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January Highlights

Start the New Year off as you mean to go on with our crash course in the best culture, events and nightlife in London. Forget the gym and forget the diet, pack your diary full of the capital’s biggest and best events this January to inspire you for the rest of the year. We’ve got a… Read more »

Chinese New Year 2020

Watch the colourful Chinese New Year parade pass through the streets of the West End and Chinatown London. Head over to Trafalgar Square for stage performances and all-day entertainment, or visit stages dotted across the West End for more Chinese New Year celebrations. In 2020, Chinese New Year falls on 25 January, celebrating the Year of the… Read more »

Lightopia Festival

Taking place at Chiswick House and Gardens, an 18th century villa with classical landscapes, Lightopia is an immersive and visually-dramatic lantern and light festival, that promises to fuse beautiful art installations with interactive experience. Lightopia is an exploration of light, movement and form, beautifully captivating the senses with unique interactive and immersive lights, lanterns, installations… Read more »

‘The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’

Step through the wardrobe this winter into the magical kingdom of Narnia for the most mystical of adventures in a faraway land. Join Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as they wave goodbye to wartime Britain and say hello to a talking Faun, an unforgettable Lion and the coldest, cruellest White Witch.This critically acclaimed production reunites… Read more »

Winter Lights at Canary Wharf

The award-winning Winter Lights returns to Canary Wharf in January for a sixth year! Canary Wharf will be transformed by over 25 spectacular installations, leaving the dark winter evenings aglow. The spectacle will showcase light art and interactive installations by some of the most innovative artists across the globe working in light art today. Some… Read more »

GOLD RESTAURANT

Gold is a neighbourhood restaurant and late night bar in the beating heart of Portobello Road. Inspired by the area’s diverse cultural history and artistic eclecticism, Gold is informal and honest, with a humble menu focussed on generous, seasonal plates cooked in wood ovens and served to share. Set over three floors, Gold’s diverse space… Read more »

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 »