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Travel Tips: Getting Around Theatreland

Do you need help travelling to see a show in London? We have a few tips that might help you get around the capital.

 

What is the West End and where can I find it?

A visit to London is not complete without a trip to the West End. This exciting hub, located in the district of Central London, is where you will find many of the city’s major tourist attractions and shopping areas and of course, is the epicentre of theatrical entertainment.

The West End covers the entirety of Theatreland (except Royal Festival Hall and the Old Vic, which are both south of the river), and includes the surrounding areas of Soho, Covent Garden, Leicester Square, and Aldwych.

From the north it runs across Oxford Street from Oxford Circus to Holborn and connects south to Aldwych, west along the Strand to Trafalgar Square and then north again, rejoining Oxford Circus.

Theatreland_Map_Getting Around Theatreland_1200x600_sm95iyMap of Theatreland by Andy Robinson.

What are the closest tube stations to Theatreland?

The closest tube stations to Theatreland include Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross, Covent Garden, Leicester Square and Tottenham Court Road.

How can I find the nearest station to a specific theatre?

To locate the closest tube station to a theatre, please visit our list of London Theatres & Venues which detail the closest tube, train and bus along with easy-to-follow directions to each of our member theatres.

Alternatively, click the image below to download a map that will help you navigate your way around Theatreland.

Use our poster to find your way around Theatreland.

 

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.