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
This pub and kitchen in Houndsditch opened in September 2016 but it's been dressed up to look like it's been there for years. That means Chesterfield banquettes, promotional mirrors from yesteryear and Victorian imagery on the walls. But don't worry, there's plenty of exposed lighting and brickwork, too. Food options range from barbecue wings, salt and pepper squid and mezze boards to burgers, sandwiches, subs, truffled mac n cheese and a range of hand-stretched, stone-baked pizzas. Drinks wise it's wines from worlds old and new, recognisable cocktails and real ale, on draught and by the bottle. Keep an eye out for deals on both booze and food.
Venue says: “The Lion summer sale. Enjoy 50% off food every day from 5.30-8.30pm! No voucher necessary - just pop in.”