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Marianela and Thiago Principal Ballet Dancers

Let Marianela and Thiago, principal dancers at The Royal Ballet, take you on a journey of love and magic that reveals London’s romantic side. Watch and share their story to find out how going for coffee turned into a marriage proposal, why the National Gallery is so special to Thiago, what attracts them to Portobello Market and their top tip when visiting London – the Royal Opera House, of course!

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About Royal Opera House

This world-famous theatre, home of the Royal Ballet, the Royal Opera and the ROH Orchestra, is open during the day to the general public, as well as being open to ticket holders during performances. Pre-booked guided tours are available daily. Enjoy a morning coffee or lunch at the Amphitheatre Restaurant, or take a drink out to the Amphitheatre Terrace with its stunning views across the Covent Garden Piazza. Buy a ticket for a performance from the Box Office and visit the ROH shop for a wide range of souvenirs.

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