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West End

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Address: London, England
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West End Musical Theatre Walking Tour in London
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Awesome bar scene!!!

I love this area...The bars in the west end are my favorite part of London...so many different types of places to grab a drink or food, all very cool and unique...had so much fun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2016
Christopher M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

I love this area...The bars in the west end are my favorite part of London...so many different types of places to grab a drink or food, all very cool and unique...had so much fun here, I cant wait to go back one day

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

went to see breakfast at tiffinys was ok but wouldn't recommend it quite boring and not enough music for me

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

there is so much to see and do, what ever your tastes your sure to find something, don't always look at street level there is so much architecture to see and so much history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Most of the great musicals you will find in one of the many theaters. You can find a lot of restaurants with pre and post dinners, but most of the are open whole day. Small shops make it even more inviting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

This is where I have worked on and off for 18 years and it's still as fun and exciting as it was when I first started working in this area. It's vibrant, a bit grotty in parts, but wonderful! Loads of pubs, bars and restaurants to experience on every street and every corner. There is something for everyone. Close to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Fun to walk around and look at the colorful variety of people and night life. Charming part of London.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

London's West End is just one of the best places in the city! All the shops, the restaurants, the bars, the coffee shops and, most of all, the theatres and cinemas! Be sure to go to one of the many shows, there're excellent!!!! The food scene is amazing and the nightlife wonderful (thanks to Soho!)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Love the West End of London! It's where you can shop, go to the theater, enjoy one of the many parks and squares in the city, and the list goes on. The West End is one of the things that makes London the vibrant city that it is. Beautiful, exciting, and lots of variety!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

The West End is not only a theatre lovers heaven it is also a key highlight of London as you are immersed in the glitz and glamour of the english theatre with its diverse and rich history. A must visit for all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Whichever show you visit, West End will most probably not disappoint you. Be careful with the resellers of tickets on the streets, as they might charge you more than you need to pay, so try online browsing. Best I have found has been lastminute website. Or maybe would be better to buy from the official booth on Leicester square if... More 

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