• Wembley Stadium
Roger Waters is taking Pink Floyd's epic LP "The Wall" on a European tour. The original stage show has been updated with new lights and special effects to complement classic songs like "Comfortably Numb" and "Another Brick In The Wall".
• O2 Academy BrixtonPete 'Peter' Doherty seems to have calmed down a bit of late, but lets hope it doesn't affect his music. Away from all the tabloid hoo haa, he's fronted two of the best bands of the last decade -- The Libertines and Babyshambles. Babyshambles are currently putting the finishing touches to their third album, and will embark on a UK tour in the autumn.
• Royal Festival HallCaro Emerald will be bringing her sassy blend of big-band jazz, swing and charisma to the Royal Festival Hall in September -- performing tracks from her multi-platinum selling debut album, "Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor", and her best-selling follow-up "The Shocking Miss Emerald".
to • Hackney EmpireBased on the novels by Douglas Adams, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show" is a ground-breaking new stage production packed with laughter, a live band, HD projections, and drinks with extremely silly names. The theatre play Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy will be showing at the Hackney Empire in London on Sat 14th September.
to • Hampstead ObservatoryHampstead Observatory is a very small observatory with a six-inch refractor, housed inside a rotating dome, and it has one major advantage over its more famous brother in Greenwich -- it allows the public to just turn up and see the stars for free. You don't even have to book.
to • Arts TheatreConstance Spry ran a successful high-society florist, designing floral displays for the Queen's Coronation and royal weddings. But behind the facade of this highly-respected business woman lay a story of marital discord, affairs and heartache...
to • Soho TheatreAndy Zaltzman is returning to the Soho Theatre to take on some satirical commissions from you, the public. Your ticket will entitle you to submit (via email), a request for Zaltzman to satirise a subject that you feel warrants some serious satirising. All issues considered. Give or take. In 3D.
to • Royal Opera HouseThe Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Puccini's operatic swansong, "Turandot", famous for its dramatic aria "Nessun Dorma". The cold-hearted Princess Turandot has sworn that no man shall marry her unless he can correctly answer three riddles. Prince Calaf takes up the challenge, determined to win her heart... or die in the attempt.
to • Old VicMark Rylance will be directing James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave in a production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing", at the Old Vic. "Much Ado About Nothing" is a wise-cracking comedy of love, honour and second chances and reminds us of the failings of the human heart, and follows their never-ending search for the perfect love.
to • Noël Coward TheatreThe plot for "A Midsummer Night's Dream" revolves around two sets of couples whose complicated love lives are complicated still further by the arrival of Oberon and Titania -- the King and Queen of the Fairies. As the real and unreal worlds collide, romance struggles to survive and unlikely unions are forged. You can catch the popular theatre show A Midsummer Nights Dream at the Noël Coward Theatre on Sat 14th September.
to • Royal Opera HouseSimon Callow is back with another one-man show -- this time turning his attention to the life and legacy of Richard Wagner, one of opera's most influential figures. Wagner's life was packed with incident -- with tempestuous love affairs, provocative writings, political exile, and an astonishing operatic output that revolutionized the stage.
to • Wyndham’s TheatreAs freedom finally comes for Algie Packer after spending seven years inside, he's looking forward to spending his carefully hidden millions. But there's something that his dodgy and dysfunctional family forgot to tell him... is it time to go on the run again?
to • V&AThis new exhibition will draw upon the museum's vast collection to chronicle the history of photography from the 1840s up to the 1970s. It will showcase some of the most technically brilliant and artistically accomplished photographs in the history of the medium, and include work by key figures such as Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Irving Penn and Hilla Becher.
to • Kensington PalaceThe Garden History Tour at Kensington Palace will explore the recent transformation of the palace gardens, their history, and their wider setting within the park. Also included will be the Golden Gates, the grand statue of Victoria, and free entry into the Sunken Garden (normally closed to the public).
to • Trafalgar StudiosGordon Brown is back! But only on stage... in this hilarious expose of his time in Downing Street. "The Confessions of Gordon Brown" is filled with betrayals, stab-in-the-back plotting, and his darkest secrets. This candid one-man play reveals what it takes to knife your way to the top and rule a nation... and how his dreams all fell apart. Did he end up as Downing Street's greatest failure? Confessions Of Gordon Brown will be in London on Saturday September 14th, for a run at the Trafalgar Studios.
