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LondonTown.com Competitions

Welcome to the LondonTown.com competitions page, where you'll find free tickets, prizes and giveaways to some of London's most exciting and entertaining experiences. ...

 
 
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...

 
 
December in London 2015

Dress up as Santa for the Santa Run, watch hardy swimmers take part in the Peter Pan Cup, or book tickets to the heart-warming...

 
 
December in London

Dress up as Santa for the Santa Run, watch hardy swimmers take part in the Peter Pan Cup, or book tickets to the heart-warming...

 
 
September in London 2015

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

 
 
London 2015: Classical Music, Ballet and Opera (July - December)

From the Royal Opera House to the Wigmore Hall, find out the best classical music, ballet and opera in London with Rachel Halliburton's pick...

 
 
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...

 
 
Healthy Eating in London

Proving that eating out and on the go doesn't have to be a sugar and calorie laden minefield, these cafés, restaurants and markets are...

 
 
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...

 
 
London Design Festival

The London Design Festival, 19-27 September 2015, brings an excess of 300 events and seven shows to the capital. We've listed the main events,...

 
 
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...

 
 
Mother's Day Spa Breaks in London

Treat your mum to a day of pampering this Mother's Day with a visit to one of London's best spas. ...

 
 
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...

 
 
August in London 2015

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Hamlet for a 12-week run at the Barbican, the Notting Hill Carnival brings colour to W12 and SW4 brings beats...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2015

In 2015 there's a new hotels boom in East London with Z Shoreditch, M by Montcalm, Old Street Magistrates Court Hotel and the Tobacco...

 
 
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

With pubs being such a major part of British culture, it wasn't long until someone decided we needed an excuse to spend even longer...

 
 
Best Luxury Cinemas in London

Forget uncomfortable chairs and stale popcorn, these luxury cinemas make watching a film a truly enjoyable experience. From hot food brought to your table...

 
 
Wimbledon 2015

All eyes turn to Wimbledon as the major tournament gets everyone talking tennis. LondonTown tells you where to watch all the action live on the...

 
 
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...

 
 
November in London 2015

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....

 
 
Best Rooftop Bars in London

Sundown over the city skyline is best enjoyed with something cold to sip on. Head up when the sun goes down with LondonTown's guide...

 
 
LondonTown's Favourite Restaurants

Here at LondonTown, we know a little something about the best places to eat in the city. It's not just the quality of the food...

 
 
Restaurants for Kids in London

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

 
 
London Events 2015

From major exhibitions such as Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty to pop ups like Alice's Adventures Underground, the London events calendar 2015 is shaping up to...

 
 
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 (July - December)

London has so many smaller museums you can visit half-a-dozen in a day if you know what you are doing. This is a city...

 
 
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: Classical Music, Ballet, Dance and Opera (January - June)

Sir Simon Rattle celebrates his 60th in style, Emma Thompson stars in the English National Opera's Sweeney Todd, and Wayne McGregor presents his new...

 
 
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...

 
 
London 2015: Major Museums (January - June)

Naked Greeks, coral reefs and wartime boffins are among the subjects to be explored in exhibitions in London's major museums in 2015. Here Peter...

 
 
London 2015: Major Art (January - June)

The year kicks off with Renaissance masters and controversial Pop art. Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne is at the Royal Academy...

 
 
London 2015: Major Art (July - December)

Following a series of heavyweight blockbuster art shows, summer is all about fun in the capital. Belgian artist Carsten Höller overruns the Hayward Gallery...

 
 
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...

 
 
Out of London Tours

London is the gateway to a raft of captivating cities, landscapes and castles throughout Britain and Europe. There is a wealth of spectacular sights...

 
 
Private Driver Tours

Private guided touring is one of the most luxurious, flexible and exclusive modes of transport by which to see the sights of London. You...

 
 
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 River Cruises

The River Thames majestically weaves its way through the heart of our capital past palaces, cathedrals, parks and heaps of fantastic sites. Awash with...

 
 
London Bike Tours

The rise of the Santander Cycle Hire scheme - or "Boris Bikes" to you or me - has opened up London to both its...

 
 
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....

 
 
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...

 
 
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

Everyone's getting inspired by the 2015 Wimbledon tennis championship, LondonTown.com rounds up the best events from cocktails to afternoon tea. ...

 
 
Where to Watch Wimbledon in London

Serve, smash, ace! Find out where to see the Wimbledon action live on big screens all over London. You don't have to go to SW19...

 
 
Easter Egg Hunts

Become a chocolate detective, follow the Easter bunny and hunt down some scrumptious chocolate treats. Many of London's stately homes and townhouses lay on special...

 
 
Hotels near Wimbledon

Looking for a hotel near Wimbledon? Choose from Cannizaro House Hotel on the edge of Wimbledon Common, The Lodge Hotel, or the Holiday Inn Express...

 
 
Wimbledon All England Club In Pictures

The London 2012 Tennis competition takes place just three weeks after the end of the annual grand slam tournament at Wimbledon. The Olympic champions...

 
 
Horse Guards Parade in Pictures

Without a doubt, one of the most heavily subscribed events for ticket applications was the Beach Volleyball competition, which takes place on the Prime Minister's...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
London Summer Pop Ups and Events

From rooftop supper clubs to late-night markets, the summer months in London welcome a host of new events that are simply not possible during the...

 
 
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...

 
 
Father's Day in London

Whether it's a hearty Sunday lunch, a pint in one of London's best beer gardens or an afternoon watching the footie, there are plenty...

 
 
World Cup 2014

The World Cup starts in the same week as Father's Day, so why not take your dad to one of London's best screenings?...

 
 
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

This great British custom was started by the Duchess of Bedford in 1830 when she ordered a light meal to stave off hunger pangs...

 
 
Best Afternoon Tea in London

This great British custom was started by the Duchess of Bedford in 1830 when she ordered a light meal to stave off hunger pangs...

 
 
Best Spas in London

Feeling fraught, frazzled and not at your beautiful best? Take a breather at one of London's many day spas. Whether it's holistic healing, indulgent...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
The Wellesley

With just 36 rooms and suites The Wellesley is a small but glamorous hotel in Knightsbridge, west of Hyde Park Corner. A stylish conversion...

 
 
W London Leicester Square

The W London Hotel is just as glitsy as the New York original, overlooking Leicester Square with a Wyld bar and an outpost of...

 
 
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,...

 
 
St Martins Lane Hotel

Two minutes to Trafalgar Square as the pigeon flies, St Martins Lane Hotel is ideally located for the theatres that surround Leicester Square. Part...

 
 
South Place Hotel

An 80-bedroom, luxury hotel in the City of London, South Place Hotel is the first hotel from restaurateurs D&D London. Designed by Allies and...

 
 
The Soho Hotel

Harry Styles, Mischa Barton and Cheryl Cole have all frequented The Soho Hotel, a Firmdale haven offering a peaceful haven away from the chaos that...

 
 
Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London

Opened on 6th May 2014, the Shangri-La is the tallest hotel in Western Europe and the first high-rise hotel in London. It's also the...

 
 
The Savoy

After dining at the infamous Savoy Grill, Winston Churchill once stated: "When I die, and if I have a choice, I'd rather have The...

 
 
The Sanderson

Slick design, statement furniture and modern fittings, that is the legacy hotelier Ian Schrager and designer extraordinaire Philippe Starck have left at The Sanderson....

 
 
Rosewood London

Ideally located for theatre-goers, Rosewood London is the most luxurious hotel in the West End area. The grand Grade II listed building houses 262...

 
 
The Ritz London

With its French chateau style architecture and Louis XVI furnishings, The Ritz is a world famous London luxury hotel. Home to thousands of discerning...

 
 
The Park Lane Hotel

Home to one of London's most prestigious afternoon tea lounges, this luxury hotel transforms guests back into a bygone era of style and elegance....

 
 
Sofitel London St James

Housed in the former home of Cox's and King's bank, the Sofitel London St James is a lesson in understated elegance. Cleverly combining traditional...

 
 
One Aldwych

One Aldwych dates back to 1907, designed by The Ritz's architects as home to The Morning Post newspaper, and reopened in 1998 as a grand...

 
 
Mondrian London

Sea Containers House has been transformed into the Mondrian London, a luxury Tom Dixon-designed hotel operated by the Morgans Hotel Group. ...

 
 
The Metropolitan by COMO

With acclaimed in-house restaurant Nobu and celebrity hotspot The Met Bar, as well as floor-to-ceiling windows offering unrivalled views of Mayfair, The Metropolitan by...

 
 
ME London

Designed by Foster and Partners, ME London has 157 exquisitely designed rooms, two restaurants imported from New York, and a spectacular 10th floor Roof Bar...

 
 
The May Fair

Opened by King George VI in 1927, the May Fair Hotel may be over 80 years old but it has stayed up to date with...

 
 
Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park

Over a century after it first opened, the Mandarin Oriental is still one of London's landmark luxury hotels with unrivalled views of Hyde Park,...

 
 
The London EDITION

Part of legendary hotelier Ian Schrager's hotel brand, which boasts nine hotels worldwide, the London EDITION has transformed an iconic landmark building into a...

