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    Dear Guests, We are delighted to inform you that for the fifth consecutive year Beaufort House has been awarded to Golden Award from Visit Britain in September 2015 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.

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What's On in London - October 2015

U2: Innocence and Experience Tour 2015
The Irish band's 2015 tour kicks off in the capital this October.
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square
Dates: 25th Oct & 26th Oct, 29th Oct & 30th Oct and 2nd Nov & 3rd Nov 2015 - Various Times

Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr are back on the road again for several UK arena dates in support of their 13th studio album, Songs Of Innocence, which was given away free online to more than 500 million fans and has been streamed 81 million times. The Irish quartet are so huge there will never be an end to their commercial success - if proof were needed, demand for tickets for their O2 performances has led to the addition on an extra show - and there's no debating that U2 put on a tremendous live show so this should be something to savour if you're lucky enough to get tickets.

London Restaurant Festival
Over 350 restaurants across the capital take part in this all-encompassing food affair.
Various Venues London
Dates: 1st to 31st October 2015

All-encompassing food affair the London Restaurant Festival is back in 2015 for another month of foodies events across the capital. The annual event takes place during October and incorporates over 350 restaurants around London. This year's programme includes restaurant-hopping tours where you can visit six restaurants in one day. Choose from Chinatown, Carnaby Village, Tapas Tours, Japanese Journeys, Victoria and Seven Dials (which includes Marcus Wareing's Tredwell's) and get a small plate and drink in each restaurant. Or opt for one of the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Gourmet Odysseys and get lunch at three top London restaurants - your first course in one, your main in another and dessert in a third. Grain Store, Trishna, Koffmann's and Trullo are just some of this year's highlights. This year's 'Inspired by London' dining experience will see the likes of Mark Hix, Marcus Wareing and Helene Darroze create a unique Sunday lunch that takes inspiration from other chefs, produce, sights or landmarks in the capital.

The Big Draw
A month-long city-wide festival to get everyone drawing.
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Dates: 1st to 31st October 2015

The Big Draw takes place nationwide throughout the month of October and museums, galleries, heritage sites, libraries, schools and parks all play host to a variety of events encouraging people of all ages to discover how drawing can connect them with their surroundings and communities. Put together by the Campaign for Drawing, a charity which aims to eradicate the words, "I can't draw", The Big Draw is one of the world's largest drawing festivals and more than 1,000 organisations in the UK and fifteen other countries participate each year. London institutions like the British Museum,National Gallery, Victoria and Albert Museum, the Wellcome Collection, the British Library and Discoverchildren's centre typically take part, hosting events so there's a good chance something will be going on at a venue near you.

Michael McIntyre: Happy & Glorious
One of those universally loved posh people, funnyman McIntyre is back doing what he does best.
The O2 Arena
Dates: 1st to 4th and 8th to 10th Oct 2015 - 8pm

Michael McIntyre is returning to what he does best this year for a long awaited tour, stopping by London's O2 Arena for an impressive seven gigs, followed by a further three dates at Wembley Arena from 22nd to 24th October 2015. McIntyre is one of those universally loved posh people accepted by everyone and despised by few. Long before Jeremy Clarkson got into hot water for joking about Gordon Brown's vision, McIntyre was ridiculing the "one-eyed Prime Minister" and his previous cabinet meetings between Tony Blair and David Blunkett ("there were only three good eyes between them"). Unlike Clarkson, the well-spoken and slightly tubby McIntyre pulled it off - like he does most of his observational gags. Since his laugh out loud stand up routines that have the audience screaming with laughter and exclaiming "that is so true!" He has since moved on to present Michael McIntyre Live at the Apollo, been the loveable judge on Britain's biggest talent show, 'Britain's Got Talent', and released his first book. His trick is simple: his enthusiasm is infectious, his voice hilarious, his observation exemplary, his delivery perfect while on top of that, he seems a genuinely nice chap. Hailed by audiences and critics alike as the best new stand-up to emerge in years, McIntyre is, according to The Telegraph, "quite simply, top-to-toe hilarious".

The Fabric of India
The first major exhibition to explore handmade textiles from India.
Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum
Dates: 3rd October 2015 to 10th January 2016

Part of the V&A's India Festival, The Fabric of India is the first major exhibition to explore handmade textiles from India. It will include an 18th-century tent belonging to Tipu Sultan, a range of striking historic costume, cutting-edge fashion from celebrated India designers and highly prized textiles made for international trade. The exhibition brings together over 200 objects ranging from the 3rd to 21st century, including items from the V&A's world-renowned collection as well as some from international partners.

