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Collider: Large Hadron Collider Exhibition: 13th November - 6th May
A new exhibition about the Large Hadron Collider is now open at the Science Museum, transporting visitors into the heart of one of the greatest scientific experiments of our times. Collider will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the famous CERN particle physics laboratory in the first exhibition of its kind, offering visitors the closest experience possible to visiting the famous site itself. The immersive exhibition will blend theatre, video and sound art, taking visitors to the site of the LHC where they can explore areas including CERN’s Control Room and a huge underground detector cavern.
Easter Weekend in London 2014: 18th - 21st April
Keep your whole family entertained over the Easter holidays with a host of special events in London. And remember, Easter's not just for kids; there are lots of Easter treats for grown-ups in London too!
Look out for special Easter events and activities for kids at London attractions, including:
• Real eggs and fluffy ducklings at WWT London Wetland Centre
• Fun family activities with a historic theme at Historic Royal Palaces
• Easter egg hunts at Cutty Sark, V&A Museum of Childhood and Kew Gardens
Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square 2014: 21st April
Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
London celebrates St George's Day with a whole host of free events including parades, food festivals, children's activities and more. A highlight is the annual Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square which will take place on 21st April.
St George's Day is officially on 23rd April.
History of St George and the Dragon
St George is the patron saint of England. His name is most commonly associated with the legend of St George and the Dragon.
In the mythical tale, George obtains glory by slaying a dragon that is terrorising the countryside and is about to eat a beautiful princess. George survives the ordeal by invoking the sign of the cross.
As a mark of their gratitude, the local citizens all convert to Christianity and seek to copy George's chivalrous, princess-saving behaviour.
The story is loosely based on a real-life George who was born around 280AD and grew up to become a Christian soldier of the Roman Empire.
The myth of St George and the Dragon in England was known prior to the Norman conquest in 1066. But the idea of George as the nation's patron saint probably caught on around William Shakespeare's time.
In Shakespeare's play Henry V, the English troops are famously rallied with the cry "God for Harry, England and St George!".
Royal Opera: Faust
4th, 7th, 11th, 14th, 17th, 22nd and 25th April at 7pm
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station
McVicar's lavish production sets the action in Paris on the eve of the Franco-Prussian War.
Carnaby 20% Shopping Party: from 17h00 - 21h00 on Thursday 1st May
Carnaby Street, London W1F 9PS
Shoppers can take advantage of a 20% discount in more than 100 shops, restaurants and bars in and around Carnaby Street at this exclusive, one-day-only shopping party.
Shoppers can register for their free ticket. In addition to the 20% discount there will be lots of free activities taking place, including live music and DJ sets, a Grazia pop-up shop, free makeovers at the Instagram lounge, complimentary drinks and special giveaways.
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.
Kitchen Gardens: from 3rd May
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey KT8 9AU
Tube: Richmond Station
The latest addition to Hampton Court Palace's world-class gardens will be the restored Kitchen Gardens, which will be used to show how food was produced for the King's table at the palace.
The Tiltyard was used as the royal kitchen garden throughout the 18th century and this recreation will be faithful to its time, right down to the types of gardening displays used to cultivate rare heritage fruit and veg.
The garden will be open to the public free of charge.
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.
English National Opera - Thebans: 3rd May - 3rd June
Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Covent Garden Station, Embankment Underground Station
Distinguished playwright Frank McGuinness creates a compelling re-telling of Sophocles's timeless Theban tragedy for the English National Opera, which gets is world premiere at the London Coliseum in May 2014.
Focusing on the fate of Oedipus and his daughter Antigone, this earth shattering story, an important ENO commission, unites the playwright with prize-winning British composer Julian Anderson ("a composer to cherish", The Times) who has written his first opera with this piece.
De Nederlandse Opera Artistic Director Pierre Audi makes his much-anticipated ENO debut with this production, a tale of murder and incest, political ambition, and love and loyalty, which ends in catastrophe.
"Thebans in three words: families are terrifying" - Frank McGuinness.
Vaisakhi on the Square: Sunday 4th May
Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station
The official Vaisakhi Festival celebrations in Trafalgar Square are a colourful way to welcome in the Sikh New Year. The festival is truly a sight to behold, with traditional and modern Asian music and dancing and an array of exotic culinary delights on offer.
Commemorating 300 years of the consecration of Sri Guru Granth Sahib as the eternal Guru, the Vaisakhi festival includes performances of music such as Shabad Kirtin (religious hymns), as well as modern dance music and DJs. In previous years crowds of 30,000 have attended the celebrations, which typically end with a final prayer for the good and well-being of the whole of humanity.
