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London’s top Christmas events

05 Dec 16 By: Lene McGuinness

London becomes a Christmas lover's dream over the festive period with an array of seasonal pop-ups, Christmas markets and heart-warming events. As one of the most visited destinations in the world, it’s no surprise that almost every corner of the capital now has its own Christmas event. From pop-up ski chalets to the ever growing Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park, we take a look at the top Christmas events happening in London this season.  


What you need to know about Planning a Summer Event

16 Jun 16 By: Lene McGuinness

It only comes around once a year, so why not make the most of the Great British Summertime with a party to remember?


Getting Ready for Easter

29 Feb 16

The long Easter weekend is set to be an extravaganza of events in London. To help you plan your Bank holiday Allens Hire have picked their top unmissable events in London.


Last Minute Ideas for your Valentine’s Event

03 Feb 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Valentine’s Day 2016 is just around the corner and the catering industry is once again preparing for some beautiful and romantically themed events to be taking place. 


Be Inspired by the Colours of 2016

15 Jan 16 By: Lene McGuinness

Pantone recently announced its colours of the year for 2016 as Rose Quartz 13-1520 and Serenity 15-3919. For the first time ever, the blending of two shades has been identified as the Pantone colour of the year. 


New Year, New Reasons to Celebrate!

08 Jan 16 By: Lene McGuinness

The New Year is now well underway, but there are still plenty of occasions to celebrate at the start of 2016. 


5 Things to Remember When Planning a New Year’s Eve Party

20 Nov 15 By: Lene McGuinness

With only six weeks to go until New Year’s Eve, it is time to finalise plans for your event – or, if you are anything like us, time to start organising it frantically! Don’t panic if you are only just starting your planning process – as long as you remember the following 5 essentials, your event is sure to be a success.


A Guide to the Coming Seasonal Events

13 Nov 15 By: Lene McGuinness

The end of the year is always a relatively busy time in terms of parties and events. With Christmas approaching, and more people in the UK beginning to celebrate Thanksgiving, the list of potential occasions you will be celebrating is most likely growing. Here at Allens Hire we provide an extensive range of furniture and catering equipment available for hire, so if you are planning an event over the next few weeks, here are some ideas for your preparation.


The Do’s and Don’ts of a Wonderful Wedding Speech

20 May 15 By: Lene McGuinness

We can’t write it for you, but we’ve collected some of our favourite tips for writing a great speech, which could help you along the way.


Five-a-Wedding-Day: Five Wedding Eats from Breakfast to Dinner & Beyond

01 Apr 15

Everybody loves a wedding, but few could argue that the day is especially fun for foodies. There are just so many great things to enjoy, from breakfast through to a wonderful three course dinner -- and of course the all important late night party snacks which provide a much needed energy boost.