Classic Car Boot Sale
A large collection of classic cars sell vintage ware from the boots.
Lewis Cubitt Park and Square, Handyside Street, South Bank
Dates: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October 2015

The Classic Car Boot Sale moves to the newly opened Lewis Cubitt Square in October. With the move comes a larger collection of classic cars, as well as music, dance, walkabout entertainment and street food. Curated by the Vintage Festival team, the event sees over 100 petrol heads park up their classic cars and vintage vehicles to trade fine vintage fashion, homewares and pop culture memorabilia from their boots. Further goods on sale will include vinyl records and accessories.

Half Moon: Fun Palaces
A pop-up Fun Palace in all the nooks and crannies of the theatre's building.
Half Moon Young People's Theatre, 43 White Horse Road
Dates: Saturday 3rd October 2015 - 10am-4pm

Half Moon hosts a free family fun day as part of Fun Palaces - a free, nationwide celebration of arts and culture. Installing a pop-up Fun Palace in all the nooks and crannies of the theatre's building, there'll be 15 minute interactive storytelling performances by Tell Tale Hearts Theatre throughout the day, with tales of fishermen, fairies, beasts and Kings from around the world. There's also Pentapaper's interactive art installation The Machine of Visual Delights, performing arts and music workshops, crafts sessions, and a chance to enjoy the exhibition and follow the gallery trail. All events are free so you can dip into one or two events, or stay for the whole day.

London Cocktail Week
London's bars and restaurants join in on one big party again this year.
Seven Dials, Monmouth Street, Covent Garden

Dates: 5th to 11th Oct 2015

Inviting London's bars and restaurants to join in on a big, week-long party once again, London Cocktail Week is back for 2015 and it's bigger than ever. Stretching across the capital, it sees hundreds of venues take part, hosting tasting sessions, pop-ups events, parties and masterclasses in the art of pouring the perfect concoction. The infamous Hub is back in Soho, with different rooms taking on a different personality to take festival goers on a unique cocktail journey, and a new feature will see Old Spitalfields Market host a huge cocktail village with pop-up bats, trucks, vehicles, food and music. Last year, in its fifth year, London Cocktail Week partnered with 250 bars, served over 125,000 cocktails and welcomed more than 22,000 guests. Let's see if it can top that this year.

Gathered Leaves: Photographs By Alec Soth
The first major UK exhibition by the award-winning American photographer.
Science Museum, Exhibition Road
Dates: 6th October 2015 to 28th March 2016

The Science Museum hosts Gathered Leaves: Photographs By Alec Soth, the first major UK exhibition by the award-winning American photographer. The event will survey a decade of his work and show the UK premiere of his new eagerly anticipated series Songbook (2012-14), which chronicles many journeys across America and a search for human interaction in an era increasingly defined by social networks, noting the tension between American individualism and the desire to be united. Admired for his epic narratives of longing and loss, Soth is fascinated by the endless possibilities of his medium and this exhibition captures his distinctive vision.

Rugby World Cup: South Africa v USA
The Eagles travel to the iconic Olympic Stadium to take on the two-time Rugby World Cup winners.
Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford
Dates: Wednesday 7th October 2015

One match that will leap off the fixture list for any Eagles fan is South Africa v USA at the Olympic Stadium in London. The Eagles travel to the iconic venue to take on the two-time Rugby World Cup winners on 7th October, and for many of the players representing the USA this fixture will undoubtedly represent a career highlight.

BFI London Film Festival
London rolls out the red carpet for the stars of the big screen.
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank
Dates: 7th to 18th October 2015

Every October London rolls out the red carpet for the BFI London Film Festival when Hollywood players and Indie film-makers from around the globe come to London. Having enjoyed its biggest turn out ever last year - with 163,000 people attending - the festival is set to be a highlight of the cultural calendar. The excellent film programme includes many world premieres and Hollywood blockbusters shown at the famous Leicester Square cinemas as well as more intimate screenings of independent and foreign language films shown at the BFI Southbank and selected cinemas across town. This year's line-up features the UK premiere of crime drama Black Mass, starring Johnny Depp and Benedict Cumberbatch; Carol, with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara; and The Lady in the Van, starring Dame Maggie Smith. The opening gala, on Wednesday 7th October, will be the European premiere of Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan, Helena Bonham Carter and Meryl Streep. The programme also includes correlating events, informal post-screening Q&As, guest appearances, workshops and masterclasses.

