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Edinburgh April 2014

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What's on in Edinburgh in April 2014

Event of the Month

 Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival (5 April – 20 April 2014)

This April Edinburgh hosts one of Europe’s largest science and technology festivals, The Edinburgh International Science Festival. The festival has been going strong since 1989 and features an inspiring mix of events, activities and talks designed to encourage us all to discover more about the worlds of science and technology.

The festival consists of a range of paid and free events across various locations in Edinburgh. Please note that whilst some events are free, you may still need to contact the Box Office to book tickets for these events. To find out more about The Edinburgh International Science Festival, click here to view the programme, or follow the link below to view the website.

Location: Various venues across Edinburgh


Observers’ Walks (Runs until 29 April)

Get out and explore Edinburgh with this innovative and interactive audio guide created by The Collective Gallery. Simply head over to the website, download the audio guide and discover the monuments of Calton Hill. You’ll be led on an exciting and absorbing audio adventure, gaining new insight into Edinburgh’s past. This is ideal for those staying at Apex Waterloo Place Hotel and is completely free.

Location: Various venues across Edinburgh


Manic Street Preachers (3 April)

Get down to The Corn Exchange this April for some gloriously anthemic rock courtesy of Wales’ finest rockers, the Manic Street Preachers. The band will be showcasing songs from their new album Rewind the Film, as well as playing their hits. The Corn Exchange is easily accessible from Edinburgh City Centre via Bus and Taxi.

Location: The Corn Exchange,11 Newmarket Road, Edinburgh, EH14 1RJ


Peppa Pig's Big Splash (12 – 13 April)

Treat the kids to a special trip to the theatre for Peppa Pig’s Big Splash. Peppa Pig is a huge hit with kids and they’ll be kept entertained with a show that will have them singing and dancing along with Peppa and the gang. The King’s Theatre is a short walk from the Grassmarket, making it ideal for those staying at the Apex International and Apex City Hotels.

Location: King’s Theatre, 2 Leven Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9LQ


Doug Allan: In the Company of Giants (13 April)

Doug Allan is one of the UK’s best wildlife photographers. Working with David Attenborough on the hit wildlife documentaries, Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Ocean Giants; Doug has been within touching distance of an incredible array of wildlife. Join Doug for an intimate evening at the Lyceum as he discusses his encounters with nature’s giants. The Lyceum is a five minute walk from our Apex International and Apex City Hotels: perfect for a night at the theatre.

Location: Royal Lyceum Theatre, Grindlay Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9AX


RSC Encore: Richard II (15 - 17 April)

This is an exciting opportunity to see the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard II. This was the RSC’s fastest selling show in its history, and features the incredible acting talent of David Tennant. The Cameo is ideally situated between our properties on Edinburgh’s Grassmarket and the Apex European Hotel at Haymarket.

Location: Cameo Cinema, Edinburgh, EH3 9LZ


Beltane Fire Festival (30 April)

The Beltane Fire Festival is a thrilling festival inspired by the ancient Gaelic festival of Beltane which traditionally marks the beginning of summer. The modern festival takes place on top of Calton Hill and is a vibrant spring celebration featuring pagan characters such as the May Queen and the Green Man. Guests at our Apex Waterloo Place Hotel will be ideally located for this thrilling spectacle, as Calton Hill is located a short walk from the hotel.

Location: Calton Hill, Edinburgh



What's on in London - February 2015

WHAT’S ON IN LONDON IN FEBRUARY 2015   VALENTINE’S DAY | APEX HOTEL’S | 14 FEBRUARY London has it all when it comes to romance. You can take a stroll across Tower Bridge, whisper sweet nothings at St. Paul’s or take in the striking view of the city from the viewing platform at The Shard. Whether you’re trying to woo new hearts or are looking to spice up the old, our London Apex Hotels offer the perfect haven for all love birds.  Website: CHINESE NEW YEAR | 19 FEBRUARY Chinese New Year is a spectacle that you should not be miss. It is falls on 19 February and this year the Chinese community will be participating in force all across London. The Chinese New Year’s Parade will be coupled with dragons dancing to traditional Chinese music, adorning an array of colourful and striking decorations. This event will be very impressive and will be celebrated all over the city with the main focus on London’s China Town. Add in what animal it will be this year Website: MARLENE DUMAS: THE IMAGE AS BURDEN | FEBRUARY 15 – MAY 10 Marlene Dumas always creates something for the eye and mind. Featuring mostly people that have experienced tragedy, there is always something meaningful to take home from her stunning exhibitions. Marlene Dumas is world famous for the free flow that her paintings display and is considered to be one of the most prominent painters in the world. Website: LONDON FASHION WEEKEND | 26 FEBRUARY – 1 March 2015 London Fashion Week is one of the highest profile fashion events in the world and luckily for our guests, it's less than a 2 minute walk from the Apex Temple Court Hotel  Attracting designers and fashion enthusiasts from all over the world, London Fashion Week is the hub of all new and exciting trends. It's not just Somerset house that will bring fashion fever to the city, many bars and restaurants will be hosting fashion themed events for you to check out. Make sure to enjoy a delicious cocktail or two at the Cambers Bar to help you feel like a true style icon.   Website: MASLENITSA RUSSIAN FESTIVAL | 15 FEBRUARY This February Trafalgar Square features a Russian festival that welcomes the arrival of spring and an orthodox religious celebration. Many people gather and entertainment is guaranteed, making it a must see event in London this February. Everything from dance shows over music to traditional food will be present making this a perfect Sunday activity – especially if you want to bring the whole family. Website:

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TripAdvisor Exceptional Service Award

We’re proud to announce two of our star employees have been nominated for the 2014 TripAdvisor Exceptional Service Award!

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Duck Competition 2015

Make sure to join our Duck Competition in 2015.

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