London is the capital of England. Being the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, London boasts exciting evening attractions, with something for every taste. You can take in one of the ever-popular musicals at West End, enjoy an evening at the London Zoological Gardens, or dine out at one of a wide selection of great restaurants.
Termed Theatreland by the Society of London Theatre, London's prime theatre region contains some 40 venues. Comedy performances, musicals and middlebrow plays run throughout the year. London's Theatreland boasts the longest running show in the world, Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," which first opened in 1952. You can locate London's Theatreland in the very heart of the West End, contained between the well-known Kingsway, Regent, Shaftesbury Avenue and Oxford Streets.
Evening River Cruise
Experience London after sunset from the famous Thames River. "City Cruises" operates evening dinner and dance cruises on London's River Thames throughout the year. The luxury cruises offer an opportunity to view London from a different perspective while enjoying an evening of dining and dancing. City Cruises have become well known for their not-to-be-missed New Year's gala dinner and dance on the Thames. Partygoers on these cruises enjoy champagne and wine with their five-course meal, as they celebrate in style.
Cherry Garden Pier
Cherry Garden Street
London SE16 4TU
London Zoo Night
These regular evening events during the summer months offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy cocktails at the penguin pool, live entertainment and a chance to see the zoo's nocturnal animal exhibits. Animals can also be seen in the "Animals in action" show, which highlights the natural behaviours of select species. A number of "Keeper Talks" are also offered and children are able to interact with tame domestic animals, such as rabbits, in the zoo's contact area. Select endangered species are introduced to visitors during these evenings at one of the world's oldest and most respected Zoological Gardens. Teenagers have the chance to put on a pair of headphones and "Go Wild" as they dance at the zoo's silent disco.
Regent's Park, Regent's Park
London NW1 4RY
London has a huge selection of upmarket restaurants that cater to a special evening's dining experience. Candlelit tables and fine food will add to your special occasion, be it a birthday, first date or anniversary celebration. According to Viewlondon.co.uk, some known romantic restaurants are Blue Elephant, with its indoor tropical garden and Thai cuisine, Café des Amis in Covent Garden, and Matsuba, a stylish Japanese restaurant in Richmond.