OktoberFest London 2015
The boozy festival comes to London for the first time.
Tobacco Dock, 50 Porters Walk
Dates: 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th Oct 2015

Get your dirndl dresses and lederhosen at the ready, Oktoberfest comes to London for the first time in 2015. Taking place at Tobacco Dock, the boozy event brings with it 100,000 litres of Bavarian beer and 50,000 traditional sausages. Herman ze German will be providing the sausages and sauerkraut, and schnitzel and spatzel will also be on the menu. Not all about beer and sausages, the event will also include live music, authentic German games and a penalty taking contest.

Frank Auerbach
A exhibition to celebrate Auerbach's 84th birthday.
Tate Britain, Millbank
Dates: 9th October 2015 to 13th March 2016

In honour of Berlin-born British artist Frank Auerbach's 84th birthday,Tate Britain is assembling around 70 of his paintings and drawings from the 1950s onwards, reaffirming his status as one of the pre-eminent painters of our age. Curated by long-time model Catherine Lampert, who sat for Auerback every week for 37 years, the exhibition brings together the artist and sitter and is sure to offer an intriguing angle on the modern master.

Liberty In Fashion
Celebrating 140 years since the opening of the Liberty department store.
Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street
Dates: 9th October 2015 to 28th February 2016

The Fashion and Textile Museum presents Liberty In Fashion, celebrating 140 years since the opening of the Liberty department store with a look at its role in design and the decorative arts since 1875. A display of over 150 garments, textiles and objects charts Liberty's history as 'the' fashionable place to shop and explores its impact on British fashion, from Orientalism and Aesthetic dress in the 19th century, through Art Nouveau and Art Deco in the early 20th century, and the revival of these styles since the 1950s.

Africa on the Square
Celebrating African culture with performances by African drummers and a live talent show.
Trafalgar Square
Dates: Saturday 10th October 2015

After a successful debut last year when 20,000 people went to Africa on the Square the free festival returns. Celebrating African culture with performances by African drummers and a live talent show in Trafalgar Square, this year's festival fills the central London square with an African market, food stalls, a fashion show and lots of activities for kids. In addition there's a packed line-up of entertainment with live music, DJs, dancing and a talent show.

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon
Runners race 13.1 miles through four of central London's best loved parks.
Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge, Hyde Park
Dates: Sunday 11th October 2015

The Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon takes in four of central London's best loved parks, an iconic stretch of the Thames and some of the capital's most famous landmarks. What's more, at 13.1 miles, it's a manageable run for those still daunted by the colossal feat of a full marathon. Starting and finishing in Hyde Park, runners pass Buckingham Palace, St James's Park and the Houses of Parliament before following the river to Blackfriars Bridge and back. The next leg takes them under both Admiralty and Wellington Arch, through Green Park, all around Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens(through avenues of beautiful autumnal trees) before passing the Royal Albert Hall and across the finish line. In its inaugural year back in 2008, the event was won by a man wearing a rabbit mask - later to be revealed as Kenyan middle distance ace John Muriithi. There's usually plenty to keep spectators busy - including The Brakes Food & Fitness Festival running from 8am-4pm in Hyde Park on race day. There's also the Pulse 3K run for 11-16 year olds and for those who don't fancy breaking into a sweat, there's always the Hearts and Heritage Walk.

Diwali Festival
In 2015 the free Diwali celebrations focus on the role the Indian sub-continent played in World War I.
Trafalgar Square
Dates: Sunday 11th October 2015

In 2015 the Diwali celebrations in Trafalgar Square focus on the role the Indian sub-continent played in World War I. The colourful festival of lights, which has religious significance for Hindus, Sikhs and Jains, is celebrated each year with a free concert of contemporary Asian music and dance, with traditional religious music and rites to open and close the show. At t his year's festival the children's parade continues the WWI theme, re-enacting the return of victorious Lord Ram to his Kingdom. You can also sample South East Asian vegetarian cuisine, enjoy children's activities, buy colourful trinkets, don a sari and pose for a photo at this celebration of the victory of light over darkness.

