The West End

 
 
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Soho, London WC2H 7BP 
 

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The West EndTaking in Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street, Soho, Theatreland, Chinatown, Covent Garden and Leicester Square, The West End really does have it all. This buzzing city centre location has over 15 million tourists visiting each year. With so much going on it's the one part of the capital that never sleeps. As the heart of London's theatre land, The West End is home to 40 of the capital's best-loved and long-standing theatres. Like Broadway in New York, London's West End is the place where a playwright of any standing would even dream of staging their show. It also boasts a kaleidoscope of cafes, restaurants and bars as well as every type of clothes shop you could hope for, from designer labels on Bond Street to the bargains on Oxford Street. In summer months, the parks get packed with tourists and shoppers seeking a calming oasis. Whatever you're looking for - respite in a street-side respite, a cultural outing or a shopper's paradise - The West End cannot fail to satisfy your search. You can follow the guide books and plan your West End trip if you like but by far he best way to enjoy the delights of the area is to wander around the winding back streets and discover the secrets for yourself.

 

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LondonTown.com - The West End Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

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

Railway Stations

 
Charing Cross Railway Station
 
7 minutes walk
 
City Thameslink Station
 
22 minutes walk
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
China Town Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
Leicester Square Masterpark
 
2 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring The West End on LondonTown.com

 
February in London 2012

All New People Duke of York's, WC2N 4BG 22nd February 2012 - 28th April 2012 Zach Braff, famous for his role in US TV sitcom Scrubs, makes his...

 
 
March in London 2012

Sweeney Todd Adelphi Theatre, WC2R 0NS 10th March 2012 - 22nd September 2012 The disturbingly humorous Sweeney Todd is returning to the West End in 2012. Starring Michael...

 
 
London Festive Lights

Oxford Street Christmas Lights Oxford Street, W1C 1JN 1st November 2011 - 5th January 2012 Most years, turning on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights is part of...

 
 
London Christmas Shows & Pantos

Potted Panto Vaudeville Theatre, WC2R 0NH 18th December 2011 - 8th January 2012 If you can't choose which pantomime to see this Christmas, then why not go see...

 
 
London Christmas Markets & Fairs

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What to do in London Throughout 2014

Find out what's happening in London throughout 2014 with our comprehensive guide to the best entertainment in the city for the year ahead. From January through to December, 2014 is shaping up to be something special - so read on to get the best out of London town.

 
THE BEST

Hotels near The West End

Near The West End
W London Leicester Square
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £180  42% off
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from The West End
On the site of the landmark Swiss Centre, the W London - Leicester Square Hotel has given Leicester Square a landmark building to be proud of ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £133  37% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
Overlooking Leicester Square - the setting for London's regular film premieres - the Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire has glamorous, exclusive décor to match its high-profile setting: ... More
 
 
 
Thistle Piccadilly Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £110  31% off
Coventry Street, W1D | 2 minutes from The West End
Located right next to Leicester Square, in the heart of London's West End, the Thistle Piccadilly is the perfect hotel for those wanting to enjoy the ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Leicester Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | Same location as The West End
With Trafalgar Square to the south, Piccadilly Circus to the west, China Town to the north and Covent Garden to the east, Leicester Square is right ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Soho
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from The West End
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Trafalgar Square
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
Central London, Westminster, London WC2N | 4 minutes from The West End
Lord Nelson, Britain's greatest military hero, and the mighty lions that surround him, pay testament to the position of Trafalgar Square at the heart of the ... More
 
 
 
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Sights and Attractions near The West End

The best museums, galleries, attractions near The West End
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Horse and Dolphin Yard
London > Attractions >
W1D | 2 minutes from The West End
Walking from Gerrard Street to Shaftesbury Avenue in the Chinatown area of Soho you'll come across the pedestrianised Horse & Dolphin Yard which gets its name ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 3 minutes from The West End
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 3 minutes from The West End
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Events near The West End

Near The West End
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 3 minutes from The West End
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 8 minutes from The West End
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from The West End
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Entertainment near The West End

Near The West End
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Prince Charles Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
7 Leicester Place, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
Having achieved almost cult status, this reasonably-priced, independent cinema in the heart of Leicester Square is not quite the true hidden gem it once was. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Vue West End
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
3 Cranbourn Street, Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
Vue West End is located on the north east side of London's Leicester Square. The nine screen cinema shows all the latest releases and has played ... More
 
 
 
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Shopping near The West End

The best shops and markets near The West End
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Ben & Jerry's
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
The Empire, 5-6 Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
Fosil Fuel, Phish Food and Baked Alaska, no, not a tour of the Natural History Museum but the names that Ben & Jerry have come up ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
SeeWoo
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
18-20 Lisle Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
SeeWoo's flagship store is located on Lisle Street in the heart of London's bustling Chinatown. Starting as a small grocery in 1975 serving local needs, SeeWoo ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Loon Fung Supermarket
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
42-44 Gerrard Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The West End
In the heart of China Town, this shop offers everything you ever needed to cook authentic Chinese food. The look and the smell is authentic, and ... More
 
