We’ve written several articles over the years about exploring London for people on all types of budgets and interests. I thought I would come back to this topic once more and see what types of interesting activities people can take part in during the evening. I’m currently planning my honeymoon and London is amongst the top five choices along with South Africa, Malaysia, Alaska, and a road trip across the United States. Before the honeymoon date arrives, I’ll also write about interesting things to explore in the other four places just mentioned.
Although London is notoriously known for being expensive, my friend just moved there and was able to find some (relatively) inexpensive retail property in London to start a new business. Good news for me too, as this should make my trip a bit easier should we go there for the honeymoon. So what’s a newlywed couple to do in London during the evening? Explore what the city has to offer of course.
Once the sun sets, the city comes alive after dark. From fresh British comedy to underground music to world class opera – London has it all.
London is known for its great music venues such as the Hays Galleria where the National Symphony Orchestra perform English and International pieces. The SE1 and the BBC Proms series are generally popular with a number of performances throughout the summer such as Delius, Shostakovic, and Davies at the Royal Albert Hall.
Apollo Victoria Theatre
You can’t go to London without seeing a live play. The Apollo has been hosting the play, Wicked, for over a decade now and it continues to thrill audiences on a nightly basis. This place is only stops from the Victoria tube stop in the heart of London’s famous West End theater district. A nice bonus, students are eligible for big discounts on ticket.
Leicester Square is a must see stop in London and it has been recently renovated for the 2012 London Olympics. Leicester Square is made up of various entertainment hot spots such as trendy restaurants, cinemas, high street shops, and pubs. Located in London’s West End, this square comes to life at night.
The Comedy Store
Known as the unofficial center of comedy for the UK, the Comedy Store features performances seven nights a week and conveniently located near the Piccadilly Circus tube stop. The Comedy Store is for over 18s only and popular performances in the past have included Rufus Hound, Jamel Comedy Club troupe, and Laugh Till It Hurts.
The list here could go on and on as there is plenty of fantastic ways to spend an evening in London. Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, watching a classic film at an art-house cinema, live music dens, and getting drunk in a speakeasy are just a few ways to kick back and relax in London.