Wilton's Music Hall
If you want to experience a touch of faded glamour from East London's 19th century entertainment scene, then visit Wilton's, the world's last surviving music hall.
This bewitching building, which was founded as an ale house in 1743 but became a music hall in 1850, is located within easy walking distance of the Tower of London down the tiny Grace Alley and well and truly harks back to the very early days of popular entertainment.
In its heydey it was decked out with the highest quality mirrors, chandeliers and paintwork and, although the hall has seen better days, its now-crumbling facade is very much part of its charm.
Although the main auditiorum will not be open during the Olympics, the venue's excellent Mahogany Bar will be running a series of small-scale pop-up events during August.