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Why London Is The Most Artistic Capital City

London is considered by many to be the culture capital of the world. Though other cities claim the title, none is as widely accepted as London seems to be. Retail design makes a big impact on a city’s claim to this title. If you follow this link as indicated in the author’s bio, you can read the full scoop on how it impacts the overall rating of a city.

Some of the characteristics that make London the cityare as follows:

• Arts
• Music
• Museums
• Festivals
• Entertainment

The entire above combine to give London the culture it enjoys that makes it a famous artistic city. Each of these aspects involves a special retail design challenge to give it the title of culture capital of the world.

Arts

Over three dozen theaters and several art museums attest to the arts this city possesses. Those in the West End are commercial ventures, which non-commercial ones on the South Bank and Stratford include less commercialized productions. Fringe theatres also contribute to this part of London’s art scene.

Several pre-1900 art collections are housed in such galleries as the National Gallery, the Wallace Collection, and others. Post-1900 collections include that in Tate Britain and The National Portrait Gallery. Temporary exhibits at the Royal Academy include art of all periods from time to time. White Cute and the Saatchi gallery also include important contemporary art collections.

Music

Music that London is famous for includes both classical and popular music. The London Symphony, London Philharmonic, and Royal Philharmonic Orchestras are all very well known worldwide. Several chamber orchestras also focus on classical music.

Classical music venues include the Royal Festival Hall and the Queen Elizabeth Hall. Chamber venues include, among others, the Purcell Room and the Wigmore Hall.

London is the center of much rock music, including such 60’s and 70’s bands as Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, The Who, and Pink Floyd. Many popular 90’s bands also got their start here, and most will at least pass through London on their road to fame.

True to its fame as a cultural center, London has hosted many famous music acts and musicians. Many soul singers have found themselves part of the urban scene in London.It claimsone of the biggest underground venues worldwide, with several genres of underground sound.

Museums

There are hundreds of museums in London, many with free admission. The oldest is the British Museum. It has artifacts from all over the words. The Royal Academy of Arts and the National Gallery both exhibit national collections of art.
Later years saw the opening of other museums, namely the Victoria and Albert Museum, The Natural History Museum, and the Science Museum. There are also several smaller museums that are famous and receive many visitors annually.

Festivals

There are a number of festivals and carnivals annually in London, many of which are free. Notting Hill Carnival, the most famous, is the second largest carnival in the world. It enjoys nearly one million visitors during the August bank holiday weekend.

Entertainment

The nightlife in London includes pubs and clubs, and many music events. There are several well-known music events, and many clubs, one of which is the Ministry of Sound.

Other attractions in London that attest to the exciting retail design of the area include the Avenue of Stars, recognizing famous individuals and groups. There is also a highly visible gay and lesbian community, with several venues appealing to the LGBT community.

 

Evone Michell writes extensively about famous cities and what makes them stand apart from other cities. She has written about the role of retail design on city appeal. Follow this link to read more about how retail design impacts a city’s appeal.

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