Things Not to Miss This Week in London

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.

oxford street christmas lights events in london this week

Bonfire night5th 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!

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Bonfire night in London, 5th November

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 Museum10am-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.


Megan Stott


Megan is originally from Sheffield, but now in London and living the commuter life. I love to travel and eat - the perfect combination of multi-tasking. I also love to write and explore London, which I'm slowly but surely doing.  "There is so much opportunity in London. As cheesy as it sounds if there is any occassion, event or new restaurant that everyone wants to try  - it's in London. Everything is at your feet and that makes it not just my favourite, but most exciting City to live in (New York comes a very, very close second)."

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