Visiting London

London Afternoon Teas

London’s top Afternoon Teas

Even the most dedicated theatre buff cannot live on showbiz alone, which makes Afternoon Tea the perfect meal to schedule in before that evening performance. Here we pick five of the best, from the glitzy Ritz to the alternative oriental afternoon tea of Yauatcha.

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London Theatre Exhibitions

London’s top Theatre Exhibitions

Whilst the loss of the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden is still keenly felt, there are a number of opportunities to dip into the history of London’s theatre scene – from the V&A’s new Theatre & Performance space, to theatres such as the National and the Globe.

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London Cocktail Bars

London’s top Cocktail Bars

The time between a matinee and an evening performance is better known as “the cocktail hour”. Here we reveal five tributes to all things shaken and stirred in our run down of fabulous cocktail bars in London.

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London Backstage Tours

London’s top Backstage Tours

Going behind the curtain can be an eye-opening experience. The sheer scale of West End theatres such as Drury Lane, the National or the Royal Opera House is hugely impressive and a backstage tour is a great opportunity to see the hidden world of costume departments, scene-building and technical magic.

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London Coffee Bars

London’s top Coffee Bars

It has taken London centuries to appreciate that skill is involved in making a decent cup of coffee, but we’ve finally made some progress thanks to a wealth of outside help. Find the perfect cup of coffee in the West End with our handy guide.

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London's Haunted Theatres

London’s most Haunted Theatres

Discover London’s most haunted theatres as we go on a ghost hunt around the West End’s spookiest venues. From actor-managers stabbed to death at the stage door to floating heads, mysterious men in grey, spooks in the Stalls and strange backstage noises.

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London Walking Tours

London’s top Walking Tours

London is a compact city that can only really be discovered by walking its streets. Experience the incredible history of London by taking a guided walking tour of the city, including Theatreland Walking Tours.

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Ghost Bus Tours

The London Ghost Bus Tour is a theatrical sightseeing tour, showing you the darker side of London while providing a piece of comedy horror theatre onboard a classic 1960s Routemaster bus.

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London's Blue Plaques

Blue Plaques: Theatre People in London

London’s Blue Plaques are an institution and none more so than for theatre people. Here we take a celebratory tour of theatre blue plaques in London including Oscar Wilde, Noel Coward, David Garrick, Edith Evans and many more.

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Top London Attractions

One of the world’s great tourist destinations, London attractions range from royal palaces such as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace, to fun-filled visitor exhibitions and places of interest such as London Aquarium, London Dungeon, London Zoo and Madame Tussaud’s.

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London Food and Drink

Enjoy classic dining onboard the Bateaux Thames River cruises for lunch or dinner, a Fortnum and Mason or Grosvenor House Hotel Afternoon Tea, a regal British feast at a Medieval Banquet or the exquisite English experience of Porter’s Restaurant in Covent Garden.

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London Sightseeing Tours

Explore the city of London with a range of great Sightseeing tours including a circular River Cruise along the Thames from the London Eye, a Hop On Hop Off-Red River Rover, the spooky Jack The Ripper Tour and The Original Tour – the most popular bus sightseeing tour operator in London.

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Hampton Court Palace

Hampton Court Palace is actually two palaces in one: a Tudor palace magnificently developed by Cardinal Wolsey and later Henry VIII, alongside a baroque palace built by William III and Mary II.

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The Jack The Ripper Tour

A fascinating tour of London’s East End following the story of the Whitechapel murders, one of the great unsolved mysteries in the world. But who was Jack the Ripper? Come along on the trail of Jack the Ripper… if you dare.

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Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Studios London has been making wax figures for over 150 years and remains one of the world’s great tourist attractions.

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London Zoo

London Zoo has over 16,000 amazing animals to discover. With incredible animal displays and fascinating trails to follow, London Zoo is the perfect family day out.

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