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  • What's On in London - August/September 2015

  • Top 10 Musicals

    The top 10 musicals currently at theatres in London.

  • Certificates of Excellence Visit Britain and Tripadvisor

    Dear Guests, We are delighted to inform you that for the fourth consecutive year Beaufort House has been awarded to Golden Award from Visit Britain in May 2014 and also we received the Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. On that occasion, we would like to thank all our trustful guests, who helped us through their numerous and kind comments about Beaufort House and its team, to achieve to such rewards.

  • Greening Business

    We are thrilled to inform you that, for the first time, Beaufort House has been awarded for the "Greening Business Certificate" from the European Regional Development Fund in recognition to our actions taken to reduce our environmental impact.

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What's On in London - August/September 2015


Our Country's Good
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Dates: 19th August to 17th October 2015
Timberlake Wertenbaker's award-winning play celebrates the redemptive power of art.
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre, South Bank, London, SE1 8XZ
Tube: Embankment Underground Station

Timberlake Wertenbaker's Our Country's Good, an award-winning play first performed 25 years ago which celebrates the redemptive power of art, comes to the National Theatre under the direction of Nadia Fall. Set in Australia in 1788, the first convict ship arrives in Botany Bay crammed with England's outcasts. Three proposed public hangings incite an argument: how best to keep the criminals in line, the noose or a more civilised form of entertainment? Step forward ambitious Second Lieutenant Ralph Clark, a young married lieutenant who plans to put on the country's first play.



Kinky Boots
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Dates: 21st August to 31st December 2015
Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's feel good Tony Award-winning musical comes to the West End.
Adelphi Theatre, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, London, WC2R 0NS
Tube: Covent Garden Station, Charing Cross Station, Embankment Underground Station, Leicester Square Station

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein's feel good Tony Award-winning musical follows a prodigal son's journey from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan in the company of a stilettoed performer called Lola. Directed by serial hit-maker Jerry Mitchell who received the Tony Award for Best Musical for his choreography in Kinky Boots and who has been involved with more than 50 Broadway, Off-Broadway, West End and touring productions. His West End credits include the Olivier Award winning musical Legally Blonde, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray and La Cage aux Folles.



BBC Good Food Festival
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Dates: 29th, 30th and 31st August 2015
Great selection of food to sample and expert tips from well known cooks.
Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, London, KT8 9AU
Tube: Richmond Station

Taking place over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the BBC Good Food Festival comes to Hampton Court Palace for the second year giving visitors a great selection of food to sample and expert tips from well known cooks and chefs including baker Paul Hollywood, Le Gavroche chef Michel Roux Jr, resident chef on ITV's Lorraine John Whaite and winner of the second series of the BBC's The Great British Bake Off Jo Wheatley. Book in at the summer kitchen to see these top chefs doing their thing, enjoy live entertainment from The Polka Dots and the Riverside Brass Ensemble, and see roaming circus performers showing off their skills around the Palace grounds throughout the day. A great family day out, kids can try drop in for juggling classes at the circus skills school get their faces painted, enjoy messy play and old school sack races and egg and spoon races.




Notting Hill Carnival
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Dates: Sunday 30th and Monday 31st August 2015

A blaze of Caribbean spirit, giant sound-systems and steel bands.
Notting Hill, , London, W11 3AG
Tube: Holland Park Station

Held since 1966, the Notting Hill Carnival was originally a local affair for west London's homesick Caribbean community, this has evolved into Europe's biggest street party. Carnival sets London on fire in a blaze of Caribbean spirit as extravagantly costumed dancers, calypso and soca musicians, giant sound-systems and steel bands are joined by over a million revellers of all ages. Sunday is officially children's day, but there are loads of kids on both days enjoying the bright colours of the floats and the dancers' feathered costumes. Adults can shake their bootys at dozens of stages: our favourites are Channel 1's booming dub, and the jazz-reggae at Gaz's Rockin' Blues, but there are tunes for all tastes, from house to hip-hop. It's a huge area, and can get very crowded, so be prepared for an exhausting day out, but for anyone who loves a party, carnival remains the absolute highlight of the London summer.


Totally Thames
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Dates: 1st to 30th September 2015

An exciting, month-long arts and cultural celebration of London's chief waterway.
River Thames, , London, WC2H 7BP
Tube: Vauxhall Station, Pimlico Station

Extended to take place throughout September, Totally Thames is an exciting, month-long arts and cultural celebration of London's river, featuring over 100 river-related events along its entire 42 mile course through the capital. The festival - much of which is free - celebrates the main waterway which winds its way through the heart of the city, through a diverse mix of art, music, and educational events both on the water and along its banks and bridges at various riverside locations fromWestminster Bridge to Tower Bridge and beyond.