• The CityThis two-hour tour will explore some of the best and most historic gardens and churchyards in the City of London. The walk will start at the City Information Centre opposite St Paul's Cathedral (on St. Paul's Church Yard). There is no need to book, just introduce yourself to the guide outside who will be wearing his or her official badge.
to • Buckingham PalaceThis Exclusive Evening Tour of Buckingham Palace offers the visitor a very special insight into the history and use of the State Rooms, and the works of art on display. The tour takes place in the company of an expert guide and includes a copy of the official guidebook and glass of champagne served in the Grand Entrance.
to • St. Paul’s CathedralSt Paul's will be home to 25 life-size painted donkeys as part of an interfaith art exhibition. The donkeys will travel all the way from Cairo to Sotheby's, via St. Paul's Cathedral, where they will be auctioned to make money for Egyptian charities.
to • Olivier TheatreEdward II lavished his lover Gaveston with titles and riches. But their all-consuming lust quickly makes enemies of the barons and bishops, and threatens to tear England to pieces. Christopher Marlowe's magnificent play "Edward II" is an exploration of power, sexual obsession, and a king who treats the kingdom as his playground.
to • Trafalgar StudiosHayley Atwell will be starring in the Olivier Award-winning show, "The Pride". Philip, Oliver and Sylvia's complex love triangle has lasted more than half a century, from 1958 to the present day -- against a background of changing attitudes towards homosexuality. But the future's promise of sexual liberation remains as elusive as ever, as constricting social morals give way to self-deception.
to • Duke of York’s TheatreHenrik Ibsen's masterful play "A Doll's House" is coming to the Duke of York's Theatre for a 12-week run. The cast will include Hattie Morahan as Nora Helmer, alongside Dominic Rowan as her husband Torvald. You can catch the popular theatre show A Dolls House at the Duke of York’s Theatre on Sat 14th September.
to • Harold Pinter TheatreThe critically-acclaimed "Chimerica" is set in China during the Tiananmen Square uprising. As tanks roll through the streets a young American journalist captures a piece of history. But when a cryptic message is left in a Chinese newspaper 20 years later, Joe is driven to discover who is subject was, what happened to him, and whether he could still be alive.
to • Donmar WarehouseHave you ever had an accident at work? You could be entitled to compensation! Scorpion Claims are Luton’s finest personal injury lawyers. When one of their lawyers appears in Andrew's office the opportunity for a quick buck arises. But how quickly will the lie spin out of control?
to • Buckingham PalaceThe Buckingham Palace Summer Opening will grant visitors access to the lavishly decorated State Rooms, taking you through the Grand Entrance, Throne Room, Picture Gallery, Silk Tapestry Room, Ballroom, State Dining Room, Marble Hall and Music Room. There will also be an opportunity to take refreshments in the cafe overlooking the landscaped gardens.
to • Regent’s Park Open Air TheatreIf you shut your eyes and pretend, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre could almost pass itself off as the snowy mountains of Salzburg -- especially when you hear the timeless tunes from "The Sound of Music". Rediscover this classic musical with Maria, the nuns, the dashing Captain and his gaggle of singing kids in the enchanting surroundings of Regent's Park Open Air Theatre.
to • HarrodsChristmas has started early this year...on the 19th July. Because that's the date that Harrods opened their Christmas department -- 158 days before the big event! So if you always leave your Christmas shopping to the last minute, you've got no excuse this year.
to • Piccadilly Theatre"Dirty Dancing" tells the tale of Baby and Johnny -- two fiery young spirits who come together in the most exciting summer of their lives. It includes all of your favourite tunes from the movie, including 'Hungry Eyes', 'I've Had the Time of My Life' and 'She's Like the Wind'.
to • National Portrait GalleryDame Laura Knight was one of the most popular British artists of the 20th-century. She painted everything from dancers at the ballet to gypsies at the races, and was especially acclaimed for her work as an war artist. Her paintings are remarkable for their diverse range of subjects and settings, and this exhibition will feature more than 30 of her most distinctive and vivid works.