 
 
Le Meridien Piccadilly

Located in the heart of Piccadilly, this old English style hotel is ideal for those looking for a slice of luxury while still being...

 
 
The Langham London

The Langham hotel, within credit card throwing distance of the shops of Oxford Street, enticies with its Chuan Spa, fine dining restaurant, glamorous cocktail...

 
 
Jumeirah Carlton Tower Hotel

Jumeirah Carlton Tower is a renowned five star hotel in Knightsbridge, located close to Harrods, Harvey Nichols and the designers shops of Sloane Street,...

 
 
InterContinental Park Lane

Snuggled in between Hyde Park and Green Park the five star InterContinental Park Lane is well located for exploring London....

 
 
Hyatt Regency London - The Churchill

Originally built in 1970, this large five-star hotel on Portman Square has a traditional style and ambience, 434 luxury rooms and suites, and renowned restaurant...

 
 
Hotel Cafe Royal

Since opening in 1865, Hotel Café Royal on London's Regent Street has welcomed a variety of guests, from royalty and politicians to rock stars...

 
 
London Hilton on Park Lane

With impressive views over Hyde Park, a Michelin-starred restaurant and an innovative spa, the flagship Hilton hotel promises high living, luxury dining and true relaxation....

 
 
The Halkin by COMO

With each floor designed around an elemental force - earth, air, fire and water - The Halkin is a tranquil, serene and very hip...

 
 
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 Goring

The Goring was the hotel of choice for Kate Middleton on the night before her wedding, proving its status as one of London's most...

 
 
Four Seasons London Park Lane

With its prestigious Park Lane address, the Four Seasons is the epitome of luxury. Although the group's first European property, a £12 million makeover...

 
 
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...

 
 
The Dorchester

One of the world's most famous hotels, The Dorchester is the ultimate in luxury accommodation. All of the rooms offer views of either Hyde...

 
 
Corinthia London

In May 2011 Corinthia London opened its doors after a £300 million refurbishment to reveal one of London's most elegant hotels. Guests at this...

 
 
The Connaught

Voted the best UK hotel by Condé Nast in 2013, the Connaught hotel has been an integral part of Mayfair grandeur since its opening in...

 
 
Claridge's

This iconic 5* hotel is the place to stay for true luxury. Located in the heart of Mayfair, it boasts one of London's most indulgent...

 
 
Chiltern Firehouse

Lily Allen, Linsday Lohan, David Beckham and Bill Clinton have all been spotted at the Chiltern Firehouse, the Marylebone boutique hotel from Andre Balazs...

 
 
Charlotte Street Hotel

This Firmdale townhouse hotel to the north of Soho is well known for its individually designed rooms, buzzing bar and private screening room. The 52...

 
 
Bulgari Hotel London

Legendary Italian jeweller Bulgari is behind this very stylish five Knightsbridge hotel which 85 rooms and suites, a superior restaurant and 47-seat cinema....

 
 
Brown's Hotel

An aristocratic, traditional hotel in a beautiful corner of Mayfair, Brown's Hotel lies close to the boutiques of Bond Street and to the Royal...

 
 
The Berkeley

Guests at The Berkeley are treated to complimentary champagne, fresh flowers, use of an iPad and, for those staying in signature suites, use of...

 
 
Belgraves - A Thompson Hotel

Belgraves, a London outpost of the US group Thompson, is a boutique business hotel in Belgravia with an outdoor cigar terrace and interiors by...

 
 
The Beaumont

The first hotel by Corbin and King, The Beaumont is a luxury Mayfair hotel with a stand out room, an inhabitable sculpture by Antony Gormley....

 
 
Andaz

Once the Great Eastern Hotel, one of the capital's Victorian station hotels, Andaz Liverpool Street is a mixture of meticulous nineteenth century restoration and the...

 
 
The Athenaeum

Located just a stone's throw away from Buckingham Palace, this intimate luxury hotel has spacious apartments and elegant suites, many of which boast beautiful views...

 
 
41 Hotel London

Located opposite Buckingham Palace Mews, 41 is an intimate five star hideaway in a great location for visiting Buckingham Palace. For eating out, head to...

 
 
45 Park Lane

Sister hotel to The Dorchester, 45 Park Lane houses just 45 rooms and suites, making it an intimate accommodation option. It also houses Wolfgang Puck's...

 
 
Luxury London Hotels

From historical grandeur to cutting edge contemporary, London is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels and there's something for all tastes. Whether...

 
 
Best Beer Gardens in London

The merest glimmer of sun and the London's drinking population goes crazy, ditching pint glasses in favour of plastic glasses consumed out in the...

 
 
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...

 
 
Summer at the Barbican

The International Beckett Season brings a number of Samuel Beckett's plays to the Barbican this summer, while Christopher's Segel's stage adaptation of To Kill...

 
 
London Outdoor Film Screenings

Don't let the lovely summer weather and long days stop you pursuing your favourite hobby of watching films. With a number of parks, roofs...

 
 
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...

 
 
Summer on London's South Bank

The Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground return, David Byrne curates the Meltdown Festival, and Tate modern reveals how artists engaged with the spirit of...

 
 
Summer in Bloomsbury

Home to the British Library, British Museum and Wellcome Collection, Bloomsbury boasts a great programme of events throughout summer. From quirky events to major...

 
 
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

This May half-term, from Monday 25th until Friday 29th May 2015, children can see The Twits, go to the Greenwich Book Festival and fashion...

 
 
Summer in Greenwich

The first ever Urban Village Fete brings pop-up fashion, craft and design to the Greenwich Peninsula, Frida Kahlo inspires spectacular outdoor theatre at the Greenwich...

 
 
May 2015 Half Term in London

London has a generous programme of family friendly events and activities this half term, as well as a great selection of restaurants that cater to...

 
 
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...

 
 
Summer at Kensington Museums

Discover the treasures of the South Kensington museums this summer from the V&A's blockbuster Alexander McQueen exhibition 'Savage Beauty' to the Coral Reefs at...

 
 
Best Sunday Lunch in London

Sunday lunch is one British tradition worth observing. All you need is a lazy afternoon, an expandable waist line, good company and more Sunday...

 
 
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...

 
 
Summer Food Festivals in London

The summer months are the ideal time to turn an outdoor space into a foodie's heaven and London has not shortage of food festivals...

 
 
Outdoor Film Screenings in London

Don't let the lovely summer weather and long days stop you pursuing your favourite hobby of watching films. With a number of parks, roofs...

 
 
Summer in London

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Summer 2015 on London's South Bank

The Udderbelly Festival and London Wonderground return, David Byrne curates the Meltdown Festival, and Tate modern reveals how artists engaged with the spirit of...

 
 
Summer 2015 in Greenwich

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A Traditional London Picnic

There's no better way to make the most of the season's rare hazy sunny days and the city's lush, green, meandering parks and gardens than...

 
 
Rugby World Cup 2015

More than 20 years since England hosted the Rugby World Cup, 20 nations come to do battle. The tournament kicks off when England take...

 
 
October in London

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...

 
 
November in London

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....

 
 
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. ...

 
 
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. ...

 
 
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 Best London Beer Gardens

The merest glimmer of sun and the London's drinking population goes crazy, ditching pint glasses in favour of plastic glasses consumed out in the...

 
 
Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company

Celebrated actor and director Sir Kenneth Branagh presents this year-long, five-play season at the Garrick Theatre. Two years in the making, the season launches in...

 
 
London's Summer 2015 Hotel Deals

If you're travelling from outside of London this summer make the most of your stay with one of our hotel deals....

 
 
Summer 2014 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...

 
 
Summer 2014 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...

 
 
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

Indulging in both sweet and savoury, these gastronomic events provide a treat for all palates and underline just why London is a foodie's heaven. ...

 
 
September in London

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

 
 
The Boat Race

The famous Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race brings thousands of spectators to London's riverside as the two elite universities take to the water in...

 
 
Easter in London 2015

Enjoy the long Easter weekend, with its two Bank Holidays on Good Friday 3rd April and Easter Monday 6th April, by hunting down eggs at...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
July in London

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...

 
 
August in London

Benedict Cumberbatch takes on Hamlet for a 12-week run at the Barbican, the Notting Hill Carnival brings colour to W12 and SW4 brings beats...

 
 
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...

 
 
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

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of beloved picture book Guess How Much I Love You, enjoy English National Ballet's 'Swan Lake' for the very young,...

 
 
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...

 
 
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

Britain's famous sense of humour is celebrated in a raft of madcap events that take place across London each year. ...

 
 
Pancake Day Races in London 2015

There's more to just eating pancakes on Pancake Day, there are also a number of flipping marvellous races taking place across the city. Whether you...

 
 
Easter Events

Alexander McQueen at the V&A and 'Inventing Impressionism' at the National Gallery are the two must-see exhibitions in London this Easter. The Ideal Home...

 
 
Somerset House Summer Series

Jessie J, George Ezra, Belle and Sebastian and Angus & Julia Stone are dropping into Somerset House for the hugely popular Summer Series of...

