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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.

West End Theatres are cancelling all performances until 26 April 2020, whilst we wait for further clarity from the government. We have a list of all SOLT member venues and the current information we know here.

If your performance has been cancelled, you do not need to contact your ticket provider, you will be contacted about your tickets.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website, they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, credit note or refund.

Due to the unprecedented number of orders to be processed, you may not hear from your ticket provider before your performance is due to go ahead. We are processing in strict date order of performance so please bear with us, everyone will be contacted. We ask for your patience and understanding as the current circumstances means that it is impossible to process all tickets within our usual 14 days.

If you have booked via a ticket agent, they will also be in contact with you directly.

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.

If anything changes or if future performances are cancelled, you will be contacted directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider.