What’s On in London This Week…

Extend your cultural horizons this week in London! Celebrate homegrown talent, or rejoice for the land of the free…

Skylight at Wyndham’s Theatre, Charing Cross Road, WC2H 0DA (until Saturday the 23rd of August)

Bafta award-winning actress Carey Mulligan and Golden Globe winner Bill Nighy grace the stage of Wyndham’s Theatre in the West End to star in David Hare’s 1995 psychodrama Skylight, about a schoolteacher who receives unexpected visits from her former lover and his son.

The play won the 1996 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play & the 1997 Theatre World Special Award for Ensemble Performance, and was nominated for four Tony awards in 1997. This performance is not to be missed!

4th of July, Independence Day U.S.A

If you’re celebrating Independence Day in the capital this year, you may wish to check out where and when the best celebrations are taking place!

Benjamin Franklin is known as being one of the Founding Fathers of the USA, as well as a scientist, diplomat, philosopher and inventor. Franklin lived at a Charing Cross address for 16 years between 1757 and 1775, and today the house is a dynamic museum and educational facility.

If you visit the Benjamin Franklin House on the 4th of July, you can expect cake and champagne in honour of both Franklin and the USA’s Independence Day.

Alternatively, at Portman Square Garden you can join in with the Democrats Abroad UK American Independence Day Picnic! There will be plenty of American-style burgers, hotdogs and barbeque food at this annual Independence Day picnic. There will be a tug-of-war, face painting, crafts for kids and live music. Everyone is welcome at the celebration but only US citizens can buy tickets.

If you are looking for Kings Cross hotels this July, please do not hesitate to contact us here at Swinton Hotel by emailing swintonhotel@hotmail.com or by telephone at +44 20 7837 1451. Swinton Hotel is a friendly and relaxed hotel located in the very heart of London, with a reputation as one of the top London hotels, and is perfect for all those who are wanting to have access to tourist attractions, shopping areas and transport connections.

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