- Enjoy all sorts at London's Festival of Britain

April 22, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
The Festival of Britain at London's Southbank Centre boasts a hugely varied programme of international talent, including major names from the world of music, literature and television.

Starting on April 22nd and finishing on September 4th 2011, the four-month long occasion incorporates several smaller celebrations.

The London Literature Festival, the Vintage Festival, London in Love, London is the Place for Me and Intelligent Movement are just some of these.

"Experience performances, new outdoor environments, talks and events by some of Britain's leading artists and thinkers," encouraged the organisers on the official website.

If people want to enjoy some classical music from one of the hottest pianists currently on the scene, they could check out Lang Lang Inspires, which will see Chinese musician Lang Lang perform several dates in the capital.

Celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal, former Kinks' singer Ray Davies and comedian Stewart Lee also form part of this enormous spectacle.

The Festival of Britain celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and features several free sessions, although most of the high-profile performances are ticketed.

If anyone heading to the event is in need of London hotels, they can browse a vast selection of options at, which recommends the Astor Court Hotel London.

Head to or call the venue on 0844 847 9910.

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