There is no doubt that a country’s natural heritages are its parks. One of the busiest cities of the world is not behind preserving nature at its best. Not just the local people, but the tourists also sync in nature’s beauty in all seasons. Indeed it’s a treat to the eyes.
These places are very well maintained playing a part in boosting the tourism industry. Some of London’s major parks are Hyde Park, Regent’s Park, Richmond Park, Greenwich Park, St James’s Park, Victoria Park, Green Park and the Battersea Park.
You’ll be surprised to witness breath-taking views in the middle of all the hustle bustle the capital has. Either a big family picnic or a romantic evening walk, you feel like a towpath of some countryside canal.
These places are also used for cultural, musical and sport events. The areas also have a history attached to them. Regent’s Park has the world’s oldest scientific Zoo. The ‘Speakers Corner’ in Hyde Park is the place where the great speaker George Orwell used to give speeches. The world’s best bands continue to play at Hyde Park Calling. You can ride horses around Rotten Row in Hyde Park, the first artificially lit street in Britain. World’s first Hard Rock Café is located near Hyde Park Corner.
St George’s Day’s festivity is hundreds of years old. It is celebrated on 23rd of April in the memory of England’s patron Saint George. Rejoice English heritage with the Mayor of London who has organised a great feast for you at Trafalgar Square. If you want to feel the spirit of this occasion, visit the venue on 25th of April. There is a long list of fun activities planned for all ages. And guess what? It’s free!!
The event includes children games, food stalls, parade and a whole host of free traditional activities. Trafalgar Square is decorated like a bride and huge crowds add to the glamour. The stage has been set up for the performers, musicians and singers to perform and entertain you.
The celebrations are not just bound to Trafalgar square. There are plenty of events lined up across the Capital. There are classical music concerts, Shakespearean plays dedicated to mark the date. If not that, then there are patriotic pints at the pubs or hearty fare at London restaurants too.
Planning to visit London with family to mark the day? There is budget hotel accommodation around these venues. We encourage you to book in advance to get better rates!
Who doesn’t like pancakes? They are the most enjoyed and famous form of cakes in every culture and nationality around the world. There are many creative ways to make them and are normally associated with Christian’s Shrove Tuesday.
Pancake Day 2015 or Shrove Tuesday is going to be held on Tuesday 17th Feb before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday. It’s a huge traditional celebration especially in England.
Pancake Day races are very famous and are held all over the country on this very special day. And of course the person who runs fast and flips the pancake without dropping it is the winner. People partake in this activity by wearing colourful clothes and supporting the racing teams by cheering and clapping. The costumes makes the festival more colourful hence beating away the cloudy February weather especially in London.
People go to London’s Pancake restaurants and creeps to enjoy themselves with the wonderful best pancake feasts. Pancake Day is a traditional festival which is all about fun, family and children.
Are you participating this year? Let us know your plans for the festival in the comments below.
Knock Knock, Valentine’s Day is approaching!
Yes, it’s not too far and ‘NOW’ is the perfect time to make that day exceptional for your Valentine!
Valentine’s Day has been celebrated in UK for thousands of years. Whatever your preferences, the capital has a mix of cool, quirky and romantic events lined up. So why not celebrate love with your loved ones in Europe’s most romantic city London, where you’re bound to have fun!!
Valentine’s Day Ideas:
Places worth visiting are the cosy Convent Garden restaurants, UK’s ‘coolest’ bar, Icebar London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Gardens, London Eye and the list goes on… River Thames looks diligently romantic on this day with a dinning cruise experience.
After you’ve eaten wrap up warm and take a walk along the Thames with the most amazing views alongside you. Watch nature go by at Hyde Park or enjoy the jaw-dropping winter displays at Kew Gardens. End the night by snuggling into one of London’s oldest and cosiest pubs in Convent Garden!
London welcomes 2015 with a Bang!!
New Year’s Eve has literally become the biggest celebration in the Capital and the COUNTDOWN begins from 1st December 2014.
The real fun starts at December 31, when most of the Londoners and tourists gather each year at the River Thames area at midnight, to see the mesmerising fireworks, displayed by the mayor of London near the very famous, London Eye.
The night unfolds as Londoners head to venues across London to enjoy music, dance and live entertainment. The transport system is free but gets too hectic and busy at occasions.
