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  • The London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Organised by the London Chinatown Chinese Association and the Hong Kong Executives Club, the London Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival brought much needed diversion following the Brexit brouhaha. The festival, a sporting charity event held at the The London Regatta Centre on Sunday attracted thousands of spectators and provided a perfect family day out with […]

  • Pride in London 2016
    Picturesque Pride Parade
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    An annual LGBT led event, Pride in London 2016 made for a colourful picturesque parade at Trafalgar square. Besides, homophobia, Islamophobia, racism and Brexit were major themes with distinct rainbow colours dominating the parade as it marched through central London amidst heavy police presence and cheers from thousands of spectators. Pride in London is a […]

  • London Marathon 2016
    London Marathon 2016
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Photos, Unused

    The London Marathon 2016 took place on the sunny spring Sunday of April 24 with several thousand runners participating. The marathon is a running race with three start points spanning almost 42kms in flat routes passing by the Thames including iconic Big Ben, Parliament Houses and Tower Bridge. Participation in the London Marathon for the […]

  • London New Years Eve Fireworks _ London New Year Parade
    London on New Year
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    Sydney, Auckland, Dubai, Rio all do it. But no one quite does it the way British do in London. As with every new year’s eve, this year too Big Ben struck 12 at the midnight bell, ushering in the new year 2016 with a magnificent display of fireworks on the Thames around the iconic London […]

  • Kiddie Halloween for Free or Less
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    While Halloween themed parties, attractions, ghost walks abound across town, scouting for kids dos can be a bit of a task. With October half term holidays, get your kids to have fun with some learning without breaking the bank.  What’s Hot London? brings to you the top under £5 activities for your kids this Halloween. […]

  • Ahoy! Sail Royal Greenwich Tall Ship Festival 2015
    Posted in: Highlights

    Sail Greenwich cruises will be back in London from August 27-31. Take note. These are no ordinary cruises. These are cruises in resplendent tall ships departing from Greenwich Heritage Centre and the Woolwich Royal Arsenal pier taking you past the magnificent sights on the banks of the Thames in Royal Greenwich. Tickets can be booked […]

  • To the Finish Line at London Marathon 2015
    Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights

    The London Marathon held in the spring of each year in London is one of the top five international marathons. Sponsored by Virgin Money since 2010, the marathon took place this weekend on a sunny spring Sunday of April 26 with a whopping 38,000 runners participating. The marathon is a running race with three start […]

  • When Khan & Zayn looked in ‘one direction’
    Posted in: Highlights

    A single monochrome image was the subject of much social media frenzy this weekend garnering over 100k retweets and 140k favourites by Twiterrati. Featuring the superstar actor from the B-town film world of India, Shah Rukh Khan and former One Direction band mate and teen heart throb Zayn Malik, the photo was  tweeted by SRK. […]

  • It was The Boats versus The Goats!
    Posted in: Highlights

    It was the boats versus the goats this weekend. Saturday April 11 saw some action-packed sporting frenzy with the much anticipated annual Oxford-Cambridge boat race. The four mile river trek from Putney to Mortlake was watched by Londoners from across the north and south side of Thames. It was thriving business for riverside pubs offering […]

  • International Pillow Fight Day at Trafalgar Square
    Posted in: Highlights

    The long Easter Holiday weekend saw hundreds of Londoners out on the streets at Trafalgar Square to participate in the International Pillow Fight Day on April 5. Scaterred fluffy remains from pillows filled up the roads as a result of pillow cuffs with some good cheer and laughter in the crowd. Although not a much […]