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November Highlights

November in London may mean evenings are longer and the days chillier, but that’s no reason to hole up at home. London is packed with a whole host of ace events and things to do.  The biggie event is Bonfire Night and the many glorious firework displays taking place across the city. We’ve got Christmas lights starting to illuminate the capital, ice… Read more »

Bonfire Night Fireworks

As the autumn evenings get chillier, November steps up with loads of fireworks to warm us all up. Wrap up snug, head to one of the capital’s many bonfire displays, and enjoy a show of colours over London’s top attractions and beyond. Firework displays take place across the whole of London. Stay in your local area, or venture further afield, and pick… Read more »

Skate at Somerset House

Get your skates on. Somerset House’s grand 18th-century courtyard is the stunning setting for an ice rink again this winter. No matter how unimpressive your skating skills a trip to this 900-square-metre outdoor rink will be the very definition of festive fun. There are lots of tempting extras too: the Fortnum’s Lodge offers champagne, mulled wine and… Read more »

Christmas Lights In London

November is the month when London gets transformed into the sparkliest, blingiest, most festive place on earth with the switching on of Christmas lights all over town. This is London at its most bling. There’s nothing like the twinkle of London Christmas lights to give the city an instant festive makeover. Get planning your wintery outing with… Read more »

Southbank Centre Winter Festival

The Southbank Centre Winter Festival returns in 2018. Along with its array of festive shows and performances, they will also be celebrating the coldest season with a fistful of fun pop-ups and activities along a Nordic theme. You’ll find plenty more than baubles and gingerbread to tempt you in the wooden chalets that will make… Read more »

Hungry? Why not try… Humble Grape Blackfriars

If you don’t know your Bordeaux from your Burgundy, wine bars can be intimidating. Happily, that’s not the case at Humble Grape, which lives up to its name with an unpretentious approach to vino. Having originally made its home in Battersea, this independent wine bar and shop has opened a second branch down a cobbled… Read more »