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    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.

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What's On in London April 2015



Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story
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London Transport Museum, 39 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7BB
Dates: 1st February to 31st August 2015
Walk through a five metre high installation of a cross-section of a Crossrail tunnel.
See what's going on under our streets when Breakthrough: Crossrail's Tunnelling Story brings a five metre high, walk-through installation of a cross-section of a Crossrail tunnel to the London Transport Museum. Bringing to life the scale of the work being done under our feet to deliver Crossrail, the new railway that will run for more than 100km from Reading to Heathrow in the west, and to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, via Central London. This is a chance to see what it's like to work on the biggest construction project in Europe before the big East-West breakthrough - when the tunnel network will be joined up for the first time - this spring.


World Woodland Garden
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Chelsea Physic Garden, 66 Royal Hospital Garden
Dates: 1st April to 31st October 2015

A half acre micro-forest filled with 150 new plants.
The World Woodland Garden, a new area of the picturesque Chelsea Physic Garden opens in April, creating a half acre micro-forest filled with 150 new plants and restoring this part of the garden as the wilderness area it was in the 1700s. Highlighting the importance of forests around the world and the medicinal and useful plants that they produce, the World Woodland Garden represents three geographic regions: Americas, Europe and East Asia. Take the serpentine path or join one of the volunteer guides and discover the new plants, forest trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals and bulbs.


Dead Sheep
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Park Theatre, 11 Clifton Terrace
Dates: 1st April to 9th May 2015

The story of how Margaret Thatcher was brought down by Geoffrey Howe.
Dead Sheep at the Park Theatre tells the story of how Margaret Thatcher was brought down by her one time friend and political soul mate, Geoffrey Howe. In 1989 Thatcher sacked the Foreign Secretary, whose speaking skills were famously compared to those of a dead sheep. However, inspired by his Thatcher-hating wife, he soon overcame his limitations and went on to deal a political, mortal blow. Ian Talbot directs the Jonathan Maitland play while Steve Nallon of Spitting Image plays Maggie Thatcher.


All Of This Belongs To You
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road
Dates: 1st April to 19th July 2015

The V&A examines the role of public institutions in the days before the general election.
A timely exhibition, with Britain about to go to the polls, All of this Belongs to You examines the role of public institutions - such as theV&A, where the exhibition is held - in contemporary life. The free exhibition includes four site-specific installations, three displays, two online commissions and a series of events, a special late opening on election night on Thursday 7th May among them. Over 40 new acquisitions made for the project go on display alongside loaned objects including the hard drives that held documents leaked by Edward Snowden to the Guardian newspaper.


English National Ballet: My First Ballet: Swan Lake
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Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street
Dates: 2nd to 12th April 2015


Traditional ballet for a young audience.
English National Ballet continues its tradition of presenting its My First Ballet series at The Peacock each spring with an adaptation of Swan Lake. This traditional ballet offers audiences as young as three the chance to see a performance created just for children. English National Ballet's Associate Artist George Williamson has choreographed the production which is performed by second year students from English National Ballet School.



Sensational Butterflies
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Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
Dates: 2nd April to 13th September 2015

Walk among hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies.
From chomping caterpillars to beautiful butterflies, the Natural History Museum comes alive this summer with the erection of a tropical butterfly house on the museum lawn. Visitors to Sensational Butterflieswill be able to take on butterfly challenges, try out games and activities as they explore one of the planet's most amazing life cycles and experience the magic of walking among hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies. Not only offering the chance to see butterflies and moths usually seen in Africa, Asia and South America, the display also a hatchery window where visitors can watch butterflies emerging from their chrysalises.


London Easter 10K
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Regent's Park
Dates: Monday 6th April 2015

The fundraiser returns to Regent's Park for a fourth time in 2015.
Earn the right to feast on a year's worth of chocolate in one weekend this Easter by taking part in the London Easter 10K. A fundraiser for The Children's Trust, this special event returns to Regent's Park for a fourth time in 2015. Held in the surroundings of the park, runners are treated to Easter eggs and other seasonal goodies, plus a well-deserved medal, as a reward for taking part. Or, if 10K seems a little daunting, the day also includes a one mile Easter egg scurry for adults and children.


RHS London Orchid Show
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Royal Horticultural Halls and Conference Centre, 80 Vincent Square
Dates: 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Apr 2015

Discover remarkable displays of orchids from all over the world.
The world's finest specialist orchid growers put their best work on display at the RHS London Orchid Show at the Royal Horticultural Halls and this year London hosts the European Orchid Show and Conference, four days of lectures and practical sessions. At the show you can discover remarkable displays of tropical and hardy orchids from all over the world, hear from a selection of esteemed orchid experts and shop from a wide variety of species and hybrids. Social events include a preview evening and a four-course gala dinner at the Royal College of Physicians when guests can take a tour of the physic garden.


