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From burning tar barrels to Ferris wheels and fireworks, the UK typically brings in the new year with a big dollop of fun. So to get in the spirit of things, we’ve rounded up our favourite family-friendly events for New Year’s Eve.
Most events are free but, more importantly, all are jolly exciting…
With Christmas, New Year and flurries of snow just around the corner, we’re really getting in to the swing of winter. So, what better way to embrace the coldest months of the year than to enjoy the kind of stuff you can’t do in summer – like outdoor ice-skating? » Continue reading “Five Outdoor Ice Rinks in Europe with Amazing Views – Winter 2011/2012″
Looking for Halloween events in London? For those seeking thrills and chills, there’s no better place. There are few cities that can rival the multitude of horrifying haunts London has to offer.
Next summer, the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games will be kicking off in London. Tens of thousands will gather in the United Kingdom to experience the spirit of the summer games.
It’s carnival time in Notting Hill! Floats, soundsystems and dancers dressed as giant winged creatures take over London’s most affluent neighbourhood again this August bank holiday (this year Sunday 28th and Monday 29th) – with crowds of 2.5 million set to tag along too.
Want to know more? Read our 2011 Notting Hill carnival guide below to get the lowdown on Europe’s biggest street party. It may be finishing early this year, but that won’t stop the good times rolling…
Stroll along London’s southbank this weekend and you might wonder which play you’ve walked into the middle of. With dapper gents in spats, ’20s flappers, ’40s pin-up girls and ’60s dolly-birds flocking Thames-side, this is no guerilla theatre outfit but the crowds drawn to Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival, relocated this year to the Royal Festival Hall.
Read below for the lowdown of the thrills ‘n’ spills on offer at the three-day event…
They’re back! Paris’s free, ever-popular summer city beaches are open from today until August 21st.
Pack your bikini and buckets and spades for Paris plages in three different sites: the Georges Pompidou Expressway (in central Paris), the square in front of the Hôtel de Ville (4th arrondissment) and La Villette Basin (19th arrondissment).