London is a fantastic city full of flavours and sounds from all over the world. If you are looking for the best ways to experience not just London, but the world, then these cultural events taking place this year are perfect for immersing yourself in culture and entertainment.
Firstly, you want to visit the London Literature Festival at Southbank Centre. The event is running from the end of September to mid-October and it welcomes the world’s best talent in literature. Whether you are a poetry geek or you love a bit of science fiction, you’ll find something for everyone on this occasion. It even has fantastic events for the younger members of the family.
London is a cultural melting pot and you don’t need to travel further than the Trafalgar Square from your hotel in North West London, in order to experience the world. On 12th of October the colourful Diwali festival is taking place and you’ll be able to feel like you are on the streets of Mumbai. The event is free to attend, but you’ll also find plenty of restaurants nearby that offer special Diwali inspired dinner menus. Or celebrate Black History Month 2014 at the Square with wonderful display of African culture from live music, dance, food, and other fun activities for all ages.
A bit after the Diwali celebrations, between 15th and 18th of October, you can calm down at the Frieze Art Fair. The event is taking place in Regent’s Park and you can book your tickets online now. Frieze Art Fair exhibits the best pieces of contemporary art from around the world and this year there are even performance-based installations to experience. The best hotels in North West London will be quickly booked during this time, so be sure to book your hotel room now to ensure you have the best location in town for participating in the event.
Finally, from the end of September all the way to January, the Turner Prize 2014 exhibition will be available in Tate Britain. You are able to see all the artists competing in this year’s event, as well as understanding the history behind this fantastic art event. Tate Britain is a beautiful building to visit on its own and the Turner Prize is the perfect way to get to know the art world, whether or not you have any previous experience or knowledge.
London is full of things to do throughout the year. Make sure you plan your visit well and choose a convenient and affordable hotel
location, such as North West London, to make the best of your visit to different cultural events and the city’s best landmarks.