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Events and things to do in and near Soho

London is one of the world's most vibrant cities, and entertainment can come in all shapes and sizes - from the latest A-List actor walking the boards in Shaftesbury Avenue to the newest shot-pouring specialist in Soho or a wonderful new exhibition at one of the many much loved museums.

Our Local Ambassadors are trained to be able to help with any requests you may have. We pride ourselves on service, and will do our utmost to locate and book tickets or make reservations on your behalf at no extra cost.

Our boutique Soho hotel in central London is near to Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street, putting you right on the doorstep of a plethora of entertainment!

Take a look at what's going on around us and please let us know if we can offer any assistance:

Justin Timberlake : 1st and 2nd April 
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB
Tube: North Greenwich Station
The star's first solo show at the arena since 2007.

OCTOBER EVENTS

London Restaurant Festival: 8th - 27th October

If you love food, don't miss the London Restaurant Festival; three weeks of fabulous foodie events and special menus at London restaurants.

Now in its sixth year, the London Restaurant Festival is a city-wide celebration of London restaurants and chefs. There's something for every taste and budget, from great-value festival restaurant-hopping menus to amazing one-off chef-led events.

Highlights include: 

  • Festival menus: some of the best restaurants in London create special fixed-priced taster menus as a way for food lovers to sample their dishes. 
  • Tours and trails: a range of tours gathered by culinary theme. 
  • Tasty activities: Look out for other food-focused activities running throughout the festival
Rembrandt - The Final Years: 15th October - 18th January 2015

National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN

Tube: Charing Cross / Leicester Square / Embankment / Piccadilly Circus / Covent Garden

Approximately 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints from Rembrandt's final creative period are featured in Rembrandt: The Final Years, a blockbuster exhibition at London's National Gallery staged in Autumn 2014.

Organised by the National Gallery in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, it's the first ever in-depth, focused exploration of Rembrandt's late works. Works from the final years of his life, from the 1650s until his death in 1669, show how Rembrandt showed no signs of complacency. In fact, his later works are among his best and it’s this period that defines our image of Rembrandt the man and the artist.

Lady Gaga - The Artpop Ball Tour: 23rd October

The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0BB

Tube: North Greenwich

The Lady Gaga circus rolls back into town this October playing at The O2 on Thursday 23rd October, returning to the UK capital after her hugely successful sell-out gig at Twickenham Stadium two years ago where she played to a 55,000-strong crowd.

This time the multi-million album selling star is bringing her artRave: The Artpop Ball tour to London, which is supporting her number album Artpop. Expect classic singles such as Poker Face and Paparazzi to be given an airing, a fair few costume changes and an elaborate set. If her last London outing is anything to go by there'll be "frequent moments of chutzpah and high-wire ingenuity" (The Guardian), and, quite possibly one bit where "she emerges from between the legs of an inflatable pregnant version of herself". Totally Gaga.

Diwali Festival: 26th October

Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DS

Tube: Charing Cross / Leicester Square / Embankment / Piccadilly Circus  

Known as the festival of lights, Diwali has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, and is celebrated by many of the capital's South Asian communities.

Diwali on the Square gives Londoners a chance to come together and celebrate at a free concert with backing from the Mayor's office. This annually occurring event in Trafalgar Square has become a major fixture in London's calendar, with colourful decorations, Indian music and theatrical displays all adding to the sense of occasion. Contemporary and traditional dances including the energetic Garba and Dandia are traditionally performed to celebrate Diwali and people of all faiths are welcome at this celebration of the victory of light over darkness. 

Halloween 2014 - events and attractions in London: 31st October

Gloomy dungeons, a haunted tower, bloodthirsty history; is there anywhere or any time more frightening than Halloween in London?

There are loads of horrifying Halloween events, spooky venues and restaurants, Halloween parties, scary attractions and opportunities to don your most chilling fancy dress costumes during Halloween in London on and around 31st October. 

If you're the kind of person who likes to take your chances all year round, The London Dungeon's Sweeney Todd and the Jack the Ripper Ghost Walks will be frightening visitors for Halloween in London, and well beyond (the grave)!


ONGOING EVENTS

Miss Saigon: 3rd May - 25th October 

Prince Edward Theatre, 28 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D 4HS

Miss Saigon makes a welcome return to London's West End in 2014, taking to the stage at the Prince Edward Theatre. 

The musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil enjoyed a record-breaking run at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago, and has since played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world.  Having waited for the perfect London theatre to become available, Sir Cameron Mackintosh now presents his reworked show and brings the love story to life once again. 

Set during the final days of the American occupation of Saigon, the musical tells the story of a young Vietnamese orphan girl who is sold for the night to an American GI, resulting in both their lives changing forever. The production will tell a grittier and more realistic version of the story and will also feature a new song titled Maybe, which will be sung for the first time in English during the London shows.

Wedding Dresses 1775-2014: 3rd May - 15th March 2015

Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, Cromwell Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2RL

Tube: South Kensington Station

The V&A turns its attentions, and not inconsiderable costume collection, to the subject of marriage, and in particular the evolution of the wedding dress over the past two hundred years. 

When did white become the norm? And how have notable fashion designers from Norman Hartnell and Charles James to the outré John Galliano, Christian Lacroix and Vivienne Westwood and classic Vera Wang put their own mark on this iconic form? 

Augmenting the V&A's own pieces will be some new acquisitions and loans such as Dita Von Teese's purple dress (worn when she married Marilyn Manson) and the outfits worn by Gwen Stefani and Gavin Rossdale on their wedding day.

 

Soho Theatre

Bang in the creative heart of London, Soho Theatre is a major new writing theatre and a writers’ development organisation of national significance.  With a programme spanning theatre, comedy, cabaret and writers’ events and home to a lively bar, Soho Theatre is one of the most vibrant venues on London’s cultural scene.

For a full list of their shows visit www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/

More

When it comes to theatre and comedy we have always found the pages of Time Out offer a broad and helpful insight. Take a look through and see if there is anything that takes your fancy.

Football has always been a huge draw for people visiting London and as the capital now has six teams (Tottenham Hotspur, Arsenal, QPR, Chelsea, West Ham & Fulham) in the premier league there is always a high profile match at weekends. Tickets can be tricky to get hold of for some games but it is always worth asking the question at reception.

Museums and galleries  are always a great way to spend an afternoon. Whether it’s wondering what the latest feature piece in the Tate Modern actually means or enjoying old (and we mean prehistoric!) classics like the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, there will always be something to see.

If your request is something simpler – perhaps a recommendation for a good local bar or restaurant – then please do not hesitate to talk to our team. We work closely with many of the local businesses and will have a number of exclusive offers with some of our favourite local places that we can offer our guests soon!

 

If we can be of any assistance, no matter what the request, please just let us know: soho.info@thenadler.com

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