Entertainment

Top Choice Theatre in The South Bank

Shakespeare’s Globe

If you love Shakespeare and the theatre, the Globe will knock your theatrical socks off. This authentic Shakespearean theatre is a wooden 'O' without a roof over the central stage area, and although there are covere…
Top Choice Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon

Royal Shakespeare Company

Stratford has two grand stages run by the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company – the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and the Swan Theatre on Waterside – as well as the smaller Other Place. The theatres have witnessed …
Top Choice Football in Liverpool

Liverpool Football Club

Doff o' the cap to Evertonians and Beatle-maniacs, but no single institution represents the Mersey spirit and strong sense of identity more powerfully than Liverpool FC, which dominated British football in the '70s …
Top Choice Theatre in The South Bank

National Theatre

England’s flagship theatre showcases a mix of classic and contemporary plays performed by excellent casts in three theatres (Olivier, Lyttelton and Dorfman). Artistic director Rufus Norris, who started in April 2015…
Top Choice Classical Music in The West End

Wigmore Hall

This is one of the best and most active (more than 400 concerts a year) classical-music venues in town, not only because of its fantastic acoustics, beautiful art nouveau hall and great variety of concerts and recit…
Top Choice Blues in Kensington & Hyde Park

606 Club

Named after its old address on the King's Rd that cast a spell over jazz lovers London-wide back in the '80s, this fantastic, tucked-away basement jazz club and restaurant gives centre stage to contemporary British-…
Theatre in Porthcurno

Minack

In terms of theatrical settings, the Minack takes top billing. Carved into the crags overlooking Porthcurno and the azure-blue Atlantic, this amazing clifftop amphitheatre was the lifelong passion of theatre-lover R…
Top Choice Jazz in The West End

Pizza Express Jazz Club

Pizza Express has been one of the best jazz venues in London since opening in 1969. It may be a strange arrangement, in a basement beneath a branch of the chain restaurant, but it's highly popular. Lots of big names…
Top Choice Live Music in Leeds

Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen

The Belgrave has it all – as well as being the city's best live-music venue, its three floors encompass a huge bar bristling with craft beer taps, two kitchens serving the best street food in town, loads of shared t…
Top Choice Live Music in North London

Jazz Cafe

The name would have you think jazz is the main staple, but it's only a small slice of what's on offer. The intimate club-like space also serves up funk, hip hop, R&B, soul and rare groove, with big-name acts reg…