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On New Year’s Eve, London comes alive with celebrations, fireworks and parties. Make London New Year’s Eve 2016 a special one by booking ahead for a memorable dinner or a river cruise. Whether you’re a local or just visiting for the holidays, New Year’s Eve in London is one of the best places in the […]
London’s outdoor ice rinks are some of the most magical locations you’ll see all season. With Christmas lights and trees set to the backdrop of London’s stunning institutions, a trip to an ice rink is a must-do for the views alone. London is a wonderful place to be at Christmas. One of the best things […]
December 25th  is the only day of the year when the capital grinds to a halt (except for a few of the city’s kitchens, that is). On Christmas Day the shops are shut, public transport stops and London’s institutions and attractions keep their doors firmly locked. Wander the peaceful streets adorned with shimmering Christmas lights, […]
This lot are a hardy bunch but tradition is tradition and members of the Serpentine Swimming Club have been plunging themselves into the Serpentine lake’s icy waters every Christmas Day since 1864. If you happen to be in London near the end of December you may find many places will be closing their doors, so […]
Every year, since 1947, the people of Norway have given the people of London a Christmas tree. This gift is in gratitude for Britain’s support for Norway during World War II. Throughout the build-up to Christmas, more than 50 carol groups each sing for an hour beneath the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square to raise […]
The magnificent gardens get a beautiful seasonal makeover once more in 2016, as Christmas at Kew brings illuminations to light up the buildings, trails and planting. The mile-long trail will lead visitors past tow huge Christmas trees, a scented garden and all kinds of nature-inspired lights. Pass through the sparkling tunnel of dancing lights and […]
Chanukah is a Jewish celebration that dates back almost 2,500 years. Held from the 25th night of the Jewish month of Kislev, Chanukah is marked by the lighting of a candle in a menorah for each night of the festival. If you’re looking to celebrate Chanukah this month there’s no more superlative-packed gathering to join […]
Looking for the ultimate race of the festive season? Then look no further as the Great Christmas Pudding Race takes over the cobbled streets of Covent Garden for its 36th year this 3rd December. Teams of six race around the obstacle course at the market’s West Piazza carefully carrying a Christmas pudding on a tray, […]