Monthly Archives: February 2014

Apollo Victoria Theatre

Apollo Victoria Theatre showing Wicked

The Apollo Victoria Theatre is the largest theatre in London – it has 2500 seats. It opened in 1930 and was originally a cinema and variety theatre. In 1981 it became a popular theatre for musicals, showing The Sound of Music and then Starlight Express from 1984 to 2002. Currently showing: Wicked. Wicked opened on 27th September 2006 and stars Idina Menzel…

Student Visas to study in London

New Points System for Student Visa in England / UK The immigration system to England and the UK changed in March 2009. But some aspects remain the same. The main change is intended to overseas students who want to work in England and / or studying for more than six months in England and the United Kingdom. See…

Do you need a Visa to go to London?

How to get a tourist visa to London, England: Many tourist receive a tourist visa on arrival in England, UK. i.e. the visa is obtained on arrival at the airport, before collecting their luggage. For example, Brazilians do not need to get a tourist visa before leaving Brazil to visit the United Kingdom. i.e. it…

London’s Top 50 Tourist Landmarks

London is a honey pot of culture, art, entertainment, history, shopping and fine dining. You could spend a year in London and still not see everything. If you have three weeks, you might be able to see all of these.Know the main Landmarks in London: London is a great city in England, with several tourist attractions…

The Apollo Theatre

The Apollo Theatre

The Apollo Theatre first opened in 1901. Shaftesbury Avenue was a newly created road in London and a plot of land was quickly bought by Henry Lowenfeld. The Apollo was designed specifically for musical theatre rather than plays. It was the first Edwardian theatre in London as it opened just am month after the death of Queen Victoria.…

Ambassadors Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre

Ambassadors Theatre is one of the smallest theatres in London’s “Theatreland” – it only seats 195 people in the Dress Circle and 251 in the stalls. It was first opened in 1913 and was built to provide a more personal playhouse for smaller performances. It is a Grade II listed building. Ambassadors Theatre was home…

Aldwych Theatre

Aldwych Theatre

The Aldwych Theatre is in Aldwych in London. It seats 1200 people over three levels and dates back to 1905 by Seymour Hicks. It is now a Grade II listed building. It has had a rich history. Laurence Olivier directed A Streetcar Named Desire in 1949 and in 1960 the  Royal Shakespeare Company of Stratford-upon-Avon moved in and stayed until 1982.…

Adelphi Theatre

Adelphi

The Adelphi Theatre is one of the most popular West End theatres. It is on The Strand within London’s “Theatreland”. It was first built in 1806 and has undegone many renovations since. It is now a Grade II listed building.  The Adelphi seats 1500 people and has shown many classic plays and musicals including My Fair Lady, The Jungle Book,…