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
SW1A 1NY, London, 35 St James's Place
With a discreet location off Piccadilly, in the heart of Mayfair, DUKES has been fabulously renovated and is excellently located for Regent Street, Green Park, theatres, and exquisite shops. DUKES has a fresh new design... read more
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
W1K 4HJ, London, 41 - 43 Brook Street
The glamorous and elegant Claridge's presents sophisticated 5-star luxury in the heart of Mayfair. Spacious, luxurious, and sumptuously furnished, each room at Claridge’s boasts a luxury marble bathroom and peaceful views of the courtyard. Guests... read more
£ 374.06View 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 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
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, theatres and attractions of London’s West End. There is... read more
£ 216.75View Rates
W1T 1LB, London, 30 Rathbone Street, West End
In a central, vibrant area of the West End, this boutique style hotel is within 5 minutes' walk of Oxford Street, Soho, Theatreland and within easy reach of London's financial centre. Rooms at the The... read more
W1S 4BP, London, 33 Albemarle Street, Mayfair
Between Piccadilly and Regent Street, this elegant 5-star hotel has award-winning fine dining, a gym and a peaceful spa. In exclusive Mayfair, guests are just metres from galleries and designer shops. Stylish rooms at Brown's... read more
£ 416.50View 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
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
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
£ 92.00View Rates
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
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
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
SW1Y 4HX, London, 1 Suffolk Place
In the heart of London’s theatre district, the elegant Haymarket Hotel is surrounded by restaurants, bars, and is just next door to the Theatre Royal. Guests can enjoy a swimming pool, gym, and a spa... read more
W1T 1RJ, London, 15/17 Charlotte Street Hotel
Featuring design to reflect contemporary London life, Charlotte Street Hotel also boasts features of classic elegance such as period fireplaces and a wood-panelled library room. The hotel has its own brasserie whilst being only 5... read more
W1D 3BR, London, 10 Carlisle Street
With an excellent location, only a 2-minute walk from the Oxford Street, the hotel offers accommodation in elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. Guests can benefit from a LED TV and free international digital newspapers. Each... read more
£ 129.00View Rates
W1T 3NP, London, 10 Berners Street
The London EDITION is located in central London’s Fitzrovia district, with Oxford Street, Theatreland and Piccadilly Circus all within a 10-minute walk. Inside, there is a Michelin starred restaurant, 2 cocktail bars, a 24-hour front... 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 7NA, London, 1 Leicester Square
Hotel Indigo - London - 1 Leicester Square offers rooms in London, 100 metres from Prince Of Wales Theatre and 200 metres from Shaftesbury Avenue. This 4-star hotel offers a rooftop bar with spectacular London... read more
WC2H 0LS, London, 27-31 Charing Cross Rd
Situated within 200 metres of Arts Theatre and 300 metres of Prince Of Wales Theatre, Assembly Covent Garden offers rooms with air conditioning and a private bathroom in London. The property is located 300 metres... read more
WC2N 6LS, London, York Buildings
Offering free WiFi and city views, Unique, exciting and yours 2rooms Trafalgar Square is an accommodation set in the heart of London, just 700 metres from Somerset House and 300 metres from Charing Cross. This... read more
£ 110.00View Rates
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
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
£ 50.00View Rates
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
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 heart 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, an... read more
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. 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.
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.