London arts, music and culture guide

Where to buy half priced and discounted theatre tickets? At TKTS at Leicester Square -

What's on (London theatre, art, music etc.) - find more info on Time Out London ( or Independent (

LONDON ARTS AND EVENTS Classical music in London

London theatre

We recommend
  • Shakespeare Globe Theatre - tickets start at £5. Find more info on
  • Young Vic -, close to Waterloo station
  • Royal Court Theatre -
  • Program of London theatres can be found here:
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 ( Concert Halls
  • Royal Festival Hall and Queen Elizabeth Hall - part of Southbank Centre on the river Thames, Closest tube station: Waterloo.
  • Barbican Hall - Closest tube station: Barbican or Moorgate.
  • Royal Albert Hall -

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 ( You can also look for some advice at TKTS ( 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.


We recommend Sadler's Wells Theatre ( - 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).

  • English National Opera -
  • Royal Opera House -


London clubs
  • Ministry of Sound -
  • Fabric -
  • Cafe & Club 1001 -, Brick lane
  • Cargo -, close to Liverpool street station
  • 93 Feet East -
Recommended London traditional pubs

  • Ronnie Scott's -
  • Jazz Cafe -
  • Club 606 -
  • Vortex -
We recommend: London Jazz Festival (it takes place every autumn) - find more info on

Updated on 06/2012.

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