Last month was a big moment for Shakespeare fans around the world, as April 23rd 2016 marked the 400th anniversary of the iconic playwright’s death. Don’t worry if you missed the big day – special events, performances and exhibitions will be continuing all year long in London. To give you some ideas, here are five ways to celebrate Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary in London.
Category: Festivals & Events
May 12, 2016
February 9, 2016
Love it or hate it, there’s no ignoring Valentine’s Day, and whether you relish the opportunity to be romantic or write it off as another money-spinner for the greeting card industry, you’ll likely still find yourself doing something on February 14th. Forget grand gestures, generic chocolate boxes and cutesy teddy bears, though – make 2016 the year to do something a bit different for Valentine’s, whether that means organizing a truly unforgettable evening or boycotting romantic celebrations altogether. To get you thinking along the right track, here are nine things not to do on Valentine’s Day in London.
January 5, 2016
After its enormous Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, you’d be forgiven for thinking London would quieten down in January. Thankfully, there’s plenty of festive cheer left, and visiting London in January is a great time to soak up the holiday atmosphere without the pre-Christmas crowds. Wrap up warm and kick off the new year with some of these fun January events.
December 1, 2015
With dazzling illuminations, crowds of Christmas shoppers and no shortage of festive cheer; spending the holiday season is London is sure to be memorable. Here are just some of the fun events to enjoy in London in December.
November 3, 2015
November marks the start of the winter months in London but while the frosty mornings might not make you feel like sightseeing, it’s still an atmospheric time of year to visit. Towards the end of the month, the streets of London will be illuminated with Christmas lights and festive decorations, and it’s a great time for early Christmas shopping, free from the crush of holiday season tourists.
October 6, 2015
Autumn in London might mean shorter days and cooler nights, but it’s still an atmospheric time to visit the capital, with colorful fall foliage blanketing the city parks and a host of festivals and events to distract you from the cold. Fewer crowds and shoulder-season prices also make visiting London in October a good time for sightseeing, after which you can warm up with a traditional pub dinner.
September 12, 2015
With the spookiest night of the year just around the corner, London is all set for its annual ghoulish makeover, with shop windows decked out with jack-o-lanterns and fake bats, trick-or-treaters taking to the streets and a whole week of special events, horror movie screenings and costume parties. Renowned as one of the most haunted capital cities in Europe, Halloween in London is the ideal time to discover the city’s dark side on a London Ghost Tour or follow in the footsteps of London’s most notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper, but they’ll also be a host of family-friendly scares to enjoy at the city’s top attractions.
September 1, 2015
Summer might be coming to an end in London and the nights getting cooler — the average temperature in September is 16°C, with highs starting off around 20°C (make sure to pack a light jacket or raincoat, as well as a warm sweater for the evening hours) — but there’s still plenty to see and do in London in September. Here are a few dates for your diary.
August 18, 2015
Whether you’ve blown all your funds during your summer holidays or are saving for the holiday season, autumn is the ideal time to save money in London. To help you make the most of your trip without breaking your budget, here are 25 free things to do this fall in London.
August 4, 2015
It’s the busiest and sunniest month in the British capital and there are plenty of good reasons to visit London in August. This is the time to rent a deckchair in the park, relax in a beer garden or cool off at one of London’s lidos, but there are also a host of open-air festivals, seasonal markets and alfresco events to fill up your itinerary. Here are a few of the most important dates for your diary.