London Calling – Juneau’s Tipsheet
As the fates would have it, I just learned that Adam and I will cross paths this month in London. Since our encounter in Hartford, when Adam said that he had enjoyed our book (well, that may be over-interpreting; “interesting and different” is how he put it, ever the diplomat), I perhaps no longer need to go to extreme lengths to avoid bumping into him!
Amazing hotels. There are just too many chic and luxurious accommodations in London, so I will just take a shot in the dark and recommend the one that blew my mind, the St. Pancras Renaissance. Located in the magnificent St. Pancras International train station, its over-the-top Gothic romanticism paired with hip British modern design would appeal to Adam. Then again, since he’s staying for several weeks, he might opt for a rental flat, like the luxe properties handled by OneFineStay. An army of Glamberts will be available to provide catering services.
June 2-5 – Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. You’ll be way to busy to take in any of the multitude of events going on, but useful to know why there will be traffic jams everywhere…
June 6 – Slash at the Hammersmith Apollo. Will give you an excuse to check out the venue in advance of your own gig there in July.
June 21, 22 – Jack White plays the Hammersmith Apollo.
June 21-24 – Taste of London. In glorious Regent’s Park, this is foodie heaven! London’s culinary superstars will trot out their most enticing offerings in this four-day extravaganza. Secret Garden is the way to go.
June 21-30 Greenwich and Docklands International Festival. Warning: It looks like an army of pink people will be invading and kissing random spectators. Also giant insects and an illuminated colossus called Prometheus – kind of a genteel British version of Burning Man.
**June 23-24 Radio 1’s Hackney Weekend (Free!) – Amazing line up! The only thing wrong with it is that you aren’t on it (maybe that could change…?). Confirmed acts include Jay-Z, Florence And The Machine, Swedish House Mafia, Jack White, Will.i.am (Sat), Rihanna, Jessie J, Tinie Tempah, Chase & Status, Plan B, Professor Green, Lana Del Rey, Azealia Banks.
June 23-24 West End Live (Free) Trafalgar Square. A musical theater-lover’s wet dream. We’re promised performances from the casts of ‘every single one of London’s highly-acclaimed and world-famous musicals.’