LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 26, 2012) - The London 2012 Festival, which spans until the last day of the Paralympics, is made up of over 12,000 events and performances, involving many different types of entertainment. Ensure that you are in the centre of the action by staying at one of the Millennium & Copthorne London hotels. The closest hotels to these events include our hotels near Hyde park, Kensington, Mayfair and Chelsea.
The festival first took place in 1962, and was used as a way of revitalising the city's culture. It is now one of the UK's leading arts events and is widely written about by the press, and broadcasted by the BBC. 2012 is a special year for England, with the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the London 2012 Olympics taking place, and this festival aims to celebrate and showcase all that is British, as well as provide entertainment from other parts of the world.
Events include a classic production of Verdi's Otello at the Royal Opera House and Big Dance 2012, the UK's largest celebration of dance, which sees performances of different genres around the city. In addition to the entertainment, the venues across London in which the performances are being held are definitely worth seeing. London boasts breathtaking churches which will be hosting theatrical performances and there will be the chance to watch ballet against the stunning backdrop of St Paul's Cathedral.
The performances themselves are world-class and suitable for all ages. There is a maximum ticket price of £10 for most events, however the St Paul's Cathedral concerts are just £5. There will also be over 100 free events taking place across the city.
As the festival continues into September, there is no reason to miss out! Stay in one of Millennium & Copthorne's conveniently located London hotels for the weekend and soak up the unique atmosphere.
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