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London Events

Widely regarded as a City that never sleeps, there is always something going on in London. In order to help you keep organised, Clarendon Serviced Apartments London has put together a schedule of the top events in the City in the forthcoming months. Take a peek!

August

 

Buckingham Palace and garden tour

Throughout August

Venue: Buckingham Palace

For a truly royal experience this summer visit Buckingham Palace. Explore the exquisite state rooms which contain paintings by Rembrandt, sculptures by Canova and the finest english and french furniture. Guided tours can also be arranged to learn about the palace in depth. We suggest that you couple your visit to Buckingham Palace with a stop off for afternoon tea- very upper class

 

 

 

Notting Hill Carnival

24th-25th August

Venue: Notting Hill

Since 1966, Notting Hill Carnival has taken place every august bank holiday and is renowned for being the largest festival celebration of its kind in Europe. Awash with a sea of colour, you can expect amazing floats, fantastic perfomers, vibrant Caribbean music and scrumptious cuisine in the heart of West London. Essentially, Notting Hill is one big party which  your are invited to attend for free!

 

 

 

September

London Duathlon

14th September 2014

Venue: Richmond Park

If you fancy yourself as a bit of an athlete why not take on the London Duathlon in Richmond Park this September. The duathlon comprises running and cycling through closed streets in South West London. For those who are super fit there is the ultra course which involves a 25km run and a 77km cycle. An alternative to this physically grueling challenge is the super sprint which comprises 10km run and 11km cycle.

Read Clarendon Serviced apartments blog piece on Richmond Park here

 

 

October

Diwali

12th October

Venue:Trafalgar Square

Celebrate the Hindu/Sikh festival of lights in Trafalgar Square. All communities are welcome to sample the free music, traditional dance and delicious food that is on offer at the vast array of stalls. You can also hunt for a bargain at the Indian Bazaar!

The word Diwali translates to “a row of lamps” and symbolises new beginnings and a renewal of commitment to family values. Diwali is associated with joy, love, forgiveness and light. If you have never been to the festival before then make sure you go this year as it will help brighten up your October!

Trafalgar Square is close to Clarendon’s serviced apartments in Covent Garden

 

Halloween at the London Dungeons

October 25th-November 2nd 

Venue: London Dungeons

Experience Halloween like you have never done before by visiting the London Dungeons. If you are looking for thrills and edge of your seat entertainment this is the perfect place to visit. You will get the chance to meet the fiendish Sweeeny Todd, Jack the Ripper, Guy Fawkes and a whole array of other historical villains who have roamed the streets of London over the last 1,000 years. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment!

 

 

November

World Travel Market

Date:3-6th November 2014

Venue: ExCel London

The World Travel Market takes place every year and provides a forum for buyers and sellers from every sector of the travel industry to come together. It is estimated that over £2.2 billion of travel industry deal will be generated as a result of the World Travel Market that took place in 2013. That’s not small change by any stretch of the imagination!

Clarendon offer serviced apartments in Canary Wharf near to the Excel in London

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland

Date: 21st November 2014- 4th January 2015

Venue: Hyde Park

If you are in need of some early Christmas spirit then head down to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland. Entry is free and it represents the perfect place to show off your ice skating skills (or lack of them!). If ice skating doesn’t take your fancy, then try the fairground rides or maybe take a walk through the Christmas markets and sample some delicious warm mince pies- yummy! If this doesnt bring out the inner child in you nothing will!

 

Looking ahead…..

Rugby world cup 2015 Although the event does not take place till next year, the excitement is already starting to build. Will New Zealand be able to retain its title? Or will South Africa, Australia or even maybe England emerge triumphant? What is for sure is a summer of thrills and spills! With a lot of the games set to take place in Twickenham, Clarendon’s serviced apartments in South West London may provide the ideal base for you to sample the entertainment!