Did You Know…?    Leave a comment

Did you know…?

Tower Bridge opens more than 1,000 times per year.

The O2 is the world’s most successful entertainment venue.

Westfield London is Europe’s biggest inner-city shopping complex.

Heathrow is Europe’s largest air hub.

Kensington Palace has the largest collection of dresses once belonging to Princess Diana.

London Notting Hill Carnival is Europe’s largest street carnival.

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Portobello Market is the largest weekly antiques market in the world.

Peter Pan comes alive in his spiritual home, Kensington Gardens 😉

UK’s largest geographical collections is at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington.

London Eye is the world’s highest cantilevered observation wheel.

Thames barrier at Woolwich Reach is the world’s second largest movable flood barrier.

The original Superman costume is placed at the Movieum of London in County Hall.

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Bunny Treats!    Leave a comment

The festival of chocolates is one excuse to throw away your guilt and enjoy bunny rabbits in all shapes and sizes. You don’t have to wish you were a kid again to participate in Easter activities this year. Why?  Because London has something to offer for all ages!

London attractions are celebrating the occasion in their own style by offering special deals and dedicating events over the wonderful 4 day weekend. Bank of England Museum, Kew Gardens, Kensington Palace and London Wetland Centre are celebrating the spirit with fun activities like treasure hunts, find an egg and chicks and the list goes on… Children under 16 go free when accompanied by an adult at the Easter egg hunt at Kew Gardens. You can also get a 20% discount on the admission fee by booking online by 15th March.

London is welcoming spring in style with a chain of Easter events throughout the long weekend. Watch out because the Capital is turning into a Candyland soon!

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London Celebrates Chinese New Year in Style!    Leave a comment

klkBeing one of the cosmopolitan cities in the world, the capital wonderfully celebrates Chinese New Year where a large number of people from different backgrounds welcome the New Year according to the Chinese calendar.

19th February is the magical date and it is the year of Sheep. The Chinese New Year festival is organised in Trafalgar Square, China Town and Shaftesbury Avenue and many other venues in Central London. Large crowds gather to celebrate and variety of activities take place throughout the day.

The stage is already been set up in Trafalgar square where all the Chinese Artists and Performers express themselves. Music and Food stalls are also displayed on this occasion. Witness how colourful the culture is through the food stalls, traditional dances, cultural dresses and much more…

China Town London becomes the busiest place on earth during these days… It’s a family reunion and some people may take weeks of holiday from work to prepare for and celebrate the New Year.

Come to London and celebrate in style with us ツ

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The London Short Film Festival 2015    Leave a comment

Who doesn’t love films? London surely does as it celebrates its 12th year presenting the best in UK short film-making talent. It is a platform for young talent to showcase their abilities and create a map for themselves in the world of art.

The London Short Film Festival will sprinkle its glitter on London from 9th to 18th of January 2015. The event is getting bigger and brighter each year creating magic on screen and in people’s hearts.

There are several London venues where the films will be shown. The topics vary from romance, war, politics and the list goes on… Entertainment for everyone!

For tickets & more information visit the London Short Film Festival 2015 official site. It’s a party not to miss!!

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Christmassy London    Leave a comment

Yes people, the magical time has yet again entered our part of the world!

25th December will take London to storm with jingling bells, incredible feasts, restaurant special offers and of course how can we forget Santa distributing gifts on Boxing Day (26th December) in the form of unbelievable reduced London sales!

See the dazzling city by heading towards South Kensington for ice skating rinks or Covent Garden to take pictures with the largest Christmas tree in London. Christmas comes with a great energy and spirit and unlike every year the city will get more sparkelsome by the end of November this time.

In fact you’ll be amazed to know that Regent’s Park and Oxford Street have already been garlanded with Christmas lights giving the capital an instant makeover.

The excitement of Christmas will continue till 31st December and London will turn into a tinsel town welcoming the New Year’s Eve with 12,500 fireworks lighting up the night sky at London Eye and Big Ben. The BBC will officially broadcast the show live and more than 13m people will be tuning in to watch the display.

So, that was a rough sketch of the major event this year! Fancy something more in detail? Voice your opinion in the comments below, we have tons of exciting things to share with you!

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Luminous Skies of London on Bonfire Night    Leave a comment

Luminous November enters with a ‘BANG’, a display of fireworks around London to mark Bonfire Night on the 5th night. The fire-themed evening of entertainment shows beautiful colours, also called ‘Guy Fawkes’. It refers to the historical event happened back in 1605, when a Catholic conspirator Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament and King James I.

