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The Patrouille de France and Dassault Rafale are returning to Duxford Air Shows after spectacular performances in past years. Equipe de Voltige’s first Duxford Air Festival appearance completes a trio of amazing demonstration acts from the French Air Force.
The Dassault Rafale Solo Display visited for the first time in 2017 and wowed us with its high speed and agility as well as its electric blue and silver paint scheme. The Rafale is the primary ‘multi-role’ fighter for the French Air Force.
It’s our fastest participating aircraft with a top speed of over 1000 mph and we’ve given it our top score for power and agility.
Patrouille de France(Sunday only)
Watch out for the blue, white and red smoke! The tricolour of La France. As one of the world’s oldest jet display teams, the Patrouille de France are returning to Duxford Air Shows once again to bring that certain something or je ne sais quoi to Duxford Air Festival. We’ve given them 5 out of 5 for agility!
Equipe de Voltige
Completing our French trio, Equipe de Voltige are an aerobatic team of pilots flying the Extra 330 SC. Making their Duxford debut, anyone familiar with the aircraft will agree they deserve full marks for agility. A highlight of the weekend, we can't wait to welcome the team to Duxford this May.
Boeing Chinook(Saturday only)
The Chinook is used primarily for carrying troops, resupply and battlefield casualty evacuation. It can carry up to 54 troops or 10 tonnes of freight. The cabin is large enough to accommodate two Land Rovers, while three underslung hooks allow this helicopter to transport loads hanging from below its belly.
Extremely manoeuvrable with a 4 out of 5 rating from us for agility, expect the unexpected from this giant of the sky!
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia (N3200)
Built in early 1939 it joined 19 Squadron, based at RAF Duxford, on 19 April 1940. Whilst involved in fighting to protect the British Expeditionary Force evacuations above the Calais area, the Spitfire made a forced landing on the beaches. Now recovered and fully restored it is the only airworthy exhibit in IWM's collections.
Located within the elegant 19th-century Grand Royale building just a short walk away from Hyde Park, The Grand Royale Bar dazzles visitors with sophisticated, ornate Edwardian interiors. Guests can start their day like a king with a choice of classic breakfast dishes, or feast on an array of hot and cold food options. Those who prefer a classy night out can enjoy a range of cocktails, or a carefully chosen selection of wines and beers.
Choose from Three Options
£19 for a chocolate afternoon tea for two (53% off)
£27 for a chocolate afternoon tea for two with a glass of Prosecco (58% off)
£32 for a chocolate afternoon tea for two with glass of Champagne (57% off)
Nestled at the four-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Meadow brasserie serves rustic fare in contemporary surrounds, including afternoon tea, tapas-style platters and main meals. Meanwhile, complimentary internet access is available on the ground floor, and a 24-hour reception points visitors in the direction of all the nearby sights and attractions such as Notting Hill, Kensington Palace and the Royal Albert Hall.
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£39 for a two-course brunch with bottomless Prosecco for two
Mains may include: eggs royale, toasted English muffin, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, smoked salmon | pancakes with blueberries or bacon, crème fraiche and maple syrup | eggs Benedict, toasted English muffin, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce, hickory ham | fresh fruit salad
Located just off Oxford Street, a short stroll away from Marble Arch Tube station, the four star Amba Hotel Marble Arch boasts a number of twin, double and family rooms, many of which are step-free accessible. Guests can relax at the bar or several restaurants, including 1930s-inspired The Grill, and the exclusive Amba Lounge, available only to guests staying in deluxe and executive rooms. The hotel also features a gym, along with reception spaces for events such as weddings and conferences.
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£29 for afternoon tea with bubbly for two, weekdays (59% off)
£32 for afternoon tea with bubbly for two, weekends (54% off)
In just over two weeks, we'll be bringing one of London's longest running Sunday antiques fairs back to Victoria for our May event. Featuring 140 exhibitors, the popularity of the fair seems to grow & grow... Join us to shop an eclectic mix of antiques, jewellery, ceramics, paintings, decorative pieces & more.
SUNDAY 13TH MAY 2018 THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL HALL | LINDLEY HALL | 80 VINCENT SQUARESW1P 2PE 10AM - 4.30PM £4 ENTRY(plus small booking fee for advance tickets) NEAREST TUBE VICTORIA/ ST JAMES PARK FREE PARKING, NO CONGESTION CHARGING ON SUNDAYS
French Sundaes May 20th, Kennington Shoot-em-ups May 21st, Kennington Bioscope May 23rd, Kennington Classics May 24th
French Sundaes Presents; L'Appat (1995), Sunday 20th May @ 2:30pm
A new season of French cinema – this time looking at four iconic directors.
Bertrand Tavernier’s great thriller – L’Appat(1995).
