London is home to a prolific number of entertainment venues and whatever your hobby, taste and preferences are; you can guarantee that there will be a venue somewhere in London that will be catering for your inner entertainment desires.
With such a vast choice of venues dedicated solely to entertain available, what are London’s most popular entertainment venues?
Since the O2 was opened in 2007, this state-of-the-art venue has become one of the most popular multi-entertainment centres in London. Although the intense popularity of the venue is hardly surprising given the ‘huge’ names that have played at the O2 in a comparatively short time frame. From Prince, Bon Jovi, Tina Turner and Barbara Streisand to the Kings of Leon and Kayne West, one can understand why this 20,000 seat arena manages to sell out many of its gigs.
This world-class entertainment centre is also home to an 11-screen Vue cinema, as well as additional space to hold temporary exhibitions.
Being the largest single-run arts centre in the world and with a desirable riverside location, which after dark, casts a hypotonic reflection of pretty lights onto the Thames’ surface, it is easy to stand in awe of the Southbank Centre.
This majestic cultural hub caters for a wide spectrum of art and cultural-related interests and is undoubtedly one of London’s leading music, artistic, literature and performance events centres. This 21-acre site is the largest centre for the arts in Europe and attracts a whopping three million visitors each year.
The Barbican Centre
This leading London arts complex is made up of a vast concrete estate comprising of 2,000 flats. Whilst the architecture of the buildings has come under debate and criticism, with many regarding the Barbican Centre as being an example of ‘brutalist architecture’, one cannot deny the art complex’s success and popularity.
Comprising of an art gallery, concert hall, theatre, library and cinema, the Barbican Centre attracts a diverse range of exhibitions, performances, films and shows throughout the year and it is not difficult to find some cultural event that will satisfy a varied amount of enriching tastes.