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  • Things To Do In London -03-Jan-2019


New Year’s Day Parade

Location: Piccadilly Circus

Dates: 1st January 2019

Closest Grange HotelGrange Holborn

If you’re not too tired from the night before, you can celebrate 2019 with London’s annual New Year’s Day parade. Each year we’re joined by some of the best marching bands and cheerleaders from the US, dancers, acrobats, and historic vehicles. They all take to the streets of London to provide an entertaining experience to start the year off. Make sure you arrive early to get a good spot to watch, as it’s going to be busy!


Chinese New Year

Location: Trafalgar Square

Dates: 10th February

Closest Grange Hotel: Grange Rochester

London is celebrating the Year Of The Pig, and, as the capital of the UK hosts the largest Chinese New Year celebration outside of Asia, be ready for an overwhelming amount of people! With Chinatown growing across London’s West End, the Chinese New Year celebrations will include a colourful parade, lion dances through the streets and a stage show at Trafalgar Square. Don’t miss this spectacular show!

Valentine’s Day in London

Location: All over London

Dates: 14th February 2019

Whether you’re in love or a happy singleton, London has a lot to offer for Valentine’s Day. Romantic restaurants, entertaining events, heartfelt hotspots, we’ve got it all, keep an eye out on Visit London to plan your trip in advance. 


Pancake Day in London

Location: All over London

Dates: Tuesday 5th March

As well as the obvious, Pancake Day is renowned for the charity-based Pancake Day races across London. You may even spot some well-known faces at the annual Parliamentary Pancake Race. Loads of restaurants across London will be thriving off Shrove Tuesday, especially ones that specialise in breakfasts, so check them out!

St. Patricks Day in London

Location: Trafalgar Square

Dates: 16th – 18th March 2019

Closest Grange Hotel: Grange Rochester

They say the Irish have always known how to party, so why not join them to celebrate St .Patricks day in London 2019? Taking place in Trafalgar Square, there’s going to be a three-day event with more than 125,000 people that are expected to attend. Enjoy with a lively parade of music, dancers, food and lots more fun. If you don’t want to miss out, keep an eye on Time Out for event info.


Virgin Money London Marathon

Location:  All over London

Dates: 28th April 2019

Each year, more than 40,000 people will run over 26 miles through the streets of London. The Virgin Money London Marathon is open to everyone of all abilities. You’ll see beginners, professional athletes and famous faces. Whether you’re running for a personal achievement, supporting a charity close to your heart or going along to support someone you love, there’ll be lots to see and cheer on!


Photo London at Somerset House

Location: Somerset House

Dates:  16th – 19th May 2019

Closest Grange Hotel: Grange St.Pauls

For those who thrive off Art and Photography, you’ll can’t miss the UK photography event of the year. Photo London has established itself as a world-class photography fair at Somerset House. Alongside a variety of world leading galleries showcasing their work at the fair, there’ll be a ‘discovery’ section for new and upcoming galleries and artists, giving them a chance to show case their work. If you want to keep up to date with event times and tickets, have a look on Somerset House.


Royal Ascot

Location: Ascot, Berkshire

Dates: 18th – 22nd June 2019

Closest Grange Hotel: Grange Bracknell

If you haven’t heard of Royal Ascot already, its Britain’s most established racing event, and Europe’s best attended race meeting. The worlds finest racehorses visit Ascot to compete to win millions of pounds each year. With four different enclosures to join across five days, you can tailor your experience however you please. From picnic’s to afternoon tea, you’re be guaranteed to have an unforgettable day! 


Pride in London

Location: Trafalgar Square

Dates: 6th July 2019

Closest Grange Hotel: Grange Rochester

Pride in London is organised by a group of passionate volunteers who believe in equality, diversity and creating awareness around the LGBT community.  Pride in London invites everyone of every race, faith, sexuality and gender to join them in a celebration of diversity.  If you want to join the colourful celebrations in this fabulous festival, it’ll be held in Trafalgar Square in in July 2019, so prepare for music, dancers, food and drink, and an array of colours. Visit their website for event updates!


Notting Hill Carnival

Location: Notting Hill

Date 24th August – 26th August 2019

Closest Grange Hotel: Grange Strathmore

The ultimate Caribbean-inspired street festival comes to the streets of Notting Hill every August for an unforgettable celebration of culture. With 1 million hitting visiting the streets every year, it’s now the biggest street party in the UK. Watch colourful floats and energetic performers travel through Notting Hill. Don’t forget about the spectacular choice of food to choose from, including the famous jerk chicken.


London Design Festival

Location *Not yet named*

Date - 14th – 22nd September 2019

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This annual festival is dedicated to the work of designers, architects, artists and retailers. At the festival, expect hundreds of exhibitions and pop-ups. There’ll be a wide range of actives to keep you busy, from workshops to tours. If you’re the artsy type or just appreciate creativity, this event shouldn’t go a miss. If you don’t want to miss out, visit their website for additional information and tickets!


Halloween in London

Location: All over London

Dates 5th November 2019

London has something for everyone on Halloween! Explore museums and galleries after dark, discover the dark and gory secrets of London’s history with the  Ghost Bus Tours, or if you’re more or a theatre person you can book tickets to see  The Woman In Black in London’s West End. For those of you that are more of a party animal, check out London’s top nightclubs including Libertine and Cirque Le Soir who are renowned for hosting frightening evenings of fun. 


Firework Night in London

Location: All over London

Dates: 5th November 2019

If you’re in London in November, make sure you visit one of the London’s spectacular Firework displays! There’ll be many to choose from, but some include Wimbledon Park, Alexandra Palace, Victoria Park and more. Alongside fireworks, there’ll be food, drinks and entertainment.


Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park

Location: Hyde Park

Date: November & December 2019

Closest Grange Hotel: Grange Strathmore

 Winter Wonderland, is known as one of the most magical festive activities that can be enjoyed in London at Christmas. Situated in Hyde Park, you’ll find German inspired food, mulled wine and cider, amusement rides, circus shows, ice skating and much more! Suitable for families, couples, and large groups, everyone is welcome to this wonderful Christmas paradise. With free entry, you’re welcome to just stroll in and soak up the festivity.

New Year’s Eve in London

Location: Embankment

Date: 31st of December 2019

Closest Grange Hotel: Grange Wellington

You can count on London to put on a spectacular show, so don’t miss the unforgettable experience of the New Year’s Eve fireworks display. With fireworks set off over the London Eye the countdown is projected onto the Shell Centre for everyone to see. The exciting extravaganza goes on for 15 minutes at 12pm but alongside all the firework fun there’s exciting places to eat and drink beforehand to get you in the spirit! Get in there early and keep your eye out for tickets this year!

Alongside your fun in London in the New Year, make sure you come and visit one of our Grange Hotels to enhance your trip even more. If you’re able to book in advance, you can save up to 12%. Our hotels offer health spa facilities, bars and restaurants and are situated all over London so you can plan your perfect trip first and find a Grange to suit your preferred location.

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