Welcome to our Top 5 Shows in London Guide, a useful guide that provides you with a glimpse into the public favourite shows in London and the best selling shows. London is a great place to visit and why not enjoy a great show whilst you are there...
Getting there Multiple motorway networks, rail links across the UK and Europe as well as 3 international airports make the fantastic city of London not just easily accessible from anywhere in the UK, but from practically anywhere in the world. With King’s Cross, Waterloo, Victoria, Paddington, Euston, the Eurostar at St Pancras and many more mainline stations, London is easily accessible via train from all over the UK and Europe. You will find regular direct service from and to the capital from all major stations across the UK.
Getting there The M25 Orbital Motorway circles London, with the M1, M11, M4 and multiple A Roads coming off the M25 leading into the centre of the capital. From the North the M1, M11 and M40 all lead to the M25. Meanwhile, from the West take the M4, from the South East the M2 and the South the M23 or M3 to the Orbital Motorway. Between London City Airport, Gatwick and Heathrow you will find daily flights to and from pretty much anywhere in the world! London City Airport is easily accessible via the DLR whilst Heathrow is on the Piccadilly Underground Line and Gatwick has its own train station with regular links to London Bridge and London Victoria train stations.
Getting around The iconic red busses of London are a great way to get around and take in many of the famous sights along the way. With multiple lines all over the city and Oyster Card facilities on the busses it is a quick and easy way to get around London. The Black Cabs of London can be found all over the city and are a great way to get about. London Black Cabs can be booked from your hotel, picked up from the multiple taxi ranks in the city or just hailed down in the street. With 11 lines, 270 stations and nearly 3 million daily users, the London Underground is the main way to get around the capital. With a convenient Oyster Card and a handy tube map you will find it quick and simple to get about on the Underground.
We Will Rock You We Will Rock You is the biggest rock phenomenon to hit the West End and is loved by audiences of all ages. Created by Queen and Ben Elton and seen by over 11 million people world wide, We Will Rock You continues to have audiences singing in the aisles with over 24 classic Queen hits including Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody and We Will Rock You.
We Will Rock You follows the story of a bunch of Bohemian Rebels who are determined to break away from the happy Ga Ga world that the rest of Planet Mall live in. It is a world where Computers generate music, all musical instruments are banned and an age of boy and girl groups whose hits are scheduled years in advance. Everyone thinks the same thoughts and wears the same fashions but underneath the city resistance is growing. The Bohemians believe in a Golden Age where the kids would form bands and write music and legend has it that somewhere on Planet Mall instruments still exist. Somewhere, a mighty axe of a guitar god lies buried deep within the rock, the Rebels need to draw this from the stone and look to Galileo for help. As a wanted man by the Ga Ga cops will Galileo be able to help.
The Lion King The Lion King Musical is a stage adaptation of the spectacular Disney film which transports you to the Serengeti Plains with the moving rhythms of Africa. Join the touching story of young lion prince Simba as he starts his epic journey to become the King of the Pride Lands with help along the way from friends Timon and Pumbaa.
After the birth of Simba to King Mufasa and his Queen Sarabi his evil uncle Scar hatches a plan to kill both Simba and Mufasa and proclaim himself as rightful King. Scar tells Mufasa that Simba is trapped and in need of help, Mufasa rushes to rescue his son, but is caught up in a stampede of wildebeests. Simba believing his fathers death is his fault flees the kingdom leaving Scar to reign over the Pride Land. The Lion King Musical follows Simba as he grows up and decides whether to return to the kingdom which has been almost destroyed believing he is to blame.
Billy Elliot Billy Elliot the Musical is a fantastic adaptation of the magnificent film that sees one 11 year old boy break the mould and fight against the odds to follow his dreams of becoming a dancer. Set in a working class North England town, against the backdrop of the violent 1980’s miner’s strike, Billy Elliot the Musical has a gritty realism underlying what is a fabulous feel good story.
The story follows Billy who faces potential ridicule and shame, Billy must train in private with the help of his supportive Ballet Teacher and hide his love of dancing from his stern, working class farther. However, when the audition of a life time comes knocking, Billy must either risk disappointing his family or say goodbye to his dancing dreams. With a musical score by Sir Elton John and the same award-winning creative team that were behind the film (writer Lee Hall, director Stephen Daldry and choreographer Peter Darling), Billy Elliot the Musical pays real homage and honour to what is now a classic British movie.
The Phantom Of The Opera Renowned across the globe The Phantom of the Opera is the world’s best selling musical. Based on the 1911 novel by Gaston Leroux The Phantom of the Opera London tells a Gothic tale of love and destruction in the heart of the Paris Opera. Now in it’s 25 th year, the Phantom of the Opera is an absolute must see show!
When the lead soprano of the opera refuses to go on stage through fear of the mysterious opera ghost, chorus girl Christine Daaé gets her opportunity to shine. Triumphant on the stage she returns to her dressing room to be congratulated by childhood friend Raoul, confiding in him that it is the Angel of Music who has taught her. Fraught with jealousy the Phantom of the Opera appears to Christine and takes her to his lair across the lake beneath the Opera House. Struggling with his love for Christine and determined that she will sing the lead in the opera for him the Phantom wreaks havoc on any that try to halt his plans. With powerful songs, striking performances and an astounding set The phantom of the Opera London is a must see show.
Thriller - Live With a musical career spanning over 40 years and selling over 750 million records worldwide the Thriller Musical celebrates the legendary career of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Thriller Musical brings to life the distinctive dancing and sounds of Michael Jacksons greatest hits. With over two hours of non-stop hit songs from a live band and amazing cast you will find yourself dancing in your seats to classic Michael Jackson and Jackson 5 smash hits, such as I Want You Back, Beat It, Billie Jean, Thriller and many more.
Bringing to life the sensational Thriller Live is the award-winning director Gary Lloyd and choreographer LaVelle Smith Jnr. They use a mixture of eye-catching multi-media effects and stunning choreography to create this distinctive award winning show showcasing Jacksons life as an early teen singing ABC with his brothers and sisters to his breakthrough album off the wall.
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