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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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    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 March 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.




Camellia Festival
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Chiswick House, Burlington Lane, London, W4 2RP
Dates: 28th February to 29th March 2015
Entrance to the floral festival is free this year.
Guests visiting the annual Camellia Festival, which showcases the wonderful Chiswick House camellia collection, can do so for free this year. Housed in the Gardens' spectacular conservatory the collection is a national treasure and the oldest in the Western world having been created in the early years of the 19th century by the 6th Duke of Devonshire. It's wonderful to see these beautiful blooms in the conservatory designed by Samuel Ware in 1813, positioned next to the restored nineteenth-century Italian Garden, replanted in 2012. Known as the Queen of the Winter Flowers, the camellias at Chiswick bring a burst of glorious colour - from pinks to reds, whites to stripes - to the spring season.


Pangaea II: New Art from Africa and Latin America
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Dates: 4th March to 6th September 2015
Saatchi Gallery, Duke of York's Square, King's Road
The second installment of contemporary work from artists from Africa to Latin America.
The second instalment of Saatchi's Pangaea: New Art from Africa and Latin America opens on 4th March 2015 showing contemporary work from artists working in an area covering Africa to Latin America. In the first installment, sculptures of huge ants crawled over the walls, collages of newspaper clippings reflected the political state of the Republic of the Ivory Coast and semi-nude female models hid behind wooden ceremonial masks in a colonial mansion. In Pangaea II, 17 contemporary artists including Aboudia, Dawit Abebe, Eduardo Berliner, Jean-Francois Bocle, Armand Boua, Pia Camil and Alida Cervantes are displayed



Fashion on the Ration
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Dates: 5th March to 31st August 2015
'Make do and Mend' became the motto during the Second World War.
Gas-mask handbags, blackout buttons and siren suits are not items considered fashionable today but in post-war Britain these were the sort of things that passed for the very latest innovations in fashion. On display in Fashion on the Ration, an Imperial War Museum exhibition about coping in the face of adversity, these items are just some of the 300 exhibits which show how fashion and style were maintained and even flourished during the Second World War. Divided into six sections, the exhibition looks at uniform, innovative and rationing - when 'Make do and Mend' became the motto for making clothes last longer. Items on display include a bridesmaid's dress made from parachute material and an underwear set made from RAF silk maps for Countess Mountbatten.


Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games
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Dates: 9th March to 5th September 2015
Dominion Theatre, 268-269 Tottenham Court Road
The 'feet of flames' dancer directs this re-vamped, dance-theatre spectacular, featuring a cast of 40.
Irish-American dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, who has turned Irish dancing into a spine tingling show spectacular, directs this dynamic re-vamped, dance-theatre spectacular, featuring a cast of 40 dancers and guest performer Nadine Coyle of Girls Aloud. "The story here is as basic as ever" says the Daily Telegraph, "a fight between good and evil" so expect lines of fast footed toe tapping, power ballads and the story of a Little Spirit who faces the Dark Lord in her dream world where the Lord of the Dance and his men defeat evil in an impressive dance-off.


English National Ballet: Modern Masters
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Dates: 10th to 15th Mar 2015
Sadler's Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue
New triple bill honours three of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century.
Modern Masters honours the work of three of the most influential choreographers of the 20th century: Jiri Kylian, John Neumeier and William Forsythe. Bold and galvanising, their choreographies are full of invention and energy, driven by music. This new triple bill follows the success of last year's debut productions of 'Le Corsiare' and 'Lest We Forget', showing the English National Ballet's ability to produce pioneering new work.

Affordable Art Fair Battersea
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Dates: 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th Mar 2015
Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, Battersea Park, Battersea
An art fair that strips away the pretension of the art world.
Over 100 galleries exhibit a huge array of affordable contemporary art inBattersea Park for the Affordable Art Fair which has become a well-loved institution on London's art scene. It's an event that strips away the pretension of the art world and gives buyers a chance to pick up some really great work at fair prices, ranging from 40 to 4,000. A fun, family day out, it's accessible to connoisseurs and the merely curious. There's a free creche, artist-led workshops, informal talks and tours, and a specialist exhibition showcasing work by new artists. The Battersea Park art fair, which attracts 20,000 people to each London event, has been such a success that further fairs have sprung up in Stockholm, NYC, Rome, Seattle and Singapore.


