Half-term cultural activites for kids in London: February 2020

February half-term is coming soon. The big question is: how to entertain the children? Outside, it’s raining buckets. Daffodil buds are being torn from their…

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Accessible London: Four top London attractions

With its busy streets, and narrow, Victorian buildings with lots of steps, London’s not always the most accessible of destinations. It was only after spending…

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The Nutcracker: English National Ballet at the London Coliseum

The English National Ballet performance of The Nutcracker runs at the Coliseum until 5 January 2020. See the Coliseum website for more details. The Nutcracker,…

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Moving to Mars at the Design Museum, London. A planet for a new generation?

What does space travel, and the idea of moving to Mars, seem like from today’s perspective? When we’re more concerned than ever about the state…

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The Snowman Peacock Theatre: a review of the Sadlers Wells show, London

Apart from Pantomimes, Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, at Sadler’s Wells’ Peacock Theatre, has become possibly the most popular Christmas theatre event for families. The Birmingham…

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London Pantomimes 2019. Plan your Christmas in London!

If you’re spending Christmas in London with kids, a sure way to make it special is to see one of the excellent London Pantomimes 2019…

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Beasts of London at the Museum of London

Kate Moss as a fox, Brian Blessed as a bacterium and Stephen Mangan as a horse. No, it’s not the latest big-screen blockbuster animation. It’s…

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Free things to do in London at Christmas: 2019

London can be an expensive place to visit, not least at Christmas. But, as someone who’s lived in the UK capital for 20 years, I’ve…

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Where to see fireworks in London 2019: the best firework displays for bonfire night

Remember, remember the 5th of November: gunpowder, treason and plot. The first recorded instance of fireworks in London was back in 1605. The British tradition…

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