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
REKINDLE ROMANCE AT ROYAL ALBERT HALL
The Royal Albert Hall is hosting a range of Valentine’s events. For a Valentine’s date with a difference, the Wam Bam Club is one of London’s most-loved cabaret sensations or, treat your loved one to the Valentine’s Cirque du Soleil experience – a three course meal and ticket to Cirque’s breath-taking new show Amaluna.
Theatre of the week
2016 WONDER SEASON AT SHAKESPEARE’S GLOBE
Shakespeare’s Globe has announced Emma Rice’s inaugural season as Artistic Director. The 2016 Wonder Season will open with A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Saturday 30 April, followed by The Taming of the Shrew, Macbeth, 946 The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips and Imogen.
Must see exhibition
CURTAIN UP: CELEBRATING 40 YEARS OF THEATRE AT V&A
The V&A will this February celebrate the rich creative theatre talent in the West End of London and New York’s Broadway, two world class centres of theatrical excellence. The exhibition will explore the extraordinary range of craft and collaboration that goes into creating award-winning plays, musicals and productions.