LONDON, ENGLAND, January 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- If you thought there might be a post-Olympic hangover in London, the LondonTown.com guide to 2013 will soon put you right. In the year after hosting the biggest show on earth, London has a huge wealth of arts, entertainment and cultural events, sporting fixtures and new openings to keep visitors happy in 2013. Travellers arriving from outside London can conveniently book their accommodation on LondonTown.com, where there's a wide range of London hotels
available to book, including hotels to suit all budgets.
In his introductory article to this new ground-breaking 244-page book - entitled London 2013: The Annual
- LondonTown.com editor Steven Potter argues that the capital is riding the crest of a wave as it enters a cultural, sporting and social boom; last year's inspiring Olympics and glorious Diamond Jubilee celebrations were the kind of unrepeatable events that will forever go down in history - but London is not resting on its laurels. Far from it; London has come back with a diverse, challenging and, above all, fun programme of events that once again underlines its status as cultural capital of the world.
Bigger, better and slicker than last year's inaugural edition, the London 2013 Annual guide boasts a month-by-month selection of the 65,000 events that will be featured on LondonTown.com throughout the year - from blockbuster art exhibitions to West End shows, intimate talks to new openings, quirky traditions to open-air gigs. These monthly sections are sandwiched between a series of colourful articles written by industry experts covering the major highlights for London 2013 - including theatre, art, exhibitions, sport, classical music, dance and opera. Numerous "best of" picture features also cover everything from London's food markets, film festivals, and comedy venues to festive ice rinks, lidos and summer festivals.
From the opening of The Shard and the highest viewing platform in Western Europe to the unveiling of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its first post-Olympic event, August's weekend-long RideLondon festival of cycling; 2013 is bursting with landmark major events. Articles delve into all the major openings of 2013, while a comprehensive feature focuses on the major anniversaries being celebrated this year in London - including bicentenaries for the composers Wagner and Verdi, 100 years of Britten, and 80th birthdays for Yoko Ono and legendary Londoner Sir Michael Caine.
There's much to look forward to in the year in which David Bowie gets a retrospective at the V&A, the first ever major UK exhibition of Edouard Manet comes to town, the curtain rises for both 'The Book of Mormon' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', kraut-rockers Kraftwerk play eight live performances at the Tate's Turbine Hall, Eddie Izzard embarks on the biggest comedy tour in history, the Champions League Final returns to Wembley for the second time in two years, the Tube turns 150 and the Queen marks 60 years on the throne with a special Coronation Festival in Buckingham Palace Gardens.
Buoyed by its own gold medal performance in staging the Summer Games last year, London continues to be obsessively innovative, bursting with confidence and relentlessly growing - this is nowhere more evident than with its huge annual arts, entertainment, cultural and sporting calendar. Last year, during the Olympics, all eyes were on London. The great thing is that no one's yet to blink.
Londontown.com is the number one Internet site for London
. With over 19 years of experience assisting visitors to the capital, the site prides itself on its customer service and editorial independence - no advertising or paid-for content is allowed. The LondonTown.com team assist in finding cheap London hotels, sightseeing tours, ticket information and events. Trusted and with a loyal following, LondonTown.com is a highly reliable source of recommendations and advice on what to do in London.
This release features extracts from 'London 2013: Prologue', the introductory article to the new 244-page London 2013 year ahead annual guide book published by www.LondonTown.com
. To purchase a copy of 'London 2013 - The Annual
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