The Nutcracker: English National Ballet at the London Coliseum

The Nutcracker, staged by the English National Ballet at the London Coliseum, was possibly the best first ‘grown-up’ ballet for my six year-old daughter. The…

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Winterville London: a Christmas day out with the family on Clapham Common

“Where is Winterville?” asked my daughter anxiously, as we walked towards the 220-acre Clapham Common, in south-west London. But then we saw it: a large…

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Hogwarts in the Snow: a festive Harry Potter experience at Warner Bros Studio Tours, London

There was no mistaking the Harry Potter Christmas night bus, as it sailed up to our stop outside Watford Junction station. The towering double decker…

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Free things to do in London this Christmas

London can be an expensive place to visit, not least at Christmas. But, as someone who’s lived in the UK capital for over 18 years,…

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Stick Man. The best Christmas family show ever? Our review of the show at Leicester Square Theatre, London

A couple of years back, our little family returned to see Stick Man at the Leicester Square Theatre, London. For the third year in a…

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Bonfire Night 2018: the best firework displays in London

Remember, remember the 5th of November: gunpowder, treason and plot. The British tradition of burning the Guy, and holding fireworks displays, originated in a plot…

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What is there for families to do in Highgate London?

“Away from the bustle of the city centre, Highgate London is a breath of fresh air. Children will love its slower pace, and the chance…

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The London Eye: Seeing the sights of London on a family day out

Unlike the nearby SEALife London Aquarium, Shrek’s Adventure and London Dungeon, the London Eye is a simple attraction. After standing in a queue (made a…

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Close encounters at SEALife London Aquarium

Cheeky penguins, fear-inspiring sharks and delicate, luminescent jellyfish. Our day at SeaLife London Aquarium, on the South Bank of the city’s River Thames, introduced Austin…

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