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Visit Hogwarts In The Snow And 7 Other Things You Can Do In London This Year End

And a Winter Wonderland!

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Malaysia Airlines is having their Great London Giveaway, where you could walk away with one Business Class ticket to any destination you want

All you need to do is to book a trip to London during October or November! Just book your year end trip with Malaysia Airlines between now and 11 June 2018, and you might just be able to win this Business Class ticket!

Here are some of the cool things you can do in London during October and November:

1. Enjoy the best autumn scenery view at Kew Gardens

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You can't travel to London during autumn and not visit their parks for the beautiful autumn foliage. For that, you should definitely drop by Kew Gardens, located in the centre of the city. 

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Opening hours: 10am till 7pm
Entrance fee: £16 (about RM84.68)

2. Shop at any of the Autumn Markets in town

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The Christmas markets in London are not the only ones worth going - you have to check out their Autumn Markets too! Aside from the usual fresh produce stalls, there are also those selling snacks, desserts, arts and craft, and fashion accessories. 

Popular Autumn Markets include the one at North End Road, the Etsy market run by London Local, and Turning Earth. You can even catch live performances at some of these markets. 

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3. Have a slumber party during the Museums at Night Festival

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Selected museums in London participate in the twice yearly Museum at Night Festival, and the next one happening this year is on 25-27 October. There'll be evening workshops, performances, night tours, and even sleepover sessions with the dinosaurs! Every night has a different event, so you'll never get bored.

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Dates: 25-27 October 2018
Entrance fees: Check the Museums at Night website

4. Get into the Halloween spirit by joining the Ghost Bus Tour

What is Halloween without something spooky? If you're feeling brave enough, join the Ghost Bus Tour in London to experience 'the other side' of the old city. You'll be driven around in a black bus to historical sites, allegedly haunted spots, and if you're (un)lucky - some of London's famous cemeteries.

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Opening hours: Three tours daily from 6 till 9pm
Venue: Grand Hotel, Northumberland Avenue
Entrance fee: £23 (about RM121.71)

5. Pose with vintage and ultra-modern cars at the Regent Street Motor Show

The annual Regent Street Motor Show is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases the transformation of cars and motorcycles in the past 125 years. You'll get to see cars from the 1800s, vintage racing cars, and the latest sports cars from various world-famous manufacturers. 

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Date: 3 November 2018
Opening hours: 10:30am till 4pm
Entrance fee: FOC

6. Check out the Bonfire Night fireworks at the Royal Gunpowder Mills

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Also known as Guy Fawkes Day, this is the day where you'll see some of the best fireworks London has to offer. There'll be fun fairs, food festivals, live gigs, and building of the 'guy' effigies, before the fireworks display. One of the best places to watch it is at the Royal Gunpowder Mills.

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Date: 5 November 2018
Time: 2pm till late
Entrance fee: £10.50 (about RM55.55), do book ahead to get your tickets.

7. Experience an early Christmas at Hogwarts in the Snow

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Every mid-November till end January, the Warner Bros. Studio Tour will transform their popular Hogwarts set into a Christmas-themed one. Harry Potter fans will get to see how the studios create winter effects for the popular movie, and even experience the Yule Ball!

Dates: 17 November 2018 till 27 January 2019
Opening hours: 8:30am till 10pm
Entrance fee: £41 (about RM216.98), do book ahead to get your tickets.

8. Walk into a Christmas Wonderland in Hyde Park

Hyde Park will transform into a huge Christmas market towards the end of autumn. The Winter Wonderland is probably the most magical thing you'll ever experience in London every year. There'll be roller coasters, game stalls, an ice skating rink, and lots of winter treats to try. The park comes alive in the evening when all the Christmas lights are on, with live music and comedy shows at every corner.

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Dates: 22 November 2018 till 6 January 2019
Opening hours: 10am till 10pm
Entrance fee: FOC

Feel like visiting London this year end? You could stand a chance to travel Business Class for your next holiday if you book your ticket there now.

Malaysia Airlines is currently having their Great London Giveaway, where you could stand a chance to win a Business Class ticket to any of their destinations! Here's what you need to do to win this:

1. From now till 11 June 2018, head to the Malaysian Airlines website to book your KL-London flight. Your KL-London flight should fall between the travel period of 1 October till 30 November 2018

2. Fill in your personal details here and answer three questions based on the contest video. 

Then just sit back, relax, and wait for the good news!

Join Malaysia Airlines' Great London Giveaway here

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