Showcased in London for the first time, the Marilyn exhibition will feature an imagery presentation to commemorate the celebritys tragic death 50 years ago. A number of original dresses and costumes worn by the Hollywood icon will also be on display along with many photographs from her early years. A real treat for Marilyn lovers! Exhibition is being held in The Getty Images Gallery, central London. Some amazing luxury hotels in this area include marylebone hotel
and The bloomsbury hotel
St. Patricks Day
The lively Irish celebration will take place primarily in Trafalgar this year, where there will be a sea of green, Irish music and of course the cheerful Irish of London City. The parade will take place on the 18th of March with 100,000 participants as well as floats, bands, street theatre and the 32 counties of Ireland dressed in their traditional county colours! Before hitting the local Irish pubs head to Green Park where the parade begins at 12pm and will proceed through central London to Trafalgar Square. Beautiful hotels near Trafalgar Square include The Savoy
and The Trafalgar Hilton
Pick Me Up Contemporary Graphic Art Fair
Pick Me Up, the UK’s first annual contemporary graphic art fair is being held this year in here
. Eleven days of original art collectives, art exhibitions and galleries such as Nelly Duff and People of Print will be making appearances to offer visitors a behind the scenes studio atmosphere. If you are an art enthusiast this is an event not to be missed as collectives and publishers sell a wide range of outstanding work by artists and illustrators from all over the world! Check out great deals in luxury hotels near here
now such as Strand Palace Hotel
or the beautiful the cavendish
Be the first to experience the Victoria Revealed exhibition which will explore the reign and personal life of Queen Victoria, in her own words. Clothing, paintings and sculpture belong to Queen Victoria herself will be exhibited in the exploration of the life of Britain’s longest reigning monarch. The exhibition will also explore Queen Victoria’s engagement to Prince Albert, display her outstanding wedding dress and show archive footage of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Luxury 4 and 5 star hotels in Kensington include royal garden
and The Milestone Hotel
E4 Udderbelly Festival
London South Bank once again opens the three month festival bursting with comedy, cabaret, music and dance. The Udderbelly tent (in the shape of an upside down cow) sits on the banks of the Thames between the Royal Festival Hall and London Eye
. The biggest names in comedy and theatre will be entertaining in the 400 seated upside down cow including Celebrity Juices Rufus Hound, Tim Minchin, Greg Proops and Nina Conti! This is not an event to be missed! Check out great hotel offers near E4 Udderbelly Festival now such as The Royal Horseguards and Corinthia Hotel London.
The Boat Race
The Boat Race, one of the oldest sporting events in the world takes place on the 7th of April on the River Thames. Thousands of spectators gather on the edge of the river to see the event, along with camera crews who broadcast the race to millions of other viewers around the world. The two amazing squads who compete with each other every year are those of the world renowned Oxford and Cambridge universities. Cambridge is currently leading the series with 80 victories to Oxford's 76. Why not stay in one of the luxury hotels nearby such as Hilton Doubletree Hotel Westminster or the Park Plaza Riverbank Hotel London.
World Shakespeare Festival 2012
The World Shakespeare Festival is a celebration of Shakespeare being the worlds most admired and celebrated playwright in history. From the 23rd of April to November 2012, the worlds most talented artists will take part in over 70 productions and exhibitions across the UK. Productions include King Lear at the Almeida Theatre, Desdemona at the Barbican and Staging the World at the British Museum. The festival promises to be a spectacular event of life and creativity portrayed through young, emerging artists celebrating the timeless works of Shakespeare. For a thoroughly enjoyable festival, stay in great luxury hotels near the Almeida Theatre such as the wonderful Hilton islington
and the Megaro Hotel.
World Burlesque Games 2012
The World Burlesque Games has been dubbed as the greatest showcase of international burlesque talent on earth. London Burlesque Week acts as a center stage for the finest performers from every corner of the earth, brought together to form classy, sheer glamourous and tastefully risqué entertainment. The opening of the World Burlesque Games will take place in the historic burlesque venue, Madame Jojos, with special invited star performers from the British & International Burlesque elite. Check out the amazing deals in London hotels near Madame Jojos such as Hazlitts Hotel
and the W London Leicester Square.
