9 Ways To Make The Most Of 2016

As of today we’re officially one quarter of the way through the year. 2016 is flying by and before we know it Christmas will be rolling around again. Eek!

If like us you started the year promising to make it ‘the best yet’ but have once again fallen back into old habits – now is the time to make it happen. Here are 9 ideas to get you started…

Throw An Olympics Party



The games may not be on home turf this year but that doesn’t mean they’re not worth celebrating. Get in the Rio spirit by inviting your pals round for Caipirinhas and a Brazillian BBQ while you watch the action.

Get Your Festival Fix



Fear not if you missed out on Glasto, there are plenty of other smaller festivals with tickets still available. Check out our six faves here

Book A City Break




Live like a local in another city for the weekend. Find the cheapest flights you can, book an Airbnb and eat and drink your way round the city. For city break inspo take a look at our guide to the hottest destinations of 2016

See The Tate’s Transformation




The Tate Modern’s ten storey annexe expansion opens in June adding 60% more floorspace, and a swanky new observation deck for ogling the impressive skyline.

Do Some DIY



With two bank holidays approaching it’s finally time to transform your house into those Pinterest dreams. Stuck for ideas? Check out our round up of the best Interior Instagrams

Pretend You’re On Safari… In London



Thanks to London Zoo’s 2016 blockbuster opening you can get up and close with lions without forking out for a trip to Africa. Their new 27,000-foot lion enclosure is part of global efforts to save the endangered Asiatic lion.

Set Yourself A Fitness Challenge



Did you start 2016 promising to finally get fit but end up spending more time on the sofa than at that spinning class? It’s not too late! To guarantee you stick to your plan, why not sign up for a fitness challenge? The Great North Run, Tough Mudder and the Vitality 10k are all good places to start.

Celebrate Shakespeare




2016 marks Shakespeare’s 400th birthday and there will be celebrations throughout the year. For example, on the weekend of Shakespeare’s birthday (23rd/24th April) a 2.5-mile stretch of the Southbank will be lined with 37 screens showing his plays.

See Your Harry Potter Dreams Come True



Second best to Rowling penning another Potter book is Rowling writing a play based upon the adult life of Harry. Yep, it’s coming to the theatre and the second batch of tickest go on sale soon. Set your alarm!