The Year Ahead

So far, 2012 is looking good and that’s no surprise with such a special year in terms of sports and unique events! Wimbledon, the London Olympics and Paralympics and  the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, among the many other exciting events that take place every year in the capital. What’s equally important (well, at least for us) is our revamped look! We are so excited with our new website that we have become addicted to peaking at the progress of our web designer on this page.

OK, so enough about us! If you are one of those who cannot wait to experience the London Olympics this summer -and for those who didn’t get any tickets- we have a couple a great tip..

Leading up to the games (the kick-off is on 27 July) the official Olympics venues will host various sporting events including many national competitions. There will also be several “friendly matches” to test the indoor and outdoor Olympic venues.

These tickets are much cheaper than those for the official games, and they will make a great day out. For example, a ticket to the British Swimming Championship in March will only cost £11 pounds –which is only a fraction of the ticket prices for the official 2012 games. For more information, dates and to purchase tickets check the Visit London’s website here.

June 2012 marks a special jubilee for The Queen; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate 60 years as our fearless leader. In the first week of June there will be a four-day bank holiday weekend (YAY) which no doubt will be characterised by loads of street parties throughout London and the rest of the country. Yet, another excuse to visit London in June, wave your Union Jack, join us and celebrate with the nation!

Events related to the Queen’s Jubilee

P.S. Do not forget that Valentine’s day is just around the corner so if you have not made plans yet and you want to surprise your loved one, check out our availability and share the love of London this Valentine’s day!

Upcoming events in London

 

FEBRUARY

8 February – 22 April
Cecil Beaton’s Royal Portraits: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration, Victoria & Albert Museum

9 February – 27 May
Lucian Freud Portraits, National Portrait Gallery

17-21 Feb
London Fashion Week

 

MARCH

18 March
St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Trafalgar Square

 

APRIL

1 April – 31 May
A British Seaside Festival, Southbank Centre

7 April
 The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race

23 April
St. George’s Day, Trafalgar Square

9 April
World Shakespeare Festival, run by RSC at various venues

22 April
Virgin London Marathon

 

MAY

May-Aug 17
Dressing Up: British Ball Gowns 1948-2012, Victoria & Albert Museum

21 May
The Queen: Art and Image, National Portrait Gallery

19 May
Heineken Cup Final, Twickenham

22-26 May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show

28 May-15 Sep
Park Open Air Theatre Season

 

JUNE

19-23 June
Royal Ascot

10-19 June
Meltdown Festival

25 June-8 July
Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championship

 

JULY

3 July
Diamond Jubilee River Pageant

4 July-12 Aug
Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition  

7 July
World Pride 2012

27 July
Olympic Games