"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.
London New Year's Day Parade
When: Tue 1st Jan 2019Where: Parliament Square, Whitehall, Trafalgar Square, Pall Mall, Regent Street, Piccadilly Circus and PiccadillyW1J 9BS
Admisson: Free entry. Shows and Santa's Grotto are ticketed, from £8.50.
About the Event:
Christmas in Leicester Square transforms the centre of bustling London into a wonderland including traditional Christmas markets with hand-crafted goods and delicious food and drinks, a Santa's Grotto where children can meet the man himself, plus a whole host of fantastic shows in the beautiful surrounds of a traditional 1920s spiegeltent.
Where: Throughout Canary WharfE14 4QS Times: 17:00 - 22:00
About the event:
Winter Lights returns for a fifth year with spectacular light installations and interactive art throughout Canary Wharf.
The sculptures, structures and installations are the creations of some of the most innovative artists and designers around today, presenting work in different forms of light technology. Together the artists represent four continents across the world with installations that are interactive, performance art or visual spectacles to be admired from afar.
Appealing to art lovers, families, young and the old, there is something for everyone from dusk and all for free. Best seen after 5pm all the installations and light affects come alive during the evening until 10pm so join us on a dark January evening and experience a wealth of inventive and spectacular light effects and sculptures that will illuminate the Canary Wharf skyline.
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.
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: Wed 14th Nov 2018 to
Sun 13th Jan 2019 Where: Somerset House, The Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Admission: Child from £8.50,
Adult from £11.00
About the event:
Enjoy the perfect winter day out at Somerset House. Skate day or night with family and friends on London’s most beautiful ice rink. Skate Lates features an extra special series of music nights throughout the season - the perfect start to your weekend. Après-skate, treat yourself at Fortnum’s Lodge with one of our Skate Extras – all designed for two to share; relax and take in the spectacle rink-side with a drink or warming snack in the Skate Lounge.
Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade returns, transforming the West Wing into a one-stop, essential festive shopping destination.