Freya Ridings London 2019

On November 22nd, Freya Ridings will perform in London. She is one of the up and coming artists in our world today, and she has been embraced by Taylor Swift and other stars. Would you like to be there at the Freya Ridings concert in London?

Freya Ridings has more than 150,000 subscribers to her YouTube channel and her latest song named Castles has been seen by more than 3,000,000 people the last month.

Her most popular video is named Lost Without You, and it has been seen by nearly 10,000,000 people on YouTube. Of course, such numbers cannot be compared with the numbers of Taylor Swift, Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber and other super-stars, but Freya Ridings if for sure moving in the right direction.

Freya Ridings concert in London

As Freya Ridings come to London on November 22nd, she will sing in Eventim Apollo. This is a great concert venue, and where better to buy tickets for the concert than directly from Eventim?

The cheapest tickets will cost you around 20 GBP, and that is a fair price for such a fantastic concert. Check the link above to find the tickets that you want and need to the Freya Ridings concert in London.

Freya Riding

What else to do in London?

If you look for more programs to enjoy in London, take a look at our overview presenting musicals currently playing in London. There you can read about great musicals such as Mamma Mia, Joseph and his amazing coat, Thriller, The Lion King, and other popular musicals!

Would you rather just get to know more about Big Ben, the Parliament, or other popular attractions and activities in London, look around in our London Guide. You can also find information about the public transportation in London, train rides, and other useful and important topics!

Experience Mamma Mia! The Party in London!

Are you ready for a real Mamma Mia party in London? From August 30th until February 16th in 2020, you can be a part of a five-hour-long Mamma Mia experience in the O2 Arena in London!

Björn Ulvaeus is the creator of this brand new Mamma Mia project. The show could first be seen in Stockholm (Sweden), and more than 300,000 people enjoyed the show there. But, now it will be moved to London and you are invited to check it out as well!

If you want to get a feeling of what the show is all about, take a look at the trailer above. As you can see, this is not an ordinary concert. This is a full-evening program including a three-course Mediterranean meal, lots of music and songs, dancing, and simply a stunning party for you to remember for years and years after it actually happened!

Mamma Mia Party in a Greek Taverna

As you have seen in the trailer, this is not a normal concert venue either. Here you are, in the middle of the music, eating and enjoying your food in a Greek taverna. But, from time to time action takes place and you will be able to sing along, dance, eat and have the party of your lifetime, listening to some of the biggest hits in music history.

Tickets for the Mamma Mia Party

If you want to buy tickets for the Mamma Mia Party in the O2 Arena in London, visit Eventim for the best prices, straight from the official ticket company.

Join the Mamma Mia Party in London!
From the Mamma Mia Party (Source: Economist)

Mamma Mia Party dates in London

The first evening is August 30th, and it is all supposed to finish on February 16th. But, as it is quickly getting sold out, I would not be surprised if they would keep the show running for a much longer time in the end.

The show is normally starting around 18.30 in the evening, but on weekends, they often run two shows a day, one starting at 12.00 and the other at 18.30.

Bartolomé Bermejo in the National Gallery

Bartolome Bermejo is the name of a Spanish painter from the 15th century whom we only know for less than 20 works. Still, what we know of this guy and his works are so amazing that he is still unparalleled for his work during his lifetime, especially his oil-painting work.

From June 12th until September 29th, you can take a look at this awesome temporary exhibition in the National Gallery in London portraying seven of his rare works. And guess what, only one of these works has been in England before, while the other six works will be on English soil for the first time ever. In other words, this is a fantastic chance to learn more about Bartolome Bermejo and to see seven of his works (which is more than 33% of what we know he made) at the very same time.

A temporary exhibition in the National Gallery of London

This is a free temporary exhibition, meaning that you can enjoy it without paying a single penny, just like you can with most other permanent exhibitions in the National Gallery in London!

The full press release about the exhibitoin

Here you can see the full press release about the exhibition. The text is copied from the homepage of the National Gallery.

From the glimmer of a jewel to the sheen of armour, Bermejo’s ability to capture light, colours and textures in oil painting was unparalleled in 15th-century Spain.

Though fewer than 20 works by the artist are known and much of his life remains something of a mystery, Bermejo’s paintings set him apart as a technically skilled and visionary master.

Bringing together seven of his rare works, six of which have never been seen in the UK, this exhibition explores how Bermejo drew inspiration from Netherlandish painting, using illusionistic effects and a rich colour palette, to become one of the greatest artists of the Spanish Renaissance.

At the heart of the exhibition is Saint Michael Triumphs over the Devil, widely considered the most important early Spanish painting in Britain. Its technical skill and excellent state of preservation are even clearer following its recent year-long conservation treatment.

This will be a unique opportunity to see Bermejo’s first documented painting, ‘Saint Michael’ alongside his last, the recently restored ‘Desplà Pietà’ (1490) from Barcelona Cathedral, which has never been lent outside of Spain until now. Also on display will be Bermejo’s only other signed masterwork, the ‘Triptych of the Virgin of Montserrat’ (probably 1470–75) from the Cattedrale Nostra Signora Assunta in Acqui Terme, Alessandria (Italy).

Cricket World Cup opening in London

In these days, in which England is celebrating being back on the throne with the best club football teams in Europe, it might be hard to concentrate on other sports, but it is important to remember that on the same day that Arsenal will play against Chelsea in the Europe League final in Baku in Azerbaijan (what a strange place for two London teams to play), it will be time for the Cricket World Cup opening in London.

