easytobook.com – Head to London for a Classical English Summer
June 30, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsLONDON, ENGLAND - The world's greatest classical music festival, the BBC Proms Festival 2011, kicks off on 15th July at London's Royal College of Music.
A great collaboration between UNESCO listed London venues, musical artists and the BBC media network, the Proms Festival lasts until 10th September and is likely to increase already high demand for London hotel rooms throughout the period.
In light of the scale of this spectacle, international travel experts easytobook.com recommend all those travelling to London during this period to be prepared for higher rates and lower availability at hotels throughout the city.
The BBC Proms primarily features over 70 choral, symphonic and operatic performances in stunning London venues, including the Royal Albert Hall.
This is the venue for September's climax the famously irreverent Last Night of the Proms, which will also feature live satellite links from Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, as well as live celebrations in London's Hyde Park, under the banner of 'Proms in the Park'.
In addition to the familiar musical performances, the BBC Proms also offer an array of participatory and educational features. Beginners can enter music-making workshops, events for children and families run throughout, and a series of pre-concert talks provides an introduction to the context of the music.
Literary events throughout the festival highlight cultural connections between music and poetry, theatre and philosophy.
Additional interactive programmes include the first Proms poetry competition, Young Composers' Competition, and Proms updates via text message and on Facebook and Twitter.
For further information and schedules, the BBC website is a primary reference point.
easytobook.com has a vast selection of London hotel rooms at unbeatable rates throughout this festival, translated into eight languages, but availability is falling with each passing day – this opportunity cannot last for long.