Good times in London don’t need to be over when summer ends, there’s plenty to do in this bustling capital during the latter half of the year, too! Here’s our roundup of the hottest events happening in London this year during the 2017 Autumn/Winter season.
PokerStars London SuperSeries
Hippodrome Casino, Cranbourne St, London, WC2H; Wed 30 Aug—Sat 2 Sept; buy-ins start at £500 (main event)
One of the highlights in the annual professional poker calendar, PokerStars London Live has expanded this year with its inaugural London Series. Kicking off in the spring with a number of tournaments and daily cash games, the highlight is the SuperSeries running from August 30th to September 2nd. Exciting tournaments include the £500 buy-in Main Event, which is sure to draw in poker pros from across the globe, and a few celebrities, too; and the first PokerStars London SuperSeries Women’s No Limit Hold ’em event with an affordable buy-in of £100 taking place on Saturday September 2nd.
London Cocktail Week
Various; Mon 2 Oct—Sun 8 Oct
Following on from a fantastic LCW 2016, London Cocktail is back this year with a vibrant cocktail village at its heart. Running from Monday 2nd to Sunday 8th October 2017, venues across the city will be hosting special events and discounted evenings in celebration of London’s pretty incredible cocktail scene.
During the week £5 cocktail tours will run throughout the capital, with bars including Mayfair hotspots Sartoria, Roka Mayfair and the Bar at the Atheneum serving an array of delicious tipples for just a fiver. Another highlight is a free exploration into the world of fragrance at the Savoy’s Beaufort Bar in conjunction with Tanqueray No. TEN and a top luxury perfumer on Wednesday 4th October from 2pm till 3.30pm.
Dalí/Duchamp; Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington House, Piccadilly, W1J; Sat 7 Oct—Wed 3 Jan 2018; 10am to 6pm (Sat to Thurs), 10am to 10pm (Fri); ticket prices TBA
This original exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts Burlington House brings together over 60 works celebrating the unlikely friendship between two modern masters: Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp. Although one was a flamboyant surrealist and the other a cerebral conceptualist, the two men shared a deep friendship that went beyond their shared interests in eroticism, language and games and led them both to challenge conventional ideas about art and life.
Showcasing some of Dalí’s most technically accomplished works and Duchamp’s groundbreaking assemblages, this exhibition also features lesser known works from the two including paintings by Duchamp, photographs from Dali and correspondence between the two eventual collaborators.
Hamilton the Musical
Hamilton the Musical; Victoria Palace Theatre, Victoria St, London, SW1E; Tue 21 Nov—Wed 6 Dec (Previews); £32.50—£190
The 11-time Tony award winning Broadway sensation starts its West End run this November. Telling the story of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton, this musical follows him from being born as an orphan to becoming the right-hand man of George Washington.
Praised for featuring a diverse cast, and an eclectic score that mixes RnB, Hip-Hop and Rap with traditional song and dance numbers, Hamilton effortlessly blends fact with fiction to tell a timeless tale of revolution and independence. Previews begin on Tuesday 21st November and run to 6th December, with ticket prices ranging from £32.50 to £190 for premium packages on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd December.