A trip to London’s West End will undoubtedly be on your bucket list if you are a fan of live shows and musicals.

There are numerous options year-round, some of which are new to the stage and others that have endured throughout time. You may have a particular favourite, or perhaps the appearance of a celebrity in a starring role has caught your eye.


Have You Seen The Mousetrap?

This incredible murder mystery is the world’s longest-running play and should not be missed while you are in London. Millions of people have enjoyed this thrilling whodunnit over the last 70 years, so a visit to St. MartIn’s Theatre in the West End could be your first choice.


Book Now or Later

As you can imagine, some of the more popular shows are booked months ahead, and for the best seats, you need to plan well in advance. This is especially true for the likes of The Lion King, Wicked, The Phantom of the Opera and Frozen the Musical. Booking online allows you to see the seating arrangements, and you may even find some discounts or special offers.

Some companies offer trips where a pre-theatre dinner is also included.

However, it is possible to obtain tickets on the actual day of a performance, but you may have to opt for a show that was not top of your list. And many of the last-minute tickets will be for matinee performances but will undoubtedly be cheaper, as much as 50% off, but don’t forget to factor in a booking fee. To check what’s available, head to Leicester Square and visit the TKTS booth, which is open seven days per week.

Whether you prefer musicals, comedies, dramas or opera, a trip to see a show in London’s West End is on many people’s bucket lists, and for a good reason!


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