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A REFRESH OF CULTURE IN LONDON – WHAT TICKETS TO GET? 

George Maguire

Image via Unsplash.
March 2021 
 
Signs are showing that 2021 will close the final chapter of the globally prevalent COVID virus. With this will come a happy restoration to our freedoms and our abilities to enjoy culture; whether this is in our favourite restaurants, museums, views, gardens or theatres – the list goes on. Here are some of the destinations that the Culture Calling team are beyond eager to get back to in London…. 
 
 
1. Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew – link here 
 

 
Kew Garden’s famous tropical greenhouses. Image from Unsplash.
 
 
A verifiable South West London gem, The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew is a hugely popular destination with its countless gardens, vast greenhouses and world-beating collections of botanical and mycological species. From the cactus houses, tropical greenhouses to the Lake and Sackler Crossing this beautiful place that will leave a mark on you and get you thinking about the overgrown shrubs in your backyard…
 
Get your tickets here
Where? Kew Gardens, Richmond, TW9 3AF, London.
 
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2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – link here
 

 
Back in action from 21st July. Image via Unsplash
 
With heavy hints dropped recently about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child being made into a full-length film, now is a perfect time to get your tickets booked for the acclaimed show in London. Director John Tiffany and Writer Jack Thorne have mastered the conversion from pages to stages; bringing alive the characters, sets and plotlines that we all know so well. Expect it to be magical with Jamie Harrison’s work with the illusions on stage…
 
Get your tickets here
Where? 113 Shaftesbury Ave, Soho, W1D 5AY, Palace Theatre, London
 
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3. Regents Park Open Air Theatre – Romeo & Juliet – tickets here
 

 
Shakespeare’s classic in open air format. Image via Culturewhisper.com
 
 
Shakespeare’s timeless tale needs no introduction. Returning to Regents Park Open Air Theatre in 2021 and deftly directed by Kimberley Sykes, Romeo and Juliet takes on a new lease of life inspired by the surrounding greenery. Originally planned for the 2020 season the show runs from 26th June to 24th July so get tickets while you can to this 400 year old tale!
 
Get your tickets here
Where? Regents Park, London.
 
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4. View from The Shard – tickets here
 

 
The shard – impeccable view. Reopening Wednesday 19 May 2021. Image via here
 
 
Since its completion in 2013 (can you believe it has been 7 years!) the unparalleled View from the Shard has captivated tourists and alike; offering a completely mind-blowing and unique 360 degrees view of the nation’s capital. Set to reopen from Wednesday 19th May, grab your tickets while you still can…
 
Get your tickets for View here
Where? 32 London Bridge St
 
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5. The Book of Mormon – tickets here
 

 
The Mormons arrive in America. Image via The Arts Shelf. Link here
 
The Book of Mormon is now a classic. Created by the writers of South Park – Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone – the comedy musical will have you in pieces; its funny. Really funny. With a ludicrous yet intelligent plot involving two very innocent Mormons travelling to Africa to realise their two year-long missionary rite of passage, expect not to expect anything. 
 
 
Get your tickets here
Where? The Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street, London W1D 6AS.
 
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