Attending a show in London’s West End theater district is a quintessential London experience. But with everything from award-winning plays to foot-stomping musicals, it’s hard to choose what to see first. To help you decide, here are our top picks.
For Families with Kids
Treat the kids to a spectacular performance of Disney’s “The Lion King” at London’s Lyceum Theatre or “Aladdin” at the Prince Edward Theatre, or see your favorite Roald Dahl books brought to life with shows like “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” and “Matilda.”
For a Fun Night with Friends
Sing along to Michael Jackson’s hits during the epic “Thriller Live” show, dance the night away to the music of ABBA with tickets to “Mamma Mia!,” or unleash your inner rock star at Andrew Lloyd Webber's “School of Rock.”
For a Romantic Date Night
Get swept off your feet at the award-winning musical “An American in Paris.” Alternatively, combine one of the West End’s most popular shows—such as “Wicked,” “Annie,” or “Kinky Boots”—with a delicious preshow dinner at a central London restaurant.
For Nonstop Laughs
Need a little comic relief? Check out the hilarious “The Comedy About a Bank Robbery” or “The Play That Goes Wrong.” For something quite different, take part in a “Faulty Towers the Dining Experience,” a unique interactive theater adventure based on the legendary TV show “Fawlty Towers.”