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London tourist attractions for dummies

London tourist attractions for dummies

Imagine you’re planning to go on holiday to a country that you’ve never been to before, and to a huge city with an enormous array of monuments to visit, places to see, things to do, and activities on offer. It can be quite overwhelming. Well, we can safely say that London is one of those cities so we at Friendly Rentals thought that in continuation with our ´tourist attraction for dummies blogs` we would lend you a helping hand with the British Capital and point out the top tourist sites in this great city so you can then move on and enjoy the fabulous array of Christmas activities on offer this season as mentioned in previous posts. Enjoy! more ...

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2010 in London

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2010 in London

London is well and truly embracing the festive season with their Christmas lights and decorations, events, things to do, seasonal activities, and Christmas markets. Thus, if you are in the British capital this winter you will only get bored if you want to do. Hyde Park is also doing its bit to get visitors and locals alike in the festive swing with its Christmas makeover comprising the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland taking place from the 19th of November to the 4th of January, which we felt we definitely had to mention and that we sincerely recommend you check out during your wanderings around the city. more ...

5 British gift ideas

5 British gift ideas

Are you lucky enough to be in London this Christmas? Would you like to to take something back for your loved ones and looking for some ideas? Well, you’ve come to the right place because here are so fabulous British gift ideas, just guaranteed to please. Whether you’re looking for some festive food, some typical British sweet treats, or something a bit more ´up market` we’ve got just the thing for you so you have no excuse whatsoever to return from your holidays empty handed, or with the habitual pair of Christmas socks donning Rudolph the red nose reindeer (shameful, truly)… So, check out our following suggestions which may be of interest to you; more ...

Three fun christmas activities in London

Three fun christmas activities in London

There are just so many things to do in London that we couldn’t help but let you in on a few more events taking place during the festive season in continuation to our fantastic Christmas in London blog, which to be sure has given you an idea of how great the British capital at this time of year. There are lots of things to do for the family, as well as lots of events if you are visiting London with your friends, or an abundance of activities if you are going on a sneaky holiday getaway with your partner to enjoy a fun-filled, activity packed, and fabulous festive holiday which is what you’re guaranteed if you spend your Christmas here in London. Here are our suggestions for your time in the British capital; more ...

5 British Christmas traditions

5 British Christmas traditions

Christmas is fast approaching and many are starting to prepare for this popular time of year as this holiday is a very big occasion in the United Kingdom, especially in the British capital. The London streets are splendidly adorned with lights, Christmas trees are dotted around the city, and the shops dress up in their finest for this festive season. So, if you’re lucky enough to be in London this Christmas and have the irrepressible urge to celebrate a very British affair and fully immerse yourself in the London Christmas spirit, then here’s some very traditional customs to get you started off. more ...

New Year's Day Parade and Festival in London: The biggest event of its kind in the world!

New Year's Day Parade and Festival in London: The biggest event of its kind in the world!

Are you in London this Christmas and New Years? Do you know what you’re going to be doing to welcome in the New Year? Now you do, because London is hosting their annual New Years Day Parade and Festival, one of the world’s greatest street spectaculars and the biggest event of its kind in the world, on Saturday the 1st of January which comprises a huge procession with thousands of people attending, festive activities, and fun in the British Capital. more ...

Diwali in the Square: Hindu Festival of Lights in London

Diwali in the Square: Hindu Festival of Lights in London

London, the essence of Britishness and the home of the Queen. And quite frankly the constant venue for an abundance of events, Halloween and Christmas celebrations taking place this autumn/winter season. This cosmopolitan and cultural hot bed is really going all out this year so those of you that are lucky enough to be in the British capital should take advantage and enjoy what this exciting city has to offer. Thus our next suggestion, amongst all the other events on offer this October, is the Hindu Diwali in the Square Festival of Lights celebration taking place in Trafalgar Square, London on Sunday the 31st of October from 2 until 6.30 pm. more ...

Chocolate Festival to be held in Southbank Centre in London

Chocolate Festival to be held in Southbank Centre in London

Those of you out there who love chocolate almost as much as we do at Friendly Rentals are in for a treat this autumn season as the Southbank Centre in London is celebrating its annual Chocolate Festival from Friday the 10th to Sunday the 12th of December. This events comprises a delicious and scrumptious array of chocolate from award winning-chocolatiers, as well as some tasty chocolate Christmas gift ideas, if you don’t eat them first mind, we know we would! more ...

Lord Mayor’s Show and Firework Display taking place in London this November

Lord Mayor’s Show and Firework Display taking place in London this November

London is hosting the Lord Mayor’s Show and Firework Display on Saturday the 13th of November to welcome into office the new Lord Mayor of the City of London. This show, kicking off at 11 am, comprises a three-mile long parade and what promises to be an amazing and exciting array of events making it a crime to miss if you’re lucky enough to be in London this November. more ...

3 terrifying things to do this Halloween in London

3 terrifying things to do this Halloween in London

Ooooooooooh, it’s all happening in London on the spookiest day of the year and we want you to be part of it! The British capital has gone all out this year with Halloween themed events and spectacularly spooky things to do this fine day that range from festivals celebrating this ghoulish holiday all week to one time events for this fright night. So, check out our top 3 things to do and enjoy! more ...

Relentless Freeze Festival 2010: Snowboard, ski, and music festival in London

Relentless Freeze Festival 2010: Snowboard, ski, and music festival in London

We British are used to the cold so nothing would come more natural to us than make good use of what we have available to us, especially with the winter season approaching thus, this multicultural melting pot of fun will be celebrating the Relentless Freeze Festival taking place between the 29 and 31st of October, an alternative event whereby festival-goers will once again see the Battersea Power Station transformed to become an international standard snowboarding and freestyle ski venue. Happy days and frozen festivals! more ...

The London Bloomsbury Festival to be taking place this October

The London Bloomsbury Festival to be taking place this October

Those lucky enough to be in London this October are in for a treat as the London Bloomsbury Festival, a music and art festival, will be taking place between the 22nd and 24th of October in the British capital and comprises a jam-packed weekend and culture hubbub of events and things to do suitable for adults and children alike, British style! more ...

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