While the elevation of this theatre which fronts onto Charing Cross Road looks somewhat simplistic, the art deco interior which was designed by the Russian director and designer Theodore Komisarjevsky is superb. In the 1970’s the entrance to the theatre was moved from Charing Cross Road to Phoenix Street, while the Advance Box Office is halfway between the two in Charing Cross Road.
In 1986 part of the nearby car park, which had been a former bomb site, was used to build a cinema, and this has now been demolished to make way for residential development. Karl Marx once lived in the building which is one of the oldest in Soho. But its claim to fame in the 20th century was as “Leoni’s Quo Vadis”, one of London’s most esteemed Italian restaurants founded in the 1930s by Peppino Leoni.
The charm of the ground floor restaurant with its stained glass windows and relatively simple interior has been restored and a menu devised whose range and quality have won instant acclaim. The striking works of art displayed within the restaurant are created in honour to such luminaries as Lucio Fontana and Alberto Giacometti. Showing for many years was Blood Brothers by Willy Russell.
The Phoenix Theatre is located in London’s West End and is a popular venue for theatre-goers. Here are some of the public transport options available to get to the Phoenix Theatre:
- Tube: The nearest tube station to the Phoenix Theatre is Tottenham Court Road, which is on the Central and Northern lines. Alternatively, you can take the Piccadilly line to Piccadilly Circus station, which is also within walking distance of the theatre.
- Bus: There are several bus routes that stop near the theatre, including the 14, 19, 22B, 38, and 55. These buses run through various parts of London, so you can easily find a route that works for you.
- Train: The nearest train station to the theatre is Charing Cross, which is about a 10-15 minute walk away. You can take a train to Charing Cross from various parts of London and beyond.
- Bicycle: If you enjoy cycling, you can use London’s cycle hire scheme, Santander Cycles, to get to the theatre. There are several docking stations located near the theatre.
- Taxi or Uber: If you prefer, you can take a taxi or an Uber to the theatre. There are several taxi ranks located near the theatre, or you can book an Uber using the app.
When planning your journey to the Phoenix Theatre, it’s a good idea to check the transport timetables in advance, especially if you’re travelling during rush hour. This will help you to avoid any delays or disruptions that could affect your journey.
Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0JP