Summer in London is wonderful, but there’s plenty to do in autumn and winter. Once you’ve booked yourself into one of the modern rooms at the Best Western Palm Hotel in North London, get ready to explore the rainy city. Make sure to wrap up warmly and bring your umbrella.
Running from now through to Christmas, the Real Food Market at the Southbank Centre is the place to go for a delicious bite to eat. Here you find locally sourced, organic produce from artisan bread to chocolate. Try out dishes from around the globe and have chat with the stall owners to learn more about organic food.
And whilst we are on the subject of food, pencil the Foodies Christmas Festival into the last three days of November on your calendar. Here many different culinary activities will take place inside the charming Old Truman Brewery.
Now that the ski season is upon us, you may want to take a quick snowboard lesson at the Ski & Snowboard Show London, happening at Earls Court Exhibition Centre from the 30th Octoberto the 2nd November. Get winter fashion tips, see freestyle demonstrations or relax at an après bar.
For those who can’t wait for Christmas, the Spirit Christmas Fair awaits at Olympia every day between the 4th and 9th of November. Get into the season early and discover unique gifts for your loved ones. Treat yourself to specialist delicacies in the Food Hall or visit the House and Garden Workshop to get inspired.
Whilst at Olympia, you might want to check in on the London Drum Show (8th and 9th November). Experience an excellent line-up of the best drummers in the world and take part in a master class to try a hand yourself.
One of the highlights in early November is certainly the Lord Mayor’s Show on the 8th. Find a spot between Mansion House and the Royal Courts of Justice in Aldwych and watch marching bands and floats pass by. Take a free guided tour right afterwards to discover London’s more unusual corners and stay around until the evening to watch the fireworks.
There’s much happening in London, but don’t forget to take a break. Enjoy a drink at the 24/7 bar back at the Best Western Palm Hotel, your home in North London, and use the free public internet to help you decide what to do next.
If you’re interested in a more exotic Christmas, Have a look at Events at Olympia and visit the Hyper Japan Christmas Market taking place at between 14th and 16thof November. Watch some fascinating cultural performances, shop for interesting Christmas presents and try Japanese cuisine.
How about a more traditional setting at the London Jazz Festival? Taking place between the 14th and 23rd of November at various locations around London, you will be able to enjoy musical improvisation at its best. Listen to artists from around the globe in this unmissable highlight.
Fun for young and old is to be had at the Hyde Park Winter Wonderland, which opens on the 21st of November and runs through to the 4thJanuary 2015. Take rides, slow and fast, feast on candied apples and warm up with mulled wine. And after all the noise and excitement, turn to Trafalgar Square and visit the Carol Singing for Christmas (8th to 23rd December) for a serene end to your day.
If you decide to spend the last days of the year at the Best Western Palm Hotel in North London, you will be able to enjoy New Year’s Eve in London with a parade and, of course, the fantastic fireworks along Thames.
The BEST WESTERN Palm Hotel Blog introduced regular updates of London events, so you can systemize your stay at our hotel with your own must-see list of up to date events and attractions.