RCA Secret
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Dates: 12th to 20th March 2015
Royal College of Art, Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, Battersea
Get your hands on a piece of genuine art by a bona fide artist for a mere 50.
The RCA Secret show, held at the college's Dyson Building in Battersea, is that rarest of artistic events - a chance to get your hands on a piece of genuine art by a bona fide artist for a mere 50. The way it works is simple. You go to one of the viewing days, look at the postcards which have been sent in by all sorts of people (famous artists, celebrities, artists in training and talented but not well known artists), then return on the sale day and purchase the ones you liked - for 50 a pop. The catch is that you can't tell who did the postcard until after you've shelled out your dosh, so you might come home with a Hirst original or, well... you might not. It's an opportunity to flex your artistic knowledge, pick up a bargain and invest in the future of the RCA (because it's all for charity, folks). So if you reckon you can tell your Opie from your Emin, head down to the RCA (or view online) and see what you can pick up but you will need to register in advance to buy. If you're dead set on a particular postcard, get there before the doors open at 8am when the buying starts - early birds queue from about 5am. If you're a little more relaxed, leave it until later; the queue usually disappears by around midday.


The X Factor Live Tour 2015
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Dates: Thursday 12th March 2015 - 6pm
SSE Arena, Wembley
The live show of the hugely successful TV talent contest comes to Wembley Arena.
The hugely successful talent contest TV show X Factor goes on tour with The X Factor Live as the top eight acts from the 2014 show perform at arena shows across the country. For this year's touring finalists - including Italian singer Andrea Faustini, teen starlet Lauren Platt, cheeky chappie Stevi Ritchie, and eight-piece group Stereo Kicks - the dream that they will emulate the success of former finalists Cher Lloyd, James Arthur, JLS, Leona Lewis, Little Mix, Olly Murs and One Direction is still very much alive. Ben Haenow, Fleur East, Jay James, and Only The Young complete this year's live line up. Attended by more than three million people, The X Factor Live Tour has been one of the most successful annual arena tours in the UK for the past ten years. London dates in 2015 are Thursday 12th March at Wembley Arena, and Friday 20th March and Saturday 21st March at The O2 Arena.


St Patrick's Day Parade 2015
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Dates: Sunday 15th March 2015
Trafalgar Square
London goes green and the Guinness flows freely to celebrate Ireland's patron saint.
Floats representing all 32 counties of Ireland make their way through London for the St Patrick's Day Parade as over a quarter of a million people flock to the capital to celebrate Ireland's patron saint. The London parade is on the Sunday closest to 17th March - so in 2015 that's Sunday 15th March - when the procession makes its way from Green Park, close to Hyde Park Corner, around Piccadilly Circus, along Haymarket viaTrafalgar Square to end at Whitehall. In Trafalgar Square there's free entertainment with an Irish food market, children's theatre and fun activities, a film festival, comedy festival and fashion show as well as Irish music, song and dance on the main stage from 12noon.



Country Living Magazine Spring Fair
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Dates: 18th to 22nd Mar 2015
Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, Islington, London, N1 0QH
Meet the cute lambs at the fair which covers everything from bee keeping to spring bunting.
As much a part of spring as daffodils and snowdrops, for Londoners spring also means the arrival of the Country Living Magazine Spring Fair at Islington's Business Design Centre. New features for 2015 include a newcomers market, showcasing first-time crafters and makers, Q&A panel discussions where you can put your questions to experts and editors from Country Living Magazine and the Heal's Styling Service, giving you the chance to book a free 20 minute consultation. There will also be a Garden Theatre with demos on keeping chickens, bees, seasonal recipes and planting summer bulbs as well as inspirational speakers including interior design columnist Alison Cork, and horticulturist Lucy Summers. Added to these are over 400 exhibitors, many exhibiting for the first time, so leave time to browse the many stalls packed with cushions, fabrics, clothes, bags, jewellery, homeware and more. You can also learn all about lamb farming and will even get a chance to feed real live lambs at the fair from Wednesday until Sunday.


