Royal weddings are not the only spectacles to see in England. London has so much to offer pop culture aficionados and lovers of music, movies, and theater. Sceptre’s London Theatre, Movies, and Rock ‘n Roll vacation celebrates all three!
Your hotel will be either the Bloomsbury Hotel near the British Museum and within an easy walk to the Soho and Theatreland area, or the Grosvenor Hotel near Victoria Station and close to Buckingham Palace, the House of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey.
The Classic Rock Legends Tour takes you to see sights going back as far as the 1960’s that shaped the way we listen to music today. Pubs, clubs, boutiques, and avenues — all of which inspired iconic lyrics to popular songs. You will visit Abbey Road and walk the crosswalk like the Beatles, visit the world’s most famous recording studio, and see where rock legends have lived, including Van Morrison, Jimmy Page, and David Bowie.
The Deluxe Theatre Passportfrom Encore Tickets gives you tickets in the Stalls of Dress Circle for a range of musicals and plays in the West End, subject to availability. You will have vouchers to exchange on the morning of your show, so that you choose the evening you would like to attend the theater. Current shows playing include Thriller Live, Stomp, The Woman in Black, Kinky Boots, The Play That Goes Wrong, and Annie.
Enjoy a Black Cab tour and learn all about spies and 007 on the James Bond 007 Spies and Villians tour. You will go through several James Bond filming locations, and visit M15 and M16, the Hotel Europe, Le Circle Casino, and more. You will also see meeting places, drop zones, and homes of real-life spies in London, and learn just how accurately spies have been portrayed in film.
Other Tours to Spark Your Interest
Take a Warner Brothers Studio tour for all things Harry Potter. See sets, props, costumes, and learn about the special and practical effects used in filming the series.
Vist King’s Cross Station and have your picture taken with a luggage trolly at Platform 9 3/4 — with Hedwig!
For die-hard Beatles fans, take a day trip to Liverpool by rail and go on a guided Magical Mystery Tour and visit The Beatles Story exhibition. Or add on an entire side trip to Liverpool and stay in the Hard Days Night Hotel decorated with Beatles-inspired artwork.
A London Rock Music tour will explore London’s more famous rock ‘n roll clubs, neighborhoods, and studios. See Abbey Road, Tin Pan Alley where the Rolling Stones recorded their first album, the Pink Floyd studios, the place where Jimi Hendrix burned his first guitar, and other sites related to the Clash, U2, Queen, The Who, Elton John, Amy Winehouse, Eric Clapton, and many more.
If film is your thing, there are many walking, Black Cab, and bus tours for movies such as the Da Vinci Code, The Kingsman, the Bridget Jones series, Love Actually, and others.
And you don’t have to confine yourself to just one night at the theater! There are many other shows playing in the West End and elsewhere in London.
So book a London Theatre, Movies, and Rock ‘n Roll vacation with Sceptre and satisfy all of your pop culture interests in London this year!