London 2012 Festival

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 9TH SEPTEMBER 2012

ADDRESS
Trafalgar Square, Central London, Westminster, London WC2N 5DS 
 
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Dates:
21st June 2012 until 9th September 2012
 
PRICES
Tickets go on sale in October
 

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London 2012 FestivalThe culmination of the Cultural Olympiad will be the London 2012 Festival, which runs in venues and open spaces all over the capital from 21 June 2012 - Midsummer's Day - until 9 September 2012 - the last day of the 2012 Paralympics. During the 12 weeks, leading artists from all over the world will descend upon London to be a part of the UK's biggest ever festival. Celebrating both the Olympics and Paralympics through dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, film and digital innovation, the London 2012 Festival will feature commissions from the likes of dancer Akram Khan, actress Cate Blanchett, director Mike Leigh, artist Tracy Emin, the singer Damon Albarn and the late painter Lucian Freud. Whether you're into circuses, carnivals, fashion, opera, African music, sculpture, Shakespeare, dance or the paintings of David Hockney - to name but a handful of bases - there'll be something for you in a programme which boasts more than 1,000 events and which will reach an estimated audience of 10 million people. And while some major events will be ticketed, the majority will be free and easily accessible for everyone, adding to the party atmosphere and feel-good vibe of the Games. Like the trickle-down effect Team GB hopes to have on the sporting aspirations of the entire nation, the London 2012 Festival intends to leave a lasting legacy for the arts in the UK for many years to come.

For more information please visit www.london2012.com/festival.

 

About Trafalgar Square

Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the capital, the heart of the nation, and, at one time, the heart of an empire that controlled three fifths of the world. More about Trafalgar Square

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LondonTown.com - London 2012 Festival Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Charing Cross Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
5 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Blackfriars Railway Station
 
21 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Q-Park Trafalgar
 
2 minutes walk
 
St Martins Lane NCP
 
4 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring London 2012 Festival on LondonTown.com

 
January in London 2012

David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture Royal Academy of Arts, W1J 0BD 21st January 2012 - 9th April 2012 Seven years' worth of David Hockney's work are exhibited...

 
 
February in London 2012

Lucian Freud Portraits National Portrait Gallery, WC2H 0HE 9th February 2012 - 27th May 2012 More than 100 of Lucian Freud's realist portrait paintings are shown in this...

 
 
June in London 2012

London 2012 Festival Trafalgar Square, WC2N 5DS 21st June 2012 - 9th September 2012 The culmination of the Cultural Olympiad will be the London 2012 Festival, which...

 
 
July in London 2012

Big Dance Sadler's Wells Theatre, EC1R 4TN 7th July 2012 - 15th July 2012 The biennial Big Dance festival is back, turning London into the dance capital...

 
 
Going Out

David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture Royal Academy of Arts, W1J 0BD 21st January 2012 - 10th April 2012 Seven years' worth of David Hockney's work are...

 
 
What's on in London 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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The Trafalgar Hotel London
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £131  23% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 1 minute from London 2012 Festival
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  37% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from London 2012 Festival
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £69  31% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 1 minute from London 2012 Festival
A visually stunning building, The Grand at Trafalgar Square is a quintessential London hotel, located within the restored landmark Northumberland House - formerly the Victoria Hotel. ... More
 
 
 
 
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet ...More
 
 
 
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 17th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from London 2012 Festival
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 11 minutes from London 2012 Festival
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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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London 2012 Festival
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of Charing ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near London 2012 Festival

The best museums, galleries, attractions near London 2012 Festival
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Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as London 2012 Festival
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
 
 
 
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The Fourth Plinth
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as London 2012 Festival
The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square remained empty after its completion in 1841 - it was designed for an equestrian statue of one of Britain's Colonial ... More
 
 
 
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Nelson's Column
London > Attractions > Sights
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1Y | 1 minute from London 2012 Festival
Master tactician, inspirational leader, patriotic martyr, Admiral Lord Horatio Nelson is one of England's great heroes. His Nelson's Column statue is at the very heart of ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London 2012 Festival
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Godiva
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
28 Haymarket, Soho, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from London 2012 Festival
Belgium's finest export, the first Godiva was opened in Brussels approximately 75 years ago by master chocolatier Joseph Draps and named after the legendary Lady Godiva. ... More
 
 
 
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Massimo Restaurant and Oyster Bar
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
10 Northumberland Avenue, 10 Northumberland avenue, , Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from London 2012 Festival
Adding another notch to his London portfolio, David Collins has designed the exquisite Massimo restaurant within the grand 5 star Corinthia Hotel London in Whitehall Place. ... More
 
 
 
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Albannach
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
66 Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from London 2012 Festival
Scotland combines some of the finest ingredients in the world with some of the most atrocious cooking, but this Scottish-themed bar-restaurant is trying to change all ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
62-65 Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from London 2012 Festival
Pret a Manger sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome ... More
 
 
 
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Education near London 2012 Festival

