The Hammersmith Apollo was originally opened in 1932 as a cinema. With a (standing) capacity of just over 5,000 it has now developed into a very popular concert venue.
London's O2 is the building formerly known as the Millennium Dome and is situated on the Greenwich peninsula. It is also known as the O2 Arena, the O2 Dome and the O2 Centre. It has a 20,000 capacity and has been, and continues to be, host to some of the biggest live acts in the world today.
Wembley's SSE Arena was opened in 1934 as a swimming pool to host the Empire Games. From its initial usage as a sporting arena it is now widely recognised as one of the premier music venues in the UK. The SSE Arena has a capacity of 12,500, which makes it London's second largest indoor arena.
One of London's largest parks, Hyde Park has staged some of the greatest rock and pop concerts in UK music history, including The Rolling Stones, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Live 8.
Originally The Astoria cinema and theatre, the O2 Brixton was built in 1929. The building has been sympathetically modernised keeping many of the original features. The O2 Brixton has been host to many big name acts including Moby, Jamie T and Franz Ferdinand.
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is situated in the East End of London, and was built to host the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics. The park comprises of five iconic venues: The Stadium, The Aquatics Centre, The Copper Box, Eton Manor and VeloPark.
The iconic Royal Albert Hall was opened in 1871 by Queen Victoria and was named after her husband and consort Prince Albert. During its 139 year existence it has hosted a huge variety of performances including classical, rock, pop, ballet, and opera to name but a few. The Royal Albert Hall is perhaps best known for hosting the annual Summer proms.
The current Royal Opera House in Covent Garden opened in 1858, but there were two previous theatres on the same site, which were both destroyed by fire. This magnificent venue is home to The Royal Opera, The Royal Ballet and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. The Royal Opera House has a seating capacity of 2,268, consisting of four tiers of boxes and balconies and the amphitheatre gallery.
Completed in 2007, following disputes between the client and constructor, Wembley Stadium cost a whopping £798 million to build. Wembley is home to the England National Football Team, but has also played host to some amazing concerts. In recent years, Madonna, U2, Coldplay, Green Day, Muse, Take That and Ed Sheeran have all played there.