Whether you live in London, near London, kind of near London, or really far away from London, there is always reason to have a day out in this buzzing capital city. Make the most of an endless supply of exciting London events, exhibitions, productions – you name it, it’s happening in London.
So, we wanted to compile a list of the best London events happening over the next couple of months. If you’re coming to stay in London soon we hope this will give you inspiration for your itinerary. Or if you’re a Londoner, you have no excuse not to do all 5!
1. Art: Lichtenstein: A Retrospective
This blockbuster exhibition at the Tate Modern is the biggest of its kind since the artists’ death. It’s set to be extremely popular so absolutely do book in advance.
From 21st February – 27th May 2013
2. Attraction: View from the Shard
Opened earlier this month, The View From The Shard offers exceptional views of the city from the tallest building in Western Europe. A box to tick and definitely an experience you won’t forget. Keep your fingers crossed for good weather and clear skies!
From February 2013
3. Dance: Royal Ballet ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’
The Royal Ballet are staging a mesmerising version of this classic tale, incorporating elaborate costumes, projections, backdrops and props. The show has been praised for being highly engaging and inventive, following its world premiere in 2011. Suitable for families too.
From 15th March – 13th April
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
4. Museum: ‘Extinction: Not the end of the world’
The Natural History Museum’s major exhibition for 2013 looks at animals currently in danger of extinction and brings past species to life. Visitors are asked to question whether the battle with extinction is a lost cause, or can we save species such as the tiger and orang-utan?
From 8th February – 8th September
Natural History Museum
5. Theatre: ‘Macbeth’ at Trafalgar Studios featuring James McAvoy
James McAvoy, Scottish actor who you’ll know from the big screen (Atonement, The Last King of Scotland) plays Macbeth in this dark, contemporised staging of the Shakespearian classic.
9th February – 27th April