A stay in London isn’t complete without a trip to the West End. The theatre on offer is some of the best in the world, and spans everything from serious drama to irreverent musical comedy. We’ve picked out some of the best and best-known shows you can enjoy while staying in one of the most conveniently located Presidential Serviced Apartments London in Kensington.
King Charles III
The Almeida Theatre in Islington saw a sold-out run of this comedy – now hosted by The Wyndham. It centres on the Royal Family and imagines a future where Elizabeth II has died and Charles has finally taken the throne.
Shakespeare in Love
After its original incarnation as a wildly successful film, Shakespeare in Love has now made the transition to stage at The Noel Coward Theatre, and has met with approval from critics and audiences alike; The Telegraph described it as ‘Britain’s best comedy’.
The Lion King
Another film-to-stage success, The Lion King has become a true phenomenon. Brought to life with incredible music and spectacle, this West End staple is certainly not just for children.
The Book of Mormon
Not for the faint hearted, this outrageous musical comedy from the duo behind South Park has taken the West End by storm. Showing at The Prince of Wales Theatre, it has won 9 Tony Awards and 4 Olivier Awards, including Best Musical Comedy.
Stomp London has recently celebrated 5,000 West End shows and is in its eighth year at the Ambassadors Theatre, minutes from Presidential Serviced Apartments London in Kensington. The performers capture audiences’ imaginations with the show’s unique blend of theatre, dance and comedy.
Matilda the Musical
One of Roald Dahl’s most popular and enduring stories, Matilda has made a triumphant transition onto the stage, with the classic tale enhanced with music by comedian Tim Minchin. Staged by The Royal Shakespeare Company, the show has been winning fans among kids and adults alike.
The Woman in Black
Genuinely spooky, The Woman in Black is the West End’s classic ghost story. Its enduring appeal is demonstrated by the fact it has been running in London since 1989, making it the second longest-running show in the West End.
War Horse has become an international smash hit. Set in World War 1, it follows the story of young Albert’s journey to find his beloved horse after he was sold to the cavalry and shipped to France. The actors work with life-size puppets to bring this epic story to life.
‘Les Mis’, staged at the Queen’s Theatre, only 10 minutes from serviced apartments Kensington, is the world’s longest running musical, filled with songs which have now become classics. As the name suggests it’s something of a tear-jerker, but one which has been captivating audiences for almost three decades.
This feel-good classic take audiences to a sun-drenched Greek island to join one girl’s quest to discover the identity of her father on the eve of her wedding. The music of Abba provides the perfect accompaniment to the tale.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Based on the 1988 film of the same name, this musical transferred from Broadway to the West End just this year, and immediately became a hit. It centres around two fraudsters and the highly entertaining manner each tries to outwit the other.
Whether you’re staying at one of our centrally located Serviced Apartments London for work or pleasure, make sure you set aside an evening or two to take in some of the best of the West End.