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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 13 minutes from London 2012 Festival
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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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 17 minutes from London 2012 Festival
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 18 minutes from London 2012 Festival
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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London 2012 Festival gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from London 2012 Festival
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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So SPA Sofitel St James
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
6 Waterloo Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from London 2012 Festival
Opened in July 2009, So SPA by Sofitel is a stunning relaxation space - all marble and modern design - housed within the Sofitel St James ... More
 
 
 
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The best pubs near London London 2012 Festival.
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from London 2012 Festival
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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The Clarence
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
53 Whitehall, SW1A | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
Gastropub... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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London 2012 Festival clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 1 minute from London 2012 Festival
Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace. This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, the Trafalgar Hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Vista
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 1 minute from London 2012 Festival
This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Contemporary Art Bar & Cafe
London > Nightlife > Bars
12 Carlton House Terrace, The Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
The Institute of Contemporary Art on The Mall (just down the road from the Queen's pad) is a great place for a trendy drink after taking ... More
 
 
 
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Institute of Directors - IOD
London > Business > Venue Hire
116 Pall Mall, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 3 minutes from London 2012 Festival
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 

Trafalgar Square events

 
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn CockKatharina Fritsch: Hahn CockKatharina Fritsch: Hahn CockA 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the Fourth Plinth in the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square. German artist Katharina Fritsch says of her 'Hahn/Cock' sculpture that it is a comment on male posturing but also a symbol for regeneration, awakening and strength. Fritsch is known for 27th January 2015Saturday 31st January 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Sculpture | PRICING  Free  
DATES  25th July 2013 to 31st January 2015
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the Fourth Plinth in the north-west corner of Trafalgar Square. German artist Katharina Fritsch says of her 'Hahn/Cock' sculpture that it is a comment on male posturing but also a symbol for regeneration, awakening and strength. Fritsch is known for ... More about this event
 
Maslenitsa FestivalMaslenitsa FestivalAs part of a week long programme of events happening across London to celebrate Russian music and culture, Trafalgar Square once again welcomes a line-up of traditional and contemporary Russian song and dance to the main stage alongside children's activities, free entertainment and live demonstrations of traditional Russian crafts.12th February 2015Thursday 12th February 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Maslenitsa Festival
event > Shopping > Fetes & Fairs - Fairground | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 12th February 2015 - 1.30pm-7pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
As part of a week long programme of events happening across London to celebrate Russian music and culture, Trafalgar Square once again welcomes a line-up of traditional and contemporary Russian song and dance to the main stage alongside children's activities, free entertainment and live demonstrations of traditional Russian crafts.
London's Chinese New YearLondon's Chinese New YearLondon's Chinese New YearChinese New Year in London is one of the most spectacular in the West with over 300,000 people taking part in the celebrations across the capital. This year, the Year of the Sheep, Chinese New Year falls on 19th February and the London celebrations take place on the Sunday following, 22nd February 2014, with a number of activities takin22nd February 2015Sunday 22nd February 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
London's Chinese New Year
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 2nd February 2014 - 10am-6pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Chinese New Year in London is one of the most spectacular in the West with over 300,000 people taking part in the celebrations across the capital. This year, the Year of the Sheep, Chinese New Year falls on 19th February and the London celebrations take place on the Sunday following, 22nd February 2014, with a number of activities takin... More about this event
 
St Patrick's Day Parade 2015St Patrick's Day Parade 2015St Patrick's Day Parade 2015Floats representing all 32 counties of Ireland make their way through London for the St Patrick's Day Parade as over a quarter of a million people flock to the capital to celebrate Ireland's patron saint. The London parade is on the Sunday closest to 17th March - so in 2015 that's Sunday 15th March - when the procession makes its way from Green 15th March 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
St Patrick's Day Parade 2015
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 15th March 2015
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Floats representing all 32 counties of Ireland make their way through London for the St Patrick's Day Parade as over a quarter of a million people flock to the capital to celebrate Ireland's patron saint. The London parade is on the Sunday closest to 17th March - so in 2015 that's Sunday 15th March - when the procession makes its way from Green ... More about this event
 
