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10 CHELSEA FC STADIUM TOURS OF STAMFORD BRIDGE For visitors to London, a tour of Stamford Bridge is not to be missed. Home of the Blues, it’s a fun, informative and unforgettable experience enjoyed by sports fans of all ages from all over the world. The guided hour-long tour will take you behind the scenes at one of the world’s greatest football clubs, giving visitors access to areas normally reserved for players and officials. Along the way you will visit various stands in the stadium, the press room, home and away dressing rooms, the tunnel and dug-out areas. All tours include entry to the Museum, giving the chance to see how Chelsea has evolved on and off the pitch over the years. Chelsea pride themselves on having guides who are both knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the club and it's their passion that make the tours a truly memorable experience. Whilst at the Stadium, have lunch at Chelsea's very own Frankie's Sports Bar & Diner as part of the Tour and Lunch package. Frankie's is an American style sports bar, with 12 big screens. The menu includes American favourites, including pizza, burgers and New York cheesecake. You can enjoy all your favourite sports while enjoying lunch after a tour around Stamford Bridge. A combined Tour and Lunch package includes a full stadium tour, entrance to the Chelsea FC Museum and a twocourse lunch from a set menu in Frankie's Sports Bar & Diner. Other options are available, including the Ex-Players Tour, where you will be guided by an ex-Chelsea player. There will be an opportunity to ask as many questions as you like, as well as grab autographs and pictures. For further information, visit the website at Chelsea lift the Premier League Trophy 2016/2017. Photo: Getty Images ‘FUTURE FOREST’ EXPERIENCE AT WESTFIELD THIS SUMMER Westfield is presenting an immersive summer experience from Bompas & Parr in both its Stratford City and London centres. Themed around urban reforestation, Future Forest explores the relationship between humans and nature through fun and adventurous activities, cementing Westfield as the destination for all the family. Visitors to the indoor forest will be taken on an exhilarating journey of discovery that provides insight into the future of nature and its potential role in urban landscapes. With fun activities aimed at all ages, the experience highlights the importance of the future of the forest and the role it will increasingly play in our lives. At Westfield Stratford City from 21 July to 3 August, and at Westfield London 15-28 August, visitors will walk, tumble and jump on water on the Forest Zorb Lagoon, as well as discover the secret language of trees. And, at both centres, you can discover a fruit cloud, a mini exhibition showcasing plants that create electricity, the magic of spider silk, and a historic tree circus alongside artefacts, artworks and anecdotes about forests and nature. Everything is designed to inspire guests to consider the environment and the outdoors, as well as relaxation, health and wellbeing. After visiting Future Forest, it is hoped that city-dwellers will leave with a deeper understanding of the relevance of the natural world even amid the frenzy of the concrete jungle. t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

WICKED CELEBRATES NEW CAST Wicked, the West End musical phenomenon at the Apollo Victoria Theatre that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has a new London cast from Monday 24 July. Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda), Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard) and Jack Lansbury (Boq) will join current cast members Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), and Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose). Alice Fearn originally joined the London production of Wicked in 2016, as Standby for Elphaba. Her previous West End appearances include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Shrek The Musical, Into The Woods, Les Misérables (also the film version) and The Woman in White. Sophie Evans was the acclaimed runner-up in the BBC talent show ‘Over the Rainbow’ and subsequently played ‘Dorothy Gale’ in The Wizard of Oz at the London Palladium. Acclaimed as ‘one of the West End’s true modern classics’, Wicked is now in its 11th year at London’s Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it is already the 17th longest running show in West End theatre history. The ‘hugely popular show’ (The Times) is a three-time winner of the theatregoer-voted WhatsOnStage Award for ‘Best West End Show’ and a two-time winner of the Olivier Audience Award. Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire that ingeniously re-imagines the stories and characters created by L. Frank Baum in ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’, Wicked tells the story of an unlikely but profound friendship between two sorcery students. Their extraordinary adventures in Oz will ultimately see them fulfil their destinies as Glinda The Good and the Wicked Witch of the West. Wicked is produced around the world by Marc Platt, Universal Stage Productions, The Araca Group, Jon B. Platt and David Stone. Executive Producer (UK) Michael McCabe. Box office telephone 0844 871 3001. Award-winning WICKED at Apollo Victoria Theatre. Photo: Matt Crockett. 11 t h i s i s l o n d o n m a g a z i n e • t h i s i s l o n d o n o n l i n e

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