Conservation efforts and Cruzeiro-safaris.com

The migration has seen its ups and downs in the current past years, with some conservationist stating is abuse of wildlife privacy. Well, the county authorities have nothing much to do about it because they are making money. The myriads of visitors coming into Kenya in July and August are mostly attracted by the annual migration which is truly a wonder to see.

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First timers sometimes feel also crumpled up in a dungeon with tour vehicles and personal vehicles circling around the poor wildlife since everyone wants to catch a glimpse of the activity. Whereas it’s positive to have the revenue from the visitors, it’s also a negative impression to them as well due to their perceptions when they gathered the information to come to Kenya. Whereas the Kenya Tourist Board has done massive marketing campaigns to draw visitors into Kenya, the behaviors experience in the past 3 years has been wanting.  Contrary to the county councils reserve, the areas surrounding are referred to as the conservancies which are controlled and they follow defined rules and laws. Such as type of vehicle and color, constructions types and colors which must blend with the environment. Distance between one vehicle and another to the wildlife (there is no overcrowding vehicles where the wildlife are – in other words there is no harassing the wildlife)

In the conservancies definitely the wildlife is considered the king. The vehicles and lodges inside blend with the natural environment, there is s a lot of cohesion between the lodge owners the community and the wildlife, however not many international visitors know about these lodges, because they don’t concentrate on mass tourists but on private, personal discreet tourist and probably why they charge a bit more higher than the rest of the lodges/ camps. Responsible tourism is emphasized in conservancies so that the surrounding communities that live near the wildlife greatly benefit in terms of being part of conservations and revenue growth and improved livelihoods.

 Our emphasis is on one camp known as the Olkeri Mara Camp located in the Siana Conservancy. The Olkeri Mara Camp had 12 ensuite rooms; 10 standard and 2 deluxe. Accommodation is of the luxury type and personal service to ensure that all ones need is take care of. Olkeri can be fully booked by families or private parties with prices ranging from USD150 per person sharing in the low season to USD290 in the peak season for years 2014/2015. At Olkeri Mara the cuisine ranges from African, continental, Japanese and Italian – sweet savory Italian meals by Chef GABRIELLE Ballaroto. Game viewing from Olkeri is done in 4 wheel drives and once can feast their eyes on wildlife and birdlife. Night game viewing drives are available as well as hiking safaris.  Visitors are encouraged to stay at least for 3 nights to maximize on what the Area has to offer on a typical drive in one if those days one can take a walking safari with an experienced Maasai guide from 4pm upto one of the sundowner point have some refreshments and then embark on a night game drive to arrive the camp at around 8.30pm for dinner and overnight. Cruzeiro-Safaris.com does offer packages to Olekeri Mara for 3 nights / 4days for middle and up market clientele. All prices depend on the season applicable. Please send a request to thesales department for more details.

The #TembeaKenya campaign by MagicalKenyapromos has created awareness in the Domestic tourism front where Kenyan citizen, residents and Expatriate staff can travel at very discounted prices. Take Advantage of the Presidential directive for tax rebates for corporate who pay for their staff holidays within Kenya. Cruzeiro-safaris are offering to Olkeri Mara 1-30June, 2014 Double Room Kshs.11000 on full board and 1st July-15th October Kshs. 16000 on full board. Group travel can be discounted. For travel to the Maasai Mara we recommend one to travel using the 4 wheel drive land cruisers at a discounted price as well. For a group of 6 people they pay KShs.120,000 this price will include full board accommodation; game viewing drives; transport in 4wheel drives; valid from 1st -30th June, 2014. For Non-residents package of 4 people for 3nights/4days for only USD4800; 3nights full board; 4wheeldrives; parkfees for 1 night; conservancy fees. Valid from 1-30 June, 2014

In their continuation to create awareness on safari products available cruzeiro-safaris.com can now easily book safaris for anyone to any Kenyan Safari, Rwanda Safari where you experience the Gorilla trekking safari and Tanzania Safari to the Ngorongoro Crater.

