Chinese New Year- Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year- Year of the Rat

Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival and is the most important date in China’s traditional calendar. Chinese New Year always commences on the lunar new year which, this year, falls on Saturday 25th of January 2020. Celebrations usually last for seven days and this year is the Year of the Rat. The Rat is the 1st animal of the Chinese zodiac. Representing luck and wealth, people born in 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008 and 2020. Chinese New Year Parade Location: Chinatown, London, W1D 5QA Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus The parade starts through Chinatown before passing through Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue. .The parade ends at Trafalgar Square with the main stage where spectators will witness the official opening ceremony. Be sure to stick around for  the grand finale at Trafalgar Square and an explosion of Chinese New Year fireworks in London! Leicester Square Family Fun Location: Leicester Square,Cranbourn St, Covent Garden, London WC2H 0AP Nearest Tube: Leicester Square If you stop off at  Leicester Square during the official Chinese New Year Parade, you’ll find plenty to keep the kids entertained while they take part in Chinese cultural activities.Teach your children about the art of calligraphy, dance to Chinese music and watch family-friendly street performances. There’s also the chance to dress up in traditional Chinese attire.If you want to fully embrace Chinese New Year, then take your family to Leicester Square and add a bit of culture to your weekend. Shaftesbury Avenue Location: 29 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, London W1D 7ES Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus If you take a trip down to Shaftesbury Avenue on Sunday 10th February, then you’ll witness a showcase of...
Spectacular and Spooky Halloween Events

Spectacular and Spooky Halloween Events

As another month draws to a close, it brings us one step closer to Halloween! This day where the veil between the living and the dead is the thinnest…and a massive excuse to dress up and go out dancing. A night full of ghouls and scares, be sure to find yourself at the best event this weekend. Have a look at some of the spookiest events in town and be sure to grab your tickets and costume before! Halloween Ball at The Mansion Location: Secret Venue Nearest Tube: Secret Venue Website: www.themansionlondon.com/next-event It’s Halloween, so that calls for costumes, candy and creepy ghouls! Well at the Halloween Ball, it will tick all the boxes! The private venue is top secret and will only be revealed 48 Hours before the event (Easy access within London Zone 2). This quirky venue will have 3 dance floors, 1 art room, 2 lounges and 2 bar areas for you to choose from! If you are looking for something scarier there is a real back yard graveyard! Come dressed to the nines as you could win a flight to New York City for best costume. Book your tickets in advance, you don’t want to miss this party! The Dark Circus Party Location:13 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 8BH Nearest Tube: Dalston Kingsland Website: www.darkcircusparty.com At the Dark Circus you’ll be in for a real treat with show stopping entertainment acts such as caged curiosities breathing fire and swallowing swords, ethereal silks performances, treacherous trapeze acts and bizarre sideshow oddities. Grab a signature cocktail and enjoy stepping into another world for the evening. Please note there is a strict...
Te-te-te, Tequila…Day!

Te-te-te, Tequila…Day!

On the 24th July , it is Tequila day in the United States. Now if, like me , you suffer from the fear of missing out then we have the perfect list of bars and restaurants for you! We have found a few secret gems around London that will have you believing you’re in the heart of Mexico City! This is the perfect list for anyone that loves a good Margarita and Taco! Café Pacifico Location: 5 Langley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2H 9JA Nearest Tube: Convent Garden Website: www.cafe-pacifico.com   What other way to celebrate world Tequila day then to visit the bar that has been voted the best margarita in London two years in a row! This bar and restaurants do not offer amazing cocktails but also amazing traditional Mexican foods such as Burrito, Fajitas and Chimichangas. If your gluten isn’t for you, do not fear because they also offer fantastic gluten free options! So, grab your mates and get margaritas pitchers in and have some spicy food to celebrate Tequila Day in style.   La Bodegra Negra Location: 16 Moor Street, London, W1D 5NH Nearest Tube: Convent Garden Website: www.bodeganegra.com   This exciting Mexican restaurant is split into two parts. Above ground we have the café area perfect to grab light lunch and cheeky margherita while below ground is the full dining experience with live music’s and tequila cocktails. This is perfect for any mood and has great offers like margherita Mondays – to beat the Monday blues and Taco Tuesdays! This restaurants has so much to offer and a great vibe for anyone who loves Tequila! Mestizo Mexican...
It’s beginning to look a lot like…

