Oxford Street Christmas lights, 6th November
No street encompasses the Christmas spirit quite like Oxford Street; no doubt you’ll be spending many hours there fawning over the pretty decorations and getting those last minute christmas presents. If you want to see that very moment the famous street gets it’s Christmas accessories – keep the 6th November free for a truly festive event! 1778 snowball decorations (and a staggering 750,000 LED lightbulb) will be lighting up for the 57th year when the lights get officially switched on.
Bonfire night, 5th November
It’s that time of year again, the aftermath of Halloween and the gateway to Christmas – it’s Bonfire night and that means fireworks, fireworks, fireworks! Being in London means you have some of the best firework displays in the country. No one does it like the Londoners. I’ve picked out some of the best for you: Battersea park (which is where I will be stood in the freezing cold!), Alexandra Palace, Crystal Palace, Southwark and Blackheath. Wherever you go, may it be accompanied with loved ones, alcohol to keep you warm and a big bonfire!
The Cuban Brothers: Brixton Rooftop Party @ The Big Apple, 5th November 3pm – 11:59pm
Say goodbye to the Beach Boulevard that has been at home on this rooftop since the summer and say hello to buzzing streets of Harlem – The Big Apple 1977 has arrived in Brixton! Opening on 27th October, this brand new bar is one of a kind in the South. Where else can you party in the City that never sleeps with street food, live music and still be in our beloved London? Here. Get yourself to Brixton. This Saturday The Cuban Brothers, Slothboogie, Larry Luvin’ and Inner City Dave will be there to help you into a Saturday night vibe at the rooftop bar. An amazing cast of DJ’s, themed bars, a nightclub, food for when you’ve drunk a little too much and entertainment… really, what more could we ask for of a Saturday? See you there!
Bank of England Museum, 10am-3pm free entry daily
The museums Banknote Gallery is now open – newly refurbished to coincide with our new five pound note! Not only can get you get your hands on one if you haven’t already but the museum also features the interesting history of our famous banking system, displays a variety of historical material drawn from the Bank’s own collections including books, documents, silver, prints, coins and photographs. There is also a chance to design your own bank note and to even hold a real, and heavy, piece of gold.
Bartholomew Ln, London EC2R 8AH.
Nearest tube stop – Bank.