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The worlds most famous performances take place in London with the jewel in the crown being the West End. Catch a show or take in a concert in the May stadiums and arenas throughout the city.
As the capital of England, London is a hub for music events throughout the year attracting some of the biggest names in the industry every year.
The O2 arena is located in Peninsula Square in the centre of London and hosts some must see events from the very best in pop, rock and classical music throughout the year. The stadium has a capacity of up to 20,000 and is the very first purpose built music centre in the city. It attracts huge acts such as Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, Beyonce and much more. It also hosts a variety of sporting events such as the 2012 London Olympics, darts, gymnastics and wrestling. The O2 Arena also plays host to a range of entertaining activities for the whole family including Up at the O2, Cineworld, Sky Studio and a range of popular restaurants and bars.
The Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith is one of London’s much loved theatres with a rich history of entertaining the masses. It is well loved and often described as an iconic live music and comedy venue located in West London. This music venue has seen some great music acts in years gone by including the Beatles, David Bowie and Bob Marley. The venue reopened in 2013 keeping a lot of its original art deco style and architecture.
If you love opera then consider a night out at the Royal Albert Hall which welcomes over 1.7 million visitors each year. The Royal Albert Hall is a concert hall in South Kensington in London and has a capacity of over 5,000 people. It has a rich history and is one of the UK’s most treasured event venues; a must see on your visit to London.
London’s West End theatre district is one of the largest of its kind in the world and attracts many international stars onto the stage each year. It’s a hugely popular activity for tourists visiting the city, and you can find some of the most popular stage shows happening in the West End throughout the year. Have a look at this year’s line-up and you’ll be sure to find something you’ll enjoy.