On the brightest night of London the view is not something to miss. The colourful event gives a great view of London by illuminating the sky with splendid colours and wonderful lights.

The blazing bonfires and fizzing fireworks displays will take place at different venues around London. The Bishops Park, Alexander Palace, Wimbledon Park and the Crystal Palace Park are a few to name.

The event is a part of two weeks festival and starts even before its official date and ends after few days. If you want a good view don’t forget to book tickets in advance!

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Frieze London    Leave a comment

Frieze Art Fair 2014

One of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs returns to London on 15th to 18th. October 2014. The art fair will be displayed from 12pm – 7pm for four days. The Frieze Art Fair is been conducted every year in the heart of the city called Regents Park which is also called heaven on earth. The Park is just a stone throwaway from the city’s West End which makes travelling convenient for the people who would like to attend the event.

This event has been celebrating its success since 2003. It displayed 120 galleries and attracted 26,000 visitors in its first year. This Art fair is very unique in its own way as it is the biggest celebration of contemporary Art in London. Wonderful and mesmerizing pieces of art, sculptures, paintings and cutting edges are included in the display section. The art work is a treat to the eyes and if you are a contemporary art lover, don’t miss it because this is the event for you. You may also select your choice of art and buy it from over 1,000 of the world’s leading artists. This year’s artists include Bruce McLean, Trevor Paglen and best-selling author Jon Ronson.

 

 

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Things to do in London!    Leave a comment

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London is considered to be a hub for all the business and entertainment activities. There are many places in London which are worth seeing.

MANOR HOUSE:  The East bury Manor House which is situated in London Borough of Barking. It is a historical building where the gun powder plot was first conceived in 18th century and probably it was the first brick built building in the area at that time.

THE BATTLE OF BARNETT:  The battle of Barnet is located at the London Borough of Barnet. Again it is a very historical place where the war of roses which is one of the most significant battles was fought.

THE RED HOUSE:  Another wonderful place to visit in London is Red House which is internationally known and located in Bexleyheath. It was designed for William Morris who was the founder of Arts by his friend Philip Webb.

THE NEASDEN TEMPLE:  BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, which is also known as Neasden Temple, situated in North West London. It is a popularly known Hindu traditional temple where they worship, learn and do the community service.

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London Calling…

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Whenever you visit London, it seems you’re visiting for the first time because the great city always has something new to offer.

There are so many amusing theatres in London Victoria where you can entertain yourself. To name a few are Billy Eliot and Wicked situated near the London Victoria Station are very famous among tourists and locals. The feedback is great attracting many new visitors to the theatres every week!

London is also known for its worldly renowned museums. Most of these museums have free entry hence introducing you to a treasure of knowledge. British museum is one of its kind. It’s famous for the enormous number of historic sculptures and ancient collections. Natural History Museum is also considered to be one of the best museums in London. It is full of fascinating sculptures and skeletons. The displays are unique. Children love visiting this place and learn so much while having fun. Science Museum and Victoria & Albert Museum are also well-known. As mentioned, there is no entry free for all the museums mentioned above accept for the special exhibitions.

Madame Tussauds comes in the top five famous attractions of London. Picture yourself with the stars! Not the real celebrities though, but their wax statues, the arty pieces which almost look real. Take back memories which can be cherished all your life. Not very far from it is the London Eye. You’ll get to see London from a bird’s eye view. It is absolutely mesmerising and breath-taking. Go and see it for yourself and you’ll agree!

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Eid al-Fitr in London

Eid is an Arabic word which means “festival” or “holiday”. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan. The beginning and ending of the month relies on witnessing the Moon.

The Eid celebrations continue up till 3 days. Muslims perform a ritual prayer called the Eid prayer. Sweets, food, and non-alcoholic drinks are distributed in mosques and homes. Relatives and friends visit each other to wish Eid, give ‘Eidi’ (gifts to children; occasionally pocket money) and spend quality time with their dear and near ones.

The festival is not just about celebrations, it’s also about helping the less privileged. Each year Muslims donate a large amount of money, food and clothing to UK charities.

The mayor of London will be joining the Eid celebrations in Trafalgar Square this year. Food is an essential part of the event. There’ll be a food festival where you can taste delightful international cuisines. Adding to the fun, there will be dances, live music performances, variety shows, activities for children like face-painting, henna designs (specially for women), sports activities and the list goes on. Hence Eid is not complete without henna designed on hands, dressing up in traditional outfits and mouth-watering feasts!

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