Best known for their smooth, sophisticated sound, The Platters were among the most successful vocal groups of the 50s. Performing hits including The 'Great Pretender',' Only You', 'Smoke Gets In Your Eyes', 'My Prayer', 'Twilight Time', 'Remember When' and many more.
Achieving four number one hits in America, they were one of the first African-American groups to regularly ascend the pop charts, helping to launch Doo Wop music and influencing generations of vocal groups along the way.
Although there have been line-up changes through the years, their iconic sound remains the same.
On Foot -
10 minute walk from Livingston Shopping Centre and bus terminal.
Head along Almondvale Boulevard following the pedestrian signs for the Civic Centre. Walking past the entrance to the Civic Centre use the pedestrian crossing on Howden South Road, follow the path ahead through Howden Park to the Centre
Bus - 10 minute walk from the bus terminal at Livingston Shopping Centre. The closest bus stops are on Howden East and at the entrance to St John's Hospital, with both a 2 minute walk away.
Edinburgh Waverley - Livingston North
Journey time from: 23 mins (25min walk to Howden Park Centre)
Glasgow Queen Street - Livingston North
Journey time from: 41 mins (25min walk to Howden Park Centre)
- There are not many taxis available, however, you can pre-book a taxi or private car hire.
Car - From Edinburgh: M8, come off at Livingston (j3). Slip road to dual carriageway (A899).
From Glasgow: M8, come off at Livingston (j3). 1st exit off roundabout onto the dual
Dual Carriageway to Howden Park Centre
A899 towards town centre exit Almondvale junction - exit marked Craigsfarm South (brown HPC tourist sign).
At the bottom of the slip get into the right hand lane, take the 2nd exit from the roundabout.
Left hand lane at the lights and follow the brown HPC sign.
Through the roundabout to the next one (Civic Centre on your left) and take 3rd exit.
Turn left at the next Howden Park Centre sign (into Toronto Avenue). Left into Howden Park.
Follow the road to the end.
Free parking - 115 spaces (8 disabled)