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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
TROOPING THE COLOUR
The Sovereign's birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour on a Saturday in June. Also known as The Queen’s Birthday Parade, it will be held this year on 15 June, with events starting in The Mall at 10.00.
Music of the week
MILITARY MUSIC SPECTACULAR
One of the highlights of London’s annual calendar is The Military Music Spectacular under floodlights in the historic setting of Horse Guards Parade on 12 & 13 June, featuring some of the finest military musicians in the world in the historic ceremony of Beating Retreat.
Theatre of the week
THRILLER! – NEW WEST END RECORD
Lyric Theatre owner Nica Burns strikes a Michael Jackson pose with actors Ramon Mariqueo Smith and David Jordan to celebrate Thriller Live becoming the longest running show at the venue since it first opened in 1888.
Must see exhibition
HYPERSYMMETRICS – EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
A new exhibition by Jens W Beyrich at The Gallery in Cork Street, presents artwork as a result of a seemingly inexperienced synergy: collecting art and antiques with the passion of developing complex equation systems – mathematics being the universal base of science and philosophy.