While the name itself may sound quite inauspicious, Black Friday is merely the day after Thanksgiving that traditionally kicks off the Christmas shopping season in the US. In the last few years, the phenomenon has been exported to the UK, meaning Expats can enjoy great bargains from Amazon UK and Apple as well as High Street shops including GAP and Game. Video game fans can also enjoy deals from the Xbox Live and Steam stores, who will be taking part in the deals as well.
If you’re looking to keep the kids occupied leading up to Christmas, then there will be a number of great events around the city for children. The Natural History Museum has opened its ice skating rink for the Christmas season and tickets are on sale daily until 4 January 2015 from £12.65. Additionally, you can opt for the family ticket package for £36.90
You can also skate on the Southbank in the shadow of the London Eye at Eyeskate before enjoying the hospitality of the Southbank Centre’s German Christmas Market. Somerset House, Alexandra Palace, Canary Wharf, Hampton Court Palace, and the Tower of London have also opened temporary rinks. So why not make a day of it with the little ones and enjoy yourselves at one of these great locations that are rich with history?
With less than a month ‘til Christmas, it’s time to start getting into the spirit of the season so get out there and grab the bargains while you can!