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October in London 2015

London hosts the final of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium on 31st October 2015, the Frieze Art Fair draws the world's most influential...

 
 
September in London 2015

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August in London 2015

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November in London 2015

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London Markets

Bustling, busy and full of life, the capital's markets are an integral part of London. They are great for bargain hunting with all sorts on...

 
 
November in London 2012

Bonfire Night lights up the sky of London, Stephen Fry stars in the Twelfth Night and Frankie Boyle brings his razor sharp tongue and...

 
 
January in London 2015

Cirque Du Soleil perform at the Royal Albert Hall, The Nether transfers to the West End and James McAvoy gives us something to look...

 
 
Alternative Afternoon Tea in London

Afternoon Tea is one tradition that London has perfected and there are countless venues serving finger sandwiches, dainty cakes and buttery scones. But, for...

 
 
July in London 2015

A National Portrait Gallery exhibition on film star and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn, Bastille Day and the open air Somerset House Summer Series are some...

 
 
Top London Musicals

The West End has always been the world's most exciting theatre scene and the musical is the cornerstone of its success. From long-running shows to...

 
 
Best Gastropubs in London

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London 2015: Fringe Theatre (July-December)

Battersea Arts Centre brings a new arts space to the iconic Battersea Power Station, Caryl Churchill's 'A Number' is at the Young Vic where...

 
 
Restaurants for Kids in London

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London 2015: Fringe Theatre

Punchdrunk return with their biggest production yet and Zoë Wanamaker stars in Hugh Whitemore's play Stevie. Rachel Halliburton looks at the best Fringe theatre in...

 
 
London 2015: Mainstream Theatre (July - December)

The stages of London's major theatres are graced with the presence of a raft of big stars and compelling new productions in the second...

 
 
London 2015: Mainstream Theatre (January - June)

From big name productions such as Benedict Cumberbatch's Hamlet to political plays like The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse, Rachel Halliburton explores the best...

 
 
London 2015: Small Museums (January - June)

Waterloo, forensics, cartoons and plants are among the varied subjects that will feature in exhibitions in London's small, specialist museums in 2015. [Click here...

 
 
London 2015: Major Museums (July - December)

From animals and space to fabrics and jewellery, London's major museums have a diverse programme of exhibitions in the second half of 2015. Here...

 
 
June in London 2015

Taylor Swift, The Who and Barbara Hepworth come to London in June 2015 when annual favourites the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and the Serpentine...

 
 
May in London 2015

Bend It Like Beckham goes from screen to London stage in May 2015, just one of the LondonTown top picks of the month. ...

 
 
April in London 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen and Enda Walsh adapts Roald Dahl's The Twits for the Royal Court in April 2015....

 
 
March in London 2015

Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty comes to the V&A in March 2015, Sam Smith plays two sell-out shows at the O2 Academy Brixton and Emma...

 
 
February in London 2015

Maxine Peake, Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Stevenson make February 2015 a strong month for new theatre in London. Beatles musical Let It Be is...

 
 
London Bus Tours

Be part of a great London tradition and ride through the city in an open-top red bus. Open-top bus tours are an unbeatable way...

 
 
London Walking Tours

London can seem a very elusive city when you are zipping across it on tubes or buses. Going by foot can be a great way...

 
 
London Swimming

When temperatures rise in the summer there's only one place to really cool off - London's outdoor pools and lidos. Whether it's athletic lengths or lazing and sunbathing, a watery...

 
 
Wimbledon Themed Events in London

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Where to Watch Wimbledon in London

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Easter Egg Hunts

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Summer Events in London for Families

Find out the best family friendly events this summer, from the LolliBop Festival to the City of London Children's Parade featuring over 1,000 children. Plus...

 
 
London Summer Food Festivals

London boasts a year-round programme of food festivals that provide a treat for all palates. However, the summer months are the ideal time to...

 
 
Summer Music Festivals in London

With an abundance of capital based festivals grappling for your attention, there is no need to trek out to the countryside for your summer...

 
 
Father's Day Events

From an immersive experience of The Empire Strikes Back and James Bond exhibition to art and free pints for dads, London is a great...

 
 
The Proms

The Proms takes over the Royal Albert Hall each summer bringing some of the best classical musicians to London and the 2015 season, which...

 
 
Best Afternoon Tea in London

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Summer Theatre in London

London's stages play host to award-winning theatre shows all year round but the warmer months bring another realm of opportunities, with the streets and...

 
 
St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Behind the striking red brick facade that Sir George Gilbert Scott fashioned for the Midland Grand is a 5-star hotel, with a spa, pool,...

 
 
Grosvenor House

Overlooking Hyde Park, the Marriott-owned Grosvenor Hotel is home to Richard Corrigan's flagship fine dining restaurant, the JW Steakhouse, and the Bourbon bar which...

