June 2, 2013 will be the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's formal coronation that took place in 1953 when she was just 26 years of age. Her father, King George VI had died on February 6, 1952 and though she was proclaimed queen that year, her official coronation wasn't until 1953. Certainly it will be a jubilant time in London and throughout the country. The Coronation Festival at Buckingham Palace will be held from July 11-14, 2013.
In October, the National Theatre Company will mark its 50th anniversary since first opening at the Old Vic theatre. A Paris Travel is your Concierge for your travel plans to London and the rest of Great Britain. Let us help you get tickets for the production you wish to enjoy during your time in Great Britain.
The Shard is London's glass skyscraper that is a 95-storey story opening to the public in 2013. It is the tallest building in Western Europe and the viewing gallery and open-air observation deck will be located on the 72nd floor. The architect was Renzo Piano (also one of three architects who designed the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris) and the rich tapestry of scenery from the Shard will reflect London's history and the views stretching 40 miles with a 360-degree view.
We will be adding more details for touring in Great Britain so check back regularly and let A Paris Travel make all your travel arrangements for visiting Great Britain.