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With Christmas fast approaching, the panic can begin to set in as you realise just how many gifts you still have to buy… Of course in London there’s no shortage of shops to explore, but if you fancy something a little different, why not try a Christmas market? We’ve picked five of our favourites bursting with festive cheer to help you with your Christmas gifts. 

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Islington Christmas Market
The Angel Shopping Centre, 21 Parkfield Street, London, N1 …

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October is almost over and this can only mean that Bonfire Night will soon be upon us. Remember, remember to book your tickets for the fifth of November (or third, fourth or sixth, depending on where you’ll watch them!) It’s a tough decision considering the huge variety of events in London every year, but we’re here to help you with our top picks of Bonfire Night shows in town. All you have to do is pick one, grab a few friends and have your mulled wines ready to salute the fireworks!

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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.

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Discovery Day: Hair-Raising Halloween

Education Centre, Hyde Park, W2 2UH

26 October

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

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Whether you’re bored of your bob or fancy a fab new fringe, there are loads of amazing hairdressers around London Town ready to give you a new look. If you’re in a hairdresser rut or are simply looking to try somewhere closer to home, check out our list of some excellent places to try.

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Blue Tit Salon

Unit 9, 70 Celebration Avenue, East Village, E20 1DB (plus various locations)

Relax and soak in the atmosphere of this super creative salon in the heart of Stratford’s East Village. …

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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! 

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