Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall is an intimate venue for piano recitals, chamber music, jazz and song and provides nearly perfect acoustics

Preparing for a performance inside Wigmore Hall
Preparing for a performance inside Wigmore Hall cc licensed photo by dumbledad

Wigmore Hall opened in 1901 as the Bechstein Hall. It was built by a a C. Bechstein Pianoforefabrik, a German piano manufacturer that had it's showroom right next door. During the First World War the hall was confiscated as enemy property due to it's German ownership. It was sold in an auction and re-opened in 1917 as Wigmore Hall.

The hall, which was recently and extensively refurbished in 2004 is noted for having near perfect acoustics for classical music.

Wigmore Hall features over 400 performances each season. They also have their own recording label and they broadcast a concert every week over the BBC Radio network and via the internet.

The Wigmore Hall presents audiences with a wide variety of dance performances including contemporary, tango, hip hop, flamenco and more.

For more information about the Wigmore Hall including upcoming performances visit their official website.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Wigmore Hall Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 11:30 AM – 7:45 PM
  • Tuesday: 11:30 AM – 7:45 PM
  • Wednesday: 11:30 AM – 7:45 PM
  • Thursday: 11:30 AM – 7:45 PM
  • Friday: 11:30 AM – 7:45 PM
  • Saturday: 11:30 AM – 7:45 PM
  • Sunday: 11:30 AM – 7:45 PM

Address: 36 Wigmore St, London W1U 2BP, UK

Phone: 020 7935 2141

Official Website: Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Lovely afternoon celebrating my Mum's 84th birthday, listening to a string quartet. We enjoyed a coffee in the peaceful cafe/bar downstairs before the performance. All the staff were very welcoming and the acoustics in the hall were great. Reasonably priced tickets too.
Gordon Newlands69 - a week ago

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5 Star Rating One of London's most famous yet intimate concert halls. With world class artists performing to packed enthusiastic audiences in a very unfussy setting. Always a joy and highly recommended if you're in town check out what's on an treat yourself. There's a great bar and restaurant too where you can relax before and after or just drop into.
Mikhail Lumanov - a month ago

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5 Star Rating I attended a concert here last week, the second one I've been to at Wigmore Hall. The venue itself is fantastic, perfect for chamber music, being small and intimate. Every seat has a good view of the stage, and the venue is impeccably well kept and tidy. Tickets are well priced, and for under 25s are often free. Under 35s also get discounted tickets. For the concert I saw, the venue was only half full, which seems a shame considering the quality of the event, so I would definitely recommend that anyone in London book tickets for a concert here.
Sam Keys - a month ago

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5 Star Rating A great venue for concerts that is easy to get to from Oxford Street. Enjoyed the duet violinist and pianist that I went to see. The venue is incredible and well kept.
Angela Orphanou - in the last week

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5 Star Rating Great place for music & refreshments. So welcoming - very friendly & helpful staff - always! It is a compact hall & the acoustics wonderful. Probably my favourite place in London for baroque music & recitals. Back again later this month!
Brian Dotson - 2 months ago

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Directions

Tube Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Central and Jubilee LinesBond Street6 MInutes
Bakerloo, Central and Victoria LinesOxford Circus8 MInutes

How to get to Wigmore Hall by Tube

From Bond Street Station exit onto Oxford Street and walk to your right (east), then go left on Maryleborne Lane, then right on Wigmore Street. The Hall is a little ahead on your left.

From Oxford Circus Station exit onto Regent Street and head north, then go left on Cavendish Place, then continue on Wigmore Street. Wigmore Hall is on your right.

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