REASONS TO VISIT LONDON ON YOUR HOLIDAY

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People come to London for a whole host of reasons. It could be for business, for luxury accommodation like the Shaftesbury Premier London Paddington Hotel or for the countless tourist attractions and fun opportunities on offer. If this doesn’t appeal to you then there are many more draws to the city, catering to people of all tastes and of all ages. Whether you’re here for a week or for a month, there’s always something new to try and even people who live in the city find that they can’t fit it all in. And that proves it, you can never say many things in London but you can never say that you’re bored there as there’s always something new to try.

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Theatre

Next to New York’s Broadway, London has a long spanning history dating back to William Shakespeare’s iconic plays. These days you can even see some of his plays in their original setting of the Globe Theatre and in the traditional style. This is a a great experience for all theatre fans, mixing history with great acting from the Royal Shakespeare Companies impressive rostra of performers and directors. If ye olde English isn’t your thing then there are always dozens of musicals on ofer at one of the many Wets End Theatre’s in London’s Theatre district. These include the Lyceum where you can find the Lion King and The Victoria Theatre where Wicked currently plays. Book your tickets soon though as these shows sell fast! There are many off West End shows you can see including works at the Soho Theatre, Royal Court and the Arcola Theatre where you can see the next stars of tomorrow strut their stuff in new and exciting new writing

Sports

There is a legacy of sporting history in London. From the 2012 Olympic games to the legendary Wembley arena, London has many of the best sporting clubs across all games. The football stadiums of Arsenal, Chelsea, West Ham and Aston Villa are all dotted in different parts of the city. All with their own character, these teams are all in the premier division of the British football league and have some of the best players in the world playing for them. Not only this but many of the stadiums in Lodnon also host other sports such as American Footbal and Rugby at Twickenham whilst the yearly Wimbledon tennis championship brings the hoi polloi of celebrities and royal family to its high profile and stylish tennis games.

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Music

From the swinging sixties to the emergence of Grime music, London has been at the forefront of the international music scene for most of contemporary history. With amazing musicians having graced stages all over the city and with much homegrown talent being inspired by the city itself, it is always easy to find a new venue to listen to acts ranging all genres. From the O2 Brixton Academy to the Kentish Town Forum, there is always a plethora of artists to choose from. If you’re strapped  for cash there are plenty venues where you can catch a free gig, including the Shacklewell arms and the Old Blue Last in Dalston and Shoreditch respectively, which show the more underground and left field acts of contemporary London.

Art

London has many galleries showing the works of such masters as H.W Turner and Damian Hirst, and what’s more, many of the galleries are free. The Tate Modern and the Tate Britain focus on contemporary works from British and international artists whilst the National Portrait Gallery and the Wallace Collection span as far back as medieval works.