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City Cruises Celebrates Oktoberfest with Craft Beer Cruise

City Cruises Celebrates Oktoberfest with Craft Beer Cruise

Londoners and visitors to the capital city can enjoy their own taste of Oktoberfest this autumn thanks to City Cruises’ exciting new collaboration with craft beer experts Fourpure Brewing co.

For one-night only, 4th October 2018, the unique beer-themed Thames river cruise will offer a sociable evening of craft beer tasting, live music and a different view of London’s famous sights, from The London Eye to Big Ben and Tower Bridge. 

The Royal Parks Half Marathon

The Royal Parks Half Marathon

The 11th edition of the race, which will take place on Sunday 14 October, takes runners through four of London’s eight Royal Parks, including Hyde Park, The Green Park, St James’s Park and Kensington Gardens. As well as running through these historic parks, competitors also take in iconic landmarks, such as Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and the Houses of Parliament.

It is still the only race of its kind that takes in the major parks of central London, and whilst there have been some small changes to the route over the years, the race continues celebrate London’s most iconic green landscapes.

START: Discovering tomorrow’s art today.

START Art Fair

START Art Fair today announces its return to London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery for its fifth edition, as it continues to provide a vital platform in London for emerging artists and young galleries from around the world showing exciting new art. Taking place from 13th-16th September 2018, the fair will present over 50 artists from more than 25 countries to collectors, investors and art lovers on a global stage in central London.

The fair promises to kick off London’s autumn art season with exhibitors’ presentations and curated projects, featuring some of the most talented emerging contemporary artists from the United Kingdom and internationally.

Southeastern launch summer tickets for just £15, £20 and £25

Southeastern launch summer tickets for just £15, £20 and £25

Southeastern has launched a Summer Offer delivering reduced-price tickets for Londoners looking to escape the city to Kent and East Sussex for as little as £15.

Running throughout the summer months, Off-Peak Day Return tickets to 13 of the most popular destinations across the South East will be slashed by around 30%[1]. And what is more, the offer can be used alongside Southeastern’s ‘Kids for £1’ – meaning a family day out is more affordable than ever before[2].

Come rain or shine, whether traveling to visit friends in the country or taking a family trip to the coast this summer, it’s never been easier or more affordable to enjoy all of the adventures that Kent and East Sussex have to offer. For example:

World Wrestling Entertainment

WWE

The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) is coming to London’s most famous arena, The Royal Albert Hall, to showcase the finest talent from the United Kingdom! It would be great if you could list the event on the Lodonist page as it is an attraction that makes for a fantastic family day out.

Fan favourites such as Tyler Bate, Flash Morgan Webster and Jack Gallagher will be in action as the elite talent go head-to-head to earn a shot at the current WWE United Kingdom Champion, Pete Dunne.

The first United Kingdom Championship Tournament was held in 2017 and was broadcasted live to 180 countries around the world on the WWE Network, and the Superstars will be hoping to write their name into the history books by ending Pete Dunne’s Title reign on home soil.

It's Official - F1H20 World Championship Will Return To London

It's Official - F1H20 World Championship Will Return To London

The prestigious UIM F1H2O World Championship will return to London for the first time in more than 30 years next month, and fans can now secure their places with tickets released today.

The UIM F1H2O World Championship is the world's foremost international series of single-seater inshore circuit powerboat racing and following last weekend’s spectacular launch of the 2018 season in Portugal, fans have the rare chance to experience the event in the UK.

The British leg of the flagship series takes place on the weekend of June 15-17, at east London’s historic Royal Victoria Dock.  It promises to be an unpredictable battle between the world’s elite pilots and teams, which offers spectators a breathtakingly up close race experience.

Fortnum & Mason provide Afternoon Tea & Tour package at St Pancras International

st pancras afternoon tea

To celebrate its 150th birthday year, St Pancras International has teamed up with Fortnum & Mason to offer guests a unique Afternoon Tea experience, complete with the opportunity to hear fascinating tales of the station’s past in an hour-long historic walking tour.

As well as exploring the stunning design of the station, guests will learn about the threat to demolish the building in the 20th century and its rebirth in the 21st century as a destination for premium shopping, eating and drinking, as well as the new Eurostar Terminal.

Queen’s Park Book Festival 2018

Book Festival

The Queen’s Park Book Festival is delighted to announce a packed weekend of literary celebration and debate in the heart of one of London’s favourite parks on Saturday 30 June and Sunday 1 July.

Back by popular demand, the festival will bring together a mix of local, national and international writers and fresh literary talent led by the new Festival Director Thomas du Plessis. With over 40 events across the weekend there is something for everyone, with the programme covering current affairs, politics, fiction, stage and screen, sport, music, cookery, poetry and more, as well as free children’s events and family-friendly activities. The festival will also put local talent front and centre, shining a light on the extraordinary creativity of North West London.

Studio 338 announce Summertime Pool Party

Summertime Pool Party

Summertime is well and truly arriving in Greenwich over the coming months as game changing London venue Studio 338 sets out plans for yet another unique and irresistible Summertime Pool Party series. Based on three corner stone musical genres, each party will get a unique production set, suitably selected street foods, special cocktail menus and of course a breathtaking line up of DJs and live acts. All to be enjoyed in your swim suit (if you're that way inclined) at pool side.

