Discover the glittering secrets of London's Theatreland
West End GUIDES
“You’ll find all aspects of life & love in London’s West End – comedy, tragedy, operatic phantoms and vengeful murderers – where ladies of the night rub shoulders with chorus girls and billionaires.”
Welcome to London! We set up West End Guides for two reasons: Firstly, as a way to share our love of London’s historic West End theatres, and secondly as a resource to help visitors buy London Theatre tickets without being scammed.
You can book a walking tour here – and we hope you will! However, we are not a theatre ticket booking site. Instead, our pages route you to the official website of each theatre (or theatre group). You can then booking safely and avoid inflated agency fees.
There are many ticket agents operating in the UK, some good and some bad. Some may even save you money – sites such as TKTS and Todaytix are often great for last minute (rush seats/day seats), but it’s always good to compare prices to the theatre’s own website.
At the top of this website, you’ll find navigation to pages listing theatres, shows and walking tours. But nothing beats a guided tour around the West End – whether you’re a seasoned Londoner or a first time visitor!
Want to know more about the amazing theatres you’ll be visiting? Then read on!
ACT ONE: WARS, WHORES, & STAGE DOORS - HEART OF THEATRELAND
Follow in the footsteps of Carnal Kings & Virgin Queens as we stroll through London's famous Shaftesbury Avenue & into the deliciously naughty heart of Soho. Spot an A-List Celeb or two at the world-famous Ivy restaurant and and try to guess who murdered who at the world's longest running play!
ACT TWO: MURDER & MY FAIR LADY - SECRET COVENT GARDEN
Immerse yourself in the hidden world of Oscar Wilde, creep through the lanes & alleys of Covent Garden and discover the hidden haunts of Eliza Doolittle. See the Opera House where Princess Diana danced and stand above the secret passage that allowed Nell Gwynn to escape with King Charles right under the audience's nose!
ACT THREE: PHANTOMS OF THE LONDON STAGE - HAUNTED WEST END
The West End is haunted by some of the UK's most famous spirits - come ghost hunting with us - if you're feeling brave! Enjoy a brush with London Town's poltergeists, wizards and creatures of the night on our Haunted Theatreland tour. We're sure to feed your inner ghostbuster!
ACT FOUR: FROM ROMANS TO ROMEO SHAKESPEARE'S LONDON
Discover two thousand years of history as we follow the route of the ancient river Thames. Step inside a medieval church made famous in The Da Vinci Code and stroll along the banks of the meandering river to Shakespeare's Globe. Then, set sail for home aboard a Thames Clipper!
Check out all the shows now playing in the West End and how to book tickets safely. If a show is sold out, we’ll give you tips on how to find returns, rush tickets, and most importantly how not to get scammed!
Upcoming SHOWS & OPENING NIGHTS
Planning ahead for a trip to London? Keep up to date with the latest announcements of all those show-stopping musicals, gripping dramas and hilarious comedies coming to the London Stage.