The Royal Opera House is more than just one of the world’s greatest opera houses. Located in the heart of Covent Garden, it contains some of the most beautiful architecture that London’s venues have to offer.
The current theatre was built in 1858, but three theatres have existed on that spot since 1732 and with that comes a rich history of opera and music.
I have visited the Royal Opera House on two occasions, once to see Heart of Darkness, a contemporary opera taken from the book of the same name by Joseph Conrad. My favourite, however, was not an opera but the ballet. I was delighted to see Romeo & Juliet, which completely took my breath away.
Be warned, that as an old theatre, not all seats have great lines of sights (which meant that I missed the famous balcony scene during Romeo & Juliet), but the atmosphere and acoustics make it worth it.
With tickets from £4 to £245, a night at the opera can be a cheap bit of culture or a lavish night out. You decide.