Mayor's Letter

Mayor Sadiq KhanA big welcome to London this February
This month we'll be celebrating Chinese New Year as we mark the start of the Year of the Dog. With a spectacular parade of lions and dragons, it will be a brilliant showcase of Chinese culture, with live music, the best of Chinese dance and markets to browse.February marks 100 years since some women were given the right to vote in the UK for the first time. Keep an eye out for events which will champion the achievements of women from all walks of life.Our city can rightly claim to be one of the big four fashion capitals of the world, alongside Paris, Milan and New York. This month the capital's best dressed will be out for London Fashion Week, celebrating and showcasing amazing British design.

The Orchids Festival at Kew Gardens is a brilliant way to mark the start of spring. This year's festival is themed around Thailand's vibrant plant life and culture. Meanwhile, if it's world-class sport you're after, rugby's Six Nations Championship gets under way.

Whatever you do, have a wonderful time!

Sadiq Khan
Mayor of London


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A big welcome to London this November 2017
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 A big welcome to London this October 2017
If you’re a film buff, then you’ve come to the right place. The biggest celebration of cinema of the year, the 61st BFI London Film Festival, takes place from 4-15 October. See the full letter here


A big welcome to London this September 2017
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A big welcome to London this August 2017
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A big welcome to London this July 2017
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A big welcome to London this June 2017
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A big welcome to London this May 2017
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A big welcome to London this April 2017
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A big welcome to London this March 2017
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A big welcome to London this February 2017

A warm welcome to London this February, another brilliant month to be visiting our city. For a futuristic February experience, head to the Science Museum to see the 500-year-old story of humanoid robots. See the full letter here


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