West End and South Bank Theatre Walking Tour in London

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Duration: 3 hours

Departs: London, London

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Discover 400 years of stage history in the theatre capital of the world! A journey across the West End and the South Bank featuring the biggest names, greatest successes & most infamous disasters.

Theatres covered on the tour include: The Coliseum, Duke of York's, Noel Coward, Wyndham's, Her Majesty's, Theatre Royal Haymarket, Harold Pinter, Prince of Wales, Lyric, Apollo, Gielgud, Sondheim, Palace, Ambassadors, St Martins, The Arts, ROH, Fortune, Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Lyceum, The National, Shakespeare's Globe...plus a top-secret final location!

What's Included

Historic programmes & theatre artefacts

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 15
  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 100

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • COVID-19 vaccination required for guides
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

London Coliseum
Learn the history of the Coliseum. The largest theatre in the West End!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Duke of York's Theatre
Discover the many stars who made their debuts on this West End stage. Including Peter Pan!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Noel Coward Theatre
Hear of the great productions of the past. The only theatre where two significant theatre giants ever shared a stage.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Learn of the history of this beautiful theatre. See the bust of Shakespeare on the front - the only one in the West End!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Leicester Square
Discount ticket booth - how to get great West End seats at low prices! Old music hall spots - historic theatres such as The Alhambra & The Empire.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Haymarket Theatre Royal
A theatre favoured by both Sir Ian McKellen and Dame Judi Dench. There's also rumour of a haunting...

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Her Majesty's Theatre London
The second oldest active theatre site in London. Also home to the second-longest running musical - The Phantom of the Opera!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Harold Pinter Theatre
Opening in 1881, the Harold Pinter Theatre is one of the oldest playhouses in the West End. Hear of the stars that have caused a great sensation here - including Marilyn Monroe!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Prince of Wales Theatre
Now home to The Book of Mormon, the Prince of Wales has had a rich history of comedy & musical spectacles. Famous names who've appeared here include The Beatles, Peter Sellers and Barbara Streisand!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shaftesbury Avenue
The road with more theatres than any other! Hear about the history of Shaftesbury Avenue and theatres including The Lyric, Apollo, Gielgud, Sondheim & The Palace.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lyric Theatre
The oldest surviving theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue! Also the place where a British comedy icon tragically died...

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Apollo Theatre
The first Edwardian Theatre, opening in 1901. Also once home to a truly legendary production of our time!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Gielgud Theatre
Now named after the great Sir John, the Gielgud has seen a few famous faces give their West End debuts. Including Harry Potter himself!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sondheim Theatre
Learn the history of Les Miserables, the world's longest-running musical. Also - a few famous faces who debuted here in the 80s!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Palace Theatre
Once a famous music hall venue, now home to Harry Potter & the Cursed Child. Discover the origin of the phrase 'bring the house down'.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Ambassadors Theatre
Although unremarkable on the outside, the Ambassadors has had a rich theatre history. Legendary theatre stars who debuted here include Vivien Leigh & Paul Robeson.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

St. Martins Theatre
Home of The Mousetrap - the world's longest-running play! Discover the history of this unlikely theatrical hit.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

The Arts Theatre
The West End's smallest theatre. Also once home to the most controversial play of all time!

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Covent Garden
See the legendary Covent Garden Market! Also, London's official Actors Church, street theatre spots and two of the oldest theatre sites in London.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Royal Opera House
One of the oldest theatre spots in London - est 1732. Now home to the Royal Opera and the Royal Ballet.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Fortune Theatre
Home to The Woman in Black - the longest-running horror play ever. Hear of the spooky stories that have occurred during the play's 30+ year history...

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Theatre Royal Drury Lane
The oldest active theatre spot in the West End. Discover the legends of the past who made their names on its legendary stage.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lyceum Theatre
Now home to The Lion King, going since 1999 and still a hot ticket! Hear of the leading actors of the Victorian era who once dominated the Lyceum's stage - Sir Henry Irving & Dame Ellen Terry - and also the genesis of a famous gothic horror creation.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

National Theatre
Hear about the history of our National Theatre. Also, the founder of the National, Laurence Olivier, stated the opposite.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Discover the history of Bankside - where Shakespeare made his name. See the famous reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe and a final top-secret theatre location!

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Excellent! Book it!
320jblgb, 19-09-2022
Charlie is so personable and well-informed that his tour is a total delight. Even though we shared a theater background, I learned so much and I heartily recommend spending your time learning and laughing on this great tour. And honestly, the time flew by. While I am considerably older than Charlie, the walking was not an issue. Thanks Charlie!
Great tour!
Portland_OregonSadie, 16-09-2022
Charlie did a fantastic theatre tour! He is professional, friendly, and incredibly courteous. And what a value! I thoroughly enjoyed the information that he shared. The time flew by…. Highly recommend!
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paulinepO9918PX, 15-09-2022
I had a great tour and learned many thing about the theatres at West End and the South Bank, including the famous Globe theatre. It's a lot of walking, but Charlie ensured that I wasn't hungry or needed some food. He also made sure that I understood everything (I'm not a native speaker), which was great.
During the tour he has shown me old programs of the theatres, which made his explanations even better. It was a great trip through the history of Londons theatres and you will learn a lot. We visted many theatres and Charlie could say so much about each of them, his knowledge is fantastic.
If you like to go to the theatre I highly recommand doing a walk with Charlie, he even offers you tips to get cheap tickets, in case you are unsure how to get hold of them.
Great for theatre fans
Rocketrob5, 31-08-2022
Recommended for any fan of the theatre and theatre history. Be ready for some walking though. Charlie is very knowledgeable and you will learn a lot about the theatres on the tour.
Britain Theatre
Eastlondonfun, 18-08-2022
Thanks for this event: with, theatre and tourists. For example, both this address (6-7 Great Newport Street, London WC2H 7JB) and this address (Theatre, ..Martin's Lane, London WC2N 4BG).

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