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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
VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON
Former world-record holder Wilson Kipsang will defend his Virgin Money London Marathon title on Sunday 26 April as thousands of spectators line the streets of London to cheer on the runners in a wonderful celebration of sport and charity fundraising.
Music of the week
THE SOUND OF HOLLYWOOD
On 2 May, City of London Sinfonia will present From Hollywood to New York concert at Cadogan Hall. In the 1920s and 30s, an exodus to the USA of composers escaping Hitler's religious and political persecutions resulted in the creation of ‘the sound of Hollywood’.
Theatre of the week
SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE SEASON OPENS
Shakespeare’s Globe 2015 summer season opens this week with The Merchant of Venice, starring Jonathan Pryce as Shylock, followed by Shakespeare’s lyrical comedy As You Like It, artistic director Dominic Dromgoole directs Measure for Measure and Charles Edwards will take the lead in Simon Godwin’s Richard II.
Must see exhibition
REMOTE WESTERN FRANCE COMES TO LONDON
The extraordinary marsh landscape of Western France and its rare salt pans is coming to London in the form of paintings by highly regarded abstract painter, Peter Joyce presented by Jenna Burlingham Fine Art at Gallery 8 in Duke Street from 6 to 10 May.