A highlight of any London itinerary is seeing a show in London’s famous West End.
London’s West End has been intrinsically linked with the theatre since the first theatre opened there in Drury Lane in 1663. Since then, locals and tourists alike have flocked to be entertained in what is now the world’s largest theatre precinct.
If you are visiting London, Presidential Apartments in Mayfair, Central London Serviced Apartments, is the perfect location convenient to the West End and the plethora of shows to be enjoyed.
Here’s some of the most popular, must-see West End shows that are on now...
Billy Elliot the Musical. Head to the Victoria Palace Theatre for the stage adaptation of Billy Elliot, which features Elton John’s musical compositions. It tells the inspiring story of a working class boy and his love of ballet.
War Horse has been showing for seven years and is currently on at the New London Theatre. Book early to avoid disappointment. Life size skeletal puppets and amazing choreography bring this WWI story to life.
The Phantom of the Opera is perhaps Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous epic, and it has become renowned the world over. If you’ve not yet experienced it, see it in London at Her Majesty’s Theatre.
The Lion King brings Disney’s animated feature to life in a magnificent way – stunning sets, spectacular costumes, and remarkable puppetry makes this a show that all the family will be enthralled by. Showing at London’s Lyceum Theatre.
Wicked was voted most popular West End Show in 2010 and 2011, and it is one not to be missed. Find out for yourself what happened in Oz long before Dorothy dropped in. Showing at the Apollo Victoria Theatre.
Sunny Afternoon takes you back to London of the 1960’s, telling the story of the British band The Kinks. Iconic music and groovy dancing conjure the beating heart of London a half a century ago. See it at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
The Mousetrap is perhaps the most famous theatre production in the West End, and it is currently celebrating its sixty-third year of a continuous run – making it the world’s longest running show. Written by Agatha Christie, and performed in St Martin’s Theatre, it is a classic whodunit that keeps you guessing until the end.
The Woman in Black has been running in the West End for more than twenty five years. It has been described as one of the most chilling, spine-tingling plays ever staged. Visit the Fortune Theatre to experience Susan Hill’s gothic ghost story for yourself... we guarantee a fright or two!
Others to consider include Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Commitments, Guys and Dolls, Miss Saigon, Gypsy, Lord of the Dance, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. There really is something for everyone near your London Aparthotels!
London is gearing up for Spring 2016 and there is a fantastic line-up of upcoming and hyped theatre and musical shows at West End.