Find our recommendations of the best venue to go for every occasion; smoking friendly venues near to major attractions and events or special days happening around the UK. Get inspiration for where to go and the places not to miss!
Westminster tube station is in zone one of the London underground network and is served by three lines – the Circle, District and Jubilee. The station is in two parts – the first section opened in 1868 by the Metropolitan District Railway and was initially called Westminster Bridge until 1907, when it was shortened to just Westminster. At the end of the 20th century in 1999, the second part of the station was opened with the deep level platforms of the Jubilee line extension and at the same time, the original station had to be rebuilt.
The Chinese New Year celebrations In London are the largest outside Asia. Predictably focussed around Chinatown in the West End, the annual event sees hundreds of thousands of people attend to hail in the New Year. It is always a huge festival for Chinese communities across the world, and London is certainly no exception.
Earl’s Court tube station on the London underground network is on the boundary of zones 1 and 2 in central London and named after the area where it is located. It’s on the Piccadilly and the District lines, and is a major junction for these two lines which cross here and then go in five different directions.
Soho is undoubtedly one of the liveliest parts of Central London. It’s well known for the variety of entertainment it has to offer, from bars and restaurants to theatres, clubs and comedy venues. You are so spoilt for choice in Soho, which makes it the perfect place to go for a pub crawl! But with so many places to visit, the only difficulty will be which ones to choose.
Started in 2012, the LOCO London Comedy Film Festival is the UK’s only international comedy film festival. Returning every January the Festival is quickly cementing its place in every Londoner’s cultural calendar. And as well as the Festival itself LOCO run year-round projects, such as regular School of Slapstick events for children and training programmes for comedy filmmakers in partnership with Creative Skillset.
If you’re a fan of live music, then London is definitely the city for you. We’re lucky to not only have an amazing choice of venues – from small, intimate bars to large scale arenas but also a huge variety of musical types on offer. Whatever you tastes, they’ll be somewhere you can go to hear it.
Hoorah, it’s a new year so lots to look forward to and what better way to start than by ramping up your social life with some interesting and exciting things happening in London. As always, there is lots to choose from and something for all tastes, so to entice you out there, we’ve picked a varied selection for you. You may know of a few more that you’d like to share, so why not add them?
Elephant & Castle tube station is on the boundary between zones 1 and 2 on the London underground network, on the south side of the River Thames. This station has two lines running through it, the Bank branch of the Northern line and the Bakerloo line and was built in two stages.
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