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
Man Of La Mancha at London Coliseum – 26 Apr to 8 Jun 2019 – Kelsey Grammer will be starring alongside Danielle de Niese and Nicholas Lyndhurst in Man of La Mancha
Man Of La Mancha at St. Martin-in-the-Fields – 3 May to 17 Sep 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.
Man Of La Mancha at Barbican Hall – 24 May 2019 – Hear the BBC Symphony Orchestra play some classical music by Mahler and Thomas Larcher at Barbican Hall.
Man Of La Mancha at Barbican Hall – 25 May 2019 – Sir Antonio Pappano and the Orchestra of Santa Cecilia will be performing Mahler's Sixth Symphony at the Barbican
Man Of La Mancha at Barbican Hall – 26 May 2019 – Thomas Ades and the Britten Sinfonia will be playing some music by Gerald Barry and Beethoven's Choral Symphony at Barbican Hall.
Man Of La Mancha at Barbican Hall – 30 May 2019 – Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Beethoven, Bartok and Cage.
Look for more guided tours in May
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