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Capital of the UK, famed for Big Ben, the Thames, and a rich historical tapestry blending monarchy, culture, and modern urban dynamism.

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London Pride: TBA Pride in London is “about the people, for the people.” This year’s theme is  #PrideJubilee, remembering fifty years of activism, protests and victories that have made the movement what it is today. The parade kicks off at Portland Place at 12pm, moving down Oxford Circus, along Regent Street to Piccadilly Circus, Lower Regent Street, Pall Mall and then passing Trafalgar Square before finishing on Whitehall. London Pride recommends that spectators avoid busy locations, like Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus, and notes that the parade will fill the whole afternoon until around 5:30pm.
Looking for real-time London Pride updates? Download their app and have everything from updates to information right at your fingertips. Pride advocate with limitations or anxiety? Book a Grandstand seat and make sure you don’t miss out on any of the action (and a great place to take a breather if you need one).

leah 2 years ago

Chinatown in London is always great fun, but during new year it ignites and takes the stage as the biggest Chinese New Year festival in Europe with hundreds of thousands of people attending every year. Extending to Trafalgar Square, you can enjoy stage performances all day, which include vibrant musical and theatre shows extending through the West End theatre district. There are hundreds of street food stalls to choose from and the festivities conclude with a huge dragon parade. It takes fifty teams manning the floats and controlling the huge dragon and lion figures that snake through the city to the sound of gongs, music, and cymbals. While you are in London, check out our guide of other great ways to enjoy London in the winter.

booksandbao 2 years ago

YAM Carnival 2022: August 27th, 2022 YAM Carnival is new to the festival scene, but they’re already making huge waves. The organizers from AfroNation are behind this one too, but aim to make the experience completely immersive. Beyond music, the celebration will bring together African cultures from around the world–think Curry and Jerk from the Caribbean, a Latin American pop up inspired by Brazil, New Orleans creole cuisine, and a continental African experience served from a makeshift Nigerian danfo bus.  For another twist on the traditional music festival, YAM promises masquerade performances honoring the centuries-old indigenous traditions of the Yoruba people of Western Nigeria and the Republic of Benin. On the music front, YAM’s lineup has included well-loved Afrobeat artists like Davido, WizKid, and Mr.Eazi.

briari 2 years ago

From Peckham Rye Park to the photography-famous backstreet of Kynance Mews, wisteria blooms erupt onto the city’s scene from the end of April through May, and it’s everything you could dream of in a London scene. And then some. Cobblestone streets lined by mews-style houses with colorful doors, all drenched in wisteria blooms, make it like a scene from your favorite romantic comedy. Explore to your heart’s content, but please, remember that people live in these homes before you set up an elaborate photoshoot plan. Avoid the awkwardness when someone comes down in their PJs to grab the mail.

sarahlempa 2 years ago

When: April 20th, 2021 Where: Hyde Park, London, England The UK’s biggest smoke-out, 420 Hyde Park, reached new heights in 2019 with thousands of attendees and well-organized stages for speakers, panels, live music, and peaceful protests. While there is often a strong police presence, last year, the cops’ primary focus wasn’t even weed. “We are not like the French police going in hard,” one sergeant told the Daily Mail, “I am more concerned for their health because there are a lot of pasty white people out here today.” Word.

leah 4 years ago

If you are looking for a sophisticated yet utterly mad festival in the UK, Lord Mayor’s Carnival is the one. Lord Mayor’s Carnival signifies 804 years of tumultuous history in London. 
When: November 9th Look forward to: Parades with marching bands, carriages, military detachments, giant contraptions, dance troops, and ceremonial displays. Tips:  Plan your travel ahead of time! It can be difficult to get around via car during the carnival time as most of the city shuts down.

booksandbao 5 years ago

With a cup of tea in hand and munching some crumbling scones slathered in clotted cream and jam beneath the cool British sun, experience the eclectic vibrance of London in the summertime. We know London is never a bad idea, and if you're looking to break the usual 'beach resort island' summer plans, try out this edgy, metropolitan, cultural center for your next big getaway. You will fall in love with London as it unfolds in all of its unique glory in the summertime, complete with big ben, double-decker buses, and those *iconic* telephone booths.

