Since the bespectacled and pint-sized Harry Potter burst onto cinema screens over 10 years ago, the varied cast of heroes and villains have quickly become part of British legend, working their way into the hearts and minds of children and adults all over the world. The franchise, worth a gob-smacking $7 billion, culminated last year with the 8th film, but thankfully for fans the magical journey is not quite over yet. In fact, with Warner Bros. set to open their long-awaited ‘The Making of Harry Potter’ studio tour this year in London, they’ll be plenty for Hogwarts fans to gorge on.
Category: Tours & Activities
June 5, 2012
London 2012 is not just about running fast and jumping high, there’s also a Cultural Olympiad with nearly 3 months of events across the country.
Plays, literature, comedy, fashion, music, film, food and of course those excellent London museums will also be getting involved.
May 29, 2012
The London Palladium has opened its doors to the new, and definitely soon to be, hit London musical ‘The Wizard of Oz’. After the success of the UK BBC TV show ‘Over the Rainbow’, where the world famous Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber ran auditions to find his Dorothy, people have been flocking far and wide to see the winner, Danielle Hope, perform.
May 14, 2012
The first weekend in June promises to be a very special one as the country celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
April 30, 2012
Londoners love a curry, and the place to go for a really good curry is Brick Lane in the East End. This narrow street is lined by curry houses serving traditional foods from Bangladesh and India. On any normal night of the week it’s impossible to walk down the street without being offered free drinks and specials by the hosts standing outside restaurants as they vie for customers. It gives the place quite a carnival feel all year, but for one week in May the festivities really unleash for the Brick Lane Curry Festival.
April 17, 2012
HURRY! Multi-day tours from London on sale for 3 days only! Get 50% off Multi-day Tours through English countryside, including the Cotswolds, Bath, Oxford, Wales, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Southwest England. This deal is only available for 3 days – so hurry! You must book by April 19th, 2012 to SAVE 50%! This exclusive offer is available on travel from May to September, 2012 on all scheduled departure times and dates. This offer is available for new transactions only and cannot be applied to any existing booking.
April 12, 2012
London is so bursting with history it’s impossible to get a grip on it all. What this means is that new old things come to light all the time (if you know what I mean). One of these is Strawberry Hill House.
In 2002, a charitable trust was established to restore this at risk 18th century Gothic Revival house. Since then, the house has been undergoing a £9 million repair and restoration programme and recently reopened to visitors. The house is not huge but it is eccentric and fascinating.
April 6, 2012
On February 6, 1952 King George VI died (the king featured in the film The King’s Speech) and his eldest daughter, Elizabeth, became Queen. 60 years later we are celebrating her Diamond Jubilee.
On June 3rd there will be a flotilla of a thousand boats sailing along the River Thames. A new state barge, the Gloriana, will transport the Royal Family and will be rowed by former Olympic rower, Sir Steve Redgrave who will join 17 of the Queen’s oarsmen. It will be decorated with £4,000 of gold leaf and its design is based on a Viking craft and resembles the boat used by the Lord Mayor in the early 1800s. The Lord Mayor’s Show used to take place on the river which is why we have “floats” in processions!
April 5, 2012
Every traveler knows that the best places to get answers about anything is a local! We’ve invited some of our local expert guides to give us their insider information on what to do in their city. Who better to get advice about London from than a true Londoner!
April 2, 2012
2012 marks 50 years since The Beatles first single was realeased, Love Me Do on October 5th, 1962. This was also the year that they signed to EMI records and Ringo joined the band. 1962 was a landmark year for a band that went on to change music.
The Beatles began their career in Liverpool in England’s North but they soon moved to London, the city synonymous with their fame and Beatlemania. London was also the home to the Swinging Sixties which The Beatles famously kicked off with their musical and fashion innovations. Although there were rumors of a reunion for the 2012 London Olympics these have been pretty well quashed but here are a few suggestions of what to do to mark the anniversary.