 
 
The Egerton House Hotel

Some five star hotels can seem a little stuffy and impersonal, but not Egerton House where "we've been expecting you" is the kind of...

 
 
London Art Fairs

London is home to 22 specialist art fairs which showcase a huge variety of works, including museum quality pieces, and attract thousands of international...

 
 
Al Fresco Food Spots in London

Sun dappled terraces, rooftops with a view, private walled gardens and riverside balconies, wherever you are in London you're never more than a few...

 
 
Best Playgrounds in London

Take the kids to the best playgrounds in London - they're fun, they're outdoors and they're free. Set sail at the pirate playground and find...

 
 
Top London Attractions for Families

From Madame Tussauds to the London Dungeon, London has some great attractions for families. Find out where to take the kids on the weekends and...

 
 
London Zoos and City Farms

From giraffes to guinea pigs, all creatures great and small live in London. Head to the city's zoo, farms and animals habitats to get...

 
 
Family Friendly Events in London

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Summer in Greenwich

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Summer Art in London

We run through all the best art exhibitions coming to town this summer - from Barbara Hepworth at Tate Britain to the annual Summer...

 
 
A Traditional London Picnic

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November in London 2014

Bonfire Night lights up the London skyline in November and the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland signals the start of the Christmas season. ...

 
 
May in London 2014

With bank holidays top and tailing May there are two long weekends to enjoy. Highlights of the month include a star turn from actress Fiona...

 
 
London Food Festivals

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October in London 2014

The Frieze Art Fair draws the world's most influential art buyers to Regent's Park in October, Rembrandt comes to the National Gallery, the BFI...

 
 
September in London 2014

The London Design Festival, 100% Design and London Fashion Week all return to the city this September. Open House Weekend gives nosy Londoners the...

 
 
Easter Family Fun

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August in London 2014

Plenty of sunshine is needed in London this August with a strong supply of al fresco events on the line-up - from the vibrant...

 
 
London's Quirky Events

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Easter Events

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Easter Eating

Chocolate eggs, hot cross buns, simnel cake, fish on Good Friday and roast lamb on Sunday; food plays an important part of the Easter weekend...

 
 
June in London 2014

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy play ex-lovers in Starlight, the LIFT Festival brings more than 30 events across town, and the team behind London...

 
 
April in London 2014

Justin Timberlake returns to the O2 for his first solo performance since 2007 and the Bank of England Museum reopens with the Curiosities from the...

 
 
Church Services

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Top London Chocolate Shops

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St Patrick's Parade & Festival 2015

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Boating Lakes in London

The success of Team GB's Olympic rowers in 2012 led to the restoration of Victoria Park's boating lake - and the East London park now...

 
 
Historic Houses in London

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Historic House Museums in London

Over the centuries, London has been home to some of the world's most famous writers, politicians, poets, artists and scientists. A number of these have...

 
 
Essential London Shopping Guide

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Top London Shops

Discover what makes London style so special with a trip to one of the capital's top shops. From famous department stores to grand food halls,...

 
 
Top London Clubs

Occupying former theatres, railway arches, factories and warehouses, many of London's major clubs started out as illegal party venues, and Londoners are used to...

 
 
Free Outdoor Spaces in London

Enjoying the delights of one of the capital's many parks has to be top of the list when it comes to free stuff to...

 
 
Best British Restaurants in London

Us Brits love a good traditional dinner, whether it be a hearty Sunday roast, a warming pie and veg or simply a scrumptious portion of...

 
 
Dance Venues in London

Whether you're big on ballet, wild on waltz or fanatical about foxtrot, London's vast array of dance venues offer a rich programme of events. ...

 
 
Mother's Day Presents

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Best Pancake Restaurants in London

Whether you're hankering for a traditional lemon and sugar crepe or an American stack drizzled with maple syrup, London has something for you this Pancake...

 
 
September in London 2012

September plays host to the world famous Last Night of the Proms as well as the Mayor's Thames Festival on the same day so expect...

 
 
February in London 2015

Maxine Peake, Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Stevenson make February 2015 a strong month for new theatre in London. Beatles musical Let It Be is...

 
 
Food of Love

London has a web of wonderful places to buy posh wine, posh chocs and posh nibbles to create the perfect romantic ambience behind closed doors....

 
 
London 2014: New Openings

A new indoor theatre at Shakespeare's Globe, the British Museum's £135 million extension, and Heston Blumenthal's new restaurant at the brand new £2.5 billion...

 
 
London 2014: Classical Music, Ballet, Dance and Opera

Placido Domingo stars in a new production at the Royal Opera House; the English National Opera stages new productions of Otello and The Gospel According...

