Autumn & Winter in London
200 fascinating objects from Beyonce to Katy Perry and Lizzo “Surely the starriest fashion exhibition London has ever seen”. Evening Standard. Featuring ball gowns to court suits and handbags to jewellery, this fashion exhibition for 2023 draws fascinating parallels between the world of today’s red carpet and the Georgian Royal Court in the 18th century. See up close Beyoncé’s look for the 2017 GRAMMY Awards and the custom Moschino chandelier-inspired outfit designed for Katy Perry worn at the 2019 Met Gala. Contrasted with these modern-day looks, don’t miss the stunning yellow mantua on loan from National Museums Scotland, the widest surviving court gown in Britain at nearly three metres, plus the exquisite Rockingham Mantua, one of several objects from Historic Royal Palaces’ Royal Ceremonial Dress Collection.
London Zoo’s Land of the Lions habitat transports visitors from the heart of London to India’s vibrant Sasan Gir, where they can get closer than ever before to Asiatic lions. To truly capture the essence of the lions’ forest home, the Zoo’s designers visited Gujarat in India for inspiration, and rickshaws, bicycles, sacks of spices, rangers’ huts, and even a life-size truck – much of which was sourced and shipped from India – are dotted around Land of the Lions.
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Experience a scarier side to London with some of the spookiest things to do in London for Halloween, on and around 31 October. Venture into haunted venues, brave bone-chilling attractions, dare to go on special Halloween tours and find tricks and treats with gripping family events. Plan your Halloween in London with this roundup of gory ideas and horrifying activities.
The Diwali in London (DiL) committee, in partnership with the Mayor of London, brings Diwali On Trafalgar Square (DOTS) to London. DiL comprises of several diverse member organisations with representatives from a cross section of multicultural communities of India who work together in harmony to ensure the seamless running of DOTS.
Black History Month 2023: Celebrating our Sisters, Saluting our Sisters, and Honouring Matriarchs of Movements. Black women have been at the heart of social justice movements throughout history, courageously battling oppression and advocating for change. However, their accomplishments have frequently been neglected or forgotten. Black History Month 2023 offers a significant opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding achievements of black women by focusing on honouring the matriarchs of movements and saluting our sisters.
After an incredible 16 years of ice skating at the Museum, the five-acre gardens on which the rink sits will be transformed into a hub for urban wildlife.
From thrilling fairground rides and ice skating to charming Christmas markets and family shows, join in the seasonal fun at Winter Wonderland in London. This fun family event is one of the best things to do in London at Christmas. Featuring a huge selection of festive entertainment and activities, from ice skating and circus shows to a Christmas market and live music, there’s enough fun things to do to fill a whole day and evening.
See in 2024 with the spectacular London New Year’s Eve fireworks display, an event famous around the world. Hear Big Ben’s famous “bongs” ring out at midnight on New Year’s Eve in London, followed by the UK’s largest annual fireworks display near the London Eye. If you want to join in the celebrations on the night, you must have secured a ticket in order to attend.
From the New Year’s Day parade to festive activities and top attractions, there are plenty of ways to enjoy London this New Year’s Day. The highlight of the New Year’s Day celebrations in London is the New Year’s Day Parade, which features performances from more than 10,000 dancers, acrobats, musicians and entertainers in central London.
Exhibitions and Galleries
Providing the critical link between Government and the entire end-user community, International Security Expo enables security professionals from around the globe to strengthen their relationships and ensure they are fully prepared to take on current and future challenges.
Frieze London is one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs.
Rebel : 30 Years of London Fashion, Design Museum 16 September to 11 February 2024
Sponsored by Alexander McQueen. How does London repeatedly set the creative agenda? Find out in this major exhibition celebrating the city’s leading role in global fashion. Opening to coincide with London Fashion Week 2023, it will be the first display to focus solely on the radical creativity of young designers in Britain.
The first exhibition to chart how skateboards have evolved from the 1950s to now; a story of design, daring and disobedience.
