2012 is certainly an exciting year for the UK in more ways than one and with this in mind we thought we’d take a look at some of the hottest events that you can be a part of on escorted tours
. Obviously, we can’t forget that it’s the Queens Diamond Jubilee, the 100th Anniversary of the RMS Titanic, the 200th anniversary of Charles Dickens birthday and The Olympics as well but there are many other events that we think you simply cannot afford to miss this year. We’ve cherry-picked a few that we think will be hot, hot, hot in 2012 but if you know of any others, do get in touch and we’ll be sure to add them to the list…
Alfie Boe On Tour In 2013
Following the phenomenal success of his 'Bring Him Home' tour, Alfie Boe
returns to the stage in 2013 for his biggest UK tour to date. Here’s your chance to see the talented showman live at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena performing classic arias, songs from the musicals and some of his best-loved, chart-topping hits.
Michael Jackson – IMMORTAL
Here’s your chance to experience the latest electrifying show by Cirque Du Soleil at The O2 Arena in London. The world-renowned circus troupe will be celebrating the legend that is Michael Jackson
. Featuring almost 60 dancers, acrobats, aerialists and contortionists, and the pop icon's songs, this promises to be a performance like no other.
Warner Bros. London Studio Tour – The Making of Harry Potter
From spring 2012, Warner Bros. Studio Tour London opens its doors to Harry Potter fans everywhere for a series of magical behind-the-scenes walking tours of sets from the Harry Potter films. Step onto the Yorkstone floor of the Great Hall, visit Dumbledore's office and discover for yourself how the most successful film series of all time was brought to life. Have a truly magical weekend on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
British Grand Prix
At Silverstone last year, a reinvigorated Fernando Alonso stormed to victory ahead of Germany's Sebastian Vettel, leaving the McLaren team fighting a range of tactical and mechanical mishaps. The 2012 British Grand Prix
promises to be every bit as exciting, so don't miss your chance to get right up close to the action!
Chelsea Flower Show
Always popular with the green-fingered, the Chelsea Flower Show
continues to attract visitors from across the world and 2012 is no exception. There are a whole host of new features to tantalise visitors this year including Fresh – a brand new area that includes modern, inventive gardens and trade stands offering ingenious new products. RHS Environment features clever solutions to problem areas. There are also new food courts and restaurants allowing you to relax and mull over your purchases with a cheeky glass of Pimms!
Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Once again Edinburgh plays host to the spectacular Edinburgh Military Tattoo
, a platform for representing the creative talent of four continents to pay a sparkling tribute to the Queens Diamond Jubilee and the year of Creative Scotland. This will be the 62nd extravaganza to be staged at Edinburgh Castle and has an outstanding line-up of over 1000 performers including musicians, pipers, drummers, singers, dancers as well as a specially commissioned firework display. The show will be brought to an emotional and poignant close each evening as the Lone Piper, high on the castle ramparts, plays a haunting lament.
Will you be going to any of the above events? If so, we’d love to hear what you thought and whether you would recommend them to others.