A visit to Wilton’s Music Hall is a treat for the senses


Address: 1 Graces Alley, London E1 8JB

Visitors to London’s vibrant Wilton’s Music Hall can enjoy a wealth of culture, history and live performances, with everything from cinema to live music on offer to entertain all those that head along.

According to The Theatre’s Trust, Wilton’s Music Hall is “the most important surviving early music hall to be seen anywhere … It is of outstanding architectural and archaeological significance”.

Lots to see and do at Wilton’s Music Hall

Visitors can enjoy all manner of entertainment when planning a trip to this popular London venue, with daily theatrical performances, an extensive gallery and tours offering an insight into the history of the music hall scene and its importance in London culture.

Indeed, full details of the changing roster of acts and performances at Wilton’s Music Hall can be found by visiting the attraction’s official website.

Meanwhile, guests hoping to enjoy a drop to drink during their stay can do just that at either:

  • The Mahogany Bar – part museum, part watering hole, part theatre venue, this is a great place to relax and enjoy a show, a drink and a bite to eat.
  • The Cocktail Bar – a quaint space out of the way of the hustle and bustle of the rest of the goings-on at Wilton’s Music Hall and a perfect retreat for anyone ready to wind down after a hard day’s sightseeing.

Both venues serve food and drink throughout the day and into the early evening, so there really is plenty to keep guests enthralled and happy during their time here.

Opening hours for Wilton’s Music Hall

Visitors keen to enjoy a show, a drink or just the exploration of Wilton’s Music Hall can do so during the following times:

  • Monday to Friday: 11am to 6pm
  • Saturday: 1pm to 5pm
  • Sunday: closed

Interesting facts about Wilton’s Music Hall in London

Here are a few interesting facts that visitors to this popular London attraction might enjoy:

  • Wilton’s Music Hall can be found in a grade II-listed property and is one of only a handful of London music halls that remain with their original period features intact.
  • Opened in the mid-19th century, the music hall was originally attached to several terraced houses and the local pub.
  • The theatre of Wilton’s Music Hall is an unrestored example of the ‘giant pub hall’.
  • The music hall was featured on the BBC television series Restoration in 2003, as a nominee for the south-east segment of the show.
  • The theatre at Wilton’s Music Hall has been a ‘producing venue’ of unique stage shows since 2004.

Underground travel to Wilton’s Music Hall

Anyone planning to visit this popular attraction during a trip to London should consider the benefits of travelling via the extensive London Underground network.

Offering swift and easy access to all parts of central London, stations to be found in the vicinity of Wilton’s Music Hall include:

  • Tower Hill (Circle and District lines)
  • Aldgate (Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines)
  • Aldgate East (District and Hammersmith & City lines)

However, closer to Wilton’s Music Hall is both the Tower Gateway and Shadwell DLR stations of the Docklands Light Railway. In addition, visitors can make use of nearby overground rail options via the Fenchurch Street, London Liverpool Street and Shadwell London Overground stations.

Other attractions in the area

However, it is not just the history and fantastic sounds that draw countless visitors to this popular part of the English capital every year, as there are plenty of other great things to see and do in the local area. Here are just some of the outstanding nearby attractions that visitors might like to enjoy:

  • Tower of London (0.7 miles, 15 minutes’ travel time via public transport/on foot)
  • Whitechapel Gallery (0.5 miles, ten minutes)
  • Tower Bridge (0.4 miles, nine minutes)
  • Design Museum (0.9 miles, 16 minutes)
  • Old Spitalfields Market (0.8 miles, 17 minutes)
  • City Hall (0.9 miles, 12 minutes)
  • 30 St Mary Axe, AKA ‘The Gherkin’ (0.8 miles, 16 minutes)
  • V & A Museum of Childhood (1.7 miles, 25 minutes)
  • Museum of London Docklands (two miles, 17 minutes)
  • Victoria Park (2.2 miles, 33 minutes)

Where to park near Wilton’s Music Hall

And finally, for all those hoping to travel by car when planning a visit to the centre of London, here are some of the best local parking facilities in the vicinity of Wilton’s Music Hall.

  • Tobacco Dock Car Park (0.5 miles, 11 minutes’ travel time on foot)
  • Royal Mint Street Car Park (0.2 miles, five minutes)
  • Minories Car Park (0.3 miles, six minutes)
  • Tower Hill Car & Coach Park (0.7 miles, 15 minutes)
  • Q-Park Tower Bridge (0.9 miles, 20 minutes)

Motorists travelling in the English capital are reminded that as traffic volumes can be high throughout the day and into the evening, it is therefore advisable to plan journeys in advance and to avoid taking to the roads during the morning and evening rush hours.