London Theatre Hotels

London’s West End is world famous for its thriving theatre scene and is one that rivals that of New York’s Broadway district. The most renowned theatres in the capital are plotted along the inner city streets of Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, Haymarket and Aldwych. Over the years, London has seen a considerable number of movie stars take to the stages of the infamous Lyric Theatre, Novello Theatre, Palace Theatre and Fortune Theatre. This has attracted audiences from all over the globe and thousands each year now flock to catch a glimpse of the magical stories and most successful musicals of all time acted out live. For those who have your theatre tickets booked and ready, there remains the question of where is best to stay on a theatre trip to London. Luckily London is packed with centrally located theatre hotels to accommodate your every need. From boutique style family hotels to quirky and modern accommodation, ThinkHotels take a look at their top three theatreland hotels in the city to help you make that all important decision.

1. Strand Palace Hotel London

Perfect for a traveling couple, this modern Art Deco inspired hotel is right in the middle of the bright lights of the Strand and Covent Garden and is within walking distance of all West End theatres. Recently striped of most of its 1930s interior, today stands a beautiful marble foyer by the entrance. As a sophisticated but affordable 3-star hotel, its nine floors feature 783 rooms and late night bars and brassieres to enjoy a drink before or after the show.

2. Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square Hotel

Those looking for a more intimate and homely place to stay, should look no further than the Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square Hotel. The cosy boutique hotel features 60 intricate rooms where guests can relax and enjoy total serenity and calm in the heart of a busy city. Located within arms reach of Trafalgar Square, and the National Gallery, theatres are sure to be no more than a quick 10-minute walk from the hotel front door. There are also plenty of attractions, parks and restaurants to dine in with theatre menus in the area. Service is personal and friendly and one of the highlights of this pretty hotel is its mahogany room fixtures and black granite bathrooms.

3. The Bloomsbury Hotel London

The Bloomsbury Hotel offers a great retreat for the whole family as it is perfectly located just off London’s shopping district, which the kids can make the most of, while also being within a commutable distance of the West End.  This hotel provides unquestionable 4-star accommodation and is a reasonably quiet place to stay due to it being intricately hidden in the backstreets of the Tottenham Court Road area. The design is classic, traditional and fashionable and rooms are warm and spacious.

About Yasmine Bendjoudi

Yasmine Bendjoudi is a journalist with experience at a number of UK media corporations including Bauer Media, ICP Media and top London arts and culture listings website
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