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“Take a cushion”

Wilton's Music Hall
Ranked #77 of 1,816 things to do in London
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Wilton's is the world's oldest surviving Grand Music Hall. After years of dereliction it is now open as a full time theatre, bar and historic landmark. This stunning and atmospheric building puts on a range of ticketed events including theatre, music, comedy, cinema and cabaret alongside to bars which are open to the public (free access). Please check the website before your visit as on occasional dates, Wilton's Music Hall is closed due to private hire.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 30 March 2014

The lovely Wilton's Music Hall has replaced its quirky seating since I was last there. There are now village hall type seats and allocated seating. Sadly, the seats are a little unforgiving for more than a short show.

I went to see Father Nandru and The Wolves, which is a delight, but at 135 mins needs a cushion unless you are naturally well padded.

Nice cafe and a good programme with full text. Go see the show

Thank malaita
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Reviewed 28 March 2014 via mobile

This place deserves your support so make sure you go. There trying to raise money to save this historic building. Its a brilliant place to bring a date, your mum or your friends. Really cosy with lots of sofas to sit on and friendly staff. Go now

Thank jeremy p
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

A fantastic tour by a very knowledgeable lady. Somewhere you would never think to visit but completely worthwhile and off the beaten track.

Thank BethanandJon
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Took the history tour of this wonderful building, which lasts approximately 1 hour and costs £6. You learn about the history of the buildings, which start from around 1845, and the area, as well as life in London at that time. You also learn about some of the famous acts who have appeared on stage during its history. The tour takes in the downstairs bar, the reception area section and the music hall itself. It's quite amazing that the building still survives at all, so it's nice to be able to contribute to securing its future by taking this tour. I'm only not giving it 5 stars because my mind started to wander a little during some of the talk we were given, but I think that's only because the tour is given when the venue's bars are open, so people who had called in for a drink with friends were sometimes louder than the guide giving the tour.

Thank august01
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

Wilton's has been a discovery through the internet, as we were looking particularly for non-tourist attractions. East End has become our most favourite area, especially after having our coffee in Wilton's. It is rather difficult to find, so it is essential that you carry a detailed map or a GPS. Locals just don't have a clue about the place. A live performance is an excellent opportunity to visit this old London theatre that is completely kept in its original victiorian style. Ripper Street fans will mark my words :) Excellent + the really tasty buffet (limitless) to accompany your beer and the interesting customers.

Thank Dimitra F
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