Museums at Night Festival
Museums at Night is a national campaign to showcase the unique and lively museums, galleries and libraries throughout the UK. Visitors can enjoy candle lit readings, sleepovers, paranormal investigations, musical events and much more. This after hours opening of museums and galleries has proved hugely successful in London in previous years, receiving extraordinary feedback from visitors. Museums at Night offers programmes for families, teens and adults so why not take the whole family and participate in what promises to be an exciting and unique experience! Museums at Night will be happening in various locations around London, so check out luxury hotels near the most popular museums in London such as the British Museum
, the national gallery
and the london fashion and textile museum
Chelsea Flower Show
Chelsea Flower show, which takes place every year on the enormous 11 acres of the Royal Hospital, is one of the most famous gardening shows in the world. There are over 157,000 visitors every year at the 5 day event including various members of the Royal Family. Visitors can expect vibrant show gardens and spectacular horticultural displays which match no other. Chelsea is the most prestigious gardening event presenting many new florae each year as well as new, exhilarating gardening trends. For 5 whole days, garden enthusiasts from all over the world gather together to see the glorious gardens experts have bestowed upon London so why not join in the fun. Chelsea Flower Show is ideally located in the beautiful region between Chelsea and Kensington. Take a look at some nearby luxury hotels such as the Sloane Square Hotel, jurys inn chelsea
and the Draycott Hotel. All just minutes from Chelsea Flower Show.
Queens Diamond Jubilee and Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
From June 2nd 2012, celebrations will be taking place throughout London to mark the Queens 60 year reign, her diamond jubilee. The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. Buckingham Palace
is responsible for coordinating the events of the Diamond Jubilee central weekend. On Sunday 3 June, up to one thousand boats will assemble on the River Thames in preparation for Her Majesty to take part in the Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant. This pageant celebrates the Queens 60 years of reign by magnificently bringing the Thames to life. It will be filled with boats, vessels, historic boats and wooden launches of all shapes and sizes will be exquisitely dressed with streamers and Union Flags. There will also be big Jubilee lunches, Jubilee Beacons on the 4th of June where thousands of beacons will be lit around the world in honor of the event, along with a concert at Buckingham Palace
which will be attended by The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and other Members of the Royal Family. The concert will be organized and produced by singer-songwriter Gary Barlow, who will also co-write with Andrew Lloyd Webber an official song to memorialize the Diamond Jubilee. This is an event not to be missed, book your June weekend stay in London now! Feel like royalty for the weekend and stay in of the nearby luxury hotels such as the goring
, rubens at the palace
and Crowne Plaza London St James
. All adjacent to Buckingham Palace and close to the River Thames.
London 2012 Festival
Running from the 21st of June to the 9th of September 2012, London 2012 Festival brings you over 1,000 performances and events from renowned artists all over the world. There is an extensive variety of entertainment to suit any individual such as music, dance, comedy, fashion, theatre, film, art and food. There are numerous free events taking place for families throughout the festival, and visitors are able to get involved in an area they love. Leading worldwide artists are taking part in the exciting event including Plan B, Toni Morrison, Mike Leigh, Leona Lewis, Damon Albarn and Tracey Emin. Events take place in multiple locations around London such as Hyde Park
, Kensington, Oxford Street
and many more well known areas. Take a look at luxury hotels such as Hilton Hyde Park
, marylebone hotel
and the The Royal Garden Hotel.
Buckingham Palace Tour
A special exhibition called Diamonds A Jubilee Celebration is being held between the 30th June to the 8th July, and 31st July to the 7th October 2012 which is open to the public. This exhibition is in honor of the Queens 60 year reign and will portray how diamonds were used among British Royalty throughout the years. Highlights include the Coronation necklace and earrings created for Queen Victoria, Queen Victorias small diamond crown, and an 18th-century bloodstone box with nearly 3,000 diamonds created for King Frederick of Prussia. It will also include a number of The Queens personal jewels! Tourists can also enjoy a two hour tour around the state rooms which form the core of the working palace. These rooms are furnished with exquisite treasures from the royal collection, a real treat for any sightseers interested in the history of British Royalty. Take a look at our many luxury 4 and 5 star hotels close to Buckingham Palace
such as the beautiful the goring
, marylebone hotels
or the luxurious the cavendish
World Pride 2012
Londons WorldPride 2012 is estimated to attract over one million visitors from all over the world. WorldPride promotes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues level through parades, festivals and other cultural activities with the support of the Mayor of London. There will be a jam packed program of theatre shows, debates, poetry and music for everyone with the main parade taking place on the 7th through the streets of the West End. The festival will take place in multiple locations around London and promises to be a colourful and lively event. Take a look at some top of the range hotels near the West End now such as the superb Citadines Trafalgar Square London
, Radisson Edwardian Hampshire and the Best Western Premier Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel.
