Category Archives: Gibraltar

Don’t Bet On It

Many of the betting companies operating in the UK do so through hundreds of high street branches. But a great proportion of bets are also placed  on-line via on their websites and phone lines. Such on-line bets are regulated and taxed … Continue reading

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You can bank on those Gibraltarians

The Finance Industry is a major part of Gibraltar’s economy.  When you pass any UK high street bank,  call to mind that it is likely to have a presence in Gibraltar too.  Barclays, Lloyds, RBS.NatWest. Gibraltar based banks with names not … Continue reading

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Gibraltar Castle – call in for a pint

In Harpenden, to the North of  London, is a charming pub, the Gibraltar Castle. It’s well worth visit. It dates back to 1799.   Check out its website.

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Another ‘Gibraltar House’, Harlesden

There’s a fine looking 1930’s block of residential flats in Harlesden. It displays its name ‘Gibraltar House’ proudly.  And here it is on street view.  You want to buy a flat? – click here to get started.

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Gibraltar Walk, Bethnal Green

Off Bethnal Green Road is ‘Gibraltar Walk’   Along one side remains a terrace of nineteenth century red brick workshops, once used in the area’s former furniture trade. You can see Gibraltar Walk on ‘street view’ here.  There’s a good history of Gibraltar Walk here.

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Gibraltar House, Strand

The business of Gibraltar in London is looked after at  Gibraltar House in the Strand.          It  also serves as a tourist office. The 30,000 people of Gibraltar  held referendums regarding sovereignty passing to (1967) or being shared with (2002) Spain. The … Continue reading

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‘Borne’ For The Sun

Finnish Company ‘Sunborn Group‘, based in Turku, Finland,  owns hotels around the world, including ‘yacht hotels’ in London and Gibraltar. Yacht hotels are cruise ships fitted out for accommodation, rather than for cruising.  They are permanently moored.  See background here. In … Continue reading

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