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Whats on in London this week..

In Events, In London on January 2, 2011 at 5:59 pm

It’s nice to be back on the old blogging wagon. So what does Lanky girl advise you get up to this week…

Sales, Sales Sales!

Dover Street Market sale:

With 40% off many of top end designers, this sale shouldn’t be missed by any fashionista.

Until Tue Jan 11 Dover Street Market, 17-18 Dover St, W1S 4LT

Liberty winter sale

The place to go for all your special items, with 30 -60% of selected womenswear at the momment you have every excuse to splash out on something for the new year.

Until Jan 30 2011, Liberty Carnaby Street W1

Last Chance for Ice Skating

This week is your last chance to try you hand at ice skating in one of London’s many places of interest.

Hampton Court Palace Ice Rink until 9th Jan 2011

Set in the home of tyrant monarch Henry VIII,  Hampton Court Palace is a majestical place to visit.

Tickets cost:

Adult £10.00 £11.50
Children (under 16) £7.50 £8.00

London Eye Ice Rink Until Jan 5 2011, London Eye

Take a ride on the eye with a loved one and then end it hand in hand with some ice skating close to the Southbank. A lovely treat for you and your family.

Adult (16 Plus) £28.45 £26.65
Child (4-15 years) £17.00 £16.05
Family of Four* £90.90 £85.40

Natural History Museum Ice Rink Until Jan 9 2011, Natural History Museum

Lanky girl had a lovely time skating under the stars with friends for my birthday in November, ending with some lovely mulled wine. Definately recommended.


Children (12 and under): £8.50 peak / £8 off-peak

Adults: £13 peak / £11.50 off-peak

Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children): £36 peak / £31 off-peak

Tower of London Ice Rink Until Jan 9 2011, Tower of London




Adults : £12.00 £10.00
Child (under 16) £8.00 £7.50

Winter Wonderland Ice Rink Until Jan 4 2011, Hyde Park

Winter wonderland in Hyde Park is London’s biggest open air ice rink. It is also one of the prettiest places to skate. Only 2 days left to enjoy it though!


Adult tickets from £10
Child tickets from £8
Family tickets from £28
Ice Guides from £30

Fancy a bit of culture?

First Wednesday’s 5th Jan 2011, Various locations in West London

For all you culture vultures,” join West London’s cultural spaces with a series of art and design launches, exclusive collaborations and one-off events on the first Wednesday of each month, when Notting Hill’s creative spaces get together to promote greater cultural communication and exchanges. With many of the area’s galleries and design studios keeping their doors open until 9pm, you won’t be stuck for ways to spend your evening”.

See for more information.


Football Free Weekend!

In Events, Festival, food, In London on June 18, 2010 at 11:58 am

Don’t fancy watching the football…well this weekend you are spoilt for choice for things to do. This weekend there are festivals, street parties and even a carnival… FUN!

For foodies

Taste of London – 17th – 20th June 2010 – Regents Park.

You can still buy tickets for Saturday and sunday! Taste of London is your chance to sample culinary delights from London’s best restaurants. Now in its seventh year, look out for demonstrations from great chefs like Heston Blumenthal and Giorgio Locatelli at the Taste Theatre, and an extraordinary range of quality food and drink from around the world.

For more information please visit – Standard tickets cost £22.00

For Music Lovers

Spitalfields Summer Festival – 19th-26th June 2010

Spitalfields festival is the East end version of the proms and is bound to have something that everybody will want to hear. “Music from old and new contemporaries – from Monteverdi to Xenakis, Allegri to Clementi”


Royal Academy of Music Baroque Orchestra & Chorus performance of Handel’s Saul.

For more information please visit:

For the family

Covent Garden Market 180th Birthday weekend Celebrations. 18th -20th june

Covent Garden is hosting a three-day party this weekend for the Market Building’s 180th anniversary. The celebration kicks off today with the cutting of a giant birthday cake big enough for 2000 people. Children and adults will be able to take part in workshops throughout the weekend to learn singing, juggling, acrobatics and more. And there will be entertainment from street performers.

For more information please visit

The event is free!

More to follow……

Lanky is Back! Check out what is on this week!

