The summer months call for a city break or two if you have the annual leave from work to allow it and with plenty of events running throughout the upcoming months, London would be an ideal city to consider for your escape. With a jam-packed calendar that will have something that appeals to everyone, London is a hotbed of multi-cultural delights that enlighten, enthral and entertain. A stay in the city needn’t break the bank, with plenty of websites such as https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/book/london-hotels providing excellent deals on city centre accommodation, so that you can spend your hard-earned cash on things that really matter – the events in the capital that will make your visit stand out and be counted.
While it’s certainly not to everyone’s taste, the Proms in the Park that continue throughout July and August are an absolute must if you’re at all classically influenced. Classical music often has a stigma attached to it that makes many people ignore it completely, but give it a chance and you will see why millions watch and listen as the music inspires them.
On the 7th September, this year’s Proms come to a close, with the Last Night of the Proms being held at the regal Royal Albert Hall. Meanwhile, Proms in the Park reaches its climax too, in the heart of Hyde Park. Combining the best of both classical and popular music, the event will be enjoyed by thousands and you could be one of them for £35 a ticket.
With a special performance by Bryan Ferry, formerly of Roxy Music fame, this year, the evening will provide some spectacular musical offerings that flawlessly combine aspects of both genres. No stranger to the role, Terry Wogan is back to present the evening once again, contributing to the fantastic atmosphere that always encompasses the show.
A special performance by violin virtuoso, Nigel Kennedy, can also be expected, before he zips off to the Royal Albert Hall for his second innings. You can also expect some fun-filled frolics from Dame Edna Everage, who will be leading the sing-a-long.
Added entertainment from the Red Hot Chili Pipers and Craig Charles Fantasy Funk Band are also part of the line-up, which guarantee to provide upbeat entertainment for all.
While the £35 ticket is certainly worth the pennies, you could always upgrade to hospitality package for something extra special. Alternatively, pre-order an indulgent hamper for you to enjoy – a perfect accompaniment to the evening, for £65 per hamper for two.
Gates open at 5:15pm and the evening is expected to continue until approximately 10:30pm. While this gives you plenty of time to rush for the last train home, why ruin the night by panicking about missing your transport? Booking an affordable hotel room in the city won’t add much more to your weekend budget but will give you the extra peace of mind you need to ensure a truly unforgettable evening at the Proms in the Park. What are you waiting for? Tickets are on sale, now.
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