A visit to London would not be complete without experiencing some of its world-class museums, galleries or theatres. The city’s vibrant art and cultural scene attracts people from all over the world. A central location for your London serviced holiday apartment, such as those offered by Presidential Serviced Apartments Kensington, allows you to make the most of the cultural events on offer.
Diwali in London
Trafalgar Square, 12 October
Thousands of people descend on Trafalgar Square every year for its incredible celebration of the Festival of Light. The whole family can watch the music and dance on display, sample the offerings of food stalls, get pampered with ayurvedic massage, beauty treatments, henna, and take part in activities including sari dressing, Punghra dance classes and children's theatre. Trafalgar Square is about 12 minutes from Kensington apartments.
Africa on the Square
Trafalgar Square, 11 October
The inaugural Africa on the Square event promises a fun-packed celebration of African cultures, and will include live music, fashion, food stalls and activities for all ages. There will also be the chance to see a prestigious talent show.
Frieze Art Fair
Regent’s Park, 15-18 October
Frieze London is one of the world's leading contemporary art fairs. Works by more than 1,000 of the world’s leading artists will be crammed into the huge temporary structure in Regents Park, and visitors will also have the chance to hear debates, panel discussions and keynote lectures as part of the prestigious Frieze Talks. A new section this year, Live, is dedicated to ambitious performance-based installations. Regent’s Park is 12 minutes tube hop from our Kensington serviced apartments.
Turner Prize 2014
Exhibition at Tate Britain, 30 Sep 2014 – 4 Jan 2015
The Turner Prize garners its fair share of attention when the winner is announced in January each year. The Turner Prize exhibition gives art-lovers the chance to view the work of the four artists shortlisted for one of the art world’s biggest award, and see for themselves the cutting edge of contemporary art.
London Literature Festival
Southbank Centre, 30 September – 13 October
Writers and performers including Hilary Mantel, Stephen Fry and Colm Tóibín will be among those welcomed at this year’s London Literary Festival, which this year celebrates the power of words to change the world for the better. The Festival will include a tribute to Maya Angelou, who died earlier this year, and will celebrate the optimism of the human spirit and the ability of the arts to celebrate and transform lives. The venue is only 14 minutes from our Kensington holiday aparthotel.
Presidential Serviced Apartments London is in Central London’s prime location Kensington, making it easy for guests to make the most of London’s art and cultural events during their stay this year.