 
 
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...

 
 
St Patrick's Day Events 2015

London celebrates St Patrick's Day with with an impressive programme of entertainment, The Shard hosts a silent disco, The Water Poet has a bar...

 
 
Hidden Bars & Restaurants in London

Away from the tourist hotspots and chain restaurants, London boasts an array of hidden venues. From restaurants disguised as sex shops to bars nestled...

 
 
Church Services

Easter isn't just about gorging on chocolate - it's an important date in the Christian calendar, a time when Jesus died and rose again. You...

 
 
Mother's Day Events 2015

What better way to give your mum a treat this Mother's Day than spending quality time with her, taking in the latest London show...

 
 
Mother's Day Dining

Sometimes the best way to treat your mum is with an indulgent dinner, a glass of wine and a long catch up. So, read on...

 
 
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Tradition, elegance, style, luxury and relaxation are all synonymous with the very English tradition of afternoon tea - as are (delicate) piles of sandwiches,...

 
 
Top London Chocolate Shops

Londoners - like most folk - love their chocolate, which is lucky because the capital really does feature some of the best chocolates shops in...

 
 
Irish Pubs

The Irish pub is a phenomenon around the world. The wholesome blend of traditional, rustic decor, folk music, good-humour and Guinness strikes a chord...

 
 
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...

 
 
St Patrick's Parade & Festival 2015

The official London celebrations - that's the ones that don't revolve around pubs, Guinness and more pubs - are a great chance to immerse...

 
 
Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

LondonTown.com's guide to the neighbourhood around the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - featuring the area's best restaurants, attractions, sights, bars and nightlife. For an...

 
 
Summer Music Festivals in London

With an abundance of capital based festivals grappling for your attention in 2012, there is no need to trek out to the countryside for...

 
 
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...

 
 
Sport Venues in London

Sports fans are spoiled for choice in London, home to the two biggest stadia in the UK as well as numerous other sporting arenas....

 
 
Historic Houses in London

Central London is surrounded by a ring of elegant country estates which offer a slice of living history and a steady flow of contemporary...

 
 
Behind The Scenes Tours in London

Some of the UK's most intriguing and influential buildings are strictly out of bounds. However, a few of them frequently open their doors to the...

 
 
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...

 
 
Best Secret Museums in London

London has more than 300 museums, including some of the most famous in the world such as the British Museum and Natural History Museum. But...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
Essential London Shopping Guide

Find out where the best of London's shopping districts are with LondonTown.com's snapshot guide to the best shops by area. Wherever you are, whatever you...

 
 
Hidden Bars & Restaurants in London

Away from the tourist hotspots and chain restaurants, London boasts an array of hidden venues. From restaurants disguised as sex shops to bars nestled within...

 
 
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 Beer Gardens in London

The merest glimmer of sun and the London's drinking population goes crazy, ditching pint glasses in favour of plastic glasses consumed out in the...

 
 
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,...

 
 
Best Hotel Bars in London

London has some of the best hotel bars in the world - and the great thing is that you don't always have to be a...

 
 
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...

 
 
Speakeasy Bars in London

Taking inspiration from America's Prohibition era, London is currently brimming with elusive bars hidden behind unmarked doors and unassuming entrances. With cocktails in teacups,...

 
 
Free Entertainment in London

If you're after a break from West End shows and bank-breaking stadium gigs, fear not! London does, despite appearances to the contrary, have a...

 
 
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...

 
 
Romantic Restaurants in London

London is a city of romance, bursting with after-dark activities, magical sights and fabulous eateries. LondonTown has chosen a selection of restaurants that are guaranteed...

 
 
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 in London 2015

Mother's Day 2015 falls on Sunday 15th March and London boasts a number of ways to treat your mum to a day of pampering. Whether...

 
 
Mother's Day Presents

The key to gift-buying for Mother's Day is to go for something indulgent and luxurious. Chocolates, flowers and beauty treatments are always a safe bet...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
True Romance

Searching for that perfect Valentine's Day location? London has an endless list of romantic places for you to take that special someone to this year....

 
 
Playful Pop Ups

Special events dreamt up just for Valentine's Day. From secret love stories and a romantic roof-top garden, to coital comedy, a heart-donation bank, and...

 
 
Pancake Day in London 2015

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...

 
 
Dance Your Heart Out

Whether you're coupled up or single, young or not so young, it doesn't matter - Cupid says it's time to put your dancing shoes...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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. ...

 
 
Valentine's in London 2015

Valentine's Day can either be a chance to wear your heart on your sleeve and spoil your loved one or embrace the single scene and...

 
 
Christmas in London 2014

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....

 
 
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...

 
 
For The Young At Heart

As the Coffin Dodgers well know, romance isn't just for the young. Whether you fancy a spot of 1920s swing dancing, or a night safari...

 
 
London Hotel Deals for Valentine's Day

Which London hotels are doing something special for Valentine's Day? Where can you treat your lover to a private fireworks display on the Thames?...

 
 
Views To Schmooze From

London may not be known as the city of love, but maybe it should be. Beautiful architecture, stunning views, wonderful winter gardens and romance...

 
 
Perfect Presents

Give the object of your affections a love token to let them know exactly how much you care. Whether you're looking for a one penny...

 
 
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....

 
 
Something A Bit Different

What's the most romantic thing you can do on Valentine's Day? Hard to say, it's horses for courses. No, we're not suggesting an equine...

 
 
Romantic Restaurants

If you're looking for soft lighting, delicious food and elegant interiors, then check our picks for London's most romantic restaurants. From classic French cuisine...

 
 
London 2015: New Openings

The Sky Garden atop the Walkie Talkie, a new art gallery from Damien Hirst and Biblioteka, a new £15 million restaurant from the people...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2016

The first European Nobu Hotel opens in Shoreditch the original Scotland Yard HQ is transformed into a luxury hotel in 2016, a year when the...

 
 
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....

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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....

 
 
Where to watch New Year's Eve Fireworks in London

Reveillon at Sushisamba, Duck and Waffle, Skybar at Millbank Tower and A Vintage New Year's Eve Party at the Royal Festival Hall...

 
 
New Year Events and Entertainment in London

Proud and A Vintage New Year's Eve Party at the Royal Festival Hall. ...

 
 
New Year's Eve Parties and Club Nights in London

dollop at Troxy...

 
 
New Year's Eve in London

Whether you want to join the 500,000 revellers who line the embankment for the world famous Lord Mayor's fireworks or sip on champagne at...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
London Events Calendar 2012

Find out what's going on in London throughout 2012 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From...

 
 
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...

 
 
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 Greengrocers and Cheese Shops in London

British supermarkets have improved beyond measure when it comes to meat, cheese and international essentials in recent years, but they don't always deliver when it comes to greens....

 
 
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...

 
 
Christmas Fishmongers in London

Smoked salmon is the traditional Christmas fish, popular not just for its flavour, but for the ease of preparation, and the fact that it won't go...

 
 
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,...

 
 
Christmas Delicatessens in London

Whether they're sweetly British or exotically foreign London's delis are a great place to pick up gifts for difficult relatives, sort out some impressive extras...

 
 
Christmas Butchers in London

If your Christmas turkey comes frozen from the supermarket, it's no surprise you only want it once a year. Here's a selection of butchers who...

 
 
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...

 
 
Christmas Pantos in London

Pantomimes are an integral part of the festive calendar - Oh no, they're not! Oh yes, they are! - so we've made a little guide...

 
 
Christmas Theatre in London

Christmas shows aren't just about pantos and family shows, there's circus in a Spiegeltent on the South Bank, immersive theatre, comedy and a nativity...

 
 
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...

 
 
London Christmas Shows & Pantos

With a glitzy line-up of sensational shows, star-studded pantos and seasonal events taking place across the city, there are plenty of reasons to come to...

 
 
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...

 
 
Autumn 2014 pop-ups and events

Secret supper clubs, chef cook-offs, and the weirdest food you'll ever experience - London's gastronomic pop-ups are making the novel the norm. ...

 
 
Hotels in London for New Year's Eve

Visitors planning a trip to London for New Year's Eve can now check out our special hotel deals  ...

 
 
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. ...

 
 
Christmas Shopping in London

A wonderful place for shopping all year round, London in all its festive, illuminated grandeur is another experience altogether. With thousands of shops and hundred...

 
 
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...

 
 
Christmas Lights in London

They may seem to go up earlier every year but that still doesn't take away from the magic of London's Christmas lights and decorations. Illuminating...

 
 
London Christmas Carols

There are few better ways to get into a festive mood than singing carols around the Christmas tree or in one of London's famous churches...

 
 
Christmas Trees in London

The most important ingredient to a perfect Christmas is getting the right Christmas tree. While some people prefer fake plastic trees which don't drop needles...

 
 
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....

 
 
Belgraves - A Thompson Hotel

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Christmas and Boxing Day in London

Christmas Day is the one day of the year when London practically shuts down. Major sights and shops close their doors, the Tube and...