Wireless Music Festival
Barclaycard Wireless Music Festival is set in the heart of London, in the spectacular surroundings of Hyde Park. This yearly event runs from the 6th to the 8th of July with the biggest stars in the world performing for thousands of excited fans. This year the line up includes international superstars Rihanna and Drake, other international stars include Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Calvin Harris, Example, Wiz Khalifa, and Professor Green. For all the music lovers out there this is an event not to be missed, buy tickets now while there is still some left! Check out the amazing deals on luxury hotels near Hyde Park
now such as the berjaya eden park
, Hilton park lane
and the Hilton London Hyde Park hotel.
London 2012 Olympic Games
From the 27th of July to the 12th of August, London City will be the peak of excitement, cultural diversity and all round summer hustle and bustle. Londons most anticipated event draws among us and 1 billion people worldwide are set to watch how the events unfold. The London Olympics will be opened by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. The royal duo will open the Games at the 80,000 seated Olympic Stadium on July 27th. The eyes of the world will be on London on 27th of July 2012 for the Opening Ceremony extravaganza. The Parade of Athletes will commence on this day which will be a procession of the participating teams into the Stadium, nation by nation. This will truly be a spectacular event. For those of you unable to get tickets there is no reason why you cannot travel to London simply for the atmosphere and amazing events being held at this time of grandeur. For great hotels close to the renowned Olympic Stadium look no further than the Premier Inn London Stratford, the Marlin Stratford, London
and The RE London Shoreditch
London 2012 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony
This event, taking place at the Olympic Stadium, is the grand finale of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. This includes many Olympic traditions and the handover to the next Host City which in this case is Rio for 2016. Dazzling performances will take place throughout the closing ceremony while all Olympic participants all march together, this time not by country but together as one team. Following the march, various speeches will be made from the Games organisers along with the Mayor of London who will pass the Olympic flag to the Mayor of Rio. The Olympic Flame is then extinguished for another long and anticipating 4 years and the extensive variety of cultures bid their farewells. This promises to be a night of spectacular events, performances and celebrations whether you are at the event or in the city. The atmosphere alone will make the night one you will never forget! Take a look at some of the superb hotels close to the Olympic Stadium today such as The RE London Shoreditch
the Britannia International Hotel and the Holiday Inn Express Royal Docks
Notting Hill Carnival
Treat yourself this August bank holiday weekend and attend Notting Hill Carnival which promises to be a vibrant, colorful event jam packed with costumes, parades, glitter, masquerade and music. The Notting Hill Carnival is a celebration of London's multicultural history and its continuity today. Get ready for stalls with food from every corner of the world, salsa, reggae and endless sound systems. The parade takes place on the Monday, which will be made up of participants from highly cultural places such as the Caribbean, Africa and India. The parade will be a sea of colour and masquerade, with every cultural group accompanied by a sound system playing their traditional, lively music. Local clubs will have themed nights for the event such as last years African and Indian themed nights. Sunday is considered to the family day of the festival so why not take the whole family along! Check out some amazing offers in top of the range hotels such as the Portobello Hotel and St. James House, both situated in the centre of Notting Hill.
London 2012 Paralympic Games
On August 29th, London will host the Paralympic Games for the very first time. It is an exhilarating month as it begins shortly after the Olympic Games. All eyes will be on London on the 29th of August as millions watch all over the world as the opening ceremony begins. Award-winning film director Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot) leads the crew of four brilliant individuals organising the opening ceremony. The ceremony will consist of spectacular sights and performances from the most renowned and talented artists worldwide. There will then be the Paralympic Games Parade comprising of 4,000 athletes from 162 nations! The Games will take place in the Olympic Stadium and the beautiful Hyde Park
. What are you waiting for, start planning your trip to London for this amazing event today. Take a look at some of the highest standard, affordable hotels near the Olympic Stadium such as the Marlin Stratford, London
and the Britannia International Hotel.
