Win a money-can’t-buy break in London

by Katie Rowe

November 12 2014

Visit London's Guest of Honour logo projected on the Mayor's Office at nightIf you’ve ever dreamed of having your very own Michelin-starred chef cook you dinner, longed to rub shoulders with A-listers on the red carpet at a film premiere, or fancied being an extra in a West End musical, this is *the* competition for you. has just launched an international search to find London’s Official Guest of Honour, which will give one lucky winner the chance to experience London as never before on a star-studded break bursting with money-can’t-buy moments. 

Here’s the full list of VIP experiences included in the prize:

  • Have afternoon tea with Downton Abbey’s, Jim Carter, at Lord’s Cricket Ground
  • Raise Tower Bridge
  • Go backstage at a West End show with singer Jessie JTower Bridge raised
  • Enjoy a six-course meal personally cooked by the Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton at one of the capital’s best restaurants
  • Go on a behind the scenes of the Houses of Parliament with Speaker of the House of Commons, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP
  • Join British ballerina and Strictly Come Dancing judge Darcey Bussell on a tour of the Royal Opera House
  • Walk the red carpet at a film premiere in Central London
  • Take to the skies and get the best aerial view of London from a helicopter
  • Meet the English tennis star Tim Henman for a VIP tour of the Wimbledon Grounds and Museum
  • Be an extra in a West End musical for the night
  • Enjoy a VIP shopping experience on Oxford Street
  • Fire the guns from the warship, HMS Belfast a privilege normally reserved for special events
  • Edit a page of the “London Life” section of the Evening Standard newspaper

To apply to be London’s Official Guest of Honour and win this VIP city break go to and submit a short film or image along with 70 words that describes your perfect day in London. The closing date is 9th December 2014 and you must be aged 18 and over. For full terms and conditions see

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