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March 2014 – With the last few months proving to be a washout, why not plan a visit to the Capital this spring and with rates starting at just £102 per room at Kensington House Hotel* now has never been a better time to explore London. This great value package includes; overnight accommodation, continental buffet breakfast and a bottle of house wine.

Here is our top pick:

Retail Therapy at Harrods:

Enjoy some retail therapy with your feet up with “BY APPOINTMENT & Beyond” Harrods’ world-renowned personal shopping service. With a specially trained team of retail and lifestyle experts that can provide a multitude of products and services. Whether you desire a one-of-a-kind fine jewellery piece, a collector’s edition watch, bespoke luggage or a couture gown – anything is possible.

The Glamour of Italian Fashion at the V&A – 5th April – 27th July:

The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945 – 2014, will be a comprehensive look at Italian Fashion from the end of the Second World War to the present day. The story will be explored through the key individuals and organisations that have contributed to Italy’s reputation for quality and style.

The Boat Race – 6th April:

The Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race on the Thames is one of the world’s longest running sports events, and one of the most popular on the London sports calendar. Come and join the fun on the banks of the Thames between Mortlake and Putney and cheer on the rowers.

Chelsea Flower Show – 20th – 24th May:

Experience what many believe is the greatest flower show in the world at London’s Royal Hospital Chelsea. Every year the grounds of the Royal Hospital are transformed into show gardens, inspirational small gardens and vibrant horticultural displays for the world’s most famous flower show. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Romeo & Juliet at the Royal Albert Hall – 11th June – 22nd July:

Following the huge success of Swan Lake, English National Ballet returns to the Royal Albert Hall in 2014 with Romeo & Juliet, starring leading dancers Carlos Acosta and Tamara Rojo. Derek Deane’s epic production, drenched in passion and tragedy, with Prokofiev’s evocative and powerful score at its heart, has been universally acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.

Wimbledon – 23rd June – 6th July:

Always guaranteed to have on the edge of your seats, the Wimbledon Championships or simply Wimbledon is the oldest lawn tennis tournament in the world and widely considered the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in London, since 1877. Who will take the cup home this year?

RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show – 8th – 13th July:

The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in 2014 will once again bring you all the fun and excitement of a spectacular summer festival, in a historical setting. After a hugely successful 2013, look out for the famous Rose Marquee, brilliant show gardens and great family attractions in 2014.

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park – 6th and 12th July:

Over 10 days last July – during one of the UK’s hottest summers since records began – The Royal Parks presented the inaugural Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, a totally unique and world class event which entertained over 350,000 fans in London.

Again in 2014, each live music-packed weekend will be linked by a midweek programme of diverse entertainment, accessible for all to enjoy. From Monday to Thursday, the entire site, saved for the main stage, will give visitors the chance to get involved with smaller, more intimate events offering film, music, literature, sport and a specific family day that will expand the experience to genuinely appeal to the whole family.

Joining McBusted on Sunday 6th July are US pop sensations Backstreet Boys along with: Scouting For Girls, Diversity The Vamps, Lawson, 5ive, Neon Jungle, Elyar Fox, Olly Marland, George Barnett, Joel Baker and Mike Dingham. On Saturday 12th July Neil Young and Crazy Horse and special guests The National will be joined by special guests: Half Moon Run, Lucy Rose, Ethan Johns, The Webb Sisters, Jack Savoretti, To Kill A King and Hero Fisher. Tickets are available now from:

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