The Sky Garden is a public space on the 35 top floor of 20 Fenchurch street, in the heart of the City. I wouldn’t call it a garden, as you might be disappointed if you go there expecting to visit a garden, but more a 360 degree spot with great view across the City of London. The entrance is free but you’ll need to book it on their website in advance. They do have a pricey restaurant with unanimous reviews advising you to avoid it. Go there for the view and for the wander around, that’s worth the sight (But remember not for their restaurant!)
The Globe theatre is a replica of the theatre that first staged Shakespeare’s plays 400 years ago on Southbank, right next to the Tate Modern and close by Borough Market.
The Globe is more than just a theatre. It is like a working museum to the life and times of Shakespeare. (a replica of the theatre that first staged the writer’s plays 400 years ago) The theatre has been constructed as it was in Shakespeare’s time – without a roof. But is only a functioning theatre during theatre season. (there is the option of affordable standing tickets in the front pit of the theatre – where the ‘unclean’ would have watched the plays during Shakespeare’s time!), there are also tours and a museum at the Globe.
The theatre season dates change each year (they tend to run from around April to October), so it is best to check the Official Shakespeare’s Globe Website to find out whether you will be able to get play tickets during your visit.
Fans of the film ‘Shakespeare in Love’ will recognise the theatre as the central scene for the majority of the film’s action. 😉
Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in the Bankside, in front of the Millennium Bridge and St Paul . It is Britain’s national gallery of international modern art and forms part of the Tate group (together with Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, Tate St Ives and Tate Online)
Even if you are not fond of modern art, the Tate Modern is a sight worth the visit, at least for its incredible architecture. (If you don’t think Picasso, Klee, Bacon and all the others don’t deserve your attention) Climbing (or queuing for the elevator) to the top of Blavatnik building, will offer you a striking view of London.
London Zoo is the world’s oldest scientific zoo. It was opened in London on 27 April 1828, and was originally intended to be used as a collection for scientific study. Today it mixes modernity and history but not at the expense of the animals that live there. In the north side of Regent Park, it will keep you busy a whole day and you will really have fun either going with friends or having kids with you. Arrive early to make the most of your day and be sure to take snacks and other sustenance if you want to avoid spending a fortune on the food on sale at the zoo. Don’t miss Penguin Beach were charismatic penguins love to show off.
Deep Purple, one of the most iconic bands ever, have today announced a new tour in support of new studio album ‘inFinite’, released in early 2017. The band will be performing at The O2 on Thursday 23 November 2017, with special guests, Europe. Stay with us at Park Villa in Mile End and enjoy this amazing concert of Deep Purple!
Ian Gillan, Roger Glover, Ian Paice, Steve Morse and Don Airey, Mark VIII of the band, continue to travel the scope of hard rock — the textures and nuances of recent works are anything but thudding retreads. If you set a random play setting for the band’s entire catalogue, the result is one of the finest musical outputs to grace rock music.
Having amassed so many songs that get coined under the “classic” moniker, setlists have been a never-ending debate among diehards and newer fans especially with the most recent album ‘NOW WHAT?!’ The Number one Gold Status and top ten album across the globe. The last chapter of a career strong of over 120.000 million albums sold, it has sold to date over half a million copies and the band have sold over a million concert tickets since its release alone. The band’s videos “From the Setting Sun in wacken” and “To the Rising Sun in Tokyo” charted on the same day at 1 and 2 in UK’s music video charts proving the fascination the band’s shows have on their audience.
It is no underestimation to say that the return of Gorillaz has been feverishly anticipated and at the end of this year they return home to play The O2 Arena on the 4 and 5 December 2017.
Following on from a secret London show in March – described by Time Out London as ‘’Flat-out one of the greatest gigs we’ve seen in a whole heap of years.’’ – the World’s Most Successful Virtual Act will hit the road across Europe this autumn, and if recent history is anything to go by, these will go just as quickly.
Tickets to their US live dates sold out in the blink of an eye last month so I guess you better be quick and book your ticket for the greatest gig you will see before 2018! Park Villa is in Mile End close by The O2, why don’t you stay with us?
The Killers announced a major UK and Ireland tour, which will stop at The O2 Arena on Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 November 2017.
The announcement follows on from a spectacular, hit-laden surprise set at Glastonbury, which saw the band return to the festival for the first time since their 2007 Pyramid Stage headline show.
The American rock band is back in London! Just grab your tickets and book a bed with us! At Park Villa we love rock and we love The Killers, moreover we are just few tube stations away from The O2 Arena!
Innovation and One Nation bring to you the ‘Return of Bass Heavy’! The last time these two drum and bass super brands came together at this immense venue, they brought one monster of a party to the Capital… it’s sure to be repeated this 26th of August! Come to Park Villa in Mile End and enjoy the Line Up of this year at the O2!
Line Up 2017
DJ Guv ft. Eksman
Subzero & Original Sin ft. Skibadee & Harry Shotta
Logan D & Majistrate ft. IC3 & Fatman D
Macky Gee & Phantasy ft. Shabba & Stormin
Turno ft. Dreps
Nu:Elementz ft.Azza & Grima
Serum ft. Bassman
Modified Motion ft. Kombo
Voltage ft. AC MC…
Following their incredible, sold-out homecoming show, Depeche Mode announced that they will return to the UK later this year, stopping at The O2 on Wednesday 22 November 2017.
While their recent homecoming show was the only UK stop on this summer’s stadium leg of the Global Spirit Tour, these new dates will give the band the opportunity to play to fans elsewhere in the UK, to see the tour that critics have hailed as a “sensational triumph” and the band Mixmag describes as “apocalyptically thrilling on the live stage.”
Depeche Mode in London is THE date to save on your calendar! Why don’t you head to Park Villa right after the show? We are located in Mile End just few stops away from the The O2 Arena and we are true fans!
Are you good at making home made gift or you just need to cut the expenses during that crazy period? Save the dates of the 16 & 18 November cause The ExCel Centre is welcoming Simply Christmas, a crafty Christmas show that will fulfil all your expectations!
This unique retail experience is an extravaganza of exclusive ranges of bespoke and unusual gifts; including glass, jewellery, art, candles, ceramics, clothing and so much more. Enjoy live music and festive food and drink as you tick off your Christmas shopping list!
Don’t forget that The ExCel Centre is near Mile End and by Park Villa! If you feel like staying in London, why don’t you stay with us and share your new-found knowledge about home-made gifts?