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:
London Bridal Show: 8th – 11th March
Olympia - Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London W14 8UX
Overground station: Kensington Olympia
The London Bridal Show returns to Olympia in March for three action-packed days, during which more than 200 exhibitors will showcase their collections for the coming season to buyers from across the globe.
The London Bridal Show will take place in the National Hall of Olympia in West London, within walking distance of a fine selection of restaurants and theatres, making it easy to enjoy a great night out after a busy day spent buying for the coming season and networking with industry colleagues at the show.
London Super Comic Convention: 14th – 15th March
ExCeL London - Royal Victoria Dock, 1 Western Gateway, London E16 1XL
DLR station: Custom House for ExCeL (West) or Prince Regent for ExCeL (East)
We suspect some seriously special cosplay is being planned for the fourth year of this huge comic con featuring legendary special guests, dozens of exhibitors, nearly 100 artists, internationally renowned costume makers and some festival exclusives.
Award-winning writer, editor and illustrator Neal Adams (who's worked on 'Batman', 'Superman' and 'X-Men' amongst others) will be in attendance, as will Marvel Comics illustrator John Romita, Jr. Guests are invited to get dolled up and enter the London Super Costume Championship, for which the grand prize is a trip for two to Dragon Con in Atlanta.
Mother’s Day: 15th March
Show your appreciation to your mum and treat her to an unforgettable Mother's Day in London. From pampering experiences to leisurely lunches, West End shows to afternoon teas...the options are endless, so go ahead and spoil your mum!
Mother's Day is a popular date for dining out so book restaurants in advance and make sure you mention any special offers at the time of booking.
Share the magic of a musical with your mum. Choose from the Top 10 London Musicals or one of the many other world-class productions now on. Remember to check performance dates and times as not all productions have Sunday shows. Fridays and Saturdays are the busiest days of the week so it's a good idea to book well in advance!
St Patricks Day in London: 15th - 17th March
Celebrate St Patrick’s Day on and around the 17th March with a parade through central London and a spectacular festival in Trafalgar Square.
St Patricks Day Parade
Every year London hosts a St Patrick's Day Parade with marching bands, floats, street theatre and more. All 32 Irish counties are represented, dressed in their traditional county colours. Other parade participants include members of London's Irish community and other Londoners.
This year the parade will make its way down Piccadilly at midday on Sunday 15th March, on a 1.5 mile route passing some of London’s most iconic Landmarks including the Ritz, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, before passing on to Whitehall. Among the numerous marching bands, dance groups and sports clubs you'll easily spot the five metre tall firebird breathing a fountain of sparks and a 10-metre high St Patrick.
St Patricks Day Festival in Trafalgar Square
The free St Patrick's Day Festival in Trafalgar Square is a great chance to experience Irish culture: you can enjoy traditional music, dancing, comedy and film, and sample produce from the Emerald Isle. The 2015 festival will be held on 15th March and is set to be a dance fest.
X Factor Live in London: 20th – 21th March
The O2 - Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX
Tube: North Greenwich
Witness the nation’s biggest music show in person at the O2 Arena!
The television phenomenon has been making musical dreams come true for more than a decade. Watch hopeful singers show off their vocal talents live. Television viewers have been following the singers every inch of the way, as they've endured everything from boot camps and judges' houses, to studio recordings and the nail-biting public voting.
Having navigated the highs and the lows of the contest, they can start to fulfil their dreams of performing to vast arena crowds. Audiences can expect moving renditions of classic songs along with crowd-pleasing performances of favourites from the television show, as the best eight performers demonstrate that they have that elusive X Factor spark.
Rowing - Head of the River Race 2015: 29th March at 12h00
Now into its 89th year, the Head of the River Race is one of London's oldest sporting traditions. Every spring, 400 crews from around the globe take to the waters of London's famous river Thames to compete in this historic boating event.
The race was started in 1926 and today sees hundreds of boats, each manned by eight men, row the length of the 4.25 mile (6.8km) championship course from Mortlake to Putney. It is customary for the previous year's winner to start first. They are followed at 10-second intervals by other crews in finishing order, and finally, the new entries start in alphabetical order.
We recommend heading to Chiswick Bridge to see the crew off, cheering them on from Barnes Bridge as they gather pace, or watching them approach from Hammersmith Bridge. All of these locations can become very busy, so get there at least 45 minutes before the race begins in order to secure a good spot!
Drawn by Light: The Royal Photographic Society Collection: until 1st March
Science Museum – Exhibition Road, South Kensington, London SW7 2DD
Tube: South Kensington
Find out how photography has shaped our perception of the world.
This new exhibition brings together over 200 extraordinary highlights from the collection of the world’s oldest surviving photographic society, by some of the greatest names in photography. In collaboration with the Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen in Mannheim, Germany, and with the support of The Royal Photographic Society, the Science Museum has made a selection of key treasures from this extraordinary collection.
A must see for photography and history lovers!
Wedding Dresses 1775 - 2014: until 15th March
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.
The Art of the Brick: until 12th April
Old Truman Brewery, Loading Bay, Ely’s Yard, 15 Hanbury Street, London E1 6QR
Tube: Aldgate East / Old Street / Liverpool Street
Nathan Sawaya’s unique work varies from conceptual pieces to iconic classical artwork and he is the first artist to ever take LEGO into the art world.
The Art of the Brick is his first UK exhibition, and features large-scale sculptures created using millions of LEGO building blocks, which will no doubt change your view of what these little brick can achieve. Having already wowed audiences all over the world, this travelling exhibition is one of the most extraordinary and innovative in recent memory.
If you would like to find out more – click www.artofthebrick.co.uk
The Real Food Market
Weekly (every Friday – Sunday), 11h00 – 20h00
Southbank Centre - Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX
Tube: Waterloo / Embankment
Home to some of the rising stars of London’s street food scene, The Real Food Market is one of London’s best addresses for fresh, high quality, great value food and drink, sourced directly from over 40 who rear, grow and make your food; supporting small producers and independent traders.
The idea of the ‘Real Food Market’ is to support sustainability and ethical correctly produced goods. So, whatever you will purchase will not just be absolutely fresh and good for you but also for our planet.
For more information, visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Harry Potter London Tour (Muggle Tour)
Daily throughout the year
Starts: near London Bridge
Ends: Leicester Square
Be a true Harry Potter fan and let the tour guide take your into the world of magic and witchcraft. You will get the unique chance to explore the film locations and places that inspired J.K. Rowling, and learn a little about the weird and wonderful goings-on during the filming of the beloved Harry Potter movies!
Let magic become reality..!
Full details can be found at www.muggletours.co.uk
The Jermyn Street Experience with Dr Cindy Lawford
16h00 every Friday (tour lasts ~ two hours and costs £15 / person)
Meet in front of Jermyn Street Theatre, 16b Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6ST
This sense-expanding, anecdote-filled tour of London’s Jermyn Street offers special access to the traditional shops selling exquisite perfumes, cheeses, cigars and art works that make it so famous. You’ll hear how the finest gentlemen’s hats are made and how the best bespoke shirts tailored, as well as learning about the history of the street’s buildings and their celebrated residents.
Booking is recommended and full details can be found at www.cindylawford.co.uk/jermyn-street-experience
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.
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: email@example.com