Chinese New Year 2014 – The Year of the Horse

Find out what the Year of the Horse means to you

It’s festival time – with Chinese New Year being celebrated from Friday. You might head into central London and Chinatown on Sunday 2nd February to join in the festivities. It is taking placeĀ in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Shaftesbury Avenue.


The event will start with a parade along Charing Cross Road and Shaftesbury Avenue starting at around 10am. The main stage in Trafalgar Square will feature visiting artists from China. There will also be lion teams circulating around Chinatown, local artists performing on a stage at the end of Dean Street and traditional food and craft stalls. Learn more about the festivities in London:

Chinese New Year in London


Historian courts controversy by saying, “WWI biggest error in modern history”

A really well know historian, Niall Ferguson, who has appeared in TV programmes and regularly in printed media has turned around and said Britain should have accepted German victory and kept out of the war.

Hmm, might be worth a read…

Was WWI just one big error?

Need something to do in February Half-Term

Check out the photographs of some of the world’s most dangerous hiking routes. Perhaps you should leave these ones to people who are properly trained and equipped. That’s not to say you shouldn’t get out to enjoy some fresh air and exercise in the holidays – exploring Surrey, Berkshire and fabulous Greater London.

Scary hikes from around the world