London 2013 from LondonTown.com - The book and Tablet App

The 244 page printed edition to the best events, new openings and amazing happenings in London in 2013

If you thought there might be a post-Olympic slowdown in London, the LondonTown.com guide to the year ahead will soon put you right. In the year after hosting the landmark sports event, London has a huge wealth of arts and entertainment events, sporting fixtures and new openings to keep visitors happy in 2013. There are 64,192 events featured on LondonTown.com, from blockbuster art exhibitions to West End shows, intimate talks to stadium gigs, the spice is in the huge variety. 2013 is also the year that the Olympic legacy starts to take shape. The first phase of the regeneration of the Olympic infrastructure, turning it from a private zone into a public park with state-of-the-art venues, begins on 27th July and it hosts its first post-Olympic sporting event, RideLondon, in August. Another new opening is  The View from The Shard - the highest viewing platform in the city which welcomes its first visitors on 1st February. There's much to look forward to in a year that David Bowie gets a retrospective at the V & A, legendary Londoner Michael Caine turns 80 - with a celebratory exhibition at the Museum of London - and the Queen marks 60 years since her coronation. More about the book ...