The Candlelight series is returning to stunning venues across the city of London this year. London audiences are invited to sit back and relax in an atmospheric setting while listening to talented musicians. From classical renditions of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake to Taylor Swift’s greatest hits, there is something to suit everyone.
Candlelight concerts are known for their charming locations, and Candlelight in London is no different! Central Hall Westminster, St Mary’s Church, and Glazier’s Hall are among the several impressive venues hosting sensational performances this season.
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St Mary’s Church: A Rare Find in Central London
Built in the early nineteenth century, St Mary’s Church has undergone several restoration projects whilst retaining its striking architecture. The 210-foot spire is hard to miss and, as a Grade I listed building, St Mary’s leaves little to be desired in terms of aesthetics. Counted among the only 2.5% of listed buildings falling under this coveted category, the church is an elegant setting for intimate Candlelight concerts.
Glazier’s Hall: Traditional and Modern
Do you feel like attending a classical performance at a venue with sweeping views of the Thames and the city? At Glazier’s Hall, you can! The original Glazier’s Hall in Fye Foot Lane was destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666. After 300 years, it was rebuilt at its current Grade II listed home on the south side of London Bridge. Today, the venue offers seven unique spaces available for hire boasting stunning design features such as Georgian brick arches and a grade listed York stone floor.
Central Hall Westminster: The Titan of Venues
Boasting 23 different rooms and spaces, Central Hall is one of the largest events venue in central London. The event space was originally a public meeting place for the Methodist Church in 1912. Central Hall’s Grade II* listed building has seen everything from events such as Stand Up to Cancer, The Late Late Show, and the first UN public address in 1946. Central Hall’s distinctive architecture and striking features provide the ideal setting for mesmerising Candlelight concerts.
Southwark Cathedral: Fame and Wonder
In 1905, St Saviour’s Church became Southwark Cathedral. Located in the heart of the Bankside community, the cathedral provides is an intersection for inclusivity and faith. Many notable figures such as William Shakespeare, John Gower, and Charles Dickens were residents of the parish of St Saviour’s which is now Southwark. The iconic building combines a wonderful architectural blend of medieval, Norman, and Gothic elements.
Butcher’s Hall: Versatility at its Best
After a multi-million pound refurbishment in 2019, Butcher’s Hall reopened with retained features and modern facilities. Nineteenth century chandeliers, Canadian maple flooring, and stained glass windows are some of the fine details you can find at this historic venue. Home to the Worshipful Company of Butchers, the Hall has developed into a versatile venue and event space topped off with state-of-the-art lighting, a roof garden, and so much more.
Porchester Hall: Ready for Anything
In Bayswater, central London, there is a breathtaking 1920s Art Deco style space waiting to be bathed in the glow of candlelight. Porchester Hall hosts everything from weddings to private parties to fashion shows to concerts. Artists such as the late Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue, and Bastille have performed at this spectacular venue. Between a newly renovated swimming pool, Turkish spa, and the Main Hall, Porchester Hall is ready for any occasion.
Candlelight concerts are bringing their signature sea of candles and talented musicians to enliven some of London’s finest venues. There’s nothing quite like listening to orchestral takes on timeless music surrounded by breathtaking architecture and the warm glow of candles.
The concerts have been met by countless 5-star reviews, and guests have called it “a creative, enchanting, and new concert experience.”