 
 
London for Free

Making the most of what London has to offer can be easy and economical if you know where to look. With our comprehensive guide to...

 
 
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...

 
 
London Halloween Performances and Screenings

Halloween is a great excuse to roll out some classic horror movies from years gone by and if you've got a favourite, the chances...

 
 
Bonfire Night in London

Although it's been over 400 years since Guy Fawkes failed to blow up Parliament, the thwarted Gunpowder Plot is still marked today with an explosive...

 
 
Halloween Nightlife

This Halloween there will be plenty of things going bump in the night. Once the sun goes down the city comes to life (even...

 
 
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...

 
 
Hands on Halloween in London

Dressing up as a zombie and trick or treating around your local neighbourhood is about as hands on as most people tend to get on...

 
 
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,...

 
 
Autumn 2014 in London

The temperature may be dropping in London but the event's calendar is heating up - from foodie pop ups to major art exhibitions, have a...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
Halloween 2014 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...

 
 
Autumn 2014 at London's 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. In this...

 
 
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 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...

 
 
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...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2014

Western Europe's highest hotel the Shangri-La opens on 6th May 2014, restaurant innovators Corbin and King open The Beaumont boutique hotel, and the Trinity...

 
 
Autumn 2014: Art in London

There's a focus on Turner at Tate Britain this autumn with 'Late Turner - Painting Set Free' and the Turner Prize exhibition which celebrates...

 
 
Frieze Week

60,000 visitors descend on the city during Frieze week, 15th-18th October 2014. Find out the best art fairs, exhibitions and events in London with LondonTown.com's...

 
 
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 2013

In 2013 the Great Northern Hotel, one of the first examples of the great railway hotels, re-opens in King's Cross and the Ace Hotel...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2012

With the Olympic Games taking place from 27th July to 12th August, 2012 is the year which many new hotel projects are aiming for. Choose...

 
 
Art Exhibitions During Frieze Week

London's galleries put on a great show when the world's art lovers descend on the capital for Frieze week. Make sure you leave time...

 
 
New Openings in London During Frieze Week

Two new hotels open in London ahead of the Frieze art fair. If you're in town for Frieze, leave time to Mondrian London and the...

 
 
London Art Fairs During Frieze Week

Frieze returns from 15th to 18th October 2014 bringing the world's most influential art buyers to London and spawning a deluge of art fairs,...

 
 
London 2014: Major Museums

While London's biggest museums have already been busy throughout 2014, it's in the second half of the year that things get serious. That's when the...

 
 
Grange Tower Bridge

With its close proximity to London's top sights and attractions, and the benefit of in-house events facilities, this five star property if ideal for...

 
 
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. ...

 
 
Covent Garden Hotel

With its stripe-awning exterior the Covent Garden Hotel is a pretty addition to the shops and cafes of Monmouth Street. Inside, the drawing room,...

 
 
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....

 
 
Totally Thames

A brand new month-long festival celebrating the city's river, Totally Thames mixes arts, cultural and river events presented along the 42-mile stretch of the...

 
 
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...

 
 
Summer 2014 in Greenwich

The Monty Pythons, Robbie Williams and Tour fever comes to The O2 while Greenwich Music Time, a brand new outdoor concert series, comes to...

 
 
Summer 2014 in Greenwich

The Monty Pythons, Robbie Williams and Tour fever comes to The O2 while Greenwich Music Time, a brand new outdoor concert series, comes to...

 
 
London 2014: Live Music

London's stages welcomed world stars such as Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and Taylor Swift in the first half of 2014, meaning July to December has a...

 
 
London 2014: First World War

London is not a city that usually spends too long worrying about the past, but 2014 will be an exception. The coming year marks the...

 
 
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...

 
 
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: Major Art

Omer Ali looks at the best major art exhibitions, shows and fairs taking place in London from July to December 2014. ...

 
 
London 2014: Classical Music, Opera and Ballet

London is currently enjoying an exceptional musical jamboree: the Southbank Centre sold over 200,000 tickets for its exploration of 20th century culture The Rest is...

 
 
London 2014: Live Music

From rising stars to veteran singers, the soundtrack of London 2014 boasts a wealth of musical talent, says Vicki Forde....

 
 
London 2014: Major Art

From major retrospectives on Paul Klee and Henri Matisse to captivating photography exhibitions Bailey's Stardust and Behind the Mask, Omer Ali looks at the...

 
 
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....

 
 
London 2014: Major Museums

London's major museums had another spectacular year in 2013, thanks to the British Museum's stunning Pompeii exhibition and the groundbreaking David Bowie Is at the...

 
 
London 2014: Mainstream Theatre

From a radical theatre version of George Orwell's '1984' to a West End production of the Eighties movie 'Fatal Attraction', here Rachel Halliburton looks at...

 
 
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 South Bank continuously hosts an impressive...

 
 
London 2014: Mainstream Theatre

As well as the usual supply of West End musicals, London sees a raft of exciting new theatre openings in 2014, welcoming the likes...

 
 
London 2014: Fringe Theatre

Conflict and the centenary of the start of World War I, new musicals and Black History Month make a mark on London's fringe in the...

 
 
London Summer Music Festivals

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

 
 
World Cup 2014: Where to watch it in London

For a whole month this summer the world will be going football crazy - and London is no exception. Ensuring those of us who...

 
 
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...

 
 
London Beer Gardens

Take your dad for a pint in one of London's best beer gardens this Father's Day. ...

 
 
Sunday Lunch

Treat your dad to one of London's best Sunday Roasts this Father's Day....

 
 
London Al Fresco Dining and Drinking

When the capital is in full bloom, the pavements become crowded with both people and outdoor tables and chairs. While away a sunny afternoon...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
The Shard

From 1st February 2013 members of the public gained access to Renzo Piano's 306-metre tall glass building via The View From The Shard. Since...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
Celebrity Chefs in London

When it comes to eating out, London has more than its fair share of restaurants where the chef is as well known as the...

 
 
London West End Theatres

From all singing, all dancing musicals and glitzy productions to satirical comedies and renowned dramas, London's West End Theatres boast a year-round world-class 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...

 
 
London West End Theatres

From all singing, all dancing musicals and glitzy productions to satirical comedies and renowned dramas, London's West End Theatres boast a year-round world-class programme of...

 
 
London Fringe Theatres

Away from London's famous West End, there are a number of renowned fringe theatres that stage new and exciting works as well as old...

 
 
Mother's Day Hotels in London

Treat your mum to a stay at one of London's most luxurious hotels this Mother's Day. ...

 
 
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...

 
 
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

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

 
 
Restaurants for Kids in London

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

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
Petal Power

London's florists are a stylish bunch and, from hand-picked posies to extravagant designs, you'll definitely be able to say it with flowers....

 
 
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 Events Calendar 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best events and new openings in the year ahead. From...

 
 
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,...

 
 
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....

 
 
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....

 
 
Autumn 2013 pop-ups and events

Secret supper clubs, chef cook-offs, and the weirdest food you'll ever experience - London's gastronomic pop-ups are making the novel the norm ...

 
 
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....

 
 
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...

 
 
Autumn 2013 in London

From London Design Week to Frieze Art Fair, the must-see theatre to the best events at the Barbican, LondonTown.com has London in autumn 2013 all...

 
 
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...

 
 
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,...

 
 
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...

 
 
Olympic Effect on Hotels in East London

Following the 2012 Olympics, the number of new hotels in east London is set to boom with...

 
 
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,...

 
 
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...

 
 
Theatres With Air Conditioning

Hot summer nights needn't mean sticking to your seats at the theatre. We provide a list of London's theatres with air conditioning to keep...

 
 
London Hotels with Swimming Pools

London is home to some of the country's most luxurious hotels and with that comes some grand swimming pools and spas. So, if you're fond...

 
 
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....

 
 
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...

 
 
Olympic Venues From The Air

LondonTown.com joined forces with Jason Hawkes, one of the world's most respected aerial photographers, ahead of the London Olympics. One of our writers joined...

 
 
Edinburgh Festival London Preview Shows

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the world's largest arts festival and takes place this summer from 2nd to 26th August. During the festival - which...

 
 
London's Summer 2013 Hotel Deals

If you're travelling from outside of London this summer make the most of your stay with one of our hotel deals....

 
 
Summer 2013 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...

 
 
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...

 
 
London Outdoor Film Screenings

Don't let the lovely summer weather and long days stop you pursuing your favourite hobby of watching films. With a number of parks, roofs...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
Summer 2013 Art in London

We run through all the best art exhibitions coming to town this summer - from the new chronological rehang at Tate Britain to the...

 
 
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....

 
 
Summer 2013 in London's Bloomsbury

Renowned for its literary associations, the Bloomsbury area boasts three first class institutions which are well worth visiting - the British Museum, the British...

 
 
Summer 2013 in Greenwich

Greenwich encompasses one of London's most popular entertainment venues, the capital's only planetarium and the last surviving tea clipper. With such varied venues, the...

 
 
Summer 2013 at The Barbican

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...

 
 
London Brunch

Recent years have seen brunch become a bit of a trend and London is bursting with cafes, delis and restaurants that are perfect to...