 
 
London 2014: Small Museums

London's smaller museums vary from grand, quasi-nationa, institutions filled with historic items that shape world-class collections to tiny rooms crammed with false teeth or old...

 
 
Autumn 2013 on London's South Bank

From theatre and film premieres to live music events and stand-up comedy, London's South Bank has got a fantastic programme lined up for autumn 2013....

 
 
August in London 2013

Plenty of sunshine is needed in London this August with a strong supply of al fresco events on the line-up - from the vibrant...

 
 
May in London 2013

Theatre is a hot ticket in May with the opening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Simon Russell Beale in The Hothouse and the...

 
 
December in London 2014

In the final month of the year London boasts a suitably festive line up, with the annual Great Christmas Pudding Race and Santa Run...

 
 
London West End Shows this Christmas

With both Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice launching musicals in London this Christmas - plus two wonderful Roald Dahl adaptations and one noteworthy...

 
 
Christmas Events and Attractions in London

There's never a dull moment in London town, and this Christmas there are plenty of weird and wonderful activities to keep you entertained. So,...

 
 
Christmas Sweets and Treats in London

Calling all sweet tooths. Tis the season to overdose on sugar and not feel terribly guilty immediately after scoffing sessions begin. Luckily enough, London...

 
 
Christmas Toy Shopping in London

From dolls houses to rocking horses, to ipads and Wiis, London's toy shops are brimming with all sorts of magical gifts to bring smiles aplenty...

 
 
Buy Christmas Decorations in London

Half the fun of Christmas is dressing up...not just yourself but your home. Whether it's cool chic, snug sparkle or a winter wonderland you're after,...

 
 
Santa's Grottos in London

Everybody has fond childhood memories of visiting Santa's grotto for the very first time.This Christmas you can treat your kids to the same, as...

 
 
London Christmas Markets and Fairs

Wrap up warm and head out to one of London's magical Christmas markets and festive fairs where shopping can be a fun day out...

 
 
Family Christmas Shows in London

There are some wonderfully creative shows for families to enjoy this season. From classic fairytales and modern dramas, through to the utterly ridiculous, there's...

 
 
London 2014: First World War

London has been remembering the outbreak of the First World War for much of 2014, and there will be no let-up in the second half...

 
 
Christmas Ballet and Dance in London

For a truly unforgettable Christmas experience, check out one of the beautifully festive ballets taking place in London this winter. ...

 
 
London Ice Skating

Ice Skating in London is a time-honoured tradition that has been drawing in the crowds since the world's first artificial ice rink (known as...

 
 
London Firework Displays

London's skyline will be set ablaze this November with firework displays all across the capital. Here LondonTown.com lists the biggest, loudest and best displays....

 
 
London Halloween Tours

The streets of London make for some of the best Halloween events every year, as age old myths and creepy legends come to life for...

 
 
Halloween Food

Unless you're a brain-guzzling zombie or sweet-guzzling trick or treater, Halloween most likely won't conjure up images of fine dining. But London Town has...

 
 
London's Halloween for Kids

Some of the Halloween events taking place in the capital can be a bit too much for young ones (and some old ones). Thankfully,...

 
 
January in London 2014

Shakespeare's Globe's brand new indoor theatre opens with The Duchess of Malfi, Sam Mendes directs King Lear at the National, and Abi Morgan makes...

 
 
Autumn 2014 in London's Bloomsbury

Ming treasures are revealed at the British Museum and the Wellcome Collection opens its new gallery with 'The Institute of Sexology, just some of...

 
 
Autumn 2014: Royal Opera House

The Royal Ballet opens its autumn season with Kenneth MacMillan's Manon and Christopher Wheeldon's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland returns for Christmas. Highlights for The...

 
 
Autumn 2014 at London's South Kensington Museums

South Kensington's Victoria and Albert Museum puts Constable in the spotlight and the Science Museum opens its brand new Information Age, just some of...

 
 
Children's Theatre in London

Keep your little ones entertained with a trip to London's family friendly theatres, many of which are dedicated entirely to children. ...

 
 
Autumn 2014 in London's Greenwich

Home to London's largest live music venues, the capital's only planetarium and the last surviving tea clipper, Greenwich boasts a number of great venues and...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2017

The first art'otel in the UK opens in Hoxton, just one of the exciting new hotels to open in London in 2017. ...

 
 
August Bank Holiday in London

Once again the Notting Hill Carnival tops the billing in the long list of great things to do in London over the August bank holiday....

 
 
Buckingham Palace Summer Opening

In 2014 visitors to Buckingham Palace, The Queen's London residence, can see a special exhibition on 'Royal Childhood' as part of the Summer Opening...

 
 
July in London 2014

The mighty Monty Pythons come to London's O2 in July when summer festivals Lovebox, Wireless and British Summer Time return and, on Monday 7th...

 
 
London 2014: Fringe Theatre

The centenary of the start of World War I has prompted three fascinatingly different responses on London's fringe this year, says Rachel Halliburton....

 
 
London 2014: Small Museums

Many of 2014's most intriguing exhibitions will take place at London's smaller museums, says Peter Watts....

 
 
Top London Attractions

London is one of the culture capitals of the world and is brimming with exciting things to see and do. Take a breathtaking trip...

 
 
March in London 2014

March is a big month for music, with Ellie Goulding, The Wanted, Drake and Tinie Tempah all performing live in London. Plus, the Designs...

 
 
November in London 2013

London starts getting festive in November with the opening of Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland, Syon Park's Enchanted Woodland and the Harrods Christmas Grotto. Fashion's...

 
 
Children's Theatre in London

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Restaurants for Kids in London

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October in London 2013

A long awaited exhibition on former Bauhaus teacher Paul Klee takes place at Tate Modern this October and the Frieze Art Fair draws the world's...

 
 
February in London 2014

Tate Modern hosts the first major retrospective of Richard Hamilton, one of Britain's most influential 20th Century artists; the Natural History Museum looks back at...

 
 
September in London 2013

The Commitments musical makes its world premiere in London this September while The London Design Festival, 100% Design and London Fashion Week all return...

 
 
Chinese New Year in London

Chinese New Year celebrations in London attract around 300,000 people and extend beyond Chinatown into the city's cultural institutions and lighting up the London...

 
 
London 2013: Major Museums

From 'blockbuster' exhibitions to specialist shows, there's something for everyone in London's main museums in 2013, writes Peter WattsEvery year, a list...

 
 
What's New in London 2013

The View from The Shard gives London its highest public viewing platform, the former Olympic Park re-opens as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the...

 
 
London 2013: Year Ahead Preview

From the 64,192 events scheduled for 2013 we've selected the best cultural, sporting and oddly eccentric happenings for our new 244-page London...

 
 
January in London 2013

January in London sees Rupert Everett reprise his role as Oscar Wilde, Sinéad O'Connor perform her new works and Alt-J, the band of 2012,...

 
 
December in London 2013

The year draws to a close with a suitably festive line-up including Santa Run, the Great Christmas Pudding Race, Christmas Past and The Nutcracker....

 
 
February in London 2013

The Shard, Western Europe's tallest building, finally opens its viewing platform this month to offer spectacular views of the city and its surrounding areas....

 
 
Christmas Shopping in London's Top Department Stores

A trip to one of London's top department stores can be far more worthwhile than your average trawl of the highstreet. Many spoil their customers...

 
 
London's Top Autumn Musicals

The Commitments, Tim Rice's first musical in ten years and new Lloyd Webber musical Stephen Ward debut in London this autumn, find out which...

 
 
London Parks

With eight stunning Royal Parks, around 110 square kilometres of parkland and gardens with over six million trees, London is one of the greenest...

 
 
Best Autumn Theatre in London 2013

Vanessa Redgrave, Jude Law, David Walliams and David Tennant are just some of the well-known stars gracing the London stage this autumn. Highlights include...

 
 
Opera and Classical Music Venues

London has a wealth of concert halls where you can here the best classical music and opera from all over the world, in venues...

 
 
Prince George Alexander Louis Windsor's London

On Monday 22nd July 2013, Prince George of Cambridge, the third in line to the throne, was born at Saint Mary's Hospital, London, to...

 
 
London's Summer Theatre 2013

Helen Mirren, Simon Russell Beale and Daniel Radcliffe are just some of the A-list stars appearing on the London stage in summer 2013. Head to...

 
 
July in London 2013

The Coronation Festival celebrates 60 years since the Queen was crowned and the first stage of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens this month....

 
 
Bastille Day in London

Between 300,000 and 400,000 French citizens live in the British capital so you can expect a big party on Bastille Day, Sunday 14th July...

 
 
London Museums: Late Openings

For those of you who are too busy at work during the week and always occupied on the weekends, then try one of London's...

 
 
Summer 2013 on London's South Bank

Home to the world's largest single-run arts centre, the centre of Shakespearean theatre and a specialist cinema, London's...

 
 
June in London 2013

With the arrival of the summer comes a generous serving of free entertainment in the capital - Scoop at More London, the City of...

 
 
London Museums and Galleries

London is home to over 300 museums and galleries, making it the epicentre of culture and collections in the northern hemisphere. From the world's...

 
 
London Film Festivals

From cinematic blockbusters to cult classics and intriguing shorts, London is constantly rolling out the red carpet for the silver screen. ...

