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Lord Mayor’s Show – 10th November

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The Lord Mayor’s Show has marched (and floated and trotted, and occasionally fought) through 800 years of London history, surviving the black death and the blitz to arrive in the 21st century as what must be the oldest, grandest and best-loved civic pageant in the world. The 2018 Show is on Saturday November 10th. It …


Beating Retreat

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Over 400 military personnel and musicians will perform together in the biggest ever Royal Marines Beating Retreat, to be held on 3-4 June at London’s Horse Guards Parade, celebrating Prince Philip’s birthday and the 350th Anniversary of the Royal Marines. This event is performed every two years and this year, the event forms part of …


Chocolate At Hampton Court Palace

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This February 2014, Historic Royal Palaces will open a unique survival at Hampton Court Palace to the public for the first time – a royal chocolate making kitchen which once catered for three Kings: William III, George I and George II – the only surviving royal chocolate kitchen in the country. Recent research has uncovered …