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West End Shows in May

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

Apollo Theatre Open Run

Fabulous, fresh and enormously fun homegrown musical

Everybodys Talking About Jamie, Apollo Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

When this exuberant new musical from The Feeling's Dan Gillespie Sells and writer Tom MacRae premiered at the Sheffield Crucible earlier in 2017, it became an instant success with both audiences and critics....

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Young Frankenstein

Garrick Theatre Open Run

"If you don't find Young Frankenstein a satisfyingly hilarious night in the theatre, you might want to get your vital signs checked: this is the funniest West End musical since The Producers."

Young Frankenstein, Garrick Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Mel Brooks brings his hugely successful 2007 re-imagining of Young Frankenstein to the West End, following its critically acclaimed run on Broadway, and the following US tour.

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Les Miserables

Queens Theatre Open Run

Celebrating 31 years in the West End!

Les Miserables, Queens Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Over 65 million people have enjoyed this spectacular adaptation of Victor Hugo's masterpiece since it premiered on the West End in 1985. Now let Les Miserables sweep you too through its epic tale of passion...

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Matilda The Musical

Cambridge Theatre Open Run

"Easily the standout musical of the decade!"

Matilda The Musical, Cambridge Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Matilda, Roald Dahl's much-loved classic of an extraordinary child with magical powers, is given the musical treatment by the combined talents of Tim Minchin and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Winner of...

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Dreamgirls

Savoy Theatre Open Run

Fantastically entertaining ride on a showbiz rollercoaster

Dreamgirls, Savoy Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Don't miss this musical biopic based on the story of The Supremes. The musical first hit the Broadway stage in 1981 and in 2005 enjoyed an adaptation to the big screen starring Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer...

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Book of Mormon

Prince of Wales Theatre Open Run

The most cryingly good night out to have come along for years!

Book of Mormon, Prince of Wales Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

'The greatest time of a Mormon kid's life is his mission,' sings Elder Kevin Price, but things are not as the handsome and pious Elder Price predicted, when he's sent to...UGANDA! From Trey Parker and...

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Witness for the Prosecution

London County Hall Open Run

"Lucy Bailey's production of Agatha Christie's ingenious courtroom drama fits perfectly in this debating chamber"

Witness for the Prosecution, London County Hall, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Head into the surrounds of the Grand Chamber of London County Hall for this innovative staging of Agatha Christie's dazzling play that casts you as the jury in the case of the Crown versus Leonard Vole....

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Aladdin

Prince Edward Theatre Open Run

"Aladdin is exactly what you wish for!"

Aladdin, Prince Edward Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In an exotic, faraway land, one young pauper's life is about to change with the luck of an ancient lamp - and you're invited to join this magic carpet ride! Based on the hit Disney classic movie Aladdin,...

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Wicked

Apollo Victoria Theatre Open Run

Wicked will entrance every generation in wonder, wit and suspense

Wicked, Apollo Victoria Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

The subversive and downright twisty hit musical follows two unlikely friends and how they become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch of the South. Based on Gregory Maguire's best-selling...

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Phantom of the Opera

Her Majestys Theatre Open Run

I'm not sure any show 'deserves' to be the most successful entertainment event of all time, but I'll hand this to the current holder of that title, "The Phantom of the Opera" - it still works hard for its audience.

Phantom of the Opera, Her Majestys Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

Andrew Lloyd Webber's romantic musical is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel of life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House. A mysterious masked Phantom becomes obsessed with Christine Daae, the...

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Lion King

Lyceum Theatre Open Run

A wonderful, wonderful musical. It will touch a deep chord in anybody

Lion King, Lyceum Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

This vastly successful re-imagining of Disney's 1994 hit adventure film has seen 70 worldwide productions and is now on its first national UK tour. The Lion King conjures up the African savannah in all...

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Mamma Mia!

Novello Theatre Open Run

Sheer enjoyablility... a 5-STAR experience!

Mamma Mia, Novello Theatre, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Soon-to-be married Sofia is desperate to find her father to walk her down the aisle; unfortunately, her mother Donna has no idea who it it, one of three men as Sofia discovers in an uncovered diary. She...

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School of Rock

New London Theatre Open Run

The most enjoyable few hours money can buy

School of Rock, New London Theatre, London
4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating4.5 star rating

After schooling Broadway with his newest hit Andrew Lloyd Webber returns to the West End with School of Rock. Adapted from the Jack Black movie of the same name, School of Rock is set to feature his bumbling...