St Patrick's Day Parade And Festival 2015St Patrick's Day Parade And Festival 2015A parade of floats and marching bands plus a food market, children's activities, music and dance.15th March 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
St Patrick's Day Parade And Festival 2015
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 15th March 2015 - 12noon-6pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
A parade of floats and marching bands plus a food market, children's activities, music and dance.
Feast Of St GeorgeFeast Of St GeorgeAn afternoon of food and free entertainment inspired by the national day of feasting.1st April 2015Thursday 30th April 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Feast Of St George
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st to 30th April 2015 - 12noon-6pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
An afternoon of food and free entertainment inspired by the national day of feasting.
International Pillow Fight DayInternational Pillow Fight DayOrganised by the Urban Playground Movement, this mass pillow fight in the centre of London invites anyone with a pillow to let off pent-up energy at the designated hour.4th April 2015Saturday 4th April 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
International Pillow Fight Day
event > Leisure | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 4th April 2015 - 3pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Organised by the Urban Playground Movement, this mass pillow fight in the centre of London invites anyone with a pillow to let off pent-up energy at the designated hour.
BMW LSO Open Air Classics: ShostakovichBMW LSO Open Air Classics: ShostakovichThe London Symphony Orchestra once again presents the BMW LSO Open Air Classics in Trafalgar Square. The free, open-air concert led by Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will this year feature works by the mid-century Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich - the full programme and date are yet to be announced. Large screens will be erected in the Squar2nd May 2015Saturday 2nd May 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
BMW LSO Open Air Classics: Shostakovich
event > Concerts > Classical - Orchestral | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 2nd May 2015
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
The London Symphony Orchestra once again presents the BMW LSO Open Air Classics in Trafalgar Square. The free, open-air concert led by Principal Conductor Valery Gergiev will this year feature works by the mid-century Russian master Dmitri Shostakovich - the full programme and date are yet to be announced. Large screens will be erected in the Squar... More about this event
Vaisakhi FestivalVaisakhi FestivalClassical, bhangra and popular music performers take to the main stage.3rd May 2015Sunday 3rd May 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
Vaisakhi Festival
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 3rd May 2015 - 12noon-6pm
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Classical, bhangra and popular music performers take to the main stage.
West End LIVEWest End LIVEThousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from West End shows.6th June 2015Tuesday 30th June 2015 Where:
Trafalgar Square,   Central London      WC2N 5DS
Category: event
Free Event 
West End LIVE
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st to 30th June 2015
VENUE  Trafalgar Square 
Thousands of people gather in Trafalgar Square to enjoy performances from West End shows.
 
 

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Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Trafalgar Square

A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the ...More

 
Maggi Hambling: Walls Of Water
Exhibitions | Until 15th February 2015 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

One of Britain's most significant and controversial painters and sculptors exhibits a new series of dramatic paintings, which have never ...More

Peder Balke
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

National Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

An exhibition of works by Norway's unsung forerunner of modernism. Peder Balke is among the most pioneering painters of 19th-century ...More

Rhapsody In Blue By Candlelight
Rhapsody In Blue By Candlelight
Concerts | On 27th January 2015 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Rhapsody in Blue by Candlelight is a sublime evening of classical music performed by Warren Mailley-Smith, one of London's leading ...More

 
Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Portraits showing men who were invested as Knights of the Order of the Garter. Established by King Edward III in ...More

Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
Exhibitions | Until 15th March 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

A display of new works including a self-portrait and a tapestry, which tie in with the artist's Channel Four TV ...More

Pictured & Seen
Exhibitions | Until 30th November 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

An exhibition exploring the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture. Co-curated by Bristol ...More

Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

Recent investigation of the portrait of Sir Arthur Hesilrige, using the latest infra-red technology, has revealed what appears to be ...More

Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits By Matthew Smith And Frank Dobson
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

This display offers the opportunity to view rarely-seen portraits by Smith showing the author Roald Dahl and the British film ...More

Keep The Home Fires Burning
Exhibitions | Until 1st February 2015 

National Portrait Gallery 2 minutes walk from Trafalgar Square

This display will cast a spotlight on the stars of the music halls, musical revues and comedies who...More

 

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

 
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From traditional suppers to comedy extravaganzas, London provides a number of options for celebrating Burns Night. So, grab a ...More

 
London Burlesque Festival
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Clubbing and Nightlife | 15th May 2015 - 31st May 2015 

Conway Hall

Madame JoJo's may have sadly closed but that doesn't mean burlesque is a dying art - for the London Burlesque ...More

 
The Art of the Brick
The Art of the Brick
Exhibitions | Until 12th April 2015 

The Old Truman Brewery

See the Mona Lisa in LEGO when you visit The Art of the Brick, a display of over 75 ...More

 
Bounce Anti-Valentine's Party
Bounce Anti-Valentine's Party
Seasonal | On 14th February 2015 

Bounce

If you're hoping to avoid red roses, slow dancing, hand holding and pet names this Valentine's Day head to Bounce, ...More

 
The Dark Side Of Love: The Valentine's Masked Ball
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 13th February 2015 

The Coronet Theatre

The eve of Valentine's Day falls on Friday 13th this year, providing the perfect opportunity to celebrate the darker side ...More

English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance
English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance
Concerts | 9th May 2015 - 13th June 2015 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

One of the most "eye-catching elements" of the ENO's 2014/15 season is Mike Leigh's The Pirates of Penzance. "Leigh's interest ...More

 
Duck & Rice
Opened End of January 2015 

Hakkasan and Wagamama founder Alan Yau opens 'Chinese gastropub' Duck & Rice on the Soho street famous ...More

Zetter Townhouse Marylebone
Opens 1st February 2015 

Mark Sainsbury and Michael Benyon's Zetter Group - which owns the Zetter and Zetter Townhouse, famous for ...More

Bleecker Street Burger
Bleecker Street Burger
Opened January 2015 

The stylish Bleecker Street Burger matt black truck has moved around town a bit - it was part of KERB, ...More

 
 
 
 
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