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“Interesting tour of what has to be one of the most beautiful buildings in London”

Wilton's Music Hall
Ranked #267 of 1,695 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 February 17, 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 January 11, 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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Reviewed January 10, 2014

Our first trip to Wiltons Music Hall was to see a performance of Dracula staged by a Dance Company. This review focuses on the amenities offered in the Bar and the general ambience of the venue.

As almost all reviews have stated, this is a real gem, unexpected, mysterious and offering a rich history for those wanting to dig a bit deeper.

Great friendly service in the Bar, wonderful food when we were there (that's now changed) and the auditorium is a real 'worth looking out for' space. Make sure you walk around both levels of the auditorium to get a real sense of the building and what is was, and what it could be in the future.

Loos and those important things all great too.

Thank Timothy M
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Reviewed December 27, 2013

We visited to see Frank Turner's and Billy Bregg's gig in aid of Shelter. Great place, so atmospheric, obviously there is still alot of work to be done on the place, but half its charm is that it hasn't been subjected to "theme park reconstruction", you know where everything has been especially designed to look either "pristine old" or "old worn", but all life has been hygenically removed!
No. Wiltons is rough around the egdes, it has had a hard life and some of its scars are visable, but it lives and breathes and takes you along for the ride. Yes I have fallen in love with a building!

Thank ann a
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

This place has tons of history behind it, and still keeps a quirky vibe to it (structure, furniture etc).
We only went for Christmas drinks with friends, and did reserve a table in adavance.
Its on the edge of the city, a short walk from several tube stations, and close enough to several curry houses for a bite afterwards.
Didn't visit the actual theatre part, but the atmosphere was very cosy and prices not too extortionate for that part of town.

Thank Woble
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