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WHERE TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE IN LONDON?

WHERE TO CELEBRATE NEW YEAR’S EVE IN LONDON?

Just when you thought Christmas was over, we start the countdown to the New Year‘s Eve celebrations, the most exciting time ever! A walk down the memory lane but also time to set new goals and start creating fantastic moments in 2018. Let us guide you through the top 5 events to end 2017 in the most festive way:

1. LONDON NEW YEAR’S EVE FIREWORKS

Every New Year’s Eve in the heart of the capital on the side of the river Thames Londoners get to experience the beautiful fireworks show to enter 2018, an emotional delight for your eyes!

Credit: @R E B E C C A U P C O T T

2. NYE CRUISES WITH VIEWS OF THE FIREWORKS

To dance the night away under the stars while sipping champagne, join some of the best cruises in town such as “Monsoon Clipper” or “The Meteor Clipper New Year’s Eve Cruise” to explore the gorgeous city of London during this festive time.

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3. NYE WITH A VIEW

Another magical way to celebrate New Year could be from the top of some of the highest skyscrapers in the city, dining and sipping champagne at Aqua Shard, or dancing the night away in Great Gatsby style at Sky Garden. Enjoy the spectacular views of London skyline and celebrate the final hours of 2017 on a whole different level.

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4. Proud Camden presents “NYE Circus with Artful Dodger”

A venue to get lost in with the wonder of a magic circus show! Surround yourself with acrobats, jugglers, and many other wonderful performers for a memorable beginning to 2018.

Credit: @ProudCamden

5. THE BLACK CAT BALL NYE

Come celebrate the end of 2017 with one of capital’s greatest cabaret shows “The Black Cat Ball”. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to dine and sip on champagne while enjoying a magical show on Leicester Square.

What a weekend we have at Christmas in Leicester Square! The first shows of the season are here in our beautiful Spiegeltent! http://www.christmasinleicestersquare.com/whats-on#stq=&stp=1

Posted by Christmas in Leicester Square on Samstag, 11. November 2017

So let the countdown begin and get ready to dance the night away on this very special day!

WHERE TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN LONDON?

WHERE TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS IN LONDON?

Christmas, the time we all have been waiting for! It’s just two steps away from us, and what’s better than spending it in the most Christmassy city ever – London?!

Here’s a list of 5 Christmas events happening in London that you can’t miss this year:

1. WINTER WONDERLAND

– FREE ENTRY

Like every year on the 17th of December marks the opening of Christmas Extravaganza, where adults and kids get lost in the most precious winter world in the heart of Hyde Park. An awesome experience for all ages to enjoy the beautiful Christmassy attractions with your loved ones.

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2. MAGICAL LANTERN FESTIVAL

– Adults £16.50 in advance/ £18.50 on the day (during week), £18.00 in advance/ £20.00 on the day (during weekend)

This Christmas don’t miss the chance to visit the gorgeous illuminated silk installations at the Magical Lantern Festival, located in Chiswick House, a quirky exhibition with a modern artistic touch.

Credit: @Annie Caldwell

3. CHRISTMAS AT KEW (Kew Gardens)

– Adults £16.00 to £20.00 per ticket

Take an enchanting journey into a glittering wonderland in the beautiful Kew Gardens during this Christmas period where everything is always on a whole different magical level.

Credit: @Visit London

4. WINTERVILLE

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Come enter a frosty town brimming with festive activities at Winterville, based in the core of the young and lovely Clapham Common area. A place full of attractions such as an ice skating rink, UV-powered golf course and a spectacular Big Wheel. Visit Winterville to enjoy the Christmassy vibes with friends, food and loads of fun!

Credit: @Winterville

5. SOUTHBANK CHRISTMAS MARKET

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Like every year South Bank Christmas Market is the place to be. During this festive season, this side of the river is where the magic happens and that’s where this wonderful Christmas market takes place. Indulge yourself with all the different types of Christmas treats including baked cakes and yummy food from all over the world. Go there to do your Christmas shopping and make sure to check out the lovely cards, candles, decorations and much more. Finally, you can also join the amazing Christmas shows hosted at the South Bank Christmas Market to get into the festive spirit!

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So what are you waiting for?! Go visit these awesome places, and get ready for Christmas 2017 in style!

Five Reasons Why Winter Wonderland is a festive must

Five Reasons Why Winter Wonderland is a Festive Must
by Nina Christopoulou

It’s that time of year again and London has upheld the longstanding tradition of making you feel like a 5 year old who still believes Santa is on his way. Apart from the festive lights and the Christmas music, Hyde Park’s hidden gem, Winter Wonderland, made it’s way back for the 11th time. In case you haven’t had a chance to pop in for a visit, here are some reasons why you may want to re-think that:

1. The adrenaline

Oh no, I am not confused, that was correctly written. Winter Wonderland has many rides that you will love regardless of your preference- from the Air for thrill enthusiasts to Ice Mountain for those who are curious to see what the Arctic is all about.

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Tip: The Munich Looping is a personal favourite!

2. The food

It would be impossible to try to fit all the food options here. Hinting on some highlights though, there is a Bavarian village and it is even bigger than previous years since it comes with the traditional Octoberfest experience included: The Almhütte. In the case that rusty wooden chalets and flame grilled salmon is not for you, there are numerous street food options as well as the Arctic Lodge and the Carousel bar to help you brave the cold during your visit!

Credit: @Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Tip: The Glühwein will keep you warm and cozy!

3. The Christmas shopping:

No need to panic over Christmas shopping anymore, you can stumble upon anything you want here. The Angels market has anything you could wish for while doing your Christmas shopping.

Credit: @Maëlle 🌴

Tip: The ornaments are a must!

4. The karaoke

Bar Hütte gives you the chance to rent your own hütte (drink included in the ticket) and sing-a-long to the Christmas classics. If all else fails, karaoke-ing with your friends is bound to bring out your festive self!

Credit: @Bar Hütte

Tip: the sweet calzone is worth the taste.

5. The Bar Ice

It is all you could imagine in an ice bar, and even more! The only thing it is not, is warm and cozy (the temperature is -10°C!)- but they’ve got you covered! You’ll be provided with a winter cloak and gloves on arrival.

Credit: @Ellie

Tip: The Instagram-perfect venue sells out fast- so book in advance to be sure.

The grandiose tribute to festive fun is worth a peek, especially considering that entry is free and opening hours accommodate all: 10 am to 10 pm. Remember, you only have until January 1st (well, there is always next year – but why wait?)

3 websites offering student discounts

Life as a student can be expensive and difficult but fear not, there are many websites to help you save money and solve your problems.

1. UniDays. UniDays is a super useful online discount website that provides special offers for students. Do you need a new computer or a perfect outfit for an upcoming party? Make a free account on Unidays and discover hundreds of great offers and discounts. UniDays also has a blog which provides you with recipes, fashion advice, and useful information on the latest trends in music.

More info: https://www.myunidays.com/

2. Student Beans. Student Beans is a website that provides you with discounts on a variety of products. From groceries to makeup to clothing you will be able to save money on almost everything you might need as a student. Student Beans also lists the latest jobs in the UK for graduates and students. This includes full time jobs, part time jobs and even weekend and summer holiday opportunities. All you have to do is sign up and search through the numerous offers and work placements.

More info: https://www.studentbeans.com/

3. Save the Student. Save the Student! provides free advice to students on how to get the most out of their money. It also finds the best offers and brings them all together in one user friendly website. Whether you want to find out how to make some pocket money or how to deal with a tricky housemate, they got all the advice you might require. The website is free and you don’t have to sign in.

More info: https://www.savethestudent.org/

There are many more useful student websites out there so make sure to browse the internet to find special offers and expert advice on exactly what you need.