Keeping Busy near Chiswell Street


Chiswell Street lies right in the heart of London. As you would expect, this means there is a lot going on to keep you busy whatever time of year you are visiting. Here is a short list of some of the most exciting events happening near Chiswell Street that would be perfect for people staying at the Montcalm hotel London City.It’s a busy and exciting area of London so don’t think this is by any means a comprehensive list of your options, think of it a bit more as a starting point for your plans.If the area sounds a bit too excitable, maybe consider staying somewhere that’s near a park and maybe a bit quieter, perhaps one the cheap hotels in Paddington London.


There is an exceptional performance of Shakespeare’s great tragedy Hamlet starting soon at the Barbican. Benedict Cumberbatch, star of BBCs Sherlock, plays the title role in a truly amazing performance.

London Beach Rugby:

If you enjoy keeping active, or enjoy watching others be active, be sure to check out the London Beach Rugby going on in Finsbury Square. The five a side, seven minute games make for some pretty fast and intense games; the perfect way to get the blood pumping on a Friday or Saturday.

Rachmaninoff Vespers & Etudes-Tableaux:

Rachmaninoff is one of those unbelievable composers that knocks it out of the park every time. If you love classical music make sure to head to Milton Court at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama to catch this wonderful performance.

Henry IV Parts one and two:

The Royal Shakespeare Society is back at the Barbican with another of the great playwright’s incredible historic plays. Henry IV’s story is such a major part of British history, making it the perfect play to catch while visiting London.

The Body:

Art takes many different forms in its attempts to reflect the world. The Body is a physical, multimedia performance exploring human consciousness. There’s heart monitors, live sound, video, dolls; all used in an exploration of what it means to be alive and human.

To Kill a Mockingbird:

This fantastic performance of To Kill a Mockingbird is pretty timely given the unexpected recent release of Harper Lee’s second novel. The show premiered in the open air Regent’s park theatre to great acclaim and now, two years later, it is back on the stage and already wowing audiences.

BBC Symphony Orchestra:

If you want to wash away the stresses of your mind and lose yourself in music, be sure to check out the performance at the Barbican Theatre by the BBC Symphony Orchestra.

Final Symphony II:

Geekier travellers will definitely be excited by this incredible show. The London Symphony Orchestra will be trying their hands at fantastic music of the Final Fantasy Universe. If you ever wanted to hear your favourite tracks from the different games, this is your chance. Better yet, there is also a talk by composer Nobou Uematsu about his incredible career.