Category: Festivals & Events

One Night Only: Special Champagne Reception and Tour at Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

August 2, 2015

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One Night Only: Special Champagne reception and tour at Downton Abbey’s Highclere Castle

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.

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The Foodie Guide to London

July 21, 2015

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Fish and Chips in London

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.

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London in July: Weather, Events and Things to Do

July 7, 2015

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The Buckingham Palace summer opening, one of many things to do in London in July.

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:

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Queen Elizabeth and Kim Kardashian at Madame Tussauds

July 1, 2015

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Queen Elizabeth at Madame Tussauds, London.

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.

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London in June: Weather, Events and Things to Do

June 9, 2015

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Trooping the Colour, London in June

Summer is underway in the city and there’s a host of fun things to do in London in June. Now’s the time to make the most of the sun, watch a tennis match or get into the party spirit at one of London’s open-air music festivals. To make sure you don’t miss anything, here’s a rundown of the top events and festivals in London in June:

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10 Great Ways to Enjoy Summer in London

May 26, 2015

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London is always better when the sun is shining and with the influx of visitors comes an array of seasonal entertainment and events. Whether you want to cool off at a Lido, relax in a beer garden or party at a music festival, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy summer in London. Here are some ideas.

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London in May: Weather, Events and Things to Do

May 5, 2015

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London in May

Spring is officially underway and visiting London in May means there’s a good chance of sunny days and crowd-free attractions. This is the time to explore London’s parks and gardens, which will be blooming with colorful flowers; check out the new arrivals at London Zoo; or take a walking or cycling tour of the city’s sights. Best of all, there are loads of events and festivals held in May.

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Harry Potter After-Hours Event at Warner Bros Studio London

May 1, 2015

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Harry Potter After-Hours Event at Warner Bros Studio Tour London

2015 has already been a monumental year for Harry Potter fans with the long-anticipated arrival of the Hogwarts Express at London’s Warner Bros. Studio back in March and now there’s another date for fans to put in their calendar. For one night only, the Harry Potter Warner Bros. Studio tour will be opening its doors to Potter enthusiasts for an extra special event – an after-hours tour including exclusive behind-the-scenes access and never-before-seen live demonstrations.

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London in April: Weather, Events and Things to Do

March 31, 2015

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There's plenty to do in London in April

Spring is officially on its way and April marks the start of London’s busier season, most notably over ‘half term’ – the 2-week-long school holidays held all around the country, which can come with a noticeable bump in prices on accommodation and transport. Thankfully, it also means that there will be plenty of fun family-friendly activities and spring festivals held around the city, making visiting London in April a great alternative to the crowded summer months.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Watching the FA Cup Final in London

March 25, 2015

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Wembley Stadium, London. Photo courtesy of Dan Brown via Flickr.

For many Londoners, football (soccer) is more than just a game – it’s a passion, and watching a football game in London is an unforgettable experience, combining world-class sportsmanship with an unbeatable atmosphere. The capital’s top stadiums host games almost every week throughout the football season, but the biggest match of the year is always the FA Cup Final – the much-anticipated culmination of the annual Football Association Challenge Cup, the oldest and longest-running football competition in the world. Whether you’re a diehard football fanatic or just want to experience the thrill of the ultimate championship game; here are some do’s and don’ts for watching the FA Cup Final in London.

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