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
Event of the week
THE GREAT SPITALFIELDS PANCAKE RACE
Visitors are invited to get in training for Shrove Tuesday, 28 February and join in the Great Spitalfields Pancake Race to raise funds for London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in the capital. The charity’s helicopter flies from the roof of the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. All you need is a team of four people suitably dressed up to enter the race. Or, just go along to watch the fun and take a donation on the day.
Music of the week
THE LONDON CHORUS
For its spring concert, The London Chorus is back in St John’s Smith Square on Wednesday 1 March for some Mozart and Elgar. They are accompanied by a string section from New London Orchestra who will be playing pieces by Lennox Berkeley. The Choir and Orchestra will be led by their Musical Director and resident conductor, Ronald Corp, who is now celebrating his 32nd year with the London Chorus.
Theatre of the week
BEN FORSTER EXTENDS RUN AS PHANTOM
Ben Forster is to extend his run as ‘The Phantom’ until 2 September in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. Now in its 31st year at Her Majesty’s Theatre, the show has won over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony’s and three Olivier Awards.
Must see exhibition
DIANA: HER FASHION STORY
From her first public appearances in 1981, Diana, Princess of Wales, captivated the world’s attention as a princess, as a trendsetter and as a patron and advocate of charities. Twenty years on from her death, a new exhibition celebrating her life is on view at Kensington Palace.