The EFG London Jazz Festival

Charles Lloyd London Jazz Festival

Tickets are still available for some of the biggest names including Branford Marsalis Quartet, Abdullah Ibrahim – Ekaya, Andy Sheppard and Robert Wyatt. There are also many free events listed and the wide range of acts ensures that there is something for everyone, not just the die-hard jazz fan. Held in various venues around London, the wide-ranging festival features some of the best acts in the world. There are also film screenings and talks that take an in-depth look at different jazz styles and performers. Beginning in 1992 as the Camden Jazz week, 22 years on, the EFG London Jazz... View Article

Christmas Ballet and Dance in London

The Little Match Girl by Phil Conrad

Watching a Christmas ballet in London has become a tradition for some, but it doesn’t have to be all tutus and tiaras. We have chosen a few of the best to put you in the festive spirit and add some magic to your Christmas. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – The Royal Ballet Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station Dates: 6 December 2014 to 16 January 2015 This stunning version of Lewis Carroll’s fantastical story of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland returns to The Royal Opera House after its highly-praised world premiere in 2011. Christopher... View Article

Sherlock Holmes Exhibition

Sherlock Holmes exhibition (C) Museum of London

This October, the Museum of London welcomes visitors to an exciting new Sherlock Holmes exhibition. Visitors are given the opportunity to delve into the mind of the world’s most famous fictional detective. Curated by Victorian London expert Alex Werner, ‘Sherlock Holmes – The Man Who Never Lived And Will Never Die’ explores the historical backdrop to the mysterious super-sleuth created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 125 years ago. Expect to solve mysteries such as who is Sherlock Holmes, and why does he still hold such a fascination to contemporary audiences? This major exhibition, the first in 60 years, will explore how Sherlock... View Article

Frieze Art Fair –The largest contemporary art event in London

Frieze Art Fair 2013, Regent's Park, London. Photo by Linda Nylind. 18/10/2013.

This October, Regent’s Park will once again be the venue for the 12th annual Frieze Art Fair – the largest  contemporary art event in London. Much of the Park will be taken over by 160 of the world’s leading cutting-edge galleries, dealers and showcasing works from over 1000 international artists. Visitors will be able to browse and buy and also visit a new “live” section for exciting performance-based installations. Some of these works have been specially conceived for Frieze as well as the re-staging of a number of important historical pieces. A prestigious talks programme and an artist-led education schedule is also... View Article

Open House London opening doors to our best buildings

Leadenhall Building

This weekend sees 800 of London’s most iconic and interesting buildings open their doors to the public for the annual Open House London event. The free architecture and design festival held on 20 and 21 September allows visitors to explore venues in the capital which are ordinarily difficult to gain access to. Contemporary architectural icons the Gherkin, the Shard and the Leadenhall Building, affectionately known as The Cheesegrater, are participating in the programme as the festival looks at London’s developing skyline and its impact on citizens. In addition to London’s newest skyscrapers, Open House also provides visitors with access to famous... View Article

Ming: 50 Years that Changed China at The British Museum

  From 18 September 2014 to 5 January 2015 From the beginning to the middle of the 15th century, China was mainly run by one family: the Ming Dynasty. Find out more about this pivotal period in The BP exhibition: Ming: 50 Years that Changed China at the British Museum. Based in Beijing, the dynasty established the city as the nation’s capital and built the world-famous Forbidden City from where China became a global superpower. This was a time in China’s history that allowed unrestricted access to the outside world; so many artists were able to witness and absorb all... View Article

A Royal Day Out at Buckingham Palace

Royal Collection Trust / (C) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014.

[typo_image src=”” width=”100%” height=”auto” title=”” style=”resize”]Every Summer, Buckingham Palace, one of the last working Royal Palaces in the world, opens its doors for visitors to explore the stunning treasures held within. Your ‘Royal Day Out’ visit will allow you access to The Royal Mews, The Queen’s Gallery and also include viewing the 19 lavishly furnished and decorated State Rooms and the Throne Room. The impressive State Rooms contain the Queen’s private collection of paintings by Rembrandt, Rubens, Canaletto and Poussin along with many sculptures, beautiful Sèvres Porcelain and the most exquisite collection of fine English and French Furniture found together... View Article

Last Minute Proms

[typo_image src=”” width=”100%” height=”auto” title=”” style=”resize”]It’s the 120th year of the biggest, best and most prestigious event in the Classical music world and if you’re quick you may still be able to pick up some tickets for Last Minute Proms.   The Proms, held annually at the nearby Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall on Sloane Terrace, take place over 8 weeks this Summer between 18 July and 13 September 2014 and are just a stone’s throw away from Nell Gwynn House.   Although the series is now drawing to a close, there are tickets still available in advance for... View Article