London Pass BlogBack to Blog
London attractions: Don't miss the Jubilee Concert at Westminster Abbey
Published: Friday 7th of June 2013
If you are looking for interesting things to do in London over the next week, then be sure not to miss out on the Jubilee Concert at Westminster Abbey.
The 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation will be marked with this special service of celebration at the abbey.
Also known as the gala concert, it is set to be held on June 13th, at 7pm. It will celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The concert is a must-see for avid fans of classical music and those with even a passing interest in British cultural heritage and tradition.
It will be performed by the choir of Westminster Abbey, conducted by organist and master of the choristers James O'Donnell.
Some of the famous classical masterpieces that will be played there include pieces by Purcell, Handel, Parry and Walton.
Westminster Abbey is known for hosting grand occasions such as this and was the venue for royal weddings - including the recent wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Located just a short distance from the river Thames, the abbey has played host to monarchs, famous poets, aristocrats, heads of state and archbishops.
A number of events will be taking place there over the next few months, to honour the 60th anniversary of the coronation including photographic exhibitions, featuring portraits of the queen; as well as various displays of rare treasures and collectibles which will be made available for public viewing and lectures.
This includes the '60 Chairs for 60 Years' exhibition, which will run up until September 27th. It features a collection of miniature chairs, which were made at the time of the 1953 coronation.
Another event that will take place at the abbey is one called Picture the Procession, which is a community-led photography project produced by Westminster Adult Education Services. It features photographs of the abbey, and other important sites in London and is set to be on display until June 28th.
Follow The London Pass blog to learn about the latest news with attractions, sights and sightseeing events in the city. As well as useful tips, hints and advice for visitors to the city and how to make the most of your sightseeing time in London. We hope you enjoy…
London attractions: Celebrate the Queen's Jubilee with the Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising
Thursday 31st of May 2012 The Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising is hosting Jubilee Jubilee - a look at the monarchical anniversaries of the past through memorabilia.
Wednesday 30th of May 2012 Art lovers are never short of things to do in London, and the Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art is currently hosting a fascinating exhibition entitled Giuseppe Cavalli: Master of Light.
Tuesday 29th of May 2012 In a matter of months, the city of London is going to be swarming with Olympic tourists excited to...
Tuesday 29th of May 2012 The Cartoon Museum is currently hosting a H M Bateman exhibition, showcasing the work of this revolutionary cartoonist.
Monday 28th of May 2012 After months of cold, rain and generally miserable weather, the sun is finally shining, and people...
Monday 28th of May 2012 A Jason's Original Canal Boat Trip is a particularly pleasant way to see London attractions.
Sunday 27th of May 2012 When it comes to London attractions for a sunny day, London Zoo is perfect.
Saturday 26th of May 2012 People looking for things to do in London could head to the Curzon Mayfair cinema.
Friday 25th of May 2012 People on a historical tour of London should not pass up on the chance to visit the Jewel Tower - one of two remaining buildings of the medieval Palace of Westminster.
Thursday 24th of May 2012 Learn more about the notorious Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London, where she was executed on charges of adultery and incest.
Celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with Choral Evensong at Southwark Cathedral for things to do in London
Wednesday 23rd of May 2012 Southwark Cathedral is joining the other London attractions holding events to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.