Empress Ballroom, Spanish Hall, Arena and Olympia.
Beach - Stretching along the whole seafront. The main natural attraction for tourists.
Funny Girls - World Famous Drag Cabaret Burlesque Showbar, located on the North Shore.
Blackpool Zoo - provides a home to over 1500 animals from all over the world.
Grand Theatre - Victorian theatre designed by Frank Matcham. Also now known as the National Theatre of Variety.
Great Promenade Show - Series of modern artwork installations along Blackpool's South Promenade. Includes the Blackpool High Tide Organ an unusual musical monument which uses the movements of the sea to make music.
Louis Tussaud's Waxworks - Waxwork Museum, featuring models of celebrities, musicians, sports personalities and the famous Chamber of Horrors.
Sandcastle Water Park - An indoor swimming pool with slides and waves. Next to the South Pier.
Stanley Park - Grade II Historic Park & Gardens with Golf Course, Cricket Club, Sports Arena, Lake, Art Deco Restaurant, Model Village, Gardens, etc.
Odeon Cinema - Situated on a multi-complex site, on Rigby Road, with 10 screens.
The Syndicate Superclub, holds just over 5,000 people.
The Biggest Doctor Who Exhibition in the UK contains props and costumes from the long-running BBC TV series, including some from recently aired programmes.