Dance Umbrella
The 17-day festival begins with an outdoor performance on the roof of a car park in Farringdon.
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
Dates: 15th to 31st October 2015

One of the world's leading dance festivals, Dance Umbrella has been bringing new dance experience to London since 1978 and celebrates its 37th anniversary in 2015. The 17-day festival begins on Thursday 15th October with Of Riders and Running Horses, an outdoor performance on the roof of a car park in Farringdon. There follows two and a half weeks celebrating dance through performances at Sadler's Wells and the Barbican, 16 Singers, a specially-commissioned piece for the very young, and Walking Stories, an immersive outdoor spontaneous dance piece in four London parks. Internationally acclaimed productions include Voetvolk's production of AH/HA at The Place and an evening of loud and informal dance by hip hop choreographer Tony Adigun, featuring BBC Young Dancer finalist Kieran Lai.

The Chocolate Show
An all-encompassing celebration of the sweet stuff.
Olympia London, Hammersmith Road
Dates: 16th, 17th and 18th October 2015

Rounding off chocolate week, The Chocolate Show at London Olympia is an all-encompassing celebration of the sweet stuff with a tempting array of demonstrations, tastings, activities and shopping opportunities. This year sees a number of exciting additions to the programme, including the complete live production of chocolate from the bean - the first show ever to do this. The children's area is hosted by the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory Musical, with chocolate workshops and the iconic Great Glass Elevator, while the likes of Will Torrent, Paul A Young, Chris & Jeff Galvin, and GBBO winner Edd Kimber will showcase their patisserie and chocolate recipes live on the main stage. But let's be honest, what everyone really wants is to sample the goods and that can be done in the Tasting Room and at the food stalls, which see top chocolatiers such as Rococo, Hotel Chocolat, Divine and Marou sell their produce.

English National Opera: La Boheme
Visually stunning, contemporary new production from sought-after Australian director Benedict Andrews.
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane
Dates: 16th October to 14th November 2015

Director Benedict Andrews returns to ENO to direct a new production ofLa bohème, starring Corinne Winters in the role of Mimi. This is a visually stunning, contemporary new production from sought-after Australian director Benedict Andrews, whose work was most recently seen in London with the Young Vic's award-winning 2014 production of A Streetcar Named Desire. Puccini's soaring vocal lines and beautiful orchestration will be conducted by the exciting young Chinese female conductor and Italian repertoire specialist Xian Zhang. Singing Mimì will be the brilliant soprano Corinne Winters, alongside lyric tenor Zach Borichevsky as Rodolfo.

Rugby World Cup: Quarter Final 1
The first Quarter Final game of the the Rugby World Cup.
Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham
Dates: Saturday 17th October 2015

The first Quarter Final game of the the Rugby World Cup takes place atTwickenham on 17th October when the winner from Pool B plays the runner-up from Pool A. On the same day over at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff the second Quarter Final match kicks off at 8pm when the winner of Pool C takes on the runner-up of Pool D. By the end of the day we will know which two teams are going through to the semi-final to be played on 24th October 2015 at Twickenham.

Rugby World Cup: Quarter Final 4
The winner from Pool A plays the runner-up from Pool B at Twickenham.
Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham, London
Dates: Sunday 18th October 2015

The fourth Quarter Final game of the the Rugby World Cup takes place at Twickenham on 18th October when the winner from Pool A plays the runner-up from Pool B. On the same day over at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff the third Quarter Final match kicks off at 1pm when the winner of Pool D takes on the runner-up of Pool C. By the end of the day we will know which two teams are going through to the semi-final to be played on 25th October 2015 at Twickenham.

Moscow State Circus: Zhelaniy
Circus with flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking and roller-skating performers.
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square
Dates: 22nd October to 1st November 2015

The Moscow State Circus returns to the UK with the first European tour of its latest show, Zhelaniy, based on the Russian folklore story of Cvetik-Semicvetik, or "the flower with seven colors". Set in an enchanted garden the story follows Zhenya, a girl (played by Kushka Veslovskiy) who is granted seven flowers by an eccentric old man (Vladimur Georgieski), each representing a wish. Wizard Wacko and his crazy side kick Natalia Mezentceva guide us through this fable, told through a multitude of flying, back flipping, juggling, wire walking and roller-skating performers. Acts include the award winning Ruban 13 people springboard troupe, Stynka on the horizontal bouncing Russian bar, the roller-skating Veslvskiy, Eliza Khachutryan the ballerina on the high wire and the Trio Atlas on the floating globes. There are some excellent individual performances including one by Tatiana Ozhiganova who is "elegance personified" (The Circus Diaries) as she uses a small folk accordion as a prop while performing a graceful routine on a single aerial strap.

