25 - 27 August
The streets of west London come alive every August bank holiday weekend with a huge Caribbean party at Europe's biggest street festival, Notting Hill Carnival!
06 April - 30 September
Enjoy a fun-packed festival of live entertainment and alfresco eating and drinking at Underbelly Festival in South Bank. Stretching throughout the summer, the festival returns for the 10th year with stages full of affordable circus, theatre, cabaret, comedy, music and children’s shows on the south bank of the Thames.
One of London’s underestimated destinations, Croydon can be a hotspot of culture, performance, and great food. Located south of the Thames, the area is home to a variety of excellent bars, clubs, and live entertainment venues, as well as range of shops and restaurants. Croydon is also just a short journey away from a myriad of enjoyable days out, from laser quest to central London attractions. Browse the guide below to discover the best things to do in and around Croydon.
Best Restaurant: Bagatti’s (56-58 South End) offers a huge variety of Italian food and is ideal for an informal business lunch, a meeting place, a break from shopping, or as a place to indulge!
Best Shopping: The Whitgift has over 140 leading retailers and 30 independent shops, from H&M to Swarovski, all under one roof.
Best Kept Secret: The Glamorgan Pub serves traditional pub dishes but also specialises in foods such as ostrich, crocodile, and wild boar.
Watford is filled with hustle and bustle, leisure, and heritage. Whether you’re headed to the Warner Bros Studio Tour or hitting some of the local attractions, Watford is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered!
Best Bar: Oceana is Watford’s largest club with a capacity for over 2,500 people, with music and entertainment to suit all tastes.
Best Restaurant: L'Artista (61 High Street) offers visitors to Watford a little slice of Italy with an array of authentic pizza and pasta dishes.
Best Shopping: With over three floors of fashion, interior decorating and everything in between, John Lewis (intu Watford) is Hertfordshire's largest department store.
Best Kept Secret: Cassiobury Park stretches over 190 acres from Watford's city centre to the west of the town and has a wide variety of sports facilities and attractions for children.
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