Best Hotel and Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
The Grand at Trafalgar Square
WC2N 5BY, London, 8 Northumberland Avenue
Just off Trafalgar Square, in Central London, this beautifully restored Victorian building houses a 4-star luxury hotel offering free Wi-Fi and elegant air-conditioned rooms. In London's West End, metres from Nelson's Column, the Grand at... read more
£ 93.00View Rates
W1T 3NG, London, 50 Berners Street
With unique and stunning design, this innovative boutique hotel is just a 2-minute walk from Oxford Street. Its spacious, designer rooms boast fantastic London views, HD TVs, and Egyptian cotton sheets. Designed by Philippe Starck,... read more
St Martins Lane London
WC2N 4HX, London, 45 St Martin's Lane
With stunning, innovative design located within London's Covent Garden, St Martins Lane London boasts stylish public areas and guest rooms created by Philippe Starck. Guests can exercise in the largest hotel gym in Europe. Rooms... read more
The Trafalgar St. James, London Curio collection by Hilton
SW1A 2TS, London, 2 Spring Gardens, Trafalgar Square
This historic building hosts 131 bedrooms including 15 exquisite suites, and a number of venues to eat, drink, work or play. Each space has been artfully designed to offer guests a relaxed and memorable stay.... read more
The Stafford London
SW1A 1NJ, London, St James's Place
Just off Piccadilly and next to Green Park, The Stafford London is elegant, central, peaceful and charming. Alive with English character, it holds 5 AA Red Stars for its excellence and offers free Wi-Fi. The... read more
£ 225.00View Rates
St James Hotel & Club Mayfair
SW1A 1LP, London, 7 - 8 Park Place
With an exclusive club and a Michelin-starred restaurant, this stunning 5-star hotel is in the heart of elegant Mayfair. St James Hotel & Club is just a 10-minute walk from Buckingham Palace. St James Hotel... read more
£ 290.00View Rates
W1J 0BH, London, 21 Piccadilly
With a superb central location between Piccadilly and Regent Street, this historical central hotel features spacious, elegant rooms provide everything you need for a stay in the city center. Stylishly furnished, the spacious rooms at... read more
Washington Mayfair Hotel
W1J 5HL, London, 5 Curzon St
In the heart of London’s Mayfair, this luxurious 4-star hotel dates back to 1913. It combines an original Art Deco style with modern facilities, including free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. All of the rooms at... read more
£ 169.00View Rates
Club Quarters Hotel Trafalgar Square, London
WC2N 5BY, London, 8 Northumberland Avenue
Just off Trafalgar Square, Club Quarters has an elegant brasserie and boutique rooms with free Wi-Fi. The National Gallery and Nelson’s Column are a 2-minute walk away. Set in a grand building, Club Quarters Trafalgar... read more
£ 93.00View Rates
W1J 7BH, London, Half Moon Street
As one of the oldest of its kind in London, Flemings is a 5-star deluxe hotel located in the heart of fashionable Mayfair. The boutique hotel includes the highly-acclaimed Ormer Mayfair Restaurant, overseen by Executive... read more
£ 241.50View Rates
Radisson Blu Edwardian Mercer Street Hotel, London
WC2H 9HD, London, 20 Mercer Street, Covent Garden
Radisson Blu Edwardian, Mercer Street at the Seven Dials has chic rooms and is located in the centre of London, within 10 minutes’ walk of Soho and Trafalgar Square. Covent Garden and Leicester Square tube... read more
£ 165.00View Rates
The Cavendish London
SW1Y 6JF, London, 81 Jermyn Street
In Piccadilly, The Cavendish London is 10 minutes’ walk from Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. This stylish hotel offers luxurious rooms, an award-winning restaurant and delicious afternoon teas. Free Wi-Fi is also available. The air-conditioned... read more
Radisson Blu Edwardian Kenilworth Hotel, London
WC1B 3LB, London, 97 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury
This luxury 4-star hotel is located just 50 metres from the British Museum and a 5-minute walk from lively Oxford Street. Radisson Blu Edwardian, Kenilworth features stylish rooms with free WiFi. Sumptuously decorated with rich... read more
£ 99.00View Rates
Radisson Blu Edwardian Bloomsbury Street Hotel, London
WC1B 3QD, London, 9-13 Bloomsbury Street, Nr Covent Garden
