Saturday, 31 December 2016

Happy New Year - 2017

London Live

Celebrating the Zoo babies of 2016!

Tiger cubs 

This year we've celebrated a whole host of babies born across ZSL London and ZSL Whipsnade Zoo's. To help combat those post Christmas blues, we've put together a video looking back on the Zoo babies of 2016.

We're also celebrating more good news from 2016, from successful reintroductions, to our conservation highlights.

Don't forget, both our Zoo's are open so make sure you plan in a trip over the festive period.

Friday, 30 December 2016

NYE Masquerade Ball
The Experience:
Come and celebrate NYE with the Masquerade Ball at Jewel Club in Piccadilly. 

Expect elegance, glamour and mystery on this night and of course, entertainment and Champagne flowing!

Duccio has reserved an area for the first part of the evening, between 7.30pm and 9pm, so that everyone can get to know each other (but remember, this is a Masquerade Ball so faces may be covered!)  

Anyone arriving between 7.30pm and 8.30pm will also receive 1 welcome drink. Tickets are valid for arrival until 10pm.

This party is guaranteed to be a SELL OUT, so early booking is strongly encouraged to avoid disappointment.

NYE Central London Pub Crawl - 3rd Release Tickets! Limited Numbers Left

The Experience:
First release £50 SOLD OUT
Second release £55 SOLD OUT
Third release £60 Limited space available

Let’s celebrate the start of a New Year in style with this exclusive New Year’s Eve PUB CRAWL! Check out some of the best bars in London and party with people from around the world.

All the bars and clubs that you'll visit will have reserved space for the pub crawl attendees, so that means guaranteed entry—absolutely free! 

Entry and drinks alone worth £150!

So dress up in your glitz and glam, get on those dancing shoes and experience the best that London has to offer on New Year’s Eve!
NYE Karaokethon
The Experience:
Join Seb at The Star Of Kings (Kings Cross) for a karaoke-only NYE party on Saturday 31st December. 3 floors and 7 hours of shameless singing and debauchery... if you fancy singing your way into 2017... this is the event not to be missed!
Shout your new year's resolutions out loud, ditch 2016 and and enter 2017 with a husky voice along with 2 legendary Karaoke hosts, Rockaoke and Karaoke Rumble.
Not keen on singing the entire night? They’ve got that covered. DJs will be playing party tunes on both floors until the early hours so you can rest your vocal cords & have a little boogie!
Karaoke Rumble (TimeOut critics choice)
If you haven't heard of Karaoke Rumble, you're definitely missing out. It's earned it's reputation as the UK's #1 Karaoke Gong Show, so you can't imagine how lucky you are to have a chance to join the fun!
Here's how it works: 
Each contestant has 2 minutes to sing a song of his/her choice with the totally real possibility of being booed by the audience or the host himself. Are you brave enough to enter the game? 
"Full-on fun mix of comedy, karaoke and utter chaos" TimeOut.
"It won't make you think but my God it will make you laugh" Chortle

"One of London's finest WTF experiences!" - Time Out London
"...the most fun you can have without getting arrested" - The Times
Rockaoke are the UKs original, best and only specialist live karaoke band, inviting their audience to “live the dream” by taking to the stage and singing with a live rock band.

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Two-Course Meal with a Drink for Up to Four at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co (Up to 34% Off)

Two-Course Meal with a Drink

Choose from Three Options

Mains includes: breaded southern fried shrimp, seafood hush pups and fish served on a bed of fries | slow cooked ribs that fall right off the bone, served with a generous portion of fries and coleslaw | pan seared Tilapia topped with Chipotle Panko bread crumbs and a creamy lobster butter sauce, served with jasmine rice | homemade veggie burger, deep fried served withswiss cheese, a juicy tomato and cool mayonnaise, served with French fries | grilled salmon and fresh vegetables has a bit of garlic herb butter and capers, served with jasmine rice | veggie linguini mixed vegetables served on a bed of linguini | pan seared tilapia laid over mashed potatoes with sautéed spinach and a creamy lobster butter sauce | two hand dipped crispy chicken breast, fresh golden sweet corn & mashed potatoes with your choice of chicken or bourbon gravy
Drinks includes: wine: a choice of red, white or rose Molino | soft drinks: Coke, diet Coke, Sprite or Fanta | beers: Coors light Pint of draft Amstel
Menu is a set menu only, and does not include the Alacarte.

About Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

Nestled in the Piccadilly Circus / Leicester Square, this eatery is a part of a chain founded in 1996 which has branches across three continents. The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. is a restaurant and market inspired by the 1994 film ‘Forrest Gump’. They serve a wide array of Cajun-inspired dishes, taking pride in using only sustainably-farmed shrimps. There's also a selection of both classic and signature cocktails, as well as a choice of New Orleans-style desserts including classic key lime pie and Alabama brownies.

Four-Course Greek Meal with a Bottle of Wine for Two at The Life Goddess, Carnaby Street (72% Off)

Four-Course Greek Meal with Wine

The Deal

The meal includes:
  • Choice of starter: selection of homemade spreads | chicken wings marinated in fresh thyme and Greek honey | Cretan Dackos with Katiki Domokou | smoked aubergine with tomato, feta cheese and garlic
  • Choice of salad: Greek salad | wild greens | mixed greens salad
  • Choice of main course: Greek-style burger | slow-cooked octopus in Greek wine with fava spread and orange jam | lamb in a vineleave punch
  • Dessert of the day
  • Bottle of wine

About The Life Goddess

The Life Goddess strives to showcase the culture of authentic Greek dining to the people of London. Taking their cues from a country where preparing a meal for someone is the ultimate token of respect, gratitude and friendship, the team use fruit and vegetables from Greece alongside locally sourced meat, fish and poultry to craft traditional dishes. They also have an online shop where guests can purchase a variety of Greek products.

Three-Course South African Meal with a Champagne Cocktail for Up to Six at Shaka Zulu (Up to 65% Off)

Choose from Eight Options

Selection of starters may include: crocodile cigars | game and ostrich terrine | heirloom tomato soup | Cape Malay king prawn cocktail
Selection of mains may include: 35-day aged rare breed beef sirloin steak | ras el hanout spit-roasted pork | masala-roasted spatchcock chicken | vegetable potjie | grilled salmon | pan-fried baby squid
Selection of desserts may include: dark chocolate tart | passion fruit cheesecake | ice cream | melktert
  • Selection of side dishes at £5 each can also be added
See the full menu for more information

About Shaka Zulu

Shaka Zulu is located in the heart of the Camden Stables Market with a large mezzanine style decked out in wooden murals, giving a taste of African art. The restaurant educates London palates on the flavours of South Africa, from traditional braai food to potjies and native meats such as springbok and wildebeest. Blessed by the Zulu King HRH Goodwill Zwelithini when it opened its doors in 2010, the venue offers an atmospheric place with live music, African dancers and entertainment.

London New Year's Eve 2016

To get you in the mood here is last years 2015 event

If you're not attending the New Year's Eve fireworks 2016 in London, you don't have to miss out. For the first time, you can experience the fireworks with an exclusive 360-degree live view on the BBC’s website by tilting your smartphone or tablet, or by navigating on your laptop or desktop. Alternatively, watch the spectacular display live on BBC One. See last year's New Year's fireworks display in the video below.

Wednesday, 28 December 2016

5* Champagne Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at The Bentley London, Kensington (Up to 44% Off)

5* Champagne Afternoon Tea

Choose from Four Options

Sitting down to afternoon tea at The Bentley, patrons can sip on glass of chilled Champagne before tucking into assorted sandwiches. Sweet flavours arrive courtesy of freshly baked scones with clotted cream and strawberry jam, and a selection of cakes and pastries. A wide selection of teas includes strawberry and mango, camomile, and the classic or Indian English breakfast.

