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: Travel Tips
May 12, 2016
May 6, 2016
Brixton has been shaking off its rough-around-the-edges image over the last decade, and the multicultural district is now the epicenter of South London’s alternative scene, known for its eclectic fashions, great music and exotic cuisine. Brixton is also famously home to London’s largest Afro-Caribbean population, making it the ideal place to get a taste of the Caribbean in the capital.
February 22, 2016
With direct flights or Eurostar train links to most major European cities, planning a weekend getaway in Europe from London has never been easier, and it can be a cost-effective way of seeing two countries on one vacation. Whether you’re planning a romantic break in Paris, fun-filled trip to Amsterdam or sightseeing tour of Rome, this guide will help you plan the perfect weekend away.
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 8, 2015
From Royal mementos and keychains emblazoned with red telephone boxes and double-decker buses to the ubiquitous “I love London” t-shirts and endless Union Jack memorabilia, London’s souvenir shops are bursting with kitsch keepsakes, but there are also plenty of quality souvenirs to be found in the city. Whether you want to invest in a timeless designer item, bring a taste of England back with you or seek out a uniquely British gift, here are some ideas for the best souvenirs to buy in London.