London arts, music and culture guide



Where to buy half priced and discounted theatre tickets? At TKTS at Leicester Square - www.tkts.co.uk.

What's on (London theatre, art, music etc.) - find more info on Time Out London (www.timeout.com/london) or Independent (www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment)



LONDON ARTS AND EVENTS Classical music in London

London theatre


We recommend
  • Shakespeare Globe Theatre - tickets start at £5. Find more info on www.shakespearesglobe.com
  • Young Vic - www.youngvic.org, close to Waterloo station
  • Royal Court Theatre - www.royalcourttheatre.com
  • Program of London theatres can be found here: www.londontheatre.co.uk
Classical music

London is a centre of quality classical music. Nowhere will you find so many good concerts for so affordable prices. London is a home for 5 major orchestras (e.g. The BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic and more). Our favourite Orchestra is the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (www.oae.co.uk) Concert Halls
  • Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall - part of Southbank Centre on the river Thames, www.southbankcentre.co.uk. Closest tube station: Waterloo.
  • Barbican Hall - www.barbican.org.uk/theatre. Closest tube station: Barbican or Moorgate.
  • Royal Albert Hall - www.royalalberthall.com

London musicals London musicals

London offers huge amount of great and also "waste of money" musicals. It is always recommended to check some independent reviews on Time Out London (www.timeout.com/london). You can also look for some advice at TKTS (www.tkts.co.uk) where they sell discounted theatre tickets. TOP 10 musicals are: Billy Elliot, The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, We Will Rock You, Thriller, Stomp, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia! and Wicked.

Dance

We recommend Sadler's Wells Theatre (www.sadlerswells.com) - the world's No.1 venue dedicated to international dance - presenting dance in all forms from contemporary to flamenco, ballet to hip hop and more. How to get there: it is 5mins walk from Angel tube station (Northern line).

Opera
  • English National Opera - www.eno.org
  • Royal Opera House - www.roh.org.uk

LONDON NIGHT LIFE (CLUB, PUBS, JAZZ...) London clubs

London clubs
  • Ministry of Sound - www.ministryofsound.com/club
  • Fabric - www.fabriclondon.com
  • Cafe & Club 1001 - www.cafe1001.co.uk, Brick lane
  • Cargo - www.cargo-london.com, close to Liverpool street station
  • 93 Feet East - www.93feeteast.co.uk
Recommended London traditional pubs

Jazz
  • Ronnie Scott's - www.ronniescotts.co.uk
  • Jazz Cafe - venues.meanfiddler.com/jazz-cafe/home
  • Club 606 - www.606club.co.uk
  • Vortex - www.vortexjazz.co.uk
We recommend: London Jazz Festival (it takes place every autumn) - find more info on www.londonjazzfestival.org.uk.

Updated on 06/2012.



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