The Great Gorilla Run
If you want to do something good for charity this year, there is no better way to do it than The Great Gorilla Run. Find yourself a gorilla suit and join in the fun with 1,000 gorillas set out to do the 7km bankside fun run! This particular charity event is in aid of endangered species (hence the gorilla suits) and raising money to help the decreasing animals live a protected and safer life. The gorilla run team are also on standby to help you achieve your target and to ensure that you are in good shape for the race. Travel to London and participate in this fun, hysterical event and all for a great cause! Take a look at some great luxury hotels in the centre of London now such as the the cavendish
, The Z Hotel Soho, and the W London Leicester Square.
The Thames festival will be held on the closing weekend of the 2012 games and is assured to be the celebration of a spectacular year for London City. Organized by the mayor, this years Thames Festival is rumored to be the biggest and best yet. A night carnival will be held with over 2,000 dancers illuminating the street in bright lanterns and costumes on Blackfriars Bridge and Victoria Embankment. There will be performances from popular live bands and excellent DJs, worldwide art shows, theatre, storytelling and themes from the 1920s and 50s. On the 11th of September, mid-river between Waterloo and Blackfriars Bridges, the festival ends in style with a spectacular firework display courtesy of the best, award winning fireworks company in the world, Pains Fireworks. It is apparent this is one scene you do not want to miss! Book your city break now for a weekend of amazing festivities. Take a look at great, affordable hotels near Blackfriars Bridge today such as the waldorf hilton
, Crowne Plaza London - Docklands
and the The Mad Hatter Hotel
London Design Festival 2012
From the 15th to the 23rd of September 2012, London holds its annual design festival organizing events throughout London to showcase the citys talent in global design. There are both local and international exhibitions, talks, private views and partys. The Festival attracts more than 350,000 people from all over who can participate, listen and have the option to purchase some exquisite pieces. Expect to see astounding work from the worlds leading graphic designers, architects, fashion designers and art and design experts. Witness a week of true, original creativity for yourself. This festival is highly recommended for the art and design enthusiasts. Events are held in numerous locations around London such as the Design Museum and the london fashion and textile museum
. Explore some luxury hotels near the Design Museum now such as the Hilton tower bridge
and the Apex City Of London Hotel
Black History Month 2012
Every October, people from all over the UK come together and celebrate Black History Month. Celebrations will take place throughout the capital to commemorate the rich history of the African and Caribbean communities and their contribution to the heritage on London. Exhibitions, live music, educational events, talks and films will take place which will give visitiors an insight in to black history. For those of you who are inspirational plenty of debates will be taking place throughout the festival. If you plan to take the whole family you can entertain the kids by taking them to dramatic story retellings. Southwark is one particular location that will be in the centre of the action for this festival, Kingswood library is hosting an open mic event for reggae and soul musicians as well as participation from Brixton Library. The Black History celebrations are guaranteed to appeal to all the family so book your London break away now! Take a look at some great deals on luxury hotels near Southwark such as the All Seasons London Southwark Rose Hotel
and Marlin Empire Square.
Frieze Art Fair
On the 11th of October, Regents Park will host the annual Frieze Art Fair. Frieze Art Fair features over 170 galleries worldwide, providing an exclusive opportunity to see and purchase pieces by top artists. Extremelly well known participating galleries include Galerie Paul Andriesse, Galería Helga de Alvear and ACME. The Sculpture Park at Frieze Art Fair is also an amazing sector of the fair, located in the beautiful surroundings of the English Garden. It exhibits new works by both successful and creative, fresh artists represented by Frieze Art Fair exhibitors. For all you art enthusiasts out there, the Frieze Art Fair is like the Paris Fashion Week of Art so do not miss out! Take a look at our wonderful luxury, affordable hotels near Regents Park such as langham hotel
, euston square hotel
and the Durrants Hotel .
Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour
Written and directed by Jamie King, the Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour includes more than 60 of the most talented dancers, musicians and acrobats in the world. The European Tour will premiere in the O2, London on October 12th 2012. Aimed at ultimate Michael Jackson fans, the show captures the essence, soul and creativity of the King of Pop through bringing his signature moves to life once again. The concert will include all of Michael Jacksons top hits sung in his own voice along with his backing vocalists who accompanied him on tour throughout his career. The tour is considered to be a celebration of Michaels successful and inspiring career. Jamie King has also previously directed world tours for superstars such as Madonna and Rihanna. There is no doubt this tour will be of a world class standard and guarantees to astound audiences. Check out the amazing deals on hotels within minutes of the O2 Arena such as Radisson the Edwardian New Providence Wharf, Fraser Place Canary Wharf and the Hilton London Canary Wharf
Lord Mayor's Show and Fireworks Display 2012
On the 12th of November 2012, the newly instated Mayor of London will mark the beginning of a new mayoral year. The day will begin at Mansion House with a procession of over 6000 people celebrating the Mayors new reign including giant floats, joyful bands, dancers, servicemen and carriages. The Mayor himself will be in the State Coach waving to spectators on his way to swear loyalty to the crown. Later in the evening, make sure you get yourself a nice viewing spot by the river Thames as over a half a tonne of enormous, spectacular fireworks will be released in to the night at 5 p.m. Some fireworks rise 600ft it to the air before exploding and can be seen for miles upon miles! Particularly great viewing spots are the Victoria Embankment or Blackfriars. Take a look at some luxury 4 and 5 star hotels near Victoria Embankment today such as Citadines Trafalgar Square London
, Citadines Trafalgar Square London
and Park Plaza County Hall .
Thanksgiving in London
Celebrate one of the biggest American holidays in London this year, where you will be spoilt for choice for the thanksgiving feast. Take a break from the stresses of cooking at enjoy your juicy turkey and mashed potatoes in some of the best restaurants in London, all kitted out to celebrate the American tradition. Two particular favorites for thanksgiving are the One08 on Marylebone and Missouri Angel near Aldegate. Enjoy a lavish menu at the One08 with traditional American dishes such as butternut squash soup and roasted Norfolk bronze turkey with chestnut and sausage stuffing. If this isn’t enticing enough, for a special thanksgiving treat kids get their meal half price! If this doesn’t tickle your fancy book a table at the Missouri Angel where traditional American dishes include roast turkey with stuffing and cranberry jam and for those of you with a sweet tooth there is the classic pumpkin pie and pecan maple tart! Enjoy fine dining in London this November and book a table early in one of these thanksgiving favorites! Beautiful luxury hotels near the One08 include marylebone hotels
and the Four Seasons Hotel. Luxury 4 and 5 star hotels near Missouri Angel include Hotel Indigo London Tower Hill and The Chamberlain
Taste of Christmas 2012 London
Want to perfect your Christmas dinner cooking skills? For 3 days this December at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre will hold an event to showcase the leading chefs of Britain as they demonstrate their secrets for festive food preparation. Ensure your Christmas is perfect this year and let the countrys top professionals teach you how to perfect your entertaining skills and refine that ambitious Christmas menu. Watch as world class chefs perform their astounding dishes on stage, or if you want to be more practical why not engage in one of the cooking classes which offer a hands on experience throughout the week. Taste of Christmas 2011 boasted some of the countrys finest chefs including Jamie Oliver, Michel Rous Jr, Gary Rhodes and many more. Before you leave, treat yourself to wine, cheese and chocolate during special tasting workshops or purchase some of the finest produce and ingredients from top notch stores attending the event. Take a look at some amazing hotels near the ExCel London Exhibition Centre now such as Novotel London Excel
, Crowne Plaza London - Docklands
and the Aloft London Excel.
New Years Eve London
London City is the only place to be this New Year Eve! Witness the amazing fireworks display which will dazzle the world, and then head to some of the best bars, clubs and restaurants where no doubt you will have a night to remember. As midnight approaches, try your best to get a viewing space along the river Thames where you will witness a spectacular firework extravaganza which costs an estimated 2 million pounds to stage! Last year 250,000 spectators gathered to witness the breathtaking display which lasted 11 minutes long. As Big Ben
struck midnight, the display opened with 4,320 comets and mines as they blasted out from 15 fire points in the clock tower. Songs which echoed through London for the display included Tinie Tempah singing We got the bass banging from here to Buckingham Palace and Coldplays Viva la Vida. Experience this amazing event for yourself this year and book your trip to the capital today! Hotels situated near the renowned Big Ben
include the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, Citadines Trafalgar Square London
and Park Plaza County Hall.