What’s On

Be inspired with our guides to what’s on. From the best luxury events in the TRULY Quarterly, to specific cultural guides, make sure you’re up to date.

 

What to Do in London this June!

/ 31st May 2016
The Queen's Birthday Parade also known as Trooping the Colour, Horse Guards Parade, London, June 2013.

More than a thousand soldiers and horses from the Household Division paraded in front of their Colonel in Chief, Her Majesty The Queen, 15th June 2013, with the immaculate precision, colour and pageantry that marks them as truly World Class.   

Later as the last shot of a 41 gun Royal Salute was fired from The Green Park to mark The Queen's Official Birthday, the skies roared with an impressive fly past from the RAF featuring 32 aircraft of 13 different types.

The centuries old tradition of Trooping The Colour has been held on Horse Guards Parade to honour the Sovereign's Birthday almost annually since 1805.  Each year the Five Foot Guards Regiments take it in turns to Troop their Colour in front of the Sovereign.  Colour is the name given to regimental flags of the British Army, and were used as rallying points as long ago as the Kings of Babylon.  

In the Middle Ages, each Lord or Baron flew his banner as a sign by which his followers could distinguish him in battle. Colours were last carried into action by the 58th Foot in South Africa in 1881.  Up to that time they participated in all the varying fortunes of their Regiment; were often torn by enemy fire and acquired an almost religious significance.  

Even today, uncased Colours are invariably carried by an officer and accompanied by an armed escort.

This year, the Colour being trooped in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen, was that of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards.  The Welsh Guards have recently returned from operational service in Afghanistan where they worked as part of the Afghan Police Advisory Team assisting the country to achieve self governance. The Field Officer in Brigade Waiting, Lieutenant Colonel Dino Bossi, Welsh Guards, commanded the Parade.

With summer approaching, London comes to life. Here is a list of the top activities and events in the city this June!

Trooping the Colour – 11 June 2016

The official celebration for the Queen’s nineteenth birthday is going to be full of military pomp! The ceremony opens with the her Majesty’s inspection of the troops in the Household Division.

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Meat-Free Menus: National Vegetarian Week!

/ 16th May 2016
mildreds_vegan_curry

A new generation of restaurants, offering meat-free menus, has London veggies spoilt for choice. Lifeless lettuce and tasteless tofu, are replaced by an array of tempting options. National Vegetarian Week runs 16-22 May, and we’ve put together a list of the best vegetarian food the country has on offer: from light bites to fine dining.

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What’s on in London this April

/ 4th April 2016
Coffee Festival

With spring gradually coming into bloom, city dwellers and visitors alike can venture around London without fear of the frost. The city is bursting with activities to be enjoyed, be they outdoors, epicurean, artistic or theatrical!

  • London Coffee Festival, Brick Lane. 7-10th

Sample the finest beans at the largest and most vibrant coffee and artisan food festival in the country.

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TRULY Quarterly: Luxury Events In London for October, November, December 2015

/ 8th October 2015
Luxury events in London

Autumn has arrived, with all its brilliant colours. Turns out there’s plenty in the way of luxury events this season too. Let’s take a look at the pick of luxury events in London over the next three months with another edition of the TRULY Quarterly.

OCTOBER

Go Digital Drawing at the National Gallery

2 October
The National Gallery

Bring a charged device and learn  how to use it to create art.

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New Restaurant Openings in London – July 2015

/ 3rd July 2015
New Restaurant Openings in London - July 2015

We take a look through new restaurant openings in London for July 2015, from Islington to Covent Garden, and from tapas to traditional British cuisine.

Oldroyd, Islington

What: Neighbourhood restaurant on Upper Street
Where: 344 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1
When: Early July
More about it: Former Chef-Director of Polpo, Tom Odroyd’s new venture should be a good addition to Upper Street – a great recommendation for a light lunch before heading for some beer tasting, perhaps…

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Truscott Cellar, Belsize Park

What: Wine bar with over 50 wines sold by the glass
Where: 240 Haverstock Hill, Belsize Park, London, NW3 2AE
When: Early July
More about it: From the same people behind the Truscott Arms, an award-winning gastropub.

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TRULY Quarterly: Luxury Events in London for July, August, September 2015

/ 3rd July 2015
Luxury Events in London

Summer has arrived with some aplomb, meaning there’s no better time to get out and about and explore the myriad of luxury events in London over the next three months. To help you find them, we’ve put together another TRULY Quarterly, from royal flower shows to multi-sensory art galleries and foodie feasts.

July

Floral Extravagance: Hampton Court Flower Show

’til 5 July

Hampton Court Palace

Vibrant colours and endless blooms, the flower show at Hampton Court Palace is an inspiration to the green-fingered.

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New Restaurant Openings in London for June 2015

/ 1st June 2015
New Restaurant Openings in London

As summer gets underway, there are a host of exciting new restaurant openings in London this month. From three Michelin starred behemoths of Paris and Madrid opening new destinations in the capital, to the third outpost of the Gills – already taking London by storm with The Manor and The Dairy, there’s a wide range of places to get your teeth stuck into in June.

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What’s On at the Opera in London – April 2015

/ 13th April 2015
What's On at the Opera in London - April 2015

London is a fantastic place to live if you love opera, as the city offers some of the world’s best productions all throughout the year. The iconic venues including the London Coliseum and the Royal Opera House put on large scale shows and there are many other small and intimate venues as well.

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TRULY Quarterly: Your Luxury Guide to What’s on in London in April, May, June 2015

/ 1st April 2015
What's on in London in April, May, June 2015

Spring is sprouting and summer’s just around the corner. There might not be a better time of the year to get out and about. Auspicious, then, that another TRULY Quarterly is here: your luxury guide to what’s on in London in April, May, June 2015.

April: International Garden Photographer Of The Year at Kew Gardens

‘Til 5 April

Kew Gardens

Kew Gardens is continuing to hold the incredible International Garden Photographer of the Year Exhibition.

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West End Theatre For Young Audiences This Spring

/ 6th March 2015
theatre for young audiences

credit: Sarah Ackerman

There’s always something to see at the theatre, whether it’s a new and much anticipated play or a timeless and uplifting musical. It could also be said that young audiences don’t tend to get the best options in terms of what’s on, and Spring 2015 unfortunately seems to be no exception.

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