Londoners have been enjoying the Oxford Street Christmas lights for the past 53 years, but that’s nothing compared to residents of Lyon in the East of France where the city’s illuminations date back to the mid-1600s.
Summer's a great time to visit London. It's brighter for longer and with any luck the weather is warm and dry. Assuming that the conditions hold out - and here's hoping they do! - it's worth spending time in the capital's parks. There's a great range of events taking place and it'd be a crime to stay inside for your entire break.
3,500 street parties have been registered in the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, even though there is still three months to go until the event.
If you're looking for a destination with lots to offer during the holidays, a visit to some of Stroud's festivals could be a good idea.
This year's festival welcomes on board some exciting newcomers. Hastings' very own Classroom on the Coast, a project of Hastings Fishermen’s Local Action Group (FLAG) is set to be the world’s first teaching kitchen and classroom at the heart of MSC Fishery.
A short break to Manchester will provide a wallet-friendly staycation this summer. Travel before July 17 and you can catch the Manchester International Festival, which features Bjork, Snoop Dogg, True Faith, Rickie Lee Jones and Sinéad O'Connor.
With the British summer well and truly upon us, people from all over the country are busy making plans for festivals. Sitting on the grass, eating delicious organic food, and listening to favourite or new bands make summer festivals brilliant fun.
Good news. The festival season is here! All over the UK and Europe, hordes of revellers are camping out in verdant fields to listen to the latest band and socialise with new or old friends. But with the crux of the festival scene mainly catering to
Lounging on the cool grass in the summer sun, enjoying some unique music, and trying things you can’t realistically find in your home town (such as perry and vegan food!). Along with lounging on dandelion grass, this best defines a British festival.
Short breaks are a great way to experience a long lazy weekend abroad, and with the next bank holiday just around the corner many people are planning their next break already. While trips to fantastic European cities are a great way to spend a few days together with friends or lovers, seeing sights and dining at fine restaurants
The Edinburgh International Magic Festival will return to the Scottish capital this summer following the success of the inaugural five-day Festival last July. The event will take place between July 1 and 8, and is one of only a few public facing magic festivals in the world.