Monthly Archives: May 2013

The Royal Mint returns to the Tower of London

For an astonishing 533 years the Royal Mint was located within the walls of one of London's oldest and most famous buildings, the Tower of London. Two centuries after the Mint relocated following a major financial crisis in the reign … Continue reading

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Buckingham Palace to exhibit The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion

Many tourists staying in central London hotels will want to pay a visit to the official residence of Queen Elizabeth II, Buckingham Palace, and while they're in the neighbourhood they can peruse the royal family's impressive art collection at the … Continue reading

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One month left for the Barbican’s Duchamp exhibition

The Barbican Centre is one of the largest arts venues in Europe. With a stunning programme of plays, concerts and exhibitions, it's a major destination for the culturally-inclined staying in hotels in London. Those interested in modern art and pop … Continue reading

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The British Library’s Propaganda exhibition starts this month

The British Library is one of the largest such institutions in the world, with an archive of over 150 million books, documents, drawings and recordings. It's also a major tourist destination for London, with an exciting programme of temporary exhibitions … Continue reading

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Herr Kettner’s Kabaret

Herr Kettner’s Kabaret will take place at the two-storey Baroque House in Soho on 28th September in which a world of hedonism and debauchery will be displayed that will remind Londoners of the time after the Great Depression and the … Continue reading

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Celebrate ‘May Day on the docks’

May Day is an ancient festival that has been celebrated across Europe for centuries, commemorating the end of a long winter and the newfound fertility of spring. While our culture has moved on some way, Britons still reap the benefits … Continue reading

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Real Food Festival 2013 hits the Southbank Centre this weekend

Every Friday and Saturday the Southbank Centre hosts a thriving food market, where visitors to this major cultural establishment can sample and purchase from stalls manned by 40 of London's best local producers. Starting today (May 3rd), the Real Food … Continue reading

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See Sylvia Plath’s Ariel performed at the London Literature Festival

Later this month, the London Literature Festival commences at the Southbank Centre. Lovers of fiction, poetry, drama and philosophy have a vast and eclectic programme of events to enjoy for the whole of the summer and to commemorate the launch, … Continue reading

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One month left to see Ice Age Art

Visitors to London have just a month left to see an exhibition "40,000 years in the making" – the British Museum's Ice Age Art, which concludes on June 2nd. Promising an unparalleled insight into "the arrival of the modern mind", … Continue reading

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Not long left to see Man Ray Portraits at the National Portrait Gallery

The American artist Man Ray is best known for his photography and the reason for this is twofold. He was restlessly experimental, producing both groundbreaking and entertaining works, but he also extensively documented the artistic circles in which he moved … Continue reading

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Enjoy family fun in Dalston this bank holiday

The May bank holiday, which falls on May 6th this year, is just a matter of days away. Those spending the long weekend in London will have plenty to see and do, including no end of events and festivals to … Continue reading

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Crystal Fighters

Formed in 2007 in Navarra, Spain, Crystal Fighters are a British/Spanish Alternative Dance band and their debut album, ‘Star of Love’ was released in 2010 in the UK but in the US it was only released in April 2012 through … Continue reading

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