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The Paralympics Closing Ceremony 2012

The Paralympics Closing Ceremony 2012

Ultimately, as the Olympic cauldron returned back to the ashes and dust from which it came, we’re pleased to say that the Paralympics Closing Ceremony was received with good reviews. A summer-long love affair with sport has ended, but will remain with us for long to come. more ...

London 2012 Olympic medal count (III)

London 2012 Olympic medal count (III)

After all these days of competition, excitement and sporting records, the Olympic Games of London 2012 were given a send-off yesterday with a spectacular closing ceremony full of stars. This is the definitive London Olympics 2012 medal count… more ...

Top five bars and pubs in London

Top five bars and pubs in London

Good evening and welcome to that most British of institutions, the humble London pub. A warm, beer-smelling haven where you can shelter from the cold and nurse a nice pint which tastes distinctly of hops and carpet fluff. Selflessly doing the legwork so you don’t have to, here we provide a handy guide to the top five pubs and bars in London. more ...

London, gay capital in 2012

London, gay capital in 2012

This summer, London will be the capital of sport and many other things. As well as celebrating the Olympic Games and the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen, the home of Big Ben’s will be the seat of World Pride 2012, the most important gay event in the world, which will be filling the streets with colour from the 23rd of June to the 8th of July. more ...

Wimbledon 2012

Wimbledon 2012

The London 2012 Wimbledon Grand Slam dates have been set from June 25th to July 8th. During this period, top tennis names will battle it out in a competition that is as nerve-wracking as it is very British indeed. more ...

Museums at Night London 2012

Museums at Night London 2012

In the UK this year, Museums at Night (in which museums, galleries and other cultural institutions open their doors until the small hours) is taking place all over the country on the 18th to 20th May. In the British capital, all the major galleries and exhibition halls will be participating, including the Museum of London, the Bank of England Museum, the National Gallery, the Design Museum, the British Museum and many others. more ...

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in London

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee in London

The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II in London celebrates 60 years of the queen in the United Kingdom throne. To commemorate this event, a wide range of activities and celebrations have been organized in London throughout 2012, although the main events will take place from 2 to 5 June. more ...

Winter sales in London 2011- 2012

Winter sales in London 2011- 2012

Yes, it’s that time of year again and the post-Christmas sales have returned to London even bigger and even better this festive season with scandalous reductions on shopping for a very merry New Year! They’ve already started but the discounts will be flowing right up until the end of January so get ready to fight your way through the stampedes and bag yourself a bargain. more ...

London Christmas Lights 2011

London Christmas Lights 2011

The Christmas lights in London are truly spectacular and always add a little festive cheer so if you’re a fan then you may be interested to know where they are. Take a look below at our little guide to get you in a festive mood with the glow of the London Christmas Lights. more ...

Bonfire Night and London Fireworks 2011

Bonfire Night and London Fireworks 2011

Every 5th of November, the British typically celebrate Bonfire Night or Guy Fawkes. It is a huge celebration involving lots of stunning firework displays, typical food and enormous bonfires across the country. Bonfire Night is held in commemoration of the 1605 Gunpowder Plot by 13 young men, one of which was Guy Fawkes. more ...

Halloween in London 2011

Halloween in London 2011

For a terrifying but entertaining experience London is the place to be this Halloween with a range of activities and events suitable for all tastes. Here are some things for you to do on the scariest day of the year. more ...

The “Making of Harry Potter” studio tour

The “Making of Harry Potter” studio tour

The famous Hogwarts School of Magic and Witchcraft will be opening its doors to the public in London….And although many of us are not going to be able to sign up to potion, adivination, herbology and defence against the dark arts classes, you will be able to take a wander around the sets where the films were recorded. more ...

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