 
 
Top London Restaurants

Eating out is no longer just about the food - it is an art form of the highest order. Diners look for a restaurant that...

 
 
London Hotels with Jacuzzis

When staying in a hotel it's nice to enjoy certain luxuries that are not available at home: room service, four-poster beds and spa treatments....

 
 
London Hotel Spas

If you want to get away from it all, a hotel spa is the best way to escape the city without actually leaving it....

 
 
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: Nearby Nightlife

Westminster may not be renowned for its nightlife but there is actually a great selection of pubs, bars and clubs within walking distance from the...

 
 
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 in Greenwich

Greenwich encompasses one of London's most popular entertainment venues, the capital's only planetarium and the last surviving tea clipper. With such varied venues, the area...

 
 
Summer 2013 in Greenwich

Greenwich encompasses one of London's most popular entertainment venues, the capital's only planetarium and the last surviving tea clipper. With such varied venues, the area...

 
 
Summer 2013 in London's Bloomsbury

Renowned for its literary associations, the Bloomsbury area boasts three first class institutions which are well worth visiting - the British Museum, the British...

 
 
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...

 
 
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 Coffee Festival

Five years ago, London's coffee drinkers were restricted to branded chains or mugs of Nescafé. Now the capital's independent coffee scene is flourishing. Pop into...

 
 
St George's Day in London

Patriotic celebrations for St George's Day take place across London on 23rd April and the days preceding. Here, LondonTown.com outlines the events that are in...

 
 
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...

 
 
QEIICC: Venue Guide

Information on the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre - including a range of photos of the venue. ...

 
 
QEIICC: Travel

With its convenient central location, the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre is very easy to get to. Whether you're travelling from within London, elsewhere in...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
London Live Music Venues

Tucked away in tiny basements, converted warehouses and cavernous chapels, London's live music venues come in all shapes and sizes. With an eclectic line-up of...

 
 
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...

 
 
The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Pictures

Presiding over the Olympic Park will be the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, which Mayor Boris Johnson described as that "something extra" needed...

 
 
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's Choc Shops

Londoners - like most folk - love their chocolate, which is lucky because the capital really does feature some of the best choc shops in...

 
 
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...

 
 
Olympic Venues in London

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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...

 
 
Romantic Restaurants in London

London is a city of romance, bursting with after-dark activities, magical sights and fabulous eateries. We have chosen a selection of restaurants that are guaranteed...

 
 
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 Film Festivals

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

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
The Da Vinci Code in London

Follow in the footsteps of Professor Robert Langdon and special agent Sophie Neveu as they try to crack the mystery of the Da Vinci Code...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
London Stansted Airport

Find out how to get to and from Stansted Airport, London's third busiest airport, located 40 miles to the north of London, by private...

 
 
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 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...

 
 
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 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...

 
 
150 Years of the Tube

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London Events Calendar 2013

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2013 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January...

 
 
London Paralympics 2012

London has a particularly strong connection with the Paralympics as the first Games dedicated entirely to disabled athletes was held in a nearby town back...

 
 
London Olympic Venues Map

What makes the Olympics in London so different from any Olympics before is its use of the whole city throughout the Games. No spectators in...

 
 
New Hotels in London

Good news if you're planning a trip to London - there's a glut of glitzy new hotels opening up all over the capital, from the...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
A Traditional London Picnic

There's no better way to make the most of the season's rare hazy sunny days and the city's lush, green, meandering parks and gardens...

 
 
London 2013: The Sporting Year

Forget London 2012 and the sporting successes of last year - there's much more to be excited about in a fixture-fuelled 2013,...

 
 
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 Heathrow Airport

Plan your journey between London and Heathrow Airport with our useful guide to the trains, Tubes, taxis and private transfer companies serving the world's...

 
 
London City Airport

London City Airport is well situated for east London attractions - Canary Wharf, the ExCel and Stratford - while the DLR whisks passengers to central...

 
 
London Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Aiport, 28 miles (45km) south of London, is the world's busiest single runway airport serving international and nation flights from its north and south...

 
 
Between Gatwick and Heathrow

Travelling between London's two busiest airports - Heathrow due west of London, and Gatwick due south of the city - takes approximately 45 miles by...

 
 
London Luton Airport

London Luton Airport is situated to the North of London and offers scheduled and charter flights to a range of European destinations with low...

 
 
Why Use Cookies

A cookie, also known as an HTTP cookie, web cookie, or browser cookie, is usually a small piece of data sent from a website and...

 
 
Al Fresco Food Spots

Terrines on terraces, roast dinners on rooftops and risottos on riverside balconies, whatever your tastes,you are never more than a few minutes from a comfortable...

 
 
Olympics Day by Day Guide

Find out what sporting and cultural events are taking place every day all over London throughout the Olympic Games this summer. ...

 
 
London Restaurants

Looking for the best places to eat in London? Our restaurant reviews are here to guide you through the unending choice of dining options in...

 
 
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....

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
London Cabaret & Burlesque

Tassels and corsets galore, Londoners have acquired quite a taste for a glamorous show and cheeky striptease. Prim and proper we may be, but...

 
 
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's Golden Oldies

They say life begins at 40 - but try mentioning that to these singing stars of yesteryear still plying their trade on London's big...

 
 
Family Friendly Hotels

Make the most of the long Easter weekend by staying in one of London's many family friendly hotels....

 
 
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...

 
 
A London Valentine 2013

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London 2013: Town Houses

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

 
 
London 2013: Theatre Highlights

A deliciously diverse year on the stage sees a cluster of Hollywood A-Listers flock to London's Theatreland, writes Rachel HalliburtonThe arrival of...

 
 
London 2013: The Dearly Departed

Topical residents of London's 'Magnificent Seven' Victorian cemeteries. By Felix LoweIn a bid to combat the dangerous overcrowding in parish burial grounds...

 
 
London 2013: Major Arts, Culture & Entertainment Hubs

London in 2013 has more arts, culture and entertainment hubs than any other capital city, writes Felix LoweIt's no surprise that London...

 
 
London 2013: Major Art Exhibitions

From Lichtenstein to Lowry and Manet to Man Ray, London's galleries are putting on a glorious palette of exhibitions in 2013, writes...

 
 
London 2013: Lesser-Known Museums

Circumvent the mainstream and head to one of London's hidden gems, says Peter WattsAnaesthetics, canals, fans, sewing machines...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
July events in London 2012

July may culminate with the eagerly anticipated London Olympics but there's so much on in town before the official opening ceremony on 27th July:...

 
 
July events in London 2012

July may culminate with the eagerly anticipated London Olympics but there's so much on in town before the official opening ceremony on 27th July:...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
April in London 2012

The Queen celebrates her birthday with the annual Gun Salutes in Hyde Park - though the official celebrations don't take place until June. Other things...

 
 
April in London 2012

The Queen celebrates her birthday with the annual Gun Salutes in Hyde Park - though the official celebrations don't take place until June. Other things...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
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...

 
 
January in London 2012

New Year in London starts with a colourful parade with marching bands and open top buses making their way through the city streets. It's a...

 
 
January in London 2012

New Year in London starts with a colourful parade with marching bands and open top buses making their way through the city streets. It's a...

 
 
Dining Deals

A Valentine's dinner doesn't have to mean schmaltzy, take a look at our restaurant page for the best deals....

 
 
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...

 
 
Christmas Hotels in London

Visitors planning a trip to London for Christmas can now check out our Christmas Hotel Deals ...

 
 
Free London Attractions

While many of London's major attractions do charge, at times, quite substantial entrance fees there are still a number of real gems where visitors...

 
 
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...

 
 
London hotels during September

Visitors arriving in London this September can now access new special hotel offers that have just come on the market.....

 
 
Day 1: Saturday 28th July

The men's cycling road race is the first medal event of the Games and can be enjoyed by everyone for free alongside the 250km route....

 
 
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...

 
 
Places to watch Spain

The reigning World and European champions will be one of the tournament's favourites primarily due to the beautiful style of football they play. Watching...

 
 
More Olympic Features

Stay on top of London 2012 news and delve into our features on Olympic test events, ceremonies, free events, walks and much more. ...

 
 
What's on in London during the Games

If you'd rather mooch around an art gallery than watch the sweat and tears, don't fret. There's a huge amount going on in London...

 
 
London Olympic Venues

What makes the Olympics in London so different from any Olympics before is its use of the whole city throughout the Games. No spectators...

 
 
Olympic Venues in Pictures

London's 2.5sq km Olympic Park in Stratford is hosting most of the events for which 9.6 million tickets have been issued. Away from the...

 
 
London Olympic Park

Check out our full guide to the Olympic Park and all the other Olympic and Paralympic venues being used in and around the capital...

 
 
Venues Overview

Events for the London 2012 Summer Games will take place in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London; in the River Zone around Greenwich;...

 
 
Olympics & Paralympics Victory Parade

Medal winners and stars of the Olympics and Paralympics will be cheered through the streets of London by thousands of fans at a parade for...

