Why A London Theatre Break Is The Perfect Christmas Treat

Tis the season to be jolly

by Gavin Darvell

‘Even the darkest night will end, and the sun will rise! (Les Miserables)

It’s showtime! It’s also nearly Christmas time, and as the line from Les Miserables suggests, the nights are undoubtedly dark, and they will indeed end. But be assured the sun will rise on a new day, and with it so does the festive cheer!

Is there a better way to celebrate this most wonderful time of the year, (pardon the pun!) than giving a loved one the perfect Christmas gift?

That gift is a London Theatre break in the heart of Soho, the westend; Theatreland. A place that sparkles, and where lights glisten. Locals and tourist mix, happily taking in last minute shopping or perhaps on their way out for a special night on the town.

Wouldn’t it be nice to be a part of this scene?


Enter Theatreland


Where to begin? Which show to take in? Should we stick with one of the classics, a family favourite, or try something new? With so much choice it can be hard to know where to start. Take Phantom of the Opera. Even after 30 plus years, 30 years! It’s still wooing the crowds. That’s only 12,000+ performances to date! Perhaps it’s one you’ve always wanted to see? So here’s your chance.

There are other classics of course. Les Miserables, Mamma Mia and Wicked to name a few. Now is the time for that perfect excuse! “It’s Christmas,” you say. “Come on, let’s go see a musical. The songs, the spectacle.”


Something a Little Different?


You may want to choose from one of the newer shows. Matilda the Musical, I mean diving into a bit of Roald Dahl at Christmas makes perfect sense, right? Perhaps you prefer something a little more, kinky or comedic !?  We’re still talking West End shows before you ask. Book of Mormon continues to bring a bit of everything to the West End. A theatre break with a show stopper, what more could you ask for?


Then there’s not forgetting Disney classics such as The Lion King and Aladdin. The choice is wide-ranging, and of course, depends on personal preference. What can be guaranteed is a special night of top quality entertainment.


Interested in Fine Dining?


You’ve decided your show, so why not make it an overnight experience? London has an abundance of amazing hotels to choose from, that will suit all budgets.

Then you can add some sightseeing and dinner? Taking yourself on a hop-on hop-off bus tour around the capital is a great way to explore the city, especially if you are only in London for a short time. Hop on the bus, see the sights and take it all in. Then you’ll be ready for a night out, a dinner date perhaps?

You can stick to the Theatreland district, which is centrally located, and also contains many of London’s major attractions and top restaurants.

Or you could take a boat cruise? Dine and take in the sights of the River Thames, it’s a popular choice. With the added accompaniment of some live music, there’s much to enjoy and take in when you head on a cruise down the river.


A Perfect Gift


A London theatre break can make a perfect Christmas present. Think about it, what a magical way to end the year. It’s a chance to indulge in a little theatre therapy, see the bright lights of the capital, and spend some time with your partner.

Could it even be the cure for all the excesses of Christmas day!? Or a great way to bridge that strange gap between Christmas and New Year?

Whatever your reason, spend some time together, let the show begin and nights sparkle.

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