Best of London 2017 – 2018
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise
The best way to bring in the New Year is with the world-famous fireworks display at the London Eye. The best way to see it is right there on the Thames on a special New Year’s Eve Cruise. The five-hour cruise includes dinner with champagne and wine and dancing to a live band. Just so you know: No jeans or trainers on this cruise. It’s strictly dress up time!
Chinese New Year
We love New Year’s so much that we get to do it again—on February 16 in 2018. The London celebration is the best (largest) outside of Asia. Hundreds of thousands of people gather to watch the colourful and joyous parade from Chinatown to the West End. Later, there are non-stop performances, both traditional and contemporary, on the main stage in Trafalgar Square. You can also “troll” the restaurants that offer samples of the best of Chinese cuisine. Remember to wear something red; it’s a must if you want good luck in the New Year.
Disney’s Aladdin is playing at the Prince Edward Theatre. It is an extravaganza for the whole family (children aged six and up). The sets, special effects, costumes, cast, orchestra are all spectacular and enthralling as they tell a story that is romantic and funny, touching and adventurous. Minarets rotate, Aladdin’s cave literally drips with gold and a magic carpet glides through the air.
Giuseppe Verdi’s masterpiece based on Alexandre Dumas’s novel La Dame aux Camélias will be performed at the London Coliseum from 16 March to 13 April 13, 2018. Presented by the English National Opera, it is one of the most popular operas of all time as it tells an emotional and tragic tale of society and morality with, arguably, the most iconic score of all time. American soprano Corinne Winters, rising young British lyric tenor Ben Johnson and internationally acclaimed baritone Anthony Michaels-Moore star.
Museums at Night
From 16 May to 19 May, 2018, museums, galleries, libraries and historic properties nationwide invite the public in after hours to celebrate the rich and diverse British culture in innovative ways. There are new exhibitions, torch-lit tours, live music amidst the usually austere surroundings, and you might just find a sleepover! Interact with the art, indulge your fascination and have a nibble and a bit of the bubbly along the way.
Home From Home has accommodations in Knightsbridge that are convenient to all these events. The area is home to embassies, Hyde Park and Kensington Palace. A stroll along the Serpentine will take you to the Serpentine Bar & Kitchen where you will lunch and people-watch. Thus fortified, you can then browse the designer shops and trendy art galleries.
You may choose a quiet and comfortable one-bed flat with bright minimalist décor. Lift will take you to the second-floor bathroom (with fabulous heated towel rail). Or perhaps a two-bedroom, fourth-floor (with lift) apartment is more to your liking. The warm and welcoming décor is decidedly English with the Victorian furniture. An outdoor terrace provides a nonpareil view of the city. Whichever accommodations you choose with Home From Home, you are guaranteed the best in privately owned homes that fit your budget, your desired location, and the number of people that you will be entertaining.