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“Excellent Music Venue in London Near Oxford Street” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall
Ranked #269 of 1,570 things to do in London
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“Excellent Music Venue in London Near Oxford Street”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

Wigmore Hall is a relatively small concert space that generally offers performances by small ensembles, soloists, etc. It is located within walking distance of the Oxford Circus Underground station, where several major lines converge.

On 31 Dec I make my first visit to Wigmore Hall to hear a concert by an historically informed music group called Retrospect. The 12 to 15 performers pretty much filled up the stage, but that added a lot to the intimacy and power of their performance. The hall has excellent acoustics, a storied history as the showroom for Bechstein, the German piano makers, and offers dining options during (and perhaps after) performances. A coat check stand in the basement is an added amenity that is helpful on a cold winter day.

The staff is very friendly and helpful to concertgoers.

I will gladly attend future events here but I do want to point out two negative aspects of my recent visit there: 1) the concert hall was very hot and stuffy; 2) the seats are quite narrow and I wound up with a reserved seat next to the wall, which was not what I expected. I'd recommend making sure you know exactly what seat you are reserving if you come to an event here and also dress in layers in case it's too hot for your tastes.

But, you won't be disappointed by either the quality of the performances here or the acoustics!

Visited December 2011
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“Wonderful concert venue”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2011

It's hard to write a review of a concert has as one's experience depends mostly on what was on but I still felt it worth saying that this is probably the best venue in London for chamber music.
An architectural treasure that is comfortable and has wonderful acoustics.

Visited December 2011
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“My favourite concert hall for chamber music in London”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2009

A concert at Wigmore Hall is always a guarantee for great quality entertainement and an absolute must for chamber music lovers in London. Surely you will fully enjoy the great acustic and the on-site catering options. A treat!

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