London Theatre - Trains

London Theatres: Getting a tube or train to see a West End show

Get a tube or train to your show, with our transport guide to London Theatres

You have a wide range of options for public transportation to get to the West End as its such a central and important hub for London. Since many of the stations in this area are close to one another and are frequently accessible by foot, keep in mind that a Tube map is not to scale… for example, Piccadilly Circus is a short walk from Green Park, and Leicester Square station is close to both Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus – something you can’t really see from the tube map.

The main concentration of West End theatres can be easily reached from underground stations including Leicester Square, Covent Garden, Tottenham Court Road, Holborn, Bond Street, Oxford Circus, Embankment.

Whether you need to take the Central, Jubilee, Bakerloo, Victoria, Northern, Circle, District, or brand new Elizabeth line, the good news is that you’ll always be able to reach a Tube station near to the West End via a line that’s handy for you.

Other theatres, including the Apollo Victoria where Wicked is performed, the Victoria Palace, where Hamilton is performed, and The Other Palace, are still considered to be a part of the West End but are located a little further away. The Victoria Tube or Train stations are the ones nearest to these theatres.

If you’re arriving by train and intend to get to the West End, both Victoria and Charing Cross stations are useful stops; also Waterloo is closest for the Southbank including Shakespeare’s Globe and the National Theatre; and Blackfriars is a 10 minute walk from the Aldwych and Novello Theatres. Other handy stations include King’s Cross St Pancras and Euston (good for the Dominion Theatre).

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