No matter what time of year you choose to visit London, you’ll never struggle to find great entertainment. Fans of classical music can find a plethora of venues that showcase incredible performers from all over the world.
When you check into your room at one of our 5 Star London hotels, you’ll find yourself at the centre of a bustling district surrounded by famous venues. If you’re planning a trip with friends and you’re hoping to catch the latest classical performances, be sure to check out these popular spots.
Royal Opera HouseBow Street, London
With a history that stretches back to the 17th century, the Royal Opera House is one of London’s longest-standing creative arts venues and remains as one of its most popular to this day. Since its inception, the grand hall has provided a stage for a long list of great performers. Throughout the 18th century, famous productions such as The Way of the World by William Congreve drew in thousands of spectators from around the world. Today it is still considered an honour to perform at the Royal Opera House and if you’re looking for the best of classical music in London, there are few places that measure up.
Wigmore HallWigmore Street, London
Anyone within the classical music community will be familiar with this iconic Victorian music hall. It was built during the turn of the century between 1899 and 1901 by a popular German piano manufacturer that had a showroom next door. The gorgeous décor offers a perfect example of the gorgeous Victorian design that can be found throughout London. Wigmore Hall has a smaller capacity than some of the city’s larger venues but the atmosphere in the intimate setting is incredible.
Handel House MuseumBrook Street, London
Many famous artists and performers have called London home throughout the years and have left behind a legacy for visitors to uncover. Famous composer, George Frideric Hendel settled in London during the early 18th century and today the house in which he practised is open to the public. Not only can you browse the antiques and artwork within his former residence, but if you time it right, you can catch one of the many performances that are hosted there throughout the year.
Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London
Perhaps one of London’s most well-known of music venues, the famous Royal Albert Hall has been a popular tourist attraction for over 150 years. The vast hall can seat over 5000 people and stages several sell-out shows throughout the year. As well as a long list of global superstars, the RAH is the official host of the Proms. The annual event draws in thousands of music fans and celebrities from around the world. If you’re hoping to experience the best of what London has to offer, there’s no better place to experience the magic of classical music than the Royal Albert Hall.