Since releasing her first best-selling album in 1985, Whitney Houston quickly cemented her position among the great icons of music history, clocking up seven consecutive number 1s on the Billboard chart, an acting career that included the cult hit The Bodyguard, and of course, the phenomenal success of ‘I Will Always Love You’, the best-selling female artist single of all time. In special tribute to the star, whose untimely death in 2012 devastated fans around the world, Madame Tussauds London unveiled a new wax figure of Houston on October 19th, welcomed to the museum by a 30-strong gospel choir.
Category: Things To Do
November 10, 2013
Celebrate Christmas this year with Viator and see the top London attractions sparkle away from the crowds!
London’s spectacular Christmas lights cast a spell over the city’s landmarks throughout the holiday season, setting the scene for a festive shopping frenzy right up until the tail end of Christmas Eve.
October 28, 2013
Things to Do This Week in London: Nov 11th – Nov 25th
With open-air ice rinks, Christmas markets and seasonal food fairs popping up all over the city, it’s time to get in the Christmas spirit this week in London.
October 8, 2013
With the spookiest night of the year just around the corner, London is all set for its annual ghoulish makeover, bringing with it a week of gruesome attractions and spine-tingling events. Largely reported to be one of the most haunted capital cities in the world, there’s nowhere better to celebrate Halloween than London.
October 4, 2013
‘Remember remember the fifth of November, gunpower treason and plot.’ These are the words to a nursery rhyme that every child growing up in England knows. The rhyme tell the story of Guy Fawkes and his twelve co-plotters who decided to blow up the Houses of Parliament in 1605 because they were sick of feeling persecuted for being Catholic.
October 1, 2013
With its reputation for edgy designers and effortlessly cool style, London is a Mecca for fashion forward individuals and vintage collectors, but those seeking the city’s most innovative designs won’t find them on Oxford Street. East London, with its eclectic markets, vintage clothing stores and quirky boutiques is the place to go, so hop on the tube and head to Whitechapel, Aldgate or Shoreditch, from where it’s easy to walk to the main shopping areas. To help you plan your day of shopping, here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll find out east.
September 16, 2013
As the city’s most macabre tourist attraction, the London Dungeon is the perfect place to spend Halloween in London and the scariest night of the year will be celebrated in suitably gruesome style. After relocating earlier this year to a new location between County Hall and the London Eye, the revamped London Dungeon plans to pull out all the stops for Halloween 2013.
September 10, 2013
Each Friday night the streets of London come alive with the whirring of hundreds of tiny wheels, as a huge crowd of rollerbladers, quad skaters and skateboarders shoot through the city center, accompanied by blaring music. This is London’s Friday night skate (FNS), one of the most thrilling ways to get the inside scoop on the city’s hotspots.
September 3, 2013
Whether tucking into a roast with friends down the local pub or gathering with the family to indulge in some delicious home cooking, the long-standing tradition of British Sunday Lunch is honored across the country. Enjoying a Sunday Lunch involves tucking into a full roast dinner with all the trimmings – veggies, potatoes, stuffing, Yorkshire puddings and lashings of gravy – and you’re not done until you’ve loosened your belt a couple of holes.
August 28, 2013
Spearheading the 21st century British pop invasion, One Direction have been soaring to the top of the UK and American charts since finishing 3rd on the British X Factor in 2010. But forget the multiple Brit and MTV awards, 19 million singles sold worldwide and the hotly anticipated 2013 ‘This is Us’ film release – surely the most exciting moment in One Direction history was when their waxwork clones were unveiled at London’s famous Madame Tussauds in early 2013.