It’s a sensational time to plan a trip to London. The year 2019 brings a whole slew of exciting events to the already-exciting capital of London. From amazing art exhibitions at world-class museums to important royal anniversaries, here are nine reasons to visit London in 2019. Keep them in mind when booking your next trip because you won’t want to miss out on the fun.
Reasons to Visit London in 2019
1. Mary Poppins takes center stage
Yes, 2018 was a big year for Mary Poppins, as she returned to the cinema, but in 2019 she’s coming to stage. From September, London locals and visitors can enjoy the new musical, Mary Poppins at the Prince Edward Theatre, which is a great reason to visit London in 2019. (And remember, the stage isn’t the only place to find Mary Poppins in London.)
2. Baseball’s biggest rivalry is hitting London
In June of 2019, London Stadium is hosting the Major League Baseball London Series, which will see the Boston Red Sox play their rivals, the New York Yankees. This will mark the first time that Major League Baseball regular season games will have ever taken place in Europe.
3. Christian Dior comes to the Victoria & Albert Museum
From February 2 through July 14, 2019, the V&A will host the exhibition entitled Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. This epic show will cover the iconic designer’s relationship with the country of Britain and will span from 1947 to the present day. Expect to see original sketches and gorgeous frocks like this darling afternoon dress. Afterward, should you find yourself inspired to go shopping, take a look at a few of our favorite British brands and stores.
4. It’s the 200-year anniversary of Queen Victoria’s birth
Queen Victoria was one of the UK’s most important monarchs. And 2019 marks 200 years since her birth in 1819. As she was born at Kensington Palace, there will be a major exhibition there to explore how she grew up. It’s sure to offer amazing insight into royal life. Also, Kensington Palace is right around the corner from several of our London Perfect apartments like the beautifully decorated Austen.
5. Vincent Van Gogh comes to Tate Britain
Another one of the most buzzed about art shows for 2019 is Tate Britain’s Van Gogh And Britain, which will show off over 40 works of art and examine the legendary artist’s interesting influence on Britain, where he lived for several years. The show will run March 27 through August 11, 2019.
6. London is expecting a very royal baby
Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (also known as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle) are due with their first child this spring. And there’s no better place than London to celebrate the newest member of the royal family. Any fan of the royal family will find this an excellent excuse to visit London in 2019. Be sure to book yourself a very regal dwelling for your visit like the positively palatial three-level Victoria, which sleeps seven. Keep an eye on the couple’s official royal Instagram account to stay up to date on all the baby news. We can’t wait!
7. There’s another royal wedding
Speaking of royal news, there’s another royal wedding scheduled for 2019. Lady Gabriella Windsor is the daughter of the Queen’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent and she is fiftieth in line for the throne. She is slated to wed Tom Kingston in the spring of 2019 in lovely Windsor, outside of London. Why not book one of London Perfect’s Windsor tours to mark the occasion and relive happy memories of Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding? After all, even if you’re into the royal family, there are plenty of reasons to visit Windsor castle.
8. The Spice Girls are making a come back
Get ready to spice up your life because The Spice Girls are coming to Wembley Stadium in 2019. Unfortunately, Victoria Beckham (a.k.a Posh Spice) won’t be joining in on the reunion tour, but you can still enjoy Emma, Mel B, Mel C and Geri. Find out more here, and don’t forget to pack your Union Jack platform boots. (Good thing our London Perfect apartments come with plenty of closet space, like the spacious Prince Albert, which actually could comfortably sleep all five original Spice Girls.)
9. Billy Joel is playing Wembley Stadium:
In June 2019, the “piano man” himself will be playing to crowds of fans at London’s Wembley Stadium. Book your tickets as soon as possible because they’re sure to sell out.
Make 2019 the year you visit London. Get in touch with the team at London Perfect today to book a private London apartment for short stays or long stays.