Christmas at The Royal Albert Hall

Royal Albert Hall Christmas

If you are planning a visit to London during December, have a look at what is on the bill with our neighbours at The Royal Albert Hall – there’s something for everyone to help you celebrate the holidays. The spectacular venue has pulled out all the stops this year with a genre-spanning season that includes jazz, pop, soul, carols, classical, gospel, film music and ballet. Christmas At The Royal Albert Hall runs from Tuesday 3 to Tuesday 31 and includes carols performed by Bloodwise and the Salvation Army, The Royal Choral Society, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Community Gospel Choir... View Article

Summer Exhibition at The Royal Academy 2019

royal academy summer exhibition

No visit to London over the summer months is complete without a visit to the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts held at Burlington House in Piccadilly. Running continuously since 1769, the annual Summer Exhibition is one of the world’s largest with over 1500 pieces on display and including all media– prints and paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architectural works and more – by leading artists, Royal Academicians and household names as well as new and emerging talent. This year, the 251st exhibition is being curated by Jock McFadyen who takes over from Grayson Perry’s witty and challenging selection... View Article

Museum of the Moon

Museum of the moon

Museum of the Moon is a huge touring artwork by UK artist Luke Jerram to mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landings. The artwork itself lands in London at the Natural History Museum, just around the corner from Nell Gwynn House, on 17th May and will be there until September with entrance free to visitors. Measuring seven metres in diameter, the moon features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface. At an approximate scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the internally lit spherical sculpture represents 5km of the moon’s surface. Various events will take place in... View Article

Total Lunar Eclipse 27 July 2018

blood moon

Tomorrow evening, just as the moon rises at 8:50pm, Londoners will be treated to one of the most spectacular visions in the night sky – a total lunar eclipse. As the moon rises, it will turn a dramatic deep blood red colour which will also colour the London skyline. Unlike with solar eclipses, you do not need to protect your eyes and if you have binoculars you can use them to spot the craters and crevices on the moon’s surface. Timings: 20:50pm: The full moon begins to rise from the South East appearing red in colour 21:21pm: The time of... View Article

Set sail on the River Thames on a Royal Greenwich Tall ships cruise


Join in the festivities and set sail on one of ten fabulous tall ships as part of the Sail Royal Greenwich Tall Ships Festival. Choose from one of four different cruises setting off from the Royal Arsenal Pier in Woolwich past some of London’s most famous sights including the O2, the Cutty Sark, The Royal Naval College, Canary Wharf and Tower Bridge. Four different cruise packages are available including a daytime cruise, a fireworks evening cruise, a VIP evening cruise, and for the first time, a brunch cruise. The festival takes place between 4th and 8th July 2018 and even... View Article

Celebrate the Queen’s birthday with military pomp and circumstance Trooping the Colour

trooping the colour

If you have ever wanted to experience the spectacle of a British military procession, Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday on 9 June (the actual date is in April) is the occasion for a two-centuries-old tradition of the Trooping the Color on Horse Guards Parade — and there are several other thrilling opportunities to enjoy military pageantry in May and June.   Although tickets for the stands were snapped up long ago, spectacular views of the Queen’s celebration may still be had by lining up on the edge of St. James Park or along the Mall leading to Buckingham Palace. You’ll be... View Article

Our guide on how to watch the Royal Wedding

Harry and Meghan

Our guide on how to watch the Royal Wedding Visitors in their thousands are flocking to the UK to watch and join in the celebrations for the Royal Wedding between Prince Harry and Ms Meghan Markle on May 19 2018. Keep reading for our special guide on how to watch the Royal Wedding and where. The couple will be making their vows in St George’s Chapel, located in Windsor Castle in the picturesque riverside town located a short distance outside London. Arrangements have already been put in place for the large volume of well-wishers expected to travel to Windsor for... View Article

