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West End

London, England (Westminster / Belgravia)
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Ranked #291 of 1,084 attractions in London
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Type: Neighborhoods, Theaters
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Louisville, Kentucky
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109 reviews 109 reviews
107 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

No visit to London is complete without a show in the West End but it's fun to just walk around the area too. Walk around see all the different shows airing on any given night and do a bit of people watching.

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Hong Kong, China
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2,862 reviews 2,862 reviews
1,745 attraction reviews
7,114 helpful votes 7,114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

London's West End is premiere location to watch a theatre performance in the English speaking world. Here you can find theatre houses on most street corners, with daytime and evening shows held every night of the year, particularly in the area around and between Leicester Square, Covent Garden and Piccadilly Circus. This is just a great location to catch a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
54 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

As I sipped tea in Covent Garden ( you're such a name dropper!! - Ed) I reflected that all this touristy stuff is actually very hard work and at times I couldn't quite believe that I was paying for this. I didn't have the benefit of ( I love your country and your accent) everything being brand new and exciting... More

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407 reviews 407 reviews
238 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

If London had a tourist microcosm, an area that summed up everything about it that tourists would want to visit, it would be the West End, containing as it does London’s theatre district, numerous world-class shops, businesses, government buildings and sights. It’s why it’s one of the two international centres as defined in the London Plan. By day, there’s shopping,... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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1,136 reviews 1,136 reviews
412 attraction reviews
3,116 helpful votes 3,116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

The West End of London is the tourist Mecca. Shopping, theatre, wining & dining, it's all going on here. Spent a couple of hours strolling around in the Spring sunshine. Very pleasant!

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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
55 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I love the West End. It's always full of life, and activity, even on the most dreary of days. There's always so much to see and do, from a Stage Show, to comedy clubs, eat and drink, it's all in this bustling part of the city.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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537 reviews 537 reviews
342 attraction reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

The best shopping in London, the top restaurants, the most famous theatres and night clubs and many of the key tourist attractions are in London's West End. Shoppers can wear out their shoe leather as they trek past the stores on Oxford Street and Regent Street. Some of the retail highlights include Selfridges, the largest department store in the UK,... More

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Milford Haven, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
42 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Having been in the mod scene in the early 80s,going to carnaby street is like a trip to my roots and reminds me YES people pay good money for the monstrous things in my wardrobe.This is a place to wander round leisurely not rush,i found a pair of jeans for £120.00 ( ahh i remember when i had money to... More

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Cannock Chase
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41 reviews 41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Great show, and Darius Campbell is terrific. Super score and top cast . One or two really hum-able songs. Can't wait to get the cast recording. Shame the Shaftsbury wasn't more than 70% full; you don't know what you're missing.

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Halifax, Canada
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421 reviews 421 reviews
153 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Lots of theatres, shops, restaurants and pubs. A great area to walk around and explore. A definite area to visit when in London.

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