About City Of London Festival

City Of London Festival is one of UK’s most celebrated festival held every summer for about 3 weeks duration. The festival was started with an aim to rekindle the culture of the city by bringing forth a host of events and shows held at the most splendid venues this city has to offer. The festival has almost 50 ticketed and 100 free entry programmes of music, films and arts. The festival includes music performances, film screening, lectures, orchestras and guided tours. It is the variety of the programmes and the glorified backdrop of the venues which makes this festival a huge success among the audience.

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    City of London Festival was started in 1962 with an aim to rejuvenate the culture of London. Held for almost three weeks in the city's unique buildings and outdoor areas, with various music and arts programmes; the event is supported by City of London Corporation and the business enterprises of the city. It is run by a registered charity called City Arts trust Ltd. In the recent years the festival added an international dimension to it by the introduction of various themes. For example, in 2005 a Dutch theme was highlighted in the festival, the year 2006 undertoned the unique and distinct Japanese culture while in 2007 the abolition of slave trade in UK was themed at the festival.

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    Scores of music and arts programmes, film screenings and guided tours are held in the festival at various historic venues.

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    Important Dates

    The duration of City of London Festival is 2 to 3 weeks in summer (June / July).

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    The festival has different times for different programmes. To view the venue and time of each programme, click here.

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    How to Contact

    The festival is run by The City Arts Trust Limited which can be contacted at:

    Location: Fitz Eylwin House, 25 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2BP.
    Contact:  +44 845 120 7502

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    Location of City of London Festival

    The festival takes place at various places, to have a look at the venues click here.

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    Buy Tickets

    If you are interested in buying tickets, then click here.

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    How To Get To City Of London Festival

    By Tube

    From the nearby Chancery Lane tube station, move east on High Holborn/A40 toward Brooke St and keep following A40. Go through 1 roundabout and the City Of London Festival will be on the right. View Map

    By Bus

    The nearest bus stop is Holborn Circus (Stop K). Buses numbering 8, 25, 242, 521 and N8 reach this stop. Head est on A40 and you'll be at your destination in 56 seconds.

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