 
 
QEIICC: Nearby Hotels

Situated in central London, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre is close to a number of great London hotels. So, be sure to make the...

 
 
QEIICC: Nearby Dining

Located in the heart of Westminster, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre is surrounded by a whole range of restaurants, all within a ten...

 
 
QEIICC: Things To See

LondonTown.com's guide for things to do and see around the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - from the historic Houses of Parliament to the...

 
 
Summer 2013 at The Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre is the largest multi-purpose, cross-genre performing arts centre of its kind in Europe and one of London's cultural heavyweight venues. Find...

 
 
April in London 2013

April's highlights include the display of 250 extraordinary images as part of the world premiere of Sebastião Salgado's 'Genesis', plus an impressive display of...

 
 
London 2013: Anniversaries

With bicentenaries for Wagner and Verdi, 100 years for Britten, 80th birthdays for both Yoko Ono and Sir Michael Caine, and a...

 
 
London Exhibition Centres

London is one of the largest and wealthiest cities in the world. Fantastic transport links to Britain and Europe, luxurious hotels, wonderful nightlife, and...

 
 
Best London Comedy Clubs

If you're on the hunt for giggles then you're in the right place for London boasts a rip-roaring array of comedy clubs and meccas...

 
 
Best Chain Restaurants for Families in London

The great thing about chain restaurants is that you always know what you're getting. Same menu, same decor, same winning formula. That's something children appreciate...

 
 
What's New in London 2012

Tate Modern expands with the Oil Tanks, Balthazar tops a bumper year for new restaurants in London and The Shard becomes Europe's tallest building......

 
 
Halloween in London

The fright fest of Halloween is upon us, when ghouls, ghosts, witches and warlocks come out to spook the living and the living dress up like the...

 
 
London Family Restaurants

London is renowned for its restaurants but hasn't always had the best reputation for its affection towards children. Don't let that put you off. If...

 
 
Restaurant for Kids

Some of London's fussiest diners are also the littlest ones and it's a tricky task pleasing every member of a hungry family at once. When it comes...

 
 
What's New in London 2011

In 2011 Jay Jopling opens his third - and largest - White Cube art gallery in London, Canteen pops up in Covent Garden and American...

 
 
London Ceremonies and Traditions

The euphoric reaction to the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in 2012 underlined just how much we Londoners love our pomp and ceremony. London is steeped in...

 
 
Dickens in London

Charles Dickens brought Victorian London to life and his acute depictions of the capital are ones that often still ring true today, writes Felix...

 
 
London Hotels in Films

London has been a favourite location for movie directors past and present, from Alfred Hitchcock to Woody Allen. Gangster films, crime dramas, atmospheric thrillers...

 
 
March in London 2013

Michael Caine, one of the capital's favourite Londoners, is celebrated this March with an exhibition for his 80th birthday and the 75th anniversary of...

 
 
Free London Museums

From the big-hitters to the small, specialist sites, London's crammed full of museums, most of which are free to all. Interactive displays, tours and,...

 
 
Free London Galleries

From the big-hitters to the small, specialist sites, London's crammed full of museums, most of which are free to all. Interactive displays, tours and,...

 
 
Best London Cafés

England is renowned for its love of tea but London is gradually gaining respect as a great place to uncover, experience and indulge in artisan...

 
 
London Palaces

The monarchy is a constant source of fascination and intrigue for London visitors. Ever since William the Conqueror used Westminster Abbey for his coronation...

 
 
In the Footsteps of the Royal Wedding

An estimated one million people took to the streets of London on Friday 29th April 2011 to celebrate Kate and William's wedding day. Relive the...

 
 
London's Boroughs

London is a city with 33 small 'cities' within it, each has their own governments, schools, centres, suburbs, and sense of identity. Find out more...

 
 
London Entertainment Venues

Sometimes the sheer scale of London can be overwhelming, not to mention the bewildering choice of entertainment. But don't fear, help is at hand....

 
 
Food of Love

There's really no need to pretend to be having fun with countless other couples and a two-hour time limit in a restaurant this year....

 
 
London 2013: Classical Music, Ballet, Dance and Opera

It's not so much Back to the Future as Back to Futurism this year, says Rachel HalliburtonThree major celebrations of music from...

 
 
London 2013: Best Comedy Shows

London-based stand-up comedian James Mullinger talk us through his highlights of hilarity for the coming 12 monthsMicky Flanagan is the latest comic...

 
 
London 2013: Town Houses

The interior of Apsley House, known as 'Number One London'; Syon Park in southwest London - the...

 
 
December in London 2012

London's landmark year draws to a close with a host of festive happenings including the Great Christmas Pudding Race, Santa Run and the Peter...

