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Archive for December, 2015

New Year, new start, and even more things to do in our beautiful capital! We’ve got a fresh list of ways to kick off 2016 in style, and set the bar for a great year to come. So pull yourself out of Christmas hibernation and get going!

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New Year’s Day Parade
Central London
1 January

See in 2016 with this spectacular parade, which will weave its way through central London on 1January – more than 8,000 performers will take part in the celebration! The event is now in …

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Is there anything more festive than wrapping yourself in winter warmers, grabbing some friends and heading to one of London’s many open-air ice rinks? Whether you’re the next Torvill and Dean, or more like Bambi on ice, there’s no denying that there’s something very magical about gliding (or shuffling) along in the crisp winter air. If you’re in the capital for a skate this season, here are our favourite rinks.

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Somerset house
South Building, Strand, WC2R 1LA
18 November – 10 January

Set in arguably one of London’s most …

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Boxing Day sales will do one of two things – fill you with delight at the thought of how many post-Christmas bargains you’re going to land, or fill you with sheer dread at the thought of how many shoppers you’re going to have to battle with! But with our guide to tackling the sales, we think you’ll be set up for some serious sale wins. On your marks!

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Get your timing right

First things first, check your favourite store’s opening times and make sure you’re set to be there in …

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Street food lovers, rejoice! East Village, Stratford, is now home to Beijing street food extraordinaire, Mama Lan. Bringing the authenticity of China straight to east London, this restaurant chain is growing in popularity across the capital like never before, so now’s your chance to try it. Don’t miss out…

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What began as a supper club in the restaurant owner’s own home soon became a pop-up in Brixton, where it then became a permanent fixture. Since its humble beginnings, the Chinese food revolution has now opened in a …

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Can you believe it? Only 11 more sleeps until Christmas! You can feel the buzz and excitement in every corner of London as everyone gears up for the merriest day of the year. Following on from last week when we presented to you some creative Christmas online treats, we show off one last maker for the year of 2015 (but don’t worry we’ll be back next year…)!

This maker has taken something very simple that we all own but tend to neglect, and given it the modern revamp it has been waiting for. He has thought outside of the box, or …

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