The FIFA World Cup 2014 is just around the corner with less than 15 days to go. Many await the thrill it has to offer mostly glued to the screens to watch, well how about watching it live in any of the stadiums in Brazil…well Cruzeiro-safaris.com has a platform in which visitors to Brazil can book hotels in Natal for the opening ceremony translated into 8 languages everyone has a chance to get the best most reasonable hotels in Natal, Brasil and other cities. Plus hotels in the top 20 most visited cities of the world

For more details and assistance please contact the undersigned.

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Cruzeiro-safaris.com is established in Kenya, incorporated in 2004. Its core business is safari packages and day tours complemented by air travel. It has a well established wealth of experience in arranging memorable tours and safaris and has established a client base that provides us with repeat business year after year. Join our Google+ follow us on facebooktwitter orYouTube. Comment on our blogspot.

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Claudia Kabui : Sales and Marketing Director

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LondonTown.com: Unique theatrical event returns to London tunnels

One of London’s most popular fringe theatre events, the VAULT Festival, is set to return to Waterloo’s Leake Street tunnels next year from 28th January 2015. The event will be in its third year, and will unfold over a six-week programme from 28th January to 8th March 2015 with the programme to be announced later this year.

VAULT takes place in a magical venue – a series of disused subterranean tunnels underneath Waterloo Station accessed via Leake Street, London’s only street that is legally decorated by ever-changing graffiti. It is in Waterloo, close to the South Bank and across the river from the Houses of Parliament, and is therefore within a short distance of numerous London hotels. To see the latest information on room rates and availability inLondon hotels, visit LondonTown.com.

The 2014 VAULT Festival was the second incarnation of VAULT and it more than doubled the size and impact of the 12-day inaugural festival in 2012.  Over 20, 000 tickets were sold, with guests able to choose from 60 different events across the six weeks; up to 20 events were on offer each night across the seven chambers of The Vaults. Immersive and ground-breaking events included theatrical adaptations of Fear And Loathing In Las Vegasand The Cement Garden, but also featured one-person shows, music, comedy and circus performances, plus much that straddled genres.

VAULT 2015 will again see a similarly eclectic mix of performance disciplines cohere in this unique space for evenings of adventure, discovery and fun. The artistic programme will be available alongside The VAULT Bar, which is open to the public every night, and one-off events – both ticketed and free. The VAULT festival is produced by The Heritage Arts Company, who specialises in creating unusual cultural events, working with groups like Punchdrunk, Secret Cinema the National Theatre.

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LondonTown.com: The London International Festival of Theatre transforms the city into a stage

The London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) returns to London this year to celebrate the experiences of the multinational individuals and communities who live and work in the capital. For the culturally curious, LIFT is one of the best London events to get involved in.

In 1981 LIFT launched their mission to bring the world’s stories to London and this summer the city will once again be transformed into a stage. Set to be the most ambitious festival in LIFT’s history, the five-week London event will bring together 43,000 audience members in venues across the city. From shows in warehouses and railway arches to exhibitions in abandoned shops and disused baths, the festival will transform the way we see London. There are dozens of events to choose from; for example, “Children of the Revolution” at the Peckham Library is an exploration of alternative ways for a new generation to seize power and “Next Day” at the Unicorn Theatre, which is performed in Dutch with English surtitles, gives an unexpected glimpse of a child’s view of the adult world. Another show to look out for is “The year I was born”, which sees the children of Pinochet’s Chile perform the life stories of their parents living in the grip of dictatorship. If you prefer something with a beat, Brazil’s Bruno Beltrao and his Grupo de Runa reinvent hip-hop dance for the digital generation, while fans of multi-media productions will enjoy “She She Pop” which integrates film, personal testimony, big band covers and dance. With such a diverse range of shows and events to choose from, there is bound to be something to satisfy every culturally curious theatre goer.

The festival will run from the 2nd to the 29th of June 2014. Visit LondonTown.com for more information on the complete programme.

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LondonTown.com: Dram & Smoke serve Scottish treats this summer

Running from 23rd May to 6th July 2014, London’s newest pop up restaurant Dram & Smoke will be serving traditional Scottish dishes every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in south London.

