London’s West End invites you to enjoy the best in culture, shopping, entertainment and nightlife. With all this excitement in one place, you’ll never want to leave.
To occupy your days in this beautiful city, take a trip to one of the many galleries or museums on offer. Explore the masterpieces at The National Gallery or come face to face with portraits through history to now at The National Portrait Gallery. Visit the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts, where iconic artist are regularly making waves with their exhibitions in a gallery that has previously featured artists such as Ai Wei Wei. Get exploring in the London Transport Museum or take a fictional step back in time at The Sherlock Holmes Museum.
If retail therapy is what you need then shopping in the West End is the perfect cure for you. You can explore all the best in high street shopping down the bustling pavements of Oxford Street, or treat yourself to some luxury shopping on Regent Street and Bond Street. For some real indulgence, take a trip to Selfridges The kids will enjoy all the excitement in the latest and greatest of the toy world at Hamley’s. If you’re going to Soho, take a trip to Liberty, a charming department store with an authentic mock Tudor exterior. You can also find the best and most eclectic range in boutique shopping on Berwick Street, Kingly Court and Carnaby Street.
London’s West End is a theatre lover’s paradise, with an extensive range of shows every night; you’ll be spoilt for choice! Sing along to music of Wicked, The Lion King, Matilda The Musical and The Phantom of the Opera to name a few. If musicals aren’t your thing, there are a variety of plays being held in the West End, such as The Woman in Black, The Railway Children and The Mousetrap.
If the sightseeing and shopping isn’t enough excitement for you, then explore some of the nightlife that the West End had to offer. Let your hair down and get dancing at some of London’s best clubs, such as Club 49, Tiger Tiger and the weird and wonderful, Piccadilly Institute, where the strange and downright bizarre is the norm in this London nightclub.