Welcome to 'This is London'
Published since 1956, THIS IS LONDON is the longest established magazine for international visitors, distributed at top London hotels. It provides up-to-date information on events, shows, museums, restaurants and shopping across the capital plus an online ticketing service.
In this issue
Event of the week
THE GREAT SPITALFIELDS PANCAKE RACE
Visitors are invited to get in training for Shrove Tuesday, 28 February and join in the Great Spitalfields Pancake Race to raise funds for London’s Air Ambulance, the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in the capital. The charity’s helicopter flies from the roof of the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. All you need is a team of four people suitably dressed up to enter the race. Or, just go along to watch the fun and take a donation on the day.
Music of the week
THE SCHUBERT ENSEMBLE
Since its first concert in January 1983, the Schubert Ensemble has become widely recognised as one of the world's leading exponents of music for piano and strings. They will appear at Kings Place on Thursday 9 February where the final concerts of Quintessentials will take place on 12 October and 9 November.
Theatre of the week
WILLEMIJN VERKAIK RETURNS TO WICKED
Visitors can enjoy Half Term fun and Valentine’s celebrations at WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. International Wicked star Willemijn Verkaik has returned to the London production to play Elphaba, a role she has previously played to great acclaim.
Must see exhibition
ROBOTS AT THE SCIENCE MUSEUM
Throughout history, artists and scientists have sought to understand what it means to be human. The Science Museum’s new Robots exhibition will explore this very human obsession to recreate ourselves, revealing the remarkable 500-year story of humanoid robots.