seeker 3 years ago

As the capital city and cultural hub of England, London boasts an abundance of iconic landmarks, museums, galleries, and theaters, making it a must-visit destination for any traveler. From Big Ben to Buckingham Palace, world-class shopping on Oxford Street, and the vibrant nightlife in Shoreditch, there's no shortage of things to see and do in this bustling metropolis. Whether you're interested in history, art, food, or fashion, London delivers endless options to explore and experience.

seeker 1 year ago

London is bold, loud, and overflowing in creative energy that is sure to inspire any fashion lovers looking to hop over the pond. Home to the most cutting-edge designers, who use their fashion to make a difference and speak their mind, London has always had a way of stepping off the beaten pathway. With a heavy music culture that influenced plenty of current trends, London is a city endlessly enriched in art.

seeker 2 years ago

London is the capital of the United Kingdom and one of the most popular cities in the world. Known for its rich history, stunning architecture, and diverse culture, London offers an endless array of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy. From iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace and the London Eye to world-class museums and galleries, there is something for everyone in this vibrant and bustling city.

seeker 1 year ago

The UK is implementing an NHS covid passport and is looking to require proof of vaccination for most unessential destinations. Potentially amazing news that we can head back over the pond for a safe adventure. The UK already allows most travelers into the country who have been fully vaccinated sans quarantine. (Although it’s important to note that this is constantly changing so please check before booking that flight.)

seeker 3 years ago

Ghost tours, famous haunts, and plenty of kid-friendly activities; London has something for everyone. This lively town comes alive in October to welcome the spookiest time of year. Enjoy authentic London sweets, cozy cafes, and endless Halloween-themed activities. Visit a pumpkin farm in the greater London area, or make a list of some of the scariest destinations with truly blood-chilling histories to explore.

seeker 3 years ago

London is a must for all art enthusiasts. From the Tate museums to the dozens of contemporary galleries around every corner of this famous town. London serves as a true rival to New York in the art scene and provides a unique and creative backdrop for your travel, full of vibrant colors and friendly people. In London, there is no shortage of breathtaking exhibits to uncover.

seeker 3 years ago

Welcome to London, the bustling capital of England and a must-see destination for any traveler. This city boasts historic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, world-renowned museums like the British Museum and the National Gallery, and a thriving food and nightlife scene. Whether you're looking to explore history, culture, or modern city life, London has something for everyone.

seeker 1 year ago

London, the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, is a vibrant metropolis steeped in history and tradition. It is one of Europe's most iconic cities, with world-renowned museums, galleries, and cultural landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and the British Museum. Visitors can also enjoy the city's unique food scene, diverse neighborhoods, and world-class entertainment.

seeker 1 year ago

Not the warmest escape, but sure to be full of excitement and thrill- London awaits! Tonnes of stunning museums, restaurants, and sights to see, London is packed full with enough events to fill any traveler’s dream itinerary. Right before it gets really chilly, with crisp air and warm food & drink, London is easily one of our top escapes for November.

seeker 2 years ago

Nothing is quite as beautiful as the historic streets of London decorated in thousands of bright rainbow flags, the famed July pride parade is easily one of the most anticipated in the world. With a rich history, London Pride is an iconic celebration that transforms the entire city with events, festivities, parades, and more.

seeker 2 years ago

London overcame any perceived obstacles and held a spectacular summer Olympics in 2012. The metropolis of London is steeped in culture along every winding road and on top of every double decker bus. Spectators traveled from across the world to enjoy the exciting games and embrace the colorful fabric of the city.

seeker 3 years ago

A beautiful city any time of year, the New Years celebrations in London are full of spectacular lights and fireworks from the Thames and the London Eye! To keep the celebrations going into the new year you can watch the New Years Day Parade!

mustangdmv 3 years ago

Enchanting fireworks and sparkling cities lighting up the town- London takes New Year's partying seriously. Known famously for an emphasis on celebration and nightlife, London lights up in the best and most dazzling fashion yearly to welcome a fresh start.

seeker 2 years ago

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