Vegetarian food prepared by the Sikh community is usually on sale during the afternoon.
Miley Cyrus: Bangerz World Tour: Tuesday 6th May
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0BB
Tube: North Greenwich Station
The most talked about pop star of 2013 will be bringing her controversial stage antics to London this spring, as part of her mammoth Bangerz World Tour.
Last year, Miley Cyrus twerked up a storm wherever she went, grinding up against Robin Thicke, countless dwarfs and even Father Christmas. Furthermore, with an explicit music video for her hit single Wrecking Ball - which proved to be the most watched music video of 2013 - and sparking up a joint at the MTV Europe Music Awards, she certainly succeeded in claiming the spotlight.
Stopping by the O2 Arena for one night in May, her show comes with an explicit content warning.
Havana Rakatan: 6th - 24th May
Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, London WC2A 2HT
Tube: Holborn Station, Covent Garden Station, Temple Station
Havana Rakatan returns to Peacock Theatre for its sixth season this year, proving it to be one of Sadler's Wells' most successful productions.
The show is pure swinging with all the jazzy trumpeting and soulful rhythms of a live Cuban band setting the pace - even the name Havana Rakatan is evocative of an infectious stream of foot-stomping, body-twisting dances.
Choreographer Nilda Guerra has put this show in motion by reliving the story of Cuban dance and music on stage. From its roots in African and Spanish cultures - there's a clever fusion at the beginning - to the full flavour of salsa, rumba and cha-cha-cha, the women delight in their sultry selves and the men are men. It sizzles with Cuban passion and then conjures up a street party in Havana you'd definitely want to be invited to.
London Rugby Sevens: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th May
Where: Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, London TW1 1DZ
Tube: Hounslow East Station
Head down to the home of English rugby this May as Twickenham opens its doors to some of the world's finest rugby talent from 16 international teams for the London Sevens. The two-day tournament is a great chance to experience a sport whose popularity is growing fast.
Sevens is quicker and higher-scoring than Union or League rugby (think Twenty20 cricket), and the rules are far simpler, which explains part of its appeal. It also gives players the space for superb feats of individual skill, with the athletic Samoan, Fijian and New Zealand teams particularly prone to spectacular showboating.
There are plenty of well-timed breaks so you can hit the bar for some liquid refreshment and soak up some of the extra entertainment. It's also much cheaper than the 15-a-side version, which is always a bonus, and there's a distinctive carnival atmosphere to these events, with spectators often sporting a superb array of comedy fancy dress outfits.
The Royal Opera - Tosca: 10th May - 26th June
Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD
Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station
Jonathan Kent's naturalistic production of Puccini's classic love story Tosca, much revived since it was first seen at the Royal Opera House in 2006, is set in the turbulence of Napoleon's invasion of Rome in the summer of 1800.
Puccini's most famous opera, based on the play La Tosca by French dramatist Sardou, contrasts the passion of lovers Mario Cavaradossi and Floria Tosca with the lust of Baron Scarpia. "Handsome and traditional" says the Financial Times, "Opera with a capital O", says the Arts Desk.
Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival: Sunday 11th May
St Paul's Covent Garden, Bedford Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED
Tube: Covent Garden Station, Leicester Square Station, Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station
The annual Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival celebrates the red nosed stick-wielding puppet, bringing together dozens of puppeteers in a colourful, highly entertaining afternoon.
The celebrations in Covent Garden draw puppeteers from all over the country as well as folk music, dancers, clowns, jugglers and stalls. The location is appropriately close to the spot where Samuel Pepys first sighted Mr Punch on 9th May 1662 and recorded the fact in his diary - which is why the birthday celebrations fall on or near to 9th May.
The day's events start with a toast to Mr Punch, and a brass band led Grand Procession starting at St Paul's Church garden, a beautiful little oasis in the city centre. There follows a special service with a sermon administered by Rev Mark Oakley and Mr Punch himself.
An integral part of British heritage, the puppet with attitude is a wonderful, anarchic figure and this is a top traditional family day out.
Museums at Night: 15th, 16th and 17th May
Museum of London, 150 Wall, City, London EC2Y 5HN
Tube: Barbican Station, St. Paul's Station
This annual campaign treats visitors to after-hours fun in some of London's finest museums, galleries and heritage sights. Expect twilight tours and midnight mystery in some of the most fascinating and historic locations the capital has to offer.
The Museums at Night opens up our landmark museums for a weekend of special, exclusive viewings and events. Around 70 other venues take part, including the Museum of London, Freud Museum, Courtauld Gallery, and Museum of Soho.
