What to do in The West End

Wednesday 06 August 2014 by Leila Wright The West End covers the neighbouring districts of Covent Garden, Holborn, Piccadilly, Oxford Circus and Leicester Square - all famous in their own unique way and many are a calming retreat from the hustle of the city.

Visitors can roam the cobbled streets and quaint market squares of Covent Garden and browse the exclusive antique shops and boutiques of Holborn and Chancery Lane, whilst Leicester Square is home of entertainment and boasts a wide range of restaurants, and Oxford Circus is London's top shopping destination . You won't be short of things to see and do in this trendy part of the city!

Getting Around

Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line), Holborn (Central Line), Leicester Square (Northern Line), Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly & Bakerloo Line) and Oxford Circus (Central, Victoria & Bakerloo Line) underground stations are all within easy walking distance of London’s major attractions, helping you to get around and see as much of the city as possible.

What to do

The London Transport Museum is located right in the heart of Covent Garden and gives visitors a fascinating insight into the history of London's transport network. The London Underground is renowned as the most influential network in the world, whilst the iconic red double-decker bus and the infamous black cab are major features of London's streets. 2013 celebrates 150 years of the underground, so what better time to come and discover more! 

The British Museum is famous for being the first national public museum in the world. Despite dating back to 1753, the museum has recently undergone a refurbishment and is now a hub of light and energy with its new glass and steel roof. Inside you'll find 7 million artefacts from around the world, all with a meaning as to how they have influenced the world we live in today.

Whether you've ever been to London or not, you are probably aware of Trafalgar Square; a major attraction in London that has been built around the area formerly known as Charing Cross. The name 'Trafalgar Square' stems back to the 'Battle of Trafalgar' in 1805 and whilst many statues and sculptures commemorate this era, the area has also become the setting for large events and festivals in the city, such as the Royal Wedding in 2012, Chinese New Year and the annual London Marathon.

The West End of London is an area that has established itself as the home of theatre. With around 40 theatre venues and many shows arriving straight from Broadway in New York, the West End represents the highest quality commercial theatre in the world. See what's on and purchase your tickets in advance here: www.cheaptheatretickets.com.

Want to find out more?

The West End hosts many of London's major attractions, so for more information on what to do in and around this fashionable area, take a look here.

SACO has six serviced apartments within the West End area, all offering a home-from-home experience for you to relax and unwind in after a busy day exploring the sights!

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