Here’s How to Celebrate Chinese New Year In London

Here’s How to Celebrate Chinese New Year In London

London loves to celebrate, and Chinese New Year—the festival celebrating the new year in the traditional Chinese lunar calendar—is a major party in the capital. In fact, it’s the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside Asia. Visitors are welcome to join in with all-day entertainment, including a parade with Chinese lions and dragons, which is one of the main events. Here’s how to celebrate Chinese New Year in London. ... Read More

Retail Therapy: Inside the January Sales in London

Retail Therapy: Inside the January Sales in London

London is one of the best months to visit London. It’s not too crowded and the weather is relatively mild—especially compared to most European capitals. Also, the shopping is fantastic. Yes, there’s great shopping to be had all year round, but London’s January sales make the city that much more attractive to fashion-forward bargain hunters on the prowl for the latest goods. Here’s where to go to get the best deals… ... Read More

Why You Need to Visit London in 2020

Why You Need to Visit London in 2020

There are plenty of reasons to visit London in 2020: With major new art shows and stage productions coming to town, plus anniversaries and sporting events to look forward to, the city is kicking off the next decade with plenty of pomp and circumstance. January is a great time to visit. Here’s why you need to visit London in 2020: ... Read More

How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve In London

How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve In London

Like in all major capital cities around the world, New Year’s Eve in London is a big deal. There are plenty of ways to celebrate and get in on the action—even if you’re just visiting for a few days. From colossal, sparkling fireworks shows set against the majestic London skyline to never-ending parties and everything in between, this is how to ring in the New Year in style.  ... Read More

Hot Spots: London’s Best Indian Restaurants

Hot Spots: London’s Best Indian Restaurants

London is home to over half a million British Indians. With these numbers, it’s no surprise that London is blessed with some of the world’s very best Indian restaurants outside of India. Here, we’re looking at London’s vast and impressive Indian food scene and rounding up London’s Best Indian Restaurants. Get your fill of fantastic flavors and sensational spice at these hot spots that dish out everything from homemade regional specialties to high-end haute cuisine. ... Read More

Etiquette Guide To Afternoon Tea In London

Etiquette Guide To Afternoon Tea In London

Going out for afternoon tea in London is a favorite pastime for visitors to the capital city. Whether it’s your first trip to London or your fiftieth, afternoon tea is always a good idea. Restaurants and tearooms are always changing up their offerings, so there’s always something new to sample, and there are always the tried and true classic afternoon tea spots to return to again and again. No matter where you choose to take your tea, here are a few etiquette tips and tricks to have you looking like a pro as you sip your favorite brew and tuck into some fluffy scones. ... Read More

London’s Best Ice Rinks to Enjoy during the Holiday Season

London’s Best Ice Rinks to Enjoy during the Holiday Season

Though winter is the perfect time to curl up indoors in front of the fire, there’s still plenty of festive fun to have outdoors. And because winter can be relatively mild in London, spending time outdoors is hardly a chore in this capital city. One of the most magical winter activities to enjoy during this time of the year is ice-skating. With super locations like in front of the impressive Tower Bridge and outside the enchanting Natural History Museum, these are London’s best ice rinks for some frosty, family-friendly fun. ... Read More

A Guide to Christmas in London for 2019

A Guide to Christmas in London for 2019

Christmas in London is like something out of a fairytale. With frosty, Tudor buildings that look straight out of Charles Dickens to the canopy of Christmas lights over Regrets Street and Oxford Circle, it’s impossible not to feel the pervasive holiday spirit when visiting London in December. Though most of the season’s festivities and events take place annually, here are a few unique ways to enjoy Christmas in London this year. ... Read More

Art, Antiques and Indie Shops: A Guide To Kensington Church Street

Art, Antiques and Indie Shops: A Guide To Kensington Church Street

Kensington Church Street is one of Kensington’s most charming streets with neighborhood floral boutiques, art and antique shops, eccentric pubs and quaint teahouses. Originally, Kensington Church Street was created as a lane to join two Roman roads. The buildings at the southern end of the street (toward Kensington High Street) date back to the early 1700s. At the southern end of the street, you’ll find the formidable St. Mary Abbots built in 1872, which is the church that the street is named after. Here’s the full guide on where to shop (or window-shop) for art and antiques and more on one of London’s most enchanting high streets. ... Read More

How To Shop Like A Royal In London

How To Shop Like A Royal In London

With artisan brands and heritage fashion, the shopping in London is simply legendary. Even the royal family loves to shop—and in fact, it’s easy to shop like a royal in London. If you’re curious as to what they’re buying, you can just take a peek at the official List of Royal Warrant Holders, which is a collection of all the shops and companies that provide goods or services to the royal household. (In other words, they’re the best of the best.) Here’s where to shop if you’re after regal goods. ... Read More

How to Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in London

How to Celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in London

November 5th is known as Guy Fawkes Night in London and all across the United Kingdom. It’s an annual British observance commemorating the failure of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605—but we’ll get into all that in a moment. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting London on this day, expect a citywide party made up of fireworks, sparklers, bonfires and plenty of food. Here’s everything you need to know about to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night in London. ... Read More

Here’s How To Celebrate Halloween in London

Here’s How To Celebrate Halloween in London

Though it’s not as popular as in the states, Halloween is still celebrated across the United Kingdom. The origins of the mid-autumn holiday can be traced back to the Celts, who lived across modern-day Britain, Ireland and also Northern France. Though some of the traditions from the Celtic holiday have been lost over time, others are still in practiced in full force. London is a particularly good place to get in on all the spooky action. Here’s how to celebrate Halloween in London. ... Read More

Literature in London: 9 Famous British Authors And Where To Find Them

Literature in London: 9 Famous British Authors And Where To Find Them

The UK has a very prestigious literary history. From serious Nobel Prize winners to worldwide sensations and genre-defining icons like William Shakespeare, there’s no shortage of British authors to discover. If you’re on the hunt for literature in London, start with these famous British authors whose legacy can still be found throughout the city of London and the United Kingdom. ... Read More

Strike A Chord: A Guide To Music In London

Strike A Chord: A Guide To Music In London

From rock and roll, punk and pop to classical concerts, epic festivals, and musical theater, London has a rich musical heritage that can still be explored today. Dating back centuries, there are many different events and festivals that have a long history in the capital. And there is always something new to discover: Music in London is always on the cutting edge. Here’s a primer on how to discover the city’s varied and historic music scene. ... Read More

The Complete Guide To The London Restaurant Festival

The Complete Guide To The London Restaurant Festival

London is known for its diverse and innovative food scene, and there’s no shortage of restaurants to visit. Celebrating its eleventh year, London Restaurant Festival is a yearly event that takes place in October and highlights the best of the city’s gastronomic scene. Here, we’re breaking down the basics of the London Restaurant Festival, so that you can chow down like a champ. ... Read More

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