Leicester Square – London’s Theatre Land & Cinema
If there is an area which you can truly say is the centre of London’s theatre land and cinemas, then Leicester Square is precisely that. With a statue of Shakespeare taking centre place in the heart of the Square, its links to the world of drama, theatre and entertainment clearly dominate. Crammed full of clubs, theatres, bars, cinemas and places to eat – Leicester Square only about ten minutes’ tube ride through Presidential Marylebone Mayfair has something for every taste.
The Odeon Leicester Square is one of the most well known cinemas in the world – and it is also one of the largest in London. This is where first night performances of top ranking films are often held such as the Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter films. And it is not the only cinema in the area – also found here are the Empire, Prince Charles Cinema, and Vue West End.
It is also home to numerous theatres such as the Hippodrome, an impressive Victorian building which houses bars, restaurant, casinos, live music covering all genres from jazz to cabaret plus a massive theatre. You can also find in here many famous Aparthotels London.
If you are looking for last minute theatre tickets – Leicester Square is the place to come. Tucked away in the corner of Leicester Square is the Official London Theatre Ticket Booth better known as TKTS. It contains information on seat availability at theatres throughout London including cancellations and half price seats. Talk to the staff and find out what is available. Quite often, you can find that there are some really great bargains available at top name musicals or drama productions. Even if the show you are seeking has no discounts on offer, there are often full price seats to be had. Best of all, if you are not sure which production to choose, the staff at the Ticket Booth have seen virtually everything available and will happily discuss the merits of the various shows!
Fancy some comedy? Then the Leicester Square Theatre or the 99 Club are perfect destinations. These are among the top comedy destinations in London, attracting top name comedians and rising stars.
What about a night club or a pub? Again you do not have to look very far. Among the popular venues are Storm, Oxygen, Sound and Metra. Different types of music are available every night, and there are VIP areas where you can reserve a table. For something stylish, take a look at the Metra Club with its low key décor reminiscent of the 1930’s complete with leather sofas and crystal chandeliers.
Or do you just want to chill out for a while with a coffee or an ice cream? The Leicester Square is a perfect place to relax and decide what to do next, while enjoying your stay at luxurious Holiday Apartments London.