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Music and Theatre

London is home to a vast selection of music events and theatres. Here are just a few of the venues you can visit.

Royal Albert Hall

On the edge of South Kensington sits the Royal Albert Hall, a concert venue built in 1871. The venue hosts over 350 events every single year including shows, exhibitions, concerts, public meetings and award ceremonies.

For more information and upcoming events, click here.

Royal College of Music

Opposite the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal College of Music in London offers training to those at various levels studying classical music, varying from history to music psychology. RCM’s main concert venues host performances throughout the year, including recitals, opera, ballet and other music events.  

For information on upcoming events at the Royal College of Music, click here.


There are many smaller, more intimate theatres located in Kensington, such as Finborough Theatre, which host plays all year round. Cadogan Hall is also located nearby that has a wide range of shows suitable for all.

Live music

If live music is more your cup of tea, there are plenty of places to visit including bars, pubs and clubs that offer live music. If you are staying in the area you are bound to find something to suit you nearby. 

If you are looking for a hotel near to these venues, try out The Nadler Kensington.

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Dominion Theatre

The Dominion Theatre on Tottenham Court Road in Soho plays host to some of the most popular theatre shows. It first opened in 1929 and has also been used as a popular music venue as well as a theatre. With its Art Deco design and spectacular interiors, the Dominion Theatre is a firm favourite with visitors to the city. To see what’s on when you’re visiting click here.

Apollo Theatre

Located on one of London’s busiest streets, this Shaftesbury Avenue theatre is one of the most attractive theatres in London. The Grade II listed building opened in 1901 and has been the home of various productions over the years. The high balconies and steep seating is not ideal for those with vertigo but offers excellent views of the stage. For info and tickets click here.

The O2 Academy Brixton

O2 Academy Brixton has a capacity of 5,000 people and has hosted many musical performances, reward shows and concerts since opening in 1929. The venue has a capacity of over 4,100 people and the magnificent interior has been preserved for many years. The venue is considered incredibly atmospheric and has won Venue of the Year several times.

Shepherd’s Bush Empire

This venue opened in 1903 and is another of the O2 franchise. Used as a BBC television studio for much of the 1950s, the venue now presents shows from many popular artists and bands.