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This winter, Hampton Court Palace are offering half price entry on all online bookings made until 12th February 2017! Visit the traditional Tudor Kitchen and take yourself back to the heyday of royal cooking and entertainment, wonder at the magnificent paintings in the Cumberland Art Gallery or visit the Great Hall - England’s last and greatest medieval hall and one of Britain’s oldest theatres!
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The much-loved Orchids Festival is back today until 5th March, with this year’s theme inspired by the traditional and modern plant life of India. Experience the spectacular floral displays showcasing elephants, peacocks, tigers and a giant Indian flag, all created from exotic flowers. Alongside these beautiful displays of orchids, expect to see Indian soundscapes, films and much more.
This Valentine’s Day, spoil your loved one with a Valentine’s Day pampering at one of our luxury spas - located within our 5-star central London hotels. They’ll enjoy a 25-minute ‘Fleur de Vigne’ candlelit massage followed by a glass of Prosecco, strawberries, cream and chocolates as well as half-day use of the wet spa facilities.
All you need is love… and a romantic break in the heart of London with your better half inclusive of champagne, a three-course candlelit dinner, fresh long-stemmed roses and chocolates… phew! Package includes complimentary late check-out too. Do we need to say more?
If you’re looking for something a bit different this month, the London Bike Show returns to London’s ExCel from 16th – 19th February and is the UK’s biggest and best consumer cycling exhibition. The four day event has something for everyone - whether you’re passionate about road cycling, mountain biking, or just enjoy a family cycle now and again – you’re sure to find everything you need and have a great day at the show.
Thursday 16th Feb marks the return of London Fashion Week, showcasing the best of British and international design with catwalk shows, presentations, Designer Showrooms, and events organised throughout the week. For unparalleled access to the industry don’t miss London Fashion Week Festival too from 23rd - 26th February with designer catwalk shows, talks from fashion industry experts, exclusive shopping emporiums and a look at the season’s trends from Avenue 32.
Image by: Teatum Jones, FOH (Nigel Pacquette, British Fashion Council)
Encompassing colourful spectacle and British pageantry, don’t miss the changing of the guard outside Buckingham Palace where the public can witness the New Guard exchange duty with the Old Guard in the famous ceremony. The privilege of guarding the Sovereign traditionally belongs to the Household Troops, who have carried out this duty since 1660. This free event is very popular, so be sure to arrive early to secure a spot with a good view! Until end of March 2017, Changing the Guard takes place Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from 10.15am.
Shakespeare’s intense, dramatic and timeless Othello, rounds off The Globe’s, Wonder Noir season in the beautifully intimate Sam Wanamaker Playhouse until 22nd April 2017. Highly relevant to the world we live in today - Othello, written 400 years ago, reveals how even the most intelligent minds and purest of loves can be destroyed by fear and jealousy.
Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the most photographed women in the world. The exhibition, ‘Diana: Her Fashion Story’ starts on 24th February until 31st August, at Kensington Palace where she resided for 15 years. Visitors can enjoy the displays of her fashion story from the eighties until the nineties featuring her most iconic dresses.
The supermarkets have started stocking their aisles with batter mix, eggs and lemons, which can only mean one thing – Pancake Day is here! As Easter is arriving later this year, we can spend a little more time choosing our toppings for Strove Tuesday’s traditional treats.