Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall, London: Hours, Address, Wigmore Hall Reviews: 4.5/5

Wigmore Hall
4.5
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Wigmore Hall has been providing London with a unique venue to experience exceptional performances from the world’s leading classical musicians for over 100 years. From contemporary pieces and new commissions, to early music and baroque, and late night Jazz or extraordinary instrumental recitals, Wigmore Hall offers a diverse and supreme range of music and performance at an unrivalled level of excellence. Wigmore Hall is set apart by the intimacy of the experience and the clarity of the acoustic in our iconic auditorium. Nowhere else in London can get as up close and personal to the performers and musicians than at Wigmore Hall. If it is your first time visiting, or your fivehundreth time, each new season is packed with something for every age and musical taste. Come to Wigmore Hall to experience the exceptional world of classical music and intimate chamber performances. Wigmore Hall Learning gives people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities opportunities to take part in creative music making. Our wide range of innovative projects and events connect children, families, schools, young people and adults with music, both in the community and at the Hall.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Marylebone
Marylebone offers what so many London neighborhoods cannot: a village feel coupled with urban convenience. Much of its success rests in its location. Wedged between the northeastern corner of Hyde Park and the southern end of Regent's Park and with a number of Tube stations within easy reach, Marylebone is as pedestrian friendly as Central London gets. The bustling shopping mecca of Oxford Street separates it from Soho and Mayfair, exclusive Regent Street marks its border with Fitzrovia, and cosmopolitan Edgware Road serves as its western edge. Within this enviably situated quarter are an array of outstanding restaurants (from Michelin darlings to down and dirty cheeseburgers), an impressive assortment of independently owned shops, and some of the city's quietest and most pleasant nooks, crannies and cobbled lanes.
How to get there
  • Bond St • 4 min walk
  • Oxford Circus • 6 min walk
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sankes
Leeds, UK633 contributions
Nov 2021
An outstanding venue- what a joy it is to visit. The hall is just perfect- fantastic acoustics and world class artists. The restaurant is great and love the art deco style. It really isn't one to be missed.
Written December 13, 2021
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Matt Walker
St. Albans, UK5 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
Raining outside, horrible day made warm and sunny because of the restaurant team, had a lovely breakfast served by a lovely team! Thank you, over that last few weeks the bar/restaurant has been transformed into something rather special!
Written October 31, 2021
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brmusicman
Chicago, IL2,797 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
As I planned an itinerary for a solo trip to London, several of Wigmore Hall's concerts caught my attention (indeed, the music is not limited to the weekends). I chose a Saturday night chamber music performance wherein the program was a re-creation of concerts performed at the National Gallery during WWII.

It was a superb performance. All of the musicians were supremely talented. The acoustics in the hall were outstanding for chamber music, and the intimate size of the venue made it possible to more easily see the connections between the performers.

At the interval, the bar in the restaurant was open for drinks. I was impressed by how quickly the staff worked through the queue and enjoyed a glass of bubbles.

The program for the performance was a separate purchase. It was worth the small fee; the information contained within about the history of the concert series and the notes on that evening's music were informative and well-written.

The only downside, at least in the first row of the balcony where I was seated, was the extraordinarily small pitch. I am of average height and was slightly uncomfortable. A tall person might be in agony! The wall of the balcony is also on the high side; next time, I will sit in a higher row of the balcony or on the main floor.

Easy access to the venue from multiple tube stops nearby. A lovely evening of chamber music in a beautiful venue!
Written October 18, 2021
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Catherine Sparkes
South Africa8 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
Rest was understaffed, no manager present to complain to, service was slow and standard of food poor, which sadly reflected in the performance and standoffish ushers along with a lack lustre performance.
Written March 12, 2020
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Judith L
Hampstead Norreys, UK3 contributions
Feb 2020
beautiful hall, seats reasonably comfortable, high quality classical recital for an hour- and all for only £5! I thoroughly recommend it
Written February 22, 2020
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Traveldoc
Newton, MA75 contributions
Jan 2020
This concert hall is in the centre of Marleybone, in what used to be the medical district, at the crossing of Wigmore Street and Wimpole Street. It is right near the Royal Society of Medicine, which is in and of itself worth a visit for the magnificent medical library. It is hidden in plain sight.

You would walk right by it unless you knew to look. The beauty is inside, and is both visual and acoustic. This is not a large hall. It is bigger than a chamber music stage, but smaller than what you would expect for a full orchestra. Built in the high Victorian era, it was rebuilt and renewed at the turn of the 20th century with wonderful Art Deco flourishes.

It holds only a few hundred people. There is a sense of intimacy in the audience and with the stage. We heard Purcell and Rameau, both intstrumental (early instruments) and vocal. The acoustics were excellent, especially for the vocals, but the harpsichord, lute, horns, recorders and strings were exceptionally well balanced.

The repertoire is unique and subsidized tickets are available at two levels for those under 25 years of age and those under 35. There is a commitment to making the concerts accessible to young people.

This is a treasure. Most everyone who likes classical music will find a program of interest, and will enjoy both the music and the experience.
Written January 28, 2020
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Moo
20 contributions
Jan 2020
If you are visiting London and you want to enjoy something a little different, then this may appeal to you.

The Wigmore Hall showcases talented classical musicians playing the kind of stuff that none of us people off the street have ever heard of. As you can tell I am no classical buff, but I can appreciate excellent musicianship and I know it does me good to enjoy diverse experiences. So, if you are similar, then this may be something you would like.

We attended an afternoon recital, which is an hour duration. The Hall was not full by any means, but the musicians were warmly received. There is a bar/restaurant available and the staff are friendly. All-in-all, it is well worth a visit. The afternoon performance is only £10 per ticket and is an hour well spent stepping into another world. You may even spot somebody famous in the audience as we did.

This is an inexpensive way to support up and coming musicians. In 10 years, seeing them may not be so affordable!
Written January 18, 2020
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Fred
Milan, Italy15 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
Wigmore hall has all the best singers performing, it seems they are queuing to perform there. I have visited the hall several times and the quality of programming is as high as it gets. The ticket prices are decent and availability is good if you buy tickets early. Many people enjoy the acoustics, I have my reservations.

Let me put this diplomatically: Wigmore hall’s acoustic does not exactly bring out the beauty of voices. The result is often harsh and hard. It’s always clear, but a male voice seems almost steely when heard from the back rows and the piano plays very loud. If you have sat through recitals in damped and muddy sounding halls, this is naturally a revelation.
Written December 12, 2019
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GTF
Bledington, UK55 contributions
Oct 2019
Although some people love the decor, the real feature of this venue are the acoustic and the repertoire. If you are taller than average, expect to be jammed into an uncomfortable position (or ask for an aisle seat). If you find the early 20th century decor a bit heavy, just shut your eyes and listen to the music. With a different concert virtually every day, there will be something to catch your attention. The restaurant downstairs is constantly good as well.
Written October 31, 2019
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Eeva P
Helsinki14 contributions
Oct 2019
Wigmore Hall is a beautiful art neauvou concert hall offering wonderful chamber music concerts. On Sundays, three concerts a day. Wigmore Hall is at easy reach, very close to Oxford stree.
Written October 23, 2019
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Wigmore Hall is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM