New Year's Eve in London
Posted on 14th December, 2016

New Year’s Eve 2016 in London

December 31st is fast approaching, and London is without a doubt one of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve. If you don’t have any plans for the big night yet, then don’t panic! Some of London’s biggest events are already sold out, including the famous New Year’s Eve Fireworks, but we have found some of the best events in the capital that still have some space available: New Year’s Eve in the Sky Welcome in 2017 with spectacular 360 views across the capital at Sky Bar. Live cooking stations will be serving complimentary food from around the world,...

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Christmas in London
Posted on 23rd November, 2016

Christmas 2016 in London

In just a few days advent calendar doors will be opened, Christmas trees and twinkling lights will start appearing, and the Christmas shopping panic will be well on its way. We’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas events in London to take the stress off and enjoy the festivities this December: Be dazzled by divine decorations Head to Oxford Street for Christmas shopping and gaze at some of the most famous Christmas lights in the country. 2016 is the 57th year the iconic road has been decorated for the festive period, and this year features 1778 snowball decorations, using...

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halloween events in london
Posted on 17th October, 2016

Halloween Events in London

Started as a Celtic festival known as Samhain, Halloween was originally about lighting bonfires and donning scary costumes to keep away roaming ghosts and demons. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III declared November 1 to be a time where all saints and martyrs would be honoured and remembered, and it was known as All Saints Day. It incorporated some of the Samhain traditions, and the evening before was called All Hallows Eve. Later, the day after became known as Halloween, and over time it became a community based celebration. If you have been to every Halloween celebration in your...

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Posted on 5th September, 2016

London Fashion Week 2016

London Fashion Week is one of the hottest events of the year, setting upcoming trends in the clothing industry from designers across the world. It is considered a highly prestigious event for the fashion connoisseur, and has been since its creation in 1984. Held twice each year, in February and September, it is one of the major fashion events globally alongside Paris, Milan, and New York. Over 5,000 buyers and members of the press attend the shows, with around £100m being spent on orders each show. In fact, its popularity has become so widespread that there is even a separate...

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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...

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