London’s annual BAFTA Awards (EE British Academy Film Awards) take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It’s a fun prelude to the Oscars in the U.S. Check local TV listings in the U.S. and on BBC in London.
If you’re in London celebrating the Holiday Season, head over to Trafalgar Square and join in the fun as Christmas carolers perform your favorite holiday tunes.
Don’t miss the big SantaCon event in London. Join in the fun and dress in Santa costume as hundreds of Santas descend upon the city for a day of merriment. Fun for kids and big kids too!
Fun for the whole family! Winter Wonderland Hyde Park (located in the heart of London) includes an Ice-Skating Rink, Giant Wheel, Christmas Circus, fun rides and attractions. Visit Santa at Santa Land and ride the Santa Express. Enjoy shopping at the Christmas Market. Cocktails in a sub-zero Ice Bar. Holiday foods and ales. Free admission into Winter Wonderland – tickets req’d for rides and attractions. 10am-10pm daily; opens at 5pm on Nov 17 only. Closed Christmas Day
Fun 10-day Thames Festival takes place between Westminster Bridge and Tower Bridge (mainly between Lambeth Bridge and St. Katharine Docks). Enjoy a weekend of free events along the River Thames — regattas, river races, live music, street entertainers, art festivals… and more!
The Notting Hill Carnival is the largest festival of its kind in Europe. Held annually in Notting Hill, London (during August Bank Holiday), the fun summer event draws thousands of spectators. See magnificent floats and colorful costumes. Feast on delicious Caribbean food and enjoy live music featuring everything from Reggae to R&B. Free open air evening on Saturday; Children Parade on Sunday; Parade Grand Finale on Monday.
The Great British Beer Festival (also known as the Biggest Pub in the World) is Britain’s biggest beer festival, drawing over 50,000 people. This beer drinker’s paradise features more than 900 different British real ales, ciders and foreign beers. Enjoy a variety of international foods and live entertainment. Visit website for more info on festival opening times and tickets.