Live performance is the backbone of London’s art scene and any list of upcoming shows will act as testament to this.
Music, theatre, comedy, opera, educational talks, contemporary dance; you name it, it’s here in the capital. To use the old cliché, there is something here for absolutely everyone – unless you hate the arts, but if that’s true, London is not the place for you!
To celebrate London’s live scene and give you an example of some of the spectacular places there are to see a performance, we’ve put together a guide of some of the best venues in the city. Take a seat and enjoy the show.
One of the most historic entertainment venues in all of London, Alexandra Palace is an incredible place to see a performance.
Hosting everything from sporting events to incredible gigs, the grand, cavernous interior of the Ally Pally provides the most sensational of surroundings for any event. The World Snooker Masters, Ben Howard and Clean Bandit are just a few of the events coming up here.
Another iconic venue, the Roundhouse puts on some of the finest contemporary theatre in the city with a smattering of world-class bands and acts thrown in for good measure.
Not only does this venue put on some incredible shows, it also supports up-and-coming talent through its artistic programme.
If you are after something a little different, this is the place for you.
The O2 is widely regarded as one of the best venues for music in the entire country. Despite it seating up to 20,000 people, the sound is always of the highest quality, wherever you happen to be in the arena.
Some of the biggest names in music have played here, and the arena regularly hosts sports, award ceremonies, and all manner of other events as well.
When it comes to theatre, London really is spoiled for choice. The West End alone is jam-packed with some of the finest artistic establishments in the world. However, the National Theatre on the Southbank offers such a wide variety of performances it gets a worthy nod in this list.
It also happens to be a stone’s throw away from incredible establishments like the Tate Modern, Shakespeare’s Globe and the Hayward Gallery, so if you fancy an afternoon of the arts before catching a show, you are in the right place.
Whichever venue you choose, the Kensington Park Hotel London is perfectly placed to accommodate you during your stay in the capital.