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ZSL London Zoo

ZSL London Zoo Open Run

With so much to see and do, a visit to ZSL London Zoo is the perfect day out for people of all ages.

ZSL London Zoo, ZSL London Zoo, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Whether you love animals cuddly, scary, creepy, slinky, big or small, old or very young, you are bound to be thrilled by at least one of the 750 species of animal at ZSL London Zoo. Nestled within Regent's...

Thriller - Live

Lyric Theatre Open Run

A glitzy concert of song and dance...a great night out.

Thriller Live, Lyric Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

Thriller - Live is an uplifting, feelgood show with the incredible choreography and sensational songs of Michael Jackson that everyone knows and loves. High production values, a large company on stage...

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The Mousetrap

St Martins Theatre Open Run

Join the millions who have already discovered whodunit, but will not share their secret...

The Mousetrap, St Martins Theatre, London
3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating3.5 star rating

In 1952, Agatha Christie's sprawling and intricate new whodunnit, The Mousetrap (based on her radio play, Three Blind Mice), opened in the West End on a very strict condition; no one was to ever give away...

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42nd Street

Theatre Royal Drury Lane Open Run

"It's an extraordinary thing, crammed with songs by Al Dubin and Harry Warren, full of the sound and fury of tapping feet, illuminated by dazzling colour."

42nd Street, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

In 2017, the West End sees one of Broadway's original high-kicking musicals return to London. 42nd Street will sing and dance its way back into the Theatre Royal Drury Lane - arriving over 30 years after...

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The Woman in Black

Fortune Theatre Open Run

One of the most brilliantly effective spine-chillers you will ever encounter

The Woman in Black, Fortune Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Celebrating 27 years of frightening audiences in the West End, the spine-chilling adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novella The Woman in Black, is set as a play within a play. Elderly Arthur Kipps retells...

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Hamilton

Victoria Palace Theatre Open Run

"Yes, it really is that good. A show about young rebels grabbing and shaping the future of an unformed country, "Hamilton" is making its own resonant history by changing the language of musicals."

Hamilton, Victoria Palace Theatre, London

It's the musical that has bowled over Broadway, an all out smash-hit epic that traverses the life of one Alexander Hamilton, one of America's Founding Fathers, who took on the might of the British and...

Frozen

Theatre Royal Haymarket Feb 9 - May 5, 2018

A big, brave, compassionate play about grief, revenge, forgiveness and bearing the unbearable

Frozen, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Definitely not related to a certain Disney property, Bryony Lavery's Frozen gets a welcome revival in February 2018. Starring woman-of-the-moment and amazing actor Suranne Jones, this 2002 play is a haunting...

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Tina - The Tina Turner Musical

Aldwych Theatre Mar 21 - Jun 16, 2018

Tina Turner's new musical set to prove why she's Simply The Best!

Tina The Tina Turner Musical, Aldwych Theatre, London

Biographical musicals are all the rage both on Broadway, and in the West End. The latest to join the glitz of the stage is Tina - The Tina Turner Musical, set to premiere in London in March 2018. Based...

Strictly Ballroom

Piccadilly Theatre Opens Mar 16, 2018

I have to help Wayne with his bogo pogo!

Strictly Ballroom, Piccadilly Theatre, London

In news that can only be described as strictly amazing, Baz Lurhman's 1992 dance-tastic film is getting a musical adaptation! A cult classic, Strictly Ballroom is glittering, wacky love story set in the...

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Chess

London Coliseum Apr 26 - Jun 2, 2018

The ultimate Rock Opera is back after 30 years.

Chess, London Coliseum, London

Chess, the 1980s rock opera which shook the world is back on the West End for the first time in 30 years. The English National Opera will be presenting Chess at the London Coliseum for a limited five-week...

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Bat Out Of Hell

Dominion Theatre Opens Apr 2, 2018

A jaw-dropping spectacle...Meat Loaf's most famous album finally gets the blazing operatic treatment it deserves

Bat Out Of Hell, Dominion Theatre, London

Crack out those leathers, this hard-rocking musical epic is coming back to London in 2018, giving you a second chance to have your mind blown by the ingenious fusion of Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman's incredible...

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The Ferryman

Gielgud Theatre Until May 19, 2018

"It is thrilling to know that wider audiences will now have a chance to see this extraordinary new work from one of our most important writers."

The Ferryman, Gielgud Theatre, London

Following a successful run at The Royal Court, Jez Butterworth's much anticipated new play transfers part and parcel to the West End's Gielgud Theatre. Promising to be as monumental as 2009's Jerusalem,...

