by Harley Nott
Attention all Foodies and Football Fans.
Two good reasons to visit London in October.
The London Restaurant Festival runs from October 1-31.
This month-long festival is a city-wide homage to great food in London, and the perfect excuse to try out some of the capital’s world-class restaurants. Enjoy great value special menus, amazing one-off chef-led events and a special series of gastronomic activities including restaurant tours and wine tasting. More information and sign up for special menus and events here.
For American Football fans with an itch to try something different, the NFL returns to London in October 2016 with three International Series Games.
The Jacksonville Jaguars host the Indianapolis Colts on October 2 at iconic Wembley Stadium – the home of English football (soccer), followed by a clash between the New York Giants and Los Angeles Rams on October 23 in the first NFL International Series match at Twickenham Stadium – the home of British rugby football. The Washington Redskins and Cincinnati Bengals round-off the series in style on October 30 in the second match at Wembley.
Looking further ahead, November 5 is a date to note ……
Firstly – it’s bonfire night. Bonfires are lit and there are fireworks displays all over London (and the UK) to commemorate the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt to blow up James I and his Parliament on 1605. The plot’s most famous conspirator, Guy Fawkes, (“The Guy”) is burned as an effigy. Although the official anniversary is on the 5th, bonfires and firework displays start up to 2 weeks before and go on for a week after the actual date. More details and history. In central London one of the biggest event is the bonfire and fireworks in Battersea Park. It’s an all ticket event – available here.
Also on November 5 the Regent Street Motor Show returns to the capital, for the largest free motor show in the UK. Head down to Regent Street between 10.30am and 4.00pm as hundreds of vehicles, showcasing 125 years of motoring history, go on display in the famous shopping street. Be wowed by a huge collection of impressive cars, motorbikes and classic automobiles dating from pre 1905 to the present day and beyond. Find out about the latest low-emission technologies, and enjoy exciting music and dance performances during the show.
Somewhere to stay in London?
Coach House Rentals has the solution. Unlike other vacation rentals services such as Airbnb, HomeAway etc. where you’re on your own, often at the mercy of the non-resident owner, Coach House Rentals provides a full concierge service from the moment you arrive at the airport to the moment you depart.
Our “service with a difference” starts with the booking process: an excellent web site – chsrentals.com, real people to exchange emails with and talk to if necessary to help you decide the best rental for you, and a safe and secure booking system – no danger of correspondence being intercepted and money being diverted to a fraudster’s account.
We will arrange a car to meet you at the airport and will be at your rental when you arrive to greet you, hand over the keys, explain how everything works and answer any questions. And during your stay we provide a 24/7 help line to call if you have any problems or have any questions about what to do and how to do it.
We a range of properties on our books ranging from simple one bedroom apartments to houses with 4 double bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. We’ve been in business since 2001 and, although we’re a small company, we have a very high reputation with 35% of our booking being repeat or recommended by friends.
One of our typical rental properties