5 star deluxe modern hotel
6 Waterloo Place, St James's Park, SW1Y 4ANShow on map
The Sofitel St. James Hotel is a 186 room, luxury 5 star hotel based in Westminster, South West London. This lies in Zone 1 of the Underground system. The closest tube station to the Sofitel St. James is... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
Whitcomb Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7HGShow on map
The Royal Trafalgar Hotel enjoys an exclusive and extremely rare advantage over many of the hotels placed in the heart of London. The hotel is right next door to one of London's busiest areas, Trafalgar... Read More »
4 star modern hotel
2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, SW1A 2TSShow on map
The Trafalgar Hilton is a trendy boutique style hotel in the heart of London. Discretely positioned near the bustling environs of Trafalgar Square, where London's largest galleries are located; the Trafalgar... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
St Martins Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7HLShow on map
The perfect hideaway boutique hotel in the heart of the West End; tucked between the National Gallery and Leicester Square itself, the Radisson Edwardian Leicester Square Hotel is cool, minimalist and clutter... Read More »
5 star classic deluxe hotel
31-36 Leicester Square, Leicester Square, WC2H 7LHShow on map
The Radisson Edwardian Hampshire Hotel is located in one of Leicester Square's rare quiet spots, at the heart of London's theatre district. Its elegant facade contrasts with the vibrant nightlife, theatres,... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
10, Coventry Street, Leicester Square, W1D 6BZShow on map
If it's night life you're looking for, then the Thistle Piccadilly, London puts you right at the heart of the city's after-hours culture. From theatres, cinemas and entertainment to late-night drinking dens,... Read More »
5 star urban cool deluxe hotel
10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D 6QFShow on map
"A funky design driven hotel in the very heart of London's West End" In the heart of London’s West End, W London Leicester Square is a deluxe hotel that mixes luxury with innovative design. It has 192... Read More »
4 star urban cool hotel
1 Leicester Street, Leicester Square, WC2H 7BLShow on map
"Chic hotel in Central London offering fresh bread, fine wines and quality dining" One Leicester Street, formerley the St John Hotel, is run by The Unlisted Collection" group of hotels. It is a superb... Read More »
3 star modern hotel
1 Leicester Place, Leicester Square, WC2H 7BPShow on map
Ibis Leicester Square Hotel London All children under 15 years stay free of charge when using existing beds This is no ordinary Premier Inn, all the bedrooms "float" on neoprene pads to significantly... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
21 Piccadilly, Piccadilly, W1J 0BHShow on map
Le Meridien Hotel Piccadilly is located in one of the exceedingly grand Victorian buildings, which line the vibrant Piccadilly area, a location that built its fortunes on fashion and exquisite food and home... Read More »
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Facing the Theatre Royal Haymarket and with an equally auspicious history, Her Majestys Theatre has been the home of Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Phantom of the Opera since 1986, and is now owned by the impresario.
Its name changes every half-decade or so depending on the gender of England's monarch: the four theatres on this site have been called the Queen's, the King's, His Majesty's, and briefly in its heyday as a magnet for European society in the 1830s, the Italian Opera House. Opera, indeed, was the theatre's main programme from 1709 onwards after a law was passed banning the playhouse from showing anything else; George Frederick Handel premiered his English debut at Her Majesty's, and produced 25 new works there over as many subsequent years.
As was all-too common for the candlelit theatres of the period the original burnt down in 1789, and its second incarnation (1791-1867) saw it at the centre of London's social life, with the beautiful elite of Europe mingling at the premieres of new operas before flames once again put paid to the venue.
The third His Majesty's lasted 42 years until 1892 and survived the fiery fate of its predecessors; the current building opened in 1897, and its flat, wide stage and tricksy Victorian stage machinery for special effects are perfect for musicals - Arabian Nights song-&-dance spectacular Chu Chin Chow, recently revived for a sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre and memorably described as "the first British racist musical" ran for an amazing 2,235 performances after WWI, and other huge hits like Paint Your Wagon and Fiddler On The Roof debuted here.
Phantom arrived in 1986 and shows no signs of flagging yet: Lloyd-Webber's grandiose tale of a masked man haunting the opera houses of 1911 Paris has the perfect setting with Her Majesty's, and the fact that it's been a consistent sell-out for over 9,000 shows is testament to its ability to still amaze and delight.