The annual City of London Festival returns with a host of events in some of the capital's grandest settings.
There are orchestral concerts in St. Paul's Cathedral, intimate chamber recitals in the Livery Halls - the age-old HQ of the City's trading bodies, rarely open to the public - and jazz gigs in skyscrapers, including within the Sky Garden at the top of the "walkie talkie" building, The Shangri-La Hotel in The Shard and even at the top of a working bank.
Among the highlights this year are performances of Haydn's The Creation by the London Symphony Orchestra; and Monteverdi’s Vespers by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment - both within the imposing setting of St Paul's Cathedral.
There will be a host of stand-up comedy, cabaret and fringe theatre at ClubTEN at The Grange Hotel. This year also sees a celebration of Singapore's 50th anniversary of independence, with a range of special music performances and film events.