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From the London events calendar and seasonal festivities to LondonTown.com's pick of the best venues and special occasions, keep on top of what's happening in London all year round with these comprehensive features and articles.

 
 
 
 

London Events 2019

Cate Blanchett comes to the National Theatre in 2019, the Spice Girls reunite and Christian Dior is the Designer of Dreams at the V&A. New musicals are dedicated to Dolly Parton, Pirates and Mary Poppins, Mamma Mia! gets immersive at The O2 and Van Gogh is at Tate Britain. It's all in London in 2019.

 
 
 
 

This weekend in London

Make the most of your precious time off with the LondonTown weekend guide, which gives you the lowdown on the best events and things to do this weekend in London.

 
 
 
 

Afternoon Tea in London

 
 
 
 

Bonfire Night in London

Although it's been over 400 years since Guy Fawkes failed to blow up Parliament, the thwarted Gunpowder Plot is still marked today with an explosive night of fireworks, bonfires, sticky toffee apples, food stalls and fairground rides.

 
 
 
 

Halloween in London 2019

The fright fest of Halloween is upon us, when ghouls, ghosts, witches and warlocks come out to spook the living and the living dress up like the undead. Fake blood, fancy dress and trick-or-treat are traditional but there's plenty going on in the city if you really want to scare yourself silly.

 
 
 
 

London Dining

Indulging on great British traditions such as Sunday roasts and Afternoon Tea, London's restaurant scene serves a feast that fits all palates and occasions.

 
 
 
 

Best Places to Work Remotely in London

With more people remote working, co-working, freelancing and becoming self-employed than ever, LondonTown highlights the city's best wifi cafes, hotels and hotspots where the wifi is free and your laptop will always be welcome.

 
 
 
 

Luxury Hotels in London

From historical grandeur to cutting edge contemporary, London is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels. Whether you want to experience the historical pedigree of the Langham or Claridge's or rest your head at the trendy Chiltern Firehouse or Shangri-La, read on to discover the best luxury hotels in London.

 
 
 
 

Best for Social Sports in London

Get with the swingers: London's newest nightspots offer sport and socialising. Whether you want to play golf in a place that also has a gin palace or enjoy ping pong with your pint, LondonTown has the best places to play social sports.

 
 
 
 

Best for Simulated Sports in London

Want to ski without leaving London? Or ride without getting on a horse? LondonTown has the best places to fake it at sport.

 
 
 
 

Summer in London

With events taking place in the parks and gardens, in the car parks and on the rooftops, and in any other outdoor space available, London comes alive in the summer. From quirky pop-ups to family events and pub guides to outdoor eating, read on to discover how to make the most of summer in the capital.

 
 
 
 

London Al Fresco Dining and Drinking

London comes alive in summer, the heady smell of flowers, barbeques and cut grass fills the air as the city is bathed in warm sunshine. The capital is in full bloom and pavements are crowded with outdoor tables and chairs. While away a sunny afternoon drinking in an atmospheric pub, dine under the stars in an exclusive venue or simply grab a blanket and find a nice grassy spot. Follow the LondonTown.com guide to London's top outdoor tables and picknicking areas.

 
 
 
 

Film Events in London

London is one of the film industry's major centres with hundreds of films made each year in the capital. We take a look at the major film events in London - including festivals, screenings, award ceremonies and big movie premieres.

 
 
 
 

London Nightlife

Whether you want to dance the night away or enjoy a quiet drink, watch a live show or make your own entertainment, London is brimming with unique bars, clubs and live music venues that have all the ingredients for a great night out.

 
 
 
 

Theatre and Musicals in London

With a constant programme of West End musicals, renowned theatre and small fringe productions, London is one big stage and continuously sees prestigious actors and directors flocking to be a part of it. So, read on to discover the hottest ticket in town.

 
 
 
 

London Shopping

From the prestigious department stores to the bustling street markets, some of the world's most famous shopping locations can be found in London.

 
 
 
 

London Tours & Attractions

The London Eye, Buckingham Palace and the eight Royal Parks are just a few of the many great attractions in London. Be sure not to miss any of what London has to offer with the LondonTown.com guide to the best sights, walks and city tours.

 
 
 
 

London in Fiction and Films

London has been used as a setting in many films and books throughout the ages - from Dickens to Dan Brown, James Bond to Harry Potter, The Italian Job to Notting Hill. In this special feature, we look at London's continued influence on popular culture, movies and literature.

 
 
 
 

London Sightseeing Tours

Numerous sightseeing tours operate across London so you can make the most of this stunning city - whether you want to explore it by foot, on bike or boat, in an open-top bus or even in a privately chauffeured car. Comprehensive commentaries offer colourful historic and anecdotal background to bring alive the amazing sites of London, crammed with stunning architecture, iconic buildings and fascinating museums.

 
 
 
 

London Festivals

From its impressive selection of city-based music festivals to a generous offering of film and food events, London provides a feast for all the senses with its year-round festival programme.

 
 
 
 

Top London Venues

Home to world-famous palaces, museums and sporting arenas, as well as renowned entertainment venues and galleries, London is never short for sights to see and events to attend.

 
 
 
 

Christmas in London 2019

Tis the season to be jolly, the decorations are up, the lights are on, the ice rinks are open and the snow is fast approaching. While the weather may be getting cooler, London's Christmas season is just warming up. This special cracker of a feature tells you everything you need to know in planning a fabulously festive month in the capital, and for a roundup of all the cultural treats on offer take a look at our December in London feature.

 
 
 
 

London Conference Centres

London boasts a huge choice of world class conference centres; some are housed within historically important buildings, others are purpose-built, all are fitted with state-of-the-art technology including the latest audio and visual equipment. We've made a shortlist of the top large conference centres in central London, capable of taking up to 2,500 people.

 
 
 
 

London Airports

Landing at one of London's major airport terminals can be daunting. Travel from touch down to the city centre requires some planning. Luckily the capital is well served with buses, trains, Tubes, taxis and private transfer companies. The key is finding the right option for you.

 
 
 
 

February 2019 Half Term in London

London has a generous programme of family friendly events and activities this half term, as well as a great selection of restaurants that cater to little diners. So be sure to avoid the dreaded phrase "I'm bored" and read on to discover how to keep the youngsters entertained during the school break.

 
 
 
 

Valentine's Day in London 2019

Whether you're loved up, hoping to hook up or not even looking up to acknowledge it, London is the perfect place to spend Valentine's Day. From hot dates and romantic walks to masked balls and anti-Valentine's parties, there's something in the city for you. Read on to find the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day in London.

 
 
 
 

Pancake Day in London 2019

Some see it as the beginning of Lent, others as an excuse to eat a great big pile of Nutella-coated pancakes. Either way, frying pans are heating up for Pancake Day on Tuesday 5th March 2019. Find out the best places to eat incredible crepes and watch flipping marvellous races on Shrove Tuesday with LondonTown's indispensable guide.

 
 
 
 

St Patrick's Day in London

Attracting more than 100,000 people to the city, St Patrick's Day in London is a big affair, with a whole host of Irish themed revelling to enjoy. Whether you want to visit the official parade and festival at Trafalgar Square or simply enjoy a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub, London as a lot to offer in celebration of the patron saint of Ireland.

 
 
 
 

Bib Gourmand Restaurants in London

 
 
 
 

Frieze Week

60,000 visitors descend on the city during Frieze week, 4th-7th October 2018. Find out the best art fairs, exhibitions and events in London with LondonTown.com's guide to what's worth seeing.

 
 
 
 

London Christmas Shows & Pantos

 
 
 
 

Summer in London for Families

 

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