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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

Event of the week

DRAGONS RETURN TO THE GREAT PAGODA AT KEW
It was one of the jewels in the crown of Georgian London, designed at the height of the eighteenth century craze for Chinoiserie. As a two-year project by Historic Royal Palaces nears its end, The Great Pagoda was officially reopened to visitors by His Royal Highness Prince Charles on 12 July.

Music of the week

Event of the week

NEW CAST FOR SCHOOL OF ROCK
From 22 August, term will begin for the third year cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Olivier award-winning production of School of Rock – The Musical at the Gillian Lynne Theatre. Based on the iconic film of the same title, the kids from Dewey’s band compete in the Battle of the Bands and embrace the power of rock.

Theatre of the week

Show of the week

LONDON THEATRE’S 21st ANNUAL KIDS WEEK
Kids Week, the annual London theatre initiative run by Society of London Theatre, returns in August with more than 40 hit shows offering free tickets for children throughout the month to some of the West Ends biggest musicals, including Wicked, 42nd Street, The Woman in Black, Dreamgirls and Kinky Boots.

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Must see exhibition

Exhibition of the week

THE EY EXHIBITION: PICASSO 1932 – LOVE, FAME, TRAGEDY
This summer, Tate Modern takes visitors on a month-by-month journey through 1932, a time so pivotal in Picasso’s life and work that it has been called his ‘year of wonders’. More than 100 outstanding paintings, sculptures and works on paper demonstrate his prolific and restlessly inventive character.