‘Ladies and Gentlemen from around the world, it’s ShowTime! Take your pick; we’ve got sports, theatre, festivals, art and culture. So what are you waiting for, raise the curtain, turn up the volume, admire the work or fill your glass? Let the entertainment begin!’
I’ll put this out there straight away, see what you think? London is ‘the’ entertainment capital of the world! It’s a bold statement, but bear with us, and let us show you why we think it is. Want a top theatre show? See a world-class performer. Let those emotions go through the roof with some show-stopping sporting action. London has it all, often on the same day, at the same time! Let’s take you on tour around entertainment London.
We’re not talking theatre, not just yet! This is live music of every genre you care to mention. Rock you want? Iron Maiden or Foo Fighters are at the O2 Arena or Wembley. Perhaps you’re looking for some jazz? Ronnie Scotts is the place for you. Looking for classical, then The Barbican or The Royal Albert Hall, especially during the Proms season in the summer. Want something a little more intimate? Then upstairs in a pub will be the place for you. There will be an upcoming band practising their craft, perhaps a name for the future? No matter where or the size of the venue, every day, across the city music is happening. London is calling!
It’s all in a show
If the theatre is your passion, then the West End is where to be seen. Most theatres are conveniently situated in the Soho region, that’s central London. Then it’s deciding upon what to see, a musical, ballet, opera, spoken word, comedy or dance. Name a show, and you can be sure it’s probably on. Add in top Hollywood names and internationally known performers. It’s a recipe for quality entertainment.
When you consider that London is currently home to six Premier League football teams, add in the many lower league teams, well you’re in football heaven! That’s your weekend sorted. If you prefer a smaller ball, London is the home of Cricket (that’ll be Lords). You’ll also find Rugby at Twickenham. Prefer the immaculate green lawns of tennis? There’s Queens or Wimbledon ready to welcome you, strawberries and cream will be on the menu. Add in the other specialist sports held in the arenas and stadiums across the city, throughout the year. All your sporting passions are covered. It’s not inconceivable that most could take place on the same day. You’ll have to choose which one to see!
Summer is the festival season, and London has its fair share of top festival entertainment. There will be over 20 music festivals in the capital this summer! Not forgetting to mention The Proms, Notting Hill Carnival and various independent festivals from the different cultures that make London their home. That’s at least one festival for every weekend throughout the summer months. Think you can handle that?
There’s no denying that London is a premier destination for the ‘big show’. A city that covers all musical genres, sporting and theatre tastes. Are you looking for entertainment? Look no further than London, see told you! It’s the city of entertainment.