Saturday, January 16News For London

Tag: London culture

Why has a cold chill blasted UK’s Black Friday?

Business, Culture, LifeStyle, London, shopping
Black Friday conjures up images of hordes of customers pushing through shop doors to fight for bargains. But this year, many stores remained nearly empty as the holiday-shopping season kicked off. https://twitter.com/mfarris_CA/status/935188620381745153 https://twitter.com/jackgevertz/status/933978804355256321 I went to St. George’s, the big shopping mall in Harrow, and found it seemed no more busy than usual. Is Black Friday not attractive now? Mohammad Hussain, security guard of St. George’s, said: “People are getting used to Black Friday and starting to realize Black Friday is not what they think it is. I guess that’s why this year there are less people here compared to last year. Last year was slightly busier because Black Friday is a little newer then.” Trick or Treat
Sea Cadets commemorate the Trafalgar Battle

Sea Cadets commemorate the Trafalgar Battle

Culture, educational video games
Sea Cadets from across the UK gathered in London to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar on behalf of the Royal Navy. Over 300 Sea Cadets around the country had physical displays for the public in the Trafalgar Square. Student volunteers coming from different places in UK gathered here showing the outcome of their incredible commitment, skill and talent the Sea Cadets nurtures in them. According to the organiser of the Sea Cadets charity: “Most volunteers here are students being sent over to our charity by their parents to be nurtured as future Navy, they are trained every weekend and we organise them having physical training displays here in Trafalgar Square every year.” Students in different age show their training outcome on the day including parading and square exercises which
London Comic Con, the costume party for UK cosplayers

London Comic Con, the costume party for UK cosplayers

Culture
Thousands of UK cosplayers flock to London comic con, the biggest comic con event in the UK and only UK based one comic con exposition. London Comic Con was held at Excel London last week. UK cosplayers crowded 11 exhibitions, lawns and the square of Excel London. Cosplay fans dressed themselves as their favorite characters from films, games and cartoon. Fans prepared classic gestures and mimicked their favorite characters for photography. Visitors were able to see imagery figures in real when walking, eating and even on the tube.           Some cosplayers grouped by small studios went into team for dancing performance and also brought professional photography groups for comic con event, while some only came to the event for personal...

Valentine’s Day: The dreaded D-day

Culture
Valentine's Day is a holiday we all love to hate and for the single people out there, this day is usually the dreaded D-day. For all the singles out there, Westminster world has you covered this weekend. There are a plethora of events going on in London that you can partake in without feeling smothered by couples in love everywhere on this day Nowadays, though, Valentine's Day is a chance for the singles to relish in being happily alone. Known as the Singles Awareness Day, people everywhere can find ways to celebrate this holiday by engaging in 'non-valentine' related plans and hanging out with fellow single friends. 1. Alternative V-day This is an event exclusively for the women out there looking to feel empowered in their single livelihood. Hosted at the Moth Club in Hackne