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 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 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-…
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 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 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…
Top Choice Cinema in Clerkenwell, Shoreditch & Spitalfields

Electric Cinema

Run by Shoreditch House, an uber-fashionable private member's club, this is cinema-going that will impress a date, with space for an intimate 48 on the comfy armchairs. There's a full bar and restaurant in the compl…
Top Choice Jazz in East London

Vortex Jazz Club

With a fantastically varied menu of jazz, the Vortex hosts an outstanding line-up of musicians, singers and songwriters from the UK, US, Europe, Africa and beyond. It’s a small venue so make sure you book if there's…
Top Choice Live Music in Greenwich & South London

O2 Academy Brixton

It’s hard to have a bad night at the Brixton Academy, even if you leave with your soles sticky with beer, as this cavernous former-5000-capacity art-deco theatre always thrums with bonhomie. There’s a properly raked…
Top Choice Theatre in The South Bank

Unicorn Theatre

It seems only natural that one of the first theatres dedicated to young audiences would make its home in a neighbourhood of theatre heavy-hitters. Its rationale is that the best theatre for children should be judged…