Visit London Blog » special offers http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 16 Jan 2015 16:06:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Sponsored Post: Great London Offers and Discounts from VisitEngland http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/04/sponsored-post-great-london-offers-and-discounts-from-visitengland/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/04/sponsored-post-great-london-offers-and-discounts-from-visitengland/#comments Tue, 10 Apr 2012 09:46:14 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=26167 Are you planning a trip to London this year? Don’t miss out on these great offers from VisitEngland.

In the Olympic year, you can save at least 20.12% on hotels and attractions across London.

Offers include:

Go to www.great2012offers.com to find out more.

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London Special Offers: Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, Dirty Dancing Theatre Workshops and Fulham FC Tickets http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/09/london-special-offers-britain-and-irelands-next-top-model-dirty-dancing-theatre-workshops-and-fulham-fc-tickets/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/09/london-special-offers-britain-and-irelands-next-top-model-dirty-dancing-theatre-workshops-and-fulham-fc-tickets/#comments Thu, 01 Sep 2011 09:07:36 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=22690 Spent too much this summer? We’ve got plenty of money-saving offers to get you through the autumn. Learn to dance like a West End star, get your hands on £1 football tickets and go fashion crazy for a day! Here are our favourite special offers on www.visitlondon.com

Two for One Tickets to Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model Live: A great offer for a glamorous day out. Fashionista’s won’t want to miss this three-day fashion, beauty and shopping event at ExCel in October.

Two for One Dirty Dancing Theatre Workshops: You’ve seen the film and watched the live show, now it’s time to dance the dance! Pick up a few moves with dance steps and routines set to music from the successful live show (various dates throughout 2011).

Kids’ Premier League Football Tickets for £1: Enjoy a family day out at Craven Cottage as Fulham FC take on Blackburn Rovers. Kids tickets are just £1!

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Lady Gaga Shoe Comes to St Christopher’s Place http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/05/lady-gaga-shoe-comes-to-st-christophers-place/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2011/05/lady-gaga-shoe-comes-to-st-christophers-place/#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 16:00:00 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=21467

Pop into St Christopher’s Place this weekend, and you’ll be lucky enough to see this fantastic floral shoe sculpture.

It’s a replica of the skyscraper heels that Lady Gaga bought from Lungta de Fancy, who have a boutique in St Christopher’s Place.

The shoe has been lowered into the square to mark the start of “The Season” – a week of special events in the gorgeous boutiquey shopping streets in the space behind Oxford Street. There’ll be new store launches, late night openings, special offers, makeovers, champagne and sweet treats for shoppers to enjoy.

Make sure you’re there: The Season runs from 27 May to 3 June

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Le Caf̩ du March̩ Рa bit of France in Smithfield http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/06/le-cafe-du-marche-a-bit-of-france-in-smithfield/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/06/le-cafe-du-marche-a-bit-of-france-in-smithfield/#comments Fri, 25 Jun 2010 12:00:59 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=11070

Le Café du Marché is very French and it really feels like you’ve been transported across the Channel as soon as you walk though the door.  The restaurant is tucked away down a little cobbled alley off Charterhouse Square and is quite hard to find, but if you head to Malmaison hotel, you’re only moments away.

The decor is elegantly rustic – the amber coloured brick walls, white tablecloths, candles, fresh flowers and good music create a very romantic, warm ambience. On the Friday night I was there, the room was packed with well-heeled, Francophile diners, savouring impressive plates of food and sipping huge glasses of wine. Le Café du Marché clearly appeals to serious foodies, but it’s not at all stuffy. The staff are everything you would expect too – friendly, knowledgeable, and super efficient.

The concise menu features French classics and changing specials Рall using super fresh, seasonal produce. To start, I enjoyed a tarte tatin of beetroot, delicate deep purple beetroot on a light pastry disc with a spoon of cr̬me fraiche. A simple but gorgeous looking tarte that tasted sublime. Soupe de poisson, pan fried foie gras with poached egg, warm asparagus with girolles and soft goats cheese are other fabulous starters. Les plats include a dish of the day, fish of the day, several meat dishes and one veggie option. I tried the pork which was excellently cooked and intensely flavoured. My partner had the cassoulet Рa very substantial, bean and meat stew. Definitely man food. It looks like the menu is now more summery (no cassoulet), but the lighter dishes all sound equally delicious.

