London is the epitome of the city that never sleeps. For centuries, visitors have been flocking to the city to experience its cultural scene, taking in the unforgettable sights and sounds of the capital, and witnessing some of the biggest stage productions and street events in history. You can be assured that, during your period of study in London with the UK College of Business and Computing (UKCBC), there will be an annual calendar of events to keep you entertained.
As one of the leading centres of the music industry, London plays host to some of the biggest and brightest acts in the world. Whatever your musical tastes, the myriad venues – which range from small clubs to multi-million pound arenas such as The O2 – offer live music and performance events that cater for all your musical needs.
London’s West End Shows
London’s rich legacy of hosting the very best theatrical shows is rivalled only by that of New York City’s Broadway, with both independent shows and massive productions standing side-by-side and ready to entertain. The settings are a spectacle in themselves, with acclaimed locations as the Old Vic and the London Palladium hosting some of the most renowned productions in modern theatre.
Contemporary or classical, performance or multimedia, London offers an extensive array of exhibitions throughout the year which enable you to experience a taste of British and international culture. With museums such as the British Museum, Tate Modern, National Gallery and the Hayward Gallery all hosting regular exhibitions and events, you have plenty to discover during your time in the capital.
London’s Street Events
Events in London aren’t confined to the walls of theatres and museums, the streets also come alive with inspiring displays of sound and colour. From the annual Notting Hill Carnival to the Lord Mayor’s Show, London is the beating heart of culture in the UK, bringing together its proud diverse communities.