Category: Art & Culture Dates: Thursday, 10 April 2014 to Sunday, 13 July 2014 London's classic Udderbelly festival will once more be returning to the capital's vibrant arts scene this spring, with its usual collection of arena-filling comedians, Radio Four favourites and unique performance acts returning for a great time. Running from April 10th until July 13th, this wonderful event takes place outdoors next to the South Bank Centre, overlooking the Thames and all its famous London landmarks. There is a huge amount to look forward to, from feisty Scottish lass and News Quiz regular Susan Calman who will be sharing her views on life, the universe and cats, to Al Murray who will be reprising his famous Pub Landlord character. Other well-known names include Omid Djalili, Marcus Brigstocke, Richard Herring and Zoe Lyons, all of which have TV panel shows and stand up appearances on Live at the Apollo under their belts. While comedy is, as ever, the show stealer at this particular festival, it's worth remembering that there is a huge variety of performance art forms being showcased, including cabaret, dance and physical theatre. If you're thinking of bringing the family, there is a plethora of entertainment available that will keep the kids occupied, including the ever hilarious Pirate Gran and a comedy club that has been devised especially for kids. This year's Udderbelly is made up of three separate events, with London Wonderground and Comedy Hullabaloo advertising shows on specialised themes in addition to the main festival. The full listings are available at the Udderbelly website. If you're thinking of bringing the kids along to this fantastic festival, there is no better choice of hotel than The Rubens at the Palace, which offers a specially tailored package for those with children - Families at the Rubens. In addition to the same luxurious treatment you can always expect, the little ones can have a masterchef class with the hotel pastry chef and enjoy access to a games console.