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Summer Events at Severndroog Castle – 2019

For something a little different, take a trip to Severndroog Castle for a series of events over the summer. You can enjoy Live Vintage Jazz, have a Night at the Opera or enjoy an entertaining night at the theatre production of Nell Gwynn.

Severndroog is a tower built in the 18th century situated in the Oxleas Woods in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Built on Shooters Hill, one of the highest points in the city, the viewing platform boasts some of the most spectacular views in London.

Live Vintage Jazz with Jess DeGiudici

Friday 21st June 2019 at 18:30-22:00 GMT

Ticket Prices: Courtyard Ticket £6.50 + booking fee, Premium Ticket £13 + booking fee.

Book tickets on Eventbrite here

Minimum age: 14 Years

Parking: Free parking facilities available at The Castle Wood Car Park, which will remain open for the duration of
this event.

A Night of Opera with ‘Memories – From The Life of An Opera Singer’
featuring Baroness Tamara von Stein zu Leitershofen (Soprano) and Richard Black on piano.

Event Details:
Friday 12th July 2019 at 18:30-22:00 GMT

Ticket Prices: Courtyard Ticket £6.50 + booking fee, Premium Ticket £13 + booking fee.

Book tickets on Eventbrite: here

Minimum age: 14 Years

Parking: Free parking facilities available at The Castle Wood Car Park, which will remain open for the duration of
this event.

Changeling Theatre’s production of ‘Nell Gwynn’ by Jessica Swale.

Event Details:

Thursday 18th July 2019 at 19:30 GMT

Ticket Prices: £25

Book tickets : here

Minimum age: 14 Years

Parking: Free parking facilities available at The Castle Wood Car Park, which will remain open for the duration of
this event.

Severndroog’s catering partner Terrace Tearoom, and their celebrated chef Christopher Hackett, will be cooking up delicious bites and cocktails, with wine and beer available all evening.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 – 21 to 25 May 2019

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has been held in the grounds of the Chelsea Hospital, London every year since 1913, apart from gaps during the two World Wars. Although the title of Britain’s largest flower show has now been overtaken by RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the Chelsea Show is still considered the most prestigious and The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) have announced some of the highlights for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019 (21 – 25 May).

Show Garden Highlights

Encouraging people to reconnect with nature is a key theme at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show with gardens celebrating the beauty of the natural world. Seven-time gold medal winning designer Andy Sturgeon is back for show sponsor M&G Investments, drawing inspiration for his garden from nature’s power to regenerate. The woodland landscape will be colonised by young trees, ferns and jewel-like flowers, interspersed with stone platforms and huge burnt timber sculptures representing natural rock formations.

Multi RHS gold medal winning designer, Sarah Eberle returns to Main Avenue with a garden celebrating 100 years of forestry with The Forestry Commission. The Resilience Garden looks ahead to the biggest challenges facing our forests in the future, exploring how they can be made resilient to a changing climate and the increasing threats of pests and diseases.

A celebration of the environmental benefits of trees, this time within an urban space has influenced the design of The Savills and David Harber Garden by Andrew Duff. The garden seeks to create a beautiful, sustainable woodland clearing within a city, featuring bio diverse trees and greenery known to remove harmful pollutants from the atmosphere.

Three gardens on Main Avenue this year represent striking natural landscapes. Last year’s People’s Choice winner Mark Gregory is designing once again for Welcome to Yorkshire, inspired by the canals and waterways found in the West of the county.

Jon Snow for Trailfinders is sourcing inspiration from further afield bringing the temperate rainforests of South America to Central London complete with lush planting and dramatic waterfalls. In contrast the The Dubai Majlis Garden designed by Thomas Hoblyn evokes a Middle Eastern feel inspired by the sculptural beauty found in arid landscapes.

The importance of having access to nature and green spaces for all ages and abilities has inspired the brief for The Greenfingers Charity Garden designed by Kate Gould. Intended for a hospice to provide a fun, interactive and uplifting space where seriously ill children, their families and friends can come together and embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment.

Chris Beardshaw, winner of Best in Show 2018 and multi gold medal winning designer Jo Thompson complete the talented line up designing Show Gardens in 2019.

Space to Grow Highlights

For the second year Royal Hospital Way will be populated by inspiring gardens offering new ideas and inspiration in the Space to Grow Category.

Joe Perkins is taking on his first solo garden for social media giant Facebook. The theme of the garden is connectivity, celebrating the positive benefits of social media as a powerful tool for engaging in real world issues, connecting people and driving positive social change. The Facebook Garden: Beyond The Screen takes on a coastal theme to reinforce this message as coastal habitats are constantly changing and evolving and are rich and diverse environments where many species can thrive.

