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...
Summer Solstice… What will you do?

Summer Solstice… What will you do?

What is the Summer Solstice?  The word solstice is from the Latin solstitium, from sol (sun) and stitium (to stop). Solstice happens twice a year, the first in just over a week’s time,  Wednesday 21st June, the other in December. It occurs exactly the same time all over the world, when the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. The sun reaches it’s northernmost position, as seen from Earth, and does not move north or south but stands still. It then reserves its direction and starts moving south again. The Earth is actually at it’s farthest from the sun during this time. The opposite happens during the December Solstice. Traditionally, Astronomers and Scientists use the date of the Summer Solstice to mark the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere and winter for the Southern Hemisphere. Things to note: It is not usually the earliest sunrise, as this happens a few days prior, although it is technically the longest. Clock and time measured by sun dials can be blamed for this. It’s not typically the hottest day of the year due to the time it takes for the oceans and landmasses to warm up, you have to wait a few weeks after to really enjoy that heat! It’s celebrated all around the world in many cultures with music, dance and feasts. So the question is, what will you do this 21st June to celebrate the Summer Solice? MIDSUMMER SOCIAL WITH HIGHLAND PARK WHISKEY  Location: 18 Ashwin Street, London, E8 3DL Nearest Tube: Dalston Junction Website: www.bootstrapcompany.co.uk Suggestion:  To celebrate the Summer Solstice, ‘Orkney Single Malt with Viking Soul’ is taking over Dalston’s...