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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
LONDON’S NEW YEAR’S DAY PARADE
London’s New Year’s Day Parade will dazzle the world on 1 January. With its transport theme – ‘London on the Move’ – the three and a half hour spectacular will feature vehicles of all shapes and sizes, leaving Piccadilly at noon via Trafalgar Square and Whitehall to Parliament Square.
Music of the week
ENGLISH NATIONAL BALLET FESTIVE SEASON
English National Ballet’s acclaimed production of Nutcracker returns to the London Coliseum this Christmas followed by Swan Lake, arguably one of the most popular ballets created, with performances from 7-18 January.
Theatre of the week
MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL
Inspired by true events from the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro’s new musical, MEMPHIS, winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical, has been heralded as the West End’s newest hit show.
Must see exhibition
DESIGNER CRAFTS AT MALL GALLERIES
The Society of Designer Craftsmen is celebrating 25 years at the Mall Galleries with the Society’s largest ever show from 8-17 January – more than 105 exhibitors displaying works ranging from ceramics to glass, wood to textiles and metal to jewels.