8 unmissable events in London in 2018

Carly-Ann Clements, February 2018

There is so much happening in London – but how do you know what’ll be great and what should be given a miss? Here are 12 awesome events you shouldn’t miss in London in 2018.

Blade Runner: The Final Cut at Secret Cinema
21 March – 10 June
After a monster year with Moulin Rouge, Secret Cinema announced that their first (and possibly only) production for 2018 will be Ridley Scott’s original Blade Runner. The classic 1980s sci-fi film is getting the full Secret Cinema immersive experience for just 60 performances. Obvs, we don’t know what wonders to expect or where it’ll be as it’s all being kept rather hush hush, but if past production are anything to go by, the Blade Runner universe will be created for your exploration pleasure, plus there’ll be a few replicants to talk to, too. Tickets are from £45 to £115.

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Tina the Musical
From 21 March
There are so many great shows opening in London this year including Strictly Ballroom, Chess, Chicago and Mary Stuart. But none are as exciting as Tina the Musical. Jukebox musicals are always a guilty pleasure for theatre-lovers but this one has even the most hardened culture vulture dolling out their cash

One million bricks. That’s what the creators of Legobar are promising. The ambitious dreamers are planning to open a pop-up bar made entirely of the plastic blocks and featuring sculptures made out of Lego, too. Though there isn’t an official opening date, we’re anticipating it’ll happen around Spring time so keep your eye peeled.

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International Pillow Fight Day
7 April
It may seem childish. It may seem like a waste of time. But until you try beating up a bunch of strangers with a pillow in Trafalgar Square, you haven’t lived.

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Planet Earth II Live in Concert
13 May
One show has been flooding British screens recently, Planet Earth II. The award-winning BBC series has been wowing and informing audiences across the country, but there’ll be an opportunity for a much more immersive experience at the Royal Albert Hall. To accompany a screening of the nature documentary, the BBC Concert Orchestra and BBC Singers will perform live.

All Points East Festival
25 May – 3 June
Glastonbury is canceled this year. But put away those hankies because London’s newest and biggest musical festival happening in Victoria Park. Featuring Lorde, The XX, Bjork and more, it’s set to be a raucous affair.

Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up
From 16 June

Dedicated to the iconic Mexican artist, this V&A exhibition will have a collection of her personal artifacts on display. The objects have been locked away since her death, over 50 years ago so this is a rare opportunity to get an insight of the influential painter.

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Pride Parade
7 July
An excuse to wear rainbow colours, glitter face paint and celebrate diversity? How could you not be in? It’s getting bigger and better every year so start planning your outfit, now.

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