London Living

Shining a light on life in London

East Village london e20

Posts Tagged ‘things to do’

The kids only went back to school a few weeks ago, and now October half term is already around the corner! And we all know the trouble that is keeping the little ones entertained all week, especially in the colder months. So we thought we’d give you a helping hand with our top five picks of the best events and activities going on for children this half term.

ht1Image: Royal Parks

Discovery Day: Hair-Raising Halloween

Education Centre, Hyde Park, W2 2UH

26 October

Get ready for some hair-raising fun in Hyde Park in …

Read more …

Bored of tube journeys and busy buses? If you’re not a regular cyclist in the city, it might be time to give it a go! And in our opinion, hiring a Boris Bike is one of the best ways to do it. Launched in 2010, London’s well-known bike hire scheme allows both locals and visitors alike to rent bicycles and explore the capital. The bikes are widely known as Boris bikes after Boris Johnson who introduced them, with pick-up and drop-off docking stations in more than 700 (!) locations. Here’s our recommended routes to explore! 

bb1Read more …

September is upon us, but we’re not ready to let go of summer just yet! Make the most of the last of the sunshine (sob) with a whole range of outdoor activities and events in the capital. From food festivals, sport events and exhibitions marking London’s very best in design and architecture, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Grab your diary!

Sept1 Image: Meatopia

Meatopia

Tobacco Dock, E1W 2SF

2-4 September

A true celebration of all things carnivorous, Meatopia is every meat-lover’s paradise! The weekend-long festival brings the best in chefs, meat, music and …

Read more …

Hold tight and get ready to hear all about one of our new favourite spots south of the river! The ultra-cool Mercato Metropolitano market can be found in ‘Sobo’ (south of Borough) in a previously disused paper factory. If this place is yet to hit your radar, read on to find out a little more about what it has to offer…  

 mm1Image: MercatoMetropolitano Twitter

The SE1 venue opened in June this year and specialises in small producers from all over Italy and the UK, meaning there’s loads to choose …

Read more …

The end of August brings a beautiful Bank Holiday weekend for us all to enjoy, so it’s time to get a plan or two in the diary if you haven’t already! We’ve heard it’s set to be a scorcher, so get outdoors and make the most of it. Here’s our top picks of what’s going on in the capital this August Bank Holiday weekend.

bh1Image: Melon Events

Notting Hill Carnival

Across Notting Hill, Ladbroke Grove and Westbourne Park

28–29 August

It wouldn’t be August Bank Holiday weekend in London without Notting Hill Carnival! …

Read more …