Prince Edward Theatre
Designed by Edward Stone in 1930, the Prince Edward Theatre is situated just north of Leicester Square in the City of Westminster, London. This is the West End, an area renowned for its theatres and 24-hour entertainment, a mecca for tourists and film buffs alike. This part of London never sleeps, with restaurants, clubs, bars and cafés operating day and night to accommodate those who visit. With great shopping on the doorstep and the leading tourist sights in the city within easy reach, selecting one of the hotels near Prince Edward Theatre would put you in the centre of this vibrant community.
Things to see
Film premiers for British and European movies often take place in Leicester Square, so there’s always a chance you may glimpse a famous face as they glide down the red carpet. With some great restaurants, interesting bars and a number of benches ideally positioned overlooking the activity, you can grab a bite to eat and watch the world go by.
Fantastic shopping is on the doorstep, with Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street all within easy reach. Whether you like a bargain, fancy getting lost around some huge department stores or simply seek the designer labels, it’s all here for the taking.
China Town is awash with colour and enticing exotic fragrances that spill out from the many restaurants that line Gerrard Street. Then there’s Soho, with its multicultural vibe, chic restaurants, public houses and a scattering of sex shops. If you like your vinyl records, Berwick Street is the place to go.
For a great night out and a touch of the ‘blues’, try Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club in Soho.
Covent Garden is the perfect place to visit for food lovers, historians and shopaholics alike. Home to the Royal Opera House, Theatre Royal and the London Transport Museum, there’s no shortage of entertainment. The main square, lined with historic buildings was once used as a vegetable and fruit market. It’s now filled with agile street performers, small shops, cafés and trendy restaurants.
The world famous Trafalgar Square, designed to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar that took place in 1805, contains Nelson’s Column, a monument to Admiral Nelson and his involvement in the campaign. Here you can also find the National Gallery, full of masterpieces, painted throughout the ages up to 1900.
Horse Guards and Horse Guards Parade overlooks St James’s Park and was once the head quarters of the British Army’s general staff. Built between 1751 and 1753 it’s now used for certain ceremonial duties such as Trooping of the Colour, an annual event that commemorates the Queen’s birthday.
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