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Best West End Shows in London

When you are coming to London on business matters you may sometimes find yourself with a spare evening which is free of bookings. As one of the leading 5-star hotels in London our members of staff are well placed to help advise you on potential locations of interest when you want to experience some of the more cultural side of the city.

Whilst we are one of the highest quality hotels in London with swimming pools, it is understandable if you want to step outside our walls and see what the city has to offer. It is safe to say that London has one of the highly regarded theatre scenes in the world. So, when you want to head out after enjoying a drink in one of the best cocktail bars London has to offer, here are five top shows which are highly recommended.

1. War Horse at the New London Theatre
Set to run until at least October 2013, this world renowned production is loved by an array of famous faces including Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II and Stephen Spielberg. Based on the highly successful novel by Michael Morpurgo, and since made into a feature length film, nothing beats the lives puppet experience of this tale concerning Albert Narracott’s search for his horse in the battlefields of World War One.

2. Billy Elliot Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre
This heart warming story of the young Geordie lad who defied his family’s wishes to pursue his dream of becoming a star ballet dancer has won the hearts of people all over the world. With the music written by Sir Elton John, you are sure to find yourself singing along at some points during this emotional rollercoaster of a musical.

3. Privates on Parade at the Noel Coward Theatre
This play is set to run until the 2nd March, so take your chance to see the show whilst tickets are still available. The determinedly camp 1977 war satire by Peter Nichols is an absurd beast and pays no attention to political correctness. Starring several well known acting names, including the brilliant lead Simon Russell Beale, go to this show if you fancy a good old fashioned laugh.

4. Matilda the Musical
Having delighted both adults and children alike, this family friendly musical is based on the well known Matilda book written by the legendary author Roald Dahl.  The wickedly funny show has been hailed as the saviour of the British musical. Adapted by Tim Minchin, Dennis Kelly, and the RSC, there is no doubt that it may well just be that.

5. The Globe Theatre
Okay, we admit that this is not a play in itself, and we’re just recommending the theatre instead. However, if you enjoy your Shakespeare this is the only place to go. Plays are rotated on a regular basis but they all share the same excellence and quality that William Shakespeare himself embodied so well. Stand with the masses in the pits or book a more private seat.

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