Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013
Thursday 19th September – Sunday 23rd February
This annual photography competition brings together a fantastic collection of amateur and professional work, exploring the vast and wondrous universe beyond our planet. The exhibition is split into four categories: Our Solar System, Deep Space, Earth and Space and Young Astronomy Photographer of the Year.
Open House London
Saturday 21st September – Sunday 22nd September
For one weekend, London will throw open the doors to some of its biggest and most renowned venues to allow the public to explore. A massive 830 different properties are participating in the event, including the Battersea Power Station, Brixton Windmill and the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir.
Wednesday 2nd October – Saturday 12th October
Grand Connaught Rooms
Season 10 of the European Poker Tour will be returning to London, attracting the best names in the industry and generating massive prize pools. Highlights of the event will include the £5,000 + £250 Main Event, the High Roller and the £50,000 Super High Roller, so head over to PokerStars to brush up on how to play in time to win some cash.
London Honey Show
Until Monday 7th October
Producing 80kg from its ten beehives last year, it seems only appropriate for the Lancaster London to play host to this year’s London Honey Show. Hives will be on display along with talks on beekeeping, demonstrations and an award ceremony to crown London’s Beekeeper of the Year.
London Cocktail Week 2013
Monday 7th October – Monday 14th October
Covent Garden’s Seven Dials area
London Cocktail Week presents the perfect excuse to lounge around with a good drink in your hand. The capital’s best known drinking pit stops will all be involved in the festivities, with tasting master classes, pop-up bars, tour and parties all in full swing.
Lord Mayor’s Show and Fireworks
Saturday 9th November
An incredible three mile-long procession will work its way from Mansion House to the historic settings of the Royal Courts of Justice. Dating back to 1215, this traditional celebration will boast marching bands and floats, along with a huge crowd of spectators, before concluding with a stunning firework display between Waterloo and Blackfriars bridges.
Doctor Who Official 50th Celebration
Friday 22nd November – Sunday 24th November
Celebrate a great British classic, as Doctor Who reaches its 50th year on the small screen. The three-day long event will welcome fans of the time-travelling series to witness explosions, live stunts and monsters in the ExCeL centre. The current cast and crew, including newly retired Doctor Matt Smith, will also be answering questions on the ‘Eleventh Hour’ panel.