Act One: Heart of Theatreland

A busy section of London's Shaftesbury Avenue at dusk


Guided walking tour
£ 15
Per person
  • 1.5 hour walking tour with rest stops
  • Tour visits 13 West End Theatres
  • Runs every Sunday from April to end of November


Meet at the TKTS booth in Leicester Square and in a heartbeat we’ll be stepping out onto London’s famous Charing Cross road, taking in this area’s beautiful theatres and exploring the quirky paths and hidden passages that inspired Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley. Passing the parish church of the Royal Family you might even glimpse a Duke or Duchess on their way from the Palace! From there we’ll explore the theatres along London’s famous Strand before stopping for a photo opportunity at London’s most haunted stage door (check your pics for paranormal activity!). Taking in 13 historic theatres*, including London’s famous Theatre Royal Drury Lane, we’ll criss-cross Covent Garden – home of Eliza Doolittle, ending our tour back on Charing Cross Road, just yards from TKTS.

Your Heart Of Theatreland tour will last approximately 1 hour 30 minutes

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*Although our tours don’t go inside venues, we will explain how to get backstage access to some of the theatres we visit.

Our tours meet outside the TKTS booth in Leicester Square. When your tour concludes we’ll end in the same location and we’re always happy to answer questions and help you find your way back to your hotel, home or theatre.

Tours go ahead even when the sun refuses to shine, so dress for British weather and wear comfy shoes!