Chelsea Flower Show in London is organised by the RHS Royal Horticultural Society and takes place over five days in the gardens of the Royal Hospital Chelsea SW3 4SR. The main focus of Chelsea Flower Show 2023 is to award prizes to the best avant-garde show gardens that are created within a few days by leading garden designers.
The first day of The King Charles Coronation in London will end with the whole Royal Family appearing on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to wave and show thanks to their adoring subjects and visitors outside.
London Games Festival 2023 promises to make London the gaming capital of the world. It is a video games event designed for players to discover new experiences as well as industry professionals who want to make new connections, keep up to date with gaming sector developments, seek finance and launch new innovations.London Games Festival
One of the most popular music acts to come out of the UK, Ed Sheeran in London O2 Arena promises to be a massive performance with Ed Sheeran showcasing his new album Subtract which will not be released until 5th May 2023!
Mercure London Paddington Hotel is the best place to stay during your Easter Weekend in London. Easter is a time to celebrate new life and opportunity so, with ZSL London Zoo just 10 minutes down the road, why not visit the monkeys and the reptiles?
Jump on the Bakerloo Line at Paddington Station next to our hotel and in less than 15 minutes you will be at the Sondheim Theatre in London West End to see the Les Misérables Musical in London.
On Saturday 11th February at The Jazz Café in Camden Town proudly present a man with many accolades that include a Yamaha signature artist and keyboard player, a producer and a long-time contributor and co-writer of the legendary band Jamiroquai Matt Johnson.
If you’re visiting London over the next couple of months but still would like to explore the beauty of the City and the surrounding areas then we have just what you’re looking for. Below we are going to tell you some of the best places to go for Winter walks in and around London, all we’ll say is don’t forget the thermals if you’re planning on the longer treks.Best Winter Walks
These intimate Ellie Goulding shows in London have been organised so that fans will get the chance to witness these songs played live for the first time since the album’s release, this will include previously released songs ‘Let It Die’ and ‘Easy Lover’, alongside her greatest hits and fan favourites.
In January 2023 the city of London invites you to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit. London is well known for having the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations outside of Asia and there’s good reason behind that.
The RSC have been running productions of the classic Shakespeare play from as early as 1951 which have featured several famous faces depicting the role of Prospero including Ian Richardson, Alec McCowen and Patrick Stewart to name a few.
It can certainly be said that Vault Festival has been through the ringer the last 24 months; after subsequently being shut down whilst at its’ peak in March of 2020, being unable to run throughout 2021 and suffering a huge loss by having to cancel just a few weeks before its 2022 installation anyone would have believed this may be the end.
The Hackney Christmas Market has decided to do something a little extra special this year, hosted in Bohemia Place the Market will be championing more than ten local breweries who will have some of their most delicious beers to offer all who attend Hackney Christmas Beer Festival 2022 on 2nd, 9th or 16th December.
Paddington is easily accessible, transfer directly from your train onto the Tube at Paddington using the Hammersmith and City Line, Circle Line, District Line and Bakerloo Line.
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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.
Taking the family to West End theatre can be a pricey excursion – but not during Kids’ Week! Kids’ Week – which is actually kids’ month, running from 1st to 31st August – gives under-16s free tickets to many of London’s top shows, when watching with an adult paying full price.
Buckingham Palace is one of the few remaining working royal palaces in the world: home of the Queen, it is internationally renowned as the focus of national and royal celebrations, and of course as a backdrop for the Changing of the Guard ceremony.
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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Paddington Grand Central station
Trains to London Paddington depart for and arrive from, West and South West England and South Wales.
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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.
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If you’re visiting London or just passing by, why not hire a GoBoat for you and your friends and explore the beautiful canals around the city.
Take the kids and come visit the extraordinary Natural History Museum which boasts many insightful exhibitions and specimens from all different ages.
If you’re interested in the sciences, why not visit the Science Museum this summer and check out all the collections and activities they have on offer.
The Royal Albert is one of the World’s most famous stages and is located right next to Hyde Park. During the year, the Royal Albert Hall hosts around 390 events ranging from opera to dance to tennis so there is something there for everyone to enjoy.
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.
Paddington is located between two Royal Parks, Notting Hill and the West End.
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Make the most of March in London, book now and save up to 40%.
Enjoy the first stages of Spring in March. It's a good month to visit the Kensington Palace gardens Kew Gardens or any of London’s other top gardens, as seas of crocuses and daffodils bloom across the capital.
Book a table at London St. Brasserie this Valentine's Day.
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Go ice skating on one of London's temporary outdoor ice rinks, many of which are still open at the start of the month, while Canary Wharf's ice rink stays open until February.
Things to do on New Year's Day in London, explore the wonderful Museums.
This Halloween (31st October) Kensington Palace will be hosting the Eerie Evening Tour. You’ll have the opportunity to hear spooky stories hidden within the walls, and about the mysterious events that occurred within the walls.
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.
The London Design Festival spans dozens of locations, includes hundreds of exhibits and has one clear mission: to prove that our city is the capital of design. It's the perfect chance to explore craft and design at its very best.
October in London means the arrival of autumn, but don't hibernate indoors – there's way too much going on for that.
The V&A has been voted the best UK museum.
The V&A has been chosen as London and the UK’s very best museum by the public. The central London cultural behemoth also came fifth in Europe, and in the worlds top 10, according to TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travellers’ Choice Awards.
September Sessions 9th – 15th September
If you’ve been looking to discover some new music for a while now, here’s your chance. For an entire week in Sheldon Square, September sessions will be going on.
If you’ve been looking for a new, fun activity for the little ones, look no further! Playmake is specially designed to keep kids happy and entertained, with multiple exercises to keep them entertained.
Finding something for the kids to do is always a challenge. But on the 16th – 17th of September, there will be a race among kids to build the biggest, best and most impressive Lego structure.