If you’re planning a trip to London, you will have several things to explore and experience. But be sure to add experiencing a West End show to your list of things to do! The West End of London is home to some of the best theatre in the world, and there’s a show for everyone. Below is the list of the most popular shows currently playing on London’s West End. To stay close to the buzzing area of the West End, book yourself a boutique hotel near Hyde Park.
This phenomenally successful musical tells the story of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, and features a score that draws heavily on hip-hop, R&B, and pop music. Since debuting on Broadway in 2015, Hamilton has won 11 Tony Awards, 1 Grammy Award, and has been described by The New York Times as “the most electrifying show in decades.” Tickets are notoriously difficult to come by, but it’s definitely worth trying to snag some if you can! Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at one of the lovely restaurants at Hyde Park.
This feel-good musical tells the story of a young woman’s search for her father set against the backdrop of ABBA’s greatest hits. Mamma Mia! first opened on the West End in 1999 and has been delighting audiences ever since. It’s the perfect show for a girls’ night out or date night.
Based on Victor Hugo’s novel of the same name, Les Misérables is a timeless story of hope, redemption, and love. The musical first opened in London in 1985 and is still going strong today. It’s an emotionally charged production that will stay with you long after the curtain comes down. If you are travelling alone, hotels here offer single rooms near Hyde Park.
The Lion King
Disney’s beloved animation classic comes to life on stage in this visually stunning production. Featuring songs like “The Circle of Life” and “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King”, The Lion King is perfect for families with young children. However, even if you’re not travelling with kids, you’re sure to enjoy this fun-filled show!
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
Warning: this play contains spoilers for those who have not read the Harry Potter books! This two-part play picks up where J.K Rowling’s seventh and final book left off, following Harry Potter’s son Albus as he struggles with his identity and grapples with his family’s legacy at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Even if you’re not a diehard Potter fan, you’re sure to be impressed by the impressive special effects and staging used in this production.
There are so many incredible shows playing on London’s West End right now! Whether you’re looking for a musical or a play, there’s sure to be a production that appeals to you. So get your tickets now and get ready for a truly unforgettable experience! After all the great theatre experiences enjoy a relaxed stay at hotels near bayswater road.