It’s beginning to look a lot like…

December! It’s happened, it’s arrived and if you’re like us, it’s come as a bit of a surprise. Where has the time gone? But fear not, we have collated a wonderful list of things to do this festive season in London town. SOUTHBANK CENTRE Location: Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London, SE1 8XX Nearest Tube: Waterloo / Embankment Website: southbankcentre Suggestion: Wintertime has never been more glorious than here. You can browse the winter markets for all your gifts ideas and enjoy fresh food and drink. Top off your day by heading to the Queen Elizabeth Roof Terrace for spectacular views and a mulled wine! WINTER WONDERLAND  Location: Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH Nearest Tube: Hyde Park Corner / Marble Arch Website: hydeparkwinterwonderland Suggestion: Celebrating its 10th year, Winter Wonderland is a free entry event for all the family in one of London’s beautiful parks. So much to do inside including: The Ice Kingdom, Zippos Circus, Fun Rides, Santa Land. These extras events are ticketed so make sure you bring cash! MAGICAL LANTERN FESTIVAL Location: Chiswick House, Chiswick, London, W4 Nearest Tube: Chiswick Website: magicallantern Suggestion: Following two extremely successful years, the Festival returns for its third year. This is a feast of light and illumination, hidden within the 18th Century Gardens. A spectacular fusion of dual culture, vibrant colours and sculptures! Open 5-10pm until 1st January. Click the link for tickets. TRAFALGAR SQUARE – CHRISTMAS CAROLS Location: Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN Nearest Tube: Charing Cross Website: london.gov Suggestion: What better way to feel festive by donating to a good cause and listening to some Carols? From 11th-22nd December, over 40 groups will sing each day for an hour under the...
October fun- What to do in London!

October fun- What to do in London!

We are welcoming Autumn here in Obis 360 head office. The season is changing and we’re wrapping up warm to discover the hidden delights that the city has to offer us! LONDON COCKTAIL WEEK  Location: London- over 250 venues are participating! Nearest Tube: Buy your ticket to find out! Website: drinkup.london/cocktailweek Suggestion:  The annual event is back this week and you have until Sunday 8th October to enjoy it!  There is £10 pass to enjoy these wonderful discounts so make sure you get involved and visit: The Vaults, Bar Termini Central, Trash Tiki & many more! LONDON FILM FESTIVAL  Location: BFI Southbank London Nearest Tube: Waterloo/ Embankment Website: www.bfi.org.uk Suggestion:  This is the 61st annual Film Festival and it is only getting better! You have until 15th October to see what are the new, hottest films from Cannes Film festival and other major festivals. Check the website for more details!   HALLOWEEN POP UP CINEMA- RIVOLI BALLROOM Location: 350 Brockley Rd, London SE4 2BY Nearest Tube: Crofton Park Rail / Brockley Website: www.rivolipopupcinema Suggestion: For an unforgettable cinema experience, head to the Rivoli Pop Up Cinema and watch iconic films in one of London’s oldest ballrooms. This October, the team are going all out, hosting a screening of the 1984 cult classic Nightmare on Elm Street to get everyone in the Halloween mood. MAIL RAIL RIDE Location: 15-20 Phoenix Place, London, WC1X 0DA Nearest Tube: Farringdon Website: www.postalmuseum.org Suggestion: 100 years ago the postmen built several secret underground tunnels. Now you can travel back in time on a specially made train, retracing those early journeys! STRANGER THINGS- ORCHESTRATED  Location: Electric Brixton, SW2 1RJ Nearest Tube: Brixton Website: an-orchestral-rendition-of-stranger-things  Suggestion: To coincide with the launch of...
TOP 5 Bank Holiday Weekend Events

TOP 5 Bank Holiday Weekend Events

Did the August Bank Holiday sneak up on you too…? Good news, we hear it’s going to be sunny and dry! To celebrate, we have selected a few ideas for you to enjoy in London Town. Take a look below for some inspiration: NOTTING HILL CARNIVAL Location: Notting Hill Nearest Tube: Notting Hill/Holland Park Website: www.thelondonnottinghillcarnival.com/ The Carnival is over 50 yrs old, if you’ve not been, we highly recommend it! Sunday is family day which is more relaxed (go early to avoid crowds) and Monday is for your hard core people with more than 60 bands and sequins galore!   RIVER STAGE – SOUTHBANK Location: National Theatre, Southbank Nearest Tube: Waterloo / Embankment Website: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk Grab a drink and enjoy the many free acts performing by the river. Saturday fun: For the family, Goblin’s Peter & the Wolf, with live music, puppetry and physical comedy (13:30 & 16:00). Directed: Matt Borgatti AD: Barra Collins. Performed by Ajjaz Awad and Lewys Taylor. Sunday chill: The incredible singer songwriter Phil King has the whole trinity: a beautiful, soulful voice; deft skills at playing the guitar and the capacity to write elegantly worded and powerful songs. NOT to be missed! (17:15) MR HYDE X STREET FEAST Location: Hawker House Nearest Tube: Canada Water Website: www.nationalburgerday.co.uk/news/tickets/229 Strap in for an 8 hour patty party, set in a car park in Canada Water on Saturday 26th August. Tickets are available online. For £15, enjoy two beers, a pickle shot and beats. From 4pm until midnight! Happy National Burger Day!   ARCELORMITTAL OBIT Location: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Nearest Tube: Stratford Website: arcelormittalorbit.com/ We love this venue for our clients! Not only is it a brilliant meeting...