Showing posts from August, 2013

Things to do in Bank Holidays

Bank holidays for most of us mean a lovely long weekend when we can spend time with friends and family, doing the things we really enjoy. Most of the people decide spend this period in other countries but after reading this options below, you'll wonder why you even contemplated leaving. 1. Notting Hill Carnival Notting Hill Carnival is the biggest street festival in Europe. Every year the music bring the sounds of the Caribbean to the streets of the capital, while the food stalls are sensational and the floats in the parade dazzle the eyes. Bring a healthy appetite along to Carnival, as there are patties, curries, jerk chicken and fried plantain from the street stalls to sink your teeth into. Besides, different events are organized, from family events to late night after parties, there's something for everyone. It's taking place on Sunday and Monday this year, so if you fancy a two day celebration head on over, you won't be disappointed. 2. Camden Beach 


How Notting Hill Carnival Came About Notting Hill Carnival is the largest street festival in Europe and originated in 1964 as a way for Afro-Caribbean communities to celebrate their own cultures and traditions. Taking place every August Bank Holiday weekend in the streets of London. The Notting Hill Carnival is an amazing array of sounds, colourful sights and social solidarity. The carnival dates back to the Abolition of Slavery Act in 1833 and the first Caribbean carnival which was held in Trinidad. The carnival was a celebration of freedom which was expressed through song, dance and flamboyant costumes. This tradition continued as each year people took to the streets and as large numbers of West Indian immigrants  traveled  to the UK in the 1950s, this spectacular event established itself in London. Evolution of the Notting Hill Carnival in London The first carnival in London took place in 1959 and was held in a town hall in St. Pancras and the tradition of

New Providence Wharf !

New Providence Wharf ! The  New Providence Wharf  is a residential development in London's  Docklands , at the north end of the  Blackwall Tunnel . It was designed by Skidmore,   Owings and Merrill and is being developed by Ballymore, a property development company. It consists of a crescent-shaped block along Fairmont Avenue and Yabsley Street, plus two skyscrapers. The  Ontario Tower  has already been built but the taller Quebec Tower is apparently on hold. Residents can use some of the facilities of the adjacent  Radisson Edwardian  hotel. New Providence Wharf is a mixed-use development providing residential, hotel and leisure uses. In line with the increasing demand for facilities to serve Canary Wharf workers, the project will enliven and regenerate the area.   Providence Tower  embodies everything about creating environments in which residents can enjoy an exceptionally high standard of living. The City Rooms  have many properties to rent in N