Monthly Archives: June 2013

Last chance to see Treasures of the Royal Court

Being home to the likes of the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace, London offers no end of opportunities to gaze upon the treasures accumulated by one of the world's most famous monarchies. These courtly riches once played an important … Continue reading

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Enjoy a Taste of London next week

Foodies looking to spend their midsummer with an alfresco feast should look no further than the Taste of London festival – a four-day event that comes to Regent's Park next week, transforming this delightful public space into a sizzling showcase … Continue reading

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Step into an alternative universe at the Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery's latest exhibition celebrates the work of mavericks and visionaries throughout history who've dared to depart from the accepted notions of reality – whether artists, architects, scientists or inventors. Called Alternative Guide to the Universe, this inexhaustible cabinet … Continue reading

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Manet: Portraying of Life at Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts, in an effort to make amends for 19th century artist Edouard Manet’s portraits and other works not having been explored in exhibition form before, had organized the first ever retrospective devoted to his portraiture in … Continue reading

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See Paul Gauguin works at the Courtauld Gallery

Thanks to the efforts of founder Samuel Courtauld in the 1920s, London's Courtauld Gallery is home to the UK's biggest collection of works by Paul Gauguin. From next week, art enthusiasts will be able to see the entire set thanks … Continue reading

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Embark on a science fiction tour of the Thames next week

London is well represented in fiction, having been brought to life on the page by masterful writers like Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Virginia Woolf. Now, the Museum of London Docklands is giving literary buffs a unique opportunity … Continue reading

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Enjoy a taste of Tomatina in London this weekend

Bunol is an attractive Mediterranean town in the Spanish province of Valencia, best known for being home to one of the world's strangest festivals. La Tomatina grew out of a subversive gesture made back in 1945 and has since gained … Continue reading

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GDIF returns to London next week

Whether fans of drama, dance or music, those with a taste for the performing arts should next week make their way to the Greenwich+Docklands International Festival (GDIF) – one of London's biggest annual celebrations of contemporary theatre. Since it was … Continue reading

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Hampton Court Palace Festival kicks off this week

Now that the warmer months are well and truly upon us, the prospect of enjoying live music in the open air is an attractive one. Those staying in luxury London hotels this month and seeking the most sumptuous and sophisticated … Continue reading

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One more week to see The Audience at the West End

Theatre lovers staying in London hotels this week have just a few more opportunities to catch one of this year's biggest theatrical events. The Audience, a new play directed by Stephen Daldry and starring the Oscar-winning Helen Mirren, premiered at … Continue reading

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Mamma Mia at the Novello Theatre

Mamma Mia!, the ultimate feel-good show is an ABBA musical that made its third West End move when it transferred to the Novello Theatre from 6 September 2012. It is a captivating story that takes place on a Greek island … Continue reading

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One month left to see Outsider Art from Japan

Describing itself as a "free destination for the incurably curious", London's Wellcome Collection hosts some of the capital's most fascinating and unique exhibitions. The most recent of these is Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan, which opened back in March to … Continue reading

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