There are plenty of pop up London restaurants to choose from but Dram & Smoke is a bit different, combining “hijinks, tomfoolery, hullaballoo, capering, antics, buffoonery and skylarking” with quintessential Scottish dishes to bring a taste of Scotland to Vauxhall. Located in a “rough n’ ready” steelyard, Dram and Smoke serves haggis bonbons, potted smoked mackerel with oatcakes, Cullen skink and venison haunch – all served from a custom whiskey barrel smoker. And for dessert? Deep fried Mars Bar of course! Served with shortbread, ice cream and IRN BRU, you won’t find a more traditional Scottish sweet dish. The venue also operates a cash bar with gin cocktails, single malts and a great choice of beers on offer.

Things kick things off from 7.30pm every Friday & Saturday and 2pm for the Sunday session. Tickets costs £40 and include a welcome cocktail, 6 course tasting menu and an Innis and Gunn beer. For more information on the location and other London Restaurantsvisit LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: London’s glorious bridges stand proud in new exhibition

On the 120th anniversary of London’s much-loved Tower Bridge, this summer the Museum of London Docklands will launch a new free exhibition called Bridge to celebrate the numerous bridges, most great and neglected, that cross the Thames. Opening on 27th June and running until 2 nd November 2014,Bridge is the largest art exhibition ever to be staged at the Museum of London Docklands, the Museum of London’s excellent East End outpost. The museum is located in the heart of Docklands, within a short walk of Canary Wharf and the River Thames. To learn more about the area, visit LondonTown.com, where you will find the latest information about London’s best shops, galleries, museums, restaurants and bars as well as the latest deals for a wide range of cheap London hotels.

Bridge will draw on the museum’s significant art collections and the exhibition will feature rarely seen contemporary and historical artworks, alongside photography, film and maquettes that collectively consider the significance of bridges within London’s landscape, which was hugely effected by the building of bridges in the 18 th and 19 th century, allowing the city to expand on a remarkable scale. From Hungerford to Blackfriars, Westminster and Millennium, Bridge will therefore looks at how London’s bridges allow people to move around and experience the city. It will also examine the current proposal for Thomas Heatherwick’s ambitious “Garden Bridge”, and will play with the ideas of destination and crossing, along with other debates and issues confronting London and its bridges today. Highlights include works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, James Abbott McNeill Whistler and Christopher Nevinson. The exhibition will be supported by a series of family activities and late night events in partnership with The School of Life.

The Museum of London’s Senior Curator, Francis Marshall, said: “To cross a London bridge is to really see the city. London’s bridges give a view of the capital impossible to appreciate from its jumbled medieval street plan. Most of the time we are in a maze of streets and the city reveals itself in fragments. On a bridge, however, the full iconic panorama is laid out.” Museum of London’s Director Sharon Ament said: “London’s bridges are among the city’s most compelling iconic designs. Tower Bridge’s unmistakable silhouette is an image synonymous with London; just like the Eiffel Tower screams Paris. Yet bridges are also crucial to the way in which people move about the city and offer unique vantage points for seeing – and feeling – the capital.”

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LondonTown.com: Legendary fashion photographer celebrated at the V&A

This autumn, the V&A will present the definitive retrospective exhibition of the work of master photographer Horst P Horst (1906-1999), one of the leading photographers of the 20th century. Horst: Photographer of Style will run from 6th September 2014 to 4th January 2015 and display 250 photographs, alongside haute couture garments, magazines, film footage and ephemera. It promises to be one of the key London events of 2014. For more information on bookings and ticket availability see LondonTown.com, the London listings website that also has the best information on galleries, museums and London restaurants.

In his 60-year career, German-born Horst worked predominantly in Paris and New York in the worlds of photography, art, fashion, design, theatre and high society. The exhibition explores Horst’s collaborations and friendships with leading couturiers such as Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaparelli in Paris; stars including Marlene Dietrich and Noël Coward; and artists and designers such as Salvador Dalí and Jean-Michel Frank. Highlights of the exhibition include photographs recently donated to the V&A by Gert Elfering, art collector and owner of the Horst Estate, previously unpublished vintage prints, and more than 90 Vogue  covers by Horst.