Vibrant colours and exotic leaves bring rural Africa to central London promoting the importance of Giving Girls in Africa a Space to Grow. Women produce much of Africa’s food, the garden designed by Jilayne Rickards highlights the work CAMFED does to educate and empower those reliant on agriculture in communities hardest hit by climate change to use climate-smart, sustainable agricultural techniques to provide for themselves and their families.

Education also underpins the message of The Montessori Centenary Children’s Garden designed by Jody Lidgard, an engaging space to nurture children, teaching them about the natural world and future of horticulture with new technology including hydroponics, aeroponics and vertical planting techniques.

Water features prominently in a number of the gardens planned for Chelsea 2019 and lies at the heart of Paul Hervey-Brooks The Viking Cruises Garden, a space created from a water meadow with multi-stem river birch and winding streams running through to a pool and concrete terrace.

The Warner Edward’s Garden by Helen Elks-Smith incorporates water in a playful and imaginative way as it appears and disappears throughout the garden like the natural springs at the distillery’s home of Falls Farms. The design takes inspiration from architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece ‘Fallingwater’.

Artisan Gardens Highlights

Small is beautiful when it comes to the Artisan Gardens and this year’s line-up promise to inspire and excite as traditional materials and methods are revitalised through new design approaches.

A garden celebrating 70 years of land-based education at Kingston Maurward College embodies the artisan approach as the college’s blacksmith, engineering, countryside management and horticultural students will all contribute towards the final design.

Annie Prebensen and Christina Williams were last at Chelsea in 2010 when they won gold and best Artisan Garden, the pair return with a garden celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Donkey Sanctuary, highlighting the vital role donkeys play in improving the lives for some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world.

Walkers’ Forgotten Quarry Garden designed by Graham Bodle takes inspiration from a quarry at the bottom of the garden at Walkers Nurseries, featuring reclaimed items and materials from the quarry.

The Great Pavilion Highlights

British horticulture remains at the heart of RHS Chelsea as the UK’s top nurseries fill the Great Pavilion with thousands of immaculate plant varieties on display.

For the first time the Great Pavilion will also house a judged walk-through Show Garden by internationally renowned British Designer Tom Dixon and home furnishings retailer IKEA. The immersive garden hopes to raise awareness that it is both possible, affordable and rewarding to grow your own food in the city using sustainable urban growing techniques. Upon first impression, the garden looks like a natural hillside landscape, on closer inspection, the viewer can see a subterranean, and futuristic high-tech garden with edibles and plants growing in an immersive horticultural laboratory.

Iconic multi RHS Gold medal winning rose breeder, David Austin Roses will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary at the show with a sensual display of award winning roses along with some exciting new introductions.

Perennial is celebrating its 180th year of supporting those in the horticultural industry with a walk through feature ‘The Perennial Lifeline Garden’ designed by London College of Garden Design Graduates taking inspiration The Laskett Gardens in Herefordshire bequeathed to the charity by Sir Roy Strong.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show (21 – 25 May 2019)
20 May  Press Day
21 – 22 May  RHS members only
23 – 25 May  RHS members and non-members
25 May 8am – 5.30pm (sell off starts at 4pm)

Venue: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London SW3 4SL

For more information or to book tickets for London Shows, visit the RHS website here

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Review: Grand Designs Live at ExCeL London – 4th to 12th May 2019

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The crowds made their way to ExCeL London for the first day of the Grand Designs Live show. Grand Designs Live is based on the Channel 4 series and is hosted by Design guru and TV presenter Kevin McCloud.

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Grand Designs Live includes top expert advice, new product launches and specialist exhibitors in project zones. All aspects of home creation and improvement are covered including self-builds, renovation or finding ideas and inspiration to create your dream home.

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Underlying the show is the importance of design in your projects and there are over 500 brands, across six different sections covering Build, Kitchens & Bathrooms, Gardens, Interiors, Technology and Design Arcade to provide inspiration.

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For advice, there will be RIBA architects, building suppliers, kitchen and bathroom designers on hand, you can ‘meet’ some of the Grand Designers in The Grand Theatre.

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Kevin McCloud and the Grand Design team are great advocates of being eco-friendly and recycling and the show features Kevin’s Green Heroes which features eco-innovations that come to life.

The Upcycling Hub is a new area of the show which puts the focus on the art of upcycling. Skilled upcycling designers give visitors an insight into their craft through live demonstrations, as well as showcasing artisan pieces.

