What's on in London in April 2013?
Event of the month
Virgin London Marathon 2013 (21 April 2013)
London has one of the world's largest and most famous marathons, where amateur runners and charity fun runners can run the same race as the world's greatest elite athletes. - find out more in our London Marathon blog post.
Buckingham Palace Exclusive Evening Tour (Selected dates throughout April 2013) - For a few nights only you can experience an exclusive evening tour of Buckingham Palace. Accompanied by an expert guide, the two and half hour tour will give you a rare insight in to the history and use of the famous State Rooms. A complimentary glass of champagne will give you the extra VIP feeling! - Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA - hwww.rceltickets.com/eventlist.asp?VenueID=1&proid=NET
Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection Men (Until 14 April 2013) - Uncover the fascinating story of an excavated burial ground found at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel that is truly extraordinary and unexpected. Now 180 years later Doctors, Dissection and Resurrection is a major exhibition at the Museum of London that is a must see. Please note this exhibition features human skeletal remains and may not be suitable for young children. - Museum of London, 150 London Wall, London, Greater London EC2Y 5HN - www.museumoflondon.org.uk
Huguenots of Spitalfields (8 – 21 April 2013) - This April will see the Huguenots of Spitalfields Festival take place, demonstrating the talents and culture of the Huguenots. Just a 10 minute walk from the Apex City of London and Apex London Wall Hotel this festival is a celebration of the contribution that the French Protestants made to the famous Spitalfields market since the late 17th century. - Spitalfields, London - www.huguenotsofspitalfields.org
Cake International (12 – 14 April 2013) - Calling all cake lovers! Returning to the ExCel, the Sugarcraft, Cake Decorating and Baking Show promises to be more lip-smacking, exciting and irresistible than ever. Featuring mini-workshops, demonstrations, star guests, couture cakes plus a variety of all the cake decorating and baking supplies you could ever imagine. There is no such thing as too much cake at this show! - ExCel, One Western Gateway, Victoria Dock Rd, London, E16 1XL - www.cakeinternational.co.uk/london/2013/
One Night with Joan Collins (12 – 28 April 2013) - Joan Collins is coming to London and will be giving audience members a rare insight in to her career as one of Hollywood's most glamorous actresses. Talking about why she lost out to Elizabeth Taylor for the role in Cleopatra and being broke, this performance promises to dip into her dramatic life illustrated by her renowned wit and frankness. - Leicester Square Theatre, 6 Leicester St, London, Greater London WC2H 7BX - http://www.leicestersquaretheatre.com/
A Place in the Sun Live (12 – 14 April 2013) - Whether you are serious about moving abroad or enjoy just toying with the idea, Channel 4's A Place in the Sun Live is the biggest overseas property exhibition. Meet agents and developers selling property abroad, attend seminars and hear from the industry experts. Featuring over 100 exhibitors with properties from £20,000 to over £1million this show has something for every taste and budget. - Olympia, Hammersmith Rd, London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham, W14 8UX - www.aplaceinthesun.com
Virgin London Marathon Exhibition (17 – 20 April 2013) - The 2013 Virgin London Marathon Exhibition is set to be the largest ever, as the demand for exhibitors to showcase the latest technology in the running world continues to grow. Whether you are a dedicated runner with 50 marathons under your belt or a complete new beginner this exhibition covers everything you need to know about the running world. - ExCel, One Western Gateway, Victoria Dock Rd, London, E16 1XL - www.lmexpo.com
Peking Opera UK Tour 2013 (21 April 2013) - For one night only experience Peking Opera, a form of conventional Chinese theatre which combines music, mime, vocals, dance and acrobats. The O2 can be easily accessed from the Apex City of London and the Apex London Wall Hotel, so you can enjoy an evening of elaborate performances and colourful customs. Get ready to enjoy the cultural treasures of China with this performance. - Indigo2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX - www.theo2.co.uk
Sundance London (25 – 28 April 2013) - Returning to the O2, Sundance London will host the UK premieres of American and international independent films. With over 6,000 feature films submitted to the Sundance Film Festival, only 14 will be selected to make their UK premiere. Sundance London isn't just about watching films; there will be opportunities to hear guest speakers talk about the filmmaking process and the role of music in modern cinema. - The O2, Peninsula Square, London SE10 0DX - www.sundance-london.com
London Coffee Festival (25 – 28 April 2013) - Love your coffee? Then the London Coffee Festival is definitely one to attend as it is the flagship event for UK Coffee Week, celebrating London's dynamic and vibrant coffee scene. The London Coffee Festival is expected to attract over 15,000 coffee lovers and foodies, coffee shop owners and key industry insiders. - Brick Lane, London - www.londoncoffeefestival.com