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Is London known as international centre of culture in music, arts, museums, festivals, etc.

Updated on January 27, 2009

There is diversity of cultures in London which makes it an international centre of culture

Yes, London is known as an international centre of culture in music, arts, museums, festivals, etc. There is diversity of cultures in London. London city has been a house to more than 300 different nationalities that have shaped the city's culture into what London has today, so this makes describing London's culture a bit difficult on one hand and on the other hand very easy.

The famous orchestral music venues are the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Royal Festival Hall, which both are in South Bank Centre, the Royal Albert Hall, and the Barbican Centre.

Chamber of music venues include the Wigmore Hall and St John's, Smith Square and Purcell Room at the South Bank Centre.

London hosts different types of festivals, carnivals, and fairs throughout the year.

The most popular is Notting Hill Carnival, it is also known as the world's second largest carnival.

This carnival takes place in August bank holiday weekend and almost 1 million people visit this carnival.

Its main highlights include competition between London's steel pan bands and a ‑mile street parade with music and dance.

London city also hosts Carnaval Del Pueblo. It is Europe's greatest Latin-American Festival, which is held on the 1st Sunday of August each year.

Around 7 countries participate in this street program which comes to an end in Burgess Park. Live dance and music with fun fairs go up to 9:30 p.m.

You can also see big parades held on April 23rd which is celebrated as St. George's Day March 17th which is celebrated as and St Patrick's Day.

Dance Umbrella is held in October, and it features different dance companies putting on their companies' displays across the London city.

In addition, there are small fairs and parades, for example, the Christmas Without Cruelty Fayre, which is a fair held yearly to promote animal rights.

Diversity in London is its uniqueness

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      6 years ago

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      6 years ago

      I have been every year since I was about 12 with family and now I'm older with frdeins. it is the most amazing atmosphere you can experience. If its your type of thing id advise it to anyone. hyped for next year

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      desert blondie 

      13 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      I LOVE visiting London and this list of fairs and festivals very helpful! Here is my column about visiting London take a look!

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      13 years ago from New Delhi, India

      nis informative hub, may be when i visit London, these things will help me a lot...u r really a gr8 guide...thanx for helping out ppl out thr.

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      Rajinder Soni 

      13 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes the pics are awesome

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      13 years ago from Birmingham, West Midlands, UK

      Thanks MrMarmalade for the beautiful comments on the pics. Your story is awesome, it has happened with me many times when I was a teen but similarly like you we managed to get to the place soon.

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      13 years ago from Sydney

      I like the photos. Many years ago we wree picked up at heathrow by Val's brother. he had hired a car for the day.

      He did not drive very much we set off to his place. Two hours latter we had past the same building three time. I suggested it would be better if I did the driving. it was not longer after we manage to find his home.

      Thanks for the photos.

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      Rajinder Soni 

      13 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for answering my hub request in such a nice way. I will send you more requests related to London in the upcoming days.


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