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More Christmas fun in London! Carols and theatres!

I’m happy to see that so many read our post about Christmas Markets in London. Here you’ll get some more good ideas about what to do and what to see when visiting London in December!

For the first time ever the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London will be open during Christmas and New Year.  From the 22:nd December to 3:d January, this beautiful Victorian open theater will have a show with a mixture of music, theatre and circus – all in the spirit of Shakespeare!  The show is 2 times 30 minutes and though it’s an open air theater you can keep warm by having a nice cup of mulled wine or other warm drink or food  during the break.

A visit to England in Christmas time should always include a Christmas Carols concert! You can visit the daily concerts at Trafalgar Square with different choirs singing, and sometimes dancing, around the huge Christmas tree.

If you prefer indoor concerts, the famous church St. Martins in the Field can offer several fantastic concerts all guaranteed to get you in that special Christmas festive feeling. Especially the Glory of Christmas by candlelight concerts the 10:th and 18:Th December is worth a visit. On the 15:th there is a Family Carols by candlelight and on the 23:rd, Händels “Messiah” is on the program.

Another choice is St. Paul’s Cathedral which have wonderful carol concerts. If you visit London the 15:th of December you can attend the special atmospheric  Celebration of Christmas Concert.

Christmas pantos is a fun British tradition which I love.  You’ll find shows that the whole family will enjoy like The Snowman at the Peacock Theatre or the Life & Adventures of Santa based on the story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The traditional pantos, more suitable for adults and teenagers, are Aladdin at the New Wimbledon Theatre and Cinderella at the Catford’s Broadway Theatre. They both mix magic, comedy, adventure and romance,- truly British! Both theatres are situated in the outskirts of central London and can be reached by local trains.

Enjoy!

Cathrine

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Robbie Williams is back on stage!

Robbie WilliamsAfter three years of silence, one of Britain’s biggest entertainers is back. Robbie Williams, the young boy from Stoke-on-Trent, became famous through the boyband Take That in the early 90s. He then retired three years ago, to many young girls sorrow, including mine. But now he is back in London for one exclusive concert!

On October 11 his new single “Bodies” is released and then the CD “Reality Killed The Video Star” in November. No tour is planned, but this one exclusive concert will be given in London on October 20. This concert is already sold out unfortunately, but instead, BBC will broadcast the concert live in 200 cinemas around Europe.

Tickets will be released for sale on Friday 9th October. All four Nordic contries will have cinemas to visit. Find out where you can see the concert on this link.

– Towe –

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Thomas Hinderssons trip to England, Part VII: Liverpool in 24h

Ladies and Gentlemen yet another day have passed and our vagabond Thomas has now been exploring another famous English town. Here’s Liverpool in 24 hours, boiled down to 10 minutes!

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