October 2019 calls out to one of the most awaited events in London! The 63rd BFI London Film Festival - the biggest celebration of international cinema for the past year. The programme is a combination of the most versatile films, finely selected from the Cannes and other major festivals and prestige awards contenders from the famous US Studios.
Opening the festival is Armando Iannucci’s ‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’ starring Dev Patel, Ben Wishaw and Nikki Amuka-Bird.
If you’re looking for a peaceful oasis in London’s chaotic city centre, head to the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden. Originally created in 2011 in partnership with the Eden Project, this beautiful, award-winning rooftop garden is now a permanent, much-loved feature of the Southbank Centre: sitting right on the Thames, it offers stunning views of some of London’s most iconic landmarks.
For the last 10 years, Paddington Basin Canal has been home to the summer Dragon Boat Race. Once again this year, on Thursday 25th July, fearless crews will take to the water to compete to be awarded Fastest Team, Runner-Up Team, and the highly coveted Best Dressed Team – all in aid of local charity COSMIC, Children of St Mary’s Intensive Care, which overlooks Paddington Basin.
Enjoy the bank holiday weekend in London, running from 25-27 May 2019, there is plenty to do, from Chelsea Flower Show to the Martini Waterfront pop up in Paddington.
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Located less than half a mile away from the Mercure Paddington is buzzing, bustling Merchant Square. From 10th May to 14th September, it will once again host its free Summer of Fun: with an incredibly eclectic programme, there’s something for every taste!
After a perfect summer’s day, simply stroll the five minutes back to the Mercure Paddington for an excellent night’s sleep!
As the clocks spring forward into British summer time and the weather starts improving, take advantage of the longer summer days by heading to the Floating Pocket Park in Paddington Basin, on the Grand Union Canal.
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Heathrow Express is the quickest way between Central London and Heathrow Airport. With frequent departures and a fifteen minute journey time to Terminals 2 & 3 and a few minutes more to Terminal 4 or 5, the non-stop service achieved 96% overall satisfaction in the latest National Rail Passenger Survey.
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Things to do in West London: From fine dining to Paddington Bear's favourite spot
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Merchant square in Paddington is at the heart of London. In the space you will find brand new restaurants, great shops and office space nestled in the Victoria style London Buildings.
Located in the centre of Kensington, the High-Street Kensington offers numerous trendy clothing stores as well as many restaurants specialising in all different cuisines.
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The Mastaba, project for London is going live on the Serpentine Lake from 18th June.
Back in 1993, Rachel Whiteread’s concrete cast of the interior of an East End terrace house made her the first woman to win the Turner Prize. Now, 24 years since ‘House’, Tate Britain is hosting a long overdue mid-career retrospective of her work. Expect big, immersive statements about sculpture and space from this important and groundbreaking artist. It’s a must-see.