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THINGS TO DO IN LONDON

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October 2012 Sept – 6 Jan 2013 Ritual & Revelry: The Art of Drinking in Asia British Museum www.britishmuseum.org

Oct – Jan 6 2013 Renaissance to Goya: Prints and Drawings from Spain www.britishmuseum.org

Until Sat 4 Nov 2012 Battersea Cats & Dogs Home Tours of areas that are usually Of limits to the public www.battersea.org.uk


November 2012 Mughal India Art, Culture and Empire 9 Nov – 2 April 2013 British Library www.bl.uk North American Landscape: Kew at the British Museum Until 25 Nov 2012 www.britishmuseum.org Charles Dickens A Southwark Childhood Until Sat 25 Nov 2012 www.southwark.gov.uk/cumingmuseum The Lord Mayors Show and Firework Display Sat 10 Nov 2012 11am – 2pm Fireworks 5pm www.lordmayorsshow.org


December 2012 Carnaby Christmas Lights 8 Nov 2012 – 6th Jan 2013 www.carnaby.co.uk

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland 2012 23 Nov – 6 Jan 2013 www.hydeparkwinterwonderland.com

31 December 2012 New Year’s Eve Celebrations Trafalgar Square & The South Bank

25th December 2012 at 9am Serpentine Swimming Club Annual Peter Pan Cup Race in Hyde Park. Race starts on South Bank of Lake close to Serpentine Cafe. www.serpentineswimmingclub.com


January 2013 10-17 Jan London International Mime Festival www.mimefest.co.uk 16 -20 Jan London Art Fair Business Design Centre, Islington www.londonartfair.co.uk


February 2013 10 Feb Chinese New Year Festival Chinatown & New Year Festival www.londonchinatown.org Mid Feb Imagine Children’s Literature Festival Southbank Centre 17 Feb – 4 March Lichtenstein: A Retrospective Full-scale retrospective of this artist in over twenty years Tate Modern www.tate.org.uk


March 2013 12 March Poulters Pancake Day Race City Livery companies race – tossing pancakes as they go – in full regalia Guildhall Yard www.poulters.org.uk 14-24 March 27th BFI London London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival BFI Southbank www.llgff.org.uk 23 March-28 July David Bowie is..... David Bowie is will feature more than 300 objects that include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs and Bowie's own instruments. Victoria & Albert Museum www.vam.co.uk 31 March Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race, The 159th outing for Varsity rowers On the Thames, Putney to Mortlake www.theboatrace.org


April 2013

Sunday 14 April Primrose Hill Vintage Fashion Fair in London large selection of Vintage Clothes, Accessories and Textiles www.vintagefashionfairlondon.co.uk 15th – 17th April 2013 London Book Fair Earls Court Exhibition Centre www.londonbookfair.co.uk Sun 21st April 2013 London Marathon www.virginlondonmarathon.com Late April Camden Crawl Carnival style Arts Festival www.thecamdencrawl.com


May 2013 Sat 4 – Mon 6th May Breakin’ Convention Jonzi D’s terrific three day festival of contemporary street dance info@breakinconvention .com

23 – 25 May Chelsea Flower Show Royal Hospital. Chelsea www.rhs.org.uk


June 2013 Early June Beating Retreat A pageant of military music and precision marching, beginning at 7pm www.army.mod.uk 14-24 June Hampton Court Palace Festival Two weeks of adult-orientated rock, world and folk concerts. www.hamptoncourtfestival.com 1st June Epsom Derby Epsom Racecourse www.epsomderby.co.uk 18-24 June Royal Ascot Ascot Racecourse www.ascot.co.uk 26 June – 1st July Opera Holland Park www.operahollandpark.com


June 2013 Early June Spitalfields Festival Classical music, walks and talks. www.spitalfieldsfestival.org.uk 8-9 June Open Garden Squares Weekend Private Gardens opened to the public www.opensquares.org

Mid June Wireless Festival Three nights of rock and dance acts in the lovely Royal Park www.wirelessfestival.co.uk

Mid June Trooping the Colour The Queen’s official birthday parade Horse Guards Parade, St James’ www.trooping-the-colour.co.uk


July 2013

Early July Pride London A huge annual gay and lesbian parade Oxford Street to Victoria Embankment www.pridelondon.org 1st July– 24 August War Horse-The New London Theatre One Man, Two Guvernor-The Royal Haymerket www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

12-14 July Lovebox Weekender Top quality weekend music festival Victoria Park, Bethnal Green www.lovebox.net

Mid July Chap Olympiad The likes of the Umbrella Jousting are fiercely contested- in Victorian attire Bedford Square Gardens, Bloomsbury www.thechap.net Mid July - Mid Sept The Proms London’s finest classical music festival www.bbc.co.uk/proms


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