The exhibition will also reveal lesser-known aspects of Horst’s work: nude studies, travel photographs from the Middle East and patterns created from natural forms. The creative process behind some of his most famous photographs, such as the  Mainbocher Corset, will be revealed through the inclusion of original contact sheets, sketches and cameras. The many sources that influenced Horst – from ancient Classical art to Bauhaus ideals of modern design and Surrealism in 1930s Paris – will be explored.

Horst was admired for his dramatic lighting and became one of the first photographers to perfect the new colour techniques of the 1930s. A short film of him at work in the Vogue studios during the 1940s will be shown with an introduction to his peers including Lee Miller, Cecil Beaton and Irving Penn. The advent of colour enabled a fresh approach and Horst went on to create more than 90  Vogue  covers and countless pages in vivid colour. A selection of 25 large colour photographs, newly printed from the original transparencies from the Condé Nast Archive, will demonstrate Horst’s exceptional skill as a colourist. These prints feature Horst’s favourite models from the 1940s and 50s, such as Carmen Dell’Orefice, Muriel Maxwell and Dorian Leigh, and will be shown together with preparatory sketches, which have never previously been exhibited. For more on this and other events at the V&A, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Newly opened Shangri La Hotel offers tempting Afternoon Tea in the Ting Lounge

The much anticipated Shangri La Hotel, London has opened its doors but you don’t have to stay in one of their elegant hotel rooms to enjoy the breath-taking views. One of two restaurants in the hotel, Ting offers visitors a chance to enjoy afternoon tea in London with a 360-degree view of the city. Like the hotel’s rooms, Ting fuses Shangri-La’s Asian heritage with the iconic modernity of London’s Shard.

Situated on the 35 th floor of Western Europe’s tallest building, Ting derives its name from the Chinese word for living room and offers diners a modern, stylish setting in which to enjoy afternoon tea. Guests can choose between two menu options: Classic British or an Asian-inspired alternative. The Classic menu features delicacies such as Chocolate Temptation, a rich sponge with red fruit tea-infused chocolate ganache and raspberry compote served with soft chocolate cream; and the Passion Fruit, which combines passion fruit cream, tropical fruits with mango coulis and exotic fruit marshmallow. The sandwich selection is equally enticing, with London smoked salmon and cream cheese on whole meal bread and roasted chicken and grain mustard on mixed seed bread among the options. In contrast, the Asian menu reflects the hotel’s cultural traditions with treats like a Chinese-Style Egg Custard Tart, Steamed Prawn Dumpling and Roasted Duck Pancake. Of course, no afternoon tea is complete without scones and both menus include classic as well as chamomile options with traditional Cornish clotted cream and strawberry jam.

The Classic Afternoon Tea is £49 or £57 with a glass of champagne and the Asian Afternoon Tea is £54 or £62 with a glass of champagne. Visit LondonTown.com for more information on the Shangri La.

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LondonTown.com: Elvis Spotted Live in Hammersmith

The legend of Elvis Presley lives on at the Hammersmith Apollo this May with a two remarkable concerts that will give London a taste of the great man in his prime. Elvis Presley – On Stage promises to wow modern audiences with a technology-driven taste of prime-time Elvis.

With live musical backing from Presly’s band these innovative concerts will take video recordings of some of his most incendiary concerts and strip them back so all that remains is Elvis’ voice. The rest of the performance comes courtesy of a live band, singers and an orchestra, giving the audience a unique flavour of Vegas-era Elvis at his most thrilling.

Utilising innovative multi-media technology and brilliant concert footage from the Las Vegas–shot documentary “Elvis: That’s the way it is” to create the impression that Elvis is actually on stage, these concerts will recreate the epic razzmatazz and musical drama of Elvis at the height of his Vegas pomp, complete with hits like That’s Alright Mama, Hound Dog, Don’t Be Cruel, All Shook Up, Blue Suede Shoes, In The Ghetto.

