London in Winter is truly magical, the architecture mixed with the crisp weather makes it stand out above the rest. If you’re planning a trip to this beautiful city, here are some gigs, events and more for you to take a look at! You can book the majority of events through Ticketmaster, or other leading ticket retailers.
You can’t go to London without sampling some of the theatre shows on offer to you. With such a range to choose from, here are the most popular:
Also known as Les Mis, this musical is based on a novel of the same name by French Poet Victor Hugo. The show in London has been running since its debut in 1985, and can be found in the Queens Theatre (Westminster). The musical takes place in 19th Century France, and focuses itself around the story of Jean Valjean. Valjean, after serving 19 years in prison, is on a quest for redemption – however the character is swept up in the French revolution. With a great cast, it’s not one to miss.
The Phantom of the Opera
Based on a novel of the same name, The Phantom of the Opera is a musical based in a theatre around the year 1881. Christine Daée, the soprano, is being taught by a phantom who haunts the theatre. Opened in 1986 by Andrew Llyod Webber, the show celebrated its 10 000th show in the US back in 2012. With outstanding performances and beautiful songs, you won’t want to miss this show if you visit London next year!
After cancelling her last few tour dates due to illness, Lady Gaga is back with her Joanne tour and is hitting London first. Tickets are selling fast, but there are still some good seats available if you are thinking of seeing her live in concert.
Also on at the o2 is Paramore. Back with their After Laughter Tour, the band has put together quite the show. With influences from the 90s, the band has taken on a new vibe since their emo days – definitely a great show to go and watch if you’re into your alternative music.
Queen & Adam Lambert
On tour again with Adam Lambert, two of the original Queen members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, will be visiting the o2 arena ready to bring you classics such as “Under Pressure”, “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Killer Queen”.
In Feb, you’ll be able to catch Jimmy Carr in Wimbledon in one of his amazing stand up gigs. If you’re into one liners, punny jokes and deadpan comedy, this will be the show for you. If you’re not a fan of being picked on though, don’t stand near the front!
London Blues Week
Held at the 100 Club, London Blues Week is a week-long event that includes blues acts from around the country. Next year, you can expect Ben Poole, Joe Louis Walker and Bernie Marsden.
Guest post by Gina Kay Daniel