Theaters and Musicals

All the world's a stage, so they say, but the best are found in London. At any time of year, the city's theatre offering is incredibly diverse, with Shakespearean heavyweights and Hollywood stars regularly treading the boards of the West End. Whether you're travelling to London for business or leisure, it's worth taking in a show, and the Montcalm London Marble Arch is minutes from some of the city's best theatres.

Chicago

Set in 1920s Chicago, this musical tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two showgirls who are incarcerated for murder. The musical is one of America's longest-running productions and has been shown continuously since its West End revival in 1997. It's currently on at the Garrick Theatre and features a number of catchy tunes, jazz instrumentals and fast-paced dancing.

Wicked

Wicked the musical is a prequel to the Wizard of Oz and was first premiered on Broadway in 2003. The musical brings to light a completely new perspective - of the so-called Wicked Witch of the West, and is hugely popular in the West End.

The Mousetrap

An Agatha Christie classic, murder mystery The Mousetrap has been shown continuously at St Martin's Theatre since 1952. It's the longest running show of any type in the world and has been breaking records ever since. The answer to this most enduring of whodunnits is one of London's best-kept secrets - at the start of every performance, the audience is asked not to disclose the ending's twist.

Classical and Opera

London is world famous for its musicals, theatre and opera. Staying at the Montcalm London Marble Arch gives you easy access to all the city has to offer.

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House, featuring both the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet, is home to world-class opera, music, ballet and dance. Hosting numerous events throughout the year including concerts, talks and workshops, the site has hosted performances since the early 1700s.

Barbican Centre

The Barbican is Europe's largest multi-arts and conference venue, offering a wide range of art, music, theatre, dance, film and creative learning events. The London Symphony Orchestra and the BBC Symphony Orchestra are perform in the Concert Hall. It also houses three performance spaces, three cinema screens, an art gallery and a number of restaurants, and is moments from The Montcalm at the Brewery.

Opera Holland Park

Enjoy a plethora of operatic performances every June and July staged under a huge temporary canopy in Holland Park. The spectacular structure is able to cover 1000 seats in addition to the stage. The venue also accommodates two bars serving snacks, beverages and light meals.

Live Music

There's nothing quite like live music to stir the soul, and London has some of the best. Take in a gig or two while staying at The Montcalm five-star hotel in London.

Ronnie Scott's

This legendary jazz institution in Soho is the first club in London to host jazz musicians from the USA. Popular artists including Nina Simone and Van Morrison have performed here. The club features live jazz nights most nights and is a must visit for jazz aficionados.

Waxy o 'Connor's

Known by many as the 'Tree Pub', Waxy's is a fantastic spot for a night out. After all, there aren't many bars seemingly constructed around a giant tree trunk. Of course, there's more to this London hotspot than the dcor, with live music almost every night. With four bars spread over six levels, you're sure to find an atmosphere that suits your mood.

The 100 club

First called the Feldman Swing Club, the 100 Club is a music venue in Oxford Street and has now acquired legendary status on the British music scene. The popular club has hosted a wide range of artists from The Sex Pistols and the Rolling Stones to Travis, Sinead O'Connor and the White Stripes.

Nightclubs

London's clubs are justifiably famous, and there are a number of options located close to The Montcalm's five-star hotel in London.

Ministry of Sound

Situated in a converted bus garage in Elephant and Castle, this is the most famous of them all, thanks to its big-name DJs, 150 dB sound system and capacity of more than 5,000 people. If you love to dance, this is definitely the spot for you; it even features a sprung floor specially designed to prevent legs from tiring, and it was the first nightclub to have a 24-hour dance licence.

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