In Events, Film, In London, Music on January 21, 2010 at 10:21 am

As we enter the third week of the new year many of us are counting the pennies until payday. There are many of events taking place this week and most of them are under 10 pounds.

Rich Mix – Jan 18th – 23rd – Voice Of Freedom Festival

Voices Of Freedom is a five day festival celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King jr and the inaugaration Barak Obama through film, music and performances. The festival will begin with a screening of Director Spike Lee’s Film Malcom X starring Denzel Washington on 18th January. Next in the lineup is a reading from critcally accliamed novelist Ben Okri from his book Tales of Freedom. On the 19th January Elizabeth Mansfields play Univited will be performed, a touching play telling the stories of refugees from all over the world. The festival ends with music from Deny Baptiste a Mobo award winning saxophonist who will perform a piece inspired by Martin Luther King’s speech “I have a Dream”.

For more information visit tickets cost 10 pounds.

Olympia – 23rd to 24th Jan – The Diet & Fitness Show

A new year often heralds the beginnings of a new diet or fitness regime. Olympia conference and event centre will be hosting this years Diet and Fitness Show where you can go for advice on all things healthy. The show will include cookery demonstrations and seminars and information on the latest diet and exercises to hit the market.

For more information please visit tickets cost £10 pound in advance.

Things to do a plenty!

In Events, Film, In London on October 23, 2009 at 4:10 pm

This week has gone by so fast, I still can’t believe that it is friday! This week you will be spoilt for choice for things to do in London.

Here are my suggestions for the next week:

The Times BFI 53rd London Film Festival – 14th -29th October 2009

Still five days left to a take part in events, workshops and screenings showing the best in film from around the world.

Lanky’s recommendations are :-

An Education

an_education_02Starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Saarsgard, An Education is a coming of age tale based on the Memoirs of Lynn Barber. Set in Post war London, An Education tells the story of a young girl who becomes seduced by the lifestyle of a sophisticated older man.

Fantastic Mr Fox
Fantastic_Mr_Fox_2Sure to appeal to adults and children alike, George Clooney voices the character of Mr Fox in this animated version of Road Dahl’s much loved tale.


Click here to download the Festival Programme.

For information please visit

The Original London Ghost Festival 23rd-31st October 2009

frontposterLondon paranormal is putting on a week long of spooky events leading up to Halloween. Check out the haunted history walk on Oct 26th and take part in Cabinet War Rooms ghost watch on Oct 31st. Muahoohhaahhaaha!

For more information check out


The Affordable Art Fair – Battersea Park – 22nd -25th October 2009

EdgarModern415x425This year is the 10th Anniversary of the Affordable Art Fair and promises to be better than ever. If you think that buying art is only for the rich then think again. Artwork at the fair can be bought for as little as 50 pounds. There is also an education programme running with a chance to take part in printmaking and sculpture.


Tickets cost 12 pounds and can be bought at the door. Under 16’s go free.
For more information visit

The Metro Ski & Snowboard Show 21–25 October 2009

29The Metro Ski & Snowboard Show celebrates the alpine experience and hosts a range of new features along with some returning favourites. Whether you’re an experienced rider or a first timer the show has a range of interactive features to entertain, inspire and amaze. Indulge in the mountain experience and rediscover your passion for snow.

Tickets vary from 9 to 13 pounds. For more information please visit

The Wine Show, Islington Design Centre, 21st-25th October 2009

wineglassFancy yourself as a wine connoisseur? Or maybe you don’t know your Merlot from your Chablis? Either way don’t miss out the UK’s biggest wine show this weekend. Highlights are wine tasting in the Coutts Private Cellar, a talk by renown wine expert Oz Clarke and relaxing in the East Room Bar & Lounge.

For more information please visit

After a long Hiatus Lanky is back!

In Events, In London on October 12, 2009 at 3:51 pm

Firstly I should apologise for the lack of posts. Since starting University I have been rushed off my feet, and have been suffering blog procrastination! So apologies if you’ve been checking back and have been disappointed by lack of activity.

Anyway here are a few things to keep you busy in the next week:

Frieze Art Fair Oct 15th- 18th Regents Park

frieze_2008_homeFeaturing over 150 contemporary art galleries from across the globe, the Frieze Art Fair is back again! Housed in the lovely Regent’s Park, Frieze is the only place to view work by the most exciting and emerging names in art.


