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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 May 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.


London Sketchfest
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The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way
Dates: 1st, 2nd and 3rd May 2015

A weekend of belly laughs from bright young British comedic talent.
Returning for a third year, the London Sketchfest brings a weekend of belly laughs from unsigned sketch comedy talent to award-winning acts from across Britain to London and in 2015, Sketchfest moves to two venues in Elephant and Castle, The Cinema Museum and The Artworks, just a short walk from each other. This year's line-up includes feature acts So On and So Forth, stars of their own upcoming self-titled Radio 4 show, winners of Sketch Screen 2014 This Glorious Monster and critically acclaimed newcomers Massive Dad. While feature shows present the best acts from around the UK, competition shows present undiscovered new and unsigned acts, and sketch screen reveals the best entries for the cinema and comedy video competition. Described as "Weird, wide-ranging and whimsical" by The Telegraph at its debut, London Sketchfest has reinvigorated a sketch scene increasingly overshadowed by all-conquering stand-up megastars, and gives us all a chance to see bright young British comedic talent live and under one roof before they make it big on the small screen.



Notting Hill MayFest
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St John's Church Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent
Dates: 1st to 31st May 2015

The year's festival opens with a free recital by critically acclaimed organist Stephen Farr.
The annual Notting Hill MayFest, formerly known as the St John's Festival after the 19th century parish church which acts as its centrepiece, brings together traditional musicians and contemporary artists to showcase their talents over a fortnight in one of London's dreamiest areas. Now in its twelfth year, the event galvanises a diverse community through a programme of music, art and family activities. The year's festival opens on 1st May with a free-entry recital by critically acclaimed organist Stephen Farr on the restored organ at the beautiful St John's Church, on Lansdowne Crescent behind Holland Park. There are further free lunchtime recitals at St Peter's Notting Hill every Monday and at St John's every Thursday throughout May, the Notting Hill May Fair on Saturday 9th May, tours of Portobello and Golborne markets and a Mayflower Parade setting out at 12noon from St John's on Saturday 30th May.


Rooftop Film Club at Bussey Building
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Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane
Dates: 1st May to 30th September 2015

The al fresco film series gets under way on Friday 1st May with classic romance Top Gun.
The huge roof terrace of the Bussey Building in Peckham Rye is one of four venues for the Rooftop Film Club this summer with a series of films that gets under way on Friday 1st May with the classic romantic Top Gun. The 5,000 square foot terrace boasts magnificent panoramic views of London, while guests can enjoy zingy Mexican street food and a Caribbean BBQ, a fully licenced bar serving cocktails and cold drinks while they enjoy a selection of classic films shown on a big screen with wireless headphones and comfy seats. The programme includes The Imitation Game, Selma, The Graduate and Life Is Beautiful and with old classics like Dirty Dancing and new releases including Gone Girl and Birdman there's something for everyone. Tickets cost 14 and the doors open at 6pm.


Street Feast London
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Dalston Yard, Hartwell Street, Islington, London, E8 3DU
Dates: 1st May to 25th September 2015

Five months of feasting every Friday and Saturday night at Dalston Yard.
Running from 1st May until 26th September, Street Feast's gastronomic event will provide Londoners with five months of feasts every Friday and Saturday night. Taking over Dalston Yard, this weekly night market will house new traders Yard Diners and new gins at The Gin Store, a specialist indoor cocktail bar with bookable tables and 20 specialist gins (plus plenty of other drinks). Within the yard hungry visitors will be able to choose from a number of well-known traders and guest traders, who will debut new menus for the occasion. With eight bars and 20 traders the choices include Bleecker Burger, Rola Wala, Slider Bar, Yum Bun and Breddos Tacos who return with their Taco Shack. After becoming London's first full weekly night market in 2012, Street Feast offers interesting, delicious and high quality food at an affordable price.



Canalway Cavalcade
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Little Venice, Maida Vale, Little Venice
Dates: 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2015

A wonderful waterway festival which takes place in Little Venice.
Canalway Cavalcade is a distinctive waterway festival that has been taking place at Little Venice since 1983. Organised by Inland Waterways Association volunteers, there will be an array of boats, trade show stalls and boater gatherings at this festival for water lovers. As well as the boating activities, there will also be Morris dancing, competitions, food, family-friendly activities and a real ale bar, making it an enjoyable day out for families. Plus, with the location being quaint Little Venice, this creates the perfect opportunity for a gentle stroll and an enjoyable view alongside your lunch and ale.


The Alice Look
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V & A Museum of Childhood, Cambridge Heath Road
Dates: 2nd May to 1st November 2015

The V&A Museum of Childhood marks the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
The V&A Museum of Childhood is another London venue to mark the 150th anniversary of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, hosting The Alice Look. The family-friendly exhibition will feature garments, photographs, rare editions and illustrations to look at how artists have portrayed Alice over the years.


