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West End Theater District
West End Theater District

West End Theater District

Free admission
London, England

The Basics

Located in the heart of Central London, the West End is frequently the first port of call for out-of-town visitors. The district is arguably best-known for its dozens of theaters and is a rival to New York’s Broadway; its venues attract upwards of 15 million ticket holders every year. In addition to the world-famous musicals and touring plays held on the West End, the area is also renowned for its shopping options (Oxford Street, Regent Street, and Covent Garden are all retail highlights) as well as its culinary pedigree: A number of London’s top-rated restaurants call the West End home.

Given its size and diversity, there are almost infinite ways to experience the West End. Beyond booking theater tickets, the area can also be discovered on hop-on hop-off bus, walking, bike, and car tours.

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Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho
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Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho
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$81.13 per adult
Traveler Favorite
This beer tour is highly recommended!!
Dan was a great guide. He not only knows the history of the city but also of the establishment that we went to. All the beers that he picked were fantastic. Really fun tour!!
Lori_M, Mar 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in London

star-5
For any theatre lover this is a great tour
Rosie_S, Apr 2022
West End Musical Theatre Walking Tour in London
Neil was really knowledgeable and told us lots of interesting facts about each theatre. Anyone with an interest in theatre will love this tour
star-5
Highly recommended
Heidi_B, Mar 2022
Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho
We visit London regularly and fancied doing something a little different. Dan was waiting for us at the meeting point early and he was relaxed, fun and informative. The tour was very pleasant and not heavy on walking. The drinks and snacks were very nice, the last drink was a particularly delicious! I would definitely do another tour with this firm.
star-5
Nick, our tour guide was...
Aly_M, Mar 2022
Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho
Nick, our tour guide was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about beer and pub culture. He took us to four different pubs where we were able to sample local beer. We explored the Covent Garden which was a unique experience. This was a really fun tour and I would highly recommend it.
star-5
Definitely a must while in London!
LizRoth27, Jan 2022
Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho
Fantastic experience doing the pub tour in the West End! Our tour guide was a lot of fun and very informative. He had so many great stories to tell and we visited some very interesting old pubs in London! Definitely would do it again. We also tasted beer that we may not have chosen if we were travelling on our own!
star-5
FANTASTIC!
Kathleen_T, Mar 2020
Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho
Nick was an AMAZING guide! He was so knowledgeable and made sure every person had a great time! The beers were great as well. Perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon
star-5
Nice tour
Ben A, Sep 2019
Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho
Nice tour through Covent Garden. Nick was very informative. Food and drinks almost pay for themselves.
star-5
Fun day!
Laura R, Jun 2019
Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho
Our guide was attentive, friendly and full of lots of historical knowledge about the pubs in London, as well as the process of beer making. The only downside is that one of the pubs required that a person be age 21 to enter despite the drinking age being 18. The pub did finally allow my son to enter with the group but it was a bit embarrassing.
star-5
BEER-WINE-BEER
Bennie_M, Jun 2019
Pub Tour of London's West End: Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden and Soho
We enjoyed this historical tour of London's West End pubs! It was nice to be able to have a glass of wine instead of beer nice I'm not a beer drinker. Everyone else in our group were beer drinkers and they said they enjoyed the experience of the different brews and the history of the making of beer! Loved all the historical pubs and the tidbits of info that we would not have otherwise learned without our amazing tour guide! Thanks for a fun experience!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Discounted, last-minute theater tickets can be purchased at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square.

  • Many of the West End’s top restaurants offer pre- and posttheater menus. Alternatively, Chinatown—one neighborhood in the West End—is rich in delicious possibilities.

  • The West End is home to several iconic, independent movie theaters, including the Prince Charles Cinema, Curzon Soho, and Picturehouse Central.

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How to Get There

As the West End is a large area of Central London, there are many ways to visit it. The district is served by several major Underground stations, including Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Embankment, and Tottenham Court Road, and can be accessed by dozens of bus lines. It is also very easy to explore by taxi, by bike, or on foot.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

The West End is one of London’s liveliest and most vibrant areas and bustles with crowds into the wee hours. Most theater performances start around 7:30pm; arrive a few hours early to do some sightseeing and enjoy a pre-show meal.

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West End Monuments

Performance venues aren’t the only attraction in the West End. During your time in the area, spot other highlights ranging from Trafalgar Square, the National Portrait Gallery, and the National Gallery to the Royal Academy, Piccadilly Circus’ Eros statue, and St. Martin-in-the-Fields.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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