How about a guided tour around the Royal Albert Hall? It's one of world's most prestigious entertainment venues, with history dating all the way back to Queen Victoria, but most people only see it during a performance.
On this tour you'll learn about its history as you walk around the corridors. You'll also see inside some of the rooms where you're not usually allowed to go, like the Queen's Private Suite and the Royal Retiring Room. After that you'll enter the auditorium itself, and enjoy a birds' eye view from the standing gallery that runs around the top (if you've never been up there, then you're in for a treat).
Craig has tried this himself, and quite enjoyed it. Read his review of the Royal Albert Hall tour on his blog before you go, so you can get an idea what it's like. Feel free to ask him some questions. You might also like to read about the time he saw a Proms concert at the Royal Albert Hall.
> Craig’s review of this event – “I've never been inside the Royal Albert Hall before and I'm quite looking forward to it. The closest I've ever got to the auditorium is watching The Proms on the telly -- the bit where they all stand up waving the Union Jack like we've just won the World Cup. It's definitely one of London's best-looking buildings from the outside -- let's hope it's pretty on the insid… continued”
Sunday organ recitals at St Paul’s Cathedral – Every Sun (apart from the last Sun of the month) – Listen to one of the country's finest organists play on the Grand Organ at St Paul's every Sunday
Lunchtime concerts at St. Martin-in-the-Fields – 1 Mar to 31 May 2019 (selected dates only) – St Martin-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square usually puts on a free classical music recitals a couple of times each week.
Shostakovich and Strauss — London Symphony Orchestra – 27 Mar 2019 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Shostakovich and Strauss at Barbican Hall.
Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Balakirev – 28 Mar 2019 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some music by Shostakovich, Rachmaninov and Balakirev at Barbican Hall.
Russian National Philharmonic Orchestra – 29 Mar 2019 – The Russian National Philharmonic will be playing some classical music by Shostakovich and Tchaikovsky at Cadogan Hall.
Richard Strauss and Iain Bell, at Barbican Hall – 31 Mar 2019 – The London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Richard Strauss and Iain Bell at Barbican Hall.
English Concert, performing Handel’s Semele – 5 Apr 2019 – The English Concert and Clarion Choir will be giving a performance of Handel's Semele at Barbican Hall
Look for more guided tours in March
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|Classical music in April|
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