English National Opera: The Pirates of Penzance
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO
Dates: 9th May to 27th June 2015 - Various Times

'Mr Turner' Film maker Mike Leigh stages his first opera.
One of the most "eye-catching elements" of the ENO's 2014/15 season is Mike Leigh's The Pirates of Penzance. "Leigh's interest in Gilbert and Sullivan is well known" according to The Guardian which goes on to cite his 1999 film Topsy-Turvy "about the pair's fraught working relationship". Writing in that paper, Leigh has said the operas have "often been misunderstood" and they had "their dark side, their hard edge". So can we expect a menacing undercurrent to this much-loved comic opera? Leigh has also assembled a superb cast including Andrew Shore as the very model of a modern Major-General, Jonathan Lemalu as the affectionate parody of the British bobby, Robert Murray as the innocent pirate-apprentice Frederic, and Rebecca de Pont Davies as the older woman who has designs on him.



London Pet Show
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ExCel London Exhibition Centre
Dates: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May 2015

Crocodile Joe and Channel 4's Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick introduce animals of all types.
Reptile expert Crocodile Joe and Channel 4's Supervet Noel Fitzpatrick are introducing all types of animals from the cute and cuddly to the weird and wonderful at the London Pet Show. You can discover everything you need to know about dogs, cats, parrots and ponies at London's Excel. See dog agility, show-jumping rabbits, duck-herding border collies, micro-pig racing, ponies, parrots, owls and celebrity dog dancing. Head to the Reptile Area for bugs, spiders and exotic creatures like tree lizards, water dragons, giant turtles, chameleons and bearded dragons. Learn how to train your dog at Hill's School for Dogs, a new feature for 2015, enter your cat in the Top Cats competition and make some real life pony friends at The Pony Club Stables.



Notting Hill May Fair
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St John's Church Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, Notting Hill
Dates: Saturday 9th May 2015

Maypole dancing, traditional games and stalls make this a lovely family event.
Part of the month-long Notting Hill Mayfest, the Notting Hill May Fairis a traditional village fair in the heart of this well-to-do west London neighbourhood which has been running for more than 25 years. It's a real family event with local school children maypole dancing, traditional games and stalls, a fancy dress competition with prizes for the most creative home made costume, and a dog show. Bring along your poodle or pug or watch the show a drink from the Pimms stall. Additional entertainment comes in the form of music, a vintage coconut shy, face painting, a bouncy castle, and bric-a-brac, vintage jewellery, and second hand book stalls. There's also a children's area selling toys, books and good as new clothes, food stalls, cream teas downstairs in the crypt of St John's Church, and a plant stall selling flowers from Covent Garden.



Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival
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St Paul's Covent Garden, Bedford Street
Tube: Covent Garden Station
Dates: Sunday 10th May 2015

Dozens of puppeteers celebrate Punch's birthday.
This annual Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival celebrates the red nosed stick-wielding puppet, bringing together dozens of puppeteers in a colourful, highly entertaining afternoon. The annual celebrations in Covent Garden draw puppeteers from all over the country as well as folk music, dancers, clowns, jugglers and stalls. The location is appropriately close to the spot where Samuel Pepys first sighted Mr Punch on 9th May 1662 and recorded the fact in his diary - which is why the birthday celebrations fall on or near to 9th May. The day's events start with a toast to Mr Punch, and a brass band led Grand Procession starting at St Paul's Church garden, a beautiful little oasis in the city centre. There follows a special service with a sermon administered by Rev Mark Oakley and Mr Punch himself. An integral part of British heritage, the puppet with attitude is a wonderful, anarchic figure and this is a top traditional family day out.



Museums at Night
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Tube: Barbican Station, St. Paul's Station
Dates: 14th, 15th and 16th May 2015

See up to 70 London museums after all the visitors have gone home.
Around 70 London venues typically take part in this after-hours event which opens up our landmark museums for a weekend of special, exclusive viewings and events, promises to be equally popular. If you think the idea of spending the night in a dusty old museum sounds a bit dull then Museums at Night, will make you think again. Previous participants have enjoyed sunset hovercraft rides, live action cluedo, toy sleepovers and tunnel tours by lantern-light. Leading London institutions like the RAF Museum, Museum of London, Apsley House, William Morris Gallery, British Postal Museum,London Transport Museum, Benjamin Franklin House, and even The Supreme Court have all previously taken part so you can expect museums, galleries and heritage sites like these to be involved again this year.



Open Air Theatre
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Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Inner Circle, Regent's Park, Regent's Park
Dates: 15th May to 12th September 2015

The magical Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opens with Peter Pan on 15th May 2015.
A visit to the magical Regent's Park Open Air Theatre really is an essential part of spending summer in London, and this season's programme opens with Peter Pan with J.M. Barrie's original stage play launching the 2015 season on 15th May 2015. This will be followed by The Seagull (19th June until 11th July) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (from 16th July to 29th August). Following sell-out performances in 2011, Timothy Sheader's production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies will then return to the Open Air Theatre from 3rd until 12th September to conclude the 2015 season, prior to a major UK tour.



