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Launched in 1956, we are London's longest established "whats on" magazine, distributed to visitors staying at top London hotels. We provide up-to-date information on all events, shows, museums, restaurants and shopping venues across the capital. We also offer an online ticketing service with exclusive discounts.
In this issue
Event of the week
ROYAL GREENWICH TALL SHIPS FESTIVAL A fleet of up to 50 Tall Ships from around the world will sail from Falmouth to Royal Greenwich in a breathtaking race concluding with an iconic Parade of Sail up the River Thames greeted by hundreds of thousands of people. From 5-9 September, the Royal Borough of Greenwich will host the first Tall Ships Regatta London has seen in over 25 years.
Music of the week
BBC PROMS IN THE PARK
American funk, pop, rock and soul legends, Earth, Wind & Fire are to headline this year’s BBC Proms in the Park in Hyde Park on 13 September, the annual Last Night of the Proms spectacular broadcast live on BBC Radio 2. Now in its 19th year, it is Britain’s largest outdoor classical music event and a rousing finale to two months’ of world class music-making.
Theatre of the week
DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS EXTENDS RUN
The critically acclaimed UK premiere of Jerry Mitchell’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has extended its run at the Savoy Theatre and is now booking until March 2015.
The multi-million pound musical stars Olivier, Tony and BAFTA award winning Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound as conmen Lawrence Jameson and Freddy Benson.
Must see exhibition
ELTHAM PALACE ART DECO FAIR
Created by society millionaires Stephen and Virginia Courtauld and widely considered to be one of the finest examples of Art Deco architecture in England, Eltham Palace was built next to the remains of the medieval royal palace, childhood home of Henry VIII. The Art Deco Fair on 13 and 14 September offers a chance to enjoy the stunning surroundings.