Vigilantly watched over by a statue of Prince Albert from Hyde Park, The Royal Albert Hall is one of the finest examples of Victorian splendour in all the country. Located on the northern edge of Kensington, a simple 15 minute walk from The Harrington, this immense space has been the famous of the annual Proms festival since 1941. However, the 5,272 seats of the Hall are often sold out throughout the year thanks to the fantastic calendar of events from classical recitals and operas to Cirque du Soleil and charity comedy events.
38 Curzon Street, London. W1J 7TY
Curzon Cinemas are renowned for atmosphere, comfort, location and, for those who like a drink whilst watching a vast array of different films from the latest blockbusters to art-house films that are more often associated with small independent film houses. We highly recommend this cinema if you want to spend an evening in front of the silver screen.
The Ciné Lumière is one of the most stylish viewing experience any cinephile will enjoy in London. Located in the Art Deco Institut Français, the cinema screens everything from contemporary French to European and world cinema in it’s plush, 241-seater screening room. Recently renovated, Ciné Lumière is as well-equipped as any modern cineplex with but with the legroom and decadence absent from high street cinemas, and all within a five minute walk of The Harrington.
The interior of the Electric Cinema Portobello reflects the cinema’s long history. Sixty-five leather armchairs with footstools and side tables offer unparalleled comfort. In addition there are three 2-seater sofas at the rear of the theatre and six double beds in the front row providing a unique cinema experience. Individual cashmere blankets complete the picture.
Nestled on a back street between Piccadilly Circus and Leicester Square lies London’s foremost comedy venue. The Comedy Store has been splitting sides for some forty years. The UK’s alternative comedy scene was born here so it’s only appropriate that punters can still enjoy the most cutting edge comedy available touring the circuit. If you fancy a giggle, The Comedy Store is a twenty minute taxi ride from The Harrington.