Bonfire Night

Bonfire Night falls on the 5th of November each year and commemorates the failed attempt of Guy Fawkes to blow up the English parliament in 1605. In the lead up to bonfire night you’ll see and hear many fireworks each night. These can be legally purchased from local shops. Some communities burn an effigy upon the Bonfire …

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London Olympics 2012

For photos, videos and results from the London 2012 Olympics checkout the official website. Download the Olympics mobile app for iPhone and Android for information about upcoming games. The London 2012 Olympics was broadcast live on 24 BBC channels. You can watch some of the highlights: Complete opening ceremony Dress rehearsal dance clips from the ceremony …

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Events and Festivals

The UK comes alive with events and festivals during the summer time.  In December the main streets in many towns are lit with Christmas lights and there’s Christmas markets and outdoor ice-skating to experience.  



There are stacks of live comedy shows on around the UK and while Friday and Saturday nights are the most popular you will find shows running through the week in bigger cities. The Comedy Store and Laughing Horse have clubs in major cities across the UK. Expect to pay between £10-£20 for tickets, although you can …

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UK Bank Holidays 2012

England & Wales,  Northern Ireland and Scotland all have slightly different holidays. See when the bank holidays are this year and start planning your vacations…   New Year’s Day – Monday 2 January 2012 (substitute for Jan 1) 2nd January (Scotland only) – Tuesday 3rd January 2012 (substitute for Jan 2) St Patrick’s Day Holiday …

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