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What's on in London in July 2012?

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London 2012 Olympic Games (28 July - 11 August 2012)

It's the biggest sporting event in the world and the most important event we have all been waiting for - the 2012 Olympic Games finally comes to London! Events will take place at Olympic Park in addition to venues all across London, including Earls Court, Hyde Park, ExCel and Hampton Court Palace. - Find out more in our London 2012 blog post.

Wimbledon Tennis 2012 (25 June - 8 July 2012) - The world’s most famous and prestigious tennis event is upon us. Wimbledon is iconic for its green grass and white clothing, making the tradition almost as appealing as the game itself. The 2012 Wimbledon game will see 60 countries compete in five different Championships events. As 2012 is London’s year, all eyes will be on British contender Andy Murray and we will all be behind him 100% to take home the title this July – come on Andy! - The AELTC, Church Road, Wimbledon, London, SW19 5AE -

Wireless Festival 2012 (6 - 8 July 2012) - The Wireless Festival, held in Hyde Park, is a great day out and rivals the UK’s top festivals. A number of top acts have been secured including Nicki Minaj, Jessie J, Calvin Harris, Professor Green and DeadMau5 - with the emperor herself, Rihanna headlining! The festival boasts multiple stages, food halls and bars so you have everything you need for hours of musical fun – but move quick, as tickets are selling fast! - Hyde Park, London -

Thai Food Festival London (6 - 8 July 2012) - This is one food festival where you can truly lose your inhibitions and take your taste buds on an exciting, culinary rollercoaster. The Thai Festival is London’s finest, bringing together dishes from Northern Chiang Mai right the way down to the coastal south of Phuket. Enjoy classic Thai favourites or try something new and adventurous such as Moo Ping, and treat yourself to a Thai shoulder and foot massage from of the many traditionally trained specialists. - Ealing Common, Warwick Road, London, W5 3HN -

WorldPride 2012 (7 July 2012) - 2012 really is an exciting year for London, as the city is set to host WorldPride 2012. The WorldPride celebrations will spread over two weeks with the main Parade event taking place on the 7 July. WorldPride will be raising awareness and campaigning for the decriminalisation of homosexuality around the world. The iconic, flamboyant and colourful parade is expected to attract over one million visitors. The high street after party will take over Soho once again with celebrations going on all evening. - Soho, London -

Big Dance 2012 (7 - 15 July 2012) - Big Dance is the world’s biggest dancing event, breaking world record after world record - the event has grown to be the most influential dance initiative on the planet. The top five leading London dance companies coordinate the Big Dance to ensure all dance movements and eras are featured, with dancing taking place all over the city. Put on your dancing shoes and tap dance your way down to the Big Dance, you might even tango your way in to the arms of someone famous! - Across London -

BP Big Summer Screens 2012 (16 July 2012) - One of the greatest opera and ballet open-air events taking place this summer, and best of all - the event is completely FREE! The BP Summer Big Screens is the best way to introduce friends and family to the Royal Opera House, giving them the chance to enjoy the mesmerising world of ballet and opera. - Trafalgar Square and Canada Square Park -

Buckingham Palace Summer Opening (30 June - 8 July 2012) - Visit Buckingham Palace and experience one of the world’s last remaining working Royal Palaces. This year will see Buckingham Palace celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with an exceptional exhibition of the dazzling royal diamonds, including a favourite crown of Queen Victoria’s with 1187 diamonds and the famous 18th century bloodstone box made of nearly 3000 diamonds! See the lavishly furnished rooms inside the palace as well as enjoy a guided tour of the Royal Mews. - Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA -

Madonna at Hyde Park (17 July 2012) - Following on from her hugely triumphant 2009 tour, Sticky & Sweet, the Queen of Pop is back with a new world tour to coincide with her new studio album, MDNA. Madonna will be performing new and old songs and will be joined in Hyde Park with special guests LMFAO. This is one event all you pop princes and princesses do not want to miss as Madge is back in London for one night and one night only! - Hyde Park, London -

The One World 2012 Exhibition (17 July 2012) - Bringing together representatives of countries from all four corners of the world, including commercial organisations. This exhibition is a must see for all those who appreciate life, diversity and beauty! The Open World 2012 will showcase the varied exquisiteness of landscapes and people from across our magnificent planet and will be a unique event that celebrates the world’s culture, history and beauty. - National Hall, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX -


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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