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Kinky Boots

Adelphi Theatre Open Run

"Broadway sends a British film back home as a hit musical that's as fun as it is frequently fabulous."

Kinky Boots, Adelphi Theatre, London

Winner of SIX Tony Awards, three Oliviers and nominated for seven, Cyndi Lauper's high-heeled musical is finally open on the West End, having seen a barnstorming reception on Broadway. Based on 2005 film...

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The Cutting Edge

The Comedy Store Open Run

If you've never seen live stand-up, make a resolution to start here

The Cutting Edge, The Comedy Store, London

Join a rotating cast of comedians for their take on the weirdest, wackiest and just plain mad news stories of the week. Featuring a hilarious mixture of satire, jokes, puns, songs and even competitions,...

Quiz

Noel Coward Theatre Mar 31 - Jun 16, 2018

James Graham, theatre's golden boy, has hit the jackpot again.

Quiz, Noel Coward Theatre, London

James Graham's hilarious new play, based on the cheating scandal around the infamous TV contest 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire', heads to the West End after a scintillating run at the Chichester Festival...

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The Grinning Man

Trafalgar Studios 1 Open Run

The Grinning Man is a weird and wonderful, dark delight.

The Grinning Man, Trafalgar Studios 1, London

A strange new act has arrived at the Stokes Croft Fair, the home of an array of interesting and grotesque characters. Grinpayne and his hideously scarred face soon captures the interests and the hearts...

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Red

Wyndhams Theatre May 4 - Jul 28, 2018

Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch star in rare revival of Red.

Red, Wyndhams Theatre, London

Red, by John Logan, charts the rise of the prolific impressionist Mark Rothko and his promising young assistant Ken as they take on his biggest challenge yet, painting a series of murals for the lavish...

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Kathleen Turner: Finding My Voice

The Other Palace Apr 17 - May 6, 2018

Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude, not looks. Most men think it's looks, most women know otherwise.

Kathleen Turner Finding My Voice, The Other Palace, London

With that voice, it's a surprise Kathleen Turner has never stepped up to the mic before, but in come spring 2018, that's about to change! The iconic Hollywood and stage actress will be working her way...

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Peter Pan

Open Air Theatre May 17 - Jun 15, 2018

Follow your imagination to the world of Never Land.

Peter Pan, Open Air Theatre, London

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre season begins with a revival of Sheader and Liam Steel's Olivier award nominated production of Peter Pan. This production retells the story by J.M. Barrie in a World War...

Original London Sightseeing Tour

The Original London Visitor Centre Open Run

The best way to see London

Original London Sightseeing Tour, The Original London Visitor Centre, London

London is one of the most tourist friendly cities in the world, with every square mile of the capital absolutely packed with iconic buildings, new and old. And there's no better way to see it all than...

Motown - The Musical

Shaftesbury Theatre Open Run

"Motown the Musical may just be the ultimate jukebox musical"

Motown The Musical, Shaftesbury Theatre, London

Motown is the big Broadway musical which tells the story of America's greatest record label. With a book by founder Berry Gordy, this dazzling musical is bursting at the seams with iconic tracks from The...

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Beginning

National Theatre, Dorfman Open Run

Official dates to be confirmed!

Beginning, National Theatre Dorfman, London

A world premiere romantic comedy floats into the Dorfman Theatre at the National this October! Directed by Polly Findley, this new work by playwright David Eldridge is the latest in a long line of successful...

Brief Encounter

Empire Cinema Haymarket Mar 11 - Sep 2, 2018

Noel Coward's most haunting love story returns to the West End.

Brief Encounter, Empire Cinema Haymarket, London

Laura was happily married until a few weeks ago... A brief encounter with an idealistic doctor Alec, sets the pair on a whirlwind yet doomed romance. Originally written by Noel Coward for David Leon's...

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Antony and Cleopatra

National Theatre, Olivier Opens Feb 8, 2018

Ralph Fiennes returns to the Shakespeare play after 30 years!

Antony and Cleopatra, National Theatre Olivier, London

Film and stage royalty Ralph Fiennes returns to the play that made his name playing Claudio in 1988, this time in the lead role of Antony! Shakespeare's historical play depicting Ancient Egypt's first...

Kensington Palace

Kensington Palace Open Run

What was once a stuffy and frustrating member of the Historic Royal Palaces to visit is now accessible, lively, intriguing and very, very modern.

