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.
Category: Tours & Activities
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.
August 4, 2015
A first trip to London is kind of like walking into your favorite store and not knowing where to look first, there’s so much to see and do. This means planning can turn into a daunting task. Should you visit both Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s? Buy tickets for a West End show ahead of time or try to get discounted tickets once there? Is the tube really the best way to get around? (The answers are yes, wait for discounts unless there’s a show you’re set on seeing, and yes again.)
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.
With its awe-inspiring sights, interactive museums and round-the-clock entertainment, London has something for even the most difficult-to-please family members, making it the ideal destination for a family vacation. Whether you’ve got teenagers to impress or little ones to keep amused, there’s no need to miss out on seeing the sights – many of London’s top attractions are kid-friendly and many offer family value tickets, and discounted or free child entrance.
Whether you want to walk in the footsteps of royalty, discover England’s rich literary heritage or visit one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious universities; there are endless opportunities to explore outside of the capital. To help you plan your itinerary, here are three of the must-do day trips from London.
With warm weather and long days, summer in London is an excellent time for sightseeing, and there’s no shortage of things to do, from open-air movie screenings to music festivals held in the Royal parks. To help you plan your trip, here are a few of the top things to do in London this summer.