Royal Albert Hall has this festival programme down to a science

Festival of science

Royal Albert Hall will host its first Festival of Science from 5 May-10 July, featuring musical concerts, lectures, comedy, screenings and performances for all ages. The variety ranges from the exploration of Albert Einstein’s genius in science to the musical genius of film composer John Williams, from film special effects to jazz. In addition to two concerts of music from Star Trek during the festival, four Space Spectacular concerts on 11-12 May will feature popular space-themed works by Holst, Strauss and Williams performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra accompanied by lights, lasers and indoor fireworks. You can easily beam... View Article

Frida Kahlo coming to life at V&A

Frida Kahlo coming to life at V&A

Tickets are on sale for Making Herself Up, a highly personal exhibit of the belongings of iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, from 16 June-4 November at the Victoria & Albert Museum. More than 200 items from her home in Mexico City, La Casa Azul (the Blue House), will be on display — the first time they have left Mexico. They range from the elaborate native costumes and handcrafted jewelry that she wore in her self-portraits, to her favourite eyebrow pencil used to enhance her trademark uni-brow, to handpainted corsets which supported a painful spine, and an embellished prosthetic leg that... View Article

Impressionists in London exhibition at Tate Modern

Impressionists in London exhibition Tate Modern

A greatly lauded exhibit of French Impressionists who sought refuge in London to escape war and unrest in their homeland will close 7 May. The EY Exhibition: The Impressionists in London at the Tate Modern presents works by Monet, Tissot, Pissarro, Dalou, Sisley, Derain, Legros and more and is the first exhibit to examine their bonds with and influence on British artists by seeing London through French Impressionists’ eyes. The Impressionists in London exhibition at Tate Modern is a unique look at London from 1870-1904 while, across the Channel, their country was torn by the Franco-Prussian War, and insurrection plagued Paris.... View Article

A year to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage

100 years of womens' suffrage

Throughout 2018, opportunities abound in London to learn about and celebrate the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the UK under the Representation of the People Act of 1918 through special events, exhibits and activities. The National Portrait Gallery has adopted the theme Rebel Women for its series of exhibits and programmes. On view through 13 May is the Votes for Women display of images of suffrage leaders — including surveillance photographs taken of the movement by Scotland Yard. Running now through 2 December is Votes for Women: Pioneers, spotlighting leaders in the fight for gender... View Article

Spring over easily to one of the world’s great garden shows

Chelsea Flower Show

One of the most magnificent spectacles of spring in London is right in Nell Gwynn Chelsea Accommodation’s neighbourhood, the annual RHS Chelsea Flower Show — and tickets for the 22-26 May event are going fast. The Royal Horticultural Society has staged the show since 1912, and it is now held on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea, attracting exhibitors and guests from around the world. This year’s programme will showcase a section with gardens designed to enhance health and well-being on a small scale and the importance of plants to the global environment. Another focus will be on small... View Article

40,000 to take ‘historical jog around London’ in 2018 marathon

London Marathon

Queen Elizabeth will be the official starter when more than 40,000 runners take to the streets for the 2018 London Marathon on 22 April — whether to challenge themselves, put on a good show in outrageous costumes, raise money for charity — or all of the above. Some 327,516 UK residents applied for a coveted spot in the pack for what many consider the world’s top marathon — endearingly dubbed “a historical jog around London.” The route covers 26.2 miles dotted with iconic sites including the Tower Bridge and Tower of London, Big Ben, and concluding at Buckingham Palace. Known... View Article

If football is the goal, Christmas fixtures abound in London

Christmas football in London

English Premier League football reaches a fever pitch on the pitch with the usual spate of holiday matchups warming up chilly stadiums throughout England. The “festive fixtures” come at a critical point in the season, and eight of them will take place in London from Boxing Day on 26 December through 3 January 2018 — three of the games involving our “neighbourhood” team, Chelsea, and two of them at nearby Stamford Bridge, home of the “Blues” for more than a century. The climactic, cross-London conclusion to the fixtures will see Arsenal hosting Chelsea at Emirates Stadium on 3 January. The... View Article

The stars are out in December at blockbuster London film premieres including the latest Star Wars!

