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From the London events calendar and seasonal festivities to LondonTown.com's pick of the best venues and special occasions, keep on top of what's happening in London all year round with these comprehensive features and articles.

 
 
 
 

London Events 2016

Find the best London 2016 events with the help of LondonTown.com. Whether you want to book tickets to a West End show or visit the latest London exhibition, there's sure to be something here for you.

 
 
 
 

Afternoon Tea in London

Whether you want traditional finger sandwiches and fresh scones or a quirky alternative of burgers and milkshakes, London is the place to go for afternoon tea. Read on to discover the best places to get your afternoon tea fix.

 
 
 
 

London Dining

Indulging on great British traditions such as Sunday roasts and Afternoon Tea, London's restaurant scene serves a feast that fits all palates and occasions.

 
 
 
 

Luxury Hotels in London

From historical grandeur to cutting edge contemporary, London is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels. Whether you want to experience the historical pedigree of the Langham or Claridge's or rest your head at the trendy Chiltern Firehouse or Shangri-La, read on to discover the best luxury hotels in London.

 
 
 
 

Best for Social Sports in London

Get with the swingers: London's newest nightspots offer sport and socialising. Whether you want to play golf in a place that also has a gin palace or enjoy ping pong with your pint, LondonTown has the best places to play social sports.

 
 
 
 

Best for Simulated Sports in London

Want to ski without leaving London? Or ride without getting on a horse? LondonTown has the best places to fake it at sport.

 
 
 
 

London Al Fresco Dining and Drinking

London comes alive in summer, the heady smell of flowers, barbeques and cut grass fills the air as the city is bathed in warm sunshine. The capital is in full bloom and pavements are crowded with outdoor tables and chairs. While away a sunny afternoon drinking in an atmospheric pub, dine under the stars in an exclusive venue or simply grab a blanket and find a nice grassy spot. Follow the LondonTown.com guide to London's top outdoor tables and picknicking areas.

 
 
 
 

Film Events in London

London is one of the film industry's major centres with hundreds of films made each year in the capital. We take a look at the major film events in London - including festivals, screenings, award ceremonies and big movie premieres.

 
 
 
 

London Nightlife

Whether you want to dance the night away or enjoy a quiet drink, watch a live show or make your own entertainment, London is brimming with unique bars, clubs and live music venues that have all the ingredients for a great night out.

 
 
 
 

Theatre and Musicals in London

With a constant programme of West End musicals, renowned theatre and small fringe productions, London is one big stage and continuously sees prestigious actors and directors flocking to be a part of it. So, read on to discover the hottest ticket in town.

 
 
 
 

London Shopping

From the prestigious department stores to the bustling street markets, some of the world's most famous shopping locations can be found in London.

 
 
 
 

London Tours & Attractions

The London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the eight Royal Parks are just a few of the many great attractions in London. Be sure not to miss any of what London has to offer with the LondonTown.com guide to the best sights, walks and city tours.

 
 
 
 

London in Fiction and Films

London has been used as a setting in many films and books throughout the ages - from Dickens to Dan Brown, James Bond to Harry Potter, The Italian Job to Notting Hill. In this special feature, we look at London's continued influence on popular culture, movies and literature.

 
 
 
 

London Sightseeing Tours

Numerous sightseeing tours operate across London so you can make the most of this stunning city - whether you want to explore it by foot, on bike or boat, in an open-top bus or even in a privately chauffeured car. Comprehensive commentaries offer colourful historic and anecdotal background to bring alive the amazing sites of London, crammed with stunning architecture, iconic buildings and fascinating museums.

 
 
 
 

London Festivals

From its impressive selection of city-based music festivals to a generous offering of film and food events, London provides a feast for all the senses with its year-round festival programme.

 
 
 
 

Top London Venues

Home to world-famous palaces, museums and sporting arenas, as well as renowned entertainment venues and galleries, London is never short for sights to see and events to attend.

 
 
 
 

Summer in London

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on the rooftops, and in any other outdoor space available, London comes alive in the summer. From quirky pop-ups to family events and neighbourhood guides to outdoor eating, read on to discover how to make the most of summer in the capital.