Located just 100 metres from the British Museum and less than a 10-minute walk from Covent Garden and Soho, 4-star Radisson Blu Edwardian, Bloomsbury Street offers a modern gym, restaurant and free high-speed WiFi. Oxford... read more
£ 149.00View Rates
The Clermont London, Charing Cross
WC2N 5HX, London, The Strand
Just steps from Trafalgar Square and Covent Garden, The Clermont London, Charing Cross is housed in a beautiful, Grade II-listed building next to Charing Cross train station. This 4-star hotel features a restaurant and stylish... read more
£ 171.27View Rates
W1D 6BZ, London, 39 Coventry Street
Thistle Piccadilly is located in the heart of London, at the doorstep of the city’s iconic Piccadilly Circus, Chinatown and Leicester Square. Trafalgar Square and Oxford Street are less than 10 minutes away on foot... read more
£ 99.00View Rates
The Royal Horseguards
SW1A 2EJ, London, 2 Whitehall Court
Between the River Thames and Trafalgar Square, this beautiful 5-star hotel has a luxurious mix of history and modern style. It has a restaurant, a gym (closed due to Covid-19) and river views. It is... read more
£ 148.20View Rates
Thistle Trafalgar Square
WC2H 7HG, London, Whitcomb Street, Trafalgar Square
Thistle Trafalgar Square is located on a quiet street just off London's lively Leicester Square. It is next to the National Portrait Gallery, in the middle of the West End and the famous Theatreland area.... read more
£ 112.00View Rates
Strand Palace Hotel
WC2R 0JJ, London, 372 Strand
Welcoming guests since 1909, the Strand Palace Hotel is located in London’s West End within just 700 metres of the Adelphi and the Vaudeville theatres. The hotel is home to 2 on-site bars offering cocktails... read more
The Z Hotel Soho
W1D 5AP, London, 17 Moor Street
The Z Hotel Soho is situated in the heart of London’s West End and provides compact and luxurious accommodation with a contemporary design. Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Covent Garden are all within a 5-minute... read more
£ 50.00View Rates
The Hoxton, Holborn
WC1V 7BD, London, 199-206 High Holborn
Well located for exploring Central London, The Hoxton, Holborn is a stone’s throw from Covent Garden, Soho and Oxford Street, and just a few minutes walk from Holborn tube station. Set in a Grade II-listed... read more
WC1B 3QJ, London, 24 Bloomsbury St
Morgan Hotel is set in London, 200 metres from British Museum and less than a 5-minute walk from Dominion Theatre. The property offers accommodation with free WiFi and is 500 metres from Prince Edward Theatre.... read more
£ 49.50View Rates
Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Covent Garden
WC2R 0DA, London, 11 ADAM STREET Covent Garden
Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Covent Garden is located on the Strand in the heart of the West End theatre district and just a few minutes stroll from Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square. All rooms include... read more
£ 78.33View Rates
The Z Hotel Tottenham Court Road
W1F 7NH, London, 52 Poland Street
Located in London, 200 metres from Carnaby Street, The Z Hotel Tottenham Court Road provides concierge services and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is situated 400 metres from Queen's Theatre. The property is... read more
£ 50.00View Rates
The Resident Covent Garden
WC2R 0PZ, London, 51 Bedford Street
Situated in the West End of London, just a few minutes walk to Covent Garden Piazza and Charing Cross station, the hotel features air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Popular points of interest nearby include Theatre... read more
£ 159.00View Rates
Page8, Page Hotels
WC2N 4JH, London, 7 - 8 Saint Martin's Place
Page8, Page Hotels is situated between Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square. It offers a merged communal lounge and part bar/part coffee shop. Guests can enjoy Japanese cuisine at the roof top restaurant, reservation needed. There... read more
Hausd - Leicester Square
W1D 5PJ, London, 4-14 Gerrard Street
Featuring city views and free WiFi, Hausd - Leicester Square features accommodation attractively situated in the centre of London, within a short distance of Queen's Theatre, Prince Edward Theatre and Leicester Square Underground Station. All... read more
£ 162.35View Rates