Circolombia
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Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road
Dates: 14th April to 3rd May 2015

The Colombian circus company returns to the Roundhouse for the first time in four years.
Circolombia, the Colombian circus company who took the Roundhouseby storm back in 2011, are back in 2015 with the UK premiere of a new production. Fourteen talented performers from across Colombia - who together make up "one of the world's most exciting youth circus troupes" (The Telegraph) - present a mix of spectacular circus and dance, taking terrifying risks and delivering gravity-defying performances, all to an original soundtrack.


Sonia Delaunay
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Tate Modern, Bankside Power Station
Dates: 15th April to 9th August 2015

Groundbreaking paintings, textiles and clothes by the European doyenne of abstract art.
The first UK retrospective to assess the breadth of Sonia Delaunay, a key figure in the Parisian avant-garde who became the European doyenne of abstract art. Tate Modern looks at the artist's practice across a wide range of media, from groundbreaking paintings to textiles and clothes, as well as innovative collaborations with poets, choreographers and manufacturers. The exhibition shows how the artist dedicated her life to experimenting with colour and abstraction, whether embroidering poetry onto fabric, turning her apartment into a three-dimensional collage, or creating costumes for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes.


Sting & Paul Simon: On Stage Together
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The O2 Arena
Dates: Wednesday 15th April 2015 - 7.30pm

The two legendary musicians perform 30 of their well-known songs.
Sting, the Wallsend-born singer-songwriter, activist and former lead singer of The Police gets together with another legend of equal status, Paul Simon. The pair of singer-songwriters perform around 30 of their well-known songs together for about a third of the two-hour-and-40-minute set, leaving the rest for solo hits including Mother & Child Reunion, The Boxer, Every Breath You Take and Fields Of Gold. The two musicians came up with the idea of the On Stage Together tour in 2013 when they performed together for the first time at a benefit for the Robin Hood Foundation. Reviews for the tour so far have been good, with Craig Rosen writing in The Hollywood Reporter in 2014: "The two veteran singer-songwriters have launched one of the most surprising, daring, and rewarding double bills we're likely to see this year".


The Royal Ballet: La Fille Mal Gardee
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Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Dates: 16th April to 5th May 2015

The Devon born singer-songwriter performs tracks from his number one album, I Forget Where We Were.
Set in a storybook village with dancing hens and merrymaking locals, La Fille Mal Gardee is a charming story that has proven to be increasingly popular within the Royal Ballet repertory. A story of young love, it follows Lise and Colas as they arrange secret meetings behind Lise's protective mother's back. "A comedy in the Shakespearean manner, with real dark clouds passing across its sunny good humour", said the Guardian's dance critic Judith Mackrell of this production when it was last performed at the Royal Opera House in 2012.


Chelsea Art Fair
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Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road
Dates: 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th Apr 2015

The fair returns with a younger, fresher feel. The Chelsea Art Fair has been bringing quality contemporary and 20th-century art to London's Chelsea Old Town Hall for close to 20 years. Now with a younger, fresher feel to the format with new layouts, organisers, selection committee, and marketing teams introduced two years ago, the 2015 fair promises to build on that progress with many of the galleries returning this year. For four days visitors can expect a selection of galleries offering paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures and ceramics to peruse and purchase. Prices usually range from 500 to 20,000 and are independently vetted so you can be sure you're paying the approximate market value. The Chelsea Old Town Hall is a pleasant venue in which to admire works of art and is very welcoming to casual browsers and amateur art buyers. The nearest station is South Kensington Tube, and there are plenty of great hotels near Chelsea Old Town Hall.



The Audience
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Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue
Dates: 21st April to 25th July 2015

Kristin Scott Thomas takes the role of The Queen, performed by Helen Mirren last year.
Kristin Scott Thomas plays The Queen in an updated version of The Audience, the role which Helen Mirren originally starred in last year. While Scott Thomas takes on the regal role in London, Helen Mirren reprises the role on Broadway at the same time. Peter Morgan's Olivier Award-winning drama - "the first surefire, unstoppable hit of the year" last year (The Guardian) - was inspired by the weekly private audiences between Elizabeth II and her 12 Prime Ministers at Buckingham Palace. Stephen Daldry, the man who brought Billy Elliot to the London stage, brings "giant flair" to the production which avoids a chronological list and instead hops from John Major back to Churchill then forward to Wilson and so on. "Wonderfully funny", said The Telegraph of the original production, "but also genuinely moving".



