Tuesday
Nov112014

Celebrating the Year of the Bus!

2014 marks 60 years since the first appearance of the iconic Routemaster, 5 years since the launch of the RT-type bus and 100 years since the B-Type, the world's first mass produced motor buses, were converted into 'Battle Buses' to carry soldiers to the frontline during the First World War!

 


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Thursday
Sep042014

Theatre in London

If you’re spending time in London going to the theatre is a must! London has the best theatre scene in the world – New York is a possible second but nothing compares to London. There are award winning shows, shows which have been running for 100s of years, A-list celebs making their debuts on the stage as well as boundary pushing edgy performances!

One of the best shows is Matilda - super family friendly & a real treat for the kids – this dark hilarious family musical is wildly entertaining for every age group and 100% a must see! With an out of this world set and sweet sickly spoilt children singing super cute rhyming songs this theatre show hits all the spots.

Another must see while in the world famous West End is ‘Book of Mormon’ - this incredibly rude hilarious comedy is totally left field, from the creators of hit TV show South Park. This show is eye wateringly funny, but besides all the below the belt humour, Book of Mormon is a 3 dimensional, all singing all dancing look into the literal Mormon dogma without ever being mean.

The book of Mormon is said to be the best West End musical since Matilda. These are the popular shows in London right now, so if you want to be doing the ‘it’ thing look no further!

Matilda

Venue: Cambridge Theatre

Address: Seven Dials, 32-34 Earlham Street WC2H 9HU

Tickets: http://www.seetickets.com/show/matilda-the-musical/cam/2/4385/?src=SHOWSITE

Book of Mormon

Venue: Prince of Wales Theatre

Address: Coventry Street, London, W1D 6AS

Tickets: http://bookofmormonlondon.com/tickets.php

With accommodations throughout the City of London, we would love to help you complete a perfect stay in London in one of the various available apartments, giving you a real chance to enjoy the shows, drinks and West End!  For more information and to make a reservation contact us now! www.refreshaccommodation.com

Thursday
Sep042014

Totally Thames

Totally Thames takes place for the first time over the whole month of September 2014 and is an exciting celebration of a new season of arts, cultural, and river events across the River Thames’ 42 London Miles.

Presented by Thames Festival Trust in partnership with London First, The Mayor of London. And many other sponsors and supporters – the celebration of the river will feature: arts, music and community festivals, colourful regattas, thrilling river races, foreshore archaeology, exploration environmental and education activities, as well as river linked activities in the 17 London riverside boroughs.

Website

www.totallythames.org

Events to look forward to

  • Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival, 5th – 9th September
  • The Great River Race, 27th September
  • Source to Sea, 1st – 30th September
  • Fire Garden by Carabosse, 5th – 6th September
  • Mapping London, 5th – 14th September
  • The floating cinema
  • The Thames SENSEation
  • Classic Boat Rally
  • Barge driving races
  • Maggie’s culture crawl

 With accommodations throughout the City of London, we would love to help you complete a perfect stay in London whilst Totally Thames is taking place!  One of our favourite destinations is Richmond - right on the River Thames!  For more information and to make a reservation contact us now!

 

Thursday
Sep042014

Open House London

Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not for profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital’s building design and architecture.  Now, in 2014 sees Open House London exhibit in The City with a theme of ‘revealing’ – a theme which is focusing on how architecture is evolving to make London a more liveable city.

This hugely popular, capital wide, annual festival of architecture is celebrating its 22nd anniversary this year, and will be taking place throughout the 20th and 21st of September – allowing access to hundreds of buildings which would not normally be open to the public.  Included in this are: private homes, government buildings, historic sites, educational establishments, and many others.

New additions to this year’s exhibit include The Leadenhall Building (AKA The Cheesegrater), an eco home in Ealing and Otts yard, and an architecturally impressive group of re-purposed sheds in Tuffnell Park.  Some of the most popular attractions returning this year also include: 10 Downing Street, EDF Energy London Eye, and The Bank of England.  Furthermore, this year also sees a host of riverside events in conjunction with the month long Totally Thames Festival, such as tours of The Billingsgate Roman Bath House.

Website

www.londonopenhouse.org

Prices

Free of charge

Main focuses of the event

The changing skyline, design for living, how the city works, places and spaces, transformation, a greener city, and highlighted buildings.

Make the most of your opportunity to get out and under the skin of the amazing architecture in every London neighbourhood, exploring over 800 buildings, neighbourhood walks, architect talks, and much more with a stay in one of the accommodations in the City of London.  For more information and to make a reservation contact us now!

Thursday
Sep042014

Hoxton Rooftop Cinema!

If you’re stuck for things to do this September why not be super hipster and visit an open air cinema, only a few exist in London and this one is definitely the coolest. The cinema is in trendy Hoxton, on the roof of the Queen of Hoxton Pub. With comfy director chairs, warm blankets and wireless headphones your evening will be relaxing, fun and a one off experience! Queen of Hoxton also features a BBQ and roof top bar so everything you need for a perfect night is provided. This is a great back to school treat for the kids or a romantic date night. Films offered are a mix of 80’s favs & Retro Hollywood. For example, my personal favourite Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!  Also showing are Clueless, The Goonies, Casablanca & many more!

Venue Details

Name: Queen of Hoxton

Address:

1 Curtain Rd

London

EC2A 3JX

Venue phone: 020 7422 0958

Venue website: www.queenofhoxton.com

Opening hours: Open 5pm-12 midnight, Mon-Wed 5pm-2am, Thu-Sat 12noon-12midnight

Tube: Old Street/Liverpool Street;

Rail: Shoreditch High St Overground

Event website: www.rooftopfilmclub.com

With accommodations throughout the City of London, we would love to help you complete a perfect stay in London in one of the various available apartments, giving you a real chance to enjoy the Open air cinema and make a night out of this romantic evening!  For more information and to make a reservation contact us now!