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Chinese New Year: Year of the Rooster

23Jan

It’s almost Chinese New Year! The Chinese New Year falls on the 28th January as they follow the Lunar Calendar, and this year this means that processions will start on the 27th January and will likely last around two weeks. During this time, people tend to give each other gifts and visit family, before planning to see what the Rooster means for the year ahead. 

The Year of the Rooster

Whilst for many it may be a time of great celebration, for those born in a Rooster year (1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005), it is often said to be an unlucky time. 

Roosters are the tenth sign in the zodiac and are seen as confident, honest and hardworking. They also enjoy being around people but can be seen as attention seekers.

What’s on in London

For those visiting London, it is recommended that during this time the places to visit are Trafalgar Square, the West End, and Chinatown for the majority of celebrations. A large parade shall be held on the 27-28th January in Trafalgar Square as the main celebration, but other smaller ones will still follow. 

 

Amazing, Quirky Things to do Near Brick Lane

15Jan

If you’ve visited Brick Lane you will know that it is home to some amazing independent cafes and restaurants, as well as great for clothing and homewares. However, you may not have considered some of these activities that you can do in this part of the city.

Spitalfields City Farm

Just a short walk away from Brick Lane you can find this amazing farm which is free to visit. It plays the home to a variety of donkeys, sheets and pigs, all waiting to be stroked and petted. It can be a great way to introduce farming or animals to children, as well as explain a little bit more about nature. It also has a vegetable garden patch which is run by volunteers, and a small cafe where you can stop by for lunch.

The Green Wood Guild

Located a little further out on another farm, The Green Wood Guild can be a great place to learn some new skills that you may have never thought to. For example, they run a variety of workshops on bladesmithing, spoon and bowl carvings, and box making. The workshops can be bought as a gift, or for yourself. They do sell out very quickly so it is recommended to book in advance.

Nomadic Gardens

When Urban Life and Nature collides, a place like the Nomadic Gardens is born. Set up in 2015 to give the locals somewhere to grow vegetables, it is a former abandoned plot of land that now flourishes all year round. Everyone is welcome to visit and explore the gardens, the running and planting is organised by the locals.

Close-Up Film Centre

Tucked away on Sclater Street you can find the Close-Up Cinema, which is dedicated to all things film. It features both reel-to-reel and digital projections, but for the heavy film fans they can explore the library and archive which has over 19,000 titles, ranging from the early days of cinema to independent films.

19 Princelet Street

West of Brick Lane you can find Spitalfields Market, but before you get there you will pass 19 Princelet Street, a former synagogue which tells the story of how refugees came to the area and has since grown into a somewhat functioning museum of immigration. This museum however is only open to the public occasionally and so it is best to check the website before visiting.

The Best Independent Bookshops to Visit in London

15Jan

London is home to some of the best bookshops and libraries in the world, and there is nothing more enjoyable than diving straight into a new book. Finding something truly wonderful can sometimes, however, be a little bit difficult. This guide is designed to take you on a tour of London’s best Independent Book retailers, highlighting the places to find smaller known publishers and titles.

Walking Tours in London

05Dec

Have a closer look at some of the most unique and interesting places in London. Learn about its diverse culture and long history with an enchanting walking tour. Whether you are captivated by royal London, interested in popular historical figures or simply want to try architecture, attractions, and delicate foods, chances are there’s a lot of exciting options!

London has ample of ways to travel. Underground, train and bus are just some of the most popular. But many tourists choose to see the city on foot, as it gives them a rare opportunity to discover various places and buildings profoundly. This city has proven to be a perfect place anyone can explore through walking. You can ride on the tube to get to a district or neighbourhood you want to explore and then just begin walking.

Hampstead, Mayfair, Chelsea, and Westminster/Whitehall are some of the interesting neighbourhoods to take a visit in London. Hampstead boasts prestigious areas, beautiful homes and huge urban wilderness area known as Hampstead Heath. While in Mayfair, you can discover notable landmarks such as the Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly Circus, St. James’s Church – Piccadilly Street, etc. Chelsea introduces historic homes of numerous prominent British figures, and Westminster holds a wealth of historic landmarks and sites including Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, and others. 

Why opt for walking tour?

There are various reasons as to why walking tour should be prioritised instead of travelling in a public transportation throughout the day.

  • Get out and enjoy the amazing place of London. If you decide to walk the way around London, you will learn many surprising benefits you’ll surely love.
  • Walking is good for the body. Walking is the closest thing to perfect exercise. It has even been recommended that occurrences of some cancers and heart disease have been minimised among people who take regular walks.
  • Walking for less money and against stress. If you have no fees to pay more cash stays inside your pocket, walking is such an excellent alternative. Also, your health can be finely tuned and levels of stress can be lowered through a daily walking practice.
  • Walking for a greener environment. Odd it may think, but riding inside a vehicle allows you to inhale more pollutants than from taking a walk.

