10 Ways To Travel The World (Without Leaving London)

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10 Ways To Travel The World (Without Leaving London)

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Celebrate Holi in London.

There's no need to travel when the world is on your doorstep. Journey round the globe and beyond at these top ten London events — without going anywhere near Heathrow.

1. Everywhere: World Photography Awards

See the best photographs the world has to offer at Somerset House this spring. Expect stunning landscapes, hard-hitting photojournalism and moving shots of everyday life from all corners of the planet. 22 April - 8 May

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2. India: Holi Land: Festival of Colours

Party in subcontinental style at this all-colour all-night extravaganza in North Greenwich. Bollywood performers, dance DJs and Dhol players all feature on the bill to soundtrack this riotous paint powder party. 18 March

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See gorgeous photos from around the world.

3. The Wild West: Django Bango

Giddy up and head out to the wild, wild west at this bona fide buckaroo town — in wild, wild Whitechapel. Stroll dusty streets to saloon bars, creaky churches and a general store full of cowboy clobber, then tuck in to some hearty grub. Dates between 4 March and 2 April

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4. Under the Sea: Sea Life After Dark

Head to the south seas by way of the South Bank at this London Aquarium Late. Take a journey through magical marine life with a glass of fizz in hand — the best sea life you'll see without getting wet. 24 March, 1 July, 9 September

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See the fish with a glass of fizz.

5. Chicago: White Mink Electroswing Speakeasy

Swing back to the decadent days of Prohibition America at this White Mink 'do at the palatial Clapham Grand. Dance the night away to electro swing and speakeasy jazz, plus catch cabaret and burlesque. 11 March

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6. Cuba: Buena Vista Social Club

Join the peerless Havana musicians for the final time on their world-wide Adios tour, landing in London at the O2. Grammys galore, sold-out shows and 16 years on the road are just a few signs of the group's sizzling success. 6 April

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Party Prohibition-style.

7. Paris: La Haine with dinner

Head to London's smallest independent cinema, The Exhibit in Balham, for a showing of hard-hitting La Haine, set in the banlieues of Paris: the dark underbelly of the 'city of light'.  Fortify yourself with the likes of truffle burger or braised oxtail beforehand. 26 and 27 March

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8. The 5 star world: The Modern Take on Travel

Get a taste of luxury travel for a fraction of the cost at an evening with the Ritz-Carlton, Harper's Bazaar and Esquire in swanky Fitzrovia. Panel discussions, masterclasses, cookery displays and tastings from top hotels around the world will give you a taste of how the other half live. 8 March

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Luxuriate in 5 star style.

9. Hogwarts: School of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Ok, so it's not on Google Maps, but that's no reason not to escape to a world of magic and muggles. Enigma Quest's immersive team game in Liverpool Street tests your mettle to see if you can graduate the fiendish wizarding classes and banish the dark arts forever. Dates between 6 March and 31 March

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10. Outer Space: Royal Institution Lates: Surviving In Space

Before you book your Virgin Galactic flight, consider this simpler alternative. Learn how to survive in space at the Royal Institution's inter-stellar exhibition and event, in Mayfair instead of Mars. 11 March

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Moonwalk into space.

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Last Updated 04 March 2016