 
 
Day 11: Sunday 9th Sept

The highlight of the final day of the Paralympics comes with the four marathon events that take place through the streets of London ahead...

 
 
Day 10: Saturday 8th Sept

Football 5-a-side, men's Sitting Volleyball and men's Wheelchair Basketball are the pick of the gold-medal matches on Day Ten, which features final day of Athletics...

 
 
Day 9: Friday 7th Sept

It's the Wheelchair Tennis finals day with the women's gold medal match promising a clash between defending champion Esther Vergeer and her Dutch compatriot Aniek...

 
 
Day 8: Thursday 6th Sept

Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius and Britain's stand-out wheelchair racer Dave Weir are both in action on a packed day of medal events. ...

 
 
Day 7: Wed 5th Sept

Iran powerlifter Siamand Rahman promises to pull in the crowds while a full day at the Aquatics Centre will no doubt see records tumble –...

 
 
Day 6: Tuesday 4th Sept

There are medals galore at the half-way stage of the London 2012 Paralympics with the Aquatics Centre the centre of attention. ...

 
 
Day 5: Monday 3rd Sept

The sailing events at Weymouth and Portland hit their halfway point while British hope Lee Pearson should star in the Equestrian events at Greenwich...

 
 
Day 4: Sunday 2nd Sept

The busiest day of the Games so far includes eight medal events and promises much drama across the board, with British hopes coming primarily with...

 
 
Day 3: Saturday 1st Sept

Team GB's golden girl Ellie Simmonds makes her first appearance in the Aquatics Centre while the first 100m and 200m titles are raced in...

 
 
Day 2: Friday 31st Aug

The second day of action kicks off early with Brazil taking on France in Football 5-a-side at the Riverbank Arena – and it's another...

 
 
Day 1: Thursday 30th Aug

The London Paralympics goes off with a bang with the first medal of the competition going to the winner of the women's R2 10m...

 
 
Paralympic Shooting

Great Britain has reached the podium in every previous Paralympic Shooting tournament. The 2012 team will be hoping to continue that success this year...

 
 
Paralympic Swimming

600 Paralympic swimming stars will take to the pool at the Aquatics Centre in a bid for victory this summer, in the second biggest...

 
 
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...

 
 
Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis

This Paralympic sport has grown dramatically in popularity since its invention in 1976 by Brad Parks, who had been injured in a skiing competition....

 
 
Paralympic Athletics

The largest of Paralympic sports, Athletics features more than a thousand athletes battling it out across a number of track and field disciplines. Keep an...

 
 
Paralympic Archery

Archery is often named as the original Paralympic sport. Born at the Stoke Mandeville hospital in 1948, the original Paralympic archery was a precursor to the Paralympic Games....

 
 
Paralympic Cycling - Track

Head to the new state-of-the-art Velodrome in the Olympic Park, the scene of much iconic British triumph during the Olympic Games, for all the...

 
 
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...

 
 
Paralympic Equestrian

One of London's oldest parks welcomes the Paralympic equestrian programme with 11 medal events based around two Dressage tests, which include a Championship set-movement test...

 
 
Paralympic Football 5-a-side

One of two Paralympic football tournaments, the 5-a-side competition takes place between Friday 31st August and Saturday 8th September. ...

 
 
Paralympic Football 7-a-side

7-a-side teams from competing nations battle it out on the pitch at the Riverbank Hockey Arena in one of two football events at the...

 
 
Paralympic Goalball

A sport developed as part of the Paralympic Games, Goalball is played on an indoor court and complete silence is required for the players...

 
 
Paralympic Cycling - Road

The Paralympic Road Cycling programme takes place at former Formula One Grand Prix ground Brands Hatch in Kent and is the third largest sport...

 
 
Paralympic Judo

One of the more complicated sports to follow for the uninitiated, Paralympic Judo hits the ExCeL Centre this summer to wow fans with 'ippons', 'waza-aris'...

 
 
Paralympic Powerlifting

One of the world's fastest growing sports and certainly not for the faint hearted, Paralympic Powerlifting will be held at London's ExCeL and will showcase...

 
 
Paralympic Wheelchair Basketball

Hugely popular wheelchair basketball was developed as part of the rehabilitation of World War II veterans. It arrives at the 2012 Paralympics at the...

 
 
Paralympic Wheelchair Fencing

Fast paced and strategic Wheelchair Fencing Comes to London's ExCeL for the 2012 Paralympic Games, this sport derives from the age-old pursuit of sword...

 
 
Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby

Wheelchair Rugby used to be called 'Murderball' and it includes elements of Handball, Basketball and Ice Hockey. Eight competing Paralympic teams will battle it...

 
 
Paralympic Table Tennis

Table Tennis used to be an upper-class after-dinner parlour game. Now it is one of the longest running and most popular Paralympic sports, and...

 
 
Paralympic Sailing

Head down to Dorset for six days of action on the open water as 80 athletes battle the elements at Weymouth and Portland's natural...

 
 
Paralympic Boccia

The sport that is relatively unknown outside of the Paralympic Games - get to know Boccia at the ExCeL, starting with learning the correct...

 
 
Paralympic Rowing

48 men and 48 women will take to the water at picturesque Eton Dorney Lake this summer as rowing makes its second appearance on...

 
 
Paralympic Sitting Volleyball

Sitting Volleyball's roots come from the German game sitzball, and emerged from the Netherlands in the 1950s. This year's Paralympic tournament takes place at...

 
 
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 FAQs

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...

 
 
London Paralympic Venues

Held from 29th August until 9th September, the London 2012 Paralympic Games welcomes 4,200 Paralympic athletes from 166 nations to take part in 20...

 
 
Paralympics History from 1948

The seeds of the modern Paralympic Games were sown back in 1948 in the Buckinghamshire town of Stoke Mandeville. ...

 
 
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:...

 
 
London Paralympic Sports

The Paralympic programme consists of twenty sporting disciplines, including mainstream sports such as athletics and cycling as well as little-known events such as boccia...

 
 
Olympic Stadium

The arena for both the opening and closing ceremonies and all the athletics events, the Olympic Stadium is the focal point of the entire London...

 
 
What's on in London during the Paralympics

With tickets for the Paralympics selling out for the first time in its 52-year history, London is gearing up for a second wave of...

 
 
Weymouth and Portland

Located off the beautiful Dorset coast in the south of England, Weymouth and Portland is the picturesque venue for all the Paralympic Sailing events -...

 
 
Eton Dorney

Seeing as the Eton Dorney rowing lake is owned by the prestigious Eton College, it's not entirely unimaginable to picture the likes of Prime Minister David...

 
 
Brands Hatch

A short journey outside of London lies Brands Hatch, a former Formula One circuit that will play host to the Paralympic Road Cycling event....

 
 
The Mall & Central London

The Mall and streets of London will become a venue in itself as the Paralympic Marathon route takes to the streets of the city....

 
 
Royal Artillery Barracks

The Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich have a long military history, making it an entirely suitable venue to host the Paralympic shooting and archery events....

 
 
Greenwich Park

It may have been a controversial venue choice and opposition was certainly raised among some but Greenwich Park combines the Olympics and Paralympics with...

 
 
North Greenwich Arena

One of London's most popular entertainment venues, the North Greenwich Arena (or O2 Arena, as its usually known) played a big role during the...

 
 
ExCel Centre

One of Europe's largest and most versatile exhibiton spaces, the ExCeL will be the most used venue at the Games outside of the Olympic...

 
 
Riverbank Arena

Used to stage hockey matches during the Olympics, the Riverbank Arena changes sport and plays host to both of the football disciplines for the...

 
 
Eton Manor

The early 20th-century Eton Manor Sports Club has been reinvigorated and given a new lease of life in order for it to host the Paralympic...

 
 
Velodrome

The scene of so much British heroism during the Olympics, the Velodrome will once again play host to the track cycling events, in the...

 
 
Copper Box

The £44m Handball Arena is one of London 2012's most greenest initiatives and will be transformed into a flexible, multi-use sports centre for community use...

 
 
Basketball Arena

It may be temporary but the Basketball Arena is one of the most aesthetically pleasing venues in the Olympic Park and will play a big role during...

 
 
Aquatics Centre

Designed by Iraq-born architect Zaha Hadid, the Aquatics Centre was the last structure to be completed before the Games began....

 
 
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...

 
 
London Paralympics Map

The London 2012 Paralympics will be centred upon the Olympic Park in Stratford but will also take part in venues in and around London...

 
 
London Olympic Map

What makes the Olympics in London so different from any Olympics before is its use of the whole city throughout the Games. No spectators...

 
 
Paralympics Day-By-Day Guide

Kicking off with the Opening Ceremony on Wednesday 29th August, the London 2012 Paralympics welcomes 4,200 Paralympic athletes from 166 nations to take part...

 
 
Day 16: Sun 12th August

The 30th Olympic Games come to an end with a flurry of events including the men's basketball final for which the Americans will be the...

 
 
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...

 
 
Olympic National Hospitality Houses

A guide to all the confirmed National Hospitality Houses set up by nations across the capital during the London Olympics. ...