Make your walking more fun with London walking tour service!

Whether you want to discover more the hidden treasures of London, or you are new in this city and want to be acquainted with its lovely destinations but don’t know how to get started, a walking tour service might be a great help.

Fun and interesting guided experience can be achieved once you team up with some of the professional tour guides. The tour returns the history to life, and offers a day of adventure and interest as you make your own way down the side streets and alleys.

Now, you can easily explore the beautiful Soho Square and other well-known places in the city. Discover the hidden boutique stores and shops, while enjoying the sight of Peter Pan statue, Princess Diana Memorial Fountain and so much more. Walking tours in London are perfect for the whole family!

Why London is the Perfect Romantic Getaway

30Nov

If you are planning for a romantic break, you can impress your loved one with the top attractions and sights in London for a memorable couple’s getaway. Enjoy a romantic break in London with its itinerary taking in some of the most intimate experiences, most seductive sights, and most decadent dining. There are lots of fun and romantic things to do for couples in London.

See a show

Get your romantic London break started by enjoying the panoramic views of the city of London while sipping cocktails from the Radio rooftop bar at ME London hotel. You can spot the best landmarks like the London Eye, Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and the Shard. From here, the hit shows of the West End are right on your doorstep. You may set the mood with the feel-good musical Mamma Mia, enjoying Phantom of the Opera’s epic love story, or securing tickets to a ballet performance or opera in the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden. On the other hand, you can have a sample of some Italian delicacies for less before the show starts at Spaghetti House with branches in St. Martin’s lane and Cranbourn Street. You can also book into one of the most romantic restaurants in London – Clos Maggiore, or combine theatre tickets with a meal.

Pampering

It is now time to be pampered by enjoying a lunch of Italian and Spanish-influenced small plates at May Fair Hotel and May Fair Kitchen before you spend some time to relax in its opulent May Fair Spa. Be refreshed and whisk your lover off for a retail therapy at the Burlington Arcade and shop for vintage watches, handmade gloves, and jewellery at specialist artisanal shops. You should not miss the opportunity of browsing the top boutiques at Bond Street and chocolates at Fortnum and Mason, along with other foodie delights.

Exploring historic palaces

After having a breakfast at your romantic hotel, you can treat your partner like a queen or king with a visit to one of the historic royal palaces in London. Regardless if it is seeing the sparkling Crown Jewels at the Tower of London, wandering the gorgeous gardens of Hampton Court Palace, or being sedate majesty of the Kensington Palace, you have many historical tales and love story to uncover, and you are going to find lots of secluded spots where you can steal some kiss.

Greenwich or Galleries

You can keep your romantic getaway intimate by exploring one of the smaller galleries or museums of London. When you have taken in the exhibits, you two can enjoy the light refreshments at the charming Wallace Restaurant or you can even escape into the Royal Academy Restaurant and its tranquil Keeper’s garden.

You may round off your perfect romantic getaway in Kettners with a meal or in the Dean Street Townhouse with elegance and class before going to one of the cocktail bars of the area. There are many more reasons why London will be a perfect romantic getaway.

Oxford Street’s Christmas Lights

25Nov

The Christmas season is very near and the Christmas light decoration is a great addition for this kind of seasons. Because of this, Oxford Street are now starting to sparkle due to their beautiful Christmas light that provides the whole city achieve the instant Christmas makeover. London always provides some great plan to amaze people before the Christmas time. Most of this decorations are located in some festive spots such as Christmas shopping malls or ice skating. Due to this, it makes the City of London become amazing when it comes to their main lights.

Once you decide to visit London, Oxford Street’s Christmas Lights can ensure you that you will witness its glow and spark in a very beautiful manner. All the lights you will see has 1778 snow ball – like decorations and at the same time it contains of almost 750,000 of LED light bulbs. The entire road has been beautifully decorated to showcase the festivity season.

It is one of the amazing things that you need to witness once you visit this place. They can ensure to you that this place has the best Christmas light that is being installed in the whole street of Oxford. Most of the tourist who already witness this kind of festivity, considered this place as the brightest places during Christmas. With its very impressive and amazing Oxford Street’s Christmas Lights, you will have assurance that you will feel the true spirit of Christmas.

Everyone in this place are very excited about this festivity and don’t want to miss out every single event such like this in London. In this year, the legend Craig David is the one who will be responsible in turning them on.

The Oxford Street’s Christmas Lights will have its schedule on when it will be turn on and it will start between 2pm up to 6:30 pm. This place is truly amazing when it comes to different kinds of activities and festivity. Choosing this place as you destination will ensure you that you will experience the best vacation ever in your whole life.