to • Royal Academy of ArtsEncompassing the years 1910 to 1940, "A Revolution in Art" will examine a period of artistic creativity that took place during and after the Mexican revolution. These years of profound political change are often referred to as a cultural renaissance, when artists were employed by the government to promote the principles of the revolution.
to • Menier Chocolate FactoryBased on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker, "The Color Purple" is an unforgettable story of love and triumph over adversity. The story follows Celie from childhood, as she grows up through times of joy and despair, anguish, hope, and her discovery of love. The play is infused with a joyous score of jazz, ragtime, gospel and blues.
to • Tate ModernThe Tate Modern is putting on an exhibition of works by African artist Ibrahim El-Salahi, bringing together 100 works from his five decade career. The exhibition will follow outlines Ibrahim's personal journey from the Sudan to London, and back to Sudan in 1957. It was there that he established a new visual vocabulary, integrating Islamic, African, Arab and Western traditions. His most recent paintings reflect his joy for life, his spiritual faith, and a recognition of his place in the world.
to • Vaudeville TheatreThe classic Ealing comedy "The Ladykillers" is coming to the stage in a brand new adaption by Graham Linehan. Posing as a group of amateur musicians, a cunning gang of thieves rent a room in fiesty old Mrs Wilberforce's house. Can she defeat the five big, burly men before they do the dastardly deed? You can catch the popular theatre show Ladykillers at the Vaudeville Theatre on Sat 14th September.
to • Tate BritainIn what promises to be one of the busiest art exhibitions of the year, Tate Britain will be reappraising the work of L.S. Lowry -- arguably Britain's most popular painter. "Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life" will argue the case for his position as Britain's pre-eminent painter of the industrial city, and explore his place in wider art history.
to • Gielgud TheatreThe Gielgud Theatre is putting on a production of Noel Coward's "Private Lives", starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor. The play revolves around a divorced couple honeymooning at the same hotel with their brand new partners. But when they meet across a balcony their passions are rekindled... without a thought for their new partners or past turbulences.
to • National Portrait GalleryThe BP Portrait Award is worth a hefty £25,000, and is open to artists all around the world. More than 2,000 artists are expected to enter this year, and fifty-five of the most outstanding and innovative new portraits will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery.
to • Wallace Collection"The Discovery of Paris" focuses on the period between 1802 and 1840, and features more than 60 watercolours, preparatory drawings and associated prints by early 19th-century British artists. The exhibition include works by Turner, Girtin and Bonington, and less familiar artists like Thomas Shotter Boys and William Callow.
to • Duchess TheatreFollowing his critically acclaimed performance as Othello in the West End, Lenny Henry is back as Troy Maxson in August Wilson's "Fences". Troy once dreamt of becoming a successful athlete but was denied his shot at fame, and now he plods through life in Pittsburgh. Resentful of a world that stole his chance of glory, he takes out his frustrations on his loyal wife and son. See the theatre show Fences on Saturday 14th Sep 2013, at the Duchess Theatre in London.
to • National Maritime MuseumThe National Maritime Museum's new "Visions of the Universe" exhibition will tell the story of astronomical imaging - from the earliest hand-drawings all the way up to the latest pictures from Hubble and the Mars Curiosity rover. The exhibition will bring together some of the best astronomical photographs ever made, showcasing over a hundred images of stars, planets, galaxies from NASA, the Russian space programme, and some of the largest telescopes in the world.
to • National GalleryMichael Landy will be bringing a contemporary twist to the saints in a series of large-scale sculptures. Landy has scoured car boot sales and flea markets in search of old machinery, cogs and wheels to construct his sculptures, bringing religious iconography to life for a 21st-century audience.
to • British LibraryThe British Library's new exhibition will try and lift the lid on the ways through which governments across the planet have attempted to influence our thoughts for over 100 years... showcasing you the myriad ways that states attempt to influence us, the People.
to • Jubilee GardensThe London Wonderground is a fantastic playground of wonders and curiosities, all sitting in the shadow of the London Eye. You can enjoy everything from circus acts and cabaret, to bars, sideshows and music gigs. The Udderbelly Festival (you can't miss it, it's housed inside a big inflatable purple cow!) is super-strong in big name comedy stars, whilst the headline show "Cantina" has delighted audiences all around the world.