What's on in London in November 2012?
Event of the month
BBC Good Food Show (9 – 11 November 2012)
The BBC Good Food Show returns to London this year and is set to be the tastiest date in the calendar for 2012. Hosted at London’s Olympia, the exhibition is packed with tantalising dishes, demonstrations that feature a variety of exciting culinary traditions, exquisite wine tasting and much more – you will be spoilt for choice. - Find out more in our BBC Good Food Show blog post.
London Jazz Festival (9 – 18 November 2012) - The city’s biggest music festival has arrived, showcasing an invigorating mix of world-class artists and emerging stars from around the world. The festival continues to bring live jazz providing back-to-back concerts across the city. In the words of The Guardian "The London Jazz Festival is iPod-shuffling with live music, only governed by the nimbleness of your legs rather than your thumbs" - Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS - www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk
Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks Display (10 November 2012) - The fireworks and 3 mile processions (including marching bands and floats) welcomes the newly selected Lord Mayor of City of London - who shall be the 685th Mayor! Luckily for our guests staying in London all three Apex Hotels are based in prime locations for watching this celebration – fingers crossed for a clear, starry night! - Various venues - www.lordmayorshow.org
Shakespeare Staging the Worlds Exhibition (until 25 November 2012) - Your last chance to experience this major exhibition on the world of Shakespeare. Housed at the iconic British Museum, you will get an exceptional insight into London, seen through the pioneering perspective of Shakespeare’s plays. See London, as it was 400 years ago, come to life through this unique, once in a life time exhibition. - British Museum, Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3DG - www.britishmuseum.org
Ski and Snowboard Show (31 October – 4 November 2012) - Really get in to the winter spirit and experience the largest winter sports show in the world! With new features, impressive stunts and returning old favourites, the Ski & Snowboard Show will be the ultimate day out for all winter sport fans. Make sure you check out the Les 3 Vallees Resort Bar and grab a vin chaud! - Earls Court, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA - www.metrosnow.co.uk/the_show
Swan Lake (Selected dates 6 – 24 November 2012) - Swan Lake is arguably the greatest romantic ballet of all time thanks to its instantly recognisable music and an enduring story of good versus evil. Performed in one of the world’s great opera houses, against a magical backdrop, this show will leave you completely mesmerised. A true must see for all romantics! - Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD - www.roh.org.uk/swan-lake
Greg Davies – The Back of My Mum’s Head (17 November 2012) - Comedy giant and star of the BAFTA award-winning show ‘The Inbetweeners’ (sardonic Head of Sixth Form, My Gilbert) Greg Davies is back with a brand new stand-up tour. Following on from his previous sell-out tour, the comedy giant is back so expect hilarious family life tales from this superb comic. - Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH - www.venues.meanfiddler.com/apollo
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (8 November – 17 February 2012) - The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the world’s leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating contemporary photography. Exhibiting in the world renowned National Portrait Gallery will be entries of photographic styles submitted by a broad range of artists, from photography students, to established professionals to the naturally gifted. - National Portrait Gallery, 2 Saint Martin's Place, London, WC2H 0HE - www.npg.org.uk
Frankie Boyle – The Last Day of Sodom (8 November 2012) - Frankie officially quit stand up back in 2010. Now, luckily for us he is back for one last farewell tour. The British public will be at the mercy of Fankie’s tongue lashings and be in for a treat, as the show will be bursting with comedy telling it how it really is. - Hammersmith Apollo, 45 Queen Caroline Street, London, W6 9QH - www.venues.meanfiddler.com/apollo
The Bodyguard (6 November – 27 April 2013) - The 1992 iconic film which had us all belting how hearts out singing ‘I will always love yoooooou’ is now back in the form a theatre play! The iconic Adelphi Theatre will be hosting the new musical and luckily for our guests the theatre is less than a five minute walk to Apex Temple Court Hotel! - Adelphi Theatre, 411-412 Strand, London, WC2R 0NS - www.adelphitheatrelondon.com
Ideal Home Show at Christmas (14 – 18 November 2012) - The Ideal Home Show at Christmas is the largest festive show of the season and a great day out for the whole family. Featuring over 600 exhibitors, this show covers everything from food & drink to home improvements, to outdoor living to gifts and decorations – this show has everything you need to get your home Christmas ready! - Earls Court, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA - www.idealhomeshowchristmas.co.uk