Flying the English Channel For 100 Years

This Saturday, July 25, marks 100 years since French aviator Louis Bleriot hopped the 26 miles of the English Channel between Calais and Dover and landed himself in the record books. Here's how you can go further than brave Louis!

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London, England (PRWeb UK) July 23, 2009

As hard as it may be to believe, this Saturday (July 25) marks the 100th anniversary of Louis Blériot's famed first flight across the English Channel from Calais to Dover. It certainly highlights the incredible distance that technology and transportation has come over the past century.

Blériot embarked on his quest on that fateful day in 1909 in response to a contest run by the Daily Mail newspaper. Displaying the spirit and ingenuity of the era, Louis steered his Blériot VIII monoplane across the Channel in just 37 minutes!

Now you can continue the journey on to London using some 21st Century technology with lastminute.com. Experiencing history has never been as fun as it will be this summer in London, Paris and many other major cities in this part of Europe and the way to find the best deals on last minute hotels is online.

Find Great Deals In London And Paris

Whether you choose to celebrate Blériot's amazing accomplishment from the shores of England or La Belle France, it's bound to be a holiday you won't soon forget. lastminute.com -- Europe's biggest travel website -- has a great range of deals on London Hotels, as well as rooms in Paris or even Calais so you can commemorate Blériot's feat in your own way. There's absolutely no reason for having to spend a great deal of money on hotel accommodation -- you just need to know where to look. Despite the short notice, many hotels London included -- are happy to offer reasonable rates to travelers who book their stays through the appropriate places.

Remembering A Key Moment In Aviation History

If you're a student of history, you're sure to enjoy all of the interesting displays that are certain to be found all around London and Paris in honour of this important event. Many last minute hotels can still be found and are eager to accommodate people who want to get in on all of the fun. Whether it's just an extended weekend holiday -- or a more lengthy trip - being present for the festivities is sure to be well worth it, and that's where lastminute.com comes in.

So don't delay a minute longer -- start checking out hotels and deals at lastminute.com right away. You can book accommodation and make yourself a part of the fun. At the same time, you can learn more about Blériot's trailblazing achievement and get a better feel and understanding for just how critical this event actually was.

Between the history and the excitement, a good time is sure to be had by all.

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