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The Under the Stairs Project is a competition for Interior Designers, aiming to inspire visitors and encourage them to take home new ideas, information and supplier contacts. This competition focuses on the uplift in the use of unconventional spaces.

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The Green Finger Campaign is a response to the latest UK State of Nature report that shows over half our wild species; plants, insects and birds are in decline. The show is packed with green products, free eco advice, activities and talks to raise awareness of what people can do to protect and enhance the nature in your garden.

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Walking around the show, you can be inspired with a large number of innovations and design ideas. From large lodges for your garden to paintings for your walls, each section has plenty of interest to create improvements for your home and garden. Experts are ready to offer advice for any of your projects and you can buy the latest products from a vast array of exhibitors.

Grand Designs Live runs from the 4th to 12th May 2019 at ExCeL London.

Visiting London Guide Rating – Highly Recommended

For more information or book tickets , visit the Grand Designs website here

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London Views, Art and Live Music at Severndroog Castle – 3rd May 2019

For something a little different, enjoy a Friday evening drink on top of Severndroog Castle. The historic castle is the only place in the city you can enjoy a cocktail surrounded by ancient woodland and experience 360° views of London and its surrounding counties.

In the first late night opening of the season, you can enjoy an exhibition of the works of visual artist Andrea Passaponti, listen to live acoustic soul musicians with a free glass of wine.

All tickets include access to the viewing platform and a complementary glass of wine. A very limited amount of Premium Tickets are also available for exclusive access to stunning twilight panoramic views of London from the viewing platform on top of the castle.

Severndroog’s catering partner Terrace Tearoom, and their celebrated chef Christopher Hackett, will be cooking up delicious bites and cocktails, with wine and beer available all evening.

Severndroog is a tower built in the 18th century situated in the Oxleas Woods in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Built on Shooters Hill, one of the highest points in the city, the viewing platform boasts some of the most spectacular views in London.

Event Details:

Friday 3rd May 2019 at 18:30-22:00

At Severndroog Castle. Castlewood, Shooters Hill, London SE18 3RT

Ticket Prices: Standard Ticket £13.76, Premium Ticket £15.86; each ticket includes a complementary glass of wine.

Ticket does not include food or additional drinks; food and bar drinks are available for purchase all evening.

Book tickets on Eventbrite: Here

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Rebels at the Albany from 11 April to 1 June 2019

The pioneering London arts centre, the Albany will present its most extensive season of performances since it was founded over forty years ago. Rebels is a season of work that reflects how artists are finding ways of creating political changes, challenging expectations and improving life.

The Albany’s largest-ever festival spans all theatre sites and encompasses theatre, spoken word, music, visual arts, free workshops, political cabaret and opera

Rebels builds on the Albany’s long history of countercultural shows and radical arts production. Among the performances are a new interactive theatre production involving the building of two rival nations; a futuristic new opera about aspirations and freedom; a sci-fi show placing the audience in the grip of technology; and a devastating show which presents two performances on one stage at the same time. The season spans the three Albany-run venues – the Albany, Deptford Lounge in Lewisham and Canada Water Theatre in Southwark.

Among the highlights of the season:

Drawing the Line

Be a celebrated citizen of your world. An interactive theatre experience, combining storytelling, gaming and group decision making. The line divides the audience into two rival nations. Each side determines how their nation grows. Produced by Hidden Track and the Albany in association with alt space and Oxford Playhouse.
Dates: 9-25 May at 7.30pm. Thursdays to Saturdays.

Question Time Cabaret

Talia Randall brings her glitter-drenched version of Question Time to the Albany for a fun, rowdy political knees-up. A playful, surprising and hilarious cabaret show about the state of the nation, featuring performances from some of the UK’s best comedy, spoken word and drag acts.
Date: 2 May, 7.30pm.

The View from Behind the Futuristic Rose Trellis

A dance through inner and outer realities, revealing moments of golden clarity shared by all. Written and performed by artists and musicians Ravioli Me Away (Alice Theobald, Sian Dorrer and Rosie Ridgway) this is a vivid, wry opera about greed, aspiration and freedom.
Date: 1 June, 2pm & 7.30pm.

Wow Everything is Amazing

The latest production by Sounds Like Chaos is an hallucinatory sci-fi madness, set in the new church of the future. Complemented by an original score, spanning gospel to hip-hop, and an ambitious film, the company returns to explore the timely question: ‘Is technology
shaping us or are we shaping it?’ Dates: 16-18 April, 7.30pm.

