The Best Things to See and Do in London: 25th August 2015

With so many different shows and exhibitions opening in London constantly it can be rather difficult to decide what to do – which is where I come in! I pride myself on trying to keep up with the best of the best things for you lovely readers to do in your spare time – so here we go again!

1. Hamlet at the Barbican – now I realise that the chances of being able to get tickets for this hugely anticipated show are against you, but there will be a cinema screening in October to console yourselves and if you are prepared to spend a lot of your time in a line then try getting the limited amount of £10 daily seats available. Having seen it myself (my thoughts and impressions – not a review as I’m aware that changes have been made since I saw it on the 5th August – will go up tomorrow) I know that Cumberbatch fans won’t be disappointed but also the whole production was amazing! Good luck for everyone on opening night tonight!

2. American Idiot, The Arts Theatre – this isn’t one that I have seen, but judging by the great reaction I have read about on twitter and the fact that the run has now been extended until the 22nd November I would say that this musical has gone down a storm! Starring Amelia Lily (X Factor) and Aaron Sidwell – who knew the music of Greenday would work well as a musical!

3. Impossible, Noel Coward Theatre – it seems that magic shows should make a comeback, again judging by the social media and critical reaction. It is heading for its final few days so you definitely don’t want to miss it – particularly if you have children!

4. Shoes: Pain and Pleasure, Victoria and Albert Museum – if you are a girl that loves her shoes then you need to get yourself to the Victoria and Albert Museum now. This extraordinary exhibition showcases some amazing shoes and how they have become a work of art in their own right. It is on until January 2016 so there is no real hurry yet but definitely don’t miss out!

5. Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre – heading over here from Broadway, this musical has just opened for previews in London. It features music by Cyndi Lauper and judging by some of the clips that I have seen (of the Broadway version anyway) it looks like a lot of fun and will be definitely on my to see list!

So there you have it – a few ideas if you are stuck. Admittedly they are mainly theatre based but I will be heading to some exhibitions soon so I can give you a heads up as I go along!

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