Guided tours in London Wednesday 29 February

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Guided tours in London on Wed 29th February

Our guided tours in London on Wednesday 29 February 2012.

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Twilight Tour, at the Tower of London

to Tower of London Hosted by one of the world-famous Yeoman Warders, the Tower of London Twilight Tour will allow you to experience the place after the visitors have left. As the evening darkens and the atmosphere thickens, you will hear spine-chilling stories and tales of past residents, including some of Britain's most famous kings, queens and criminals.

We don’t have any more guided tours, but how about these other events on 29 February in London?

Simon Callow on Charles Dickens — Museum of London29 FebruaryActor Simon Callow will be discussing a rarely explored side of Charles Dickens. As one of the very first ‘celebrity authors’, Callows argues that his outut was driven as much by his performance and showmanship as it was towards his literary endeavour. His readings in the UK and the States attracted thousands of fans, and he even acted in plays for the public.

“Midnight Tango”, at the Aldwych Theatre29 February“Midnight Tango” was created by Vincent Simone and Flavia Cacace — the same people who have been dazzling us with their sensual tango routines on TV’s “Strictly Come Dancing”. The show is set in downtown Buenos Aires and will take you on a journey through this intoxicating city.

Changing the Guard, at Buckingham Palace29 FebruaryStrolling down The Mall to Buckingham Palace and watching the “Changing of the Guard” is one of the must-do events in everyone’s itinerary. The new set of guards arrive on the forecourt accompanied by a military band, which they take part in a ceremonial handing over of the keys.

“Three Days In May”… with Warren Clarke29 February“Three Days in May” takes us behind the famous Downing Street door for three of the most pivotal days in British history. Newly installed as Prime Minister, Winston Churchill assembles the war cabinet and tries to persuade the appeasers that Britain’s only option is to fight on alone.

“The Tales of Hoffmann”, at the London Coliseum29 FebruaryOffenbach’s operatic swansong “The Tales of Hoffmann” tells the story of a drunken poet, regaling the tales of his three great lost loves — a mechanical doll, a sick young singer, and Giulietta – an Italian whore who stole his his soul.

Spend an evening looking at the stars…29 FebruaryIf you’re a budding astromomer and looking for a truly memorable experience, then how about booking a spot on a session at the Royal Observatory? The ticket will include a planetarium show exploring the stars on show that night, and the opportunity to look through the 18-tonne Victorian telescope.

Chris Addison, from TV’s “The Thick of It”29 FebruaryChris Addison, from TV’s award-winning “The Thick of It”, returns to the Apollo with a brand new show. “The Time Is Now, Again” promises some top class stand-up from one of the classiest, toppiest stand-ups around.

Alighiero Boetti exhibition — Tate Modern29 FebruaryAlighiero Boetti was one of the most influential Italian artists of the 20th-century. As a key member of the Arte Povera group he sought radical new ways to use simple materials like stamps, pens and magazine covers. Later on he travelled to places like Ethiopia and Afghanistan and created some wonderful embroideries.

David Lynch film season, at BFI Southbank29 FebruaryBFI Southbank will be celebrating the career of one of Hollywood’s most talked about directors with a month-long retrospective of David Lynch’s films. Films include “Blue Velvet”, “Dune”, “The Elephant Man”, “Eraserhead”, “Lost Highway” and “Wild At Heart”.

 
 

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