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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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Top Museums in west London

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A list of top 9 museums in west London

Looking for attractions or museums in west London?

Here is our list of top Ealing and west London museums.
Article by Link School of English in west London

1. Gannersbury Park Museum

The Gannersbury Park Museum is located Regency style building which used to be a residence of the famous Rothschild banking family from 1835. Today the museum houses a superb display of social history which reflects colourful social life of the Rothschilds. The exhibition also includes local archaeological finds, interesting items related to local business history as well as Rothschild coaches, costumes, and the original Victorian kitchens. The museum is surrounded by a large park with gardens, woods and lakes; sports facilities (tennis courts, football, mini golf and cricket pitches).
Some attractions are available only during the summer season.
Location: Popes Lane, Acton, London, W3
Admission: Free

2. London Museum of Water and Steam

London Museum of Water and Steam tells the story of London’s water supply and exhibits working steam pumping. The best time to visit are weekends as the Steam Hall rotative engines are only in steam most weekends, with the Cornish engines only running on selected weekends and Bank Holiday Mondays. During weekends visitors may also ride London’s only narrow gauge railway.
Location: Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, London, TW8 0EN
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Events in London in Spring and Summer 2016

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London Attractions in Spring and Summer 2016

Visiting London or living here and looking for attractions and events in London in the upcoming months? Here is a selection prepared by Link School of English.

10 Interesting Events in London this Spring and Summer

1. Art Exhibition – Botticelli Reimagined

When: From 15th April to 3rd July 2016
Where: V&A, Brompton
Price: £15
Details: An unmissable exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum, showing some highlights from Sandro Botticelli, one of the greatest artists of all time. His images are firmly embedded in public consciousness and his influence permeates art, design, fashion and film. You can also enjoy the free V&A exhibitions.

Things to do in London Spring and Summer 2016. Big Ben and Houses of Parliament in the background.

Things to Do in London in Spring and Summer 2016

2. Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers

When: 16th March – 19th June 2016
Where: Barbican Centre
Price: £12
Details: Social documentary, portraits, architectural photography and more – the show features various work of leading photographers, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Frank and Garry Winogrand. A collection of over 250 compelling photographs and previously unseen bodies of work, Strange and Familiar presents a vibrant portrait of modern Britain.
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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 in London on May Bank Holiday

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5 ideas for things to do in London on May Bank Holiday weekends 2014:

Did you know: Monday 6th May and Monday 26th May 2014 are public holidays in England? Link School of English is closed on May Bank Holiday weekends from Saturday to Monday – there will be no classes on those days.
So we have two long Bank Holiday weekends in May – it’s time to plan the free time. There are plenty interesting things to do in London on May Bank Holiday… and London is beautiful in May!
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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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