Welcome to 'This is London'
Published since 1956, THIS IS LONDON is the longest established magazine for international visitors, distributed at top London hotels. It provides up-to-date information on events, shows, museums, restaurants and shopping across the capital plus an online ticketing service.
In this issue
When you are tired of London, you are tired of life, said the 18th century writer, Samuel Johnson. With so much to see and do in our capital – from sport to shopping, art to architecture – those words remain just as true today. So welcome to London. Welcome to Britain. I hope you make the most of just how much this great city and country have to offer.
Music of the week
BBC PROMS IN THE PARK
The American Motown legends The Jacksons are to headline at this year's BBC Proms in the Park in Hyde Park on Saturday 12 September – the annual Last Night of the Proms spectacular broadcast live on BBC Radio 2. The programme of promenade concerts are celebrated internationally and continue at the Royal Albert Hall right through the summer.
Theatre of the week
FIVE STAR GYPSY EXTENDS RUN
Jonathan Kent's critically acclaimed production of Gypsy starring Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Mamma Rose has extended its run at the Savoy Theatre and is now booking to 28 November.
Must see exhibition
BARBARA HEPWORTH AT TATE BRITAIN
Tate Britain is showing the first London museum retrospective for five decades of the work of Barbara Hepworth. This major exhibition will emphasise Hepworth's often overlooked prominence in the international art world.