Make the most of LFW: 5 things to do in the city of London
More than just history
One of the world's most visited cities, London is captivating in every way; from its rich history and culture, to fine food and entertainment. Take in the city's beautiful sights and so much more with our list of top things to do from 18-22 September 2015, in conjunction with LFW:
1. Maggie's Culture Crawl
A night walk with a difference, the theme for Maggie's Culture Crawl 2015 is 'People and Places'. The 15-mile route offers pit stops at iconic buildings such as Chelsea Physic Garden, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Foster + Partners Studio, featuring different forms of live art and culture—all in the name of charity. One of the highlights of the evening will be a first look at the Royal Academy of Arts' new Ai Weiwei sculpture before it opens to public. This event will take place on Friday, 18 September 2015.
2. Live Music Brunch
Royal Albert Hall will be serving up a quaint experience of Live Music Brunch featuring Dom and the Ikos this Sunday, 20 September, in Verdi Italian Kitchen. Spend a lazy Sunday noon listening to music by exceptional musicians while enjoying a delicious brunch, as Dom and his band brings a course of New Orleans Blues to the iconic London music hall for your listening pleasure.
3. Open House London
This weekend, 19-20 September, is the annual Open House London weekend. Taking place for one weekend and one weekend only, this yearly affair gives you exclusive access behind the closed doors of some of the capital's biggest, most renowned and most secret venues not normally open to the public. Highlights include BedZED, UK's first large-scale mixed use eco-village and sustainable community, and Bank of England Tours, a building brimming with history and interesting architecture.
4. Florence and the Machine
Before taking the stage at Apple Music Festival, Florence and the Machine will be dazzling the London crowd as part of their UK tour, taking in four nights at the iconic Alexandra Palace. Known for their powerful stage presence and exhilarating live performances on top of Florence Welch's wonderful vocals, book yourself a night to remember as they prepare to stir up a storm on 21-22 and 24-25 September.
5. Le nozze di Figaro
If you haven't had a taste of opera, the Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Fiagro) at the Royal Opera House will the perfect first experience of the exquisite theatrical art form. Mozart's brilliant comic opera is set in a French château in 1830 on the eve of revolution, and is brought to life by the Royal Opera under the baton of conductor Ivor Bolton. The performance will run at the Royal Opera House until 14 October 2015.