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
REALLY BIG CHORUS IN VERDI'S REQUIEM
The Really Big Chorus will perform on Sunday 8 May at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall for Verdi’s fantastically dramatic Requiem, performed on a grand scale with the thrilling sound of over 1,500 performers.
Theatre of the week
PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
President Barack Obama visited Shakespeare’s Globe on the morning of 23 April, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. The President was welcomed by the cast of Hamlet, home from their two-year tour to almost every country on earth.
Must see exhibition
90 YEARS OF STYLE FROM QUEEN’S WARDROBE
In celebration of The Queen's 90th birthday, three special exhibitions, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen's Wardrobe, will be staged across each of Her Majesty's official residences during 2016.