Look behind the scenes of Herzog & de Meuron and immerse yourself in one of the most revered architecture firms in the world. For over 40 years, the Swiss practice has challenged our ideas of what architecture can be. They’ve reimagined the nature of buildings, from houses to hospitals. And they’ve designed projects that have transformed cities, such as Tate Modern, Laban Dance Centre, Elbphilharmonie and M+
Degas, Cézanne, Renoir, Van Gogh. We all know their paintings, but it’s their radical works on paper we put the spotlight on in this ground-breaking exhibition. In the whirl of modernity that was late 19th-century France, Impressionist and Post-Impressionist artists radically transformed the future direction of art. But it wasn’t just through their paintings. In a subtle but seismic shift, they lifted the status of works on paper – drawings, pastels, water colours, temperas, gouaches – from something preparatory that you left in a studio, to artworks in their own right.
the exhilarating new musical following the remarkable journey of The Temptations from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. TONY Award-winning choreography and Grammy Award-winning music tell a thrilling story of brotherhood, loyalty and betrayal set to the beat of the group’s most treasured hits.
In this first major West End revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s celebrated musical Aspects of Love. From the cobbled streets of Paris, through the French countryside to the splendours of Venice, Aspects of Love is a sweeping romantic story of passion, love, betrayal and heartbreak across three generations. In ravaged post war France, beautiful actress Rose Vibert finds herself homeless and penniless after her hoped-for career break play closes early. Invited to a country villa by a love struck young American, Alex Dillingham, she impulsively accepts. When unexpectedly interrupted by Alex’s distinguished uncle George, everything changes.
Olivier Award wining musical. Welcome to Hill Valley! When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself… back to the future.
Winning a record-breaking seven Olivier Awards including Best Musical Revival, this intimate and electrifying new production of Cabaret is London’s hottest ticket. In a time when the world is changing forever, there is one place where everyone can be free. Welcome to the Kit Kat Club, London. Come hear the music play. One of the most successful musicals of all time.
Due to popular demand, ELF the smash hit musical returns to London’s Dominion Theatre for a second consecutive year to play a strictly limited season.
Set the magic free with Disney’s spectacular Frozen. The award-winning musical brings to life a world of sumptuous beauty, humour and iconic music in a jaw-dropping production to melt hearts of all ages. Brought to the stage with astonishing special effects by an award-winning creative team.
Don’t miss this epic Mongolian spectacle with a haunting original score, dance and puppetry inspired by the nomadic traditions of the steppe. Mongolia’s leading theatre company comes to the UK for the very first time with a lavish production which explores the evolution of ancient Mongolian culture and features an ensemble of over 70! This gripping story is brought to life with a stunning original score, dance and puppetry, with elaborate sets and costumes all inspired by the traditional nomadic culture of the Hunnic Empire.
The magical Christmas tradition for all the family. Over 100 dancers and musicians from The English National Ballet bring Nutcracker to life with exquisite dancing, beautiful sets and Tchaikovsky’s popular score played live. Wayne Eagling’s delightful production returns to the splendour of the London Coliseum following sold out performances to over 70,000 people in 2022. Don’t miss your chance to experience its charms this festive season.
Giselle is a haunting story of innocence and betrayal – a timeless tale about the redemptive power of love. From the sunny optimism of Giselle’s idyllic village life to a moonlit world of mystery and menace, Mary Skeaping’s enthralling production features some of ballet’s most dramatic scenes and otherworldly images. Adolphe Adam’s lush, detailed score, performed live by English National Ballet Philharmonic sets the scene for an atmospheric and ultimately heartbreaking performance.
From Les Miserables and The Lion King to Hamilton, choose from all the award winning shows in London’s Theatreland. Book the best seats with an interactive seating plan for every West End venues through SeatPlan. They aggregate tickets and prices from three different suppliers to give buyers access to the best deals and widest availability across performances and price bands.
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