 
 
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Restaurants near The West End

What are the best dining options near The West End London?
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
FuLuShou
London > Restaurants > Pan-Asian restaurants
5 - 6 Leicester Square, The Casino at The Empire, WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
Pan-Asian Cuisine... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Joy King Lau
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
3 Leicester Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
Chinatown’s best dim sum restaurant, (although outdone by the Royal China in Bayswater) this large, well run establishment is an excellent choice for more adventurous diners. ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Mr Kong
London > Restaurants > Chinese restaurants
21 Lisle Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
This busy, lively restaurant covers three floors; try to eat upstairs if seats are available. The friendly staff will try and make you feel at home ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Education near The West End

Near The West End
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 9 minutes from The West End
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 13 minutes from The West End
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1H | 15 minutes from The West End
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is among the best schools for the studies of foreign cultures and languages in the world. In fact, ... More
 
 
 
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Leisure near The West End

The West End gyms, sporting activities, health & beauty and fitness.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 1 minute from The West End
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Thai Square Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
25 Shelton Street, 40 Earlham Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The West End
Let the Thai Square Spa transport you to the shores of Asia with their traditional Thai spa treatment rooms, smack bang in the centre of Covent ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Phoenix Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
21 Stacey Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 5 minutes from The West End
In the shadow of both Centrepoint and St Giles-in-the-Fields Church, hidden from most tourists and residents alike, lies this beautiful West End garden. Originally a car ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Pubs near The West End

The best pubs near London The West End.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy's Little Sister
London > Nightlife > Pubs
20 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 1 minute from The West End
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Waxy O'Connor's
London > Nightlife > Pubs
14-16 Rupert Street, Soho, London W1D | 2 minutes from The West End
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The West End
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
THE BEST

Nightlife near The West End

The West End clubs, bars, cabaret nights, casinos and interesting nightlife.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Cork & Bottle
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
44 Cranbourn Street, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
Located in the heart of the West End you’d expect it to be packed with the usual crowds but hidden in a basement below a sex ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Wyld Bar
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, W1D | 1 minute from The West End
In typical W Hotel style, the Wyld Bar on the first floor of the Leicester Square hotel is very cool. Drop in for after work drinks ... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Jade Door, 15-16 Gerrard Street, W1D | 2 minutes from The West End
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
 
 
 
THE BEST

Meeting venue hire near The West End

Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near The West End.
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from The West End
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from The West End
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from The West End
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
 
 

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Al Lubel In... I'm Still Al Lubel
Comedy | Until 20th September 2014 

Leicester Square Theatre WC2H 7BX WC2H 7BP - 0 minute walk from The West End

Bob Dylan said of his last album, Tempest, that he didn't make it for the public, he made it for ...More

Friday at Ku Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 28th November 2014 

Ku Bar 1 minute walk from The West End

Music from VJ Vicki on the main floor and DJ's Pablo and Prince Persona, hosted by Nieko....More

Foreplayfriday
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th September 2014 

Cafe de Paris 2 minutes walk from The West End

Sammy plays the very best hits from Marbella and Ibiza....More

King Charles III
King Charles III
Theatre | Until 31st January 2015 

Wyndham's Theatre 2 minutes walk from The West End

Charles has to decide how to rule, following the death of the Queen and a lifetime of waiting in King ...More

 
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon
Theatre | Until 18th October 2014 

Prince of Wales Theatre 2 minutes walk from The West End

Creators of Southpark (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have turned their satirical eyes to the cheery world of musicals. With ...More

 
I Love Tiger Fridays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st October 2014 

Tiger Tiger 2 minutes walk from The West End

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I Love Tiger Fridays
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st October 2014 

Tiger Tiger 2 minutes walk from The West End

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The Best In Stand-Up
Comedy | Until 20th September 2014 

Comedy Store 2 minutes walk from The West End

Sharp wit and improvisations from stand-up and father of triplets, Ben Norris. Also featuring Rob Deering, Otiz Cannelloni, Stu Goldsmith ...More

Piccadilly Comedy Club
Comedy | On 19th September 2014 

The Comedy Pub 2 minutes walk from The West End

Nish Kumar a star of 8 Out of 10 Cats, Larry Dean Scottish Comedian Of The Year winner and Katie ...More

Where's Wally
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 31st October 2014 

Bar Rumba 2 minutes walk from The West End

Resident DJs play chart hits, pop, R&B and dance....More

 
 
 
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