Vibrant Eastern culture comes to east London with a splash this summer. The London Dragon Boat Festival is believed to have originated 2,500 years ago on the banks of the Yangtze. It arrived on London waterways around a decade ago, originally to raise funds for Chinese schools in the M25 area. The annual waterside event in the Docklands is hosted by The London Chinatown Lions Club as a celebration of Chinese culture.
Cheer on the dragon boats as race past, and there is a whole programme of events aside from the boat, and Asian street food from China, Japan, Korea and India. It’s a family-friendly event, and other activities and entertainment includes dance performances, martial arts displays, face painting and balloon modelling, and live music.
Get festive, do your bit for charity and do some exercise before the weeks of indulging begin with this great day out in London. The Njinga Santa Cycle is in its 7th year and gathers Santa-suited cyclists together to travel […]
An annual, festive, pudding-based fun run is back for another year of fancy dress and dessert-balancing to raise funds for Cancer Reesearch UK. Every year teams gather in outlandish costumes: elves, Santas, reindeer, and less festive offerings like Jedi, bears […]
If you’re on the lookout for something alternative this Christmas, where better to go than an independent artist’s market? The E17 Designers Market is back again this year, with new and regular makers and creators selling their wares. There’ll be […]
Hosted by the good folks behind Hackney Vegan Village and Ethical Emporium, Hackney Christmas Market returns triumphant and bigger than ever, with around 50 independent traders. What to see and do The focus is on socially conscious gifting, upcycling and […]