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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 »

Natural History Museum Ice Rink

Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine in the air. This year, the rink will provide the usual festive fun on its perimeter with an indoor Café Bar and viewing balcony overlooking the ice and picturesque lights that are open to all. Booking is recommended. 21 November… Read more »

Christmas lights in London

Whether you’re making an excursion to one of capital’s many Christmas markets and fairs, planning to practice your Torville and Dean routine at one of London’s many ice rinks, or are even doing a spot of shopping at one of London’s best Christmas shops, make sure you take a detour to one of the truly spectacular illuminations lighting up our city. Layer up, grab… Read more »

Southbank Centre Winter Festival

The annual Winter Market will be back with mulled wine and seasonal treats galore, while other highlights include a musical puppet version of ‘Black Beauty’ (Dec 14-Jan 5), retro circus show (Dec 19-Jan 5), Christmas-themed concerts from the Philharmonia Orchestra (Dec 15), seasonal gigs from Rufus & Martha Wainwright’s (Dec 6), Ian Shaw & Claire Martin (Dec 8) and… Read more »

Coppa Club

Positioned next to Tower Bridge and opposite the Shard it boasts what must be one of the largest riverside terraces in London, but the big glass windows mean you can soak up the sights even when it’s too chilly to go al fresco.  A relaxed menu combines small plates, dishes from the grill, pizzas and… 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 »

The Lord Mayor’s Show

Celebrate the new Lord Mayor as the spectacular procession winds its way between Bank and Aldwych for The Lord Mayor’s Show. The Lord Mayor’s Show dates back to 1215, when King John granted a charter allowing the citizens of London to elect their own mayor. Every year since, the newly elected Lord Mayor has travelled from… Read more »

Skate at Somerset House

A glorious backdrop and special events help make a trip to this outdoor rink one of the capital’s most festive outings. Now in its twentieth year, the arrival of the ice rink in Somerset House’s grand eighteenth-century courtyard is something of a festive institution. The 900-square-metre outdoor rink returns to the spot from November 13 to… Read more »

Winter Wonderland

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is London’s spectacular Christmas destination and is FREE to enter! Located in the heart of London, get ready to fully immerse yourself in all things festive from 21st November 2019 to 5th January 2020. Open at 4pm on Thursday 21st November, Winter Wonderland is then open every day from 10am to… Read more »

Coq d’Argent- Restaurant

Coq d’Argent serves classic French food in its spectacular rooftop setting at No.1 Poultry in the City of London. In addition to the main restaurant, the brasserie offers a less formal menu at lunchtime, while the outdoor terraces and gardens provide a verdant oasis in the heart of the Square Mile. Coq d’Argent – No… Read more »

Southbank Centre Winter Festival

Fun-filled family shows, festive goodies at Southbanks’s markets and pop-ups, twinkling lights, dazzling comedy and cabaret – with more seasonal delights than you can shake a stocking at, Southbank Centre in winter is truly magical. Saddle up for a five-star retelling of Black Beauty. Blending storytelling, music and puppetry, it’s a must for fans of… 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

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 Cocktail Week

Get ready to tap that tipple as this October, London Cocktail Week returns for another week-long celebration of the capital’s best mixology. As per last year, there are no wristbands to be had, with festival passes once again available through the DrinkUp. London app. A £10 pass will give drink aficionados access to all sorts of fabulous pop-up cocktail… Read more »

Oktoberfest in London

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 »