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Gielgud TheatreFrom the outside, the Gielgud Theatre is an impressive sight, towering four storeys over Shaftesbury Avenue, its height further emphasized by the turret on top. The interior is also magnificent, with richly-decorated pillars supporting the boxes and lavish Baroque ornamentation. Built in 1906 and known as the Globe Theatre for most of the 20th century, it was renamed after the great actor Sir John Gielgud in 1994. For such an impressive theatre, it has had a surprisingly chequered production history, with few long-running shows and some notable flops, such as the revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me on a Sunday. Still, there have been some high points in its history: many of Alan Ayckbourn's plays debuted at the Gielgud and the 1943 production of The Importance of Being Earnest is widely regarded as being the definitive version of one of the great British comedies.

 

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Underground Stations

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Piccadilly Circus Tube Station
 
3 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Tube Station
 
4 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Euston Railway Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Brewer Street NCP
 
1 minutes walk
 
China Town Masterpark
 
3 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Every Hotel Piccadilly
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £117  33% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Every Hotel Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy ... More
 
 
 
The Nadler Soho Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £116  36% off
10 Carlisle Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Promising 'the bill you pay at check-out is what you thought you'd pay when you checked in', the Nadler Hotels specialise in stylish, affordable accommodation. The ... More
 
 
 
Cafe Royal Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £210  39% off
68 Regent Street, W1B | 4 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Café Royal is a 160-bedroom 5-star luxury hotel on Regent Street, in London's city centre overlooking Piccadilly Circus. The hotel has conference facilities, a cafe, bar ... More
 
 
 
 
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Criterion Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
218-223 Piccadilly, Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1V | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
The tiny entrance of the Criterion Theatre is almost invisible among the massive advertisements, traffic and crowds of Piccadilly Circus. To ignore it, however, is to ... More
 
 
 
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Prince of Wales Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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Prince Edward Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
The Prince Edward Theatre was designed by Edward Stone and opened in 1930 with a performance of the musical ‘Rio Rita’. Just a few years later, ... More
 
 
 
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Picturehouse Central
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7-14 Coventry Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
A vast and much needed improvement on the old Cineworld cinema in the Trocodero, Picturehouse Central opened in June 2015 and was treated to a full ... More
 
 
 
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Ronnie Scott's
London > Entertainment > Jazz Clubs
47 Frith Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
The legendary Ronnie Scott's has been a Mecca for the international jazz community since 1959. Created by music-lovers for music-lovers, it has played host to almost ... More
 
 
 
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Curzon Soho
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
93-107 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
This cracking, refurbished Soho cinema shows a broad-range of art-house films. The three screens feature Dolby THX sound and ample leg-room. The regular Sunday double-bills ... More
 
 
 
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Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Michael Crawford returns to the West End in 2016 to star in The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Roger ...More
 
 
 
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Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 5 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Rob Ashford directs Kenneth Branagh and John Hurt, who returns to the London stage for the first time in a decade, in this production of John ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 6 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
The ENO presents a world premiere of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The tale of love, loss and reconciliation sees the King of Sicilia mistakenly believe that ...More
 
 
 
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Lights Of Soho
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
A new gallery space dedicated to light art. ... More
 
 
 
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London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Soho, the set of streets and alleyways between Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Charing Cross Road and Regent Street is one of the most cosmopolitan parts of ... More
 
 
 
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Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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Gelupo
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
7 Archer Street, Soho, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
From the team that bought you Bocca Di Lupo comes Gelupo, a traditional Italian gelateria, delicatessen and espresso bar in the heart of Soho. Gelupo is ... More
 
 
 
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Gerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
74 Old Compton Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
If spirits are your tipple then this is the place to go. Gerry’s stocks an extraordinary selection of wines and unusual spirits from liqueurs to schnapps, ... More
 
 
 
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Lina Stores
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
18 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
A wonderful old delicatessen offering all the traditional Italian basics as well as a superb selection of fresh pasta with different fillings and homemade sausages. There ... More
 
 
 
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Brewed Boy
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
Brewed Boy - aka Rob Lockyear - spent eight years in Australia learning all about the coffee culture Down Under and has put all that know-how ... More
 
 
 
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Spuntino
London > Restaurants > American restaurants
61 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D7PJ | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
The third London restaurant from Russell Norman and Richard Beatty, the creators of the highly popular Polpo which led to Polpetto, Mishkin's and Polpo at Ape ... More
 
 
 
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Snog
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9 Brewer Street, Soho, London W1F0RG | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
We love snog - it's got it all, great look, great yogurt (organic and fat -free) and tempting toppings (certainly not fat-free, but delicious). The shops ... More
 
 
 
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London Institute of Technology and English
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
1 Sherwood Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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Venues across London, Soho, London WC2H | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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16-17 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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AWAY Spa W London
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10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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Urban Golf Soho
London > Leisure > Golf
33 Great Pulteney Street, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
OK, so you may not be able to soak up the rays on this indoor course but it's a brilliant idea that has been stylishly executed. ... More
 
 
 
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Triyoga
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Unit 2.4-2.6 Kingly Court, Soho, London W1B5PW | 5 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
On the second floor of the Kingly Court complex off Carnaby Street, Triyoga offers busy city people a refuge where they can centre themselves. One of ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
Located where it is, Waxy's is fairly predictable. It's busy, it's Irish and it's got a fair smattering of tourists, but it also has that certain ... More
 
 
 
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Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
If you're not up for the hectic atmosphere of Waxy O'Connors it might be worth slipping across the street to her infinitely more tranquil Little Sister. ... More
 
 
 
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90 Berwick Street,, Soho, London W1F | 3 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
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Comedy Camp
London > Nightlife > Bars
3 Archer Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
Excellent, intimate bar with a mainly gay crowd in the middle of Soho, boasting the usual combination of expensive but superior cocktails and finger food, ... More
 
 
 
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Bar Rumba
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
36 Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
Located nearby to Leicester Square, Bar Rumba is a lively bar that's ideal for late-night partying in the West End. Having moved away from its urban ... More
 
 
 
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The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from Gielgud Theatre
Hidden behind an unassuming jade door in Chinatown an intoxicating world of hedonism awaits. The Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour is a maze of nine ... More
 
 
 
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68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
This stylish private house in Soho is suitable for photo shoots, meetings, press events, filming and for a limited range of social events such as dinners ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
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24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 4 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
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1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 5 minutes from Gielgud Theatre
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 
 

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Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

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The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

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Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

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Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

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The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

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Theatre | Until 20th August 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from Gielgud Theatre

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