As we are used to, the opening match of the tournament is attended by the hosting country, that is England. And who will England play against? South Africa!

Looking forward to the cricket world cup in England and Wales.
Looking forward to the cricket world cup in England and Wales.

England – South Africa at The Oval in London

The match between England and South Africa will be played at The Oval in London, a stadium located in the very southern parts of London. Normally the pitch is used by Surrey County Cricket Club, but on May 30th, this will be the venue which will host the opening of the Cricket World Cup in 2019.

The venue has a long history, and it has been the home of the Surrey County Cricket Club since 1845. The venue will be used for quite a lot of matches during the cricket world cup, and together with The Lord’s they will be the stadiums in London which will be used during the world cup. And let us tell you, the match to be played at these stadiums are among the most important… not only the opening match, but also one of the semi-finals and the grand final itself on July 14th.

England are the big favorites to win the tournament itself, and South Africa shouldn’t cause them much trouble. The hardest opponents of England in the tournament will be India and Australia (if the bookmakers tell us the truth), but in a tournament anything can happen, and with the pressure from the home crowd, it will be interesting to see if England will manage to live up to the expectations.

The rest of England’s matches during the cricket world cup

There will be a total of 10 teams taking part in the world cup, and England will play against every single one of them. Here you can see the different matches in which England will play and where they will be.

  • May 30th, England – South Africa, The Oval
  • June 3rd, England – Pakistan, Trent Bridge (Nottingham)
  • June 8th, England – Bangladesh, Cardiff
  • June 14th, England – West Indies, Southampton
  • June 18th, England – Afghanistan, Manchester
  • June 21, England – Sri Lanka, Leeds
  • June 25, England – Australia, London (The Lord’s)
  • June 30, England – India, Birmingham
  • July 3, England – New Zealand, Chester-le-street

As you can see, England will play one match in every city in which there is a venue during the tournament, making sure that all of England get a chance to cheer for their heroes. But, if they make it to the semi-finals, they will either play at Old Trafford in Manchester or in Birmingham, before they return to The Lord’s in London for the cricket world cup final.

The most interesting matches for England will be the match against Australia at The Lord’s in London on June 25th, and of course the match against India in Birmingham on June 30th.

Are you going to follow the Cricket World Cup? Are you coming to London to see any of the cricket matches? Have a great time! For more information about the popular attractions and sights in London, look around here in our London Guide.

British copper shows on Netflix

Have you been to London and fallen in love with the city? Or maybe you fell in love with the cute cops and the clothes they are wearing? Would you like to get a taste of London as you go home and watch some great police shows on Netflix taking place in London and in England? Here are two suggestions from the London Guide editors.

Have you ever heard of Jed Mercurio? He is a brilliant director and story-writer, and he is the mastermind behind both the TV shows we are about to recommend. It is important to notice that both the recommend shows are BBC productions, making them even better when it comes to bringing the true atmosphere of England into the shows.

So, which are the shows you should watch it you want to listen to British English, see police-officers in the traditional clothes the coppers were in England, and so much more?

Bodyguard

Bodyguard is an amazing BBC series consisting of only six episodes, making it easy to watch and easy to digest. But you should still be careful, it is very addictive, and after a few episodes you will not be able to stop until you are finished with the entire thing.

Bodyguard
Bodyguard

Richard Madden has received several awards for his amazing role as a copper who turns into a bodyguard of a very debated politician in England. It is a hard job, especially considering the fact that lots of people hate the politician he is to protect.

Throughout the story, we follow the incidents and we also get a very clear insight into the life of the character of Richard Madden. If you want to watch an amazing TV show tonight, go for Bodyguard. It can be seen in almost all Netflix regions, and you can also watch it at the BBC website. If you live outside the UK, find out more about how you can watch the BBC abroad in this YouTube video.

Line of Duty

This is yet another TV series created by Jed Mercurio. But, while Bodyguard is a show only consisting of 1 season (even though there are rumors about a new season coming later), Line of Duty is made up of 5 seasons, and we are promised that a sixth season is in the making as well. The fifth season just premiered on BBC in England, and it is the result of a fantastic response to the show in England. The first three seasons aired on BBC2 in England, but due to its success, they decided to air the fourth season on BBC1, something that made it enjoy twice as many visitors in season 4 compared to the earlier seasons.

Line of Duty
Line of Duty

In Line of Duty, we meet some police officer who try to discover and stop corrupt officers within the police force. That might not be the most convenient job, and if for sure isn’t a way to popularity among fellow police officers, but it is a job that needs to be done.

Line of Duty isn’t as fast paced as Bodyguard, but here the story is built up on solid grounds, and you will quickly be drawn into the story.

You can watch Line of Duty (all seasons) at the BBC website. If you live abroad, you can read more about how you can stream Line of Duty (season 5) online here, or you can watch this YouTube video.

If you have to pick only one…

I would certainly go for Bodyguard, simply because of its higher pacer and more intense action. But, if you are in for the long run, then you will have many more hours in front of the screen with Line of Duty.

But, why pick only one? Go for Bodyguard first, and then you can start with Line of Duty afterward. You will probably start binge-watching that as well after watching a couple of episodes!

Go ahead and enjoy the shows, and make sure to book your plane tickets so that you can return to London within shortly to see more of the city with your own eyes. You can read more about all the important attractions and sights in London here in our London Guide.