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British Summer Customs and Habits

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British Summer Customs

Things Brits love to do in summertime

Article by Link School of English in London

Britain may not have the best summer in the world but the British summer customs are very enjoyable, no matter he weather. As the spring showers subside and the temperatures climb it is now customary in the UK to enjoy being outdoors and make the most of the long bright evenings and pleasant temperatures. Here are three ideas to get the British summer off to a great start.

3 British Summer Customs and Traditions

The BBQ

Although popularised by our friends from Australia, the BBQ is now one of the UK’s favourite ways to socialise and eat during the summer months. For those lucky enough to have a garden, nothing beats firing up the BBQ at the weekend and inviting friends and family over for food and drinks. Regardless of whether you prefer meat, fish or vegetables, the BBQ gives everything that great smokey taste.
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Winter and Christmas in London

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Christmas in London – 2016 Attractions

Find London Christmas attractions and things to do in autumn and winter

Article by Link School, an English language centre in London for adults

Winter and Christmas in London - things to do, snowflake and Christmas trees in the background

London in winter

1. Winter Wonderland

This year Winter Wonderland is celebrating its 10th anniversary. For six weeks, London’s Hyde Park will be transformed into Winter Wonderland. The attractions will include winter markets, circus shows and ice skating. There will be also stalls with winter treats, mulled wine and variety of food.
One of the best London attractions in winter!

18th November 2016 – 1st January 2017
The gates open at 5 p.m. on the opening night of 18th November. After that the opening times are 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (except Christmas Day).

Free entry to the park, but the main attractions are paid.

See also: Link School Christmas Gathering

2. Christmas in Leicester Square

Celebrate the festive season in one of London’s most famous squares.
This year in Leicester Square you can enjoy a grotto – traditional Christmas market and a vintage velvet-draped Spiegeltent – a venue pitched in the middle of the square. You you can watch there Christmas shows such as the famous La Soirée circus and many other cabaret acts.
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Things to Do in London in Autumn 2015

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6 Things to Do in London in Autumn 2015

Looking for interesting things to do in London this autumn? Here are our ideas:

Article by Link School of English – an English language academy for adults.

1. Wandsworth Common Halloween Beer Festival

This Halloween Beer Festival is featuring aver 100 beers from Britain, ciders and wine. Most beers will be £4 or less and there’ll be food to complement the drinks. Free entry, free face painting and free soft drinks for kids. There will be live entertainment on Friday and Saturday evening and the Rugby World Cup matches to watch on large screens. If you turn up in costume on Saturday, you can enter for free.

Place: Royal Victoria Patriotic Building in Wandsworth.
Time: from Wednesday, 28th October 2015 till Saturday 31st October 2015

2. The Halloween Playground in North London

Come to the Hornsey Town Hall, Crouch End in north London to enjoy live music, silent disco, DJs, cabaret, circus performance and zombie cinema as well as other freaky antics. This is a ticketed event, the ticket price includes a warming whisky on arrival.

Place: Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre in Crouch End
Time: from Friday, 30th October 2015 till Saturday, 31st October 2015
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Things to Do in London for Free

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5 Things to Do in London for Free in Summer 2015

Are you visiting London this summer on a budget?

Here are some ideas on free London attractions:

1. Free Walks in London

THE LINE
A walk between the O2 arena and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with an exhibitions of sculptures of Martin Creed, Damien Hirst and Eduardo Paolozzi. This is a three miles trail which includes, apart from sculptures, London’s Royal Docks, perfect on a sunny afternoon.

Open every day till 31/12/ 2015
More details and the location: http://the-line.org

2. Something for the foodies – food festival in London

URBAN FOOD FESTIVAL

A weekly (every Saturday) party focused around food.
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Easter and Spring in London – Cool Things to Do

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Easter and Spring in London – Things to Do

Top 8 Spring Events in London

Article by Link School of English Language

1 Easter at the Roof Gardens – Kensington

Londoners who stay in the town for Easter can enjoy 1.5 acres of green in central London, just above Kensington High Street. Up there, children can hunt chocolate treats together with the Easter Bunny. In the meantime, parents can unwind and sip special cocktails served at the Roof Gardens bar.
Start: 11.45 a.m.

2 London Chocolate Tour – Mayfair

Chocolate lovers can expect an informative and delicious treats on this two-hour long tour of Mayfair visiting some of the world’s finest chocolatiers. The walk is suitable for ages of thirteen and over and booking for this tour is essential.
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Things to Do in London in December 2014

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Things to do in London at Christmas and in December 2014

Are you spending this year’s Christmas in London? There are plenty of events, activities and things to do in London to choose from during the Christmas holiday period and December. Here are some ideas shared by our English school:

Christmas Markets in London

Traditional German Christmas Market
From 21 November 2014 to 04 January 2015 in Hyde Park
A traditional German Christmas market returns to the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Back with entertainment, festive food and drinks, mulled wine, the market is the perfect place for Christmas shopping.

Christmas at Greenwich Market
From 26 November 2014 to 24 December 2014
An alternative to the high street for your shopping to find Christmas gifts. The Greenwich Market is selling all kinds of festive stuff. You will find there mixing up arts, crafts, vintage fashion, antiques and other quirky things.
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Cool Things to Do over the Easter Weekend in London

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Looking for Ideas What to Do at the Easter Weekend in London?

Chasing the Easter Bunny or Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday Party – there is always something to do for everyone in London. Our academy of English prepared a couple of ideas for you:

Kensington Palace Easter Egg Hunt

A great opportunity to discover a trail through the beautiful Kensington Palace Gardens, meet the Georgian royal court and crack a secret code for a chocolate prize. The Easter Egg Hunt is aimed at children aged 7 to 11. Apart from this Kensington Palace will be getting into the springtime spirit with live performance and storytelling over the long Easter weekend in London.
Kensington Palace, from April 18th to April 21st

Easter at Kew Gardens

Amongst all the fantastic kids’ activities prepared for the Easter weekend in London, the Easter Egg hunt will likely be the biggest draw for children during Kew’s Easter festival. On Easter Sunday from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. kids can forage for fair trade and organic chocolate eggs hidden across the Gardens.
Kew Gardens, Sunday, April 20th

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Cool things to do – December and Christmas in London

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Looking for ideas what to do at Christmas in London?

Here are some things Londoners enjoy during December:

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Display in London

This is a must see if you are for new Year’s Eve in London.
London Eye, Jubilee Gardens, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 7PB
Tube: Embankment Underground Station, Westminster Station, Waterloo Station
Dates: Tuesday 31st December 2013
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Things to do in London in October 2013

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INTERESTING THINGS TO DO IN LONDON IN AUTUMN 2013

English autumn is coming, clouded sky, icy winds, rain – how to survive all this? Do not despair at it! Autumn in London can be a wonderful time. The best way to beat the winter blues is to get outside and enjoy the fantastic festive activities in the capital. Here you have a list of events coming soon in London in October.

This post was written by Link School of English in London.

The BFI London Film Festival
A MUST FOR FILM LOVERS IN LONDON!
ADDRESS: BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
9th October 2013 until 20th October 2013
PRICES:
Films from £11.50 or £6.50 (Concs), £7 (Children) | Galas and Special Screenings £19-£25 | Screen Talks £17.50, Masterclasses £15, Weekday matinees at all venues £8
www.bfi.org.uk/lff
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