The best shows, theatre performances and art expos happening this month

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Regardless of which month you visit London, there’s always something on that’s sure to pique your interest. From West End shows to art exhibitions, we uncover the best attractions coming to London this August.

Here’s some of our top picks:

42nd Street

Broadway’s biggest show has finally made it to the West-End and will be gracing London’s biggest stage up until the end of November this year.

Join the cast of this rise to stardom tale packed full of the best show tunes, chorus lines and high energy dancing that you’d expect from this showstopping favourite.

Playing at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, the train from our Park Grand Kensington London hotel takes just 18 minutes, so there’s plenty of time to grab a quick cocktail before the performance starts.

Everybody’s talking about Jamie

Winner of the What’s on Stage best musical awards for 2018, Everybody’s talking about Jamie is a story of a teenager from a council estate that just doesn’t quite fit in. Supported by his loving mum and friends, Jamie defies the odds by overcoming prejudice and the bullies by stepping out of the darkness into the spotlight.

A real heart-warming production with some catchy tunes to boot! See this brilliant musical at the Apollo Theatre, just a 3-mile cab journey from your Park Grand Kensington accommodation.

The Comedy About A Bank Robbery

For something to tickle your funny bone, The Comedy About A Bank Robbery doesn’t get more self-descriptive. A real smash-and grab hit, this fast and furious comedy from the Mischief Theatre Company is pure dynamite and is currently playing at the Criterion Theatre until the beginning of April next year.

DC Exhibition: Dawn of Super Heroes

For something completely different that even the kids will enjoy, the DC exhibition at the O2 arena will showcase more than 200 original comic book strips, sketches, props and even replica costumes that detail the timeline of the greatest DC characters.

O2 arena

Shown in chronological order with artwork dedicated to both the good and bad guys (and girls!), this exhibition is something that comic book fans of all ages will love.

The O2 arena is best reached from Kensington London hotels via train, which will get you to your destination just in over 30 minutes. The trains to the O2 leave from Kensington station every few minutes, so its easy to make your way to the arena at whatever time suits you.

The Great British Seaside at the National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

Take a nostalgic trip back in time with this quintessentially British exhibition of artwork depicting the seaside and discover how our seaside experiences have changed over the last six decades.

Featuring works from four famous British photographs alongside portrayals of icon seaside scenes including ice cream, seagulls and fish and chips, this exhibition is sure to evoke happy childhood memories of visits to the coast.

Located on the outskirts of London, the National Maritime Museum can be reached by car, train or a combination of the underground and South Eastern rail network.

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