Kensington Palace, Kensington Palace, London

Kensington Palace is synonymous with the generations of stylish royal women who have called it their home: where Queen Victoria was born and raised; Queens Mary, Anne and Caroline held court; and the royal...

Follies

National Theatre, Olivier Open Run

Early on in this tribute to the old-fashioned Broadway revue, a character exclaims: "It's the cat's pyjamas." And so it is.

Follies, National Theatre Olivier, London
5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating5 star rating

Hot on the heels of the announcement that she will star in Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Imelda Staunton will be starring in the iconic Follies at the National Theatre in Autumn 2017.

London Dungeon

London Dungeon Open Run

A ghoulishly great time!

London Dungeon, London Dungeon, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

What's scarier than stepping into the London Dungeon? Knowing that all the horrors within are all based on real historical events! London's grisly past is brought to creeptastically realistic life by London...

Northern Ballet: Jane Eyre (Sadler's Wells 2018)

Sadlers Wells Theatre May 15 - 19, 2018

Dreda Blow's performance builds steadily, a moving combination of turbulence and reserve and she has a fine partner in Javier Torres' Rochester

Northern Ballet Jane Eyre Sadlers Wells 2018, Sadlers Wells Theatre, London
4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating4 star rating

Northern Ballet returns to London with the sumptuous story-ballet of Jane Eyre. Cathy Marston choreographs a layered exploration of classism, sexuality, religion, and proto-feminism in this gothic romance....

View From The Shard

The Shard Open Run

The mangled, magnificent history and scale of the city is on full display.

View From The Shard, The Shard, London

No matter where you are in London, there is one sight that you will always see, towering above the rest of the skyline majestically. We are of course talking about the Shard building at London Bridge,...

Kew Gardens

Kew Royal Botanic Gardens Open Run

Perfect to get the family outside during the summer!

Kew Gardens, Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, London

Founded in 1840 by Lord Capel John of Tewkesbury​, Kew Gardens remains one of the capital's most popular and unique attractions. A vast expanse that covers some 300 acres, Kew comprises numerous...

King Gong

The Comedy Store Open Run

An open night mic, with a difference!

King Gong, The Comedy Store, London

A comedy night so brutally famous that even safely established comedians quake in their boots at a mere mention of it, The Comedy Store's King Gong is quite something to behold. Each week, 30 new acts...

Chicago

Phoenix Theatre Opens Mar 26, 2018

The West End gets some Razzle-Dazzle

Chicago, Phoenix Theatre, London

After six years away from the West End the infamous Chicago returns this March! Join Roxie and her merry murderesses as they battle for fame and freedom in this satirical look at the world of celebrity...

All About Eve

Venue To Be Confirmed Opens Mar 20, 2018

Official dates and venue to be confirmed

All About Eve, Venue To Be Confirmed, London

In the immortal words of Bette Davis, "Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night". The iconic movie that saw both Davis and Anne Baxter compete for an Oscar is finally being made into a stage...

Lessons in Love and Violence

Royal Opera House May 10 - 26, 2018

A thrilling new work from the creative team behind Written On Skin

Lessons in Love and Violence, Royal Opera House, London

From the writers of Written on Skin comes a new dramatic opera, making its world premiere debut in 2018 at the Royal Opera House. Created by composer George Benjamin and playwright Martin Crimp, Lessons…...

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre Tour & Exhibition

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Open Run

The capital at its very best

Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour Exhibition, Shakespeares Globe Theatre Tour, London

Get schooled in Shakespeare with The Globe Exhibition, London's ultimate guide to The Bard. Packed full of video, artifacts and practical reconstructions, it takes you back in time to the raucous streets...

John

National Theatre, Dorfman Opens Feb 1, 2018

Baker knows exactly what she's doing - she gives us just enough to open up possibilities. What a thrill!

John, National Theatre Dorfman, London

Making its UK premiere this year, Annie Baker's hit New York play John follows on from her successful Pulitzer Prize-winning staging of The Flick. An examination into human relationships, Baker's latest...

Macbeth

National Theatre, Olivier Opens Mar 6, 2018

Rory Kinnear returns to the National in 2018

Macbeth, National Theatre Olivier, London

Anne-Marie Duff and Rory Kinnear lead Shakespeare's murderous tragedy when it returns to the National in 2018, directed by Rufus Norris. Marking Kinnear's return to the NT since his star turn in 2016's...

