EVENTS & HOTELS NEAR THE WEST END
The West End is known for its quality and variety of theatrical performances and entertainment venues. Home to Piccadilly Circus, Trafalgar Square, Marble Arch, Leicester Square, The Strand and more; it’s London’s cultural hub and the location for much of its history.
HOTELS NEAR THE WEST END
The Cumberland Hotel
0 minute walk to the West End
Situated in the top right-hand corner of Hyde Park on Oxford Street, The Cumberland Hotel is right in the West End. With the biggest Royal Park, the city's best shopping area and the world-class theatres all in such close proximity, it’s the perfect hotel to help you access the city with ease.
When you’re not out exploring though, you can head back and relax in chic luxury and comfort. The hotel also boasts quite the history, with its name forever linked to Jimi Hendrix who famously stayed here back in the 60s.
The Royal Horseguards Hotel
8 minute walk to the West End
Located right on the River Thames, The Royal Horseguards Hotel offers 360 views of the city, from the Royal Parks on one side to the river and soaring skyline on the other. It’s as central a location as you can find, offering quick access to London's best green spaces and urban hustle in equal measure.
The hotel fuses contemporary design with Victorian style and has Grade I listed building status due to its innovative, French-modelled architecture.
THINGS TO DO NEAR THE WEST END
From the first West End venue opening in Drury Lane in 1663 to today, the area has become synonymous with theatre and the Arts. So there’s no better place to catch a show, be it one of the long-running classics like Lion King or Les Miserables or something a little more alternative.
NEW YEAR'S DAY PARADE
London’s New Year’s Day Parade - or LNYDP for short - is an annual parade through the streets of the West End, first taking place in 1987. It’s a huge, welcoming celebration of music, fun and colour and a memorable way to ring in the new year. To find out whats going on during the New Year's London Day Parade visit the official site to get the full details.
WEST END LIVE AT TRAFALGAR SQUARE
Every summer for the past 14 years, the best of London’s musical ensembles come together to create an eclectic and showstopping showcase. The free event features snippets of the West End’s greatest musical numbers - a great way to work out which show you want to get tickets for that evening. To find out what musicals will be there and to book tickets visit the West End Live website.