With top class venues attracting stars from across the world, you won’t have any trouble having a great night out in London. Whether you’re looking for music, comedy, theatre or dance, check out our guide to the venues where you can catch the best shows in town.
Formerly the infamous Millennium Dome, the O2 Arena now hosts everything from concerts to comedy and much, much more. You’re just as likely to find tennis superstars as rock heavyweights gracing the Arena’s stage. So, who will you see on your visit?
One of the world’s most famous stages, the Royal Albert Hall has hosted some of the biggest names in classical music and theatre, as well as comedy gigs and charity events. If you’re visiting during the summer be sure to check out the venue’s biggest event, the BBC Proms.
Located in the heart of the city on the edge of the theatre district, Covent Garden is more than just a shopping destination. Head to the Piazza for entertaining street performers. From a beautiful aria to some casual knife juggling, you’ll find entertainment around every corner.
Best known for some of the most realistic looking celebrity wax works in the world, Madame Tussauds is also one of London’s top venues. Whether it’s a celebrity launch, awards dinner or after hours’ party, Madame Tussauds World Stage Ballroom is the perfect spot.
Home to The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and The Royal Orchestra, you’re in store for a regal performance at this historic venue. Whether you prefer music or dance, you’ll find landmark productions and timeless classics being performed at the Royal Opera House.
You can catch the latest in contemporary dance or hear the London Symphony Orchestra play under the same roof at the Barbican. As the UK’s leading international arts centre, you’ll find a calendar bursting at the seams with things to do, see and feel inspired by.
Since opening its doors in 1976, the National on the South Bank has produced everything from cutting edge contemporary theatre to festive family favourites. With three theatres and a jam-packed programme of plays, musicals, events and exhibitions all year round, you’ll find a whole lot of entertainment.
One of the largest of London’s Royal Parks, Hyde Park isn’t just a great green space. During the summer months, the park is transformed and plays host to a number of music events. The British Summer Time festival has seen everyone from Take That to Taylor Swift headlining the park.
Boasting one of the greatest collections of paintings in the world, the National Gallery also plays host to some great classical concerts. From classic British composers to modern jazz, sit back and take in some beautiful artwork as you enjoy the music in the National Gallery’s hallowed halls.
One of the world’s most iconic stages, Wembley Stadium has seen everyone from Springsteen to the Spice Girls take to its stage and make the famous “Hello Wembley!” entrance. Having hosted historic shows, like Bob Geldof’s Live Aid concert – what classic moments will you witness on your visit?
Heralded as the birthplace of TV when it broadcast the first ever high definition television in the 1930s, these days Alexandra Palace continues to provide world class entertainment. From giant German Bier festivals to chart topping rock stars, ‘Ally Pally’ has it all. What will you get to see on your visit?
Planning a big night out in the big smoke? Head to clubber’s paradise, Ministry of Sound to enjoy one of the best sound systems in town, award winning light shows and some of the world’s best DJs. This super club continues to be a phenomenon in the dance scene and guarantees a good night.
Wands at the ready, it’s all aboard the Hogwarts Express at the Harry Potter Studio Tour in Leavesden. Experience the magic of the mind blowing film sets, iconic costumes and even sample the sweet tasting Butterbeer!