When it comes to a thriving cultural scene, there are few cities in Europe or the world that can match London, and if musicals are your thing then there are a huge range of options that are showing every week in the city. Whether you are traveling from the surrounding areas or from a little further afield, London theatre breaks are among the most popular reasons to visit this lively city. You can combine your trip with a nice meal in one of the West End’s great restaurants, or stay for a few days and enjoy some of the other attractions of the city too.
The Enduring Classic Musicals
When you look at the shows that have been most successful in the city, the classic shows such as ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ and ‘Les Miserables’ have been playing in the city for years. Although many have been converted into films, this certainly hasn’t taken away from the magic and enjoyment of the live musical show however, and these do get refreshed every few years so that even those who have seen the show may find something new to enjoy there too.
The Newer Modern London Shows
Along with the legendary shows in the West End, there is always a range of new and exciting shows to try too, with many combining music with other styles of music, and plenty of shows that combine the drama of the theatre with the music of popular artists. These currently include ‘Thriller Live’ with the music of Michael Jackson, and of course the hugely popular ‘Mamma Mia’ with the music of Abba. It is always worth having a look at the range of shows available, to see if there is anything new that catches your eye for your next London trip.
Where To Stay In London
As you would expect in such a cosmopolitan city, there are plenty of different options when it comes to finding a good hotel to stay in during your visit to the city. Whether you are looking for a budget room with just the basics or you are looking for a hotel with a little more glamour and luxury, you will find the options for you in the city. There are also some great options such as London Theatre Breaks that allow you to book your show and hotel together in one easy package.
Planning The Ideal Break
When it comes to planning a break to London to enjoy a show, with a little bit of planning you can also take in some of the other attractions of the city too. London is famous for its museums, and whether you prefer the traditional art such as at the Tate Gallery, or the fossils and biology of the Natural History Museum, you will find some fascinating exhibitions on display. The city also has some great shopping opportunities too, from the big stores on Oxford Street to the stalls of Borough Market, which are also worth including in your itinerary.