Pop Up Screens at Chelsea Old Town Hall
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Chelsea Old Town Hall
Dates: 15th, 16th and 17th May 2015

Scientists and comedians reveal the science behind Alien, Terminator 2 and Shaun of the Dead.
On Friday 15th, Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th May, Pop Up Screens will be at Chelsea Old Town Hall where scientists and comedians discuss the science behind classic films like Alien, Apollo 13, Terminator 2, Shaun of the Dead and Good Will Hunting. Scientists including Adam Rutherford and Steve Mould and comedians like Richard Sandling and Bec Hill will chat before the film and they'll pause the action at certain points to explain the science stuff. With Helen Arney, one third of Festival of the Spoken Nerd, presenting and guests like Dallas Campbell - the go-to guy for science stuff who presents on the Gadget Show and Bang Goes the Theory - as well as live experiments this promises to be more fun than experimenting with a Bunsen burner.



Star Wars at Madame Tussauds
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Madame Tussauds
Dates: From 16th May 2015

Waxwork models, walk-in sets and special effects faithfully reproduce the film's most memorable scenes.
Let the force be with you - and lead you through the two-foor, multi-million pound Star Wars experience at Madame Tussauds which opens in London in May 2015. More than snapping a selfie with life-like wax figures, the Star Wars attraction has authentic walk-in sets, special effects and 11 separate sets which faithfully reproduce the film's most memorable scenes. You can imagine you're Luke Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back as you step into Yoda's swamp, and feel the fiery lava of Mustafar as Anakin turns to the dark side in Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith. Fans can come face-to-face with Stormtroopers, witness Luke Skywalker as he battles Darth Vader on the Death Star and join the captive Princess Leia and the evil Jabba the Hutt in his Throne Room. Hang out with Han Solo in the cantina before stepping onto the Millennium Falcon with Wookiee warrior, Chewbacca.



RHS Chelsea Flower Show
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Royal Hospital Chelsea
Dates: 19th to 23rd May 2015

Wonderful showcase of blooms and celebrities.
Held in the grounds of the Chelsea Royal Hospital since 1913, theChelsea Flower Show, is the finest of the Royal Horticultural Society shows. Regarded as a highpoint of the London summer season, the Chelsea Flower Show is a wonderful showcase of blooms and celebrities - even the Queen attends. Particularly spectacular are the gardens created by eight hundred of the greatest exponents of imaginative garden design, who spend nearly a month creating a horticultural wonderland over the 11-acre site. This beautiful and inspiring show is a real treat, even for non-gardeners.



ITU World Triathlon London
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Hyde Park, Rangers Lodge
Dates: Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st May 2015

Hyde Park has firmly established as the venue for one of the world's most iconic triathlons.
Following the overwhelming success of the 2012 Olympics and a spectacular ITU World Triathlon Series grand final, hosted here in September last year, London's Hyde Park has firmly established as the venue for one of the world's most iconic triathlons. The event returns on the last weekend of May 2015, bringing together triathletes of all levels, from future stars to Olympic medallists to weekend warriors. The course is more or less identical to the one used during London 2012, setting the scene perfectly for a dramatic showdown between 2012 medallists the Brownlee brothers, who will be joined by 5,000 of the world's top triathletes (from varying age-groups) over six days of action in and around the Serpentine Boating Lake, culminating in the elite women's and men's races. Many thousands of spectators are expected to watch the superstars of the London 2012 Olympic Games and 2013 World Championships return to the UK's home of triathlon.



Graduate Fashion Week
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The Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL
Dates: 30th May, 31st May, 1st Jun and 2nd Jun 2015

A showcase for over 1,000 fashion graduates from across the UK.
Find out who will be the next Stella McCartney at Graduate Fashion Week, a hotbed of talent and showcase for over 1,000 fashion graduates from across the UK and around the world. Twenty-two catwalk shows take place across four days at the Old Truman Brewery, with more than 60 universities taking part including pioneering fashion university London College of Fashion for the first time in seven years. The week of pop-up shows, live photo shoots and interactive talks culminates with a grand finale on Tuesday 2nd June when the Best of Graduate Fashion Week Show and Graduate Fashion Week Awards Show take place.


FA Cup Final
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Wembley Stadium, Wembley
Dates: Saturday 30th May 2015

The two teams aim to claim the last major trophy of the English season.
The most famous cup competition in world football reaches its finale atWembley Stadium on Saturday 30th May 2015 as the two sides who have battled through to the FA Cup Final go all out to claim the last major trophy of the English season. Last year's final was one of the most dramatic the new Wembley has witnessed when Hull City, in their first ever FA Cup Final, raced into a 2-0 lead only to be pegged by Arsenal who went on to win the game in extra-time courtesy of Aaron Ramsey's goal. This year's semi-finals, played on 18th April when FA Cup holders Arsenal play Reading and on 19th April when Aston Villa will face Liverpool, reveal the final two teams who will play on FA Cup Final day.

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