I love the theatre, and I’m sure many of you do too. Although nothing quite compares to the experience of going to a West End Production in London. Today Angelina shares some useful tips for getting the best out of your London Theatre trip…
If a holiday and a little entertainment sounds like just what the doctor ordered, consider a theatre break in London. Many available holiday deals combine hotels near the theatre district with theatre tickets, which makes planning for your theatre break both easy and fun. You can also schedule your own theatre break to fit the days, schedule and hotel that you desire.
There are over 40 different theatres in London, offering shows that match almost any preference from musicals to comedy and drama. The London theatre district is located in the West End of town and includes such notoriously famous for performance theatres as the Globe, Drury Lane, London Coliseum, Garrick, Prince of Wales and the London Palladium.
Whether you want to see something light and funny or more serious, there are theatre shows that will meet your fancy. Some of the current theatre shows include The Lion King, The Wizard of Oz, Shrek the Musical, Stomp, The Woman in Black, Rock of Ages, Les Miserables, Wicked, Billy Elliot, Richard III, Timon of Athens, Henry V, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Abigail’s Party, The Taming of the Shrew, The Effect and Blood Brothers.
You can obtain same day or next day tickets at the box office in most of the London theatres, allowing you to choose your theatre break schedule on a whim. However, you can also purchase tickets online at sites such as LondonTheatre.co.uk and OfficialLondonTheatre.co.uk. Tickets tend to range from £15.00 and up.
London Theatre Hotels
When arranging for your theatre break in London, select a hotel near the theatre district so that you may walk to the show and nearby restaurants. Some of the hotels situated near the theatres include Le Meridian Piccadilly, Citadines London Trafalgar Square, St. Martin’s Lane, St. Georges Hotel, Westbury Mayfair, Sanderson, Best Western Shaftesbury, Waldorf, Strand Palace, Kingsway Hall Hotel and Savoy. Most of these hotels are between a 5 and 20-minute walk to the nearby theatres and restaurants.
If you want to combine your show tickets with your hotel arrangements, consider purchasing a London theatre break deal, which will allow you to pick the show dates and your hotel together. Some websites that offer deals include Show-and-Stay.co.uk, JustLondonTheatreBreaks.com and LastMinute.com.
Some of these websites also offer discount show tickets as well as dinner and show deals and discounts.
Scheduling a London theatre break is a wonderful way to enjoy some fantastic entertainment and stay in some of London’s best hotels. Combine the two for the ideal London theatre break!
Author Bio: Angelina Lawson is a Content Writer with an interest in topics relating Theatre, Films, art, culture etc. You can follow her @boxofficeltd on Twitter.
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