Traveling to London? Consider These Upcoming London Calendar of Events

Dozens of Limited Edition London experiences and events are scheduled now through the end of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (September 2012) in the UK’s capital. From private evening tours at Buckingham Palace (January 1 – September 30, 2012) to seeing the most complete Da Vinci exhibition ever (November 9, 2011 to February 5, […]

Dozens of Limited Edition London experiences and events are scheduled now through the end of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (September 2012) in the UK’s capital. From private evening tours at Buckingham Palace (January 1 – September 30, 2012) to seeing the most complete Da Vinci exhibition ever (November 9, 2011 to February 5, 2012). London and Partners highlights the following a quick listing of events at a glance:

Degas and the Ballet: Picturing Movement
Royal Academy of Arts, 7 September 2011 to 11 December 2011
Admire Degas’ famous ballet paintings and sculptures at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.

The Livery Wine & Dine Club at Painters Hall
Painters Hall EC4V 2AD, 21 September 2011 to 23 November 2011
Enjoy fabulous food matched with a variety or old and new world wines in some of the most beautiful and historic venues in the city of London, all for just £49.95 per person.

Shell Classic International 2011-12
Southbank Centre, 2 October 2011 to 26 June 2012
See the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and more at London’s Southbank Centre.

Regent Street Food Safari
Regent Street, 3 October 2011 to 17 October 2011
Sample delicious dishes from top London restaurants on the Regent Street Food Safari. 3-17 Oct

WorldSkills London 2011
ExCeL London, 5 October 2011 to 8 October 2011
Watch the world’s biggest skills competition and get careers advice at WorldSkills London 2011 at ExCeL London. 5-8 Oct

Grayson Perry: The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman
British Museum, 6 October 2011 to 19 February 2012
Don’t miss the British Museum’s eagerly anticipated Grayson Perry exhibition.

Le Pont de la Tour Anniversary
Le Pont de la Tour, 11 October 2011
The iconic Le Pont de la Tour teams up with the legendary Paul Bocuse to celebrate the restaurant’s landmark 20th anniversary.

The Livery Wine & Dine Club at Tallow Chandlers Hall
Tallow Chandlers Hall, 19 October 2011
Enjoy fabulous food matched with a variety or old and new world wines in some of the most beautiful and historic venues in the city of London, all for just £49.95 per person.

Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan
National Gallery, 9 November 2011 to 5 February 2012
Don’t miss this landmark Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery in London.

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination at The British Library
British Library, 11 November 2011 to 13 March 2012
Discover the hidden jewel in the British Library’s collection: a unique treasure trove of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts assembled by English kings and queens over 700 years.

Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now
From £10.00
Design Museum, 16 November 2011 to 23 March 2012
Explore great design through the ages in Terence Conran: The Way We Live Now at London’s Design Museum.

Mulled Wine and Mince Pie Themed Capsule at EDF Energy London Eye
EDF Energy London Eye, 21 November 2011 to 1 January 2012
Enjoy mulled wine and mince pies while you see the sights of London from the London Eye.

Dickens and London at the Museum of London
Museum of London, 9 December 2011 to 10 June 2012
See Dickens’ rare, original manuscripts and experience Victorian London at the Museum of London.

Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard Shopping Evening
Seven Dials- Retail, 1 December 2011
For one festive night, Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard, is hosting an exclusive 20% off shopping evening between 5 and 9pm to enable you to get all your Christmas gift shopping wrapped up early.

Get Into London Theatre 2012
Various venues, January 2012
Get ready for unbelievable ticket offers to the hottest shows as Get Into London Theatre returns this January.

Private Evening Tours at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, 1 January 2012 to 30 September 2012
Go behind the ropes and explore Buckingham Palace on a private evening tour, led by an expert guide.

A Room for London
Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1 January 2012 to 30 December 2012
Spend a night perched on top of London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall in unique new installation A Room for London.

Experts Talks on The Pods at EDF Energy London Eye
EDF Energy London Eye, From 1 January 2012
The Eye will host talks on Eye – specific to the likes of Design/Fashion/ Architecture.

Artistic Gymnastics
The O2, 10 January 2012 to 13 January 2012
Get a taste of London 2012 at the Artistic Gymnastics Olympic qualifier at The O2.

Gymnastics – Trampoline at The O2
The O2, 13 January 2012
Get a taste of London 2012 at the Trampoline Olympic qualifier at The O2.

Rhythmic Gymnastics
The O2, 15 January 2012 to 18 January 2012
Get a taste of London 2012 at the Rhythmic Gymnastics Olympic qualifier at The O2. 15-18 Jan

David Hockney: A Bigger Picture
Royal Academy of Arts, 21 January 2012 to 9 April 2012
London’s Royal Academy presents an unmissable exhibition of landscape works by David Hockney.