Elvis Presley – On Stage, which hits the Apollo on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th May, is certain to draw fans of The King from far and wide. London events and accommodation experts LondonTown.com are doing their bit to make finding accommodation in the area as easy and affordable as possible. Visitors to the website will find a broad selection of hotels in London at discount prices, including many within easy walking distance of Hammersmith Apollo.

The Novotel London West Hotel is just five minutes from Hammersmith Apollo and similarly convenient for the Earl’s Court Exhibition centre. With a 26% discount rooms start at just £75. The ibis London Sheperds Bush Hotel is not much further afield and currently offers rooms from just £44 thanks to a 25% discount.

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LondonTown.com: Sample Britain’s Top 10 Afternoon Tea Sandwiches at Some of London’s Top Hotels

Thanks to a recent survey conducted by AfternoonTea.co.uk, the nation’s favourite afternoon tea sandwiches have just been revealed. Emerging as the favourite British sandwich is the classic smoked salmon and cream cheese on granary bread – a tasty treat you’ll find included in just about every afternoon tea package in London.

The full survey results reveal that the most traditionally English sandwich of the afternoon tea bunch was actually only the preferred choice of 8% of the survey’s participants.

1. Smoked Salmon & Cream Cheese

2. Egg Mayonnaise & Cress

3. Chicken & Mayonnaise

4. Cucumber & Cream Cheese

5. Cheese & Chutney

6. Ham & Mustard

7. Prawn & Mayonnaise

8. Beef & Horseradish

9. Tuna & Mayonnaise

10. Roasted Vegetables & Cream Cheese

There has been an upsurge in the popularity of afternoon tea across the country in recent years, especially in the capital. London being noted for its abundance of luxury hotels, including the Ritz and Claridges, is full of unforgettable afternoon tea options – including many quirky alternatives to the traditional English variety.

Some, such as Aqua at the Shard and the newly opened Ting at the Shard, serve up equally unforgettable views of the city. While cat lovers can partake of tea and sandwiches with some furry friends at the recently launched Lady Dinah’s Cat Emporium by Brick Lane. Perhaps one of the most unusual menus is served up at arty eatery Sketch, where the mismatched cutlery and artist-designed gallery/dining rooms make for a unique afternoon out.

To coincide with the announcement of the nation’s favourite afternoon tea nibbles, LondonTown.com has put together a guide to the best places to enjoy afternoon tea in London right now. LondonTown.com customers can also benefit from specially reduced rates at hotels across the city, many of which serve afternoon tea in their dining rooms.

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LondonTown.com: The magic of Wembley lives on as Arsenal and Hull prepare to contest FA Cup Final

It’s that time of year again. As a long an frequently dramatic football season reaches its conclusion with a crescendo of triumph and disappoint, the last hurrah of the 2013/2014 season will once again fall on FA Cup Final day.

This year’s cup final, on Saturday 17th May, is an all Premier League contest between Arsenal and Hull and looks set to crown a memorable season with what could be a truly competitive clash. Though the FA Cup is frequently said to have lost some of its sparkle in recent years the big day remains an undoubted highlight of the football calendar and a great day out for both fans of the finalists and neutrals keen to experience the unique atmosphere of Wembley on cup final day.

This year’s final has the makings of a keenly contested, high quality match, with Arsenal desperate to crown a sporadically impressive season with their first silverware since 2005. Indeed Arsene Wenger’s men will be keen not to allow their barren spell extend to a full decade and salvage something tangible from a season that started with so much promise.

Hull will go to Wembley fulfilling the role of pluck outsiders but won’t be too intimidated after a successful return to the top tier of English football during which they’ve frequently exceeded expectations.

With so many fans descending on Wembley for the cup final, demand for hotels is sure to be high. And whether you’re there to support Arsenal or Hull or simply looking to enjoy a thrilling day out, finding decent accommodation in convenient proximity to Wembley can a challenge on cup final weekend.

