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December Highlights

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in London – the trees are up, the Christmas lights are on and the seasonal songs are already driving us insane. This December, gear yourself for some serious festive cheer and head to one of London’s events full of the holiday spirit. We reckon a quick spin around… Read more »

Christmas at Kew

As twilight falls, the magic begins…Now in its sixth year, our 2018 winter trail will be bigger than ever before, with over a million twinkling pea-lights and thousands of laser beams. Walk under welcoming arches into a world festooned with seasonal cheer and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.  New this year,… Read more »

New Year`s day Parade

Watch the spectacular New Year’s Day Parade along the streets of London’s West End this New Year’s Day. Every year, dancers, acrobats, cheerleaders, marching bands, historic vehicles and more assemble in the heart of the capital for a colourful celebration of contemporary performances and traditional pomp and ceremony, with huge balloons, music and confetti filling… Read more »

Vespucci Adventures

Vespucci Adventures evolved from our passion for long distance walking and cycling.  Day to day worries fall by the wayside, the spirit being freed by the shared experience and sense of challenge. We want to inspire a new generation to follow in our footsteps by giving you all you need to get out there and… Read more »

Christmas by the River 2018

Explore the twinkling wooden cabins and savour seasonal fare with Christmas By The River at London Bridge City.The traditional Christmas market stretches along The Queen’s Walk from Hay’s Galleria and London Bridge City Pier to The Scoop at More London, overlooking London icons including Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and the City of London.Pick… Read more »

The Quality Chop House

The Quality Chop House (re)opened in 2012, having been a restaurant on Farringdon Road since it was built in 1869. Despite our heritage (and our Grade-II listed Victorian decor) we aim to offer modern, innovative cooking based around the finest ingredients the British Isles provide. And because of our heritage, a chop (or a steak… 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 »

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 »

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 »