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What's on in London in 2013

Looking ahead to the best exhibitions, shows, films, festivals and events this year


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

Private Collection © Estate of Roy Lichtenstein/DACS 2012 


This year is going to be packed with fantastic exhibitions. Here's our pick of those that you mustn't miss, including Lichtenstein and Lowry.
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From Miranda Hart and Jimmy Carr to Harry Hill and Sarah Silverman, the biggest names in comedy are coming to London this year.
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© Nick Ballon


Take a look at our guide to festivals in London over the next 12 months, from cultural to culinary and everything in between.
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2013 looks like it's going to be a huge year for sci-fi films – just take a look at our upcoming movies calendar for proof.
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Photograph by Masayoshi Sukita. © Sukita / The David Bowie Archive 2012


London is home to some of the world's finest museums, which means 2013 is going to feature some of the best exhibitions too.
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January 2013 highlights

© Steven Barker


Our critics round up gigs that are set to get 2013 off to a flying start, including Peter Hook and the Light and Blood Red Shoes.
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