Which is where LondonTown.com comes in. With a great selection of cheap hotels in London within a stone’s throw of Wembley stadium, LondonTown.com is a great way to find you perfect cup final accommodation.

The Hilton London Wembley hotel is a mere three minute walk from the stadium and available from LondonTown.com with a 40% discount while the Ibis London Wembley hotel is just and convenient and couldn’t be more affordable, with discounted rooms starting at just £26.

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LondonTown.com: Celebrate the Moomins this summer in London

To coincide with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Tove Jansson, the Finnish author who created the much-loved Moomin series of books, the ICA will host an exhibition in the Fox Reading Room presenting original unseen photographs and material relating to her life and work, illustrated books and early first editions from 15th July to 24th August. The ICA is one of London’s finest alternative arts spaces, featuring cinemas, a theatre, art gallery and book shop, as well as a great café, all within a short distance of Green Park and Trafalgar Square. For more on this and other London events being held at the ICA, see LondonTown.com, London’s best website for tourists hoping to get the most out of the city.

Tove Jansson was born on 9 August 1914 in Helsinki and grew up in an artist family. She studied art in Stockholm and Helsinki, and she also sought inspiration from Paris and Italy. In the late summer of 1944, Jansson rented an attic studio in the centre of the Helsinki at Ullanlinnankatu 1. The studio became her cherished home where she lived and worked in the autumn and winter. Summers were spent on the tiny island of Klovharu in the Gulf of Finland. Jansson loved the sea and the archipelago, and then retried to her studio in the heart of Helsinki where she created her most renowned paintings and texts. It was here that Jansson finished her first book featuring Moomintroll. The first book, The Moomins and the Great Flood, appeared in 1945, though it was the next two books, Comet in Moominland  and  Finn Family Moomintroll, published in 1946 and 1948 respectively, that brought her fame.

The ICA exhibition will feature her books and also copies of her illustrations for theLondon Evening News. Tove Jansson: Tales From the Archipelago  draws an intimate portrait of the artist’s life on her private island in the archipelago of Finland, where she regularly spent the summer months with her female companion Tuulikki Pietilä and at her artist studio in Helsinki. Shot over a period of 60 years by her dear friend, renowned Finnish photographer C-G Hagström (b. 1940) and her brother, photographer, Per Olov Jansson (b. 1920), rare family photographs reveal a story of an extraordinary life. The exhibition will be curated by Susanna Pettersson, Director, and Animaya Grant, Head of Events at the Finnish Institute in London, with the ICA. The exhibition is supported by the Finnish Institute in London

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LondonTown.com: Spy-based art on view in Mayfair this summer

Maggs Bros bookshop and art gallery will be holding a new exhibition in June looking at the extraordinary work of artist Suzanne Treister. Post-Surveillance Art – presented by Maggs Counterculture – is a series of new works by Suzanne Treister that navigate the post-Snowden age, mocking and celebrating the world of wire-tapping and state-sanctioned reading of private emails. The exhibition takes place at Maggs Bros in Mayfair, in the heart of London. For more information, and to see listings of other London events in Mayfair this June, see LondonTown.com, London’s best website for tourists.

The Post-Surveillance Art exhibition will be held at 50 Hays Mews, an old stable block at the rear of the bookshop, from 11th June to 24th June (10.30am-5pm, Mon-Fri). The term ‘Post-Surveillance Art’ was coined by Suzanne Treister on 9th January 2014. She has said, “What has altered for me post Snowden, is not an awareness and negotiation of a changed condition, but the knowledge that now almost everybody else knows something which was clear as day if you did a bit of research, and it’s great to no longer be called a conspiracy theorist.”

Treister was born and educated in London and her work has consistently explored similar themes in which she examines the existence of covert, unseen forces at work in the world, whether corporate, military or paranormal, utilising various media, including video, the internet, interactive technologies, photography, drawing and watercolour. Her exhibition at Maggs features a selection of brightly coloured posters that feature slogans commenting on the recent revelations regarding the state’s use of spying apparatus against its own citizens. For more on this and other contemporary art shows that can be seen in London this year, visit LondonTown.com, the city’s best website for tourists hoping to explore and appreciate everything the capital has to offer.

