There’s lots to do in London this Winter over the Holidays. Below is just a selection i picked from around London. Have fun. Wrap up warm and make the most of the holidays.
Have a great 2016.
The London New Year’s Day Parade 2016
LNYDP – London’s New Year’s Day Parade has evolved into one of the world’s great street spectaculars with up to 10,000 performers from across continents, hundreds of thousands of spectators, and a ‘live’ TV audience of several hundred million.
The London New Year’s Day Parade returns for its 30th time in 2016, with the theme of ’30 Magical Years’. The cherished turn of the year tradition promises to be even more spectacular than usual this year, with 500,00 spectators expected to pack London’s streets and numerous London boroughs submitting entries. Entertaining London since its inception on January 1st 1987, the parade takes around three hours to weaves its way along the 2.2 mile central London route, from outside The Ritz Hotel to Parliament Square. Expect vast, extravagant, Disney-style floats, with plenty of loud music, whistles and dancing in the street, along with marching bands, cheerleaders, street performers, clowns, acrobats, kites, colourful costumes and representatives from each of the 33 London Boroughs.
Hyde Park Winter Wonderland
The ultimate festive destination. With over 100 spectacular rides & attractions, Markets, a wealth of themed bars, cafes, restaurants and street food, plus free live music, from 10.00am to 10.00pm Open every day until 3rd January 2016. Circus Shows, Magical Ice Kingdom, Giant Wheel and so much more. Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is FREE to enter and enjoy the festive atmosphere. However you will need a ticket for Ice Skating, The Magical Ice Kingdom, Zippos Circus, the Giant Wheel and Bar Ice.
Southbank Centre’s magical Winter season returns with award-winning entertainment for all ages, pathways of twinkling lights, bustling riverside markets offering food, drinks and gift ideas, a retro roller disco and our famous Vintage New Year’s Eve Party.
MARKETS AND CIDER LODGE
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATIONS
A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party (Thu 31 Dec) With seven pop-up vintage nightclubs and exclusive views of the London NYE Fireworks.
FREE DANCE AND GIGS
Take the floor for free social dancing, including a New Year’s Day Ceilidh (Tue 1 Jan), and take your seat for free lunchtime and early evening gigs throughout the season.
Winter at Southbank Centre is supported for the third year running by Southbank Centre partner Nat West, who are raising money for local charity Evelina London Children’s Hospital. They host a special area for families and free activities for children. Find out more here.
The Horniman Museum and Gardens
Open since Victorian times, when Frederick John Horniman first opened his house and extraordinary collection of objects to visitors. Since then, the collection has grown and includes internationally important collections of anthropology and musical instruments, as well as an acclaimed aquarium and natural history collection.
Unusually for such an important museum, you can see the collection up-close and face-to-face. Visitors come time and again to explore the free museum, take part in our activities and enjoy the 16-acre gardens and discover something fascinating and mesmerizing every time.
Other Places of Interest :
Note – RE: External Links from the internet. We are not promoting any website or event, this is only for information for tenants and residents who might be looking for things to do during the holidays. We are not responsible for links to external websites that are not relevant ~ A&B TRA.
Estate Inspection Walkabout ~ Wednesday 13th January 2016
All Tenants and Residents are Invited to join us at our Next Estate Inspection Walkabout. Meeting Point is outside the Main entrance of Alden House that’s the Sheep Lane End of the Estate.
News and Information from Hackney Homes regarding our Estates. This is also on all the Notice Boards around Alden and Broadway Estates.
Date: Saturday 19th December 2015 ~~ Time: 1000-1500 hrs
Location: Safer Neighbourhood Base ~ 70 Blackstock Road N4 2DR
This event is organised and ran by the Police, who will be marking pedal cycles with a special Ultra-Violet paste which will display a unique registration number. This is then added to the National Database (www.bikeregister.com) with your contact details. This helps re-unite you and your bike if it is lost or stolen. Each bike marking kits usually costs £19.99 – at this event it is FREE.
We have noticed a increase of Homeless People around Alden and Broadway Estates, Homeless people have been using a empty bin chamber as a bed and been sleeping rough on the stairs or around the estate’s.
The TRA recommend’s residents do not let these people into the estate as many have been taking drugs or alcohol and they have been making a mess in the lifts and communal areas. If they are a nuisance dial 101 or 999 if its an emergency or you are at risk of Harm.
You should call 101 to report crime and other concerns that do not require an emergency response. For example, if:
Your car has been stolen
Your property has been damaged
You suspect drug use or dealing in your neighborhood
Report a minor traffic collision
Give the police information about crime in your area
Speak to the police about a general enquiry
You should always call 999 when it is an emergency, such as when a crime is in progress, someone suspected of a crime is nearby, when there is danger to life or when violence is being used or threatened.
Although they are homeless and some are vulnerable, there are many Hostels and Shelters and organisations that can help homeless people but some homeless people choose to be homeless themselves. The tenants and residents association recommend’s If you would like to help a street homeless person or are homeless please get in touch with Street Link. They will help to access other services as well as Winter Night Shelter. You can phone them on 0300 500 0914 or refer someone via the Street Link website.
Some use-full Links :
- Hackney Winter Night Shelter
- Crisis – Get Help
- St Mungo’s Broadway
Homeless Link – with information on homelessness services across the UK
Homeless London – for services within the capital
The Pavement magazine – offers a services listing webpage
Hackney Homes – Report Anti Social Behavior
Hackney Council – Hackney Council – Report crime or anti-social behavior
Shelter Line – Shelter’s free phone national housing advice line on 0808 800 44 44