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Imagine Children’s Festival in London this February

Imagine Children’s Festival in London this February

If you’re coming to visit the British capital this February with your family then we have the perfect activity for you because from the 12th to the 27th of February the Southbank Centre will be hosting the Imagine Children’s Festival, an event organised exclusively for the entertainment of your little ones featuring performances from musicians, storytellers, comedians, puppeteers and dancers, as well as a variety of workshops and screenings to keep them out of mischief and their little hands busy. more ...

Pancake Day London Races

Pancake Day London Races

Celebrate the time honoured tradition of Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day in London on the 16th of February 2011 by attending or participating in one of the Pancake Day London Races. Here you were thinking that Pancake Day in London is a civilised affair whereby the Brits prepare this delicious dish and top it as they so choose with sugar, chocolate, lemon, or jam etc. to celebrate the beginning of Lent. Hardly, because didn’t you know that it is a multifunctional food and there’s some sports to be had from this culinary yummy. more ...

Valentine’s Day in London

Valentine’s Day in London

London isn’t renowned for being romantic like Paris, nor is English considered a language of love but we defy anyone who says that the British Capital can’t be romantic because if there’s anything that the British do is celebrate in style, and given that St Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated in the UK you can expect some fabulous events on the cards, some great gift ideas for your loved ones, and a general feeling of love in the air in this charming capital. more ...

London International Mime Festival to be taking place this January 2011

London International Mime Festival to be taking place this January 2011

London is just the place to be as even though Christmas is barely over there are lots of things lined up for 2011 and an abundance of activities on the agenda for the entertainment of visitors and locals alike. For one thing Cirque du Soleil has come to the city, the Chinese New Year celebrations are soon to be taking place, and all this is on the cards in addition to theatre productions and some crazy nights out. However, if you would like to try something different and really fun then we would like to recommend the London International Mime Festival comprising cutting edge circus- theatre, adult puppetry and animation, and physical and object Theatre taking place in London from the 15th to the 30th of January 2011. more ...

Cirque du Soleil ‘Totem’ tour coming to London in January 2011

Cirque du Soleil ‘Totem’ tour coming to London in January 2011

If you’re lucky enough to be in London this January then you should be very excited as Cirque du Soleil, comprising a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment has arrived in the British capital with their Totem tour, and the show will be opening on the 5th of January until the 17th of February 2011. In honour of this special occasion the Royal Albert Hall in London has once again been transformed into a sumptuous big top for the entertainment of locals and visitors alike. more ...

Shrek the Musical has arrived in London for 2011

Shrek the Musical has arrived in London for 2011

It’s been long awaited and let’s be honest it was bound to happen, but Shrek the musical has finally arrived in London. This fabulous theatrical version of the film will be opening on the 6th of May 2011 for all you lucky Shrek fans and film fanatics out there in the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, London. more ...

Chinese New Year celebrations in London 2011

Chinese New Year celebrations in London 2011

Not to be beaten and given that the Chinese New Year is a worldwide event, you won’t be surprised that this influential community is holding a new year celebration in London, and which comprises the largest celebrations outside of Asia. As can be said about many of the cities in which Friendly Rentals is present, there’s no lull and no break in festivities from one season to another especially in one of the busiest capitals in the world. Thus, once the London New Year celebrations are over the Chinese will soon be seeing in their New Year, on the 6th of February to be more precise with all sorts of exciting events taking place in various locations and venues in the British Capital. more ...

Things to do this Christmas weekend in London

Things to do this Christmas weekend in London

You only get bored in London if you want to because there’s so much going on, yes even during the Christmas weekend. The British capital is still keeping everyone entertained with a number of events including Christmas walks, outdoor activities, tours, the Christmas lights, ice skating rinks, and much more so you won’t feel at a loss during your visit to the city during the festive season. more ...

London alternative nightlife, and some really weird nights out….

London alternative nightlife, and some really weird nights out….

London is huge and highly cosmopolitan so just like any good diverse capital it has a cracking nightlife as you may have noticed in our last blog. Given that our suggestions for going out in the British capital were well received we’d like to make a few more in the way of alternative nightlife, which are just as quirky and what can we say just plain weird but that look fabulously fun and an entertaining night out. We’ll let you decide… more ...

Festive theatre productions in London this Christmas

Festive theatre productions in London this Christmas

London is looking very festive at the moment with all the Christmas lights illuminating the streets, all the decorations adorning the city, the snow occasionally settling on the buildings, and the array of seasonal events, activities, and fun festive things to do on the London agenda this season. However, if you feel like something Christmassy but fancy taking a break from the cold on the streets then we have just the thing for you. The theatre can be festive as well and this Christmas season there are lots on offer in the way of Christmas plays as well as alternative productions and shows, however given that tis’ the season and all that we thought that we would make a few suggestions in the way of plays about Santa and snow in keeping with the season. So, check out our humble suggestions for you to enjoy in the British capital this Christmas. more ...

The 5 best walking tours in London

The 5 best walking tours in London

Again we are here to offer you not 3 but 5 of the best in London, this time in the way of walking tours. There are many walking tours available, offering a different perspective of London every time down to the beautiful architecture in this great city, and a tour of Greenwich, to historic walks, and customised tours of the British capital, amongst many other walks allowing you to see the highlights of London. However, we have settled on what we consider 5 of the best walks that they offer in the city, and which we believe are guaranteed to be an all round crowd pleaser during your stay in London this season, or whenever you are lucky enough to come to the British capital. more ...

5 museums to visit in London

5 museums to visit in London

London has an abundance of everything from markets, an amazing nightlife, and monuments, to festivals and events, music venues, bars, clubs, and pubs, amongst a very large etc., in addition to their current Christmas activities in celebration of the festive season, which can all be quite overwhelming. In addition, as can be expected of any large and respectable city, London also has its fair share of museums however, and as always we are here to lend a hand and guide you through the confusion, so if you’re a regular culture vulture and you’re visiting London this season here are a few suggestions to get you started. more ...

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