National Portrait Gallery
What makes the National Portrait Gallery so compelling is its familiarity; in many cases you’ll have heard of the subject (royals,...
The ‘royal parish church’ is a delightful fusion of classical and baroque styles. It was completed by James Gibbs in 1726 and serves as...
Fab two-floor spot for a pretheatre glass or some expertly created charcuterie, with informative staff, tempting and affordable £10...
An authentic place in a tourist ghetto, Notes has great coffee, tea and wine. Come for the lunchtime range of salads, sandwiches, soups...
St Martin's Lane · interesting places nearby
London Coliseum information
The London Coliseum is home to the English National Opera (ENO), celebrated for making opera modern and more relevant, as all productions are sung in English. The building, built in 1904 and lovingly restored 100 years later, is very impressive. The English National Ballet also does regular performances at the Coliseum. Tickets range from £12 to £99.
After several years in the wasteland, the ENO received better reviews and welcomed much bigger audiences under the tutelage of music director Edward Gardner, who was succeeded by Mark Wigglesworth in 2015. In 2016 Wigglesworth decided to step down, causing uncertainty in ENO ranks, however the 2016 production of Phillip Glass's Akhnaten was the most successful contemporary opera to date.