Wilton's Music Hall
The world’s oldest surviving music hall, Wilton’s has had many lives: alehouse, Victorian sailors’ pub, Methodist Mission, and modern day theatre and music venue. The building is one of the most atmospheric in London, comprising an 18th century terrace and 19th century music hall. The latter, opened by John Wilton in 1859 as the ‘Magnificent New Music Hall’, is a particular joy. Adorned with mirrors, chandeliers and decorative paintwork, it hosted early popular entertainers from George Ware to Arthur Lloyd. Wilton’s survived the slum clearances of the 1960’s and reopened as a theatre and concert hall in 1997. In 2011, it was again saved from closure through a public appeal, raising much-needed funds to restore the venue room by room.
Tel: 020 7702 2789
Entry Charges: Admission Free Tour £6