London is a huge entertainment capital – not quite LA or NYC, but it is close behind. I went to two concerts and two red carpet events while abroad, and they were both new and exciting experiences.
While in London, I attended two concerts: one at the iconic Hammersmith Apollo, just a bus ride away from campus, and the other at the O2 Arena in southeast London. This isn’t a normal “travel” post, but I wanted to share because both bands are from the UK. There was something special about the environment – not to mention that it was One Direction’s last show together.
In Leicester Square, I stumbled across the red carpet event for The Intern, a movie starring Anne Hathaway and Robert De Niro. About a month later, I went to Ed Sheeran’s “green carpet” premiere of his concert movie.
The chances for concerts and red carpet premieres in a city like London are extremely high. My friend went to the Mockingjay Pt. 2 premiere while I was in Rome and she met all three stars of the movie. It’s incredible the opportunities you get in a big city like London!