This is the season and there is no better way to soak up the season spirit than visiting a Christmas Market at the Southbank Centre Winter Festival. Running from 5th November through to 11th January 2015, enjoy festive shopping and food at Christmas market, get lost in the tree maze while listening to classic Christmas carols, and watch some amazing shows. You can attend the New Year’s Eve party here and the amazing fireworks and look out for the Vinorium, a wine merchant pop-up, until the 4th of January.
Many guests choose the Presidential Serviced Apartments Kensington located in central London, because of the self-catering facilities in hand for all the apartments are equipped with full kitchen. Everyone who loves to cook for themselves will appreciate that. Whilst you are on the Southbank check out the Real Food Market, which takes place every week until the 22nd March 2015. More than three dozen food and drink producers offer international dishes, local brew and craft beers, and seasonal produce. Get talking to the stall owners and get some inspiration for your own cooking ventures back at the apartment.
A classic winter activity, you will find a number of ice skating rinks around London. It’s a lot of fun and will keep you warm when you are trying out your best moves on the ice.
Of course, you can watch other skate when taking the kids to the O2 Arena on Christmas Eve as well as on Sunday, January 4 2015 for a showing Disney on Ice Celebrates 100 Years of Magic. Experience with your family how 60 much-loved Disney characters from 18 spectacular stories come live in this spectacular skating production filled with the magical Disney moments accompanied by classic Disney film music.
Next on your schedule for your London visit should be the New Year’s Day Parade, whichis not just for families. Witness 10,000 participants in the centre of the city performing in a vibrant festival. Of course, the Presidential Serviced Apartments Kensington is excellently located in the central London, offering easy public transport access to all venues.
London will be bustling with events in January. Movie buffs should visit the London Short Film Festival, which also run between the 9th and 18th January. It is an outstanding showcase of short films by independent filmmakers from the UK. Do stay for a wide range of talks and discussion to learn more about the tricks and secrets of the industry.
Then there is the London Boat Show at ExCeL from 9th January 2015 to 18th January 2015. It is London’s biggest and most-loved boat show, showcasing the best in boating, watersports, equipment and holidays.
Don’t miss out on the London Art Fair 2015, taking place from 21st January 2015 to 25th January 2015 at the Business Design Centre. Here works from the early 20th century through to present-day art is featured under one roof. Find everything from photography and sculpture to paintings and ceramics.
On the 25th January, Burns night in London brings plenty of events and a grand celebration for the fans of Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns on the occasion of his birthday.
Staying at the Presidential Serviced Apartments London in February, you will get to experience London’s Chinese New Year 2015. The largest celebrations outside of Asia, you can welcome the Year of the Sheep with plenty or activities and celebrations leading up to a vivacious parade and a main stage at Trafalgar Square on the 22nd February.
Winter should be almost over by the time St Patrick’s Day arrived on 17th March. Visit the free festival at Trafalgar Square on the 15th March first and stick around for the fantastic parade on the 17th. Indulge in traditional Irish drinks at any of the many pubs and bars celebrating St Patrick’s Day in London. And make sure you don’t forget to wear something green, unless you wish to get pinched throughout the day.