It goes without saying that London’s West End is a brilliantly bustling area of the English capital. When you’re out and about on London’s streets, there’s more to surviving the West End than avoiding slips, trips, and falls in public, that’s for sure.
Travelling without tragedies
First and foremost, it is essential that you can get about with ease, rather than hiking through the maze of streets and risking a road-traffic accident, or indeed losing your bearings, it is far more convenient to purchase a day ticket for the underground.
Underground tickets are sold per zone, however, the West End lies within Zone 1 so the cheapest option for travelling will suffice.
Sure, the West End is known for its fabulous theatre productions, but there is much more to this popular cockney hot spot than the flashing lights of Broadway.
While you are in the West End, don’t miss out on the opportunity to sip Champagne while nibbling macaroons at Covent Garden’s Laduree, before enjoying a spot of light shopping at the area’s indoor market.
Alternatively, if you prefer to shop ‘til you drop, Oxford Street offers retail junkies no less than one and a half miles of high street shops and stores.
Hit the tiles
No, not literally, we’re trying to avoid slips and trips!
Why not choose from a West End production, such as We Will Rock You, Matilda, Les Miserables or Miss Saigon, before heading out into Soho for some dancing until dawn.
The Soho area – which leads into Leicester Square – has a good selection of eateries and restaurants to choose from too. If you’re feeling a little peckish, that is.
Date Published: January 9, 2014
Author: David Brown