From Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, London is a hotbed of amazing architecture and renowned attractions. However, the capital city also boasts an action-packed calendar of events that you’re sure to want to be a part of. Many London hotels can advise you on the best things to do, but if you need a little help, check out the ideas below.
September’s most fashionable of events is London Fashion Week. Now housed at the gorgeous Somerset House, designers from around the world flock to the city to show their latest collections. Whilst fashion magazines pack the shows, take a visit to Somerset House and watch the activities. Choose one of the many London hotels in the area to perfect your most fashionable look and enjoy a bit of pampering.
Be prepared for a scare in October. Although perhaps not for the faint-hearted, the London Ghost Festival is a real treat for the credulous. From spooky parties to ghost hunting to boat rides, fans of the paranormal will love this festival. Or, with premieres from all over the world and classics by some of the best international directors, the London Film Festival is just the ticket. Showcasing films from around the world, the British Film Institute aims to show the future classics of tomorrow in this silver screen event.
November 5 sees Guy Fawkes commemorated with impressive fireworks and bonfire parties taking place throughout the capital. Visitors to the city won’t even have to leave the comfort of London hotels to enjoy this wonderful sight. November also sees jazz enthusiasts flock to the capital to enjoy the London Jazz Festival, one of the world’s best and biggest. Established and new jazz artists play in all corners of London, as it the city showcases the very best in jazz.
Many London landmarks turn into ice rinks come December, street markets pop up and of course, don’t miss the great light switch on of Oxford Street. A visit to London in December will leave you wishing for more time as you try to pack everything into your stay!
Finance-denting 5-star hotels on Park Lane and Mayfair might fit the bill for some, but there are plenty of affordable London hotels for visitors to choose from.
One of the world’s greatest cities, London successfully combines a diverse range of cultural influences with a strong sense of traditional character. The capital sprawls for over 30 miles either side of the River Thames, its main artery and the city’s lifeblood. With so much to do, many visitors choose to limit their visit to a weekend break. The combination of shopping, dining out and seeing a show is an incredibly popular for good reason.