Zedwell Piccadilly Circus
W1D 7DH, London, Great Windmill Street, Piccadilly Circus
Located in London’s West End, Zedwell Piccadilly Circus boasts over 700 windowless rooms in Piccadilly Circus. The hotel, housed in the famous London Trocadero is designed to focus on rest and relaxation. Each room built... read more
Treehouse Hotel London
W1B 2QS, London, 14-15 Langham Place
Boasting a terrace, a restaurant as well as a bar, Treehouse Hotel London is situated in the centre of London, 500 metres from Oxford Circus. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers room service and... read more
£ 189.00View Rates
The Z Hotel Strand
WC2R 0JT, London, 415 Strand
Attractively situated in the centre of London, The Z Hotel Strand features air-conditioned rooms, a bar and free WiFi. Popular points of interest nearby include Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Royal Opera House and The National... read more
£ 300.00View Rates
History & productions
This building has played host to a wide range of some of the best shows over the past century. When it first opened in 1888 it started as a stage for operattas, but later started to produce plays and musical productions including those from big names such as Noel Coward, Alan Ayckbourn, Alan Bennet and Andrew Lloyd Weber. The theatre has showcased a choice of comedy in the form of Showstoppers, a children’s production in the form of The Gruffalo and a musical in the form of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.
Facilities and seating
You can book tickets in advance either online or at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square. When you arrive, you’ll find the building smack in the middle of London’s West End on Shaftesbury Avenue at the edge of Soho, where the surrounding area is buzzing, vibrant and exciting.
An evening at this unique theatre is like stepping back in time to the glorious and glamorous pre-war period. The iron curtain itself is still manually operated by water as all stage curtains once were. As you enter you walk into the theatre’s famous foyer, which was refurbished in the 1920’s but is in perfect keeping with renaissance charm found throughout the theatre’s architecture.
With 967 seats it‘s a medium sized auditorium that provides audiences with a feeling of intimacy and offers great acoustics. The seating includes a choice of stalls, circle, dress circle and balcony as well as a number of private boxes. The auditorium itself is designed in plush reds and golds.
An evening at the Lyric
Evening shows usually start at 7:30 but it’s worth getting there early to soak up the atmosphere. Various restaurants nearby offer pre-theatre meals, allowing you plenty of time to get there early and head to one of three licensed bars.
Snacks are available to buy to enjoy during the show, although glasses and hot drinks are not allowed in the auditorium. You can pre-order your interval drink before the show to save time queuing in the interval.
Where to stay?
An evening at the Lyric is unforgettable; from the beautiful auditorium and foyer, to the excellent production values and the theatre’s location in the heart of the buzzing West End.
Some additional information
Architect of the Lyric Theatre : Charles J. Phipps
Nearest railway and underground station ?
Nearest underground station is Piccadilly Circus Tube Station.
London Charing Cross railway station is the nearest National Rail train station.
Bus routes : 14, 19, 22B, 38, 53, 88, 94, 159.
Car Parking : MasterPark at Poland Street and China Town. NCP at Wardour Street, Newport Place, Denman Street, Lexington Street.
What to do and see nearby
Apollo Theatre (31 Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1D 7ES, England): nice old theatre opened in 1901. This venue opened with the American musical comedy The Belle of Bohemia.
Soho (West End, central London UK): neighborhood filled with cafes, great bars, theaters, nightlife, restaurants and shops. Soho is a great area to wander around.
Cineworld Cinema (63-65 Haymarket, Westminster, SW1Y 4RL, England): cinema.
Gielgud Theater (Shaftesbury Avenue, London W1V 8AR, England): theatre located at the corner of Rupert Street. It has a capacity of 986 seats on three levels. The first play here was a hit musical called The Beauty of Bath co-written by Hicks.