Chinese New Year in London 2012
Across London, 23 January 2012
Welcome in the Chinese New Year with events across London centred on Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square.

The Queen: Sixty Photographs for Sixty Years
The Windsor Castle, 4 February 2012 to 1 January 2013
Sixty photographs of The Queen, including the work of leading press photographers of the past six decades, are brought together for a display at Windsor Castle to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.

A Nous Deux Londres Anniversary Weekend at Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square, 5 February 2012 to 6 February 2012
Commemorate two anniversaries which take place in February – the 50th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II, and the 200th anniversary of the birth of the novelist Charles Dickens.

Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Victoria and Albert Museum, 8 February 2012 to 22 April 2012
The V&A is holding a special exhibition of Cecil Beaton’s photographs of the Queen. Beaton photographed the Queen for three decades, and the exhibition also includes his diaries and letters.

Lucian Freud Portraits
National Portrait Gallery, 9 February 2012 to 27 May 2012
See more than 100 portraits by Lucian Freud at London’s National Portrait Gallery.

Late at the Churchill War Rooms
Churchill War Rooms, 10 February 2012
Learn how to jive, sample 1940s food and enjoy a glass of Champagne at the Churchill War Rooms.

Picasso and Modern British Art at Tate Britain
Tate Britain, 15 February 2012 to 15 July 2012
Tate Britain unveils Picasso and Modern British Art, the first show to explore Picasso’s impact on British art.

UCI Track Cycling World Cup Classics
Olympic Park: Velodrome, 17 February 2012 to 19 February 2012
Get a taste of London 2012 as Track Cycling comes to the Olympic Park Velodrome.

FINA Diving World Cup
Olympic Park: Aquatics Centre, 20 February 2012 to 26 February 2012
Get a taste of London 2012 as the FINA Diving World Cup comes to the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre.

British Design 1948 – 2012 at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Victoria and Albert Museum, 1 March 2012 to 31 August 2012
To coincide with the 2012 Olympics, this exhibition will showcase 60 years of British creative talent. It will document the transformation of design in Britain since the post-war ‘Austerity Games’ of 1948.

British Swimming Championships (50m)
Olympic Park: Aquatics Centre, 3 March 2012 to 10 March 2012
Get a taste of London 2012 as the British Swimming Championships (50m) come to the Olympic Park Aquatics Centre.

Masters of Impressionism at the Royal Academy of Arts
Royal Academy of Arts, March 2012
The Royal Academy present another fabulous art show celebrating the masters of Impressionism.

Damien Hirst at Tate Modern
Tate Modern, 5 April 2012 to 9 September 2012
See more than 70 iconic works by celebrated contemporary artist Damien Hirst at London’s Tate Modern.

Easter Special City Jogging Tours Egg Hunt at Trafalgar Square
Trafalgar Square, 6 April 2012 to 7 April 2012

Globe to Globe: 37 Plays in 37 Languages at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, 21 April 2012 to 9 June 2012
See all Shakespeare’s plays performed in six weeks in multiple languages at the Globe. Don’t miss it!

Spring Festival at Bavarian Beerhouse
Bavarian Beerhouse Old Street, 26 April 2012 to 29 April 2012
Celebrate the start of the new season with the “Spring Festival” at Bavarian Beerhouse, a weekend event featuring live music, dancing and plenty of German beer served in Stein glasses.

Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard Shopping Evening
Seven Dials- Retail, 27 April 2012
St Martin’s Courtyard and Seven Dials will be offering shoppers the opportunity to update their wardrobes with styles to see them through the hotter months. 20% discount will be available from 5-9pm at participating stores, beauty emporiums, entertainment venues, cafes, bars and restaurants,

The Wild, the Beautiful and the Damned at Hampton Court Palace
Hampton Court Palace, April 2012
The story of Baroque beauty, celebrity, lust and power at Henry VIII’s favourite palace.

FINA Aquatics: Synchronised Swimming at Olympic Park
Olympic Park: Aquatics Centre, 18 April 2012 to 22 April 2012
An Olympic Games synchronised-swimming qualification tournament.

World Shakespeare Festival in London
Various venues, 23 April 2012 to 27 July 2012
Celebrate Shakespeare as part of the London 2012 Festival.

V&A British Ballgowns 1948 – 2012
Victoria and Albert Museum, May 2012
The V&A launch the newly refurbished fashion gallery with an exhibition of ballgowns from 1948 – 2012.

The Arts in Parliament at Westminster Hall
Houses of Parliament, May 2012
The Arts In Parliament is a unique celebration of arts, heritage and media which will take place during the summer of 2012 as part of the Cultural Olympiad.

