Category: London

It is becoming one of the biggest festive traditions in London, aside from of course the Oxford Street Christmas Lights, and this year, the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is promising to be even bigger than ever. If you have never seen it before, around the last week of November, Hyde Park is transformed into a…

This historic, annual festival celebrates the swearing in of the new Lord Mayor of London. This isn’t actually the man we all know of as the city’s mayor, Boris Johnson, but an annually elected person who serves as an ambassador for the city. This is a tradition that has been going on since the time…

Lego has been with us since it was first manufactured in 1949 in Denmark, and has been the bane of the bare feet of generations of parents ever since. These days, Lego is even more popular than ever, with a blockbuster movie and a raft of video games tying in to the humble plastic bricks.…

If you think that London is just full of famous palaces, castles and fine stone architecture with no nature, think again. The London Wetland Centre is a Wetland Reserve close to the heart of London city – an oasis and sanctuary and the perfect opportunity for visitors to England’s capital to connect with nature. Spanning…

Located directly to the east of Trafalgar Square you’ll find St. Martin in the fields which is the official parish church of the royal residence, Buckingham Palace. Travel underground to the mysteriously lit crypt and you’ll find a mystifying looking café with a difference and the London Brass Rubbing Centre. Step back in time and…

Kensington Palace is steeped in history and its central London location makes it one of the most visited palaces in the country with hundreds of thousands of tourists flocking there every year to try and catch a glimpse of one of the royals. Over the years, ever since the 17th century, Kensington Palace has not…

Now becoming something of an annual tradition, the iTunes festival is a series of 30 concerts at the famous Roundhouse venue in Camden – one every night for the whole of the month of September. The concerts themselves are actually free, but you can only get tickets by winning a draw which you enter online.…

The news that legendary 70’s and 80’s singer songwriter Kate Bush would be performing live for the first time since 1979 was met with a huge amount of excitement – so much so that the full run of concerts, which start on August 26th, sold out within 15 minutes of first going on sale. This…

The Shard

The shard, constructed between March 2009 and November 2012, is the tallest building in the UK, standing at an impressive 309.9 metres tall. Although a relatively new addition to the city, The Shard has already earned a place among the most iconoic of the structures visible along the London skyline. The Architecture The Shard was…

If you are looking for something really fun to do over the August Bank Holiday weekend in the capital, then the biggest and most exciting option has to be visiting Notting Hill Carnival. It is at this time every year that fashionable Notting Hill transforms into the most colourful and vibrant place on Earth, with…