 
 
London Paralympics

London has a particularly strong connection with the Paralympics as the first Games dedicated entirely to disabled athletes was held in the city back...

 
 
London hotels in August

Visitors arriving in London this August can now access new special hotel offers that have just come on the market ...

 
 
Today at the Games

Make the most of London 2012 with our complete guide to which events are on each day and which star names are competing ......

 
 
Day 11: Tues 7th August

It's a massive day in the Velodrome as Sir Chris Hoy looks to further build on his cycling immortality with a possible sixth Olympic...

 
 
Tomorrow at the Games

Find out what's happening tomorrow at the Games, with our comprehensive rundown of all sporting events and competitors ... ...

 
 
Day 13: Thurs 9th August

It's time for Britain's first qualifying athlete to take to the water as Keri-Anne Payne competes in the 10km swimming event in Hyde Park as...

 
 
Day 8: Sat 4th August

The athletics programme hits full swing with Jessica Ennis and Mo Farah going for gold and the likes of Usain Bolt and Oscar Pistorius performing...

 
 
Day 6: Thurs 2nd August

The Velodrome gets its first taste of Olympic action with the cycling team sprint events as Sir Chris Hoy bids to build on Bradley...

 
 
Day 5: Weds 1st August

A big day for rowing sees three medal events before lunch while Tour de France champion Bradley Wiggins goes for gold in the men's cycling...

 
 
Day 3: Monday 30th July

Olympics poster-boy Tom Daley gets his London 2012 diving dream under way on another busy day at the Aquatics Centre....

 
 
Olympic Facts & Figures

Put on your Olympic thinking caps and pay attention – here are a few things you may not have known about London 2012....

 
 
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 12: Weds 8th August

After days of sand and bikini action in Horse Guards Parade it's finally time for the final of the women's beach volleyball....

 
 
Day 10: Mon 6th August

The major event of the day sees British 400m hurdler Dai Greene face rivals Javier Culson and Bershawn Jackson in the Olympic Stadium....

 
 
ExCeL Exhibition Centre In Pictures

North of the Thames beside the Royal Victoria Dock, the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre will host a total of 143 sessions across a wide...

 
 
Aquatics Centre In Pictures

Designed by Iraq-born architect Zaha Hadid, the iconic wave-shaped Aquatics Centre will be the first thing most spectators see when they arrive at the...

 
 
Olympic Stadium In Pictures

The centre-point of the Games - London 2012's beating heart, if you will - is the imperious 80,000-capacity Olympic Stadium, billed as the most...

 
 
Lord's Cricket Ground in Pictures

If cricket was an Olympic sport, then Team GB would certainly be amongst the favourites for the gold medal. As it is, the spiritual...

 
 
Lee Valley White Water Centre In Pictures

Located 30km north of the Olympic Park, the brand-new state-of-the-art Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfordshire cost £31m and was opened by Princess...

 
 
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....

 
 
Greenwich Park In Pictures

On paper Greenwich Park is a superb Olympic venue: located on the south bank of the Thames, its hillside location offers some truly spectacular...

 
 
North Greenwich Arena in Pictures

Also known as the Millennium Dome and, latterly, The O2 Arena - the North Greenwich Arena will host Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics and the...

 
 
Day 7: Friday 3rd August

The Olympic Stadium gets its first taste of competitive action as the athletics programme gets underway a week after the brilliant opening ceremony kicked off...

 
 
The Mall in Pictures

The elegant runway of Buckingham Palace is no stranger to big events, hosting the finale of the annual London Marathon every April, not to...

 
 
Out of London Venues

There are a handful of venues just outside London while the sailing competitions take place on the south coast and the football preliminaries in stadia...

 
 
Central London Zone

London could never have hosted the Olympic Games without showcasing the historic sites and landmarks of its spectacular city centre. The London 2012 Central...

 
 
Olympic River Zone

A short ride in the DLR from the Olympic Park is London 2012's River Zone, a selection of venues scattered either side of the...

 
 
London Olympics for Free

Missed out on London 2012 tickets? Don't worry - you can still watch quite a few Olympic events in and around London for free...

 
 
Day 2: Sunday 29th July

An Olympic debut for Zara Phillips while Britain's queen of the pool Rebecca Adlington defends her 400m freestyle title. ...

 
 
Day 4: Tuesday 31st July

American swimming sensation Michael Phelps could equal Russian gymnast Larisa Latynina's record tally of 18 Olympic medals....

 
 
Velodrome In Pictures

One of Team GB's biggest triumphs of Beijing 2008 came with our cyclists and so it's understandable that for London 2012 we have a Velodrome...

 
 
What's On Where

What makes the Olympics in London so different from any Olympics before is its use of the whole city throughout the Games. No spectators in...

 
 
Weymouth and Portland in Pictures

The first London 2012 Games venue to be finished, Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will host the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing competitions. ...

 
 
Hadleigh Farm in Pictures

Owned by the Salvation Army, Hadleigh Farm covers a 550-acre site which boasts wonderful grassland and woodland, some fantastic gradients conducive for a technically...

 
 
Stadia around the UK in Pictures

While the finals of the Olympic Football competitions will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, the preliminaries games take place in stadia all...

 
 
Hampton Court Palace in Pictures

The oldest surviving Tudor palace in England will make a stunning backdrop for the Road Cycling time trial events, which will begin and end...

 
 
Wembley Stadium & Arena In Pictures

North West London features two venues that will play host to three sporting events during London 2012. The final of both the men's and...

 
 
Earls Court Exhibition Centre in Pictures

The London 2012 Volleyball competitions will be held at the historic Earls Court Exhibition Centre in west London. It's not the first time the Olympics...

 
 
Royal Artillery Barracks in Pictures

The London port of Woolwich has a long military history, and so it is highly apt that the Royal Artillery Barracks should host the...

 
 
Hyde Park In Pictures

When the sun's out there are fewer places in London as scenic and special as Hyde Park, which hosts the Triathlon and Marathon Swimming...

 
 
Riverbank Hockey Arena In Pictures

London 2012's two Hockey Centre pitches are located between the Press Centre and the River Lea - but the venue will not be fully ready...

 
 
BMX Track In Pictures

New to the Olympics last time round was BMX Cycling - and given the popularity of BMX in the UK (and especially London) this...

 
 
Copper Box Handball Arena in Pictures

The £44m Handball Arena, fondly nicknamed 'The Copper Box', will play host to the handball and goalball competitions during the Olympic and Paralympic Games...

 
 
Basketball Arena In Pictures

One of the largest-ever temporary venues built for any Olympics, the 12,000-capacity Basketball Arena is the third-largest venue in the Olympic Park and will...

 
 
Water Polo Arena In Pictures

Shaped like a giant wedge of cheddar cheese, the 6,000-capacity Water Polo Arena is one of the temporary venues inside the Olympic Park and...

 
 
London 2012 Events

Just under 15,000 athletes in total will compete in 302 Olympic events over 19 days and 503 Paralympic events over 11 days this summer. Let's...

 
 
Olympic Park Walk

Get in the mood for London 2012 with a brisk walk from Limehouse Basin to the Olympic Park in Stratford, taking in Limehouse Cut canal,...

 
 
London Olympic Test Events

There are still a number of Olympic Test Events taking place in London 2012 venues so you can get a taste of the Summer Games...

 
 
London's Warm Up

An unprecedented number of extraordinary events are sweeping across London in the build up to the 2012 Olympics. Now is definitely the time to take...

 
 
Torches & Mascots

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

 
 
London's Olympic Destiny

The biggest sporting show on earth comes to London for a record third time in history – and the wait is almost over, writes Felix...

 
 
London's Olympic History

This is not the first time the Olympics have been staged in London – in fact, come July 2012, London will become the first city...

 
 
London Olympic Ceremonies

Before the Summer Games get underway, spectators in the Olympic Stadium and the world over will be treated to a lavish opening ceremony that should...

 
 
Olympic Park

London's biggest piece of public art and shopping centre, 17,320 beds for athletes, an environmental energy centre and an international press hub: just a handful...

 
 
Free Olympics Events

Just because you didn't get tickets to the Olympics doesn't mean you won't get to see any of the live sporting action. Cheer on...

 
 
Thames Cable Car

Sixty-metre-high Emirates AirLine will provide crossings across the river every 30 seconds. ...

 
 
Cultural Olympiad

The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad has been dubbed the largest cultural celebration in the history of the modern Olympic and Paralympic movements. After four...

 
 
London Olympics 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: London...

 
 
London Olympic Javelin

High Speed train service to Olympic Park from Central London is integral in making London 2012 'the public transport games'. ...

 
 
Eton Manor In Pictures

Disused since 2001, the early 20th-century Eton Manor Sports Club has been reinvigorated and given a new lease of life thanks to the Games....

 
 
Olympische Sportstätten in London

Die Olympischen Spiele in London unterscheiden sich von allen vorherigen Olympiaden dadurch, dass die Sportstätten über die gesamte Stadtverteilt sind. Kein im Zentrum Londons...