The parties will take place in the beautiful open air garden as well as the brand new glass atrium Terrace. Upping the anti on last year's sell out pool parties, 338 will be shipping in another high spec pool this summer to double the chance of getting wet and wild.

Designer dog homes descend on London in BowWow Haus exhibition

BowWow Haus exhibition

When's the next train to Barking?! Doggy-mad designers have created a unique display of bespoke doggy dream homes designed by celebrities, renowned architects, artists and designers for a BowWow Haus installation.

Visitors to St Pancras International from 19 March 2018 will see the special BowWow Haus kennels on the upper mezzanine of the station until 26 April 2018 when they will be auctioned off in aid of Blue Cross pet charity and US based Outdoor Arts Foundation. Funds raised will help the thousands of sick, injured, homeless and unwanted pets the charity cares for each year.                

Three cracking Easter events at shopping centres in the South!

Easter events at shopping centres - Peter Rabbit

Shopping centre staff in the South are reaching for their Easter bonnets and egg baskets as they stage a host of free springtime events for families. From Peter Rabbit to the Mad Hatter, little ones are sure to have a wonderful time and, of course, collect lots of Easter treats along the way!

 

The Mall Wood Green, 159 High Road, Wood Green, London N22 6TB

Don’t be late for a very important date…

The Mall Wood Green is delighted to announce that on Saturday 7th April it will be hosting an egg-cellent, Alice in Wonderland themed, Easter event.

Vegan Treat Shop pops up for ONE DAY to offer dairy-free Baileys dessert

Baileys vegan desserts

For one day only – Friday 23rd March – The Vegan Treat Stop by Baileys Almande, pops up in Soho Square and invites dairy-free dessert devotees to pop in for an indulgent classic dessert with a vegan twist.  

The Vegan Treat Stop appears hot on the heels of research, commissioned to mark the launch of Baileys Almande, which revealed that iconic desserts such as Cheesecake, Eton mess and banoffee pie are what the nation’s vegans miss the most when ditching the dairy.

Dine for Free at The Arch London

Dine for Free at The Arch London

Five-star hotel, The Arch London, is offering guests a complimentary two-course dinner for two people when staying on a Sunday night on a bed and breakfast basis.

Guests can enjoy a two-course dinner from the ‘Best of British’ inspired menu at the boutique hotel’s stylish restaurant Hunter 486 - which is named after the 1950s dialing code for Marylebone.

Hunter 486 has an extensive wine and Champagne list with 27 available by the glass, and has been awarded the one-star award in The World of Fine Wine World's Best Wine Lists 2017. Adjacent to the restaurant is Le Salon de Champagne.  This stylish area has a unique arty ambience with intimate secluded leather booths veiled with floor-to-ceiling silk voile drapes and oozes timeless London glamour.

CircusFest 2018

CircusFest

In the 250th anniversary year of the invention of modern circus, the Roundhouse’s CircusFest 2018 focuses on the future of circus: daring and diverse, punky and poetic, subversive and socially aware. From the spectacular to the intimate, the festival showcases the point where circus collides with theatre, dance, live art, film and even virtual reality.

Crystal Maze London Looks To The Future With Out-Of-This-World Upgrade

Crystal Maze

The Crystal Maze LIVE Experience London has kickstarted the new year with the launch of an iconic spinning planets game, making science fiction a reality and instantly transporting players into the belly of a spaceship.

Located within the newly-updated Futuristic Zone players can take one small step for man, journeying across spinning planets to reach the crystal in a spacewalk against time.The state-of-the-art game is sure to get players in a spin as they attempt to get their hands on the highly sought-after crystal.

'Novel" B&Bs Offer Guests A Great 'Booking' In Every Sense

book
  • Online booking specialist eviivo names Britain’s best book themed B&Bs. 
  • Harry Potter, Famous Five, comic book hero Batman and more celebrated by unique establishments across the country.
  • B&Bs offer a live-in fantasy experience for a fraction of the price of theme parks.

British holidaymakers are used to travelling to New York to soak up the iconic landmarks of King Kong or to Disneyland to meet Mickey Mouse and friends.  Now, thanks to the ingenuity of British B&B owners, guests can immerse themselves in amazing fantasy worlds for a fraction of the price of an international trip.

Bag a bargain at the Market

Bag a bargain at the Market

A visit to the market is an unrivalled shopping experience. Whether it’s fresh, local produce or the latest fashions you’re after, there’s nothing quite like the hustle and bustle of market day.
Many markets are famed for their traditional Victorian buildings and atmosphere, such as Accrington, which offers a variety of stalls, shops and cafes.
Others, such as Bury Market ferry customers in by the coachload, a testament to their huge popularity.
In Bury’s case this could also have something to do with its reputation as seller of the best black pudding in the country…

South East - Chocolate box beauty and cultural icons

South East - Chocolate box beauty and cultural icons

You’ll never be far from culture or coast in the sunny South East. Historic market towns, chic hotels, cosmopolitan resorts and the nation’s capital city...there isn’t much lacking in this fabulous region.
Whether it’s a peaceful romantic getaway or energetic city break you desire, you’re sure to find it here.
Many of those who flock to this region do so to see the bright lights of London.
Visitors to this spectacular city will never be short of something to do or see. From the capital’s most popular attractions, including Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Big Ben, to its many fascinating museums, world famous art galleries and restaurants, it’s a city that caters for all.