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24 WEMBLEY STADIUM TOURS Wembley Stadium Tour takes visitors deep into the heart of the stadium and into areas usually reserved for the biggest and best names in sport and music such as Beckham, Messi, Ronaldo, Tom Brady, Anthony Joshua, Ed Sheeran and Beyonce. The award-winning, 75 minute, guided tour includes access to the Dressing Rooms, Press Room, Players Tunnel, Pitchside and the iconic Royal Box to have a photograph taken with a replica of the world-famous FA Cup. With multiple accessible train routes, ample parking, a café, plentiful restroom facilities and the London Designer Outlet shopping centre next door, the Wembley Tour caters for all visitor needs. It is open 12 months a year and 7 days a week with the exception of certain event dates in the calendar. Tours depart at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00 and 15:00 with pre-booking advised. Easily accessible via any of these stations; Wembley Park via Metropolitan and Jubilee Lines, Wembley Stadium Station via Chiltern Line and Wembley Central Station via Bakerloo Line, London Overground and National Rail. All tours are conducted in English. Printed translation guides are available in 9 languages. Book online at visiting or calling 0800 169 9933. CITY TO COUNTRYSIDE AT KEW This summer, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is transporting visitors to the British countryside with a host of activities in an Insect Adventure Camp based in the newly named Natural Area of native woodlands. Visitors can learn about Britain’s native pollinators by joining in new interactive science and craft activities, whilst reconnecting with nature. Nearby, the hugely popular Hive installation (below), continues to thrill as people experience this powerful, immersive space which emulates life inside a bee colony. Surrounded by a hypnotic, calming soundscape and the delicate twinkling of over 1000 LED lights within the aluminium latticework, you explore the challenges bees face and the role of wild pollinators in pollinating food crops. ALEXANDRA PALACE SUMMER FESTIVAL This year’s Alexandra Palace Summer Festival will feature live theatre, more than 25 artists and bands and over 30 different food stalls, with Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, the headline act. The Summer Festival is back for its third year and has got plenty of new events and activities to complement old favourites like the infamous 100m waterslide, the secret forest silent disco, outdoor cinema and Great British Pram Race, featuring some truly pimped up prams. Theatre highlights include an interactive theatre show for families by Chickenshed and comedy from Jackson’s Lane presents Lost in Translation Circus. Ahead of the opening of the Victorian Theatre next year, this emphasis on performance art is all about building excitement and drawing a brand new audience to Ally Pally. Louise Stewart, chief executive of Alexandra Park & Palace Trust said: ‘Alexandra Palace has always been a place where people can relax away from the rush of the city and enjoy worldclass culture and entertainment. The Summer Festival embodies that mission and we are delighted that this year will see the return of popular acts as well as some exciting new ones, including some really innovative performance arts experiences. The Palace has a history of hosting bold events and there will be something to delight visitors of all ages.’ The historic setting of Alexandra Palace and Park provides a unique backdrop to the annual Summer Festival. This year’s Summer of Love theme celebrates the Palace’s musical heritage and era-defining 1960’s gigs like the famous Technicolour Dream that kickstarted the cultural revolution of the decade here in the capital. The Alexandra Palace Summer Festival takes place on 22 July from Noon-22.00. Entry is free, but some attractions require tickets via the website 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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