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LondonTown.com: Enjoy London’s Finest Afternoon Teas on your Visit to the Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show kicks off on 20th May this year, and a number of luxury hotels in the area are serving up delicious tea packages for green-fingered visitors. Formally known as The Great Spring Show, the floral extravaganza had been held every May by the Royal Horticultural Society since 1862. As a quintessentially British day out, there’s no more traditional accompaniment than a classic English high tea.

Luxury hotels nearby serving afternoon tea include 11 Cadogan Gardens, the Victorian boutique hotel in Chelsea. Its indulgent tea package is served in the Drawing Room between 2pm and 6pm, and includes a selection of pastries, mini tartlets, mini macaroons, mini Crème brûlées, assorted choux pastries, scones and jam and finger sandwiches.

This year the Chelsea Flower Show takes place from 20 – 24th May in the grounds of the Royal Chelsea Hospital, with two gardens specially commemorating the 100th anniversary of the First World War. Visitors can expect a dizzying display of blooms, this being the finest of the RHS flower shows, and plenty of celebrity visitors too, with the Queen regularly in attendance.

LondonTown.com have put together a guide to the best afternoon teas in London that visitors to the Flower Show can enjoy this Spring, as well as teaming up with a selection of hotels in the area to offer specially reduced room rates. Visit LondonTown.com to find out more.

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LondonTown.com: Get involved in live performance art at Tate Modern

The Tate Modern has announced a new live event, Spatial Confessions, which will be held in the Turbine Hall in May and include live and online performances, talks and films the explore the performances of people in public, looking at how they present themselves as citizens and as private individuals. The series is curated by performance theorist Bojana Cvejic as part of BMW Tate Live and runs from 21 to 24 May. It will take place over four days in the Turbine Hall in the centre of Tate Modern, the world’s most popular contemporary art gallery located on London’s Southbank. For a guide to the area’s numerous attractions, including museums, galleries, theatres, cinemas, restaurants and tourist attractions, see LondonTown.com, where you can also find the latest details about cheap London hotels.

Spatial Confessions will include a performance event, encouraging visitors to become part of a formation of humans based on their responses to various questions spanning the personal to the mundane. A choreographer will then help make this formation mobile and movements, postures and shapes will emerge so that the random circulation of Tate Modern’s visitors will be redirected into patterns that reflect visitors’ responses. Other events include a conference on 24th May that will include a conversation between art historian Claire Bishop and philosopher Nina Power; presentations by Ana Vujanovic, theatre maker and drama professor Goran Sergej Pristas and the screening of the documentary film   Yugoslavia: How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body   by Marta Popivoda The BMW Tate Live events are free but booking is essential, and more information about this and other events taking place at the Tate Modern, as well as its sister gallery, Tate Britain, in Pimlico, can be found at LondonTown.com. Both galleries have free entry and house some of the world’s finest paintings.

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LondonTown.com: Tickets on sale for London exhibition devoted to legendary fashion designer

Tickets have gone on sale for an exhibition scheduled for spring 2015 at the V&A Museum in London that will celebrate the astonishing creations of fashion designer Alexander McQueen. Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty will open at the V&A on 14th March 2015 and run until 19th July 2015 and it promises to be the largest retrospective of the late designer’s work ever compiled. The exhibition will be one of the first big exhibitions in what promises to be another thrilling year for London museums and galleries, and tickets are now available. The V&A is one of several world-class institutions located in the South Kensington area. For a guide to the area – as well as the latest information on cheap London hotels – see LondonTown.com, London’s most reliable website for tourists.

The Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition will showcase McQueen’s visionary body of work, beginning with his 1992 MA graduate collection to his unfinished A/W 2010 collection, McQueen’s designs will be presented with the dramatic staging and sense of spectacle that was synonymous with his runway shows. The exhibition has previously been seen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2011, when it became one of the Museum’s top 10 most visited exhibitions. Tickets to the V&A’s exhibition go on sale at 10:00 on 25 April 2014.

