July 19, 2012, 11:58 am-- /EPR NETWORK/ -- 2012 is the year of Shakespeare. Throughout the year festivals, performances, events and exhibitions are being held around the world to remember arguably the greatest English playwright of all time William Shakespeare.
London is hosting numerous events including a performance of King Lear, one of Shakespeare's greatest tragedies. The performance is being brought to Islington's Almeida Theatre by Michael Attenborough, son of actor Richard Attenborough, and the title role is being portrayed by award-winning actor Richard Pryce.
The Almeida Theatre is the most critically praised theatre in the UK . It has achieved 14 West End transfers in 12 years and tickets should be booked well in advance, especially for a play as hotly anticipated as Michael Attenborough's King Lear.
The play runs from 31 August through to 3 November and tickets are priced at £8 through to £32. Matinee performances are held from 15 September onwards.
The Almeida Theatre is located just off attractive, trendy Upper Street and it's just a short tube journey from King's Cross. There are many hotels near Kings Cross, but for visitors to the capital they may not all be easy to find and/or locate.
HotelMap.com pictorially displays hotels on a map of the capital. Users of the site can search based on date of arrival, location and vicinity to local sights, landmarks and attractions. Filters can be applied such as price, closeness to tube stations and top restaurants so users can find the most suitable hotels for their needs. HotelMap.com is easy to use thanks to its drop and drag facility, changeable size format and easy visibility of star ratings, availability, discounts and price.
Many of the capital's top hotels near King's Cross have been discounted by LondonTown.com this summer and HotelMap.com has the low-down on the best ones available through September and October.
Its first tip is the four-star Hilton Islington. Located less than five minutes' walk from the Almeida Theatre this slick, smart hotel is on sale from £107 per room, per night thanks to an exclusive discount of 76%.
Tip number two is the Jury's Inn Islington on Pentonville Road . Rates start at £99 per room, per night owing to a reduction of 74%. This three-star property is located equidistant from Kings Cross Station and the Almeida Theatre.