When most people think of theater, one of the first things that pops into their heads is New York’s famous Broadway. However, London’s theater district, full of the best hotels, theaters, and restaurants in the world, came before the Big Apple and its rightfully revered community of Thespians. Theater in the Big Smoke has become so successful that it continues to generate record annual revenues. According to WhatsonStage.com, London’s theater scene earns £87 million a year.
The metropolis’ theaters aren’t just popular among Londoners either. Many of the 30 million international tourists heading to London Town every year, as estimated by the London Plan, center their hotel search around the locations of the city’s most well-known venues. If you’re a fan of theater and wondering where to make hotel reservations to take full advantage of London’s historic theaters, read on.
The World-Renowned London Coliseum
The London Coliseum, located on St. Martin’s Lane, can easily be reached via the northern tube line. Look for hotel rooms at the best hotels in the Camden area to easily access the subway via the Camden Town tube station. Home to the English National Opera, the venue’s renowned actors are preparing a month long run of “Peter Grimes,” a five-star rated opera based around a man trying to make his way in a forgotten fishing village. The show will run from 29 January to 27 February.
Theatre Peckham, Acting School and Respected Venue
According to TheatrePeckham.co.uk, the theater is not only a school for over 400 acting students, but it’s also one of the most well-respected stages in all of London. The theater is currently in its off-season following a successful run of “Into the Forest.” However, the location runs a new show every few months. If you’re heading to London, look for the best hotels nearby Theatre Peckham, located on Havil Street.
The Historical Victoria Palace Theatre
Very few of London’s theaters have earned the reputation of Victoria Palace. Currently in the midst of a run of “Billy Elliot,” a show that’s been renewed favorably by The Telegraph and others, the theater continues a 200-year tradition started in 1832. Theater lovers interested in being a part of history should look at the best hotels in the Camden area, only a short tube ride to the theater on Victoria Street.
London has long been marveled for its artistic attractions, whether for the Tate Modern or the city’s storied theater scene. If you want to see some of the best theater productions in the world, keep these theaters and their locations in mind when trying to find the best hotels for you in the city. Find more on this here.