Welcome to 'This is London'
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
The Virgin Money London Marathon takes place on Sunday, 13 April, when many of the best marathon runners in the world take to streets of the capital, including Kenenisa Bekele, Haile Gebrselassie, world and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich, Priscah Jeptoo, world record holder Wilson Kipsang, as well as Britain's Mo Farah.
Music of the week
ROYAL CHORAL SOCIETY: HANDEL MESSIAH
The Royal Choral Society’s annual Good Friday 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’. The concert begins at 14.30 on Friday 18 April.
Theatre of the week
THE LION KING ROARS ON
Without question, The Lion King is one of the most successful musicals in the history of theatre, now playing worldwide to audiences of all ages. Its opening number, 'Circle of Life' turns the auditorium into a gathering of animals who brush against the audience on their way to the Lyceum Theatre stage.
Must see exhibition
WEMBLEY STADIUM TOURS
Wembley is one of the most famous stadiums in the world, having staged some of the most important events in sports and entertainment history. A Wembley Stadium Tour allows you to experience 75 minutes behind the scenes and follow in the footsteps of the many legends who have played there.