Show & Dinner

15th Nov, 2010 |

For all our readers, we have put together an offer to dine for FREE when you book a show through our link. Just click the link below to find out more:-

Boxing Day

26th Dec, 2008 |

Boxing Day has many traditions. Most commonly know for:-

  • Gift Giving (boxed) by employers /employees
  • Staff taking left overs in a box home after the Christmas Celebrations
  • Churches counting their boxes with Money to spread to the poor
  • Capturing of a wren into a box to ask for a good harvest

It has changed over the years and kids today know it as a day to count their money save through the year (plus their Christmas bonuses) followed by a spending spree in the Sales!! In other words after the heavy spending of Christmas, shops reduce their prices so that you cannot resist their sales.

Here in London sales can be very stressful. It is not unheard of that people camp outside NEXT so when it opens at 4am on boxing day, they are the first in to grab the best goodies!! However, if you want to avoid the rush, you can actually bet the queues and mad rush by shopping online.

Personally to me…. it is a time to Shop! Shop! Shop!

Guy Fawkes – Bon Fire Night

5th Nov, 2008 |

Guy Fawkes was a member of a Roman Catholic group who planned to blow up parliament to dissolve the regime. As a result we celebrate the 5th November as Bon Fire Night. Many Places through huge firework displays and Theme Parks often have special nights.

Children often dress up a “guy” and will ask for a penny for the guy. It is traditional to give them some money.

Much has been done to celebrate this day including having verses written. The most popular perhaps being:-

“Remember, remember the fifth of November,
The gunpowder, treason and plot,
I see no reason
Why gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.”

The British Museum

20th Jul, 2008 |

If you are interested in history and culture, a visit to The British Museum should be included in your stay. They are open daily from 10 am till 5.30 pm and open later on Thurdays and Fridays.

You might be interested to know that it is actually free to visitors and features a huge showcase ofexhibits. You should try to include time to at least see the following:-

  • The Rosetta stone
  • The Mummies
  • The stone handaxe from 800,000 BC

You might be interested to know that they offer children’s packs called the Back Pack & Family Trails which can make it fun for children. Be aware that if you don’t plan it, you can easily be surprised that the whole day has passed and there is still more for you to see.

Last but not least, you are sure to want some souvenirs from The British Museum, and if you do not fancy having to trudge around London with all your souvenirs, you can actually order them online and have them delivered directly to you. Click on the link for more information and less bags to carry round london.


27th Jun, 2008 |

Glastobury starts today. Sadly all tickets have already been sold out so if you are reading this and wish to go… perhaps you need to start considering planning next year!!

This year will close with The Verve playing. Shame to miss that!

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