In the City of Westminster, the entertainment district of the West End has its focus attuned to and around Leicester Square, where London and world film premieres are held.
The West End of London is an area of central London containing many of the city’s major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings and last but not least its entertainment venues.
London is the home of Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose musicals have dominated the West End theatre since the late 20th century. The United Kingdom’s Royal Ballet, English National Ballet, Royal Opera and English National Opera are based in London and perform at the Royal Opera House, the London Coliseum, Sadler’s Wells Theatre and the Royal Albert Hall and apart to that, they tour the country.
Oxford Street in London is a busy pedestrian and traffic road located in the City of Westminster in the West End of London. It is famous as one of the busiest shopping centers of not just London but all of Europe.
London is home to designers Vivienne Westwood, Galliano, Stella McCartney, Manolo Blahnik, and Jimmy Choo among others; its renowned art and fashion schools make it an international centre of fashion alongside Paris, Milan, and New York City.
Fun in London
A big feaure of London is its plurality and multiculturalism. Because of this it offers a great variety of cuisine. Right from Bangladeshi restaurants of Brick Lane and the Chinese food restaurants of Chinatown. There are also Indian, Caribbean restaurants and snacks joints.
The year beginning events are New Year’s Day Parade, fireworks display at the London Eye.
Notting hill which is to the north of Kensington also has a lot to offer visitors and tourists. The place is a mix of artists, middle class yuppie families, celebrity residents and socialites. It is known throughout the world in hosting the world’s second biggest carnival. Notting hill is home to the famous Portobello Road markets.
London has played a significant role in the film industry, and has major studios at Ealing and a special effects and post-production community centred in Soho. London is a major centre for television production, with studios including BBC Television Centre, The Fountain Studios and The London Studios. Many television programmes have been set in London, including the popular television soap opera EastEnders, broadcast by the BBC since 1985.
As far as music is concerned, London has numerous venues for rock and pop concerts, including large arenas such as Earls Court, Wembley Arena and the O2 Arena, as well as many mid-sized venues, such as Brixton Academy, the Hammersmith Apollo and the Shepherd’s Bush Empire. Multitude of music festivals, including the Wireless Festival, are held in London.