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London Zoo: Asian Lions

Lions in London

Lions are first mentioned in London at the Tower Menagerie in the reign of King John in 1216 and since that time they have not left the city until now.

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Peter Pan Cup Swimming Race

The Peter Pan Cup in Hyde Park

Members of the Serpentine Swimming Club, one of the oldest swimming clubs in the country, will swim their traditional 100-yard (91-metre) Christmas Day race in the Serpentine.

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Christmas at Kew Gardens

Christmas at Kew 2014: A Glittering New Trail

An activity to consider with the family this festive season is Christmas at Kew. Guides by snowflakes, you follow a […]

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Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

For many Londoners the Christmas tree and the carol singing in Trafalgar Square marks the start of the countdown to Christmas. This year the tree was officially lit on 3 December by the Mayor of Westminster, the Norwegian Ambassador and the governing Mayor of Oslo. There will be carol singing by different groups raising money for voluntary or charitable organisations most days until 23 December from 4-8pm weekdays, and 2-6pm weekends. The tree remains until just before Twelfth Night when it is taken down for recycling.

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Trafalgar Square Christmas Tree

December in London

London is a buzz of excitement during the entire month of December.  As by the end of November, most of the major shopping areas have their Christmas lights and shop windows decorated. The remainder turn on their lights early December when there is typically a party in the street as the lights are ceremonially turned on by a celebrity or two! 

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Santa at the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

8 Ways to Enjoy London At Christmas

London is a great destination to visit all year round, but there is something magical about the city at Christmas time. The Great British weather doesn’t have too many fans but the crisp nature of a clear Winter’s Day is a thrilling sight (as long as you are properly wrapped up) and there is no shortage of great Christmas London attractions.

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Tower of London

4 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in London

When it comes to important locations around the world, you cannot go wrong with following guidance from UNESCO, THE United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation. The organisation has listed a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which are places that are deemed to be of particular cultural or physical importance.

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London Public Toilet

The Loos of London

As a Blue Badge Tourist Guide, finding a lavatory in London when you have a group of people desperate for some facilities and with no change to hand can be a bit difficult at times. So, let us join the campaign and ensure that everyone knows about World Toilet Day – 19 November!  And let us campaign for more free toilets.

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Allen Jones RA Stand In, 1991/2

Allen Jones Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts

A new exhibition showcasing the career of British Pop artist Allen Jones, from the 1960s (when alongside peers like Hockney and Caulfield he was closely associated with the rise of Pop Art) to the present day will open at the Royal Academy of Arts.

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Prince of Wales

Cairo to Constantinople Exhibition at Royal Collection Trust

There is a new exhibition titled: Cairo to Constantinople – Early Photographs of the Middle East in the Queen’s Gallery at the Royal Trust Collection which follows the journey taken by the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) in 1862, as he undertook a four month tour around the Middle East.

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Alan Yarrow Lord Mayor Elect with the Outgoing Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf

London: The Lord Mayor’s Show

While there are many popular and well-established events in London, The Lord Mayor’s show is one of the best of the annual events held in the English capital. The event can be traced back to the 16th century and the Lord Mayor is the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the historic centre of the wider metropolitan area.

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Costume design for Life for the Tsar, 1913-1915, Vladimir Tatlin

Russian Avant-Garde Theatre Exhibition at Victoria & Albert Museum

A new display in the Theatre and Performance Galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum titled Russian Avant-garde Theatre: War Revolution and Design 1913 – 1933 presents more than 150 radical designs for theatrical productions by celebrated figures of the Russian avant-garde.  

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