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
SCARLET AND GOLD CONCERTS
The Bands of The Household Division will present their winter concert, ‘Scarlet and Gold’, at Cadogan Hall, Sloane Square, on 2 and 3 December. The concert presents the outstanding talents of the very best military musicians performing a world premiere musical commission entitled 'Scarlet & Gold'.
Theatre of the week
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Academy Award®-winning film and theatre director Sam Mendes brings Roald Dahl’s much-loved classic story to life in the world premiere stage production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. The perfect seasonal treat, now booking until 4 June 2016.
Must see exhibition
TIBET’S SECRET TEMPLE AT WELLCOME
Wellcome Collection’s winter exhibition uncovers the mysteries of Tantric Buddhism and the rich history of its yogic and meditation practices, taking inspiration from a series of intricate murals that adorn the walls of the Lukhang Temple in Lhasa, Tibet.