The celebrations will be ticketed this year. Join us in saying goodbye to 2014 and welcoming the New Year with zest and zeal. London will host biggest party nights and spectacular fireworks as the clock strikes 12 midnight on 31st of December. The blaze of light and breath-taking sites are available from Victoria Embankment, the South Bank, Westminster Bridge and Waterloo Bridge.
See you there!!!
Remembrance Day is celebrated every year on 11th November to remember the men, women and children who gave their lives in World War I and World War II. It was on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918 that the guns fell around the Europe. There was a devastating loss of lives.
It is a day to commemorate and recall the human victims in wars. It is also called a ‘Poppy Day’ or ‘Armistice Day’. London annually pays tribute to the heroes by wearing a poopy as a symbol. It is in the honour of soldier’s sacrifice. People gather at the Cenotaph on remembrance Sunday to observe two minutes silence at 11 am. Special ceremonies and gathering are also arranged in villages, cities and towns across Britain.
The Church bells are heard creating a soothing effect. The parades and commemorations are observed with live music. This ceremony is telecast live on television since 1946 and considered the longest running live annual television event in the world.
If you want to soak up the festive atmosphere, drink, eat and browse the Christmas markets Winter Wonderland Hyde Park London is the event for you!
The show opens from 21st November to 4th January (except Christmas Day) offering variety of activities like Ice Skating, Zippos Circus, The Magical Ice Kingdom, the Giant Observation Wheel and the list goes on…
It won’t be wrong to say Winter Wonderland celebrates winter season in London. Take a roller coaster ride and make the most of this unique experience with your family & friends in the heart of the capital. Tickets are now available on the Winter Wonderland London website if you want to book in advance!
THE WEMBLY STADIUM: One of the greatest places to see in London would be The Wembley Stadium which basically is a football stadium situated in Wembley Park. It’s not confined to sports only as there are world class celebrities who have their concerts at this place. Thousands of Tourists come to see the stadium. Some of the biggest sports, Music and entertaining events take place in this place. From Bollywood to Hollywood, from Rihanna, Madonna, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, to One Direction; this stadium and its spectators have seen it all.
THE LONDON ZOO: ZSL London Zoo is the worth seeing place especially for families. It is the world’s oldest Scientific Zoo, situated in one of the London’s beautiful parks Regents Park.
BRITISH MUSEUM: British museum is the biggest museum of human history and culture. It is worldly renowned. People from far away specially come to visit this place. It has the ancient culture Art which makes it different from any other museum.
ABBEY ROAD: Abbey road is a very famous area in London. Uk’s hit band “The Beatles” recorded their final song there. Tourists from all over the world take pictures on the Abbey road specifically on the zebra crossing. You will always find that place lively. There are live cameras fixed on the zebra crossing where you can share your crossing shot with the world!
Now in its seventeenth year Kid’s Week London seems to get bigger and better. London has so much to give to its little ones. You and your families will be spoilt with choice this summer holidays!
An action-packed August has free events, learning workshops and exciting shows where you can participate with your loved ones. To name a few, The Elephantom (3+), The Tiger Who Came To Tea (3+), Charlie And The Chocolate Factory (All Ages 5+), Storytelling Workshop (Ages 8- 12), Thriller Live Workshop (Ages 13-16), Aliens Fun Day are listed among the top favourites.
Kid’s Week London is aimed for kids aged 16 and under. However the activities are not limited only to this age group. Parents and grandparents can also participate in the fun because there is something for everyone to enjoy.
With such a wide range of plays and activities to choose from, Kid’s Week London is considered to be one of the most exciting events of 2014.
Congratulations to Germany for winning the 2014 FIFA World Cup! But celebrations are not over yet. The next exciting festive season now starts in the city of London in August. Yes, the annual Notting Hill Carnival is back!
The city attracts highest number of tourists every summer. The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in United Kingdom. The much awaited event commences on the bank holiday weekend in Notting Hill, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. It’s coming back with even more fantastic and super entertaining stuff.
The Notting Hill Carnival is yearly celebrated with zest and zeal. Huge crowds gathered in the streets and the celebration begins in the morning. The festival is a perfect recipe for a fun packed day in London. There is live music, great dancers in glamourous outfits, solo singers and bands, variety of delicious food and yummy desert and wonderful eye catching costumes. London is a melting pot of different cultures and this festival represents diverse London.