Plan your visit

If you’re not a regular in London’s Theatreland, it can be easy to feel a little daunted. We don’t want that. We want your trip to see a show in London to be brilliant in every way.

To ensure this is the case we’ve compiled tips to cover buying London theatre tickets, traveling around the capital and even how to get the most out of your theatre trip. We’ve also come up with some ideas to help you get the best out of your trip to London with restaurant, shopping and hotel ideas, some seasonal suggestions and information about our fantastic Theatreland Walking Tours.

For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres - we appreciate your patience and understanding while these are taking place. Some theatres will not be providing cloakroom facilities or are restricting the size of bags permitted, please check with the venue you are attending for specific information in advance of your visit.

Tips and help for...

Ticket buying

Ticket buying

There are many ways to buy tickets for London shows, from buying in advance through Official London Theatre to finding a great deal at the TKTS booth or strolling into the theatre on the day. Let us help you find the most appropriate, secure and safe way to buy theatre tickets.

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London travel

Do you need help travelling to see a show in London? We have a few tips that might help you travel around the capital. You can also plan your journey and find the quickest route whether it be on public transport or by foot using Transport for London's handy Journey Planner.



If you’re making your first trip to a London theatre or aren’t a regular theatregoer, you might not know what to expect. Let us help to dispel any myths and ease any worry with a few suggestions and explanations.

Enhance your visit



Why not make the most of your trip to see a London show and treat yourself to a meal out at the same time? Here’s our advice to help you choose from the host of fantastic restaurants near, or even in, London’s theatres.



Are you travelling to see a show in London? The capital has a wealth of places to stay to make your trip more enjoyable, more relaxing or just less of a rush. We have a few tips to help you find the perfect place to rest your head.

A customer gets the star treatment with shop assistant for the night Michael Ball (Photo: Pamela Raith)


Why not combine a trip to a London theatre with a chance to explore one of the greatest shopping districts in the world? From high fashion to high street giants and independent boutiques, London has it all. Check out our tips.

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Walking tours

Let acclaimed actor Ian McKellen guide you through the streets of London's West End, exploring the history of Theatreland and adding stories of his glittering career.


London show Christmas baubles at TKTS in Leicester Square

Seasonal suggestions

At long last, the sun is shining, the West End is glimmering, and the Summertime is here; there's plenty to explore in central London before taking in a show.