The Kids Are Alright

A family museum trip turns to tragedy. Back at home, parents attempt to make sense of an horrendous incident in unpredictable ways, while children storm the stage around them. The Kids Are Alright is two performances on one stage: an adult narrative weaving through parental grief and an immersive audio experience for children full of hope. The co-production by Fuel, Encounter, The Place and the Albany, places children and adults together to illuminate how we navigate loss and care for one another.

Dates: 11-13 April, 7.30pm.

Motherhoody

A series of free creative workshops at Canada Water Library and Theatre, hosted by Anna-Maria Nabyre and Jess Mabel Jones, exploring expectations of motherhood.

Rebels line-up includes Encounter, Hidden Track Theatre, Scottee, Brigitte Aphrodite, The Cocoa Butter Club, Lady Vendredi and many more

VISITOR INFORMATION

Venues

The Albany, Douglas Way, Deptford, London SE8 4AG.
Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin St London SE8 4RH.
Canada Water Theatre, 21 Surrey Quays Road London SE16 7AR.

For tickets and more information , visit the Albany website here

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Annual Charity Pancake Day Race at Borough Market – 5 March 2019

On Tuesday 5 March, twenty teams from local businesses in Bankside will congregate at London’s famous Borough Market to compete in the grand Better Bankside Pancake Day Race.

Visitors to London may often be confused by many local traditions but they often go back centuries. Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day is the day in February or March immediately preceding Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent). In a number of countries, Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Day celebrate by consuming pancakes. This tradition is related to using up foods such as eggs, milk, and sugar, before Lent. The custom of British Christians eating pancakes on Shrove Tuesday dates to at least the 16th century.

Although specifically celebrated by Christians, Pankcake Day is now enjoyed by everyone and ‘pancake races’ go back to the 15th century. The rules of the race are participants with frying pans race through the streets tossing pancakes into the air and catching them in the pan while running over a particular course.

Locals and visitors encouraged to support to the competitors, who will speed back and forth across the Market’s Jubilee Place, flipping as they race.

Spectators can do more than just look at pancakes – they can also get their hands on some for consumption thanks to guest trader Crêpes à la Carte.

What: Better Bankside Pancake Day Race
When: Tuesday 5 March, 12.30 – 14.00
Where: Borough Market, Jubilee Place (opposite
Winchester Walk)

The event is free but funds raised from the event will go to a local charity, Paintings in Hospitals, collection boxes will be available if people wish to donate.

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Review: Winter Lights 2019 in Canary Wharf – 15 to 26 January 2019

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Canary Wharf is best known for being one of London’s main financial district but has one of the largest collections of public art in Europe. Throughout the year it has a series of festivals and events, one of Canary Wharf’s most popular festivals is the Winter Lights Festival.

The Winter Lights festival returns for a fifth year attracting some of the most imaginative light artists from around the world to create spectacular artworks, installations and interactive experiences.

The festival attracts large crowds and provides plenty of entertainment for all the family.

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1: Prismatica by RAW Design in collaboration with ATOMIC3, Jubilee Plaza

Prismatica turns heads with the countless colourful reflections made by its giant prisms. Visitors can walk amongst them to see city life in every colour of the spectrum and spin the prisms to make them dance.

2. BIT.FALL by Julius Popp, Chancellor Passage, Middle Dock

The speed at which information is sourced, exchanged and updated in our modern society is almost inconceivable, and more ephemeral than ever before. The work BIT.FALL translate this abstract process into an experience for the senses as an ever-changing cascade of words, derived from a live newsfeed on The Times website, falls down on a wall of water.

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3. Two Hearts by Stuart Langley, projection in Newfoundland Place, viewing point at Cubitt Steps

As the structure of this iconic residential skyscraper grows, lower level windows flicker and shine with light to momentarily form two illuminated and transient hearts, symbolic of the life and energy the building is poised to support.

4. Whale Ghost by Pitaya, Cubitt Steps

This monumentally-scaled kinetic sculpture echoes the marine mammal and fossil skeletons seen in natural history museums. Whale Ghost invites the visitor to spend a moment thinking about the impact of mankind on our biodiversity.

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5. Sasha Trees by Adam Decolight, Westferry Circus

Westferry Circus becomes a magical winterscape as we illuminate this beautiful location with glowing fir trees. The striking neon colours of the trees create a fantastic contrast with natural foliage surrounding them.

6. Blue Neuron by Zac Greening, Columbus Courtyard

Blue Neuron is a beautiful kinetic light installation built from reworked heat-treated plastic bottles. Zac’s inspiration comes principally from nature. Working in a wide range of media, from discarded plastic bottles to laser projections, his works often comment on issues such as sustainability, environmental degradation and consumption.

