Category Archives: Outdoors

The Complete Walk / Shakespeare’s Globe April 23rd-24th

  From the Globe “Over the spring weekend of 23 – 24 April 2016, the banks of the Thames will come alive with an extraordinary celebration as Shakespeare’s Globe invites the world to join The Complete Walk. 37 screens along a … Continue reading

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Page Victor (@pcvictor63) • Fantastic London Instagram photos and videos

Winning Review reader from our early days, Page Victor, is capturing London each morning in all its glory.  Page’s photos are stunning and if you’re following my blog and don’t live in London already—you’ll soon want to.   Page Victor (@pcvictor63) … Continue reading

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 Magical Lantern Festival at Chiswick House opens Feb 3rd

From Chiswick House: The UK Premier of the world famous Magical Lantern Festival comes to Chiswick House & Gardens in London for the first time in its long and elaborate history. The festival is a spectacular artistic installation of beautifully … Continue reading

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Guided Free Walks Across London this weekend

  From TFL:‘Winter Wanders’ sees TfL put on 43 free guided walks across London on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 January. The walks, which are led by experienced Walk London guides, are a perfect post-Christmas activity as they range from … Continue reading

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Lumiere London Programme – 14-17 Jan, 6:30-10:30pm

Winning Review guests EW and AW report that this was unmissable, and let you see the best parts of the capital in all new ways.  The interplay between the architecture and the incredible illuminations was captivating. Favourites included the Alice in … Continue reading

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The Roll of Honour

Every evening, the Last Post will be played at sunset over the Tower moat, which is being progressively filled with 888,246 ceramic poppies – one for every death in the British forces in the First World War. Names from the … Continue reading

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London to Brighton Veteran Car Run Sunday November 3rd

From 7am to 8:30 am at Hyde Park Corner/Apsley Gate cars will depart on their journey with the oldest leaving first. London to Brighton 2013:

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Petersham Nurseries Events

  Reader GP spent a great afternoon at a Petersham BULB PLANTING WORKSHOP recently followed by a great meal. The next such event is on is on Saturday, 19th October 2013, 10.30am – 12.00pm Focusing on bulbs to be planted in … Continue reading

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The London Monthly Bulldog Meetup Group

The first time I  happened upon a Bulldog Meetup, I heard it before I saw what it actually was.  It was a cacophony of snorts,  a completely odd soundtrack for my perfectly placid oasis that is Kensington Gardens.   Apparently if … Continue reading

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London Friday Night Skate & Sunday Stroll

The London Friday Night Skate is a ten to fifteen mile street skate around London, every Friday (hence the name). The Sunday Stroll is a similar event each Sunday at 2pm. They use different routes each time – one day … Continue reading

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Horror at the British Museum!

Enjoy a monster weekend of outdoor screenings at the Museum, featuring  classic 1950s British films. Friday Aug 30 Dracula “The hunt is on for the greatest vampire of them all when Jonathan Harker’s quest to slay him leads Dracula to … Continue reading

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Free Autumn Ambles Walks Around London – September 28th and 29th

I haven’t tried these, but if you’re looking for an activity to take advantage of autumn, you might try a free guided walk  around London. Some of the ones offered by Walk London which include: a 2 hour walk through … Continue reading

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Frogmore House : Only Open Days August 17-19th

Frogmore House was originally purchased in 1792 as a royal retreat by King George III for his wife Charlotte and unmarried daughters while he was confined to Windsor Castle nearby.    Queen Charlotte created the pictaresque garden setting and her passion … Continue reading

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Another Summer Idea: British Film Locations App

    I had previously posted a map for anyone interested in creating a day out of London tied to film location sites. These were mainly settings owned by the National Trust.   Another alternative to scout out these locations … Continue reading

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RGS suggests walks in the Greater London Area and beyond

The Royal Geographical Society has a new  Discovering Britain site with interesting walks posted, with accompanying audio downloads. According the RGS  “Our walks are designed to be fun, informative and inspiring. Our walks engage the brain as well as the … Continue reading

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Visit the Henry Moore/Rodin exhibit in Hertsfordshire before it closes on October 27th, 2013

From Perry Green: “This is the first time that such a significant group of Rodin’s works has been presented in the British landscape, and the first time that another artist has been shown alongside Henry Moore in the grounds (70 … Continue reading

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The Mary Rose Rises Again

Visiting the Vasa in Stockholm a few weeks ago was a highlight of our trip. The Vasa is a Swedish warship which sank after sailing less than a nautical mile on her maiden voyage in 1628. She was salvaged in … Continue reading

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Friday at Borough Market

Now that it’s (supposed to be) Spring, you can start doing some of the outdoor things that have been so unappealing during the long harsh winter we’ve had. For one,  experience Borough Market on a Friday morning.  It is a unique corner … Continue reading

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Open Garden Squares this Weekend June 8th and 9th

London Parks & Gardens Trust in association with The National Trust will open over 200 private, hidden, unusual and little known gardens to the public to raise awareness and appreciation of the capital’s urban, green space network. Gardens range from … Continue reading

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The Luna Cinema – Pop up outdoor cinema this summer

The Luna Cinema is known for its open air cinema events in prestigious venues and the line up this summer is a good one! Kensington Gardens Top Gun  August 1st Skyfall August 2nd Casablanca August 3rd Battersea park The Goonies … Continue reading

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