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This Is London12 Oct 2018

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Welcome to London 3 CONTENTS Events 4 Half Term Treat at WICKED Future Engineers at LT Museum Only Fools The Cushty Dining Experience Music 8 Zurich Youth Symphony Orchestra Kazakh Orchestra UK Debut 42nd Street Exhibitions 14 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries Emirates Stadium Tour & Museum 1918 Parliament: A Snapshot in Time Theatre 18 Antony and Cleopatra Witness for the Prosecution Bat Out of Hell © This is London Magazine Limited This is London at the Olympic Park Stour Space, 7 Roach Road, Fish Island, London E3 2PA Telephone: 020 7434 1281 Whilst every care is taken in the preparation of this magazine and in the handling of all the material supplied, neither the Publishers nor their agents accept responsibility for any damage, errors or omissions, however these may be caused. In this auspicious Royal year for London, with Prince Harry’s wedding and the arrival of Prince Louis celebrated across the nation, it is my pleasure to welcome you to London. On Friday 12 October, Her Majesty The Queen’s granddaughter, Princess Eugenie, will marry fiancé Jack Brooksbank at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. Just a stone’s throw from Windsor is Kew Palace and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew. The Great Pagoda at Kew was designed by architect Sir William Chambers for the royal family after a visit to China. Chambers was inspired by the buildings he saw and his designs for the Great Pagoda were influenced by prints he had seen of the famous Porcelain Pagoda at Nanjing. Londoners and tourists alike flocked to see the striking 163ft (nearly 50m) tall building, which formed part of an homage to the Grand Tour in the famous gardens, with the Pagoda providing an unusual window into Chinese culture at the time. The Pagoda was famously adorned with eighty brightly coloured wooden dragons which were the talk of the town for twenty years, before disappearing in the 1780s, rumoured to be payment for the Prince Regent’s gambling debts. It was one of the jewels in the crown of Georgian London: a building so unusual that a suspicious public were unconvinced it would remain standing when it was built in 1762. Now, following a two-year project by Historic Royal Palaces, dragons once more adorn this magnificent structure. Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, the Banqueting House, Kensington Palace, Kew Palace and Hillsborough Castle. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built. Re-opened by HRH The Prince of Wales to visitors this summer, The Great Pagoda offers one of the earliest and finest bird’s eye views of London. Do go to Kew and see it for yourself. Terry Mansfield, CBE VISITOR INFORMATION Emergencies 999 Police Ambulance Fire 24 Hour Casualty 020 8746 8000 Dentistry 0808 155 3256 Victim Support 0845 30 30 900 free and confidential service Visit London 020 7234 5833 Heathrow Airport 0844 335 1801 Gatwick Airport 0844 892 0322 Taxis 020 7272 5471 Dry Cleaner 7491 3426 Florist 7831 6776 Optician 7581 6336 Watches 7493 5916 Weather 0870 9000100 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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