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I can’t quite believe that I’ve been living here in London for over four years. FOUR WHOLE YEARS. Firstly, how has time flown by so fast and secondly I’m surprised I’ve been able to afford to live in the city for so long. I’m collaborating with Encore Tickets again to spread the news about all their wonderful entertainment that they promote on their site. And I for one, love the nightlife here in London. There’s always something going on, no matter what time of year, so it’s great for newcomers and tourists who find themselves in the city for the first time.
If you’ve only got a night or two in London, here’s some must do’s whilst you’re here. There are also a few places on this list that I’ve been to myself and can highly recommend.
See A Musical Or Play
If you love the theatre, then you’ll love the variety of musicals and plays currently on in the West End. There’s always an offer on, with many restaurants close by, offering pre-theatre show menus. Whether you look classical or contemporary musicals, hard-hitting or comedy plays, London has it all. A few recommendations to watch are The Book Of Mormon, Les Miserables and The Play That Goes Wrong.
Experience Boylesque For The First Time
I love burlesque, I think it’s a great night out and I’ve seen a couple of burlesque shows before mixed with a bit of cabaret. Something new though that I’d love to see is the aptly named Briefs: Close Encounters, an all-male boylesque group who do circus, burlesque, comedy and perform in drag. For me, this is the ultimate concoction for a memorable night out. I’m so happy to see drag in the mainstream and in commercial shows because it’s yet another step towards encouraging everyone to be who they want to be.
Belly Laugh With Some Comedy Shows
I love comedy and I love to surround myself with people who make me belly laugh. Life’s too short, so give yourself a little laughter and happiness at one of the many comedy nights and clubs that you’ll find around London. It’s great to see emerging artists and famous faces popping up around town so if you’re looking for some inspiration Bill Bailey’s Larks In Transit or The Covent Garden Comedy Club are a good shout.
Dance The Night Away
Perhaps listening to new artists or just dancing like there’s no tomorrow is your idea of a great night out. If so you’re in luck as London is a hub for music performances, gigs and concerts. Get nostalgic with Boyzone’s Farewell Tour (I mean they’re not really boys now) or see Britain’s Got Talent finalists The D-Day Darlings perform at the Union Chapel.
London is my favourite place, even if it gets a little hectic sometimes. It will likely be my home for the new few years before we venture out into the sticks. Have you been to London before? Let me know what you’d like to do when you come to London.
*Disclaimer – This is a collaborative post with Encore Tickets. All words are my own.