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19 Feb 2014

London's Theatreland: West End Theatres, Restaurants and Accommodation


London's theatre is world-renowned and the city has been the birthplace of many of the most popular theatre productions across the globe. Therefore, no visit to London is complete without a trip to one of the famous theatres in the most famous theatre district: the West End.

Many of the guests who stay in our London accommodation make their visit to  to see a West End production one of the highlights of their trip. We decided to create a little guide to making the most of the area with the best restaurants, shows and accommodation.



West End Restaurants

Clos Maggiore

Make sure to fuel up with a pre-theatre meal at one of the many restaurants in the West End. Luckily, London's theatre district coincides with one of the city's greatest areas for eating out and, therefore, there's plenty of places to choose from. Here are a few of our favourites:

  • J. Sheeky - Located in the heart of Covent Garden, this glamorous fish and seafood restaurant is within walking distances of London's best West End theatres. Feast on the freshest of oysters and the most comforting of fish pies. 28-32 St Martins Ct, WC2N 4AL
  • Hawksmoor Seven Dials - Steak fans need look no further than Hawsmoor Seven Dialls which is located between Covent Garden and Leicester Square. Not only are they known to serve the best steak in London but they also offer a pre- and post-theatre menu for those looking for a speedy bite to eat. 11 Langley St, WC2H 9JG.
  • Clos Maggiore - Complete a romantic evening out at the theatre by dining in one of London's most romantic restaurants. With its open fire and blossom-filled conservatory, it's the perfect setting for an atmospheric meal and, best of all, they offer pre-theatre menus so you can enjoy it all without breaking the bank. 33 King St, Covent Garden, WC2E 8JD


5 Must-See London West End Shows



1. WICKED

Following on from where the Wizard of Oz left off, Wicked reveals the untold story behind the Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship to Glinda the Good. Packed with technical wizardry and show-stopping tunes, bring the children along to be spellbound.
Tickets from £19.00More info + Booking.

2. BILLY ELLIOT

This feel-good story of a young boy's struggle to become a dancer amidst much adversity has captured audiences' hearts and picked up multiple awards. Expect a poignant plot, lively dancing and a catchy score composed by Elton John.
Tickets from £26.00. More info + Booking.


WAR HORSE


3. WAR HORSE

The beautiful life-sized horse puppets would be enough reason to try to get your hands on tickets for this gripping production but the heart felt story of one boy's journey to bring his horse home from WWI has cemented its sold out status.
Tickets from £19.00. More info + Booking.


4. THE BOOK OF MORMON

From the same creators of South Park, this may be one comical musical that you don't bring the kids along to. Taking a satirical look at musical theatre and organised religion, this hit Broadway musical is outrageous and hilarious in equal measure.
Tickets from £48.00. More info + Booking.


5. THE LION KING

Stunning colours, enchanting Africans drums and amazing effects follow Simba as he embarks on an epic journey from innocent cub to King of the Pridelands. This much-loved adaptation of the Disney classic is a spectacular feast for the senses and boasts multiple awards.
Tickets from £32.50. More info + Booking.


West End Accommodation


After an evening of eating and entertainment, you'll want some nearby accommodation to be able to slink back to. Luckily there's a large choice of luxurious West End accommodation to pick from and here are just a few of our favourites:


Arlington House

Arlington House

Just a little further away from London's Theatreland, these luxurious Mayfair apartments are still within walking distance of the most popular theatres in the city.
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Citadines Prestige Trafalgar Square

With London artwork adorning its walls and a highly desirable location less than a five minute walk from Trafalgar Square, you'll never feel too far away from the city in these colourful apartments.
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Marconi House

These sleek and contemporary apartments sit in the middle of the Covent Garden hub with a multitude of dining options, nightlife and famous theatres on their doorstep.
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If you're visiting soon and want to stay in a serviced apartment in the West End with easy accessibility to London's best theatres, speak to a customer advisor. Call us on +44 843 298 8820 or email us at info@check-in-london.com for rates and availability