Plan Your Trip - Travel Tips

London Underground - the Tube

The last tube trains leave central London Underground stations at approximately midnight Monday to Sunday (just before midnight Sundays). Check the 'first and last train times' poster displayed in the station ticket hall or ask a member of staff.

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London Buses

'Daytime' buses nearly all run to around midnight, then night buses take over. Most late night buses leave Trafalgar Square or Piccadilly Circus beginning at midnight and run at intervals all night long. Buses are safe and will take you to most areas of Greater London.

Taxis

The most reliable taxis to take are licensed London taxis (known as black cabs because that is their most common colour).

Trains

National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950 (24 hours) provide information for all rail services throughout Great Britain. Please check train times before departing as last trains leave central London Rail stations from 23:30 to 01:00.

Heathrow Express

If you’re travelling to London from Heathrow, or heading in the opposite direction, Heathrow Express will complete your journey in just 15 minutes. The direct train service carries 16,000 passengers each day, of which 96% would recommend the service to colleagues and friends.

Buy train tickets through our partners at Heathrow Express

Plan your journey

You can plan your journey with Transport for London.

By Car

If you have to drive into central London, please note: On-street parking meters and single yellow lines apply between 08.30 and 18.30 Monday to Saturday throughout most of Theatreland (the City of Westminster and the Borough of Camden). After 18:30 and at any time on Sundays you may park free of charge on meters and on single yellow lines. Be careful not to cause any obstruction and avoid parking in bays reserved for permit holders only.

Most West End theatres are within the £8 Congestion Charge zone. The Congestion Charge applies Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 18.00. For more details, please see the Transport For London Congestion Charge website.

Theatreland Parking Scheme

Get 50% off parking when you visit the theatre.

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Driving to the theatre is an affordable option, thanks to the half-price Theatreland Parking Scheme offered by Q-Park.

To qualify, simply present your car park ticket for validation when you attend a performance at a participating theatre. Once the ticket is validated, the car park pay machine will automatically charge you half price when paying after the performance.

You may park for up to 24 hours and receive a 50% discount off the standard daily rate. This offer is valid seven days a week at the following Central London Q-Park car parks: Trafalgar Square, Chinatown, Soho, Oxford Street, Marble Arch / Park Lane, Pimlico and Burlington. All of these car parks are located close to popular theatres.

Please note, tariffs and opening hours vary between car parks. For more information about the Theatreland Parking Scheme visit: www.q-park.co.uk/theatreland

Download the leaflet here for theatre locations and car parks.

(Terms and conditions: You must be a genuine theatre customer and your theatre ticket stub must be dated for a day during your stay in the car park. Your Q-Park car park ticket must be validated at a participating theatre. You may park up to 24 hours with 50% off. After 24 hours the standard daily tariff will apply. This offer cannot be used with any other discount scheme including Q-Park’s advanced booking service. Non compliance with any of the above terms and conditions will result in the standard daily tariff being charged. Q-Park reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time without notice.)

Westminster City Council - Pay By Phone

Westminster City Council has introduced a new scheme enabling payment for metered parking bays to be paid for by telephone on a credit card. It is coin-free and easy, and can be topped up from a distance.

For more information visit www.westminster.gov.uk/parking or call 0870 428 4009 or text 'Help' to 0795 008 0201.

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