Best Hotel and Bed & Breakfast Accommodation
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
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. Rooms feature striking floor-to-ceiling windows and benefit from interactive light installations... read more
SW1Y 4AN, London, 6 Waterloo Place
In London's West End, this 5-star luxury hotel is set in a beautifully preserved Neoclassical building. It boasts a luxurious on-site spa, spacious rooms, and Michelin Star restaurant, Wild Honey St James. On the corner... read more
£ 257.00View Rates
WC1B 3NN, London, 16-22 Great Russell Street
The Bloomsbury Hotel is located in the heart of the theatre district, within walking distance of most London shows. Tottenham Court Road tube station and The British Museum are just 200 metres from the hotel.... read more
£ 203.00View Rates
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
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 Mayfair - Small Luxury Hotel of the World is a 5-star boutique hotel located in the heart of fashionable Mayfair. The hotel includes the... read more
£ 241.50View Rates
W1D 6EX, London, 65-73 Shaftesbury Avenue
In the heart of London’s Theatreland, The Piccadilly London West End is just 300 metres from Leicester Square. The 5-star hotel has a fitness centre and boutique bedrooms with free WiFi. Each stylish room has... read more
£ 95.00View Rates
W1J 8LT, London, Stratton Street, Mayfair
The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel opened in 1927 and this luxurious 5-star hotel is situated in the heart of Mayfair, surrounded by the parks, theaters and attractions of London’s West End. There is... read more
£ 216.75View Rates
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
WC2H 7LH, London, 31-36 Leicester Square
With a modern fitness centre and impressive city views, the 5-star Radisson Blu Edwardian, Hampshire has luxury bedrooms and free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel is situated on Leicester Square, in the heart of... read more
£ 185.00View Rates
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, the gym is open and river views. It is a Grade... read more
£ 148.20View Rates
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
W1D 6QF, London, 10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square
In London’s vibrant West End, W London – Leicester Square offers luxury bedrooms and a stylish cocktail bar. The hotel boasts a sumptuous spa and beauty centre. Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows, the 5-star rooms at W... read more
SW1A 2BD, London, Whitehall Place
The Corinthia London is located just steps from Trafalgar Square and Whitehall. It boasts restaurants, bars, a florist and London's spa. Spacious, air-conditioned rooms have décor blending the hotel’s 1885 character with amenities. With city... read more
£ 488.25View Rates
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
W1B 4DY, London, 68 Regent Street, West End - Mayfair
Hotel Café Royal is in the heart of central London. With the hotel situated to the South-West of Mayfair and Soho to the South, the property is positioned on Regent Street, within 1 mile from... read more
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
WC2H 7BZ, London, 14 Leicester Place
Cosy boutique hotel with 86 stylish bedrooms and suites, all designed with a nod to the area’s cinematic glamour, with many offering unrivalled, front-row views to London’s exclusive red-carpet film premieres. Located on London's iconic... read more
W1T 1PG, London, 20 -21 Newman Street
Set within a 2-minute walk from Oxford Street in central London, The Mandrake is a luxury lifestyle hotel featuring eclectic, vibrant interiors and a carefully-curated private art collection. Free WiFi is offered throughout. The Mandrake... read more
WC2N 6JN, London, 18-20 York's Building
ARCORE Premium Rental Apartments - Covent Garden offers accommodation set in London, a 3-minute walk from Savoy Theatre and a 4-minute walk from Trafalgar Square. Complimentary WiFi is featured. Some units also have a kitchen... read more
£ 94.05View Rates
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
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
£ 195.00View Rates
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 Arts Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, and The National Gallery.... read more
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
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
WC2H 7DX, London, 38 Leicester Square
The Londoner features a stunning guest-only club, six concept restaurants and bars including a rooftop lounge, a spa with pool, gym, superfood clinic and beauty salon. There are 350 luxurious bedrooms and suites including a... read more
WC2E 7AW, London, 28 Bow Street
Situated in the centre of Covent Garden adjacent to the Royal Opera House, NoMad London takes residence in the historic Bow Street Magistrates' Court Building. NoMad London's 91 rooms and suites offer hardwood floors, a... read more
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 ?
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.