Le Café du Marché will be a fantastic place to celebrate Bastille Day - do book ahead though as I’m sure it will be a very popular venue. I also just noticed that there’s a special summer lunch offer on at the moment – three courses from the price of two .  I’m going back!

Fancy yourself as a Francophile foodie? Or do you think English cuisine is better? Join The Big Debate at London Restaurant Festival with Janet Street-Porter and AA Gill. By tickets here.

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Half-Price Flights on London Eye for Stranded Travellers http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/04/half-price-flights-on-london-eye-for-stranded-travellers/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/04/half-price-flights-on-london-eye-for-stranded-travellers/#comments Wed, 21 Apr 2010 12:15:25 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=8450

If you’re stuck on the ground in London due to the volcanic ash cloud, here’s some cheering news at last. Merlin Entertainments is offering stranded travellers half-price tickets to top London attractions including:

All you need to do is present your unused flight ticket (or e-ticket) and passport at the attraction’s ticket desk within two weeks of the flight being cancelled and you’ll only need to pay half the ticket price!

The offer ends on 14 May, but may be renewed if air traffic restrictions continue.

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triyoga: From Beginner to Yoga Bunny http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/03/triyoga-from-beginner-to-yoga-bunny/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/03/triyoga-from-beginner-to-yoga-bunny/#comments Sun, 14 Mar 2010 12:00:48 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=7290 London life can be hectic at the best of times but taking a class at triyoga can slow the pace and relax even the most stressed person.

Having never done a yoga class before, I have just completed an eight week beginners yoga course at the gorgeous triyoga centre in Soho and have been left truly inspired. I couldn’t wait for the class each week and my fellow yogis must have agreed as it was always full of familiar faces ready to learn.

Over the course I have learnt many core yoga poses from tadasana to shoulder stands and my personal favourite, the sun salutation. These were easy to practise at home and have prepared me for a drop-in yoga class in future. In addition, the relaxation techniques and breathing exercises will become a key part of my daily routine.

Our teacher Leela reminds us that “the purpose of yoga is to reach contentment” and I certainly discovered this throughout the triyoga beginners course and highly recommend it for its numerous physical and mental benefits.

triyoga also has centres in Primrose Hill and Covent Garden.

triyoga are offering two fantastic offers exclusively with Visit London, 20% off beginners courses when you book with a friend  and £15 for 3 classes.

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Birthday Party and Free Champagne at the London Eye http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/03/birthday-party-and-free-champagne-at-the-london-eye/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/03/birthday-party-and-free-champagne-at-the-london-eye/#comments Mon, 01 Mar 2010 12:55:08 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=6889

On Tuesday 9 March, the London Eye will celebrate its 10th birthday with a spectacular light show and party.

If you take a flight from 7pm on that evening, you’ll also be treated to a free glass of Pommery champagne.

What better way to celebrate 10 years of the iconic landmark, and see the sights of London in style!

The 10th anniversary flights are sure to be popular, so book ahead to reserve your place and receive a 10% discount.

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Check Out this Great Gymnastics World Championships Ticket Offer! http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/09/see-world-class-athletics-in-london-for-just-a-fiver/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/09/see-world-class-athletics-in-london-for-just-a-fiver/#comments Wed, 16 Sep 2009 16:14:16 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=2292 Beijing Olympic medal winner Louis Smith

This October, The O2 in London is hosting the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

And if you’re a student, you can enjoy the first day of this great event for just £5!

This fantastic offer for school and club groups is available at £5 per person on the opening day of the Championships: Tuesday 13 October.

Simply call 0844 844 2121 or visit www.ticketmaster.co.uk and quote “Schools & Clubs Promotion” to claim your discounted group tickets.

On 13 October, you can see the Men’s Qualifying Competition from 10 in the morning until 10pm. Here’s the rest of the competition schedule.

Over the course of the Championships, which run until 18 October, you’ll be able to see the following sports stars:

 The event will also bring all the top international gymnasts from countries like USA, China, Romania and Russia. The World Championships will be a good indication of which world-class gymnasts will be defending their titles at the Olympic Games in 2012.

This is a great opportunity to build kids’ enthusiasm for sport and physical education. Make sure you don’t miss it!

Visit www.worldgymnastics2009.com for more information.

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