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

There is no event in the social calendar quite as revered as Royal Ascot. It is not merely an event, it is a realm reserved for the crème de la crème – the best in racing, the best in hospitality – and, of course, the best in style.

The world’s oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament is celebrating its 137th tournament in 2024. Experience the history and traditions of The Championships at Wimbledon.

11 July - 29 September 2024

Visit Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the home of The King, the focus of national and royal celebrations as well as the backdrop of the regular Changing the Guard ceremony. Explore the magnificent State Rooms, including the Throne Room, the Music Room, the Ballroom and the Palace Gardens, which are open to visitors for 10 weeks each summer.

Experience the phenomenal, groundbreaking, genre-bending artist SZA on the first Saturday of BST Hyde Park’s three weekends. SZA is joined by special guests Sampha and Snoh Aalegra.

Experience the Grammy Award-winning Kings Of Leon, who will headline on Sunday 30 June, with special guest Paolo Nutini and support from The Vaccines.

Experience Morgan Wallen - one of Country’s top touring artists. Wallen’s 57-show 2023 One Night At A Time World Tour delivered the man the New York Times dubbed “one of the biggest stars in pop, period" to fans worldwide, and Wallen will bring the show to BST Hyde Park for the first time this summer.

Experience a full day of spellbinding music in London’s iconic Hyde Park as part of the British Summer Time concert series, featuring performances from world-class classical music artists and emerging talent, before witnessing a spectacular performance from Andrea Bocelli.

Experience one of the UK’s greatest entertainers and global icon, Robbie Williams, at British Summer Time Hyde Park this Summer for a UK festival exclusive performance.

Experience the iconic global superstar Shania Twain live in London. She will take the stage on Sunday 7 July for her BST Hyde Park debut. Joining the line-up are special guests The Corrs.

Pop music icon Kylie Minogue joins the illustrious line-up of global superstars performing live in concert at this year's British Summer Time festival in London's Hyde Park.

Experience the legendary singer, songwriter and storyteller Stevie Nicks, at British Summer Time Hyde Park this Summer for a UK festival exclusive performance.

K-pop sensation Stray Kids are coming to London for a UK exclusive performance at British Summer Time Hyde Park this Summer.

Taylor Swift makes her long-awaited return to the UK and will play six London dates in the summer of 2024 as part of her ‘Eras’ world tour. Taylor Swift will play London’s Wembley Stadium on June 21st, 22nd and 23rd, as well as heading back two months later for another double-act on 15th, 16th and 17th of August 2024.

The first exhibition of its kind exploring the extraordinary career of fashion model Naomi Campbell. Through the work of leading global designers and photographers, the iconic Victoria & Albert Museum celebrates her creative collaborations, activism and far-reaching cultural impact.

Experience cinema’s most iconic films with the score performed live by an orchestra in the spectacular surroundings of the Royal Albert Hall.

Blending cutting-edge technology, spectacular lighting, and some of the most beloved songs ever written, ABBA take to the stage in a whole new way. In a stunning, purpose-built arena, one of the most popular groups in history appear as digital avatars in a ‘ground-breaking’ (Metro) concert that really ‘needs to be seen to be believed’ (BBC).

Delve into the fantastical world of Tim Burton in this major exhibition exploring his remarkable creations and key collaborations with designers. This major exhibition will invite visitors into his world through an exploration of the design of his unique aesthetic. While most well-known for his cinematic work, this show will display the full extent of his production as an illustrator, painter, photographer and author, as well as exploring key collaborations with designers.

Londoners are proud of their abundant green spaces dotted around the city. Discover the beautiful Royal Parks, from wild Richmond Park for deer-spotting to nearby Hyde Park, Green Park and St James's Park which offer a welcome respite from busy city life.

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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1 Victoria and Albert Museum

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of applied arts, decorative arts and design, housing a permanent collection of over 2.27 million objects. It was founded in 1852 and named after Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

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2 Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in London is a museum that exhibits a vast range of specimens from various segments of natural history

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3 The Royal Albert Hall

The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall in South Kensington. Since the hall's opening by Queen Victoria in 1871, the world's leading artists from many performance genres have appeared on its stage.

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4 The National Gallery

The National Gallery is an art museum in Trafalgar Square, founded in 1824. It houses a collection of over 2,300 paintings dating from the mid-13th century to 1900.

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5 Royal Academy of Arts

The Royal Academy of Arts, located in the heart of London, is a place where art is made, exhibited and debated.

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6 Tate Britain

Tate Britain is the oldest gallery in the Tate network, opening in 1897.Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.

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7 The British Museum

The British Museum is a public museum dedicated to human history, art and culture located in the Bloomsbury area of London. Its permanent collection of eight million works is the largest in the world. It documents the story of human culture from its beginnings to the present.

