London – a culturally vibrant city
London is one of the most visited cities in the world, due to its rich means of entertaining. People can visit museums, see plays, go to concerts and shopping. It is a wide range of possibilities for every taste and every age. This helps the economy of the United Kingdom and attracts millions of tourists. In additions to this, Londoners are known for their pleasure of going to pubs on weekends, eating in restaurants after they finish their work schedule and enjoying the beauty of the nature while walking or reading in parks.
If we were to describe London’s culture in numbers, this is how it would sound: 850 art galleries, top 10 museums in the world, 17.000 concerts each year, 175 museums, 240 festivals every year, 3rd cinematographic productions center in the world, 900 bookshops, 4 UNESCO heritage sites, 800 cinemas and 400 public libraries. Some of London’s best known cultural symbols are: Big Ben, the Tate Galleries, the black vehicle, the British Museum, the Notting Hill Carnival, the O2 Arena, Buckingham Palace and the red telephone box.
Let us see what kind of cultural activities can be done in this amazing capital. First of all, the opera lovers can go and listen to excellent orchestral music, played by some of the most talented musicians, like the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra, and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. The main places where classic music and ballet shows can be enjoyed are the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Opera House and the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
If you love to listen to other genres, then you have chosen the right place. London is famous for many celebrities. Adele, Coldplay, Radiohead, Leona Lewis, One Direction, Joss Stone and Oasis are just some of the important names in the music industry. Thankfully, you can hear them play live at many festivals that London has to offer every year. The most famous one is the Notting Hill Carnival that attracts over 1 million people.
If there are theatre fans amongst you, you will be thrilled to find about major places like the West End theatre (West End), The Globe, the National Theatre (South Bank), The Royal Court Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company (Stratford). Art collectors and admirers will be surprised at the great number of galleries. Important collections can be seen at the National Gallery, Tate Modern and The Royal Academy. For contemporary art consumers there are special galleries like the Saatchi Gallery and the White Cube.
However, the museums should not be neglected. The British Museum, the Royal Academy of Arts and The Dulwich Picture Gallery have millions of artifacts, beautiful collections and interesting masterpieces. Entertainment for young people is to be found at every corner. There are many good and popular clubs and pubs where they love to hang out: the Ministry of Sound, The UCL Bloomsbury, Shepherds Bush Empire, the Avenue of Stars and The Black Cap.
For the visitors that would like to go to a certain area in or around London, there are many great options. Some of the most interesting places are: Trafalgar Square (the National Gallery), South Kensington (the Royal Albert Hall and the Natural History Museum), Greenwich, South Bank (with the London Eye and the Queen Elizabeth Hall) and Bankside (Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre).
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