About 5* The Bentley London, Kensington

The Bentley London sits a stonesthrow from South Kensington and Gloucester Road tube stations. The spa and gym offer guests a corner of tranquillity against the hustle and bustle of the city, while the cocktail bar brings a touch of sweet sophistication to evenings. The restaurant offers creative, seasonal fare, in addition to afternoon tea and grazing menus. Weddings, conferences and other special events are regularly held in four distinct function rooms.

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum Hintze Hall
As the sun sets on 2016, we wanted to say thank you for your support over the last year. Whether you visited an exhibition, enjoyed seeing some of our 80 million specimens, or explored 3.5 billion years of life on Earth on our website - we hope you feel inspired by the natural world and will continue supporting us in 2017.
Natural History Museum Ice Rink
Last chance to get your skates on
Don’t miss your chance to skate beneath thousands of fairy lights. We have penguin skate aids and a smaller rink for kids too. Associate sponsor Swarovski.

Closes 8 January
Book tickets
Playing pangolin © Lance van de Vyver
Wildlife Photographer of the Year
See the breathtaking diversity of life on our planet through 100 award-winning images from the world's best wildlife photographers. Associate sponsor DONG Energy. 

Online booking recommended
Book tickets
Hintze Hall
The Museum is changing
Our central space will be closing on 5 January for a spectacular redevelopment. During this time the rest of the Museum will remain open as usual. 
Plan your visit
Historia Naturalis
Read Historia Naturalis online
The Museum's oldest natural history book dating from 1469 has been digitised for you to access online.
Read the story
New Year's Eve Ball
Great Barrier Reef Dive
Set sail on a virtual reality journey beneath the waves with Sir David Attenborough.

Until 31 December
Book tickets
New Year's Eve Ball
New Year's Eve Ball
End the festive season in style and count down to 2017 in the unique surroundings of the Museum's main hall. 

Saturday 31 December, 20.00-01.00
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Royal Museums Greenwich - What's On Holiday Special

What's On

Holiday Special



Happy Holidays!
From 27 December

If you're looking for something to enjoy with friends and family, or you’re seeking activities to keep the kids entertained, we’ve got plenty to choose from over the festive period at Royal Museums Greenwich. Our world-class museums and attractions reopen on 27 December, and our doors remain open throughout the New Year.
Emma Hamilton: Seduction and Celebrity
The holidays are the perfect time to see our major 5★ exhibition. Discover Emma's extraordinary story, and explore her fascinating life through over 200 incredible objects.
"No one in her time could resist Emma Hamilton, and nor will you "
★★★★★ The Guardian
"It is such a great bit of storytelling, it really is, you are so moved."
Saturday Review, 
BBC Radio 4
Book now
Last chance: Armada portrait
Until 12 January 

If you thought Christmas was filled with lavish indulgence then you ain't seen nothing yet! It's the perfect time to see the newly restored Queen’s House with 22 rooms filled with great art, plus the magnificent Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I before it goes into conservation. Our new film takes you through the highlights.
Visit for free
Entertain the kids
Christmas may be over but the fun doesn't have to end there. We've got some great ways to entertain the whole family.
Enjoy our free galleries or explore sea and space in our holiday events. 
Family fun
January Sale: Emmas visit free
14 - 15 January

Know someone called Emma? Or maybe that's you!
We're celebrating Emma Hamilton's extraordinary life with free exhibition entry for all Emmas. Come along or forward this email to a friend (and maybe they'll pay for half of your ticket...).
Calling all Emmas
Exclusive - Pirates: The Origins
We'll be starting the new year with a new audio series and we're offering you the chance to hear it first.
To kick things off our experts explore the fascinating world of piracy and its origins.  
Listen now
January Sale
Save up to 50% in our Winter Sale! Highlights include our Orion Constellation Mug (£12), Battle UFO drone (£30), S.S.Specke Scarf (£15), British Vintage Weather T-Shirt (£9) and much more.
Our Sale ends at the end of January.
All sale items
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