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10 January 2009

Tour the oldest surviving Music Hall in the world

Wilton's Music Hall, just off Cable Street in the East End, is the world's oldest and last surviving grand music hall.

Though it now hosts regular theatrical and music-hall events, parts of the building are still derelict and only 60 percent of is safe, and in use.

As part of the drive to preserve this important part of London's history, the music hall offers tours of the building for just £5.

They're fairly irregular, only held approximately once a month, and must be booked in advance but they are sure to be an interesting introduction to the history of London's music halls, which were once a key part of life in our city.

Wilton's Music Hall is a 10 minute walk from Tower Hill or Aldgate East.

For more information visit the website here, or if you're more interested in taking in a show, have a look at what's on offer here.

^Picture of the Wilton's Music Hall Entrance from Wikipedia under Wikimedia Commons^

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