February 2014 – With the last few months proving to be a washout, why not plan a visit to the Capital this spring and summer and treat yourself with the ‘Great Weekend Deals’ package at London Bridge Hotel. Rates start from GBP99 for an overnight’s stay with free internet access and add a full buffet breakfast for only GBP10 when booking in advance. For full details of the package and to make bookings visit: www.londonbridgehotel.com/offers.
Here is our top pick:
The Glamour of Italian Fashion at the V&A – 5 April – 27 July:
The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014, will be a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story will be explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy’s reputation for quality and style.
The Boat Race – 6th April:
The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on the Thames is one of the world’s longest running sports events, and one of the most popular on the London sports calendar. Come and join the fun on the banks of the Thames between Mortlake and Putney and cheer on the rowers.
Virgin Money London Marathon – 13th April:
Be part of the Virgin Money London Marathon. Whether you run, walk or cheer from the sidelines, this is a London sporting institution. Every year, approximately 30,000 people run the 26.2 mile (42.2km) marathon through the streets of London.
Kenneth Clark at Tate Modern – 20th May – 10th August:
This exhibition explores the impact of art historian, public servant and broadcaster Kenneth Clark, who is widely seen as one of the most influential figures in British art of the twentieth century. The exhibition examines Clark’s role and celebrates his contribution to bringing art in the twentieth century to a broader audience.
Greenwich and Docklands Festival – 20th – 28th June:
The Greenwich and Docklands International Festival returns with a rollercoaster of theatre, dance and spectacle – all for free! It brings the best UK and international performers to streets, parks and public spaces in and around Greenwich.
A Streetcar Named Desire at the Young Vic Theatre – Summer:
Gillian Anderson stars as Blanche DuBois whose downward spiral collides with the visceral, animal Stanley, creating theatre’s most famous explosion of sexual tension. A Must See!