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London - Ballet, Music & Culture (LHR)

London - Ballet, Music & Culture (LHR)

London is always a treat to visit - -no matter what you are looking for in a city. There are non-stop sights, food, and entertainment.  The city is a complete feast for the eyes - and one of the funnest things to do is just walk around.  There is something special on every corner.

St  Paul's Cathedral   Photo:  Calvin Wood

St  Paul's Cathedral   Photo:  Calvin Wood

If you are looking for an injection of "High Culture" London is sure to satisfy any addict of ballet, music or museums.  The Royal Opera house is a mecca to many - featuring some of the world's best artists on the operatic and dance fronts.  If you are lucky enough to nab tickets to a performance - make sure you show up early enough to enjoy a chilled champagne in the Paul Hamlyn Hall.  It's one of the most glamorous spots in London to people watch.  The architecture is simply stunning.  

The Paul Hamlyn Hall   Photo:  Calvin Wood

The Paul Hamlyn Hall   Photo:  Calvin Wood

Some of my favorite cultural spots include:

  • The National Gallary which features superstar works by Vermeer, Rembrant, van Gogh, Carravagio, da Vinci, and Monet (to name only a few).  Save time for this place!
  • The British Museum with it's Elgin Marbles, Rosetta Stone - and other show stopping artifacts
  • The Academy of St. Martins in the Fields- which is a great place for music almost any night of the week.  
  • And if you are a lover of musicals - you must not miss a show in the West End!

TRAVELER'S TIP

If you have a night out at The Academy of St. Martins in the Fields - arrive early to have dinner in the Crypt (!).  It's a self service cafe - -but it's full of charm.  You will dine under brick vaulted ceilings, with historic tombstones beneath your feet.  Save lots of room as the food is fantastic.

The Crypt - A favorite of both locals and visitors   Photo:  Calvin Wood

The Crypt - A favorite of both locals and visitors   Photo:  Calvin Wood

 

 

 

 

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