London: A Theatre Paradise
“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely Players;”- William Shakespeare
A visit to London is by all means incomplete if one doesn’t indulge in a Theatre show. Take your pick from the most acclaimed shows like ‘Phantom of the Opera’, ‘Les Miserables’ at the Queen’s Theatre or ‘Adventures in Wonderland’.
We at thesqua.re have taken the pleasures of curating a list of the 5 most prestigious theatres in London. Thankfully, our luxury serviced apartments in London are located ideally and are central to many of these venues or are just a minute away from all public transport options. So if you are in London for work or for leisure, be sure to mark an evening to spend at one of these theatres.
1. Royal Opera House
Opened in the year 1732, the Royal Opera House is globally-acclaimed theatre which is home to the famous ‘Royal Ballet’, the ‘Royal Opera’ and the in-house orchestra. You can catch shows like ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ or if you are into ballet- then we suggest that you can catch an enthralling show of the ‘Swan Lake’ performance by the Mariinsky Ballet. There is an Amphitheatre restaurant as well which has a terrace overlooking the beautiful Covent Garden Piazza. Don’t forget to miss the souvenir gift shop as well.Venue :-Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DD Nearest Tube Station :- Covent Garden/Holborn
2. National Theatre
An extremely reputed institution in itself, The National Theatre has been known to give the world many theatre legends. The Theatre has four large auditoriums which are dedicated theatres. A variety of plays and musicals have enthralled the audience for a long time. One can also enjoy a few drinks at the bar and restaurant, head to the gift-shop and the bookstore, take a backstage tour, visit the beautiful riverside-terrace and much more. There is a learning school at the National Theatre as well- ‘The Clore Learning Centre’. One can also sign up for events, age-specific courses, theatre-making courses, acting courses, playwriting classes and much more.Venue:- South Bank, London SE1 9PX Nearest Tube Station :- Embankment/Waterloo
3. Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre is iconic. The original open-air playground theatre which was constructed in 1599 was reconstructed as the Globe Theatre. This theatre has been the centre of some of the most celebrated works of the legendary playwright- William Shakespeare. One can visit bankside and also indulge in the exhibition tours which is a treat in itself. Catch classic works of Shakespeare like: ‘Hamlet’, ‘Othello’ and many more. In addition to this, there are special screenings, theatre shows and events which are hosted in the Globe Theatre from time to time.Venue :- 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT Nearest Tube station :- Mansion House, Blackfriars
4. Old Vic
Known as the former home to legendary actor and theatre personality- Kevin Spacey, the Old Vic was the first venue of the National theatre. The Old Vic started to operate in the year 1818 and many eminent actors and film directors have headed this institution. The stage has seen people like Judi Dench and Laurence Olivier on its stage, while iconic authors like Bernard Shaw and Charles Dickens have actually been on the reviewing jury here. There is a café in the theatre and the whole aura of this place will consume you. Check out their calendar for the ongoing shows which includes more serious forms of drama, Shakespearean plays and much more.Venue :- 103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 8NB Nearest Tube station :- Waterloo, Southwark.
5. The London Coliseum
One of the most artistic, majestic and historic buildings in the city of London- The London Coliseum is a treat to visit. Home to the esteemed English National Opera, we would suggest you to visit this place for a variety of performances ranging from opera to famous Ballet performances. Also, one should know that the London Coliseum happens to be the largest theatre venue in the city. Catch famous musicals like ‘Les Miserables’ here, or a new-age musical which is likely to become an instant favourite. Dance Ballets are also a regular feature at this grand venue.Venue:- St. Martin’s Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N 4ES Nearest Tube station :- Charing Cross, Leicester Square.
Experience the quintessential charm of London theatre. Our corporate serviced apartments in London are located close to major means of public transport, which means no hassle for you to travel to these esteemed theatre venues and catch a show of a lifetime.