Portobello Film Festival
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Dates: 3rd to 14th September 2015

Around 600 new films screened in parks, theatres, clubs and bars in Portobello.
Portobello Road, Portobello Road, Notting Hill, London, W11 1LJ

Created in 1996 as a reaction to the state of the British Film industry, thePortobello Film Festival was set up with the aim of providing a platform for exciting new film-makers and to this day gives daring and ground-breaking directors a chance to get their films seen. The programme usually features around 600 new films split into numerous categories, including art, music movies, documentary and world film, screening films from different countries across the globe. The festival hasn't always had an easy ride and has even found itself without a cinema screen at times but screening in parks, theatres, clubs and bars have all added to the diverse nature of the event. With annual premieres of shorts, documentaries and animations, plus lots of talks and workshops with top film directors, the Portobello Film Festival is an exciting event in any film fanatic's diary.



London Mela
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Dates: Sunday 6th September 2015

Celebration of British Asian music and culture with Bollywood figures and a Magic Mela family area.
Gunnersbury Park, Popes Lane, London, W3 8LQ
Tube: Acton Town Station

The London Mela in Gunnersbury Park is a wonderful celebration of Asian music and culture which always draws a big crowd - 80,000 visitors attended last year - with its line-up of British Asian music, Bollywood figures and traditional and classical performances. Entertainment is spread over nine zones, all showcasing different types of music with urban, classical and experimental music, DJs, circus and comedy as well as dance, arts and a Magic Mela family area. There will also be a fun fair and hundreds of stalls selling food and crafts, all of which makes the London Mela a magnet for a multitude of Londoners out for a good time.



BBC Proms in the Park
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Dates: Saturday 12th September 2015

An al fresco alternative finale to two months of the Proms.
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH
Tube: Knightsbridge Station

Britain's largest classical music event, the outdoor BBC Proms in the Park concert in Hyde Park, is a rousing alternative finale to two months of the BBC Proms for those unable to snare tickets to the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. While the whole Last Night shebang is broadcast live on the BBC, nothing quite beats experiencing the biggest night in the classical music calendar under the stars in Hyde Park. Families and friends gather with picnic hampers and rugs for five hours of evening entertainment typically hosted by Radio 2 DJ Tony Blackburn and the inimitable Sir Terry Wogan with a sensational firework finale above the stage to cap things off.



The Great River Race
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Dates: Saturday 12th September 2015

Rowers race the 21 miles from London's Docklands to Ham in Surrey.
Ham, Borough of Hounslow, London, TW10 7RS
Tube: Richmond Station

Regarded as the rowing equivalent of the London Marathon, the Great River Race covers 21.6 miles from Millwall Slipway in London's Docklands to Ham in Surrey. Bursting with colour, spectacle, intense competition and casual fun, the race challenges crews to row from the industrial cityscape of Docklands all the way along the Thames to the idyllic semi-rural Richmond shores. Since launching in 1987, entries have snowballed from a mere 72 entrants to a massive 300 boats carrying over 2,000 competitors, racing for 35 trophies. Festivities along the river at Richmond will begin at noon with live music, a children's beach, donkey rides and food and drink stalls, finishing with a spectacular riverside party at Ham.


London in the Sky
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Dates: 17th to 30th September 2015

The restaurant in the sky is suspended above St Katharine Docks for 2 weeks this September.
St Katharine Docks, Tower Bridge Approach, St Katharine's Way, London, E1W 1LA
Tube: Tower Hill Station

Last year's inaugural London in the Sky event - when adventurous diners were treated to a three course meal 25 metres above Canary Wharf - was so successful that it's back in 2015 for an extended fourteen-day stay. This time the platform will be suspended above St Katharine Docks next to the Tower of London allowing views of landmarks likeTower Bridge, The Shard and the Walkie Talkie. The air-bourne restaurant which seats 22 (strapped in) guests employs some of London's finest chefs including Dan Doherty of Duck & Waffle, Robert Ortiz of Lima, Mark Sargeant of Morden & Lea, Sophie Michell of Pont St, and Mike Reid of M Restaurants. Martin Morales of Ceviche and Andina brings breakfast in the first week, and Tom Aikens of Tom's Kitchen cooks up the last lunch and supper. But it doesn't stop there. Top chefs Calum Franklin of Holborn Dining Room, Chantelle Nicholson of Tredwell's and Peter Weeden from Newman Street Tavern are all serving their signature dishes at the dining room in the sky. It takes 'haute cuisine' to another level.



Rugby World Cup: England v Fiji
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Dates: Friday 18th September 2015

The opening match of the Rugby World Cup 2015.
Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 1DZ
Tube: Hounslow East Station

Fiji take on host England in the opening match of the Rugby World Cup 2015 at Twickenham. One of the game's great entertaining sides, Fiji arrive in London for the country's seventh World Cup having beaten the Cook Islands 108-6 in their final qualifying match for the Oceania region. They are hampered by the decision of many Fijian-born players to play for the neighbouring superpowers of Australia and New Zealand, such as Joe Rokocoko and Lote Tuqiri, but still manage to play a brand of rugby that is both threatening and a joy to watch.