 
 
October in London 2012

October brings the annual Frieze Art Fair to town. Joan Rivers takes the stage at the Royal Albert Hall where Prince Charles attends the...

 
 
August in London 2012

August is a month of party fuelled activities in London, kicking off with The Great British Beer Festival and ending with the South West...

 
 
June events in London 2012

June in London is... strawberries and cream in SW19, the Open Gardens weekend, Polo in the Park and Royal Ascot. And in 2012 the...

 
 
May in London 2012

The Chelsea Flower Show and the Open Air Theatre in Regent's Park get London's summer season in full swing in a month which begins...

 
 
March in London 2012

With winter on the way out, March's Ideal Home Show and the Country Living Fair are great occasions for a spring clean. Elsewhere, the Affordable...

 
 
February in London 2012

It's Valentine's Day on the 14th February - but there's plenty more going on this month besides, from the high octane drama of Six Nations...

 
 
London 2013 | The Annual

Our 242 page guidebook to the best events in London in 2013 ...

 
 
TOWN | The Annual

Our 180 page bumper book of the best events in London in 2012 ...

 
 
Jubilee Weekend

Over 1,000 boats assemble for the Thames Jubilee Pageant, a highlight of the June weekend Diamond Jubilee celebrations to mark the Queen's 60 years...

 
 
London Markets

Although buying the stuff is going to cost you hard cash, wandering around one of London's colourful markets is free and fun. Browsing stalls, taking...

 
 
Diamond Jubilee Events

In 2012 The Queen celebrates 60 years since she came to the throne and London is marking her Diamond Jubilee with a special programme...

 
 
Paralympic Torch Relay, Mascot & Emblem

Four separate flames lit in Britain's four capital cities will come together at Stoke Mandeville before a 24-hour relay travelling 87 miles and involving...

 
 
Questions and Answers

Are there any tickets left? Why are there two football events? What is Murderball? Why are there 15 different 100m finals? Can wheelchair racers complete...

 
 
Paralympics Ceremonies

A vast Opening Ceremony entitled 'Enlightenment' kicks off the London 2012 Paralympic Games on Wednesday 29th August before a 'Festival of Flame' Closing Ceremony...

 
 
Opening Ceremony: Wed 29th August

The London 2012 Paralympic Games get under way with an opening ceremony directed by British creative talents Bradley Hemmings and Jenny Sealey MBE....

 
 
London Paralympics Travel

"The last thing any spectator wants is a sprint finish to get to the venue in time," says transport minister Norman Baker. Too true:...

 
 
Day 14: Fri 10th August

Four years after crashing out in Beijing, Shanaze Reade is a contender for gold in the women's BMX while in the Olympic Stadium it's time...

 
 
Day 15: Sat 11th August

The busiest day of the Games will see 32 gold medals dished out with the likes of Mo Farah, Tom Daley and Caster Semenya...

 
 
Where to Watch Olympics

If you want to watch the Games in London and you don't have a ticket, or you need a meeting point before or after...

 
 
Day 9: Sunday 5th August

Usain Bolt faces stiff competition from fellow Jamaican Yohan Blake in the race to be crowned the fastest man on Earth....

 
 
Torches & Mascots

Both the Olympics and Paralympics are preceded by nationwide Torch Relays while Wenlock and Mandeville are London 2012's official mascots. ...

 
 
London Olympics Travel

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Free London Galleries

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London 2012 News

Keep abreast of all the latest exciting happenings in the frantic build-up to the Olympics and Paralympics this summer with our regularly updated news...

 
 
London for Lovers

Chelsea Physic Garden Snowdrop Days Chelsea Physic Garden, SW3 4HS 4th February 2012 - 12th February 2012 See the snowdrops at the historic botanical gardens and enjoy a...

 
 
January in London 2012

The London Bike Show ExCel London Exhibition Centre, E16 1XL 12th January 2012 - 15th January 2012 Thanks to Mayor of London Boris Johnson setting up his bike...

 
 
February in London 2012

Van Dyck in Sicily: Painting and the Plague, 1624-25 Dulwich Picture Gallery, SE21 7AD 15th February 2012 - 27th May 2012 A highlight of the Dulwich Picture Gallery's...

 
 
March in London 2012

Harry Potter Studio Tour Warner Bros Studio Tour London, WD25 7LS 31st March 2012 If you or your family are fans of the hugely successful Harry Potter film...