Aquatics: Water Polo at Olympic Park Water Polo Arena
Olympic Park: Water Polo Arena, 3 May 2012 to 6 May 2012
The London Water Polo International is part of the London Prepares series of events testing venues for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

British Universities and Colleges Sport Championships at Olympic Park
2012 Olympic Park and Village, 4 May 2012 to 7 May 2012
The British University & Colleges Sport Championships are part of the London Prepares series of test events at London 2012 Olympic venues.

London Prepares: Hockey
Olympic Park: Hockey Centre, 2 May 2012 to 6 May 2012
The London Invitational Hockey tournament will take place in the Hockey Centre and is part of the London prepares series of test events in London 2012 venues.

London Prepares: Wheelchair Tennis at Olympic Park
Olympic Park: Eton Manor, 3 May 2012 to 6 May 2012
Wheelchair Tennis is one of the fastest-growing wheelchair sports in the world, with more than 170 tournaments on the ITF Wheelchair Tennis Tour.

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomy at the Queen’s Gallery
The Queen’s Gallery, 4 May 2012 to 7 October 2012
Don’t miss the largest-ever exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s anatomical drawings at The Queen’s Gallery.

London Disability Grand Prix 2012
Olympic Park: Olympic Stadium, 8 May 2012
The London Disability Grand Prix 2012, part of the London Prepares series of test events, will offer an opportunity to see high-class paralympic athletics in an Olympic venue.

Carnaby Shopping Party
Carnaby Street – Retail, 10 May 2012
Enjoy 20% discount in over 100 Carnaby Shops, bars and restaurants in addition to live music, goodie bags and giveaways. Enjoy a complimentary drink at the pop-up bar in Kingly Court.

Luxury Camping at ZSL London Zoo
ZSL London Zoo, 23 May 2012 to 27 May 2012
Spend a night in a luxury tent at London Zoo with this very special package. 23-27 May

Meltdown Festival at The Southbank Centre
Southbank Centre, 1 June 2012 to 30 June 2012
Since 1993 some of the world’s most distinguished musicians have been the guest directors of music festival Meltdown. From John Peel through to Massive Attack, via David Bowie, Patti Smith, Morrissey and more, Meltdown has given seminal artists the chance to pick their favourite artists to play and exhibit their work at Southbank Centre.

Gold Works of Art and Artefacts at Goldsmiths’ Hall
Goldsmiths Hall, 1 June 2012 to 28 July 2012
A major exhibition of gold works of art and artefacts which vividly tells the story of Britain and Gold – from Cornish gold dust to precious golden treasures.

St Martin’s Diamond Jubilee Festival at St. Martin-in-the-Fields
St Martin-in-the-Fields, 1 June 2012 to 4 June 2012
St Martin-in-the-Fields celebrates Her Majesty the Queen’s 60 years on the throne with a festival of music fit for a queen. (It includes Mozart Coronation Mass by Candlelight and Trafalgar Sinfonia).

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
Various venues, 2 June 2012 to 5 June 2012
Hang up the bunting and wave your Union Jacks as the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee in London.

Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant
Various venues, 3 June 2012
Celebrate the Diamond Jubilee along the Thames as hundreds of boats decked out in Union Jack flags float up the river.

London 2012 Festival
Various venues, 21 June 2012 to 9 September 2012
An exciting arts festival running alongside the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Gold at the Bank of England Museum
Bank of England Museum, 22 June 2012 to 10 November 2012
The Gold exhibition will include a rich mix of objects and ideas concerning gold. Gold coins, extremely rare Roman gold bars, historic banknotes (repayable in gold) will all feature along with the story of the Gold Standard and cartoons touching on gold.

WorldPride 2012
Trafalgar Square, 23 June 2012 to 8 July 2012
Join the party as London hosts a global celebration of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender culture.

Shakespeare’s Theatre of the World at The British Museum
British Museum, 12 July 2012 to 25 August 2012
A major exhibition on the world of William Shakespeare during the summer of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. The exhibition, part of the London 2012 Festival and World Shakespeare Festival, will provide a unique insight into the emerging role of London as a world city in 1612.

London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay
Various venues, 21 July 2012 to 26 July 2012
The Olympic Torch will pass through London on a relay across the UK.

River of Music at Trafalgar Square
Various venues, 21 July 2012 to 22 July 2012
The River of Music is a spectacular free event which will take place along the banks of the Thames in July.

Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration at Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace, 1 August 2012 to 30 September 2012
Admire diamonds worn by British monarchs in Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration at Buckingham Palace.

London and Partners announced the calendar of events at IMEX America, a trade show for the worldwide meetings, events and incentive travel industry in Las Vegas at the Sands Expo (October 11-13, 2011).

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