Check out for more information and ticket prices.

Zoo Art Fair Oct 16th- 18th Shoreditch

Zoo2009_venueFancy youself as part of the in crowd? Then head down to the Zoo Art fair in Shoreditch. Housed in the former Nicholls and Clarke Building on Shoreditch High Street. Zoo is the younger and hip alternative to the Frieze fair showcasing the work of 50 commercial and non-commercial arts organisations all under six years old. Who knows? You may spot the next Damian Hirst.

Tickets cost ten pounds. Check out more information.

The Learning Revolution Festival – throughout October – Various places in UK

fol_logoIf you’ve always fancied trying something new, don’t miss out on all the fabulous events that will be happening across the UK as part of The Learning Revolution Festival. From Alternative therapies to painting to dry stone walling, there is something for everyone to try.

To check out what is happening in your area visit

Bored continued…

In Events, In London on September 17, 2009 at 11:23 am

Next week:

Placeholder-image_0The London Design festival – 19th September – 27th September
Looking for inspiration? The festival running in its seventh year will be a vast array of creative events exhibitions, and installations taking place across London. “Essentially it is an annual event established to celebrate and promote London as the creative capital of the world”.

For more information visit

 ldwLondon Digital Week – 21st -27th September
“A week of conferences, workshops, meet-ups, presentations, networking, parties and exhibitions bringing together the digital-orientated industries in and around London under one umbrella event”.

For more information visit

Must attend events are:

D&AD Annual Launch Party – 22th September- 7-10pm
A chance to party, take advantage of the free food and drink and see the launch of the best in design, advertising and creative communication 2009.
Tickets are free but space is limited, add your name to the guest list by contacting
For more information visit
Shesays –  23rd September, 7-10pm
Why aren’t there more women working in the digital industry? Shesays are a bunch of industry professionals putting on events to help change this. In this free event they will be discussing ways to get into the industry. It is also a chance to network and ask any questions you have whilst having a bit of a drink and nibble.
For more information visit

 Regent Street Festival – 27th September 12-8pm

This year’s festival theme is birthdays and will see Regent Street and rgnfestAbsolute Radio celebrate by hosting a joint birthday party.The traffic free event will see the Madness perform an exclusive special gig which will be broadcast live from Absolute Radio at 6pm. The event will be in aid of Cancer Research UK.
Thousands of cupcakes will be served at 3pm to celebrate and outside Hamley’s there will be plenty to keep the kids occupied from face painting to a birthday tea party. For adults there will be a fashion show, street performances and a chance to sample a cocktail or two.
For more information visit


In Events, In London on September 17, 2009 at 11:05 am

This post was inspired by friends of mine who claim to be bored. How can you be bored living in the most cosmopolitan, culturally diverse city in Europe!

After doing a bit of research I have found that there are plenty of things happening in the next week to keep you from twiddling your thumbs.

This Weekend:

events_h1St Pancras – Foodie Fortnight – 16th-25th September
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a Gastronaut you will be happy to hear that St Pancras station is turning itself into a food lover’s paradise.The 10 daylong event will see chefs like Richard Corrigan, Giorgio Locatelli rustling up delicious treats, as well as offering expert advice. There will be masterclasses to prepare everything from sausages to sushi and the opportunity to sample different champagnes and whiskies.
You will also be able to see the launch of The Sourced Market giving you the chance to replicate some of the food you have seen prepared using the finest ingredients all locally and seasonally sourced., with 10% off of course.
For more information visit

LondonOpenhouseOpen House London – 19th – 20th September
Love Architecture? This weekend 700 of London’s most revered buildings will be throwing open their doors to the public for free. The vast majority of buildings are on a turn-up-on-the day basis. However, due to limited capacity or the nature of the site, certain buildings require pre-booking. Free copies of the programme will be available from libraries in participating London boroughs.
For more information visit
skyrideMayor of London’s Skyride – 20th September -10am – 4pm
Dust off that old bicycle in the garage and this weekend join the thousands of cyclists who will be taking to the streets to take part in the Mayor of London’s Skyride. This hugely popular event will see many of London’s most famous streets closed to traffic giving you a safe route to see many of London’s famous landmarks.
For more information visit