Covent Garden and The West End

Last year nearly 15 million tickets were sold for over 18,000 performances in London’s West End.  Join us to explore the past, the present and the future of Theatreland, one of London’s foremost tourist attractions and, arguably, the most vibrant, exciting performing arts scene in the world.  


As we wander through the West End, we will see the oldest working theatre in London, hear about murder at The Adelphi, discover the worlds longest running play (and the world’s longest running musical), as well as getting tips and tricks for bagging the best tickets in town.

Learn why some shows run forever, why some shows are worth the money and why some are a matter of preference! From big-name venues, to theatres you may have never heard of, this is a fun walk for both those who have loved the theatre for years, or for those just getting started!

Sites included…

  • Rules Restaurant
  • Adelphi Theatre
  • Lyceum Theatre
  • Theatre Royale Drury Lane
  • The Royal Opera House
  • The Palace Theatre
  • The Apollo
  • Her Majesty’s Theatre

All this and more on a tour that truly uncovers centuries of London’s theatrical secrets and stories!

Tour information

Reservations: Required. Click here to reserve. Walk-ups will be permitted, if space is available.

Where: Tour begins from outside Coutts Bank on the Strand. (map) 

The tour ends at Theatre Royal Haymarket

Duration: Approximately 2.5 hours.

When:  View our Calendar.

Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it’s done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for anyone’s budget.