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MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE I'M A LONDONER

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A travel journal to London by lak11

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Covent Garden

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Attraction | "A TRIP TO COVENT GARDEN"

Covent Garden Photo, London, England
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~~A TRIP TO COVENT GARDEN~~ I was born in London but moved to the Essex/London borders some years ago. When I moved out I chose to not go so far that we weren't within easy reach of the London underground network as I thought there would be many times when travelling into the city was necessary for my family, for both work and leisure. I still live close to a central line underground station although I don't often travel into the capital but my grown up children do fairly frequently. It's helpful for them that we do live near to a station. I've always enjoyed the capital, especially its West End. I used to work in the city and go out in the city with friends. And shopping in Ox...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 28, 2012

Covent Garden
Covent Garden
London, England WC2
+44 20 7836 9136

Her Majesty's Theatre

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Attraction | "An Opera Ghost, Prima Donna AND an Angel of Music... "

Her Majesty's Theatre Photo, London, England
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Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's, 'The Phantom of the Opera' first opened at Her Majesty's Theatre, in London's Haymarket, in September 1986 and is now in it's 24th year. It is said to be the most successful musical, in a financial sense, ever. It is definitely one of the most popular. 'Phantom of the Opera' is shown in many countries, with great acclaim. It has won many awards worldwide.BACKGROUNDA French author named Gaston Leroux had his book published in 1911 but, unfortunately, sales weren't especially great. In 1925 Lon Chaney senior starred in the film version. And then, in 1986, we had Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical version, with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman playing the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 16, 2010

Her Majesty's Theatre
Haymarket
London, England SW1Y4QL
+44 (207) 494 5400

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BIRTHDAY TREATI love going to the theatre so when I heard Sweeney Todd was opening in London, in 2012, I thought this an ideal treat for my daughter’s nineteenth birthday. The icing on the cake was Michael Ball playing the starring role as the infamous Mr Sweeney Todd. My daughter (musical theatre student) was well up for this and so was my husband. I admit being dubious as to whether this would really be a story for me to see onstage as I don’t like the story of Sweeney Todd, me being a little squeamish , but I thought as this was a musical, I’d try my hardest to be brave. BOOKING TICKETSI booked at the theatre before the show opened (it had been showing in Chic...Read More

Queens Theatre

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Attraction | "LES MISERABLES-a truly brilliant musical"

Queens Theatre Photo, London, England
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This year brings us the 25th anniversary year of the musical stage version of Les Miserables. As it is an important anniversary, Les Miserables will be running for a limited time at both The Queen's Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, and at the Barbican, This is the only musical to be shown at two London theatres at the same time.In my opinion Les Miserables is the most incredible show I have ever seen and probably ever will. For me it has everything and, as a treat for my son's twenty-first birthday in January, I will be taking my family to see it again. This will be my son and his girlfriend's first time to see this show. I think my son became so fed up with myself, my husband and my youngest ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 16, 2010

Queens Theatre
51 Shaftesbury Avenue
London, England W1D 6BA
+44 20 7494 5041

Adelphi Theatre, The Strand

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Attraction | "LET'S ALL GO DOWN THE STRAND"

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THE ADELPHI THEATREThe Adelphi Theatre is situated in The Strand London. This is in the heart of London’s theatre land. HISTORYThe current building is the fourth one on this site. The original one (Sans Pareil) was founded by a merchant (John Scott) and his daughter, in 1806. The theatre reopened in 1819 as The Adelphi and then often showed plays by Charles Dickens. It has a history of theatre buildings being closed, demolished and reopened. In 1993 Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s theatre company (The Really Useful Group) bought the theatre and after refurbishments it showed Chicago from 1997 until 2006. Currently The Adelphi Theatre is hosting S...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 11, 2012

Adelphi Theatre, The Strand
411-412 Strand
London, England WC2E 7NA
020 7344 0055