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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
HAMPTON COURT’S 500th ANNIVERSARY PARTY
Over Easter weekend, from 3-5 April, Hampton Court Palace will celebrate its 500th anniversary with a spectacular party with pop up bars and live performances of period music, a dazzling light projection onto the palace and a spectacular fireworks finale.
Music of the week
ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY PERFORM HANDEL’S MESSIAH
The Royal Choral Society’s annual Good Friday afternoon performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Royal Albert Hall forms an important part of London’s Easter celebrations. Messiah contains one of the greatest choruses in the choral repertoire – the ‘Hallelujah Chorus’.
Theatre of the week
LET IT BE
The international hit show celebrating the music of The Beatles, LET IT BE, has returned to the Garrick Theatre for a summer season due to public demand. The show has been seen by over 1 million people across 4 continents worldwide, echoing The Beatles’ international tours.
Must see exhibition
RAF MUSEUM UNVEILS ITS RAF CENTENARY PLANS
The RAF Museum in Hendon has outlined its plans to celebrate and commemorate the Centenary of the RAF in 2018 which will include re-landscaping the site to create a sense of the original London Aerodrome that stood on the ground nearly 100 years ago.