 
 
London Calendar 2015

Find out the best London 2015 events with our comprehensive guide to the top entertainment in the city throughout the year. From January through to December, 2015 is packed with unmissable events - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
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    Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street
    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £97  24% off
    Seven Dials, WC2H | 3 minutes from Child
    In the middle of Covent Garden, the Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street (formally the Mountbatten) is perfect for those wanting to be in the heart of ... More
     
     
     
    Kingsway Hall Hotel London
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £90  41% off
    Great Queen Street, WC2B | 3 minutes from Child
    Well-equipped, comfortable rooms await guests to this elegantly modern hotel in the heart of Theatreland. Set yourself up for the day with a hearty breakfast or ... More
     
     
     
    Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley
    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £76  33% off
    Bloomsbury Way, WC1A | 4 minutes from Child
    Set in the heart of the West End, Thistle Holborn - The Kingsley is well positioned with the British Museum very close by and the entertainments ... More
     
     
     
     
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    Blackout II
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    51 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Child
    Blackout II is one of London's premier stores for all vintage clothing and accessories. Two floors of stylish and fun period clothing and accessories for men ... More
     
     
     
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    Unconditional+
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    16 Monmouth Street, Seven Dials, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Child
    Philip Stephens' Unconditional label - popular with celebrities like Brad Pitt, Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz and David Beckham - is now available at Unconditional+, the label's ... More
     
     
     
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    Calvin Klein
    London > Shopping > Clothing
    120 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Child
    The underwear at Calvin Klein is unembellished, simple and delicately stylish. Still missing out the lavish lace and frivolous frills of other lingerie shops, CK ... More
     
     
     
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    Lola's Cupcakes, Covent Garden
    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
    14-18 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Child
    Sweet to taste, cute to look at and made with natural ingredients, Lola's Cupcakes can hold their own when it comes to the coveted title of ... More
     
     
     
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    Natural Shoe Store
    London > Shopping > Shoes
    21 Neal Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Child
    These are shoes that stay resolutely the same whatever the trends. The designs reflect the name, with comfort as the watchword - most are ergonomic and ... More
     
     
     
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    The Tea House
    London > Shopping > Specialists
    15 Neal Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Child
    Neal Street's famous Tea House sells more than 100 different type of teas from all around the world as well as various teapots, crockery and accessories. ... More
     
     
     
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    War Horse
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 13th February 2016
    New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Child
    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
     
     
     
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    The Winter's Tale
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th October 2015 to 16th January 2016
    Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 7 minutes from Child
    Two years in the making, actor and director Kenneth Branagh presents a five-play, year-long season at the Garrick Theatre in 2015. Launching the season, this reimagined ...More
     
     
     
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    wonder.land
    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 27th November 2015 to 30th January 2016
    National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, SE1 | 13 minutes from Child
    A brand new musical inspired by Alice in Wonderland, wonder.land is Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini's hotly anticipated musical take on Lewis Carroll's much admired ...More
     
     
     
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    Top Secret Comedy Club @ The Africa Centre
    London > Entertainment > Live Music
    170 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Child
    This new Covent Garden alternative to the West End tourist traps has welcomed the likes of filthy San Franciscan Scott Capurro and TV favourite Andi Osho. ... More
     
     
     
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    New London Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Child
    Although this site has been an entertainment venue since at least the mid-19th century, the New London Theatre only opened its doors in 1973, making it ... More
     
     
     
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    Shaftesbury Theatre
    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    210 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Child
    A large and appealingly shabby Edwardian theatre which has produced almost a century of successful popular theatre and musicals. The most notorious of these was probably ... More
     
     
     
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    London Film Museum Covent Garden
    London > Attractions > Museums
    45 Wellington Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Child
    The London Film Museum, located on the site of the Theatre Museum in the original Flower Cellars in the heart of Covent Garden, is the second ... More
     
     
     
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    Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
    135 Flitcroft Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Child
    Elms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in ... More
     
     
     
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    London Transport Museum
    London > Attractions > Museums
    Covent Garden Piazza, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Child
    After a two-year, £22 million refurbishment the London Transport Museum reopened on 22 November 2007 revealing more exhibition space than before. The museum travels back through ... More
     
     
     
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    Kulu Kulu
    London > Restaurants > Japanese restaurants
    51-53 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | Same location as Child
    Kulu Kulu is a good example of a typical sushi bar, a great place to go for sushi whether you’re a novice or an experienced fan. ... More
     
     
     
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    The 10 Cases
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    16 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Child
    Ian Campbell and Will Palmer's first restaurant venture comes to London in the shape of The 10 Cases, a bistro in Covent Garden. Set out over ... More
     
     
     
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    The Poetry Cafe
    London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
    22 Betterton Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Child
    The Poetry Cafe is a friendly cafe/bar/restaurant with live poetry performances. Quaff coffee in the company of artists, lyricists, poets and performers as the delicate strains ... More
     
     
     
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    English [Out There!]
    London > Education > English Language Courses
    10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from Child
    English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
     
