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.
Category: Festivals & Events
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.
August 2, 2015
Downton Abbey’s highly anticipated Season 6 won’t be hitting the small screen until later in the year (US fans will have to wait until 2016), but those looking to get their fix of all things Downton will want to add August 16th to their diaries. For one night only, guests are invited to attend a special champagne reception and tour at the real-life Downton Abbey – the magnificent Highclere Castle, owned by the Earl and Countess of Carnarvon.
July 21, 2015
When it comes to food, London has come a long way from its former bland reputation, and today the British capital offers roaming foodies a startling variety of ethnic cuisines, gourmet gastronomy and wholesome homegrown recipes. This is a city where you can splash out on 3-Michelin-star cuisine and meet friends for High Tea one day, then eat fish and chips on a park bench or grab a kebab at 2am the next; be served by a celebrity chef or dine at one of the world’s best curry houses. Eating out in London is no longer boring or bland – it’s an eclectic, multi-cultural, multi-sensual journey that has something to impress the most discerning gastronomes. To help you get started, this foodie guide to London has all the tips on where to go and what to eat.
July 7, 2015
With the City of London Festival in full swing and the Wimbledon Tennis Championships finals drawing huge crowds, there’s plenty to see and do in London in July, and it’s the ideal time for a day at the beach or a road trip to the Cotswolds. This is the time of year for alfresco drinking, picnics in the park, watching a movie under the stars and swimming at London’s lidos, but be sure to add these dates to your diary too:
July 1, 2015
Madame Tussauds will be welcoming some new faces this summer, as the legendary waxworks museum gets set to host two special exhibitions, featuring two famous icons from different sides of the Atlantic.