People travel to London, England for a number of reasons. Families come to visit sites like the ZSL London Zoo, while history buffs come to this vibrant city to take in destinations like the British Museum. Film lovers also have a number of reasons to visit London. One of the main reasons is the varied film festivals that are held in town each year. Five of the not to missed film festivals in London in 2013 are the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, Sundance London Film & Music Festival, Sci-Fi London, BFI London and London Underground Film Festival.
One great 2013 event for serious film fans is the London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival. This is being held from March 14th till the 24th and is in its 27th year. The festival celebrates the work of gay and lesbian film makers with projects on a variety of subjects. Another excellent 2013 film festival is Sundance. This vibrant festival is taking place from the 25th till the 28th of April and showcases the work of independent film makers. People come to this festival not only to watch the films, but also to participate in things like the Film Makers Q&A.
Serious students of film will not want to miss the Sci-Fi London Film Festival which comes to town April 30th until May 6th. The 2013 event is being sponsored by the Defiance video game so guests can expect lots of extra video game related goodies at this event. The Sci-Fi London Film Festival is especially popular because dozens of films premiere here before being released to the general public. Another big event this year is the BFI London Film Festival. This event, in its 57th year, is being held from October 9th until the 20th. This festival draws visitors from around the world who come to see the famous celebrities who are in town to promote their films.
Last on the list of the best film festivals in London, in 2013, is the London Underground Film Festival. This festival takes place December 6th until December 9th and celebrates low budget films. Audiences are always surprised to see just how much these talented film makers can do with little to no money.
After checking out one of these fabulous events, visitors to London have numerous options for things to enjoy during the rest of their stay. The city is packed with shops selling goods of all kinds, as well as being home to a number of restaurants serving exotic dishes. In addition, visitors can enjoy some of the other sites London is famous for like Hyde Park or take in a show at one of the well-known theatres like Stomp at the Ambassadors Theatre.