Chelsea Antiques Fair
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Dates: 18th to 22nd Mar 2015
Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW3 5EE
Actress Susan Hampshire officially opens the 2015 fair.
The Chelsea Antiques Fair has been a popular annual fixture on the Kings Road since 1950, catering for all sorts of budgets - from 20 to tens of thousands. The antiques are presented against the gilded opulence of Chelsea Town Hall, with its marble columns, chandeliers and original oil paintings. The fair (which coincides with the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair half a mile away) has a host of specialist dealers, and a quick browse will reveal 19th and early 20th century porcelain and pottery, fine gem set jewellery, oak furniture, silverware, Chinese antiquities, Art Deco furniture, fine maps and prints, Persian carpets and rare glassware and more. The 2015 fair will be officially opened by actress Susan Hampshire at 3pm on Wednesday 18th March, an hour after the doors open.


BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fair 2015
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Dates: 18th to 24th Mar 2015
Duke of York Square, Duke of York Square, London, SW3 4LY
The art fair run by the British Antique Dealers' Association returns with a new chairman at the helm.
With a new chairman at the helm the BADA Antiques & Fine Art Fairreturns to Chelsea in March giving art fans a rare opportunity to peruse and purchase pieces from specialist dealers. The appointment of Richard Coles reflects the fair's move towards modern art, cross-collecting and interior design. Paintings, jewellery, ceramics, textiles, and fine furnishings are all displayed in a specially designed pavilion on the Duke of York Square, in the heart of affluent Chelsea, an area well suited to the high calibre of the art - all exhibitors must be members of the prestigious British Antique Dealers' Association.



BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival
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Dates: 19th to 29th March 2015
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 8XT
This year's festival opens with Justin Kelly's 'I Am Michael' which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Showcasing the best in new queer film and video, the BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival (previously known as the BFI London Lesbian & Gay Festival or LLGFF) returns for its 29th year in 2015 with an exciting programme which kicks off with a screening of Justin Kelly's 'I Am Michael', starring James Franco and Zachary Quinto, on the opening night. Over 50 features and 100 short films representing the best in contemporary and archive LGBT cinema from around the world are due to be shown at this year's festival. The long-running event, the third largest film festival in the UK, also includes industry events, late night DJs in the bar on Fridays and Saturdays and attracts hundreds of filmmakers, cast, crew as more than 250,000 visitors flock to the city for a festival programme that gets bigger year-on-year.


All Time Low
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Dates: Friday 20th March 2015 - 6pm
SSE Arena, Wembley, Arena Square, Engineers Way, London, HA9 0DH
The Baltimore-based four-piece comes to Wembley Arena.
American pop punk band All Time Low comes to Wembley Arena as part of a year-long tour to promote their fifth studio album, Don't Panic. One of the most popular new bands in recent times, the Baltimore-based four-piece has got an increasingly ardent fan base and this latest album was their first to reach the top spot on the Top Internet Albums chart. This Wembley gig comes a month after their O2 concert with You Me At Six on Saturday 14th February 2015.

Painting Paradise: The Art Of The Garden
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Dates: 20th March to 11th October 2015
The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, Birdcage Walk
Works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt and Carl Faberge showcase the glorious royal gardens.
Scenes from royal gardens at Buckingham Palace, Whitehall andHampton Court are shown in Painting Paradise, an exhibition for garden lovers and the green fingered. Featuring works by Leonardo da Vinci, Rembrandt, Carl Faberge, Maria Sibylla Merian and more, the exhibition at the Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, uses items from the Royal Collection to tell the story of 'the art of the garden' from 1500 to 1900, looking at how the garden has been celebrated in art from the 16th to the early 20th century, and the long-running rivalry between Britain and France in creating glorious gardens.


