Friendly Rentals Blog

Apartment of the week in London, the Romance

Apartment of the week in London, the Romance

If there is any city capable of winning you over simply with the captivating atmosphere reigning on its streets, then it’s London. The British capital is a cosmopolitan, active and lively city that perfectly combines tradition with the latest trends. more ...

Activities for children in London

Activities for children in London

London is a city with many leisure activities on offer for adults, as well as children. If you are travelling as a family to the British capital then you will find it very easy to organise visits and activities as there are many places that you can discover and which are guaranteed to entertain the kiddies. more ...

Celebrate Gay Pride in London 2011

Celebrate Gay Pride in London 2011

We have previously spoken about Gay Pride celebrations in cities such as Barcelona, Madrid, Berlin and Sitges. Today, its London's turn which, year after year, holds one of the liveliest and most popular celebrations in Europe. more ...

Ray Davies’ Meltdown Festival 2011 in the London Southbank Centre this June

Ray Davies’ Meltdown Festival 2011 in the London Southbank Centre this June

Amongst the abundance of musical events taking place this summer in London is the Meltdown Festival held in June this year. With ambitious plans the curator himself, the legendary Ray Davies, former lead singer of the Kinks (You really got me now, 1964), declares that “some are to mad to be feasible”. Either way he’s managed what he intended to do in this festival which attempts to reflect British culture and musical diversity over the years. more ...

Joan Miró exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London

Joan Miró exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London

The Tate Gallery in London will be a hosting an exhibition featuring the works of famous Catalan artist Joan Miró entitled “The Ladder of Escape”, comprising the first major retrospective of his art to be held in Britain for more than 50 years. Lucky Londoners and visitors will be able to visit this display from April the 14th to September the 11th and contemplate 150 paintings, works on paper and sculptures spanning over this great artists 60 year career. more ...

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games tickets now on sale!

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games tickets now on sale!

Things are now really taking shape in London as tickets for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are now on sale. This exciting event will be divided into three principal areas and taking place in several different venues. The focal point is the Olympic Park which will be hosting the legendary and spectacular opening and closing ceremonies. more ...

Afghanistan exhibition in the British Museum, London featuring surviving treasures

Afghanistan exhibition in the British Museum, London featuring surviving treasures

The world famous British Museum is easily one of the most popular attractions in London. It's no wonder because it exhibits the work of man from prehistoric times to present day from all over the world. Highlights of this historical treasure include the Rosetta Stone, the Parthenon sculptures and the mummies in it's Ancient Egypt collection. However, we would like to touch upon their latest exciting exhibition entitled “Afghanistan. Crossroads of the Ancient World” featuring surviving treasures from the National Museum of Afghanistan, which will be showing in this London museum until the 3rd of July. more ...

World Book Day to be celebrated in London this March

World Book Day to be celebrated in London this March

World Book Day was declared a worldwide celebration of books and reading by UNESCO, and is celebrated in over 100 countries in the world. However, to whom do we owe our inspiration and gratitude for this marvellous day? None other than the Catalans who exchange gifts of roses and books on St George's Day, a tradition started more than 90 years ago. more ...

Convent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival in London this spring, some traditional British fun!

Convent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival in London this spring, some traditional British fun!

You’ll never be stuck for something to do in the British capital because there’s constantly something happening and they’re always plotting of ways to keep you entertained whether you like shopping, or theatre, you’re an art lover or you like learning about different cultures made easy thanks to the multicultural melting pot that is London. Either way, there’s something for everyone and the Convent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival is a good example. Taking place on the 9th of May, this event celebrates the art of puppetry and the origins of the famous duo Punch and Judy comprising a perfect family event and something to keep the kiddies (including the big ones) well and truly entertained. more ...

British Art Show 7 in the Hayward Gallery, London

British Art Show 7 in the Hayward Gallery, London

The British Art Show, a touring exhibition that takes place every 5 years, has finally returned to London after 20 years! Hurrah! The show, which showcases the very best of cutting-edge contemporary art in some of the most influential galleries in the country will thus be holding an exhibition from the 16th of February to the 17th of April 2011 in the Hayward Gallery, London. 39 artists will be participating in this prestigious event, and artwork produced over the last 5 years will be on show demonstrating the wealth of talent of artists from all over the country who have created pieces and brand new works especially for the project. more ...

Maslenitsa Russian Festival taking place in London this spring

Maslenitsa Russian Festival taking place in London this spring

London, the essence of Britishness, the home of her majesty the Queen, and what can we say a cosmopolitan combination and cultural melting pot thanks to which we can all discover many different cultures from all over the world. If you were visiting London in January you may have bore witness to the fabulous and entertaining Chinese New Year celebrations which is an increasingly popular event. Now it’s the Russians’ turn as on the 6th of March London will be hosting the Maslentisa Russian Festival, an age old festival in Russia that marks the end of winter and celebrates the start of spring before Lent, the perfect opportunity to brush up on what may be your non-existent knowledge of this fascinating eastern European country. more ...

Flamenco Festival in London with Estrella Morente, Tomatito, Miguel Poveda....

Flamenco Festival in London with Estrella Morente, Tomatito, Miguel Poveda....

Flamenco now appears to be a universal art, and wherever it goes it seems to triumph which may have something to do with the genuine passion of the dancers and singers, as well as due to the beautiful rhythm and movements associated with this Andalusian art. Whatever it owes its success to, its fame and universality is becoming increasingly clearer with events such as the London Flamenco Festival taking place between the 8 and the 19th of February which will be giving Londoners the opportunity to experience a few days of passion and feel flamenco at the hands of some of the greatest Spanish flamenco artists there are. more ...

Sign up for our newsletter!

Unsuscribe

Get exclusive offers and handy tips for planning your next trip delivered straight to your inbox.