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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

2288 reviews 8.3
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£ 93.00

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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

2281 reviews 9
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£ 1.00

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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

795 reviews 9.1
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£ 225.00

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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

355 reviews 8.2
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£ 290.00

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The Dilly

W1J 0BH, London, 21 Piccadilly

With a superb central location between Piccadilly and Regent Street, this historical central hotel features a stunning indoor swimming pool. Its spacious, elegant rooms provide everything you need for a stay in the city center.... read more

757 reviews 7.6
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£ 1.00

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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

888 reviews 7.5
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£ 169.00

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Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square

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

3450 reviews 8.4
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£ 93.00

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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

2455 reviews 9
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£ 165.00

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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

1547 reviews 8.6
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£ 1.00

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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

2443 reviews 8.5
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£ 99.00

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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

1919 reviews 8.6
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£ 149.00

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Thistle Holborn

WC1A 2SD, London, Bloomsbury Way

In London's Bloomsbury area, The Kingsley is a 4-minute walk from Holborn Underground Station.The Shaftesbury Theatre is located 0.2 miles from the property and free Wi-Fi is available throughout. All of the spacious en suite... read more

1864 reviews 8.3
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£ 92.00

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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

3535 reviews 8.9
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£ 171.27

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Thistle Piccadilly

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

1736 reviews 8.5
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£ 99.00

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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

3309 reviews 8.5
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£ 148.20

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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

1641 reviews 8.3
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£ 112.00

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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

4698 reviews 8.2
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£ 1.00

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Fielding Hotel

WC2B 5QZ, London, 4 Broad Court Bow Street, Covent Garden

The Fielding Hotel is situated opposite the Royal Opera House in the heart of Central London. With free WiFi, this 19th-century hotel is 5 minutes' walk from the famous Covent Garden Market. Each of the... read more

2720 reviews 8.3
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£ 90.24

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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

4934 reviews 8
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£ 50.00

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The Z Hotel Piccadilly

WC2H 7DF, London, 2 Orange Street

The Z Hotel Piccadilly is in the heart of London’s West End and offers compact and luxurious accommodation with a contemporary design. Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square are all within a 5-minute walk... read more

6195 reviews 8.5
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£ 50.00

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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

948 reviews 8.7
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£ 1.00

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Morgan Hotel

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

820 reviews 7.5
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£ 49.50

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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

2722 reviews 9
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£ 78.33

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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

6604 reviews 8.6
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£ 50.00

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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

1055 reviews 9.3
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£ 159.00

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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

1089 reviews 9.2
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£ 1.00

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Great Scotland Yard Hotel, part of Hyatt

SW1A2HW, London, 3-5 Great Scotland Yard

The iconic Great Scotland Yard Hotel, part of Hyatt is located in one of the most prestigious and historical areas in London. Just around the corner from Trafalgar Square and moments away from the River... read more

281 reviews 9.2
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£ 195.00

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The Z Hotel Trafalgar

WC2N 4HS, London, 53 Chandos Place

Conveniently set in London, The Z Hotel Trafalgar provides air-conditioned rooms, a bar and free WiFi. This property is located a short distance from attractions such as Lyceum Theatre, Royal Opera House, and Trafalgar Square.... read more

4096 reviews 8.8
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£ 50.00

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Flower Market Suites

WC2B 5HZ, London, Russell Street

Offering city views and free WiFi, Flower Market Suites offers accommodation well situated in the centre of London, within a short distance of Covent Garden, Royal Opera House and Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Featuring a... read more

120 reviews 7.3
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£ 99.17

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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 Royal Opera House, Theatre Royal Drury Lane and Arts Theatre.... read more

1651 reviews 8.8
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£ 300.00

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History & productions


lyric theatre in west endThis 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. Currently showcasing 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.

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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?


The location makes it easy to find nearby cheap accommodation and you can often find great deals in the area, whether you want self-catering accommodation, b&b rooms or a luxury hotel. Many hotels and bed and breafast are located to the west of Shaftesbury Avenue in the Mayfair and St James areas.

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.