 
 
Olympic Venues in London

Events for the London 2012 Summer Games will take place in the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London; in the River Zone around Greenwich;...

 
 
Sedi Olimpiche di Londra

Le Olimpiadi di Londra saranno diverse da tutte le altre Olimpiadi precedenti perché questa volta tutta la città sarà coinvolta nelcorso dei Giochi. Infatti,...

 
 
Sites Olympiques de Londres

Les Jeux Olympiques de Londres se différencient de toutes les Olympiades qui ont eu lieu jusqu'à présent par leur répartition dans toute la ville.Chaque...

 
 
Sedes Olimpicas de Londres

Lo que hace que los Juegos Olímpicos de Londres sean tan diferente de cualquier otra Olimpíada anterior es el uso de toda la ciudad...

 
 
Sedes Olimpicas de Londres (Latam)

Lo que hace que las Olimpiadas de Londres sean únicos es que es la primera vez en la historia de los Juegos que se...

 
 
Free London Galleries

Nearly all of London's major public galleries are completely free so you know you're not compromising on quality by choosing the cheaper option. Lots...

 
 
Places to watch Italy

Italians have settled the world over and so it's no surprise that London has a thriving Italian population, with concentrations around Clerkenwell and Soho. Official...

 
 
Places to watch Croatia

The Croatian community is one of the smallest in London (an estimated 3,000 to 5,000) but there are still two hubs where loyal fans...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2011

The most exciting new hotel to launch in 2011 was undoubtedly the reopening of what used to be the Midland Grand Hotel while US...

 
 
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...

 
 
Venues for any nation

Here's a selection of bars, pubs and venues across London that will be showing every nation's Euro 2012 games from Poland and the Ukraine...

 
 
New Hotels in London 2010

A brand new Park Plaza opened on Westminster Bridge Road at the beginning of 2010, a year which saw several high profile new hotels...

 
 
Places to watch Greece

When Greece emerged unlikely winners of Euro 2004 there were spontaneous parties on the streets of London, most notably at Bayswater and Hyde Park,...

 
 
Places to watch Germany

There are said to be over 40,000 Germans in London, with big enclaves in Richmond, around Hyde Park and Kensington. German football fans in London...

 
 
Places to watch Portugal

The area around Lambeth, Vauxhall and Stockwell has nearly 30,000 Portuguese ex-pat residents - the largest community outside Portugal - and so there's only...

 
 
Places to watch England

You'll be hard pressed to find a bar or pub in town that won't be showing Roy Hodgson's new England side as they inevitably...

 
 
Places to watch France

An estimated 400,000 French people have made the trip across the Channel to settle in London, making up one of the largest immigrant groups within...

 
 
Watching Czech Republic

Recent research found that the Czech Republic is the biggest beer drinker of all the Euro 2012 finalists - which bodes well for London's...

 
 
Places to watch Sweden

The affluent areas of Richmond, Kensington and Chelsea are home to a large number of Swedish ex-pats, who number almost 10,000 in London. On the...

 
 
Places to watch Ukraine

While many of London's Ukrainians will no doubt fly back home to enjoy the festivities as joint host nation of Euro 2012, there will still...

 
 
Places to watch Ireland

Irish pubs are one of Ireland's best exports so there'll be no shortage of places in London to cheer on Giovanni Trapattoni's men with a...

 
 
Places to watch Denmark

Such is their superb command of the English language, Danes are right at home in London so it a bit of a surprise that...

 
 
Places to watch Russia

Russia's biggest contribution to football in London is undoubtedly the millions of pounds poured into Chelsea by Roman Abramovich. The introduction of the Russian...

 
 
Places to watch Poland

About a decade ago, no stand-up comedy routine was complete without a few quips about Polish plumbers in London. While the recent recession has...

 
 
Places to watch Holland

The Dutch have always felt at home in London – primarily due to their excellent command of English, their love of beer and their...

 
 
London: Most European City in Europe

Watching every individual nation play its Euro 2012 games in London couldn't be easier. Far from being simply the capital city of England, London is...

 
 
Thames Pageant Souvenir Poster

Remember the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant for years to come with your very own free souvenir poster from LondonTown.com. Download here(PDF) ...

 
 
Watching Euro 2012 in London

The best places in London to watch each of the 16 nations play their Euro 2012 games. ...

 
 
The Diamond Jubilee in Pictures

It was a Diamond Jubilee weekend to remember. A flotilla of 1,000 boats - the biggest seen on the Thames in centuries - a...

 
 
Thames Jubilee Pageant

On Sunday 3rd June 2012 The Queen will travel in a flotilla of up to one thousand boats from the UK, the Commonwealth and...

 
 
Outdoor Eating & Drinking

Forget soggy salads and warm tap water, summer in London town is a time to indulge in exotic dishes, sizzling barbeques, chilled wines and ice-cold...

 
 
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Rosemary Lane 61 Royal Mint Street, E1 8LG Tucked away on a back street near Tower Bridge is one of the East End's best-kept secrets....

 
 
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Only Roses 257 Old Brompton Road, SW5 9HP If you've walked passed this fragrant rose specialist shop you'll most likely have stepped gingerly, trying not to crush...

 
 
London Events 2015

Discover what's on in London 2015 with our comprehensive guide to the best events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London 2015 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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    London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £123  39% off
    The Strand, WC2N | 1 minute from
    Located within walking distance from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, the Amba Hotel Charing Cross is ideal for guests looking to be near to all the ... More
     
     
     
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    London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £129  28% off
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    London Fields Free Film Festival
    London > Events > Film Events  Dates: 23rd October to 1st November 2015
    London Fields, Martello Road, E8 | 1 minute from
    The London Fields Free Film Festival returns for 2015, with ten days of screenings across numerous venues in the area. This year's programme is yet to ...More
     
     
     
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    Rugby World Cup: Semi-Final 1 v 2
    London > Events > Sporting Events  Dates: Saturday 24th October 2015
    Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, TW1 | 1 minute from
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    London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th September to 3rd October 2015
    Gate Theatre, 11 Pembridge Road, W11 | 1 minute from
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    London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
    15 Eccleston Street, Belgravia, Victoria, London SW1W | 1 minute from
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    London > Entertainment > Theatres
    21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from
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    London > Attractions > Art Galleries
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    London > Shopping > Delicatessens
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    Chelsea Physic Garden
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    66 Royal Hospital Garden, Chelsea, London SW3 | 1 minute from
    The largest fruiting olive tree in Britain and the world's northern-most outdoor grapefruit tree call the historic Chelsea Physic Gardens home. Hidden behind towering brick walls, ... More
     
     
     
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    All Star Lanes, Bloomsbury
    London > Leisure > Activities
    Victoria House, Bloomsbury Place, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 1 minute from
    This fun bowling alley and restaurant is a great place for a gang of you to spend a memorable night out trying to out-do each other. ... More
     
     
     
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    Holland Park
    London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
    Ilchester Place, Holland Park, London W8 | 1 minute from
    Pretty, petit Holland Park is the ideal location for those wanting to escape the clamour of the city but who don't want to travel too far ... More
     
     
     
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    The Harwood Arms
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    Walham Grove, Fulham, London SW6 | 1 minute from
    The Harwood Arms has upped its gastro offering, moving away from being just another West London pub and blossoming into a place where fine food flourishes. ... More
     
     
     
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    The Anchor & Hope
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    36 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from
    The Anchor & Hope is a gastropub that takes both parts of its name seriously, and you can certainly have a good evening just popping in ... More
     
     
     
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    The Gun
    London > Restaurants > Gastropub
    27 Coldharbour, Docklands, Tower Hamlets, London E14 | 1 minute from
    This 250-year-old pub was a sailor's favourite, home to smugglers and site of secret trysts between Lord Nelson and Emma Hamilton. Closed down by ... More
     
     
     
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    Shochu Lounge
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    37 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 1 minute from
    Shochu Lounge's mixture of of rustic wood and shiny twenty-first century fittings is very Japanese, as is the low, moody lighting, and the cocktails, which are ... More
     
     
     
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    Vinoteca
    London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
    7 St John Street, Clerkenwell, Clerkenwell, London EC1M | 1 minute from
    Wine bars in the UK were given a bad name in the 1980s but places like this show us how it should be done. Both the ... More
     
     
     
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    The Old Brewery
    London > Nightlife > Bars
    The Pepys Building, Old Royal Naval College, SE10 | 1 minute from
    Located within the grounds of the Old Royal Naval College and a stone's throw from the world's last tea clipper, the legendary Cutty Sark, The Old ... More
     
     
     
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    Skylon
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | 1 minute from
    The Royal Festival Hall's refurbishment has done away with 'The People's Palace', the marvellously 1950s restaurant that used to occupy this space, and replaced it with ... More
     
     
     
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    Tate Modern
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Bankside, Bankside, London SE1 | 1 minute from
    Located along the banks of the River Thames in the former Bankside Power Station, originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott in 1947, the architect of ... More
     
     
     
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    Claridge's
    London > Business > Venue Hire
    Brook Street, Mayfair, Mayfair, London W1K | 1 minute from
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