What's on in London in February 2013?
Event of the month
Valentine's Day (2 - 16 February 2013)
However you want to celebrate Valentine's Day, whether you want a romantic stroll among its historical cityscape or a romantic culture in the theatre, London can cater to your tastes. - Find out more in our Valentine's Day blog post.
The View from the Shard (1st February 2013 – 1st February 2014) - The Shard has become one of London's most iconic landmarks and now the much anticipated viewing platform is open to the public. Almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in the city, The Shard will provide views of the city and beyond, revealing the past, present and future of London. The Shard, 32 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 - www.theviewfromtheshard.com
Eerie Evening Tours at Kensington Palace (Selected dates in February 2013) - Experience Kensington Palace at night and explore 300 years of secrets and chilling tales. Behind locked gates, walk in the footsteps of kings and queens and hear the tales of unsolved happenings and bizarre stories as you are guided around the unlit rooms and echoing corridors of this infamous Palace. Kensington Palace Gardens, London, W8 4PX - www.hrp.org.uk/KensingtonPalace/WhatsOn/eerieeveningtours
Astronomy Photographer of The Year (Until 17 February 2013) - Attend this free exhibition and be prepared to be blown away by some of the most incredible images of the sky ever seen. The Royal Observatory Greenwich has had another record-breaking year, with even more images entered to the competition. All the winning images are showcased at this exhibition and include a broad range from our solar system to the deep space. - The Royal Observatory, Blackheath Avenue, Greenwich, London, SE10 8XJ - www.rmg.co.uk
Midnight Tango (Until 2nd March 2013) - Enjoy Midnight Tango created by the talented Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace, the masterminds behind the glittering tango routines seen on TV's Strictly Come Dancing. Located closely to the Apex Temple Court Hotel, why not enjoy a pre-theatre set menu meal at the Chambers Restaurant before heading out to enjoy the invigorating storyline all about life in downtown Buenos Aires. - Phoenix Theatre, 110 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP - www.midnighttango.co.uk/tickets/ticket-information
Wildlife Photographer of the Year (Until 3 March 2013) - This is your last chance to visit this Natural History Museum exhibition, providing a spotlight on the unique wonders of the natural world. Now in its 48th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition will showcase some of the world's finest nature photography. - Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD - www.nhm.ac.uk
Random International: Rain Room (Until 3 March 2013) - This you last chance to experience what it's like to control rain, courtesy of Random International. Located close to all three Apex London hotels you can witness this digital take on contemporary art. Observe as the space is transformed by the immense proportions of the vigilantly choreographed downpour, whilst the soothing sound of water relaxes you. - Barbican, Silk Street London, EC2Y 8DS - www.barbican.org.uk
Broadgate Ice Skating (until 24th February 2013) - Luckily for our Apex guests staying in London there are a number of ice rinks just a stone's throw away from the hotels. Take in the surroundings of London and enjoy the open air ice rink based at Broadgate Circle open right the way until 24 February. After a day on the ice why not retreat to the hotel bar lounges and try one of our delicious Koka collection hot chocolates to warm you up. - Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2BL - www.broadgate.co.uk/News/Detail/123
Rugby 6 Nations: England v Scotland (2 February 2013) - England's Rugby 6 Nations campaign kicks off again with a game against Scotland. Last year's match witnessed England win the game, beating the Scots 13-6. Keep your eye out for the game being displayed at our hotels or watch the game in the comfort of your room and order in room service. This will be an interesting game for the Apex English/Scottish co-workers! - Twickenham Stadium, Whitton Road, London, TW2 7BA - www.rfu.com/TwickenhamStadium
One Direction (22 - 24 February 2013) - Calling all One Direction fans: the wait is finally over! Watch one of the biggest boy bands perform at the O2 and enjoy the close proximity of the Apex London Wall Hotel, the perfect place to rest your head after a night of fan crazed screams! - The O2, Peninsula Square, SE10 0BB - www.theo2.co.uk
Valentino: Master of Couture (29 November 2012 - 3 March 2013) - This is your last chance to view over 130 showcases of red carpet and catwalk creations – an exhibition fashionistas can't afford to miss. Less than a five minute walk from the Apex Temple Court Hotel this exhibition at Somerset House also includes a room featuring unseen personal photographs of Valentino. - Somerset House, South Building, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA - www.somersethouse.org.uk