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8 Tate Modern

Tate Modern is free to visit and on display are paintings, sculptures and large-scale installations from artists around the world including Pablo Picasso, Yayoi Kusama and Henri Matisse.

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9 Hyde Park

Discover Hyde Park, known for its major events and home to a variety of gardens, children’s playgrounds, sports facilities and historic monuments.

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10 The Green Park

The Green Park is one of London’s eight Royal Parks, a peaceful triangle of mature trees and grasslands offering a quiet retreat from city life.

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11 Regent's Park & Primrose Hill

The Regent’s Park & Primrose Hill, home to a large wetland area, gardens, children’s playgrounds, sports facilities and more.

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12 Kensington Gardens

Kensington Gardens is one of London’s eight Royal Parks covering an area of 265 acres of old and new park pastimes and green space.

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13 Richmond Park

Richmond Park, one of London’s eight Royal Parks, covering 2,500 acres and home to ancient trees, herds of deer and the Isabella Plantation.

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14 Bushy Park

Bushy Park, the second largest of London’s eight Royal Parks at over 1000 acres, home to wild deer and located north of Hampton Court Palace.

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15 St. James's Park

St. James’s Park, the oldest Royal Park at the heart of ceremonial London. Enjoy great views of the lake and fountain from St. James’s Café.

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16 Victoria Tower Gardens

Victoria Tower Gardens is a small pocket of green space in the heart of Westminster, home to a number of memorials.

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17 Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park is one of London's eight Royal Parks, a mix of 17th century landscape, stunning gardens and is part of the Greenwich World Heritage Site.

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18 Camden Market

Camden Market is actually several markets wrapped into one fun, funky canalside shopping experience. There is a wide array of goods to view ranging from antiques to clothes (vintage and new) crafts, accessories and furnishings.

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19 Borough Market

Borough Market is a wholesale and retail market, one of the largest and oldest food markets in London.

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20 Portobello Road Market

The famous Portobello Road antiques and flea market in Notting Hill takes place every Saturday although there are also stalls from Monday to Friday.

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21 Spitalfields market

Nestled in the heart of the The City, in the shadow of Christ Church, Spitalfields Market offers the perfect antidote to out-of-town shopping malls.

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22 Columbia Road Market

Lined with chic boutiques, every Sunday this historic street fills with a bright patchwork of hundreds of flower stalls.

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23 Harvey Nichols

Luxury department store, Harvey Nichols, offers designer fashion, beauty, food & wine both online and in-store in Knightsbridge.

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24 Harrods

Home to over 3000 brands, shop designer fashion and accessories, luxury beauty, fine jewellery and watches, food, furniture and more.

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25 Regent Street

Regent Street is London's distinctive home of fashion, dining, wellness and lifestyle, world class flagships stores and award-winning restaurants.

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26 Bond Street

Bond Street is a one-stop destination for clothes, homeware, drinks, leather goods and art. Since the 18th century the street has housed many prestigious and upmarket fashion retailers.

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27 Battersea Power Station

Discover London’s most exciting new shopping and leisure destination at the iconic Grade II* listed, Battersea Power Station.

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28 Apsley House

Apsley House is the London townhouse of the Dukes of Wellington. It stands alone at Hyde Park Corner, on the south-east corner of Hyde Park, facing towards the large traffic roundabout in the centre of which stands the Wellington Arch. It is a Grade I listed building.

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29 Wellington Arch

Wellington Arch was built as an original entrance to Buckingham Palace, later becoming a victory arch proclaiming Wellington's defeat of Napoleon. Crowned by the largest bronze sculpture in Europe, it depicts the Angel of Peace descending on the 'Quadriga' - or four-horsed chariot - of War.

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30 Tower Bridge

Tower Bridge is a Grade I listed combined bascule and suspension bridge in London, built between 1886 and 1894.

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31 Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is recognised around the world as the home of of His Majesty The King of United Kingdom, the focus of national and royal celebrations, as well as the backdrop to the regular Changing the Guard ceremony.

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32 St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul's Cathedral is an Anglican cathedral in London, and is the seat of the Bishop of London. The cathedral serves as the mother church of the Diocese of London. It is on Ludgate Hill at the highest point of the City of London.

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33 The Shard

The Shard, also referred to as the Shard London Bridge and formerly London Bridge Tower, is a 72-storey mixed use development supertall skyscraper, designed by the Italian architect Renzo Piano, in Southwark.

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34 The Palace of Westminster and Big Ben

The Palace of Westminster is the meeting place of the House of Commons and the House of Lords, the two houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. The Elizabeth Tower is the clock tower of the Palace of Westminster in London, England. It contains the Great Clock, a striking clock with five bells.

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