Every year, the first bank holiday in May falls on the first Monday of the month. However, in 2020, it has officially been moved to Friday 8th May. This is so that it can coincide with the date that we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE day. While this is an important day to Britain, and indeed many other countries, a lot of people don’t know much about why. Find out exactly what VE day is and why we celebrate it.
The month of Ramadan is marked by Muslims all over the world, but this year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the observance will be very different to the norm. Find out what London usually has to offer during Ramadan, the Eid-al-Fitr festival at the end of the fasting period, and what Ramadan in London 2020 looks like.
Mother’s Day has been observed in countries all over the world for many years as the one day of the year on which children celebrate their mothers. Little ones might prepare breakfast in bed and make a homemade card, and big kids might arrange something on a grander scale, such as celebrating Mother’s Day in London. If you feel like treating your mum to a special weekend away this year, get some inspiration with our guide to everything that’s going on in London this Mother’s Day!
Why not spend Easter in London this year, and explore everything going on in the city? Whether you’re a family, couple, or flying solo, London has plenty to offer on Easter weekend. We run through the best Easter activities in London in 2020.
London is full of important landmarks and sites where you can learn about British historical figures, with plaques adorning doors, lampposts and buildings all over the city. In celebration of women’s history, we’ve taken a closer look at some of the most famous women from London, including their achievements and where you can visit their commemorative sites.
Ahead of spring 2020 we are eagerly awaiting the first London Fashion Week of the year. Find out about what will be happening and what trends to expect.
Earn some brownie points this year by planning the perfect Valentine’s Day weekend now. Whether you’re in a new relationship and want to show your other half what they mean to you, or you’ve been together for years but want to rekindle some of the magic, Valentine’s Day in London could be the answer. Read some inspiration on things to do in London on Valentine’s Day 2020.
Ask just about anyone what their least favourite month of the year is and they’ll probably tell you January. The joy of Christmas has passed, money is tight, days are short, and the weather rarely allows for much time spent outside. Instead of wallowing in the negativity that has a tendency to sweep across the nation, get yourself out of your rut by planning some fun things to do in January in London!
Been to all the usual tourist spots in London? As amazing as spots like the Natural History and Science Museum are, they aren’t the only museums worth visiting in London
Nestled on the western side of Hyde Park, Kensington Palace and its gardens is one of the jewels of London. Managed by the Historic Royal Palaces charity and attracting over 400,000 visitors a year, Kensington Palace is London's third most popular palace.
Regent’s Park is one of London’s most popular open spaces, covering a large 410 acres of north London. Historically a hunting ground for Henry VIII, it was a place for only the royals for a while after it was designed by John Nash in the very early 1800’s, only to become formally open to the public in 1845.
The West End of London refers to the London theatre district within central London, north of the River Thames. In which you will also find London’s main tourist attractions and the most built up and busiest areas of the city including Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Oxford Street, Regent Street, Shaftesbury Avenue and Bond Street. Within London’s West End you will find shops, restaurants, business, government buildings and entertainment venues.