London: West End Theatre District

The West End theater district in London, also called Theatreland, includes most of the London's major theaters, most of which were built in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the late Victorian or Edwardian architectural styles. Like New York’s Broadway, theaters in London's West End theater district present popular plays and musicals such as Les Misérables and Wicked, as well as productions by up-and-coming artists.

The London West End theatre district is located near the tube stops: Covent Garden, Charing Cross, Holborn, Leicester Square, and Piccadilly Circus. In addition to the theater scene, restaurants, hotels and shops thrive here making the London West End a popular entertainment and tourist hub.

A group of government-supported theatres, most of which are not located within the boundaries of the West End area, are still considered part of Theatreland. These include the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Globe Theatre, the Old Vic, and the Royal Court Theatre, among others.

Upcoming West End Shows



Map of London Theatre District


Tube stops:

Leicester Square
Covent Garden
Piccadilly Circus
Tottenham Court


See also:

List of current London Musicals

Reviews:
Cats, London Palladium, review: Nicole Scherzinger has the miaow factor - The Independent
In London, A Stirring 'War Horse' Of A Drama - NPR