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London in the summer

London has always been an exciting summer destination, but 2012 will see the city celebrate a multitude of once-in-a-lifetime events


Summertime in London is just as delicious year after year, with a palatable buzz emanating city-wide. Beyond its verdant parks that sing the sounds of summer, London gets its game face on this year for what will truly be the summer of a lifetime.

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Over the next few months London will be more magical than ever before. In addition to annual favourite events like Wimbledon and Royal Ascot, there will be an incredible range of attractions, exhibitions, and events only in 2012.

Unique events around the Olympic and Paralympic Games including the Cultural Olympiad and the London 2012 Festival, the celebrations for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee plus a whole host of museums, galleries and shows offering unique events guarantee that as a visitor to London this summer, you will have the best seats on the planet. What better motivation to bring your event to London than a-once-in-a-lifetime experience?

Celebrate in style
Celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be a long-weekend affair, providing ample opportunity for everyone to enter into the pomp and ceremony with the focal point of the festivities a flotilla of 1,000 boats on the River Thames led by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  In addition to this sparkling maritime display, Buckingham Palace will open, ‘Diamonds: A Jubilee Celebration’, showing how diamonds have been used by British monarchs over the last 200 years; as well as offering a look behind the scenes with guided tours of the State Rooms.

Throughout the summer, the National Portrait Gallery will stage an innovative exhibition of the most remarkable images of Elizabeth II – some of which have never been seen before. Gastronomic tributes are also appearing across the city including the majestic Royal-Tea at the InterContinental London Park Lane featuring pretty English classics that pay homage to the hotel’s location on the site of the Queen’s former childhood residence.

Getting into the spirit
A nationwide celebration highlighting the best of the country’s talents over the last four years, the Cultural Olympiad will culminate this summer at the London 2012 Festival.  Leading international artists including Jay Z and David Guetta will come together in the UK’s biggest ever festival to celebrate the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to compliment the greatest sporting event on the planet with dance, music, theatre, the visual arts, film and digital innovation to leave a lasting legacy for the arts in the UK. With such a celebratory atmosphere extending throughout the summer and beyond, whatever you’re in the mood to celebrate this year, you’ll fnd it in London to suit every budget.

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