Sure, 2012 was a spectacular year, but we think 2013 has the potential to be even better. There are heaps of events in London to look forward to over the next 12 months, including brand new dates for the diary and familiar annual events such as Notting Hill Carnival and the London Marathon. Take a look at the lists below for our recommendations of the events you really shouldn't miss this year, and let us know if there's anything you think we've forgotten about via our comments form.
The best of London in 2013
January 2013 highlights
Dates for the diary in 2013
Erected on the site of the Queen's former childhood home – which was blitzed during World War II – Wellington Lounge specialises in a right royal afternoon tea. There are two options to choose from: guiltless afternoon tea and royal tea. The former is free from refined sugar and heavy on nutrients, including pistachio and Greek yoghurt trifle cake, wholemeal scones with crème fraîche and winter berry compote, and seasonal vegetable sarnies. The latter features British classics, such as coronation chicken sandwiches, sultana and buttermilk scones, and something dubbed ‘The Queen’s Hat’, which is a vanilla sponge soaked in Pimm’s. Wellington Lounge can cater to many dietary requirements if you inform them before booking. Teas start from £32 per head and are served 1-5pm daily.
Venue says: “Enjoy one hour and a half of unlimited champagne to complement your royal afternoon tea experience.”