By Lauren Harmes
Another year comes to an end, but we now have a brand-new decade to enjoy in our wonderful capital. From new theatre shows to pink wheels, there will not be a shortage of things to do in London over the next 12 months.
Frozen comes to London
The super popular Disney film Frozen is hitting the West End in 2020 as a musical.
Following a stint on Broadway in New York since spring 2018, the show comes to the newly renovated Drury Lane Theatre. It brings with it new songs, a brand new cast, along will all the classics you know and love. Not to be missed!
This summer the UEFA Euro Championships are taking place in cities across Europe – and London is, of course, one of them. Seven matches will be played at Wembley stadium including the semi-finals and the final. Luckily for England fans, all of their group stage fixtures will be played at Wembley, meaning there are plenty of opportunities to catch a glimpse of the action from our own back yard!
The London Eye turns pink
From February 2020, lastminute.com will be sponsoring the London Eye, and turning it a shocking shade of hot pink. More appealing than the current garish red of the Coca-Cola sponsorship deal, the pink should reflect beautifully onto the Thames. Head down around sunset to get your perfect Instagram shot, or enjoy a ride on the Eye itself.
Fourth Plinth installation at Trafalgar Square
The fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square has been home to temporary works for many years and 2020 is no exception. Michael Rakowitz’s Iraq-inspired sculpture which is currently atop the plinth will be moving on in 2020, with Heather Phillipson’s The End taking its place. Phillipson’s art piece is a giant swirl of whipped cream topped with a cherry and parasites, symbolising top-heaviness and an impending collapse.
Pretty Woman at Piccadilly Theatre
A brand spanking new musical is hitting our streets this February, with classic romantic Hollywood blockbuster Pretty Woman making its way onto the stage. Aptly opening on Valentine’s Day, Pretty Woman the Musical will be on at Piccadilly Theatre, featuring an original score by Grammy winner Bryan Adams and direction and choreography by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell!