London West End Theatre Walking Tour

London West End Theatre Walking Tour

This walking tour takes us through the very heart of West End of London as we journey  to some of the most famous theatres in the world.

In this private walking tour we start near the oldest theatre in London and weave through the Strand and the famous Covent Garden, the home of modern live-entertainment and through the maze like streets of Theatre-land and towards the bright lights of Leicester Square and Piccadilly as we finish outside the beautiful Haymarket.

We will visit theatres where actors have been murdered and ghosts loom large. See the homes of the longest running plays and musicals and the locations where stars were born and theatrical history was made.

And find out about the King who used his trips to the theatre to visit his mistress and see the memorials of some of the greatest names in entertainment.
* Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
* Starts: Greater London, United Kingdom
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Historical & Heritage Tours




This walking tour takes us through the very heart of West End of London as we journey  to some of the most famous theatres in the world.

In this private walking tour we start near the oldest theatre in London and weave through the Strand and the famous Covent Garden, the home of modern live-entertainment and through the maze like streets of Theatre-land and towards the bright lights of Leicester Square and Piccadilly as we finish outside the beautiful Haymarket.

We will visit theatres where actors have been murdered and ghosts loom large. See the homes of the longest running plays and musicals and the locations where stars were born and theatrical history was made.

And find out about the King who used his trips to the theatre to visit his mistress and see the memorials of some of the greatest names in entertainment.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Strand, London, UK

The old street linking the City of London to the City of Westminster and full of theatres and history

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Catherine Street Covent Garden, London WC2B 5JF England

The oldest theatre in London. All the others have just stolen their thunder

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Savoy Theatre, Savoy Court Strand Strand, London WC2R 0ET England

The first theatre to be lit by electricity and bit upon an old palace.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Adelphi Theatre, 409-412 Strand, London WC2R 0NR England

Learn the intriguing history of one of London’s most beloved theatres.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Royal Opera House, Bow Street, London WC2E 9DD England

One of the most magnificent buildings in London and one of the most expensive to get in to! It take’s all the lime-light thats for sure.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD England

The heart of Theatreland with history going back to the Vikings. Full of boutique shops and restaurants but with entertainment still running through its veins!

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: St. Paul’s Church (The Actors’ Church), (The Actors’ Church Bedford Street Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED England

This beautiful though hidden church is the home to the memorials of many of our best known actors and stars.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: St. Martins Theatre, West Street, London WC2H 9NZ England

Home to the longest running play in the world!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Saint Martin’s Lane, St Martin’s Ln, London WC2H, UK

This interesting street is bounded by old pubs and theatres.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cecil Court, Between Charing Cross Road & St. Martin’s Lane, London England

This historic street is one of the hidden jewels of the area and also the inspiration for Harry Potter!

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0HH England

Find out the importance of the Garrick name to theatre and literature of this small but interesting theatre.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Leicester Square, London England

The buzzing centre of the West End and all things movies.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Chinatown, Gerrard Street & Lisle Street, London W1D 6JW England

One of the oldest Chinatowns in the world.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Les Miserables London, 51 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 6BA England

See the majestic sign of this long running musical

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Lyric, London, UK

The oldest theatre on the famous Shaftsbury Avenue

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES England

This theatre might look magnificent on the outside but not so long ago it came close to a terrible disaster.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Piccadilly Circus, London W1J 9HS England

Another iconic sight in the West End. Also a great spot for seeing more Double Decker buses than you might think is humanly possible.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Phantom of The Opera London, 57 Haymarket Her Majesty’s Theatre, London SW1Y 4QL England

Working our way back towards Trafalgar Square, we visit the theatre with another long-running hit and its famous crashing chandelier.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Haymarket Theatre Royal, 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HA England

This beautiful theatre is the second oldest in London and perhaps understandably one of the most haunted. Don’t take our words for it, Sir Patrick Steward and Dame Judi Dench have seen it too!

Duration: 5 minutes