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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 »

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland –  22nd November  – 6th January  

The Grinch would have a real job stealing all the Christmas from Hyde Park’s massive tribute to festive fun, which is back for an twelfth year in 2018. Entry to Winter Wonderland is free, and a wander past the fairground rides, around child-friendly Santa Land (including Santa’s grotto) or through the Christmas markets is a… 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 »

October Highlights

The return of crisp days and cold evenings mean that autumn is well and truly here, but that’s no excuse to hibernate. Take a long, or short, walk and see the capital’s trees change colour on a city walk that ends with Sunday lunch at one of London’s best pubs with a fire, or for something altogether spookier,… Read more »

London Film Festival – 10th – 21st October

The London Film Festival, officially called the BFI London Film Festival is organised annually by the British Film Institute (BFI) since 1953. It is the UK’s largest public Festival of its kind and is visited by thousands of film enthusiasts who have the the ability to see over 300 films, documentaries and shorts from all… Read more »

London Restaurant Festival

October brings even more excuses to eat out with the return of London Restaurant Festival, a line-up of mini menus, food events, tasting evenings and more involving hundreds of the capital’s best venues. Book exclusive (and keenly priced) ‘Festival Menus’ at the likes of Skylon Grill, R.S. Hispaniola and The Trafalgar Dining Rooms. The ‘Side Orders’ schedule of events… Read more »

Museums At Night

If getting the chance to experience even more culture, talks, exhibitions during after-hours sounds like an absolute treat, you need to get involved with ‘Museums at Night’. Part of a UK-wide festival, ‘Museums at Night’ events across London give you a chance to see new and exciting parts of a number of world-class cultural institutions,… Read more »

Meal or drinks with a view? Madison at St Pauls is your place!

Madison boasts a real Manhattan style restaurant open from midday until late. The menu features superb grills from the wood fired Josper oven, delicious salads, burgers and a comforting selection of slow cooked classics. The Bar at Madison is a destination in its own right with spectacular city views, a wide range of cocktails and… Read more »

Diwali on the Square

This annual celebration in Trafalgar Square marks the Festival of Lights with heaps of food, music, activities and fun. The live line-up will include both traditional religious performances and contemporary Asian music and dance. Market stalls will offer arts, crafts and vegetarian Southeast Asian food and there’ll be workshops and activities for all ages. 13th… Read more »

September Highlights

Think that September is just the damp end of summer? Think again. It’s still warm enough to enjoy some of outdoor London, pop-ups continue to provide food, booze and fun, and there are tons of great autumn events to enjoy. There’s also the month-long Totally Thames festival to dip into, and anyone desperate to get indoors should check the excellent Open House London weekend. Totally… Read more »

London Design Festival – 15th-23th September

London Design Festival celebrates and promotes London as the design capital of the world. Now in its sixteen year, the Festival will be returning to venues and institutions across the city. Explore a range of creative installations and events celebrating a contemporary design. During the festival, hundreds of large-scale installations, exhibitions and events pop up in many… Read more »