The X Factor Live Tour 2015
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Dates: Friday 20th and Saturday 21st March 2015
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square
The live show comes to The O2 Arena on Friday 20th March and Saturday 21st March.
The hugely successful talent contest TV show X Factor goes on tour with The X Factor Live as top eight acts from the 2014 show perform at arena shows across the country. For this year's touring finalists - including Italian singer Andrea Faustini, teen starlet Lauren Platt, cheeky chappie Stevi Ritchie, and eight-piece group Stereo Kicks - the dream that they will emulate the success of former finalists Cher Lloyd, James Arthur, JLS, Leona Lewis, Little Mix, Olly Murs and One Direction is still very much alive. Ben Haenow, Fleur East, Jay James, and Only The Young complete this year's live line up. Attended by more than three million people, The X Factor Live Tour has been one of the most successful annual arena tours in the UK for the past ten years. London dates in 2015 are Thursday 12th March at Wembley Arena, and Friday 20th March and Saturday 21st March at The O2 Arena.



English National Ballet: The Emerging Dancer
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Dates: Monday 23rd March 2015 - 7.30pm
Southbank Centre: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Belvedere Road

ix emerging dancers perform in front of a panel of eminent judges.
The up-and-coming talents are celebrated in this annual English National Balletcompetition. Six finalists will perform in front of a panel of judges, and a live audience, with the 2015 Emerging Dancer Award winner announced at the end of the showcase, as well as the winner of the People's Choice Award.



Russell Page
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Dates: 25th March to 21st June 2015
Garden Museum, Lambeth Palace Road
The Garden Museum holds an exhibition on garden designer Russell Page (from March 2015), who brought a painter's eye for form and style to gardens such as that at Longleat House and Battersea Park Festival Gardens, made for the 1951 Festival of Britain. The exhibition of over 50 paintings, photographs and drawings includes items from Russell Pages' own archive and the work he did on the garden of the Frick Collection in New York City.


Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea
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Dates: 27th March to 13th September 2015
Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road
Dive into the spectacular seascapes and richness of life beneath the waves.
The Natural History Museum's exhibition Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea examines the spectacular seascapes and richness of life beneath the waves. Home to almost a quarter of all living species under the sea, coral reefs are a vital source of food, income and storm protection for many million people around the world. This exhibition will feature spectacular underwater photography, an aquarium with live sea coral and fish, a multi-screen dive experience and specimens collected by Charles Darwin.


Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller
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Dates: 30th March to 12th April 2015
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane,
Emma Thompson and Bryn Terfel star in the gory opera of the Demon Barber.
Emma Thompson returns to the London stage for the first time in 25 years to play Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, A Musical Thriller, in a semi-staged production where the English National Opera orchestra will appear on stage alongside the cast. Starring alongside Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel as the bloodthirsty barber who seeks vengeance by murdering his customers, Thompson plays his landlady, Mrs. Lovett, who bakes his victims' bodies into meat pies which are fed to her unsuspecting customers. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the score pays homage to the music of Hollywood composer Bernard Herrmann through hits like 'The Ballad of Sweeney Todd', 'Not While I'm Around', 'A Little Priest', and 'Pretty Women'. The production was originally performed by the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center in 2014. The New York Times hailed the "starry concert" as a great success, capable of "sending musical theater audiences into raptures of glazed-eyed bliss", and claimed Terfel, "may be the most richly gifted singer ever to undertake the title role".


Lionel Richie
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Dates: Tuesday 31st March 2015 - 6pm
The O2 Arena, Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB

Hello! The four-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter will be Dancing On The Ceiling.
The four-time Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician and producer will perform soul, pop and R&B including popular hits Hello and Dancing On The Ceiling. The king of love crooning Lionel Richiehits the O2 Arena for two nights which top and tail March 2015. There are dozens of other musicians in the world who've managed to sell a hundred million albums, but we're not sure that anyone else has ever written a song quite as brilliant as All Night Long. That magnificent floor-filler was the central pinnacle of a career that mixed smooth soul (Easy, Three Times a Lady, Hello) with tight dance music (Brick House, Dancing on the Ceiling). All these hits will be on show at the O2, performed by a man whose brilliance has spanned a 40-year career.



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