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  • Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

    Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

    Enjoy holiday fun for the whole family at the Winter Wonderful in Hyde Park, which is open until Sunday, January 6th, 2013. This Christmas amusement park features an ice rink, fun rides, a giant observation wheel, ice sculptures, two circuses and a huge Christmas Market. Find out more on the London Perfect Blog!

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  • Boxing Day Traditions

    Boxing Day Traditions

    Today is Boxing Day – a public holiday for tens of millions of Brits, Irish and a significant smattering of Commonwealth types. It’s not simply a chance to digest yesterday’s feast but actually encompasses a number of themes; the religious, the historical, the material and the sporty. Find out more on the London Perfect Blog!

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  • Southbank Christmas Market in London

    Southbank Christmas Market in London

    The Southbank Christmas Market is set in one of London’s most scenic spots along the Thames. Enjoy traditional holiday foods, shopping & fun at the Southbank Christmas Market until December 24th, 2012. One more weekend to enjoy the holiday fun in London!

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  • Traditional Christmas Pudding

    Traditional Christmas Pudding

    Christmas dinner isn’t complete without the traditional Christmas pudding … brought to the table flaming! Our London based blogger Zoë F. Willis shares the history, fun and hints on where to find a good recipe for a traditional Christmas pudding. Bring a bit of British holiday tradition to your Christmas table this year!

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  • Christmas at Fortnum & Mason in London

    Christmas at Fortnum & Mason in London

    The holidays are a magical time to visit the famous Fortnum & Mason store on Piccadilly in the heart of London! This year the Christmas windows were inspired by the fairytale of Dick Whittington. Take a look at the windows and a peek inside the store at the beautiful holiday decorations at Fortnum & Mason this year!

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  • New Year’s Eve Fireworks in London

    New Year’s Eve Fireworks in London

    Celebrate New Year’s Eve and ring in 2013 with a bang in London while enjoying the New Year’s Eve fireworks display over the Thames and London Eye. A spectacular display is the perfect way to cap off a grand year in London with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics!

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  • Christmas Crackers – A British Holiday Tradition

    Christmas Crackers – A British Holiday Tradition

    Our London based blogger Zoë F. Willis shares with us the history and fun behind Christmas Crackers – a very traditional part of the Christmas dinner table. And no … they’re not the type of crackers you enjoy with cheese! Celebrate Christmas with this fun British tradition this year!

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  • Ice Skating at the Tower of London

    Ice Skating at the Tower of London

    Enjoy ice skating in one of London’s most historic spots – under the walls of the iconic Tower of London! Soak up nearly 1,000 years of history while skating about on the large ice rink. The Tower of London Ice Rink will be open until January 6th, 2013, and it’s a great spot for a romantic date or family fun in London this holiday season!

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  • Charles Dickens Museum Re-opens in London!

    Charles Dickens Museum Re-opens in London!

    Today is a big day for Charles Dickens fans around the world! After a brilliant £3.1million renovation and transformation, the Charles Dickens Museum in London re-opens to the public for the bicentenary celebrations of Dickens’s 200th birthday! Find out more about Christmas events at the Charles Dickens Museum.

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  • Christmas in Trafalgar Square

    Christmas in Trafalgar Square

    Tonight the much-loved Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place in Trafalgar Square as the lights are switched on the beautiful Norwegian spruce tree donated by the city of Oslo, Norway. Find out more about this history of the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree and events for this Christmas season.

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  • A Royal Baby – Congratulations to William & Kate!

    A Royal Baby – Congratulations to William & Kate!

    The world was surprised by the exciting news yesterday that William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, are expecting their first baby! We would like to add our happy wishes for the royal couple – and especially our wishes for a good and speedy recovery for Kate who is in hospital now with acute morning sickness.

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