Posted on 10th August, 2016

Notting Hill Carnival: History and Culture

In a couple of weeks hundreds of thousands of visitors will flock to west London for the largest street festival in Europe. Notting Hill Carnival is renowned for its Caribbean atmosphere, costumed performers, steel bands and delicious food, and has been held on the streets of London W11 for the past 50 years, however many people are unaware of how the festival started and what it stands for. The event originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities in the UK to celebrate their cultures and traditions, similar to the Caribbean carnivals of the early 19th century. These types...


Posted on 13th July, 2016

Things to Do in London with Kids This Summer

The Summer holidays are almost here, and with them comes the struggle of finding an exciting new activity to do with the kids every day. You want to explore options that will keep them entertained and maintain variety across the next few weeks. Family trips during Summer build memories that will be cherished for years to come. Here are our top picks when it comes to lesser known activities that are relaxing and enjoyable, with a foolproof recipe to keep the little ones entertained. The Harry Potter Tours If you have children who are most likely to scream with excitement...


Science Museum
Posted on 23rd June, 2016

Science Museum Summer Exhibitions

London’s Science Museum is the most visited science and technology museum in Europe, and for good reason! The interactive and thought provoking galleries really do bring science to life. This summer the Science Museum has some very exciting exhibitions that are sure to entertain and educate the whole family: Leonardo da Vinci: The Mechanics of Genius  Leonardo da Vinci is famous for his paintings such as The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa; however he is less known for his talents as a brilliant and insatiably curious engineer. The Science Museum’s internationally-acclaimed exhibition investigates both the facts and misconceptions that...


Chelsea Flower Show
Posted on 5th May, 2016

Chelsea Flower Show 2016

We are finally starting to see a glimpse of summer after a few cold and miserable months, and what better way to enjoy the lovely weather than with 5 days of the world’s greatest flower show? A tradition in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea since 1862, between 24-28 May we will once again see the Royal Hospital Chelsea packed with exquisite plant displays and spectacular show gardens. The world renowned show was once the largest flower show in Britain but has since been overtaken by Hampton Court; however it is still the most prestigious show of its kind....


Posted on 5th April, 2016

London Marathon 2016

In less than a month thousands will flock to the capital for one of the biggest events in the sporting calendar. The London Marathon attracts a huge number of runners every year to raise money for charity, many taking to the streets in fancy dress, hoping to stand out from the crowds as a giant penguin, a slow-moving snail or a London bus. It is hard to imagine this iconic London event all started in the pub back in 1978. Co-founders of the marathon, John Disley and Chris Brasher, were discussing the New York City Marathon with friends and were...


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