West End Theatres in the heart of London’s theatreland. With tickets on sale for top musicals and plays throughout the year, there is always a show to see, whether a play or a musical.
London West End theatres are in an area of central London containing many of the city’s major tourist attractions, shops, businesses, government buildings, and entertainment venues (including West End theatres). There are major concentrations of significant buildings including theatres.
The main districts of the West End are as follows: Bloomsbury, Covent Garden, Fitzrovia, Holborn, Marylebone, Mayfair, Seven Dials, Soho, St. James’s, Westminster, Knightsbridge, Belgravia, Pimlico, Chelsea, South Kensington, Bayswater, Paddington, Notting Hill, Holland Park West End theatre is a popular term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of ‘Theatreland’ in London’s West End. Along with New York’s Broadway, West End theatre is usually considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. Seeing a West End show is a typical tourist activity in London.
Now rebranded by Westminster City Council and the Society of London Theatre – as ‘Theatreland‘. London’s main theatre district, which contains approximately forty venues, is located in the heart of the West End, and is traditionally defined by The Strand to the south, Oxford Street to the north, Regent Street to the west, and Kingsway to the east.