The new attractions for 2013 in the city of London have been announced by the London & Partners, the official promotional organization for the British capital, including a multitude of new theater attractions, Chinese New Year celebrations, and London Fashion Week.
The London Dungeon will re-invent itself in March 2013 when it opens a bigger attraction in the underground vaults of County Hall on the South Bank, next to the EDF Energy London Eye. The all new multi-million dollar attraction will bring 1,000 years of authentic London history to life with a mix of talented live actors performing in shows, special effects, and two exiting thrill rides.
Also in March, Tiger Territory at the ZSL London Zoo will be a brand-new enclosure for one of the world’s most endangered animals - the Sumatran tiger. The 27,000 square foot enclosure will give millions of zoo visitors the chance to get close to these animals and provide a central hub for ZSL’s tiger conservation work. Visitors to Tiger Territory will embark on a journey through an Indonesian habitat, coming face-to-face with the tigers through the floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
From March to August, Alien Revolution will be held at the Royal Observatory Greenwich. This exhibition explores the idea that the other planets in the Solar System were other Earths, with their own plants, animals and intelligent inhabitants.
Meanwhile, David Bowie is slated from March to July at the V&A Museum. The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. David Bowie will explore the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades. More than 300 objects will be brought together for the very first time, including handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork.
Restaurants and hotel also announced their offerings. Beagle at Shoreditch will open in March. Beagle will be set within three renovated railway arches on Geffrye Street, Shoreditch - next to Hoxton Station. There will be a Tango Supper at the Waldorf Hilton come March 10, when the property is “stepping back in time to offer guests a contemporary twist on the Argentine Tango teas that the hotel was famous for in the early 1900s”. Meanwhile, Charleston Masterclasses will be held at Claridges on March 18, when guests may learn to shimmy with style in the Claridge’s ballroom.