Open House London
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Dates: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2015

London's architectural landmarks open their doors to the public.
Various Venues London, , City, London, W1J 9LN
For one weekend a year many of London's architectural landmarks open their doors offering us a glimpse behind doors which are, for the rest of the year, closed to the public. The hugely popular Open House Londonincludes more than 850 of the city's sites and buildings - including London landmarks like 'The Gherkin', Lloyd's of London, Battersea Power Station, The View from the Shard and the Bank of England - in this fantastic, free yearly event, now in its 23rd year. There's a wealth of architectural gems to choose from including some of the most beautiful buildings - old and new like the Canary Wharf Crossrail Station. You can also get inside some of the grandest private homes in your own neighbourhood - it's a voyeur's dream come true. For the more serious students of contemporary design, this is a chance to visit spaces by famous modern architects, some of whom give talks and tours of the buildings they've designed. An inspired idea and a real treat whether you're a lover of architecture or just plain nosy. Entry to some of the houses is only permitted via pre-booked tickets acquired through the website www.londonopenhouse.org. You're advised to bring booking confirmation with you.


Rugby World Cup: France v Italy
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Dates: Saturday 19th September 2015

France play Italy in this qualifying round of the Rugby World Cup.
Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 1DZ

France play Italy in this qualifying round of the Rugby World Cup at Twickenham. Twickenham is one of 13 venues across England and Wales hosting the Rugby World Cup 2015 which commences on 18th September and concludes with the final at Twickenham on 31st October 31 2015.


London Fashion Week
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Dates: 20th to 24th Sep 2015

The strictly invite-only LFW showcases the industry's most creative designers.
Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, London, WC2R 1LA
Tube: Temple Station

Over 70 designers are confirmed to show at London Fashion Week which, alongside New York, Paris and Milan, is one of the world's leading designer fashion showcases. Taking place in February and September at Somerset House, the strictly invite-only LFW showcases the industry's most creative designers and businesses, in the UK and internationally, with catwalk shows, exhibitions and award ceremonies. Headline names for the A/W 2015 season include Gareth Pugh who marks his 10th anniversary with a return to the London show schedule, as well as Maria Grachvogel and Sass & Bide. They're joined by newcomers, Molly Goddard, Claire Barrow, Le Kilt & Phoebe English. The exhibition at Somerset House houses over 100 ready-to-wear and accessory designers including the NEWGEN up-and-coming designers. Over 5,000 visitors - fashion buyers, press and photographers - attend and while events are for industry insiders only it's possible to spot top models and designers around town while it's on.



BP Big Screen: The Royal Ballet: Romeo and Juliet
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Dates: Tuesday 22nd September 2015

The Royal Ballet's Romeo and Juliet is beamed live from the Royal Opera House to Trafalgar Square.
Trafalgar Square, Central, London, WC2N 5DS
Tube: Charing Cross Station, Leicester Square Station, Embankment Underground Station, Piccadilly Circus Station

A free, live outdoor screening direct from the Royal Opera House toTrafalgar Square. The last of three BP Big Screen events in London this summer, on Tuesday 22nd September Kenneth MacMillan's production of Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, is a classic of 20th-century ballet, and a heartbreaking match for Prokofiev's score. Created for The Royal Ballet in 1965, it's a key work in the company's repertory and a rare chance to see the live performance for free.




London Fashion Weekend
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Dates: 24th to 27th Sep 2015 - Various Times

The open-to-all alternative to London Fashion Week gathers over 150 designers under one roof.
Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA
Tube: Temple Station

Along with the main London Fashion Week event, the open-to-allLondon Fashion Weekend is returning to Somerset House this September. This fashion-focused weekend is an opportunity for everyone to get access to the latest designer trends - even if they don't have a stylist's little black book. The frenzied London Fashion Week is all about work for models, buyers and fashion editors who run around at breakneck speed. But this consumer show which takes place on the weekend after the main event offers savvy shoppers the opportunity to check out the latest fashions at a far more leisurely pace. Tickets are on a timed entry basis to make sure the crowds never get 'first-day-of-the-sales' busy. And with over 150 London Fashion Week designers offering their clothes at cheaper than retail prices you can find some real bargains. But it's not just about the latest clothes, you also get makeovers and styling tips while sipping on a champagne cocktail - very stylish.


Rugby World Cup: England v Wales
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Dates: Saturday 26th September 2015

A significant game for both teams at Twickenham.
Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, London, TW1 1DZ
Tube: Hounslow East Station
England play Wales at Twickenham on Saturday 26th September in the crucial 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool A game. With Australia most likely to go through from the pool, this game is a significant one for both teams as Wales or England's fate will be decided when they meet in this match - each team's second tournament game - on 26th September 2015.



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