Music

Royal Festival Hall. With accommodation for an audience numbering 3,000 and with perfect acoustics, this is one of the most notable concert halls in Europe. Famous artistes and orchestras appear almost daily, as advertised. There is a first-class restaurant overlooking the river Thames.

Queen Elizabeth Concert Hall opened in 1967 adjoins the Royal Festi- val Hall. Perfect acoustics, comfortable seats for 1,100 and a constant series of concerts. In the same block is the Purcell Room (372 seats) used for recitals, etc.

The Royal Albert Hall with room for an audience of 7,000 is one of the largest concert halls in the world and has a constant range of orchestral concerts, recitals, etc. Very popular are the Promenade Concerts arranged by the B.B.C. each summer. The Hall has a very fine organ.

The Royal Opera House is used also for ballet, and so is Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Some of the London boroughs stage attractive Festivals of music and arts and first-class military and other bands play in the Victoria Embankment Gardens and public parks.

Lists of fixtures for all these attractions can be obtained from ticket agencies, and by perusing the London Press.

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