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Clocks & Pubs Spring Forward March 27th

Clocks & Pubs Spring Forward March 27th March 19, 2011 | Events, Nightlife | Read More
On Sunday, March 27 England’s clocks move forward one hour marking the beginning of British Summer Time. While we do lose an hour, the added light at the end of day is always warmly welcomed as ee shed all those black wool coats and emerge from our wet winter hibernation. Restaurant outdoor seating...

Race Your Cakes: London’s Pancake Day

Race Your Cakes: London’s Pancake Day March 7, 2011 | Events, Food, What's New | Read More
You may know it as Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, but here in Britain we call it Pancake Day. Origins of the tradition began when Christians needed to clean out their pantries, using up all the sugar, eggs, and other goodies before fasting began with Lent on Ash Wednesday. Today we devour...

Ode to Haggis… in London

Ode to Haggis… in London January 21, 2011 | Events | Read More
To a Haggis by Robert Burns Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great chieftain o’ the pudding-race! Aboon them a’ ye tak your place, Painch, tripe, or thairm : Weel are ye wordy o’a grace As lang’s my arm. Once a year (maybe twice when a Scot is winning at Wimbledon) the...

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit

Celebrate the Year of the Rabbit January 19, 2011 | Events | Read More
Celebrate the Chinese New Year on Sunday, February 6 from noon until 6pm in Trafalgar Square, Leicester Square and in Chinatown. The festivities draw well over 250,000 people in one the largest observances outside China. Displays of performers, acrobatics, lion dancing and martial arts are held in the...

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM

Cirque du Soleil: TOTEM January 14, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
London welcomes TOTEM another spectaculur Cirque du Soleil production to Royal Albert Hall. Through aerial acrobatics, dance, Russian bars and even on roller skates performers illustrate the story of the birth and evolution of the world. Inspired by legends from ancient civilization and by science, TOTEM...

How to Tackle New Year’s Eve at the London Eye

How to Tackle New Year’s Eve at the London Eye December 30, 2010 | Events | Read More
With over 250,000 spectators expected in the area surrounding the London Eye for the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks show, a few tips are in order: London Eye & Hungerford Bridge on New Year's Eve [flickr image by wobble-san] 1. Arrive early to mark your spot. Some bridges and viewing areas...

London’s Top Christmas Markets

London’s Top Christmas Markets December 6, 2010 | Events | Read More
London is catching on to the charming Christmas market trend its European neighbors enjoy throughout December. Shopping outdoors with snow flurries and a cup of steaming mulled wine will put even the biggest Scrooge in the festive spirit. Cologne Christmas Market along the Southbank Cologne Christmas...

Thanksgiving in London

Thanksgiving in London November 20, 2010 | Events | Read More
The 4th Thursday of November may look like any other autumn day in London but on closer inspection Thanksgiving celebrations are in progress. London is home to nearly 45,000 American ex-pats and while England does not observe the holiday, finding places that do are fairly easy to find. Where to give...

‘Remember, Remember the 5th of November’

‘Remember, Remember the 5th of November’ October 30, 2010 | Events | Read More
Celebrate the foiling of the 1605 plot to blow up the Houses of Parliament with massive bonfires and fireworks displays across the capital. This year is 405th anniversary of 13 Catholic conspirators who were captured, tortured and subsequently executed for trying to murder King James I. Completely un-pc,...

Halloween in London

Halloween in London October 30, 2010 | Events, Nightlife, Things to Do, What's New | Read More
Halloween is begrudgingly catching on by the Brits. Don’t expect over the top decorations, loads of sugary sweets & clever costumes. It’s more of a one night event as opposed to the a month long celebration in the U.S., just another reason to socialize at the pub.  If you’re looking...