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7. Time & Tide By Paul & Pute, Columbus Courtyard

Time & Tide, with its hourglass design and colours inspired by nature, aims to remind us of the urgency of halting the plastic pollution of our oceans. Its form tells us that time is running out to repair this problem before the damage to our planet is irreversible.

8. Heofon Light Maze by Ben Busche of Brut Deluxe, Cabot Square

Heofon is an old English word for the sky. This fascinating light maze is based on triangular geometry which reflects and shifts light rays along the entire colour range of a rainbow. On the outer perimeter the panels are covered with a mirror film converting the interior into an infinity room.

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9. Colour Moves by Rombout Frieling Lab, Adams Plaza Bridge

Colour does not exist. Colour is in the mind. It is the result of complex processes of adjustment and comparison. Colour Moves is an immersive installation of pigments that react with specific wavelengths of light.

Oskar Krajewski/ © 2019 Visiting London Guide.com – Photograph by Alan Kean

10. Recyclism by Oskar Krajewski /Art of OK, Crossrail Place, Level 0

Artist Oskar Krajewski is working towards a new chapter in art history – Recyclism. Recyclism is a platform for artists and like-minded people who care about our global environment. Oskar’s sculptures are made almost entirely of recycled materials such as unwanted toys, obsolete electronics, plastic packaging or any everyday use objects.

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11. Aura by Ronan Devlin, North Dock, Adams Plaza

Aura creates a stunning spectacle on the water by combining art and technology. Camera sensors capture participant’s form and feelings and mirror them in real time onto a giant water spray in the dock.

12. We Could Meet by Martin Richman, Crossrail Place, Quayside Level -1

A permanent installation of more than 500 illuminated acrylic rods installed in a water channel, this engaging art work was commissioned by Canary Wharf Group in 2015.

13. Vena Lumen by Fontys Vena Lumen team, Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Level -1

Vena Lumen means pulsing light. Take a seat on this  bench, place your hand on the sensor and watch it transform your heartbeat into dancing light.

14. Enchanted Connections by Tine Bech Studio, Crossrail Place Roof Garden, Level 1

Enchanted Connections invites visitors to the Crossrail Place Roof Garden to interact with light and each other in an imaginative way.

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15. Last Parade by Alexander Reichstein, Crossrail Place Quayside, Level -1

Last Parade is a site-specific video installation that creates a wildlife reserve filled with rare animals and birds, where the shadows of endangered and threatened species march perpetually along the Canary Wharf Riverside, slowly fading out as their march ends.

16. Lightbench by LBO Lichtbank, Canada Square Park

These firm favourites light up Canada Square Park every evening as part of the permanent collection. The benches subtly change colour and are lined up to create a pleasing spectacle along the pathway.

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17. Submergence by Squidsoup, Montgomery Square

Submergence is a large, immersive, walkthrough light experience. This is the largest version ever shown, comprising of some 24,000 individual points of suspended light, that transforms the space into a hybrid environment where virtual and physical worlds coincide.

18. Light, Stone, Pavement by Raoul Simpson, Jubilee Park

Light, Stone, Pavement is a playful, contemporary take on the simple game of hopscotch, where the chalk lines are replaced by a glowing outline of electric luminescent ribbon triggered by the player’s progression through the game.

19. Flow by Squidsoup, Jubilee Park

Flow is a series of explorations using dynamically controlled points of light to visualise the flow of energy, data and objects. The piece is inspired by the myriad of cultural references to energy and flow patterns, from Aboriginal dreamtime paintings to Japanese wave and ripple designs.

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20. Floating Islands by Mürüde Mehmet, Jubilee Park

Community artist Mürüde Mehmet will be working with local children in Tower Hamlets to construct colourful organic floating forms made from recycled bottles. The creations will be displayed on the running water streams at Canary Wharf, encouraging awareness of how much waste is created by single use plastic water bottles.

21. Angels of Freedom by OGE Collective, Jubilee Place

These beautiful illuminated wings travel around the world, connecting people by allowing everyone to become an angel in their own way.

Behind many of the installations are serious intentions to raise awareness of environment and social issues. On cold  winter evening, a walk around the festival will brighten the spirits and with lots of food and drink options is a fun evening out.

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Canary Wharf Winter Lights Festival

 15th to 26th January 5-10 pm
Throughout Canary Wharf
Canary Wharf
London
FREE

For more information, visit the Canary Wharf website here

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