Shaftesbury Avenue

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Shaftesbury Avenue
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London is a vibrant, bustling metropolis and England’s capital city. London is the United Kingdom’s most popular tourist destination, with more than 16 million visitors taking in its rich variety of sights and sounds every year. Among the myriad attractions that draw people from all over the world are a number of streets that are steeped in historical significance for a number of reasons; among these is Shaftesbury Avenue in the city’s famed West End. Running for over a mile in a north-easterly direction from Piccadilly Circus to New Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Avenue takes in a number of the city’s more notable locales including Charing Cross Road and Cambridge Circus, and its length means that it straddles both the City of Westminster and the borough of Camden. Our website is your guide to Shaftesbury Avenue and London's West End. Find Hotels, Restaurants, Theatre shows, Attractions, Events and Things To Do in the heart of London.
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Amy C
London, UK348 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Excellent part of London vibrant and got everything 👌 its easy to get 2 and has theatres etc in the capital of England and is safe
Written June 19, 2021
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Amy C
London, UK348 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
Heartbreaking theatre is killed by covid-19 especially west end of London which is awful 😢 and we can't eat out or go to a shop
Written January 6, 2021
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therichastill
Stevenage, UK1,591 contributions
Dec 2020
Shaftesbury Avenue snakes through the West End in Theatre Land. At one end it is a short walk to Covent Garden and the Forbidden Planet store is also here. A MUST SEE for sci-fi/fantasy/adventure fans.

As you walk along you come to Cambridge Circus and the Cambridge Theatre is here and Old Compton Street is nearby. This is also the junction with Charing Cross Road where you can head North for Tottenham Court Road or South for Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square.

As you continue along there are a number of Chinese shops and cafes as you are just on the edge of ChinaTown and there are lots of theatres and a cinema here too.

Carry on along the road and you reach Picadilly Circus which is a famous London focal point. If you don't fancy walking there are lots of buses travelling along all or part of the route.
Written December 4, 2020
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Belle-Noel
Croydon, UK1,509 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
This road is very iconic and is snap bang in the centre of London. There are shops, cafes, theatres, restaurants and then of course Soho, Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square are simply a short stroll away. This is the beating heart of the city for so many reasons and one can see why tourists flock here all the time.
Written November 11, 2019
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,416 contributions
Sep 2019 • Solo
Harry Potter, just saying....

A smashing street in London’s West End. Shaftesbury Avenue is home to a number of iconic theatres as well as some very attractive buildings.

Near Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Covent Garden Etc, a day out here is bound to be full of great things to do.

An absolute must see.
Written September 24, 2019
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Aug 2019 • Solo
This vibrant London theatre land street connects Piccadilly Circus with Cambridge Circus and is the southern boundary of the Soho district. Always bustling and packed with people, it contains many theatres and a host of mid market restaurants. There are few busier London locations, especially at night. Well worth visiting, but beware of pickpockets and many people trying to scam or rip off gullible tourists and other visitors.
Written August 24, 2019
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Jess Murphy
Dundalk, Ireland253 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
Home to some of the best theatres and shows in London, it's great to walk down Shaftesbury Avenue in the evenings when the streets are full of theatre-goers! There are also plenty of bars and restaurants on the avenue itself and on side streets- some highlights for us were Be At One cocktail bar and Wok to Walk on Great Windmill Street, and if you're interested in musical theatre then the Theatre Cafe is a must!
Written July 8, 2019
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AshtonSeymour
London, UK288 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Love Shaftesbury avenue, home of theatreland! Saw Thriller the musical here, great show! Comfortable seating, lots of leg room. Also several lovely restaurants, and couple of cinemas on Shaftesbury avenue. Good pubs, and bars.
Written May 14, 2019
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rosemaryf1309
Bedford, UK12 contributions
Apr 2019
visited April4th Excellent value for money Venue comfortable!Compere excellent the four acts very good!!
Written April 8, 2019
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Sco
Aberdeen, UK4,098 contributions
Aug 2018 • Couples
We visited this location several times during our short stay in London. We saw several evening shows and each time we appeared in the area via the underground it was bustling. Very busy (in a nice way). A good ambience. Shows, shops, pubs and restaurants.
Written March 4, 2019
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