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The British Music Experience at the O2

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by Yaniza Doré (subscribe)
Hi! I'm a university student from New York City currently studying abroad in London. I'm studying Psychology and English literature, but my main passion is singing. Get to know me on youtube, too!
Published April 30th 2013
Experience the history of British Music at the O2

For anyone who loves British music, whether it's the rich history or the well-known music, the British Music Experience is a must-see in London. Located at the famous O2 Arena, where many musicians come to perform on a normal basis, the BME is full of interactive activities for people interested in London's proudest music.

Upon entering the BME, you are almost overwhelmed by all of the cool stuff to choose from. Some of the rooms have displays of artists' concert clothes, legendary guitars, and even handwritten song lyric drafts. You can learn about artists as far back as the Beatles of course, but there is also information about the Spice Girls and even Adele.

One of the funniest parts of the BME is being able to save some of the coolest information that you learn about the artists. You are given a unique card where you can record your findings just by tapping it where indicated.

Aside from the captivating history and artefacts present at the BME, my absolute favourite part was the area in which we were allowed to play real instruments. As a guitarist, being able to play high quality electric guitars, keyboards, basses, and drums was definitely a treat. Most of the instruments were attached to a screen where you could choose a tutorial based on your skill level. There was even a singing booth where you and your friends could enjoy some quite karaoke and you could alter the sounds and add effects.

Overall, I was quite satisfied with my experience at the BME. The price is decent and the activities were fun for all ages. That said, try to go early before all of the kids don't take over the instruments!
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Why? It's fun and educational.
When: Monday - Sunday from 11AM to 7:30PM
Phone: 020 8463 2000
Where: North Greenwich
Cost: Adults (aged 18 ) = £13.00 Children = £6.50 (Up to 17 years old, children under 5 go free). For groups of 10 : Adults = £8.50 Children = £5.75 (Up to 17 years old, children under 5 go free)
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