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Art of London Season 2023: The Art of Entertainment

This is the ultimate guide for family fun this summer! Create memories with your loved ones as you explore top spots and uncover hidden gems. Don't miss out on the excitement of London's West End—let's make this summer truly unforgettable!

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July 24 - August 31


West End, London, UK

Scenes in the Square Trail in Leicester Square

Step into the world of film and entertainment with Scenes in the Square trail in Leicester Square! This exciting attraction unveils iconic characters and film scenes from the past century, brought to life through interactive bronze statues.

This must-see entertainment spot features beloved classic and contemporary characters, all immortalised in expressive statues. And as the sun sets, some of them even come to life with enchanting lighting.

You can also listen to a FREE audio walking tour narrated by TV host Alex Zane! Alex Zane is a renowned Radio and TV presenter, known for hosting numerous premieres in Leicester Square, including Top Gun Maverick. He is also the host of the film podcast 'A Trip to the Movies'.

You can find Harry Potter soaring on his broom, while DC's fearless Super Heroes Batman and Wonder Woman take on towering buildings. How about sharing a marmalade sandwich with Paddington Bear? Or snap a picture with the one and only Mr Bean!

If you're a fan of musicals, brush shoulders with stars like Mary Poppins and Gene Kelly as they burst into song. And if you're in the mood for some laughter, enjoy the company of comedy legends Laurel and Hardy, along with the hilarious Bugs Bunny.

This is perfect to bring the whole family along, as there's something exciting for everyone. Say hello to the latest addition to the trail: Indiana Jones! The Indiana Jones statue, full of action and adventure, was unveiled during the UK Premiere of "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" at Cineworld Leicester Square by Edith Bowman! And guess what? Even Harrison Ford had a snap with the Indiana Jones Statue!

Experience the ultimate celebration of film and entertainment at the Scenes in the Square Trail! Don't miss out!

Kids Week at TKTS Booth

Head over to the TKTS Booth in Leicester Square, your ultimate destination for fantastic deals on London's West End theatre tickets!

Not only will you save money here, but you'll also be supporting the thriving theatre industry as every penny you spend goes directly back into it. This iconic booth has a fascinating history, originally known as 'The Half Price Ticket Booth' when it first opened its doors in 1980 – a pioneer in Leicester Square. In 1992, TKTS found its home in the iconic Clocktower building, opened by the Mayor of Westminster.

You might even recognise the TKTS booth from the first episode of Gavin & Stacey, where the main characters had their memorable meeting in Leicester Square. You can now capture all those fun family moments with the brand new 'Theatreland' neon sign – it's instagrammable!

But that's not all! Sometimes, you might even spot stars from popular shows like Grease, Wicked, and Waitress stepping in to lend a hand and serve customers at the booth.

Now it's time to make your summer in London even more amazing with Kids Week!

From 17th July to 31st August, Kids Week offers you incredible discounts on top London theatre shows suitable for the whole family. Experience the excitement of hit musicals like Grease the Musical and Wicked, as well as family favourites like The Choir of Man and The Wizard of Oz.

Here's the best part – bring a child aged 17 or under, and they get to attend for free when accompanied by a full-paying adult for selected performances. And there's more – two additional children can join for half the price! This is the perfect opportunity to share the magic of theatre with your loved ones without breaking the bank.

To grab your Kids Week tickets, visit OfficialLondonTheatre.com or visit the TKTS Booth. Stay updated on all the latest news and activities via SOLT’s social channels on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Don’t miss out and booked your tickets today!

Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus

Next stop Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus! Where the electric energy of Piccadilly Circus meets the rock and roll lifestyle.

Step inside and be amazed by their walls adorned with authentic music memorabilia spanning decades of history. From British music legends to international stars, you'll find treasured items all in one place!

Don't miss the chance to explore the world's largest Rock Shop right here at Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus – a rock lover's paradise.

Hard Rock Cafe's food is nothing short of excellence. Indulge in favourites like the Original Legendary Burger®, the delicious Moving Mountains® Burger, the spicy One Night In Bangkok Shrimp, the mouthwatering Apple Cobbler, and much more. They also offer specialities like their Famous Fajitas and classic BBQ Pork Ribs – they are a real treat!

Feeling thirsty? Their bar serves up a variety of delicious alcoholic and non-alcoholic concoctions.

Whether you're a die-hard rock fan or just looking for a fantastic time in London's entertainment district, don't miss out! Come on down to Hard Rock Cafe Piccadilly Circus and let the good times roll!

Art of London Season 2023: The Art of Entertainment

Art Reframed: Unveiled by Art of London in Partnership With The National Portrait Gallery

Discover the vibrant and captivating world of art in London with 'Art Reframed,' a fantastic new public art installation brought to you by Art of London and the newly re-opened National Portrait Gallery.

Get ready to be immersed as over 50 giant, colourful cubes line the skies of Coventry Street and Irving Street, creating a mesmerising sight for all to enjoy.

To kick off the summer season, actor and art enthusiast Russell Tovey unveiled this incredible installation, which showcases some of the National Portrait Gallery's most celebrated portraits. These legendary figures from the world of film, literature, and music include icons like William Shakespeare, Ira Aldridge, Noel Coward, Olivia Colman, Judi Dench, Saoirse Ronan, Elton John, Dusty Springfield, Millicent Small, and Kate Bush.

London's home of film and entertainment has been transformed into a gallery without walls, showcasing public art with 'Art Reframed' taking centre stage.

You can immerse yourself in the art and culture of these elevated portraits as they hang over Irving Street and Coventry Street from July through to October.

If you're curious about Russell Tovey's portrait, you can find it displayed inside the National Portrait Gallery alongside these larger-than-life portraits.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to experience art and culture while strolling through the heart of London.

Rana Begum's No.1273 Flag

Discover art and culture in Piccadilly, London this summer! Experience the stunning No.1273 Flag collection by artist Rana Begum, from 30th May to 20th August 2023.

Inspired by the theme 'The Art of Entertainment' for Art of London's 2023 Season, Rana Begum crafted extraordinary flags boasting intricate geometric patterns, celebrating the rich tapestry of cultures in our city. As a distinguished Royal Academician, her meticulously tiled mosaic designs symbolise unity and the diversity that makes London so special.

Rana Begum's mastery of minimalist abstraction captures the city's vibrant spirit, especially in the iconic West End. Now, her stunning artwork spills onto the streets of Piccadilly, bringing a burst of colour and life to this iconic area.

Immerse yourself in No.1273 Flag as you walk the streets of Piccadilly. Let the colours and patterns surround you, offering a vibrant display of art and culture. Whether you're an art enthusiast or simply seeking to soak in London's cultural offerings, don't miss this mesmerising public art installation.

Head to Piccadilly and let the flags take you on a journey of creativity and inspiration.

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National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery


The National Portrait Gallery sits seconds away from Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square, London. It was the first portrait gallery in the world when it opened in 1856 and houses the world's largest collection of personalities and faces, from the late Middle Ages to the present day.

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Royal Academy of Arts


The Royal Academy of Arts is a world-renowned art institution based in Burlington House on Piccadilly, London. For over 250 years, the RA has existed to champion art and artists and offers a place where art is made, exhibited and debated. Enjoy their expanded campus with free displays, new spots to eat, drink and shop, and much more.

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