The Piccadilly London West End is in the ideal location for those who are hoping to explore all that the West End has to offer. There are a lot of discount hotels in the West End, but The Piccadilly London really offers a truly stylish place to stay for couples, large groups and families, with comfortably appointed rooms that put you right at the heart of this vibrant neighbourhood. If you thought the West End was just glitzy lights and theatres, think again. There’s actually plenty of other things to do – not that we’d suggest you miss the glitzy lights or theatres in any case!
London’s West End
The West End is an area of London packed full of attractions, shopping, restaurants, hotels and history. When Londonders talk about the West End they are referring to the area around Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, Covent Garden, Soho and Oxford Street. The West End is well known for being where a large number of London’s theatres are, and it’s often seen as being the UK equivalent to New York’s famed Broadway theatre district. Dozens of musicals and plays are showcased in the West End every week and we’d highly recommend that you see one if you have the chance. However, there are also a lot of other things in London’s West End that are also worth checking out. Try adding these neighbourhood gems to your list…
Museums and Galleries
A number of London’s most popular museums and galleries are located in the West End, and with most of them being free to enter there’s no reason not to take a look. The National Gallery, London Transport Museum and The National Portrait Gallery are all situated here. If you love the idea of gallery or museum hopping, it’s easy to plan a whole day, or even several days, immersing yourself in art and history.
As mentioned before, the West End is the central hub for all things theatre in London. There are dozens upon dozens of shows to see and therefore there’s something for everyone; comedy, drama, musical and family-friendly to name just a few. Tickets to West End shows can be expensive but, try grabbing a last minute ticket on the day and you’ll pay less. If there is a play or show you particularly want to see, such as Aladdin or the Lion King, you will have to book ahead to avoid disappointment.
Some of London’s best shopping districts are in the West End. London is a shopaholic’s dream and you’ll find everything you need including Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street and many large department stores to indulge your retail cravings.
Bars and Clubs
The West End is one of London’s best areas for nightlife, with bars and clubs busy seven days a week. Cafe de Paris, Tiger Tiger and Dirty Martini are all popular with locals and tourists alike. There are also a number of bars that have a more relaxed vibe, along with some quieter pubs.
If you are looking for discount hotels in the West End, consider The Piccadilly London West End. With impressive rooms and a central location, it has everything you need to enjoy your trip.