Martin Roth, V&A Director, said: “I am thrilled to announce that the V&A will bring this wonderful exhibition to London to celebrate the extraordinary creative talent of one of the most innovative designers of recent times. Lee Alexander McQueen was brought up in London, studied here and based his globally successful McQueen fashion brand here – by staging the exhibition at the V&A it feels like we are bringing his work home.” For more information about ticket prices and other details, as well as news of other exhibitions at the V&A in 2014 and 2015, see London.Town.com.

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LondonTown.com: New portraits to be unveiled in London this June

Striking new larger-than-life-sized portraits by the painter Catherine Goodman of major contemporary figures in British life will be displayed at the National Portrait Gallery in June. The portraits will include the likes of f ilm director Stephen Frears, poet and broadcaster Daisy Goodwin, novelist Vikram Seth, ex-soldier Harry Parker and lawyer Diana Rawstron at Catherine Goodman: Portraits from Life, which will run from 17th June to 23rd November 2014. The National Portrait Gallery, located in Trafalgar Square, is at the centre of London’s West End and close to numerous hotels, restaurants, shops and bars. For more information about the area, and to see the latest deals on hotel rooms in London, visit LondonTown.com, London’s best website for tourists in the capital.

The paintings that will be displayed in June are the product of three years of work. All sittings took place at the artist’s London studio where all her subjects sat in the same blue chair which can be seen as a unifying element in the portraits. Catherine inherited the chair from Garsington Manor in Oxfordshire, which was the home of her great-grandmother, the Bloomsbury group socialite Lady Ottoline Morrell. This is the first display of Catherine Goodman’s work at the National Portrait Gallery, whose relationship with the artist dates back to 2002 when she was awarded first prize in the BP Portrait Award for her painting of Dom Antony Sutch, master of Downside College. Goodman was born in 1961 and studied at Camberwell School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools, where she won the RA Gold Medal. She is Artistic Director of The Prince’s Drawing School, which she co-founded with HRH The Prince of Wales and counts among her mentors Frank Auerbach, Leon Kossoff and the late Lucian Freud. For more information about exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, see LondonTown.com.

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LondonTown.com: Groundbreaking architect celebrated at London exhibition

A new exhibition at the Design Museum in London will look at the work of visionary architect Louis Kahn. Kahn, who died in 1974, was responsible for landmark creations such as the Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in New York and the exhibition will examine his work and legacy through architectural models, original drawings, travel sketches, photographs and films. Louis Kahn: The Power Of Architecture will run from 9th July to 12th October 2014. The Design Museum is located in Shad Thames, close to the Tower Bridge and the cultural delights of the South Bank. To explore the area, see LondonTown.com, London’s best website for tourists where you can also find information on London hotels, bars, restaurants, shops and galleries.

Kahn has described in his New York Times obituary as having been one of America’s foremost living architects, but he realised few buildings in his lifetime and died practically bankrupt. Despite this, he was hugely influential – a fact affirmed by interviews with Frank Gehry, Renzo Piano, Peter Zumthor and Sou Fujimoto which feature in the exhibition. Now, Kahn’s reputation is being redefined and Louis Kahn: The Power of Architecture  examines Kahn through a number of broad themes: The World as Structure – exploring the structural logic that forms the foundation of his buildings, and his work as a teacher; Ruins and Archetypes – illustrating his multifaceted references to architectural history; Grounding – showing the importance of landscape and environment within his work; and Community – demonstrating the fundamental social significance of architecture for Kahn.

All of Kahn’s important projects are extensively documented, from his early urban planning concepts and single-family houses to late works such as the Roosevelt Memorial (1973-74), which was posthumously completed in October 2012. Kahn’s greatest masterpieces all take the form of inspiring institutions: The Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, designed to be ‘a facility worthy of a visit by Picasso’; the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas – a showcase for Kahn’s extraordinary ability to work with light; and the National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh – testament to the incredible impact of his monumental style. Each project is fully represented in this timely exhibition, which seeks to bring one of the twentieth century’s greatest master builders to a new audience.

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