Aside from this, Oxford Street’s Christmas Lights can provide you lots of great hotels nearby that you can choose from. They can provide you great comfort of stay in while you are exploring the great things in London.

All the decorations in this street will surely remind you that the Christmas season is coming. Thus, you will have the great opportunity to discover lots of fun things to do until the Christmas period in the city. So if you are now planning to visit this place, you can now start making good plan ahead of time to ensure you will have good list of things you need to do. This place will ensure to you that you will feel more relax, enjoyable and provides you wonderful experience of visiting such place.

Oxford Street’s Christmas Lights will help you feel the true essence of Christmas and make your Christmas season become remarkable.

The Best Toy Shop in London

16Nov

Children are sometimes very demanding and always want to keep track with the latest toy available in the market. Luckily, there are lots of best toy shops in London that can provide you interesting and trendy stuff. Most of these stores are very dedicated to provide your small love ones with all of their needs that they can truly enjoy.

So if you are planning to visit London together with your kids, it is your great opportunity for you to treat them with the toys they like the moat. This will guarantee you that your kids will have real fun in most of the city of London since there are lots of best toys shops available. You will find famous stores in the entire capital wherein they can ensure to you that they will meet all of your needs most especially your kids.

Here are some of the famous the best toy shop in London you will find:

Trotters, Kensington High Street

This is one of the famous store you will find in the city that is located in Royal Garden Hotel. Many people considered it as fantastic store since it specialises in clothing’s of children and Barbie doll. Aside from this, it can offer you wide range of toys option that is why it is best place for you to visit.

Hamley’s Regent Street

Another best store you will find in London is Hamley’s Regent Street that is very much popular toy shop in the city. It is one of the most visited shop by tourist since this store can provide you wonderful experience of toy shopping. You can bring your kids here and find the kind of toy they want and also you can find here some good souvenirs. They can sell all toys and other outdoor game toys.

The Disney Store

This store is very popular to children since they have the chance to own one of their favourite Disney characters from their favourite film. This store is located at Oxford Street and has the ability to supply you even the current and trendy toys from the latest movie.

Science Museum Shop

One of the top family attraction in London is Science Museum Shop that is located in South Kensington. For many people, it is one of the best toy shop in London because they can sell all kinds of toys that are made from high quality materials. Thus, you can find all the educational toys your kids will love and will provide real fun.

Learning all the best toy shop in London can ensure you that you will purchase toys that are worthy for your investment while your little kids are having real fun with their new toy. In addition, you have the assurance that you are in a trusted place and will be provided with plenty of toys options. All of this stores are very reputable and already earn the trust of the people. Whatever toys your kids want, finding the best toy shop in London will serve as your great option to make.

Start-up Culture in London

20Oct

London has developed over the last few years. This pertains to the economic progress that is happening in the London proper for the past years. A series of jobs are provided to the citizens of London through the startup and co-working spaces that produce a wide range of benefits for many citizens in the London area. This marks a level concerning the culture of London. The drastic change in the workplace and the creation of incubators and accelerators made it all possible.

The startup culture of the culture of London provided the means in making all the possible things happen concerning an advanced entrepreneurship process. The culture of London is made a success due to the job openings in the central area of London. The whole process made a boon in the development of markets and businesses.

Co-working spaces

London has many large co-working places provide a large opportunity for people to start to work and earn big profits. These spaces make a great leap in terms of giving the best services to the employees. A fast and effective co-working spaces such as the Google Campus Impact Hub and The Cube has made a great impact on the businesses of London.

Businesses take the time to develop and the start-up culture provides the means of making this happen. The cultural growth made from the co-working spaces contribute to the advance economic growth of London. The process takes a big step in developing more services that open larger opportunities. Many of those seeking a job find the surge of development in the area.

Startup Incubators and Accelerators

The creation of these machines became a starting point in developing an upscale approach to technology. The upgrade made up by the incubators and accelerators provide a more advanced way in making the economy grew by creating the best products customers will like. Accelerator Academy and Collider are a few of the incubators and accelerators that London has. In addition, London also has Europe’s biggest FinTech incubator, the Level 39. It also has Pi Labs, Europe’s First Property Tech accelerator.

Each of these machines provides the best means of making a big approach in the workforce and development of the economy. This includes the process done in many establishments as well as factories in the major key cities in London.

The Startup Change

The culture in London has a great advancement because of this. Many startup projects are on schedule to be launched in the following years. Many people will be offered big opportunities that would create the best results not only their lives but also to the whole community of London. This proves that the economic system would have an excellent gain due to the large results made by the startups. Every London resident is given the big edge working in a most effective way.

London has an excellent means to make much more progress using these startups. Rest assured that both culture and economy would benefit from this. The economic system as well the industry will arise.

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