What makes London, and many countries around the world, so enticing is the creative vibrancy at its heart - the theatres, museums, galleries and concert halls.
Art needs an audience to survive: cities need art to thrive. So, at this strange time, when we cannot and should not travel and when most of us are still isolating in our homes, we are bringing the art of London to you. We trust it will inspire, amuse, provoke, and allow you to dream a little.
As faithful a reproduction of William Shakespeare's Globe Theatre as possible, this is the place to see the Bard's plays as they would have been performed in his time. For now, explore it virtually: podcasts, behind the stage insights, virtual tours, learning resources for children & a series of productions, including Macbeth, The Winter's Tale and A Midsummer Night's Dream are all there to be enjoyed.
This ground-breaking arts organisation commissions and presents more new dance work than any other theatre in the world, from contemporary to flamenco, ballet to hip hop and more. Visit its Digital Stage to view full-length dance performances, specially created one-offs, and a variety of dance workshops, from a family workout for ages 2 to 6, to classes for the over 60s.
The National Gallery on Trafalgar Square was founded in 1824. Whilst not large compared to many European national galleries, its collection is nonetheless encyclopaedic in scope, with over 2,650 works of art representing most major developments in Western painting. All of these works are available to view online, as are fascinating behind the scenes insights.
London is full of grand historical palaces and homes, but rarely do we get to see inside them. So here is a wonderful opportunity to explore The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall's London residence at your leisure. Visit the couple's library, their dining room and the morning room, learn about the art and enjoy a intimate glimpse of a Royal lifestyle.