BBC to stream the Winter Olympics in the UK

Did you know that BBC will broadcast the Winter Olympics in the United Kingdom? You might think that this will be a giant production, but Winter sports are not at all as popular in the United Kingdom as in the United States.

In the United States, NBC will broadcast the events taking place during the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang in South-Korea. They will have live broadcasts from everything taking place, but that is not so with BBC in the United Kingdom. They will broadcast quite some events online, but not all, simply due to lack of interest for the event in England.

London in February

London is beautiful in February as well!

They do not have many athletes taking part in the Winter Olympics, and thus the locals do not care much about what happens in South Korea. Considering the fact that most events will take place while the people in England sleep, or just woke up, doesn’t make things better.

Would you like to find out more about how you can watch BBC online? Check out BBC from abroad for more information. Would you rather read general information about how you can watch the Winter Olympics online? Click the link.

What kind of winter weather to expect in London in February?

While it is snowing in quite a lot of cities and nations around in Europe today, the people in London enjoy temperatures around 7 Celsius. You might get some rain, but you should not have to worry about snow as you come to London in February.

Are you looking for some great activity to do in London as you come? Why not visit a museum like the British Museum or Tate Modern? They have great permanent and temporary exhibitions, and you will learn a lot, instead of freezing as you walk outside in the streets of London.

 

Christmas markets in London 2017

Have you heard about the amazing Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park? Or maybe the Southbank Centre Winter Festival? Find the dates for the most popular Christmas markets in London.

The most famous of all Christmas markets in London is the Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park. Here you can go ice-skating, eat and drink, and of course, buy lots of products and cool stuff to bring back home with you. In 2017 the Christmas market in Hyde Park will open on November 17th, and it will remain open daily until January 1st (except for December 25th). It is free to enter the area, but you will have to pay for some of the activities and activities available in the area.

View from Christmas market in London

Enjoy this view as you visit the Christmas market between the Tower Bridge and London Bridge – By melis

The second most popular Christmas market is most likely the Southbank Centre Winter Festival. At this market, you will have plenty of opportunities to do some Christmas shopping, and there will also be several events from the stage which will bring Christmas atmosphere to everyone visiting. In 2017 the Southbank Centre Winter Festival will be open from December 1st until January 2nd.

In the area between the Tower Bridge and London bridge, you will find the Christmas market often referred to as Christmas by the river. Walk along the river and enjoying the stunning view towards the Tower of London and Tower Bridge while doing your Christmas shopping. The market will be open between November 30th and January 3rd.

More Christmas markets in London

There will also be big Christmas markets in Tate Modern and at several other locations in London, but we do not have the dates for those markets yet. If you know more than we do, please write a comment beneath and let us know about it.

You can read more information in general about the Christmas markets in London right here.

 

Stunning paintings and pastels from Degas [National Gallery exhibition]

Edgar Degas is a famous artist who lived between 1834 and 1917. His full name was Hilaire-Germain-Edgar De Gas, but most people refer to him simply as Degas.

The Burrell Collection in Glasgow, Scotland, holds one of the largest Degas collections in the world. Leaving Scotland for the first time together you can now see a collection of 20 pastels from Degas in this temporary exhibition in the National Gallery in London. Degas liked to experiment, and he fell especially in love with the pastels. For that reason, he stood out amongst the Impressionists, and that is what you can discover for yourself as you visit this exhibition.

Degas from Burrell

Drawn in Colour: Degas from the Burrell

September 20th – May 7th
National Gallery

For more information about other exhibitions and events in London, look around here in our London Guide.

Get to know the Scythians in the British Museum

ScythiansHave you ever heard of the Scythians? Maybe you have, or maybe you haven’t. No matter what your answer is, now is the time to discover more about these legendary warriors of the past.

From September 14th till January 14th (in 2018) you should visit the British Museum in London. The museum will then host a temporary exhibition titled “Scythians – warriors of ancient Siberia.” The exhibition is organized in cooperation with the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. This ancient group of people lived between 900 and 200 BC, and they encountered culutures such as the Greek, the Persian, and the Assyrian culture. But, for a long time their culture has been hidden away.

Based on recent discoveries from ancient tombs we now know much more about the Scythians. At this exhibition you can see clothes and fabrics preserved in permafrost, amazing jewelry, and even mumified warriors and horses. Doesn’t the entire exhibition sound like a treat to you?

Scythians – warriors of ancient Siberia

British Museum
September 14th – January 14th

Would you like to know more about other exhibitions and museums in London? Read around in our London Guide for more information about these and other topics.

Premier League kick-off in London

On August 11th in 2017, it is time for the Premier League kick-off in the 2017-2018 season. The kick-off will be made at Emirates Stadium in London where Arsenal will play against Everton.

London is the capital of England and what better place to have the Premier League kick-off, than in the capital of the nation. And what better place for a Premier League kick-off, than at the Emirates Stadium.

There will be several matches played in London already during the Premier League kick-off weekend. In addition to the match between Arsenal and Everton on August 11th, there will be two more matches played in London on August 12th.

Lots of great Premier League football coming up in London

Lots of great Premier League football coming up in London

More Premier League matches in London

On August 12th last years champions Chelsea will be visited by Burnley at Stamford Bridge. While Chelsea plays at Stamford Bridge, Selhurst Park will be packed with Crystal Palace fans cheering for their team to beat the newly promoted Huddersfield. Our guess is that after these matches, nine out of nine possible points will remain in London. But, what about the other London teams?

What about the other London teams?

Tottenham will play their first Premier League match on August 13th. They will then travel to St James Park, where they will play against another newly Premier League promoted team, Newcastle. A few hours later Manchester United will have their Premier League premiere in the new season. On the other side of the field, another London team will fight for at least one point, West Ham United.

Watch Premier League matches in London

There are lots of Premier League matches played in London almost every weekend during the season. Would you like to be there at one or more of these matches? You can read more about the different Premier League clubs here in our London Guide. You will also be able to find links to sites where you can buy tickets for the different matches.

For more general information about London and what’s happening in the city, read around here in our London Guide.