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London attractions: Don't miss the Jubilee Concert at Westminster Abbey
Published: Friday 7th of June 2013
If you are looking for interesting things to do in London over the next week, then be sure not to miss out on the Jubilee Concert at Westminster Abbey.
The 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation will be marked with this special service of celebration at the abbey.
Also known as the gala concert, it is set to be held on June 13th, at 7pm. It will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The concert is a must-see for avid fans of classical music and those with even a passing interest in British cultural heritage and tradition.
It will be performed by the choir of Westminster Abbey, conducted by organist and master of the choristers James O'Donnell.
Some of the famous classical masterpieces that will be played there include pieces by Purcell, Handel, Parry and Walton.
Westminster Abbey is known for hosting grand occasions such as this and was the venue for royal weddings - including the recent wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Located just a short distance from the river Thames, the abbey has played host to monarchs, famous poets, aristocrats, heads of state and archbishops.
A number of events will be taking place there over the next few months, to honour the 60th anniversary of the coronation including photographic exhibitions, featuring portraits of the queen; as well as various displays of rare treasures and collectibles which will be made available for public viewing and lectures.
This includes the '60 Chairs for 60 Years' exhibition, which will run up until September 27th. It features a collection of miniature chairs, which were made at the time of the 1953 coronation.
Another event that will take place at the abbey is one called Picture the Procession, which is a community-led photography project produced by Westminster Adult Education Services. It features photographs of the abbey, and other important sites in London and is set to be on display until June 28th.
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Monday 21st of May 2012 People looking for things to do in London should opt for a trip to the British Music Experience, where they can star in their own music video.
Sunday 20th of May 2012 A visit Pollock's Toy Museum is a delightful way to get an insight into the pastimes of the children on the past.
Saturday 19th of May 2012 The Curzon Chelsea Cinema is currently showing Dark Shadows - a gothic comedy sure to cheer people up on a gloomy weekend.
Friday 18th of May 2012 The ancient All Hallows by the Tower has a wealth of history and numerous royal connections to be discovered.
Thursday 17th of May 2012 People seeking things to do in London should try the Chelsea Physic Garden if they have an interest in plants.
Wednesday 16th of May 2012 People seeking things to do in London could opt for Mind the Map at the London Transport Museum.
Tuesday 15th of May 2012 From June 2nd, visitors to London Wetland Centre will be able to meet a gorgeous family of otters.
Monday 14th of May 2012 People looking for things to do in London could opt for a trip to the movies, with theatres like the Curzon Soho Cinema on offer.
Sunday 13th of May 2012 Art Deco fans will not want to miss Eltham Palace and Gardens off their sightseeing itinerary.
Saturday 12th of May 2012 The Monument has stood in London for a good many centuries, and over the years has been the site of many incidents, both tragic and amusing.