Promises, Promises

Southwark Playhouse Open Run

The Burt Bacharach musical makes a long-awaited return to London

Promises Promises, Southwark Playhouse, London

Following a recent spate of Burt Bacharach shows lighting up the West End this year, the legendary composer's classic musical Promises, Promises finally makes a welcome return to London for the first time...

The Black Cloud

Bridge Theatre Opens Jan 1, 2018

Fred Hoyle's political science fiction thriller comes to the stage

The Black Cloud, Bridge Theatre, London

Based on the novel by Fred Hoyle, a new stage adaptation by Sam Holcroft comes to London's newest theatre, described by Richard Dawkins as "one of the greatest works of science fiction ever written". The...

The Inheritance

Young Vic Mar 2 - May 5, 2018

A tribute to gay men in New York - and to the ones lost during the AIDS epidemic

The Inheritance, Young Vic, London

A world premiere play in two parts is coming to the Young Vic in March 2018, that is set to be the talk of the town. Written by lauded playwright Matthew Lopez whose works include 2011's The Whipping Man...

Hansel And Gretel

St Pauls Church Open Run

The other side of Hansel and Gretal revealed!

Hansel And Gretel, St Pauls Church, London

A fairytale summer awaits you and the kids at Covent Garden's Iris Theatre, led by writer and director Daniel Winder. A family-friendly production takes you deeper into the traditional Grimm Brothers'...

Alys, Always

Bridge Theatre Opens Feb 6, 2018

Harriet Lane's first novel is a tightly woven tale of deceit and ambition in literary London,

Alys Always, Bridge Theatre, London

Harriet Lane's 2012 debut thriller is adapted into a new stage drama by Lucinda Coxon, premiering at London's brand-new theatre at Tower Bridge. As part of the Bridge Theatre's inaugural season directed...

Ripley's Believe It or Not

Ripley's Believe It Or Not London Open Run

There is much at Ripley's to enjoy and I suspect that children, especially, will love it.

Ripleys Believe It or Not, Ripleys Believe It Or Not London, London

For fans of the weird, wonderful and downright bonkers, venture into Ripley's London where over 700 exhibits wait to be discovered. Here you can experience the dark and irregular sides of art, foreign...

SEA LIFE London Aquarium

London Aquarium Open Run

The SEALIFE London Aquarium underwent a 5 million pound refurbishment and transformed into Sea Life London Aquarium in 2009, and still continues to improve

SEA LIFE London Aquarium, London Aquarium, London

Situated next to the London Eye at County Hall, this mega aquarium is the jewel in the crown of the 28 Sea Life Centres throughout the UK and Europe.You will be taken on a truly fascinating journey from...

London Eye River Cruise

London Eye River Cruise Open Run

The live commentary is superb and everyone who takes this river cruise will learn something new about one of the attractions they pass.

London Eye River Cruise, London Eye River Cruise, London

All aboard the Silver Bonito for this history and view-packed circular cruise which launches from just underneath the London Eye! IN 40 minutes, you will be sweeping along the Thames taking in sight ans...

Tower of London

Tower of London Open Run

Step back in time!

Tower of London, Tower of London, London

Step back in history to experience life in the Middle Ages, at the most famous of Britain's fortresses and places of execution, as well as the home of the Crown Jewels. You can choose to take a guided...

London Eye Flights

London Eye Open Run

The most famous Ferris wheel in the world

London Eye Flights, London Eye, London

Since opening in March 2000 The London Eye (formerly The Millennium Wheel) has become an iconic landmark and a symbol of modern Britain. The London Eye is the UK's most popular paid for visitor attraction,...

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

Palace Theatre Open Run

"So this is Dickens, with magic. It's a raunchless Game of Thrones with heart. Crucially, it's authentic Potter but, most importantly, it's new. It's not the movie of the book. It's the real deal, live in front of you, so much better than any film could b

Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, Palace Theatre, London

Brace yourselves London, JK Rowling has blessed us with another foray into the Potterverse, announcing that new play 'Harry Potter And The Cursed Child' will apparate into The Palace Theatre sometime next...

Madame Tussauds

Madame Tussauds Open Run

Experience the glittering world of fame for a day, and more!

Madame Tussauds, Madame Tussauds, London

Get up close and personal with your favourite faces from the worlds of film, music, sport, history and more at the world famous Madame Tussauds, one of London's premiere tourist attractions! Founded...

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle Open Run

An official royal residence for over 900 years

Windsor Castle, Windsor Castle, London

The oldest inhabited castle in the world, Windsor Castle is an official royal residence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A home to the British Royal family since the reign of Henry I, the castle, which...


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