LONDON, ENGLAND, March 21, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- With more than 42,000 advance tickets sold for the David Bowie retrospective, opening this Saturday at London's V&A Museum, records have been broken as the event has become the fastest-selling in the museum's history. 'David Bowie Is' will treat visitors to a close look at sixty flamboyant costumes worn by the pop icon, along with more than 300 other objects such as lyrics, instruments photographs and videos. Visitors travelling from outside of London to the exhibition can conveniently book accommodation through LondonTown.com, where a vast range of hotels in London
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A further major event open this weekend is The Designs of the Year 2013 exhibition, which sees a number of London entries fighting to take the title from last year's winner - Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby's London 2012 Olympic Torch. The entrants include the Shard, Western Europe's tallest building designed by Renzo Piano; Jacqueline Durran, for her costume designs in Joe Wright's screen adaptation of Anna Karenina; and A Room for London, the boat shaped structure sitting atop the Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Celebrations are in order at the LSO St Luke's 10th Birthday Festival, a 12-day event which marks ten years since the London Symphony Orchestra turned the 18th-century Grade 1 listed St Luke's Church into a music education centre and concert venue. While the Orleans House Gallery celebrates the arrival of spring with the Holi Hindu Festival of Colour, a vibrant and playful event with promenade performers, street theatre, music and an Indian market.
Easter is fast approaching and this weekend provides the chance to stock up on chocolate goodies with the return of London's Chocolate Festival. A truly indulgent affair, this festival invites top chocolatiers to showcase their artisan delights with tastings, demonstrations and talks. While the Crafty Fox Easter Market brings tea, cake, stalls and crafting to The Dogstar in Brixton. The Big Egg Hunt is also back for 2013 and this time it's even bigger. Taking place across five UK cities, there are 101 specially decorated eggs to track down in London and the chance to win a year's supply of Lindt chocolate by finding Humpty Dumpty.
Beauty enthusiasts should head to Harrods where French brand Dior has taken over the window displays and the fourth floor. Combing French Savoir Faire with British charm, the event will feature grand window displays that pay homage to British cultural icons; a Dior exhibition, providing facials, make-overs and personalised perfume bottles; the Cafe Dior, which serves sumptuous lobster sandwiches and cupcakes; and the launch of a new Dior make-up collection.
Sport lovers are accounted for with the Head of the River Race, a classic race which sees 420 crews row down a 4.25 mile course. While families can head to London Zoo to see the Sumatran tigers settling into their new five star GBP3.6 million Tiger Territory.
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