If you think the idea of spending the night in a dusty old museum sounds a bit dull then think again, previous participants have enjoyed sunset hovercraft rides, live action cluedo, toy sleepovers and tunnel tours by lantern-light.
In 2014, Grayson Perry, Spencer Tunick and Rankin are among the ten artists taking part in Connect10, a project which aims to bring artists, audiences and venues together to create unique events.
London Burlesque Festival: 15th - 25th May
Madame Jojo's, 8-10 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F 0SE
Tube: Piccadilly Circus Station, Leicester Square Station, Tottenham Court Road Station
Prudes avert your eyes - for the London Burlesque Festival returns for the 8th year, brought to you by the infamous King of Burlesque, Chaz Royal, the man behind the hilariously named 'Pavabotti - The Naked Tenor'.
What was initially a weekend of glitz, vaudeville and sizzling striptease is now a whole 10 nights of raucous exotic entertainment, showcasing the very best in British burlesque and beyond. Taking place at Madame JoJo's and Conway Hall, the festival opens and closes with glittering ceremonies.
Further highlights include the Best of British, with a display of the most talented and unique burlesque and variety acts from London and the rest of the UK; Hollywood Revive, an evening of star-studded glamour to play tribute to the greatest film stars from the silver screen; and Twisted Cabaret, the weird and wonderful scene of alternative cabaret.
The festival also includes the Big Burlesque Day Out at Conway Hall, a day event including a vintage market, music and cocktails. If you crave suspenders, stockings, whips, lace, red lips, lascivious ladies, pert posteriors and a bit of a slap 'n' tickle then this is the event for your diary.
FA Cup Final: Saturday 17th May
Wembley Stadium, Wembley, London HA9 0WS
Tube: Wembley Park Station
The most famous cup competition in world football reaches its finale at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 17th May, as the two sides that have battled through to the FA Cup Final go all out to claim the last major trophy of the English season.
It's the first time the final will have a day to itself since 2010, restoring the match to its traditional place as the last game of the English season. The FA Cup Final is the culmination of the 2013-2014 season which runs from Saturday 17th August until Sunday 11th May 2014.
The ticket sale date and prices will be announced approximately one month before the event.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show: 20th - 24th May
Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, Chelsea, London SW3 4SR
Tube: Sloane Square Station
Two gardens mark the 100th anniversary of the Great War at the 2014 Chelsea Flower Show, the finest of the Royal Horticultural Society shows, held in the grounds of the Chelsea Royal Hospital since 1913. Help for Heroes will have a Hope on the Horizon garden in the shape of a Military Cross to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
Regarded as a highlight of the London summer season, the Chelsea Flower Show is a wonderful showcase of blooms and celebrities - even the Queen attends. Particularly spectacular are the gardens created by 800 of the greatest exponents of imaginative garden design, who spend nearly a month creating a horticultural wonderland over the 11-acre site. This beautiful and inspiring show is a real treat, even for non-gardeners.
Arctic Monkeys: 16h00 on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th May
Finsbury Park, Endymion Road, London N4 1EE
Tube: Manor House Station
Six years after their first appearance at Glastonbury, the Arctic Monkeys performed at last summer's famous festival to critical acclaim, with The Guardian claiming they were "a more powerful act than ever".
Summer 2014 brings the BRIT and Ivor Novello award-winning, Sheffield-born quartet to Finsbury Park for two nights, with support from Tame Impala, Miles Kane, and Royal Blood. Expect well known indie-rock hits and anthems from their back catalogue as well as new material from AM, their latest studio album.
ITU World Triathlon London: Saturday 31st May and Sunday 1st June
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London W2 2UH
Tube: Knightsbridge Station
Following the overwhelming success of the 2012 Olympics and a spectacular ITU World Triathlon Series grand final, hosted here in September last year, London's Hyde Park has firmly established as the venue for one of the world's most iconic triathlons.
The event returns on 31st May and 1st June 2014, bringing together triathletes of all levels, from future stars to Olympic medallists to weekend warriors. The course is more or less identical to the one used during London 2012, setting the scene perfectly for a dramatic showdown between 2012 medallists the Brownlee brothers, who will be joined by 5,000 of the world's top triathletes (from varying age-groups) over six days of action in and around the Serpentine Boating Lake, culminating in the elite women's and men's races.
Many thousands of spectators are expected to watch the superstars of the London 2012 Olympic Games and 2013 World Championships return to the UK's home of triathlon.
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/
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.
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