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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did a theatre trip on Friday- crikey this places bustles - full of people / tourists from around the globe - packed full of places to eat (& mist seem to be constantly full too!) great vibe & feel to the place but slow to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank MarkIngmanthorpe
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Pavements are in a shocking state but the area is as vibrant as usual. Shops are friendly and polite. Good selection with varied products. Fabulous range of restaurants from all corners of the world.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vicky G
Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

Great place to see all the entertainment and shows in one long road. Fun place at night. Good buzz. Recommended

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank StephenCr0ss
Reviewed October 23, 2018

there are so many eatries and cafes all along this road. you can spend hours just window shopping. so many different things to see and admire.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jeff1955malaysia
Reviewed July 25, 2018

This is a busy main road running sort of East to West from Holborn through Cambridge Circus to Piccadilly Circus. There are restaurants, bars and theatres along here but really I think the best areas to explore are accessed from here just off of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SevenoaksSinjun
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

Shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres - what's not to love? Soho is just off this busy street and there is so much to do and see around the area. You could spend hours here just browsing, eating, drinking and people watching. The heart of theatre land.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Belle-Noel
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Major street in the West End running from Piccadilly Circus to New Oxford Street past Charing Cross Road. Many theatres, shops and cafes.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank michaelcV7805BD
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This iconic street is the theatre capital of the country, brimming with theatres of all sizes, a great place to visit. 👍

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Steve57C
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

My other half took me to London to see a show, something I'd always wanted to do (but I'm from the North....said in a Jon Snow tone 😂), so Shaftesbury Avenue was a total delight. My eyes were like saucepan lids taking in all the...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Venture744495
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a great part of London. There are many theatres, restaurants and cafes and it's easy to walk to many other parts of London from here. Soho is just off this Avenue, as is Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square. Oxford Street and Regents Street...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Belle-Noel
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Beth B
November 12, 2018|
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Response from Vicky G | Reviewed this property |
I did find nice coffee shops but not used WiFi. Pret a mange had WiFi and was very clean and polite. Got a free cup of tea because my husband knew about the tv programme Big Bang theory”
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Freckle01
Bolton, England
Where to stay & what to do when coming to see Les Mis (2 Replies)
Hi I'm taking my husband to see Les Mis for his 30th birthday as a surprise but don't know where would be best to stay to be close-ish to the theatre (Queens Theatre Shaftesbury Avenue W1) but also easy to get out to a nice restaurant, the History museum etc etc. Anyone know of good hotels round there? Looking to spend around £100 per night. Also, any tips on restaurants, things to do much appreciated!! Thanks
January 23, 2008|
Response fromFreckle01|
Hi Thanks for the suggestions, I'm coming at the very end of June from Manchester, only down for the weekend though so a bit of a 'hit and run' trip really.
TotoSurrey
Surrey
Mela Restaurant (3 Replies)
If you have been to Mela Restaurant, can you let me know if you would recommend it, please? Planning on going there for a pre-theatre dinner - to the one in Shaftesbury Avenue. Thank you.
September 22, 2008|
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Just go and give it a try. Be brave.
KarenJB50
Gillingham Kent UK
Pre-theatre meal Shaftesbury Avenue in January 2016 (8 Replies)
Can anyone recommend somewhere for a pre-theatre meal near Queens Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. Mid range price (up to £25 for 3 courses) - prefer Italian, English, French or American dining. Thank you. Have looked on the forum, but 2012 was the last recommendation.
December 30, 2015|
Response fromKarenJB50|
Many thanks - all these placesl look great.