Unmissable London events – Planning your visit to the capital

With the nation gradually calming down following the hype of Christmas and New Year’s Eve celebrations, many are taking to their list of resolutions and looking optimistically ahead to 2019.

Beat the January blues by forward planning and filling your diary with a host of exciting events in London throughout next year. From food and music festivals to sporting gatherings and art exhibitions, we’ve compiled a selection of must-experience events for 2019, all descending on the nation’s capital.

Ice skating at Somerset House

If you are looking to soak up your final slice of the festivities, there is still time to enjoy ice skating in central London’s iconic Somerset House.

The impressive Georgian building offers the perfect postcard-pretty backdrop to your skating experience. This venue offers the flexibility to take to the rink day or night. Visitors can skate up until January 13th and tickets start from £11.00.

With a host of skate extras including tempting hot beverages and Fortnum’s Christmas Arcade, don’t miss out on your final chance to soak up winter fun.

London Marathon 2019

The London Marathon is one of the most anticipated events in the sporting calendar, with last year’s event attracting more than 40,000 runners. April 21st will see a host of brave runners take to London’s streets in a bid to complete the gruelling 26-mile challenge, taking in iconic London landmarks and sights throughout the challenging route.

Starting at Blackheath, south of the River Thames, the route passes through Greenwich, crosses the river at Tower Bridge and continues throughout central London before runners pass the finish line outside Buckingham Palace.

Whether you are a sporting enthusiast or just keen to show your support from the side lines, why not take to the capital, cheer on the runners and take in some of London’s iconic sites. Attracting runners and supporters alike, this is an event not to be missed and is sure to deliver a buzz during the heart of spring.

London Short Film Festival

Established as one of the best UK and international film festivals, the London Short Film Festival is now in its 16th year and is taking place across various historical cinematic venues around London between 11-20 January 2019.

The festival attracts over 10,000 film enthusiasts and celebrates numerous genres of film and cutting-edge filmmaking from home and internationally. Showcased short films include documentaries and fiction films to experimental moving imagery and a celebration of surrealist film. The festival takes places across numerous venues including BFI Southbank and the Institute of Contemporary Arts.

A celebration of established filmmakers and a platform for emerging talent, London Short Film Festival offers a varied host of work set to impress filmmakers and film lovers alike.

Taste of London

The Taste of London festival is the ultimate must-visit summer event for foodies. Taking place in picturesque Regent’s Park, the festival is jam-packed with things to do including live demonstrations and entertainment to cocktail masterclasses and the chance to explore the Taste Theatre.

Visitors will be tempted by street food, experience a host of pop-up kitchens and have the chance to improve their culinary skills by taking part in cookery masterclasses. Food enthusiasts will be able to test their own skills and learn techniques from industry experts.

What better way to enjoy a summer’s day than by strolling through Regent’s Park and tempting your taste buds with a host of delicious food and drink? Tickets are on sale now and start from £13.

London food festival event stall

V&A: Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams

Don’t miss out on the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever staged in the UK. Set to be the most glamourous exhibition of the year, Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams showcases over 500 objects and 200 rare Haute Couture garments.

Running from 2nd February – 14th July 2019, the exhibition will display all things Dior including perfume, gowns, accessories and fashion photography. A range of Christian Dior’s personal possessions will also be showcased, with the exhibition spanning Dior’s life and work from 1947 to the present day.

This glamourous exhibition is not to be missed and even features a reimagined section from the V&A which explores Dior’s influence on designers in Britain. Tickets are on sale from £20 – £24.

Corporate events with the wow factor

London is set to play host to an eclectic mix of diverse events throughout 2019 to fill your diary and inspire you. Create your own memorable event in the nation’s capital by wowing your company with help from The Brewery.

Contact the Brewery to find out how we can accommodate your vision and assist you in delivering a corporate event with causes a stir amongst your colleagues.

Your company can enjoy state-of-the-art services including event design, cutting-edge audio-visual features combined with mouth-watering cuisine created by award-winning chefs, all nestled within a space oozing historical charm.

Our 6 event venue spaces deliver the true wow factor, combining heritage and functionality to make sure your event is both unconventional and eye-catching.