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Sunday 26 June 2011

Not fussy when it comes to visiting a show/concert in London? Then you might be in luck in trying to obtain cheap seats. Ignore those wretched ticket touts found on the side streets and you can still benefit from cheap tickets. There are a lot of ways to find cheap seats in London.

You can try to do this in a few ways. Perhaps plan yourself in advance, or go last minute and see what you can get for your money!

If you are visiting London and need to plan your trip, then it is definitely worth searching all the ‘legitimate’ companies offering tickets or having a good old search on the wonderful world wide web! If you are not fussed with what show you want to see, then you are likely to have a better chance. But please remember, to always purchase from a legitimate company that is a member of the S.T.A.R organisation, or from the theatre itself. STAR - the Society of Ticket Agents and Retailers and is the leading self-regulatory body for the entertainment ticketing industry across the United Kingdom
STAR operates within guidelines supported by, amongst others, the Society of London Theatre and the Office of Fair Trading. So you know if you buy through a STAR member, you are buying in confidence!

Some theatres offer day tickets, which they keep back at a reduced price for ‘on the day’ performances. But queues get long, so be sure to be flexible and get there early!

Consider taking a group of you, there are some amazing deals out there when more of you go; even up to half price on top seats can be had!

If you are happy to go into theatre land and see what you can find, then you can visit many of the ticket booths, as well as popping along to the theatre box offices to see if any cancelled tickets are unsold. It is a great way to see a top price show at a low price. Don’t get me wrong, this is not guaranteed, so providing you are happy to go with the flow and do something else if it doesn’t work out, then you can still enjoy the alternative entertainment, London has to offer.

So getting cheap seats in London is a possibility, as long as you know where to look and what to look for! So don’t delay and get searching for a good bargain!

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