London 2012 Culture Clash - National Pavillions - The World Wants To Be Seen in London

London 2012 Culture Clash – National Pavillions – The World Wants To Be Seen in London

It seems as if the whole world is in London at the moment! Perhaps it is!

Here is our To Do List of national roadshows/venues/clubhouses in London:

China to Hackney Festival at Hackney Empire

We can’t wait to see young Chinese singing sensation Dou Dou, who made her name performing the theme song of the Beijing Olympics, at Hackney Empire. Other highlights include Chinese Youth Carnival & theatre from The Monkey King & Other Tales.

Czech House in Islington

Very cool space in the Business Design Centre in Islington, with loads of events and special celebrity appearances.

New World Nigeria at Theatre Royal Stratford East

New World Nigeria is the theme under which Africa’s most dynamic country is showcasing its uniqueness at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East. This event combines the energy of Nigerian Sport and Culture, with distinctive Nigerian products to celebrate a year of outstanding achievements.

Russia Park &  Sochi Park in Kensington Gardens

Amazingly cheesy ice show (which we can’t wait to see) and theme park style ticketing for this RUSSIAFEST.

Arigato in London – Japan at County Hall on the South Bank

Japan says thanks to the world for their support during the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake & tsunami.

House of Switzerland at Glaziers Hall, London Bridge

The house of Switzerland has some great left-field music events including Nadja Stoller, a one woman orchestra, on 3rd August – and of course, lots of fondue. We love the Facebook page for the House of Switzerland, which has been ‘hacked’ by Heidi, a crazy-cool cartoon character: “Hi, my name’s Heidi. Ever heard of me? Brown hair? Swiss mountains? Now, I am in the Red Zone in London and I hacked the Facebook account of the House of Switzerland (I found them a bit boring)”

House of Nations Pop-Up Venues

Some lovely events at these very smart Olympics Hubs, at the gorgeous Tower of London and also Kings Cross.

We know there are loads more culture pavillions in London so please leave a comment below with your suggestions!






I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.