Festivities, Feathers and Fun: The First-Timer’s Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Festivities, Feathers and Fun: The First-Timer’s Guide to Notting Hill Carnival

Each summer at the end of August, the usually quiet, aristocratic neighborhood of Notting Hill transforms into a high-energy hotbed of revelry and becomes the site of London’s biggest celebration and outdoor party: It’s time to celebrate Notting Hill Carnival. Here’s everything you need to know to have a wild first-time experience at this epic, weekend-long street party. ... Read More

Feeling French: Here’s How to Celebrate Bastille Day in London

Feeling French: Here’s How to Celebrate Bastille Day in London

There is a massive French population in London. In fact, with an estimated 300,000 French citizens, London has more French nationals living in it than the cities of Bordeaux, Nantes and Strasbourg. French president Emmanuel Macron called London France’s “sixth city” in terms of its French population size, and it’s thought that more French people live in London than any other city outside of France. It’s no surprise then that Bastille Day, the national day of France celebrated annually on July 14, is a big deal in London. ... Read More

The Complete Chelsea Flower Show Guide

The Complete Chelsea Flower Show Guide

Whether or not you’d consider yourself a horticultural enthusiast, London’s Chelsea Flower Show is one of the city’s most historical and delightful spring events. Every year, thousands of locals and visitors head to Chelsea to observe a floral spectacle blooming with creativity and beauty. Not only is there plenty to see at the show, but there are lots of places to shop and dine at the show’s main pavilion as well, making this a great way to spend the day. Here’s you full Chelsea Flower Show guide. ... Read More

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Queen Victoria in London

Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Queen Victoria in London

Two thousand nineteen marks the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth. One of the most prominent British monarchs, Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert left an important legacy in London that can still be discovered today. Here’s how to celebrate the many achievements and lasting influence of one of Britain’s most popular queens in the city of London. ... Read More

Why You Need to Visit London in 2019

Why You Need to Visit London in 2019

It’s a sensational time to plan a trip to London. The year 2019 brings a whole slew of exciting events to the already-exciting capital of London. From amazing art exhibitions at world-class museums to important royal anniversaries, here are 9 reasons to visit London in 2019. Keep them in mind when booking your next trip because you won’t want to miss out on the fun. ... Read More

10 Family-Friendly London Events for 2018

10 Family-Friendly London Events for 2018

London offers entertaining family-friendly events year-round, including these 10 fun dates for 2018. From exhibitions to experiences, theatre, concerts, tours and carnivals, we’ve hand-picked distractions for all ages, so book that trip now! Need a stylish family stay? London Perfect has a family-friendly collection of rental apartments in the city, with handy central locations. Close to Notting Hill, Austen in chic Kensington sleeps four in two bedrooms. ... Read More

Inspiring Ideas for Spring and Easter in London

Inspiring Ideas for Spring and Easter in London

London is lovely in spring, when warmer weather kicks in, daffodils and crocuses bloom, and Easter is in the air. Spring in the capital stretches from March to May, ideal for a re-energizing break in a chic London Perfect apartment. Why not visit during 2018’s Easter holidays? Hunt for Easter bunnies or visit a lovely park. We’ve got six spring-fresh ideas to inspire you… ... Read More

5 Fantastic Free Events For New Year’s Eve In London

5 Fantastic Free Events For New Year’s Eve In London

New Year’s Eve is a thrilling time to be in London, with the fireworks show among the world’s most dazzling. Expect rainbow colors and lights bursting around the London Eye, Big Ben and Houses of Parliament reflected in the Thames. The South Bank spectacle is bound to get your 2018 off to a sensational start. ... Read More

14 Spectacular Winter Events for Families in London

14 Spectacular Winter Events for Families in London

It might be freezing, but with London’s breathtaking winter events – who wants to stay home? Exploring the city during winter is fun: there are some wonderful family attractions during the season and beyond. Of course, the main event for those with young children is a visit to see Santa Claus – and rightly so – but don’t forget the Christmas carols, shimmering light displays, and festive performances. ... Read More

10 Magical Christmas Light Displays To See In London

10 Magical Christmas Light Displays To See In London

Are you feeling festive yet? We are! At London Perfect, we are loving the Christmas lights in the city. It’s the most magical time of the year in London and mesmerizing light displays are everywhere. Every year, the streets of London are decked out with dazzling Christmas lights of all shapes, sizes, and colors. From the shopping districts of Oxford Street to the Kew Gardens, almost every popular spot is decorated in festive attire. ... Read More

Harry Potter: A History Of Magic

Harry Potter: A History Of Magic

The newly-opened British Library exhibit, Harry Potter: A History of Magic is the hottest ticket in town for fans. Visitors can experience the true magic of Harry Potter, immersing themselves in previously unseen artifacts including drafts and drawings by JK Rowling, as well as illustrator, Jim Kay. Join our Harry Potter Film Locations Walking Tour, which covers the most famous sights from the movies. Spellbinding! ... Read More

Six Fantastic Museum Exhibitions To Look Out For

Six Fantastic Museum Exhibitions To Look Out For

At London Perfect, we’re excited about the glut of new exhibitions underway this season. Our artful London Perfect apartments are just a wander from the biggest (and best) museums: there’s really no need to trek too far to see the latest art installation. We round-up some of the best displays on offer, including the much-awaited debut of Harry Potter: A History of Magic. ... Read More

Spooktacular Spots In London This Halloween

Spooktacular Spots In London This Halloween

London’s sinister side always comes alive in October with lots of spooky Halloween activities. Little ones will enjoy ‘Boo at the Zoo’ which includes a chance to see the wild and wonderful animals at London Zoo. There’s also a brewing at Balthazar with delightful Balthoween treats and eerie surprises. However, don’t miss out on the ghoulishly good cocktails at Café Royal. ... Read More

Celebrate Thanksgiving In London

Celebrate Thanksgiving In London

If you’re vacationing with us over the Thanksgiving weekend, there are plenty of wonderful ways to celebrate the holiday. At this time of showing gratitude and spending time with family, there’s no need to forego your traditional turkey meal either. Some of London’s top restaurants are putting on the most luxurious Thanksgiving menus – we’ve done the research for you. ... Read More

Diana: In Her Own Words

Diana: In Her Own Words

A controversial film, “Diana: In Her Own Words,” is available for a short time online for viewing at no cost. The content was inspired by videos taken of Princess Diana chatting with her voice coach, Peter Settelen. This film touches on hot topics like her alleged feelings for her bodyguard, whom she thinks “The Firm” had killed, as well as details disclosed by Princess Diana in very private sessions with her voice coach, among others. Read more about her fascinating life, now! ... Read More

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