3 star urban cool hotel
17 Moor Street, Soho, W1D 5APShow on map
"out of town cost - on the doorstep location - and its FUNKY!" Z Hotel's funky moniker and description as 'The Urbanite stay' denotes the kind of hip young crowd it attracts. The uber-modern hotel offers very... Read More »
4 star contemporary hotel
20 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HDShow on map
The quintessential Covent Garden rendezvous, the newly transformed Radisson Edwardian Mercer Street effortlessly blends with the boutique appeal of its neighbourhood. A landmark in Seven Dials village, this is... Read More »
5 star city chic deluxe hotel
10 Monmouth Street, Covent Garden, WC2H 9HBShow on map
"Chic hotel with opulent rooms in the heart of London's entertainment district" Covent Garden Hotel is a 5-Star deluxe hotel in London’s theatre district. This is the place to stay if you want luxurious... Read More »
3 star classic hotel
65 - 73 Shaftesbury Avenue, Piccadilly, W1D 6EXShow on map
The Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel may have a low-key entrance, but once inside you are welcomed by smart, boutique chic, with sleek surfaces in bright colours at this extremely well located Best Western Premier... Read More »
Bed and Breakfast
7 Monmouth St, Covent Garden, WC2H 9DAShow on map
Covent Garden has a noted place in London's history as the longest running market in the city and as a more salubrious footnote as the home of London's theatre district, which was once synonymous with... Read More »
4 star classic hotel
6 Frith Street , Soho, W1D 3JAShow on map
The Hazlitts is a superior standard hotel offering modern stylish accommodations in historic Georgian buildings, located in the heart of Soho. Combining vintage style with modern conveniences, Hazlitt's is a... 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 »
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 »
5 star urban cool deluxe hotel
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HXShow on map
If you want to be right in the heart of Londons theatre district, the St Martins Lane Hotel, London, is a five star option that could not be more convenient. You will find yourself staying on the same small... 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 »
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New York may have the bright lights of Broadway, but London's Theatreland shines just as brightly! There are many boards to tread in the West End, from the majestic neo-classical and Romanesque theatres of Shaftesbury Avenue and Piccadilly, to discrete, tucked away establishments where amateur dramatists can strut their stuff. With everything from mega musicals, to comedy, high drama or cabaret on offer in this vibrant part of the city, you will find something for all tastes and all ages. So, slip into something glam, take advantage of the huge selection of pre-theatre meal deals and hit the town for a night of legitimate entertainment.
Theatre in London has grown in popularity since the establishment of The Curtain in the 16th century, and theatres started to spring up in the West End. However, although theatre-going was a popular pastime, the theatres had a somewhat salacious reputation and it wasn't until the popularity of music hall comedy in the 29th century became widespread, that it became a truly refined way to enjoy oneself, and the West End truly came in to its own.
Britain has had a wealth of playwrights throughout the ages as well, from Shakespeare, to Alan Ayckbourn, Andrew Lloyd Webber to Harold Pinter, Ben Elton to Tom Stoppard; with such a wealth of talent in Britain, it's unsurprising that London is so world-renowned for its theatre. With over 13 million visiting London theatres each year, visiting a play is an absolute must for anyone coming to the city. There are approximately 40 venues in Theatreland proper, and although tickets can be pricey, it's easy to find discounted tickets at official booths such as TKTs and Leicester Square Box Office.
Theatreland is officially the area between The Strand, Oxford Street, Regent Street and Kingsway (although London's theatres stretch far beyond these boundaries!), encompassing Covent Garden, Drury Lane and Shaftesbury Avenue. Some of the most popular shows in London have been running for years because punters just can't get enough of them, so these are a good choice if it's your first time visiting the city. Les Miserables has been running for over 25 years at the Queens Theatre and shows no sign of stopping, owing its popularity to epic sets and rousing songs. Wicked at the Apollo Victoria, Chicago at the Garrick Theatre and The Lion King at The Lyceum Theatre are more recent additions, but continue to draw crowds. If singing and dancing isn't your thing, The Woman in Black is a hugely popular ghost story, with eerie effects at The Fortune Theatre and War Horse has cutting edge puppetry and a gripping story at the New London Theatre, but don't forget to bring the tissues! If you fancy something with a little more sauce, La Pigalle offers cabaret performances and for something to get your pulse racing, Stomp is one of the most unique musical extravaganzas to hit the city. There's so much choice you'll have to book a return trip just to take it all in!
The venues of Theatreland are also largely within walking distance of each other, so you can navigate your way round with ease; and they are interspersed amongst London's best shops and restaurants, making a theatre trip the best way to unwind after a day of sight seeing. If you want to stay in the midst of the action, there are plenty of excellent hotels in the area, including the Shaftesbury Piccadilly Hotel, on Shaftesbury Avenue, offers reasonable rates and comfortable rooms, or if you want a truly luxurious time in London, you can book into The Savoy on The Strand. The Strand Palace Hotel occupies a grand building in the heart of the city and offers affordable rooms and perhaps the most famous of all London hotels, The Ritz, is located in Piccadilly, for an expensive but once in a lifetime experience.