Tavernier is a filmmaker who loves to tease and entertain his audiences with a range of films from the historical to the political. L’Appat, starring a young Marie Gillan, is an entertaining crime thriller that has been overlooked and deserves revisiting.
Each film is accompanied by an introductory illustrated talk by Jon Davies, Tutor in French Cinema at Morley College.
Advance tickets are £8.50 (£6.50 concession) - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum by calling during office hours. If you would prefer to pay on the door, the price will be £10 (£7 concession).
Kennington Shoot-em-ups presents; Rawhide (1951) Monday 21st May @ 7:30pm
Rawhide (1951) is a well-executed western directed by Henry Hathaway, with a crackerjack cast including Tyrone Power and Susan Hayward and striking use of Lone Pine locations.
A stagecoach stop employee and a stranded woman traveller find themselves at the mercy of four desperate outlaws intent on robbing the next day’s gold shipment.
Advanced tickets are £14 (£13 concession) and may be purchased from Billetto or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum during office hours.
Kennington Bioscope presents; The Spanish Dancer (1923), Wednesday 23rd May @ 7:30pm
Directed for Famous Players-Lasky by Herbert Brenon, The Spanish Dancer was one of those films which, through circumstance, finds itself competing directly with another production telling essentially the same story, in this instance the Mary Pickford vehicle Rosita, directed by Ernst Lubitsch.
Contemporary opinion favoured The Spanish Dancer, starring Antonio Moreno and Pola Negri as, respectively, a 17th century nobleman and the seductive dancer, Maritana, who wins his heart. Wallace Beery plays the amorous King whose advances Maritana must repel. The screenplay was adapted by June Mathis and Beulah Mary Dix from the stage play Don César de Bazan by Philippe François Pinel and Adolphe Philippe d’Ennery. Photography was by James Wong Howe. The Spanish Dancer was restored by the Eye Institute in the Netherlands, through whose courtesy this screening has been made possible.
Tickets are £5, but seats are limited, so please request an invitation using the email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kennington Classics presents; The Artist (2011), Thursday 24th May @ 7:30pm
Nominated for ten Academy Awards (subsequently winning five, including Best Picture), The Artist (2011) is a French romantic comedy-drama in the style of a black-and-white silent film. It was written, directed, and co-edited by Michel Hazanavicius, produced by Thomas Langmann, and stars Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Bejo.
The story takes place in Hollywood, between 1927 and 1932. Outside a movie premiere, enthusiastic fan Peppy Miller literally bumps into the swashbuckling hero of the silent film, George Valentin. The star reacts graciously and Peppy plants a kiss on his cheek as they are surrounded by photographers. The headlines demand: “Who’s that girl?” and Peppy is inspired to audition for a dancing bit-part at the studio. However as Peppy slowly rises through the industry, the introduction of talking-pictures turns Valentin’s world upside-down.
Advance tickets are £6 - click below to purchase from Billetto, or call 020 7840 2200 to purchase direct from the Museum by calling during office hours.
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'Love From Carnaby' Collection Launches at We Built This City
The 'Love From Carnaby' collection has just launched at We Built This City. To celebrate, we're giving you the chance to win exclusive product from the collection, including pins, a print, a tea towel, a cardholder plus much more. What are you waiting for?
Stay Hydrated in the Heatwave: Water Station in Kingly Court
We're proud to be the first place in London to house a public water station as part of the Mayor of London's campaign, One Less Bottle. So get yourself down to Kingly Court whilst you're out and about with your re-usable bottle and try it out; you'll find it located on the ground floor in between Pizza Pilgrims and Shoryu.
Iconic eyewear brand Ray-Ban has just opened its UK flagship store in Carnaby. Head to 23 Carnaby Street to find all the latest styles in the Ray-Ban collections. Plus, exclusively to Carnaby, Ray-Ban are selling 100 Original Wayfarers with a special engraving; come down quick to get your hands on a pair!
Your 2-4-1 Cocktails in the Sunshine Are Waiting for You
From lunchtime offers and happy hours to exclusive promotions and sharing deals, Carnaby is packed with food and drink offers to enjoy every day of the week. With over 60 food and drink options, you won't be short of choice.
Head to We Built This City to check out the artist takeover hosted by East London-based design duo RUDE. Plus, we’re giving 10 lucky people the chance to win an exclusive A3 Carnaby Map designed by RUDE. Find out how to enter on our Instagram.
Join us for the #CarnabyStyleWeekender, a brand new four-day festival in association with GQ. From Thursday 10 - Sunday 13 May take a trip to Carnaby for unmissable fashion and lifestyle events and workshops held in our Carnaby Hub at 3-4 Carnaby Street, plus discounts and promotions in over 50 shops and restaurants throughout the 14 streets.