The London West End
The largest theatre district in the world.
The history of the London West End has been inextricably linked to the theatre for hundreds of years. From the opening of the first West End venue in Drury Lane in 1663, locals and visitors to the burgeoning capital flocked in their droves to the West End to be entertained and enthralled by the various shows on offer.
The London theatre tradition has continued to go from strength to strength over the years, and today the West End is the largest theatre district in the world, with many major international stars treading the boards night after night.
No other city can boast the same variety and quality of theatrical performances as London’s West End, and its enduring popularity as a global cultural centre stands as a ringing endorsement of all it has to offer.