 
 
 
 

London Conference Centres

London boasts a huge choice of world class conference centres; some are housed within historically important buildings, others are purpose-built, all are fitted with state-of-the-art technology including the latest audio and visual equipment. We've made a shortlist of the top large conference centres in central London, capable of taking up to 2,500 people.

 
 
 
 

London Airports

Landing at one of London's major airport terminals can be daunting. Travel from touch down to the city centre requires some planning. Luckily the capital is well served with buses, trains, Tubes, taxis and private transfer companies. The key is finding the right option for you.

 
 
 
 

The Proms

Highlights of the 2016 Proms include a Strictly Prom, a South American flavour in a nod to the Rio Olympics and a Prom paying tribute to the late David Bowie.

 
 
 
 

Burns Night in London 2015

From traditional suppers to comedy extravaganzas, London provides a number of options for celebrating Burns Night. So, grab a whisky and read on to discover how you can honour the Scottish bard without trekking north of the border.

 
 
 
 

Mother's Day in London 2016

Mother's Day 2016 falls on Sunday 6th March and London boasts a number of ways to treat your mum to a day of pampering. Whether you'd like to take her for an indulgent afternoon tea or book tickets to a theatre show, read through the comprehensive LondonTown.com guide to find something as special as she is.

 
 
 
 

Pancake Day in London 2016

Some see it as the beginning of Lent, others as an excuse to eat a great big pile of Nutella-coated pancakes, either way frying pans are heating up for Pancake Day on Tuesday 9th February 2016. Find out the best places to eat incredible crepes and watch flipping marvellous races on Shrove Tuesday with LondonTown's indispensable guide.

 
 
 
 

Easter in London 2016

With its two Bank Holidays on Good Friday and Easter Monday, the long Easter weekend 2016 runs from the 25th to 28th March and London has plenty of ways to celebrate the occasion. From egg hunts to church services and family fun to major exhibitions, you're sure to find a great way to spend Easter in London.

 
 
 
 

Valentine's in London 2016

Whether you're loved up, hoping to hook up, or not even looking up to acknowledge it, London is the perfect place to spend Valentine's. From hot dates and romantic walks to masked balls and anti-Valentine's parties, there's something in the city for you. So, read on and find the perfect way to celebrate Cupid's favourite day of the year.

 
 
 
 

Christmas in London 2015

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ice rinks are open and the snow is fast approaching. While the weather may be getting cooler, London's Christmas season is just warming up. This special cracker of a feature tells you everything you need to know in planning a fabulously festive month in the capital, and for a roundup of all the cultural treats on offer take a look at our December in London feature.

 
 
 
 

Autumn 2015 in London

Summer may be over but that isn't an excuse for hibernating - and why would you with London's impressive calendar of events over the coming months? Whether you're interested in exhibitions and live music or foodie pop-ups and comedy, it's sure to be covered. Read on to discover LondonTown.com's pick of the best events in London this autumn.

 
 
 
 

Halloween in London 2015

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 undead. Fake blood, fancy dress and trick-or-treat are traditional but there's plenty going on in the city if you really want to scare yourself silly.

 
 
 
 

St Patrick's Day in London 2015

Attracting more than 100,000 people to the city, St Patrick's Day in London is a big affair, with a whole host of Irish themed revelling to enjoy. Whether you want to visit the official parade and festival at Trafalgar Square or simply enjoy a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub, London as a lot to offer in celebration of the patron saint of Ireland.

 
 
 
 

London Olympics

For the third time in history, London will host the Olympic Games in 2012 four years after Beijing wowed the world. Events for the London 2012 Summer Games will take place in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London; in the River Zone around Greenwich; and in various venues dotted around Central London and its outskirts.

 
 
 
 

The Diamond Jubilee

Find out about all the Queen's Diamond Jubilee events and activities in London including the river pageant on the Sunday 3rd June weekend, the weekend when two back-to-back bank holidays give us an extended weekend of flag waving and celebrations.

 
 
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