London is always alive and bustling, and the promising 2015 is no exception. Here are seven reasons to pack your bags and head out of this city. Whether you choose to scrum down at the legendary Rugby World Cup, or fathom Shakespeare through handsome Sherlock, London is yours for the taking.
The Trail of Shaun the Sheep
With The Paddington Trail happening from December 10, 2014 to January 7, 2015; here is another event following its footsteps. From the Wallace and Gromit series, 100 statues of the character Shaun the Sheep will take the trail to coincide with the release of Shaun the Sheep the Movie, later in March. And with the Chinese Year also falling around the same time, there is an added bonus to visit. Consider staying at hotels in Paddington like The Paddington Hotel London to be closer to the events.
First Look at the New Victoria and Albert Museum’s Galleries
The V&A is all set to open its wing of old Europe’s galleries, which consists of breathtaking pieces of fine art dating back to the period between 1600 and 1800. There is also an Indian spread lined up with special events to celebrate the silver jubilee year of the Museum’s Nehru Gallery of Indian art.
The Brit Week
In line with America’s Grammy Week, a series of musical events and programs will take the stage all over the city to commemorate the Brit Awards on February 25, 2015. Catch the raw talent of small time bands and soak up the time tested versions of the big labels. If you plan to visit, consider staying at cheap & budget Hotels near Paddington Station to get the best connectivity to all the venues.
Sherlock Takes on Shakespeare
Benedict Cumberbatch has proved to be our favorite Mr Homes portrayal thus far in the Sherlock TV series. Catch him as he takes to the London stage at the Barbican, starring in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Find out if Sherlock up for the challenge.
In Honor of Alexander McQueen
As the Alexander McQueen Exhibition finally opens at the V&A, it gives you another reason to stop at the museum in the next year. Examine his works, right from his time as a graduate to his unfinished Autumn-Winter collection of 2010. You can also take a glimpse of artworks by Rubens, Barbara Hepworth, Goya, Sargent, and Ai Weiwei.
Play Rough for the Rugby World Cup
Cheer England as it attempts to win the Webb Ellis Cup at its home turf. The six week line-up of the game will be played at Wembley Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Stadium and Twickenham, to name a few of the 10 other British venues. If you stay at hotels in Paddington, you can take the Tube to almost all the venues. So, book well in advance to get the best reservations.
Gear up for Formula E with Hockey Sticks
London ePrix hits the streets in June, showing the world-favorite motorsport in all its glory. Watch out for the best racers in the FIA Formula E Championship, powered by electric cars. Eurohockey Championships 2015 also arrives at London plays host at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre, to see the eight best male and female teams in Europe battle it out.