London Film Premeieres

Getting star-struck this time of year is easy in London. December is one of the liveliest months for releases of blockbuster films, and London rolls out the red carpet for a number of world and European premieres. Fans can line up — sometimes laying claim to their spot by camping out overnight— for a bit of Hollywood glamour, and if they’re positioned just right, for an autograph or selfie at this December’s London film premieres. While tickets to these splashy events are hard to score (and expensive), the premieres are glittering with stars and filmmakers, high fashion and media frenzy... View Article

Royal Albert Hall concerts, sing-alongs, Nutcracker Ballet guaranteed to spread Christmas cheer

Royal Albert hall Christmas

Nothing elicits the holiday spirit like a visit to the legendary Royal Albert Hall, festooned in red and green décor, alive with songs of the season and with rich traditions, such as visits from Father Christmas and performances of The Nutcracker Ballet.   First to arrive will be Father Christmas, who will greet youngsters with a gift and a photo opportunity at the end of an immersive, interactive journey through the winter wonders of Royal Albert Hall from 5-24 December. The Snow Queen and other characters will serve as guides, with interactive games and activities and music along the way.... View Article

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V and A

Nadja Michael as Salome, photograph by Robbie Jack/Corbis via Getty Images, 2008, Royal Opera House, London. © Robbie Jack – Corbis/Corbis Entertainmen/Getty Images

Whether you are an opera lover or completely new to the genre, a game-changing exhibition at the V and A – Passion, Power and Politics has received incredible reviews and is highly recommended for a visit.  Located in the new Sainsbury wing in the glorious Victoria and Albert Museum which is just a short 12 minute walk from Nell Gwynn House, visitors are supplied with headphones to create an immersive multi-media experience like no other. Explore over 400 years of European cultural history from the origins of opera in late-Renaissance Italy to the present day in this landmark exhibition which... View Article

Ready, set — reserve a space for ‘Breakfast at Hogwarts’

Breakfast at Hogwarts

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. today (19 July) for two unique “Breakfast at Hogwarts” days amid where all the Harry Potter magic came to life, at the Warner Bros. Studio tour in suburban London. The events on 20 and 27 August are more than just a breakfast, introducing guests to the behind-the-scenes magic of the Potterverse will exclusive, limited access to features apart from the regular tour groups. Tickets are £79 for each child and £99 for each adult, with youngsters under 4 admitted free. Reservations are available through or by calling 034 084 0900. Each day will... View Article

Masterpiece London is the world’s most exclusive marketplace — right in Chelsea

Masterpiece Fair

Masterpiece London is another one of our “neighbourhood” events near Nell Gwynn Chelsea Accommodation that is truly world-class in its opulence and scope. Located on the south grounds of the historic Royal Hospital Chelsea, a short 8 minute walk from Nell Gwynn House, it draws some 40,000 visitors and 150 galleries and specialists each year during the summer arts season. They’re attracted by the finest in cultural, culinary and social experiences, with breathtaking international collections of art, furniture, jewellery and other luxury items for sale, vetted by the leading experts in their fields. Now in its eighth year and running... View Article

Explore Star Wars Identities at the o2 and ‘find’ yourself at unique exhibit

Starwars Identities

“Star Wars Identities” — at the O2 through 3 September — is more than just an exhibit of artefacts from the films that have thrilled generations and continue to enthrall. Described as a blend of science and memorabilia, the exhibit seeks to entertain with a vast collection of Star Wars film clips, costumes, art, props and scale models while providing insights, through the characters, into your own identity. Lucasfilms had a very specific mission in seeking proposals for an exhibit of the movie items: that it also include a unique scientific component. The result is an interactive exhibit that puts visitors... View Article