Cats: The Musical
Beverley Knight stars as Grizabella in Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical.
London Palladium, 8 Argyll Street
Dates: 23rd October 2015 to 2nd January 2016

Following a successful return at the beginning of December 2014, Cats, Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical based on TS Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats' returns for ten week run from 23rd October 2015 for Christmas at the London Palladium. One of the longest-running shows in the West End - it played for 21 record-breaking years - Cats is a wonderful show about the Jellicle cats who meet on one special night of the year at the Jellicle Ball. Long term Associate Director of Cats Chrissie Cartwright recreates Trevor Nunn's original direction featuring Gillian Lynne's choreography and some wonderful and well loved songs including Memory which became a Top 10 hit in the UK in 1981 for Elaine Paige. Beverley Knight stars as Grizabella, replacing Nicole Scherzinger who took on the role in 2014, originally played by Paige.

Elf the Musical
Winner of ITV's 'Superstar' Ben Forster and Kimberley Walsh play the lead roles.
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
Dates: 24th October 2015 to 2nd January 2016

Starring the winner of ITV's 'Superstar', Ben Forster, as Buddy the Elf and Girld Aloud's Kimberley Walsh as Jovie, Elf the Musical is an upbeat musical version of the 2003 festive film starring Will Ferrell. The story begins when an orphan boy, Buddy, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York City remember the true meaning of Christmas. Morgan Young directs the hilarious tale, with music by Matthew Sklar and lyrics by Chad Beguelin.

Egypt: Faith after the Pharaohs
1,200 years of Egyptian history and the link between religion and its everyday practice.
British Museum, Great Russell Street
Dates: 29th October 2015 to 7th February 2016

The world's oldest surviving Bible and the earliest complete copy of the New Testament are among 200 objects that make up Egypt: faith after the pharaohs, the first major exhibition to deal with 1,200 years of Egyptian history. The British Museum display gives a unique insight into the lives of Christian, Islamic and Jewish communities in ancient Egypt and how they interacted with one another, a period that has shaped the modern world we know today. Stand-out pieces include examples of the Hebrew Bible, the Christian New Testament and the Islamic Qur'an, paired with humble everyday objects to emphasise the relationship between religion and its everyday practice, two key themes of the exhibition.

Rugby World Cup: Bronze Final
The loosing teams from the Rugby World Cup semi-finals meet at the Olympic Stadium.
Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford
Dates: Friday 30th October 2015

The losing teams from the Rugby World Cup semi-finals, played atTwickenham on 24th and 25th October, meet at this Bronze Final at theOlympic Stadium a week later on Friday 30th October 2015, the day before the grand World Cup Final is played over at Twickenham Stadiumon Saturday 31st October 2015.

Rugby World Cup Final
The hotly contested global rugby tournament reaches its climax.
Twickenham Stadium, Rugby Road, Twickenham
Dates: Saturday 31st October 2015

After 48 fixtures held over six weeks in 11 host cities the Rugby World Cup, a tournament in which 83 nations have taken part, concludes with a hotly anticipated final at Twickenham on Saturday 31st October 2015. The global qualification process, which began in 2012 spanning a record 201 matches, reaches its climax at the Rugby World Cup Final.

Regent Street Motor Show
300 cars span 125 years of motoring in the UK's largest free-to-view motor show.
Regent Street, Regent Street, Soho
Dates: Saturday 31st October 2015

The Regent Street Motor Show gives Londoners the chance to see 300 cars that span 125 years of motoring up close and personal on one of London's busiest shopping streets. The famous West End street is closed from Piccadilly Circus to Oxford Circus for the UK's largest free-to-view motor show featuring an impressive display of cars from the past, present and future. Petrol-heads will be in their element as the free show, which is staged on the eve of the Veteran Car Run, offers a unique and interesting display of motoring from the 19th century to the present day. The street is split into zones with around 100 period vehicles, 20th and 21st century displays and a future concept display from some of today's leading manufacturers. Added to all this are stage shows, presentations and competitions making it an exciting day out for car fans.

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