6. Crown to Couture
The largest exhibition ever staged at Kensington Palace, Crown to Couture shows how the fashions of 18th century nobility inspired today’s iconic red carpet looks. See garments worn by today’s stars alongside historic costume, fashion, and accessories.
Venue: Kensington Palace
Date: 5 April – 29 October
Admission: book ticket from £25.4
7. BFI London Film Festival
Take your pick of the more than 200 films, talks, workshops, and other events that comprise London’s finest film festival.
Venue: British Film Institute and various cinemas
Date: October – exact dates to be confirmed
Admission: book tickets from £10
Music Events in London
From festivals to award-winning musicals, there are many great reasons to get your toes tapping this year. We’ve chosen these highlights for our 2023 London culture guide.
1. Gala Festival 2023
Groove to the finest electronic music, soul, afrobeat, and jazz alongside London’s clubbing elite at this year’s Gala Festival. Among those in this year’s line-up are Jordan Rakei, Amadou & Mariam, Overmono, and Kerri Chandler.
Venue: Packham Rye Park
Date: 26-28 May
Admission: book ticket from £37.5
2. Hampton Court Palace Festival 2023
Get down to headliners such as Grace Jones, Kaiser Chiefs, Björn Again, and Rick Astley in King Henry VIII’s old pad.
Venue: Hampton Court Palace
Date: 8-17 June
Admission: book ticket here