Walking the West End – Private Guided Tour of London’s Theatre District

Trip Highlights

  • Private Tour

  • Family friendly

  • Highlights the world-famous West End in London with an actor and guide

Description

Take a whirlwind tour through London’s theatre- or theater to our transatlantic cousins- history in the West End with our resident Urban Saunters actor and guide. Hear all about the early days of theatre’s bad reputation, the meeting of a King and a working girl, life as a war-time actor, shocking backstage murders and onwards to explore a West End world of Rogers & Hammerstein, Frank Matcham, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Lion King, Mousetrap, Harold Pinter, Noël Coward and some of the most famous playhouses in London and the world.

Starting at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, you’ll discover 17 venues spanning centuries of theatrical history complete with tips on how to visit the restaurants and churches popular with the local actors and a whole chorus-line of gossip and scandal from backstage.

You’ll be an expert on the West End before you can say ‘Macbeth’... though of course, we don’t recommend saying that name on a theatre tour.

Tour info

Duration
1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
Up to 15
Price starts at
180 GBP
Languages
English
Meeting Point

Outside Covent Garden Underground Station

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Why take this tour?

Take a whirlwind tour through London’s theatre- or theater to our transatlantic cousins- history in the West End with our resident Urban Saunters actor and guide. Hear all about the early days of theatre’s bad reputation, the meeting of a King and a working girl, life as a war-time actor, shocking backstage murders, and onwards to explore a West End world of Rogers & Hammerstein, Frank Matcham, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the Lion King, Mousetrap, Harold Pinter, Noël Coward and some of the most famous playhouses in London and the world. 

 

Starting at the Theatre Royal in Drury Lane, you’ll discover 17 venues spanning centuries of theatrical history complete with tips on how to visit the restaurants and churches popular with the local actors and a whole chorus-line of gossip and scandal from backstage. 

You’ll be an expert on the West End before you can say ‘Macbeth’... though, of course, we don’t recommend saying that name on a theatre tour.

Included

  • London West End walking tour

  • Local English speaking expert guide

Excluded

  • Gratuities

  • Food & drink

  • Hotel pick-up & drop-off

Things to know

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to the tour.
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Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to the tour.
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Availability

This tour is available every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3:30 PM

This tour is available every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 3:30 PM

The Important Stuff

  • Please arrive fifteen minutes before the start time on your voucher.
  • The experience will end at the Criterion Theatre.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and always carry water.
  • Please arrive fifteen minutes before the start time on your voucher.
  • The experience will end at the Criterion Theatre.
  • Please wear comfortable shoes and always carry water.

Meeting Place

Meet our guides outside Covent Garden tube station where they will be holding an Urban Saunters sign. We recommend using the elevators to reach ground level at this station as it’s deep underground and the stairs are numerous.

Meet our guides outside Covent Garden tube station where they will be holding an Urban Saunters sign. We recommend using the elevators to reach ground level at this station as it’s deep underground and the stairs are numerous.

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