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07 February 2022

Explore the best of London with the kids this half term

February half term is almost upon us, which means only one thing… it’s time for parents to start planning fun activities to keep the kids entertained! But have no fear - Visit London has compiled a list of the top things to do in the capital this half term, so you don’t have to.

07 February 2022

A look at London’s best love spots for Valentine’s Day

Romance is in the air and if you want to make your loved one feel super special this Valentine’s Day, then look no further! Visit London has pulled together a list of the most romantic places in the capital to celebrate the day of love.

24 January 2022

London on a budget: the ultimate list of must-do activities this January

After the Christmas and new year madness, finances can be a little tight, and social calendars a little dry. But if you’re fed up with waiting for pay day and have watched almost everything on Netflix, Visit London has got you covered with a list of the top things to do in the capital on a budget.

14 January 2022

London’s iconic food scene will help tackle the January blues

Blue Monday is upon us, set to be the most depressing day of the year! So why not beat those blues and treat yourself to some good food and good vibes – always on the menu in London’s iconic food scene.

13 January 2022

London tech set to reach new heights in 2022 following record year for VC investment

  • London tech firms raise $25.5bn in 2021 - over double 2020 investment levels
  • London’s tech ecosystem shows signs of maturity with rapid increase in unicorns, megarounds and exits
  • UK tech sector propels European growth with British firms raising record $39.8bn
  • 2021 is unprecedented year for VC investment globally with $675bn raised

19 November 2021

UK and US drive global growth in healthtech sector

  • Coronavirus pandemic accelerates healthcare innovation as global VC healthtech investment increases 280% between 2016 and 2021
  • So far this year, US healthtech firms raise $31.9bn while UK takes third spot globally with $3.8bn
  • Europe is fastest growing region for healthtech investment since 2016 with London leading the way
  • London and the Bay Area amongst largest clusters of healthtech firms globally
  • UK Golden Triangle of London, Oxford and Cambridge driving UK healthtech growth

17 November 2021

Northern Lights’ Borealis lights up the skies of London this festive season

Image credit GDIF 2021 / Helen Boast

  • Mayor of London launches new Winter Lights season to celebrate the most magical time of the year, with a host of outdoor festive events and activities for visitors to enjoy
  • Experience the magic of the Northern Lights in London for free with ‘Borealis’ lights display, by renowned artist Dan Acher
  • See thousands of illuminated white roses displayed in Grosvenor Square for the ‘Ever After Garden’ by fashion designer Anya Hindmarch
  • Other attractions include unique illuminations along the Southbank, DAWAAT poetry and dance performances, Canary Wharf Winter Lights Spectacular, and more

10 November 2021

London meeting numbers triple as city welcomes back international meeting and event planners

Award-winning destination has added a range of new and sustainable offerings, including 18 new hotels in 2021 alone 

27 October 2021

The best things to do this autumn that will make you ‘fall’ for London

Autumn has officially arrived! Jumper weather, vibrant tree colours and the slight chill in the air signifies the start of the cosiest season.

There are so many exciting events on the horizon and Visit London has curated a list of the best activities to do in London this autumn – whether you’re a foodie, fashionista, or simply looking for exciting things to do with the family.  

26 October 2021

London powers record growth in global climate tech investment

Image: London climate tech startup and urban farm, Crate to Plate ©Stephen Chung/PinPep 

  • Global climate tech investment sees rapid growth since Paris Agreement, with record $32.3bn raised in 2021
  • UK firms raise $4.3bn in VC funding since 2016, ranking 4th globally
  • London is home to more climate tech companies than any other European city
  • Europe is the fastest-growing region for climate tech investment since 2016

19 October 2021

Ghostly guide to London's Halloween hostpots

As Halloween draws closer, there’s a cauldron of themed events and activities taking place around the capital to keep everyone entertained during the spookiest time of year.

11 October 2021

Pop-Up London – free culture festival for families in central London this half-term

  • New research shows biggest challenges parents face during school holidays are the cost of keeping their children entertained (45%) and finding fun experiences to suit the whole family (34%)
  • Pop-Up London - a free festival of culture for all ages in central London – will see more than 100 performances involving more than 200 performers and artists
  • Artists, musicians, dancers, comedy acts, circus performers and more will perform at Spitalfields E1, Canary Wharf, mainline train stations and many other locations during October half term
  • The capital’s diverse communities will be celebrated with Brazilian drumming, Cantonese story-telling and Caribbean steelpans featuring alongside performances that explore themes of climate change and the digital age