"A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life." Charles Darwin
Charles Robert Darwin, FRS (12 February 1809 – 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and proposed the scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Regent Street Motor Show
When: Sat 3rd Nov 2018Where: Regent Street, LondonW1
London to Brighton Veteran Car Run
When: Sun 4th Nov 2018
Where: From Hyde Park to Madeira Drive in BrightonW2 3XA
Times: Cars congregate from 6am and set off between 6.59am – 8.45am
About the Event:
The Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run is a truly magnificent spectacle and offers members of the public a rare opportunity to view 500 pre-1905 vehicles travel on mass along public roads. There are many places and ways to view the cars along the 60-mile route from Hyde Park, London to Madeira Drive, Brighton.
Hyde Park Corner and Westminster Bridge are popular viewing locations in London.
The Run is pre-ceded by a multitude of events including the Regent Street Motor Show that takes place the day prior to the Run. One of the main highlights of the show is the EFG Concours d’Elegance which showcases 100 veteran cars that will participate in the Run the following day. The show is free to view and is open to all.
Where: Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, LondonN22 7AY Times: Fri: from 5pm, laser show at 8:30pm, fireworks at 9pm; Sat: from 4pm, laser show at 7:30pm, fireworks at 8pm
Admission: Adult: from £8.50;
Child: from £6.50;
Under 10 yrs: free
About the event: Set against unrivalled panoramic views of London the fireworks display will illuminate the evening sky for an unforgettable experience. Bigger, brighter and including an epic laser show – this is the capital’s hottest bonfire night ticket for a reason.
When: Sat 10th Nov 2018 Where: From Mansion House via Bank, St Pauls and Fleet Street to AldwychEC4N 8BH Times: From 9am Admission: Grandstand tickets: £40;
Free to watch along the streets
About the event:
The Lord Mayor’s Show is like no other procession in the world. It is 3 miles long and 800 years old and its 6000 participants will spend months preparing floats for the amazement of hundreds of thousands of people who line the streets of the City to watch them go by.
In 1213 a grateful King John awarded the City of London the right to choose its own Mayor, but he had a condition: every year, when a new Mayor took office, he had to make his way upriver to Westminster and pledge loyalty to the Crown. The Lord Mayor of London is one of the world’s oldest elected officials, and the Lord Mayor’s Show is the public festival that has grown up around his journey. Timetable:
09:00 - Flotilla
11:00 - Lord Mayor's Procession
15:00 - Guided Walks
17:15 - Lord Mayor's Fireworks
When: Thu 25th Oct 2018 to
Sun 6th Jan 2019 Where: Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, LondonSW7 5BD Times: 10:00 - 21:00 Admission: Adults from £12.65;
Children from £8.80;
Families from £39.60
About the event: Set against the backdrop of the Waterhouse building, the Ice Rink at the Natural History Museum is one of the most magical places to be this winter.
Experience the thrill of skating surrounded by fairy lights nestled in frost-covered trees, with the smell of mulled wine and toasted marshmallows in the air.
Whether you can dance on ice like Torvill and Dean, or you skate more like Bambi, a visit to the Museum’s Ice Rink is a must this festive season.
Book your skate session online to guarantee your place or buy your tickets from the box office when you arrive. Remember, you may have to wait for your turn on the ice if you haven't booked your session in advance, especially during peak times.
When: Thu 22nd Nov 2018 to
Sat 5th Jan 2019 Where: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, RichmondTW9 3AE
Times: 5pm – 10pm
Admission: Adult: from £16.50,
Child: from £10,
Under 4yrs: free
About the event:
Now in its sixth year, our 2018 winter trail will be bigger than ever before, with over a million twinkling pea-lights and thousands of laser beams. Walk under welcoming arches into a world festooned with seasonal cheer and wander beneath unique tree canopies drenched in Christmas colour.
Laser Garden and moonlit woods
New this year, enter the moonlit woods and step into a Laser Garden where refracting lines of light playfully bounce across the branches.
Then stroll towards the Lake and pause at the waterside reflections made by a festive flotilla of hundreds of glowing boats gently bobbing on the shimmering surface.
Glimpse the sculptural Fire Garden as it flickers and crackles in the distance, whilst the much-loved pea-lit tunnel is re-imagined as a vast Canopy of Light.
Watch the Palm House Pond finale springing to life with brightly criss-crossing colours, water screen projections and jumping light jets that dance to seasonal classics.
Treats under starry skies
Complete your trail with tempting treats under the stars – a spiced cider, mulled wine or hot chocolate whilst the aroma of roasting chestnuts and toasted marshmallows fills the air, and browse Kew’s well-stocked shop for that extra special gift.
For the young ones, don’t miss the vintage fairground rides* and look out for Santa and his elves along the way.