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World Book Day to be celebrated in London this March

World Book Day to be celebrated in London this March

World Book Day was declared a worldwide celebration of books and reading by UNESCO, and is celebrated in over 100 countries in the world. However, to whom do we owe our inspiration and gratitude for this marvellous day? None other than the Catalans who exchange gifts of roses and books on St George's Day, a tradition started more than 90 years ago.more ...

Convent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival in London this spring, some traditional British fun!

Convent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival in London this spring, some traditional British fun!

You’ll never be stuck for something to do in the British capital because there’s constantly something happening and they’re always plotting of ways to keep you entertained whether you like shopping, or theatre, you’re an art lover or you like learning about different cultures made easy thanks to the multicultural melting pot that is London. Either way, there’s something for everyone and the Convent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival is a good example. Taking place on the 9th of May, this event celebrates the art of puppetry and the origins of the famous duo Punch and Judy comprising a perfect family event and something to keep the kiddies (including the big ones) well and truly entertained. more ...

British Art Show 7 in the Hayward Gallery, London

British Art Show 7 in the Hayward Gallery, London

The British Art Show, a touring exhibition that takes place every 5 years, has finally returned to London after 20 years! Hurrah! The show, which showcases the very best of cutting-edge contemporary art in some of the most influential galleries in the country will thus be holding an exhibition from the 16th of February to the 17th of April 2011 in the Hayward Gallery, London. 39 artists will be participating in this prestigious event, and artwork produced over the last 5 years will be on show demonstrating the wealth of talent of artists from all over the country who have created pieces and brand new works especially for the project. more ...

Maslenitsa Russian Festival taking place in London this spring

Maslenitsa Russian Festival taking place in London this spring

London, the essence of Britishness, the home of her majesty the Queen, and what can we say a cosmopolitan combination and cultural melting pot thanks to which we can all discover many different cultures from all over the world. If you were visiting London in January you may have bore witness to the fabulous and entertaining Chinese New Year celebrations which is an increasingly popular event. Now it’s the Russians’ turn as on the 6th of March London will be hosting the Maslentisa Russian Festival, an age old festival in Russia that marks the end of winter and celebrates the start of spring before Lent, the perfect opportunity to brush up on what may be your non-existent knowledge of this fascinating eastern European country. more ...

Flamenco Festival in London with Estrella Morente, Tomatito, Miguel Poveda....

Flamenco Festival in London with Estrella Morente, Tomatito, Miguel Poveda....

Flamenco now appears to be a universal art, and wherever it goes it seems to triumph which may have something to do with the genuine passion of the dancers and singers, as well as due to the beautiful rhythm and movements associated with this Andalusian art. Whatever it owes its success to, its fame and universality is becoming increasingly clearer with events such as the London Flamenco Festival taking place between the 8 and the 19th of February which will be giving Londoners the opportunity to experience a few days of passion and feel flamenco at the hands of some of the greatest Spanish flamenco artists there are. more ...

Imagine Children’s Festival in London this February

Imagine Children’s Festival in London this February

If you’re coming to visit the British capital this February with your family then we have the perfect activity for you because from the 12th to the 27th of February the Southbank Centre will be hosting the Imagine Children’s Festival, an event organised exclusively for the entertainment of your little ones featuring performances from musicians, storytellers, comedians, puppeteers and dancers, as well as a variety of workshops and screenings to keep them out of mischief and their little hands busy.more ...

Pancake Day London Races

Pancake Day London Races

Celebrate the time honoured tradition of Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day in London on the 16th of February 2011 by attending or participating in one of the Pancake Day London Races. Here you were thinking that Pancake Day in London is a civilised affair whereby the Brits prepare this delicious dish and top it as they so choose with sugar, chocolate, lemon, or jam etc. to celebrate the beginning of Lent. Hardly, because didn’t you know that it is a multifunctional food and there’s some sports to be had from this culinary yummy. more ...

Valentine’s Day in London

Valentine’s Day in London

London isn’t renowned for being romantic like Paris, nor is English considered a language of love but we defy anyone who says that the British Capital can’t be romantic because if there’s anything that the British do is celebrate in style, and given that St Valentine’s Day is widely celebrated in the UK you can expect some fabulous events on the cards, some great gift ideas for your loved ones, and a general feeling of love in the air in this charming capital. more ...

London International Mime Festival to be taking place this January 2011

London International Mime Festival to be taking place this January 2011

London is just the place to be as even though Christmas is barely over there are lots of things lined up for 2011 and an abundance of activities on the agenda for the entertainment of visitors and locals alike. For one thing Cirque du Soleil has come to the city, the Chinese New Year celebrations are soon to be taking place, and all this is on the cards in addition to theatre productions and some crazy nights out. However, if you would like to try something different and really fun then we would like to recommend the London International Mime Festival comprising cutting edge circus- theatre, adult puppetry and animation, and physical and object Theatre taking place in London from the 15th to the 30th of January 2011. more ...

Cirque du Soleil ‘Totem’ tour coming to London in January 2011

Cirque du Soleil ‘Totem’ tour coming to London in January 2011

If you’re lucky enough to be in London this January then you should be very excited as Cirque du Soleil, comprising a dramatic mix of circus arts and street entertainment has arrived in the British capital with their Totem tour, and the show will be opening on the 5th of January until the 17th of February 2011. In honour of this special occasion the Royal Albert Hall in London has once again been transformed into a sumptuous big top for the entertainment of locals and visitors alike.more ...

Shrek the Musical has arrived in London for 2011

Shrek the Musical has arrived in London for 2011

It’s been long awaited and let’s be honest it was bound to happen, but Shrek the musical has finally arrived in London. This fabulous theatrical version of the film will be opening on the 6th of May 2011 for all you lucky Shrek fans and film fanatics out there in the Theatre Royal on Drury Lane, London. more ...

Chinese New Year celebrations in London 2011

Chinese New Year celebrations in London 2011

Not to be beaten and given that the Chinese New Year is a worldwide event, you won’t be surprised that this influential community is holding a new year celebration in London, and which comprises the largest celebrations outside of Asia. As can be said about many of the cities in which Friendly Rentals is present, there’s no lull and no break in festivities from one season to another especially in one of the busiest capitals in the world. Thus, once the London New Year celebrations are over the Chinese will soon be seeing in their New Year, on the 6th of February to be more precise with all sorts of exciting events taking place in various locations and venues in the British Capital. more ...

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