The Queen's Birthday Gun Salutes
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Green Park, Piccadilly, Hyde Park
Dates: Tuesday 21st April 2015

21st April is marked by the ceremonial firing of cannons in central London.
The Queen celebrates her actual birthday on 21st April privately, but the occasion is marked publicly by gun salutes in central London. The 41-gun Queen's Birthday Gun Salute in Green Park takes place at midday, a 21-gun salute in Windsor Great Park and a 62-gun salute at the Tower Of London at 1pm. At Green Park the salute is carried out by the King's Troop, Royal Horse Artillery who ride into the park, line up abreast and gallop. The Troop itself arrives at around 11.45am ready to fire the first round at midday. The guns are then unhooked and the salute is fired off. The band arrives separately and can usually be seen from about 11.30am. It is a spectacular show of pomp and ceremony and it's also the only time when you will see horses legally at a full gallop in a Royal Park - with a ton and a half of cannon in tow. The Queen's Birthday Gun Salutes are held to celebrate her actual birthday on 21st April, and there are further celebrations for her official birthday in June which is marked by Trooping the Colour.


Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival
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SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square
Dates: 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th Apr 2015

Anna and Elsa from Frozen feature as special guests in the ice-dancing extravaganza.
Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they introduce a number of well-loved characters in this ice-dancing extravaganza. Within a colourful wonderland, Sebastian from The Little Mermaid, the loyal servants from Beauty and the Beast, and special guests, sisters Anna and Elsa from Frozen, will be amongst the characters entertaining all the family.


Public London
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The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London
Dates: 23rd April to 11th July 2015

See how London's everyday spaces have been transformed in the last ten years.
Inviting us to take a look at the public spaces of the city, Public Londonexplores how London's everyday spaces have been transformed since the city won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics 10 years ago. From grand projects such as Trafalgar Square, Exhibition Road and the Olympic Park, to a wealth of smaller-scale interventions, including high streets, pop-ups and green spaces, the past, present and future of public realm in the capital is assessed. At the same time, temporary installation Never Mind the Bollards, a playful take on street furniture, will appear outside the NLA Galleries at The Building Centre.


What Is Luxury?
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Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum, Cromwell Road
Dates: 25th April to 27th September 2015
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An exploration of what luxury means today.
What is Luxury? at the V&A will explore the ideas of luxury today, asking how it's made and understood in a physical, conceptual and cultural capacity. Craftsmanship on display will include a couture gown by fashion designer Iris van Herpen, fine examples of haute horlogerie by British watchmaker George Daniels, and works that explore the cultural value of materials including gold, diamonds and plastic. There will also be a nod to the future of luxury, questioning how time, space, privacy, well-being and social inclusivity will determine our choices and aspirations.


Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square
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Trafalgar Square
Dates: Saturday 25th April 2015

Flag waving is encouraged at this event held in recognition of England's patron saint.
Though St George's Day is always on 23rd April, in 2015 it falls on a Thursday so the London celebrations in Trafalgar Square will take place two days after the saint's day, on Saturday 25th April. Flag waving is encouraged at this free event held in recognition of England's dragon-slaying patron saint with live bands playing on the main stage and food stalls surrounding the square. This year's event is inspired by the 13th century origins of St George's Day as a national day of feasting with an English farmer's market with stalls selling hog roast, homemade pies and delicious cakes. All of which you can enjoy in a splendid banqueting area between the square's iconic fountains. You can also watch live demos from leading London chefs who'll prepare English dishes from past and present in Cook's Corner, enjoy live music and a join in for a good old fashioned sing song.


Vogue Festival
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Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, South Bank
Dates: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th April 2015

The two-day fashion extravaganza is back for its fourth year.
The Vogue Festival returns for a fourth year in 2015, moving back to its original month of April and partnering with Harrods once again for the two-day fashion extravaganza. This year's festival will take place across two venues. The prestigious Royal College of Art will host talks, masterclasses, workshops, cover shoots and make-overs - all led by the key players in the fashion industry - as well as the famous Vogue gift shop. An exciting addition to this year's schedule is the career masterclasses held at the festival's second venue - the Royal Geographic Society, just a two-minute walk away. These classes will give attendees the chance to meet fashion experts for one-on-one time.


Virgin London Marathon 2015
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The Mall, Westminster
Dates: Sunday 26th April 2015

Serious competitors, celebrities and charity fun runners take part in the world's largest fund raising event.
The largest fund raising event in the world, the London Marathon, returns to the capital in April 2015. One of the top five international marathons, it sees around 30,000 runners - serious competitors, celebrities and charity fun runners - flood the streets of London to tackle the gruelling 26.2 mile route. Paula Radcliffe will also end her marathon career at this year's London Marathon, running it for the first time since 2005. Attracting thousands of spectators, the course comes alive to the sounds of bands, cheering crowds and pounding feet. The race kicks off at Greenwich Park and Blackheath with a loop around Charlton and Woolwich, continues through Rotherhithe and Bermondsey, crosses the Thames onTower Bridge before circling Canary Wharf and the City ahead of the showpiece finish along the Embankment, past Parliament Square and onto The Mall in the shadow of Buckingham Palace.

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