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.
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.
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.
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.
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.