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

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.

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.

The first UK exhibition dedicated to the work of French couturière, Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel, charting the establishment of the House of CHANEL and the evolution of her iconic design style. Featuring over 180 looks, seen together for the first time, as well as jewellery, accessories, cosmetics and perfumes, the exhibition will explore Chanel’s pioneering approach to fashion design, which paved the way for a new feminine elegance and continues to influence the way women dress today.

Nicole Scherzinger returns to the West End this September, starring as the immortal Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary Sunset Boulevard. This thrillingly atmospheric musical, featuring a mesmerising score including With One Look, The Perfect Year and As If We Never Said Goodbye, is reimagined by visionary director Jamie Lloyd for a new generation.

London Design Festival is an annual event that promotes the city’s creativity, drawing in the country’s greatest thinkers, practitioners, retailers and educators to a deliver an unmissable celebration of design, returning to the creative heart of London at the iconic Truman Brewery this September.

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.

The Premier League is the most-watched league on the planet and the top tier of England's football pyramid, with 20 teams battling it out for the honour of being crowned English champions. Home to some of the most famous clubs, players, managers and stadiums in world football, the Premier League is the most-watched league on the planet.

The fair is one of the world’s most influential contemporary art fairs, focusing only on contemporary art and living artists, and takes place each October in The Regent’s Park, in the heart of London. The 2023 edition marks the 20th anniversary of Frieze London, with a dynamic programme and special initiative Artist-to-Artist, where eight world-renowned artists propose a counterpart for a solo exhibition at the fair.

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.

The NFL games will be split across two stadiums in the English capital. Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will stage two of the games with the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans being named the designated home teams for their respective matchups. The Jacksonville Jaguars meanwhile returns to their second home, Wembley Stadium, and will play a regular season game in London for the 10th successive year.

The Walt Disney Archives opens a vault of historical and special treasures, original artworks, artifacts, costumes, props and memorabilia with the launch of Disney100: The Exhibition, now in London! This once-in-a-lifetime event celebrates the magic of Disney, which has captured the hearts of audiences around the globe.

Diana Ross, global icon and legendary entertainer, songwriter, producer, film and television actress is bringing The Music Legacy Tour 2023 to the Royal Albert Hall this autumn. The Music Legacy Tour 2023 will showcase iconic timeless hits such as “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “Stop! In the Name of Love”, “Upside Down”, “I’m Coming Out”, “Reach Out and Touch”, “Endless Love” and many more.

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). The run time is around 90 minutes without an interval - so you can enjoy as much singing and dancing as possible.

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.

Located in London’s iconic Hyde Park, Winter Wonderland is the world’s ultimate destination for festive fun. Running for six magical weeks, Hyde Park Winter Wonderland offers a variety of attractions, activities, entertainment, food, drinks, and so much more. From high adrenaline rides to family friendly performances, classic festive treats to the newest in London’s street food scene, and cosy fire pit bars to mythical ice kingdoms – there’s something for everyone.

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.

Prepare for a mind-blowing race through time with Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play, spectacular spells, and an epic battle, all brought to life with the most astonishing theatrical magic ever seen on stage. The 8th Harry Potter story is bringing the magic back to London’s West End.

Taylor Swift will make 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 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.

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.

Join the experienced team at the Aircraft Restoration Company’s hangars, located on the iconic former RAF and USAAF airfield at Duxford, for an in-depth safety briefing before strapping into one of our two Supermarine Spitfire T.IXs. Feel the roaring power of the Rolls-Royce Merlin engine as you take off on an adventure above the clouds and enjoy the finest Spitfire experiences imaginable.

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.

3 Perfect Days in London