Monthly Archives: May 2013

Royal Academy of Art’s Summer Exhibition opens this month

London's museums and galleries are always a veritable treasure trove for art lovers. This summer sees the launch of several major exhibitions, including a celebration of Johannes Vermeer at the national gallery and a landmark LS Lowry show at Tate … Continue reading

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Celebrate 60 years of the Queen at Westminster Abbey

Though Queen Elizabeth II inherited the throne from her father King George VI in 1952, it wasn't until June 2nd 1953 that the young monarch was officially crowned at Westminster Abbey. This means the 60th anniversary of the Queen's coronation … Continue reading

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Not long left to see To Kill a Mockingbird at Regent’s Park

Spending a few days at a hotel in London is always an excellent opportunity to enjoy the dramatic arts, with the city being home to no end of world-class theatres. Now that Britain is blessed with sunnier weather, it's even … Continue reading

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See the UK’s top circus performers compete in London

The Udderbelly Festival has been delighting London audiences for five years, offering an intoxicating blend of comedy, cabaret, circus and music in a giant, upside-down purple cow venue that graces the South Bank every spring. This year Udderbelly has been … Continue reading

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See West End performances for free next month

With a host of amazing musicals running at any given time, there's more on offer in London's West End than any tourist can fit into a single weekend. However, next month they'll have a rare opportunity to approximate this undertaking … Continue reading

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Harry Potter’s animal actors come to London

Ever since the release of the first Harry Potter film in 2001, audiences around the world have been enthralled by the boy wizard's spectacular cinematic saga. The eight-strong series is the jewel in the crown of the modern British film … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream opens at the Globe

Since Shakespeare's Globe opened in 1997, fans of England's greatest playwright have had the unique opportunity to see his works performed in an exact replica of the Jacobean theatre where they debuted four centuries ago. The most recent such production … Continue reading

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See a pop-up park at Battersea Power Station

Most tourists staying in central London hotels will be familiar with the iconic facade of Battersea Power Station, one of the capital's most famous buildings. For the next couple of weeks, however, those paying a visit to the site will … Continue reading

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Walk London this bank holiday weekend

Tourists who'll be staying in London hotels over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend might not anticipate getting much serious walking done, expecting instead to travel between the capital's many attractions via the London Underground or its famous bus network. However, … Continue reading

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London Symphony Orchestra comes to Trafalgar Square

Fans of classical music staying in luxury London hotels this bank holiday weekend are in for a treat, with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) returning to Trafalgar Square to play a completely free open-air concert. The inaugural BMW LSO Open … Continue reading

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Les Miserables at the Queen’s Theatre

The legendary production of Bounlil and Schonberg’s Les Miserables which is an acclaimed, long running musical and a global stage sensation is continuing at the Queen’s Theatre. The classic production has been seen by more than 60 million people in … Continue reading

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National Portrait Gallery announces choir in residence

Many tourists staying in London's luxury hotels will hope to see some of the capital's exquisite art galleries and hear some of the world-class musicians who call the city home. Now, the National Portrait Gallery intends to give visitors the … Continue reading

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