What's on in the capital


London is a diverse and exciting city featuring some of the world's best sights, attractions and activities. With so much history to discover and new places to experience, it can sometimes be hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit. The Lanesborough's team of dedicated Concierges, each a member of Les Clefs d'Or, is on hand to provide you with the best information to ensure your stay in the world's greatest city is enjoyable.

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Your London calendar

The first major UK exhibition to explore the exceptional talents of the Renaissance master Donatello, arguably the greatest sculptor of all time. Experience a fresh vision of the artist and his influence on subsequent generations.

The Sovereign's birthday is officially celebrated by the ceremony of Trooping the Colour (The King's Birthday Parade). This impressive display of pageantry takes place on a Saturday in June by his personal troops, the Household Division, on Horse Guards Parade, with His Majesty The King himself attending and taking the salute. During the ceremony, The King is greeted by a Royal salute and carries out an inspection of the troops.

Revered across the globe, Royal Ascot attracts many of racing’s finest horses. It is also equally synonymous with sartorial elegance, being awash with exquisite fashion and magnificent millinery creations. From the arrival of the Royal Procession, to the communal singing around Ascot’s Bandstand, each of the five days is an event which must be seen to be believed.

Returning for another year, American Express presents British Summer Time Hyde Park - A ten day event held in Hyde Park, London. A wide range of entertainment will be hosted in Hyde Park, including various film, music and sport events. This year's performers include Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, P!nk, Gwen Stefani, Blackpink, and Take That.

Experience nature like you've never seen it before at the Natural History Museum's annual wildlife photographic exhibition, where remarkable photographs illustrate the beauty of our planet.

Wimbledon is one of the oldest tennis tournaments in the world and a highlight of the annual British sporting calendar. Experience the history and traditions of The Championships at Wimbledon.

Get up to speed with everything you need to know about the British Grand Prix 2023 in Silverstone, one of the fastest circuits in the F1 calendar.

Frameless is a brand new immersive and multi-dimensional art experience featuring iconic masterpieces by Cezanne, Kandinsky, Monet, Dali, Van Gogh, Canaletto, Rembrandt and Klimt to name but a few. With over 479 million pixels delivered by a million lumens of light, Frameless elevates the traditional art experience to a whole new level, accompanied by a score of breath-taking classical and contemporary music.

Recognised around the world as The King's official London residence and a working royal palace, explore the magnificent State Rooms, including the Throne Room, the Music Room, the Ballroom and the Palace Gardens of Buckingham Palace this summer.

Tate Modern presents a rare chance to experience two of Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirror Rooms. These immersive installations will transport you into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections. Infinity Mirrored Room – Filled with the Brilliance of Life is one of Kusama’s largest installations to date and was made for her 2012 retrospective at Tate Modern. It is shown alongside Chandelier of Grief, a room which creates the illusion of a boundless universe of rotating crystal chandeliers.

Discover what fashion can tell us about life in the 18th century, a revolutionary period of trade, travel and technology which fuelled fashion trends across all levels of society. Delve into the Georgians’ style story and get up close to magnificent paintings, prints and drawings by artists including Gainsborough, Zoffany and Hogarth, as well as luxurious textiles, sparkling jewellery, and a range of accessories from snuff boxes to swords.

From Charles II to Lizzo and Lady Gaga, discover over 200 objects at Crown to Couture, the blockbuster exhibition of 2023 at Kensington Palace. Enter the glittering world of the royal Georgian court and witness the power of dress in the Georgian era and discover and how it has inspired today's iconic red-carpet looks.

Using large-scale projection in a remarkable new space, David Hockney takes us on a personal journey through sixty years of his art. Lightroom’s vast walls and revolutionary sound system enable us to experience the world through Hockney’s eyes. His life-long fascination with the possibilities of new media is given vibrant expression in a show that invites us to look more closely, more truly and more joyously.

Step into the world of the colossal titanosaur Patagotitan mayorum, one of the largest known creatures to have ever walked Earth, before travelling through 4.6 billion years of our planet's history at the Natural History Museum in nearby South Kensington.

DIVA will celebrate the power and creativity of iconic performers, exploring and redefining what it means to be a diva and how this has been subverted or embraced over time across opera, stage, popular music and film. Featuring fashion, photography, design, costumes, music and live performance at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the exhibition looks at how the performer has intersected with society and driven change through their voice and art.

See the Crown Jewels, Britain’s most precious treasures, including the St Edward's Crown and sacred Coronation Regalia used at the Coronation of HM King Charles III, at The Tower of London. Comprising more than 100 objects and over 23,000 gemstones, the Crown Jewels are priceless, being of incalculable cultural, historical, and symbolic value. View the Crown Jewels as part of a tour of The Tower of London, a secure fortress, royal palace and infamous prison.

As the days slowly start to get lighter and longer, it is the perfect time to get out and enjoy spring in The Royal Parks.

There’s an impressive 250 years of history in the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, but they’re also paving the way for the future with not one, but two national bases for research into botanical studies. While you’re strolling through the Victorian Palm House or seeking out the luscious flora, scientists are working away in offices and laboratories behind the scenes.

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