     
     
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    Saw Swee Hock Student Centre
    London > Education > Universities and Colleges
    1 Sheffield Street, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Child
    The award-winning Saw Swee Hock Student Centre, designed by Irish architects O'Donnell + Tuomey and awarded the RIBA London Building of the Year Award in 2014, ... More
     
     
     
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    Courtauld Institute of Art
    London > Education > Arts and Drama
    Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 8 minutes from Child
    The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
     
     
     
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    The Hospital Club
    London > Leisure > Arts Centres
    24 Endell Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 1 minute from Child
    Before it was a hip private members' club designed specifically for the creative industries - complete with bar and dining rooms, cinema, TV and recording studios ... More
     
     
     
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    Thai Square Spa
    London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
    25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Child
    Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
     
     
     
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    The Sanctuary
    London > Leisure > Fitness
    12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Child
    This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
     
     
     
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    Philomena's Irish Bar
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    40 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 2 minutes from Child
    Philomena's is an Irish themed bar and sports cafe on Great Queen Street, just two minutes walk from Covent Garden tube station. A great place to ... More
     
     
     
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    The Marquess of Anglesey
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    39 Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 3 minutes from Child
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    The Princess Louise
    London > Nightlife > Pubs
    208 High Holborn, Covent Garden, London WC1V | 4 minutes from Child
    The flagship London pub of Yorkshire's oldest brewery, Samuel Smith, the Princess Louise has been carefully restored to her original Victorian layout complete with snugs, removed ... More
     
     
     
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    Lowlander Beer Cafe
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    36 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 1 minute from Child
    The reputation of the Benelux breweries precedes them and this themed bar captures the flair of Dutch cafe culture too. The impressive row of shiny silver ... More
     
     
     
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    Detroit Bar
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    35 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Child
    Covent Garden "style" bar serving cocktails and a chilled out, trendy vibe. Considered to be one of London’s original “style” or “concept” bars, despite being on the ... More
     
     
     
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    The American Bar at The Savoy
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Savoy, Strand, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 2 minutes from Child
    During The Savoy's £220million refit the American Bar was barely touched, ensuring it stayed true to its traditional, sleek design that is synonymous with the iconic ... More
     
     
     
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    The Congress Centre
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 5 minutes from Child
    Based at Congress House, the headquarters of the Trades Union Congress, the Congress Centre offers several meeting and conference rooms for hire within an architecturally-renowned Grade ... More
     
     
     
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    St Martins Lane Hotel
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 6 minutes from Child
    To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
     
     
     
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    Sir John Soane's Museum
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn, London WC2A | 6 minutes from Child
    An appealingly higgledy-piggledy treasure trove of artefacts, the extraordinary Sir John Soane's Museum elegantly located on Lincoln's Inn Fields is well worth an exploratory rummage. Lurking ... More
     
     
     
     

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    War Horse
    War Horse
    Theatre | Until 13th February 2016 

    New London Theatre 1 minute walk from Child

    This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New ...More

     
    Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
    Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
    Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

    Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from Child

    A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

     
    Royal Opera House Backstage Tours
    Tours | Until 31st December 2015 

    Royal Opera House 2 minutes walk from Child

    Home to The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, the magnificent Royal Opera House opens its doors for unprecedented access ...More

    Splendour
    Splendour
    Theatre | Until 26th September 2015 

    The Donmar Warehouse 2 minutes walk from Child

    Artistic director of the Donmar is celebrating strong and interesting women with her 2015 theatre programme. The second half of ...More

     
    Memphis The Musical
    Memphis The Musical
    Theatre | Until 31st October 2015 

    Shaftesbury Theatre 3 minutes walk from Child

    Beverley Knight and Killian Donnelly star in Joe DiPietro and David Bryan's Memphis the Musical set in the underground nightclubs ...More

     
    Tamburlaine The Great
    Theatre | Until 12th September 2015 

    Tristan Bates Theatre 4 minutes walk from Child

    Lazarus Theatre Company presents Christopher Marlowe's fierce and ferocious play which follows Tamburlaine and his thirst for power. The crown ...More

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

    Theatre Royal Drury Lane 4 minutes walk from Child

    Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

     
    Stomp
    Stomp
    Theatre | Until 21st December 2015 

    Ambassadors Theatre 4 minutes walk from Child

    Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody ...More

     
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
    Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2015 

    London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Child

    See what's going on under our streets when Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story brings a five metre high, walk-through installation of ...More

     
    The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
    The Prize for Illustration 2015: London Places & Spaces
    Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

    London Transport Museum 4 minutes walk from Child

    Selected by a panel of judges from over 1,000 submissions, these 100 shortlisted entries by illustrators and students of illustration ...More

     
     
     
     
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